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Property jargon of the day: Mortgage Broker

Today we look at the “mortgage brokers” that everyone keeps talking about. Who are these mysterious beings, and how do they keep your house affordable? What’s the difference between a mortgage broker and a mortgage banker? Mortgage bankers…

Makino boosts output with $100m smart facility

Precision engg firm Makino Asia launched a $100 million smart facility yesterday that is expected to nearly double its machine production capacity through automation and data exchange technology. The launch marked the culmination of a digital transformation for…

Jewel opens doors to give Changi Airport added sparkle

Jewel Changi Airport, the $1.7 billion investment to help secure Singapore’s premier air-hub position, welcomed its first public visitors yesterday. After the project was first announced by PM Lee in his NDR speech in 2013, it took four…

Jewel a timely investment in future of Singapore air hub

About one in three travellers who flies to Changi Airport is just passing through. This is a key target group for Jewel Changi Airport. When it opens, travellers with long layovers can head to the 10-storey complex, which…

Real hawkers should be missed

I feel compelled to respond to Ms Priscilla Poh Beng Hoon’s sentiments regarding the hawker food and practices of yesteryear (Nothing to miss of yesteryears’ hawker food, which was unhygienically prepared, Apr 5). I still vividly remember my…

Will stopping growth of IRs keep dangers of gambling at bay?

The history of gambling reveals that it has always existed and, evidently, it thrives today. Gambling – or becoming addicted to it – is not exclusive to Singapore. Arguably, it is the addiction to gambling – rather than…

Look beyond just building new links

The solution to delivering 250,000 to 300,000 people through the Causeway on a daily basis more effectively lies in more than just establishing a third or fourth link, as previously suggested by the Malaysian PM. A duplication of…

S’pore should consider theme park with Marvel heroes

The Walt Disney Company, after first confirming its plan to acquire certain parts of 21st Century Fox in Dec 2017, has officially closed its S$96 billion acquisition of Fox. Under that purchase, Marvel characters previously owned by Fox…

Why hasn’t work started on covered linkway?

Most of the work as part of the NRP in Teck Whye, which started in the first quarter of 2017 and was supposed to end by the fourth quarter of last year, seems to have been completed. However,…

Singapore’s airport goes for retail high with billion-dollar mall

A sprawling retail complex with the world’s tallest indoor waterfall is what Singapore hopes will bring more travellers and visitors to the airport to shop and dine. As global competition for travellers heats up in the aviation industry,…

Real estate among top gainers YTD but further rally unlikely

The real estate sector has been among the best-performing in the Singapore market this year, but analysts see limited upside from hereon, following the sector’s rally this year. Going by SGX data as at Wed, the share prices…

South Bridge Road conservation shophouse up for sale

A 999-year corner conservation shophouse at 297 South Bridge Road has been put up for sale, revealed JLL. The two-storey property, which comes with an attic, has a total floor area of 3,336 sqft and sits on a…

Singapore property market to benefit from Brexit

A turning point in the UK’s history, the Brexit referendum held in 2016 brought about far-reaching effects – they could even be felt here in Singapore, according to a blog post by OrangeTee. This comes as the prospect…

IBM shutting its Tampines plant, laying off more workers

Nine years after it opened with much fanfare, global technology giant IBM’s manufacturing facility in Tampines will be shut, with the remaining workers to be laid off. The shutting of the IBM Singapore Technology Park comes after several…

Singapore authorities call off ‘intensive search’ for escaped Lim Chu Kang bull

The authorities have called off their hunt for a bull that escaped from a dairy farm in Lim Chu Kang after a two-day “intensive search”. The alarm was first raised on Tues after the bull, named Ganesha, went…

Information on tap: PUB to install 300,000 smart water meters in Singapore by 2023

PUB said on Fri that it will install 300,000 smart water meters across Singapore by 2023, in a move that will allow customers to track their daily water usage via a mobile app. The meters will be installed…

Creating a ‘mythical garden’ was inspiration behind Changi Airport’s Jewel: Architect Moshe Safdie

Taking a leaf out of ancient scriptures and literature, world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie said on Fri that Changi Airport’s new lifestyle destination, Jewel, was modeled after a “mythical garden”. “The idea of a garden, well, Singapore has all…

Pokemon Center Singapore a monster hit at Jewel Changi Airport

Love Pokemon and gotta catch ‘em all? There is now an easy way to, with the opening of the Pokemon Center Singapore at Jewel Changi Airport. The outlet – the first official merchandise store outside of Japan, opened…

Gucci restaurant pop up heads to Singapore

Osteria, the Gucci restaurant pop up, will open in Singapore next month. Set to open at The Arts House, the four-week popup will have a Renaissance theme, replete with the signature red Gucci Herbarium-motif wallpaper. The restaurant will…

Shake Shack makes its highly-anticipated debut in Singapore

Located at Jewel Changi Airport, this marks the restaurant’s first Southeast Asian outlet, serving up signature items as well as one-of-a-kind Singapore-exclusive menu. Fans of the famous burger chain will swear by its popular ShackBurger (S$9.20 for single,…

Michelin-starred Kam’s Roast opens second outlet at Jewel Changi

Hong Kong’s Michelin-starred Kam’s Roast Goose brand opens their second outlet in Singapore at Jewel Changi Airport, marking the brand’s first-ever outlet in an airport setting. Known as Kam’s Roast in Singapore, the brand follows their first branch…

A&W returns to Singapore after 16 years at Jewel Changi Airport

A&W Restaurants makes its highly-anticipated return to Singapore at Jewel Changi Airport on Thurs. The 80-seater outlet is located at B2-209 of the mall, and will operate 24 hours to cater to locals and travellers going through Singapore…

Yun Nans opens its first store outside China at Jewel Changi Airport

Yun Nans opens its first store in ten years out of China at Jewel Changi Airport. The restaurant’s specialty is gao yuan liao li, or highland cuisine. In Yunnan district, there are seven tropical belts and the highest…

Singapore closely monitoring situation at Petronas facility in Johor after explosion: NEA

NEA is closely monitoring the situation as well as the air quality in Singapore, following the explosion that took place at a Petronas oil and gas facility in Pengerang, Johor in the early hours of Fri morning. NEA…

Wee Hur secures $30.6 mil design and build project from HDB

Wee Hur Holdings announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wee Hur Construction, has secured a new project worth $30.6 million from HDB. This project will see the group involved in the design and build of upgrading projects and contingency…

Jumbo opens three new F&B outlets in Singapore

Jumbo Group has opened three new restaurants in a move to expand in Singapore, with a new Jumbo Seafood outlet at Jewel Changi Airport as well as two new concepts at Far East Square, all of which were…

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