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Duplex penthouse at D’Zire going for $1.28 mil

A 1,421 sqft duplex penthouse at D’Zire in District 19 will be put up for its first auction on Apr 30, according to the auctioneer ET&Co. This is a mortgagee sale, with an opening price of $1.28 million…

First look inside Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Changi Airport is no longer a diamond in the rough. The mega retail and lifestyle development, with the world’s largest indoor waterfall, mesmerised visitors on Thurs when it opened to the public for a ticketed preview, ahead…

Burger King unveils new design concept 20/20 Prime at Jewel Changi Airport

Today Burger King revealed its new design concept called 20/20 Prime at Jewel Changi Airport to showcase a unique dining ambience and experience. First peek at the restaurant shows hand-carved natural wood pieces and timber reflected around the…

A sneak peek of Jewel Changi airport that’s opening on 17 April: It’s not just Shake Shack

After literal years of hype, Jewel Changi Airport will officially open its doors to the public next Wed. Connected to the main airport via T1, the 10-storey development (five above-ground and five basement) is a stunning hybrid of…

Singapore airport nature dome unveiled in fight for flights

A 40-metre indoor waterfall cascading through a steel and glass dome is at the heart of a vast complex in Singapore’s main airport unveiled on Thurs, part of the city-state’s fight for global flights. Reportedly built for a…

Singapore’s Changi bets on $1.3bn mall as Asian airports up game

Singapore’s Changi Airport has invested over $1 billion in a new 10-story shopping and entertainment complex that will open next Wednesday as the Asian hub faces rising competition from peers including Hong Kong, Incheon and Bangkok. The Jewel…

S’pore is world’s second-most expensive housing market for expats: CBRE report

Singapore was again the second-most expensive city in the world to buy a house in prime areas last year. It emerged behind Hong Kong, which remained in first place, in the Global Living report by CBRE which compared…

Labour woes, high rents: Why popular restaurant chain Chili’s shut in Singapore

Labour woes, high rents and slower footfall brought on by the proliferation of shopping malls led to the abrupt closure last month of popular American restaurant chain Chili’s Grill & Bar in Singapore, its franchisee has revealed. Mr…

The Hindu man who sheltered a Muslim tomb

One of the reasons the historic grave of a Muslim woman has stood the test of time at 49 Moonstone Lane can partly be attributed to a Hindu man. When businessman Bachoo Singh built the warehouse there some…

‘Foreign’ plants for Jewel’s gardens took almost 3 years to procure, transport and acclimatise

It took almost three years to get more than 2,000 trees and palms, and over 100,000 shrubs, into Jewel Changi Airport. The plants span about 120 species and come from countries such as Australia, China, Malaysia, Spain, Thailand…

Singapore among top 5 greenest countries in Asia-Pacific: study

According to a recent study that surveys the environmentally friendly factors of countries in APAC, Singapore comes in second on the top five list, just after Japan. Analyzing publicly available data to rank the countries, the report by…

First look: Jewel Changi Airport’s impressive indoor waterfall and more

From Wed onwards, Jewel Changi Airport will be open to the general public for viewing and to experience its shopping and dining offerings. The centerpiece, Jewel toroidal inverse dome, “creates a new kind of spatial experience, a daylit…

Jewel Changi Airport opens its doors to first visitors

Jewel Changi Airport welcomed its first visitors on Thurs as it opened its doors to the public for a preview of its wide range of offerings. Those among the 500,000 who registered will get a sneak peek into…

Shaw Theatres Jewel opens first dedicated family and children cinema in Singapore

Shaw Theatres Jewel will open next Wed boasting several Singapore firsts, including the country’s first DTS:X sound-capable cinemas, which offer a multi-dimensional sound experience. The spanking new cinema at Jewel Changi Airport will also house Singapore’s first dedicated…

Singapore police roll out drone-equipped surveillance vehicles

SPF has launched a fleet of drone-equipped vehicles it plans to use for pre-planned security events, search missions and situations requiring aerial surveillance. The one-year pilot programme is one of the high-tech law enforcement measures SPF is rolling…

URA Draft Master Plan to spark more home sales

Knight Frank expects residential sales to remain moderate for the rest of the year, on the back of the growing mismatch of price expectations among buyers and sellers. It noted that sellers in the secondary market were placed…

Pebble Bay resale unit reaps $2.9 mil profit

A unit sold on Mar 27 at Pebble Bay, on Tanjong Rhu Road in District 15, made the top gain of $2.85 million in the week of Mar 26 to Apr 2. The 2,809 sqft, four-bedroom unit on…

Freehold industrial building in Aljunied for sale at $23 mil

A freehold industrial building at 51 Lorong 21 Geylang is on the market for $23 million, or $599 psf ppr, according to ET&Co. The property is held under a single ownership which is likely to make for a…

More HDB flats in the CBD?

Should there be HDB blocks in the CBD? URA revealed plans to add 20,000 homes in the Central Area, which the CBD is a part of. This is almost 40 per cent more than the current 51,706 homes…

Build park around Jurong Falls

When the Jurong Bird Park, which was opened by the late Dr Goh Keng Swee in 1971, moves to its new home in Mandai next year as scheduled, the original site’s waterfall will be in its 49th, but…

HDB rejection helps ensure order

As much as I understand and empathise with the disappointment of the owner regarding the koi tank installed outside the Tampines flat, I agree with HDB’s stand. I am glad that HDB is consistent in maintaining its regulations…

Make decisions with community consensus

It is disheartening to learn that HDB has rejected a flat owner’s appeal to keep his koi tank. HDB said that “there is a more fundamental reason to turn down the request”, which is that the stairway area…

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