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Frasers Hospitality opens fifth serviced residence in Singapore

Frasers Hospitality has opened its fifth luxury serviced residence in Singapore. The new property is called Fraser Residence Orchard and is located on Paterson Road, which is close to the main Orchard Road shopping belt. The serviced residence…

Dr M: Malaysia does not need high-speed rail… for now

Malaysia does not feel that a HSR system is necessary for now, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The PM said the country’s main focus right now would be to improve its existing track system through electrification and double-tracking.…

Jewel Changi for kids: Free canopy park activities, baby care facilities & more

By now, you must have already seen pictures and videos of the iconic rain vortex and hyped-up first-in-Singapore shops in Jewel Changi from the 500,000 visitors who went for the ticketed preview. Well, the Jewel that I see…

ART, FEHT downgraded to ‘hold’ by OCBC as hospitality sector grapples with weak RevPAR

OCBC Investment Research has downgraded its recommendations for both Ascott Residence Trust (ART) and Far East Hospitality Trust (FEHT) after a strong rally so far this year for the two hospitality REITs. At the same time, OCBC is…

Ain Society launches new cancer centre in Haig Road

President Halimah Yacob officially launched Ain Society’s second cancer centre on Tues at Block 9 Haig Road. Ain Society is a charity that provides cancer support services and is funded by donations from charity drives. Services are free…

Residents have mixed feelings over plans for Jurong Lake District

Standing near the Jurong Lake Gardens, 57-year-old Benjamin Ang gestures to the large expanse of land around him and laments the fact that the area is empty and lacks vibrancy. “Nobody comes here. It is underdeveloped,” says the…

First centre of innovation for energy sector will support SMEs and start-ups in clean energy projects

SMEs and start-ups working on clean energy projects can tap test beds, research and funding offered by the first centre of innovation for the energy sector. The EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy will help participating companies accelerate…

Overhead bridge in Jurong hit by crane safe for public use: BCA, LTA

The pedestrian overhead bridge in Jurong that was hit by a crane carried on a trailer last Sat night has been assessed to be structurally safe. BCA and LTA told ST on Tues that the structural integrity of…

NEA calls tender for building of ash scattering garden at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery

NEA is calling a tender for the building of an ash scattering garden at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery. The site, located within an existing garden at the Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Complex, will be named “Garden of Peace”,…

GrabFood looking to introduce central kitchens in Singapore this year

Food delivery service GrabFood is looking to introduce central kitchens in locations which have few eateries but see high demand “sometime this year”, its Singapore head Lim Kell Jay said on Tues. “For areas which are relatively under-served,…

MOM to develop guidelines on rest areas for lower-wage workers

By the end of this year, MOM will come up with guidelines for companies to create proper rest areas for low-wage workers such as cleaners, security guards and landscaping workers. The ministry started gathering feedback at the start…

An act of imagination produces a Jewel

The opening of Jewel Changi Airport to the world tomorrow is an example of Singapore’s efforts to stay relevant to others by exceeding its expectations of itself. It should help to keep Changi and Singapore at the vanguard…

Where does your food waste go?

It is a common refrain in foodcourts these days – “please return your trays”. But what happens to the leftovers after you do so? Food waste is usually dumped in bins before it is collected together with general…

Recycling rate fell during Singapore’s Year of Climate Action

Last year was Singapore’s Year of Climate Action, but the call to save the earth may have been lost on its residents. Figures from NEA in Apr showed that the overall recycling rate fell from 61 per cent…

Property investment sales dropped 52% to $5.3b in Q1 2019

Real estate investment sales in Singapore dropped 21% QoQ and 52% YoY to $5.3b in Q1 2019, according to Colliers Intl’s latest market research report on real estate. During the quarter, major private investment sales in Singapore continued…

4 in 5 users willing to shell out 10% more in co-living facilities

Most co-living facility users are willing to pay a premium of up to 10% more to stay in a co-living facility as compared to a normal lease apartment, according to a report by JLL. For existing users, 25%…

Part of Jurong Lake District to be developed into a key tourist attraction by 2026

JLD is set to be transformed into a major tourist destination after Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Chee Hong Tat announced on Tues plans to develop a 7-hectare site within the area. The currently vacant…

More issues to resolve in Ubin

NParks and Friends of Ubin Network (FUN) should be thanked for protecting Pulau Ubin’s heritage. My friends who are residents at Ubin appreciate it. NParks, FUN and their contractors have addressed several infrastructural needs and environmental issues in…

Having more e-scooters dangerous

I disagree with Mr Phillip Tan Fong Lip’s comments on encouraging more e-scooters and making Singapore the e-scooter capital (Make S’pore e-scooter capital, Apr 13). Ever since e-scooters were introduced in Singapore, there have been numerous accidents where…

Prevention key to tackling danger from reckless PMD riders

A big and dangerous monster has already been created – reckless PMD riders on our shared footpaths and covered walkways. Adding PMD rental services to the mix to make the devices more easily available will pose an even…

Long wait for drinks not acceptable at world-class venue

Last week, I attended the Singapore Badminton Open held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. I found that spectators had to queue for 45 minutes to buy a cup of coffee or tea, or a bottle of water. As…

Keppel Infrastructure-led consortium secures $52.5 mil Jurong Island pipelines project

Keppel Infrastructure’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Pipenet, as a lead consortium partner together with Asia Projects Engg, has secured a $52.5 million contract to design and build two 48in crude oil pipelines and ancillary facilities along parts of Banyan Drive,…

Hungry for more: A&W to open second Singapore outlet in June, eyes ‘important’ halal market

At least 50 people are in the queue, and American fast-food chain A&W’s only outlet in Singapore hasn’t even opened for the day. It is a wait that has spanned 16 years for many of A&W’s die-hard fans.…

Singapore Flyer announces new attraction, Time Capsule

Singapore Flyer is announcing a new attraction today – Time Capsule – which will be open to members of the public in the fourth quarter of 2019. The Time Capsule will present a multi-sensory experience of the Singapore…

New scheme to entice businesses to use Sentosa as living lab for innovative ideas

Businesses with innovative ideas about everything from biodiversity enhancement to waste mgmt are being invited to use Sentosa as a testbed for their solutions. To sweeten the deal, SDC will even reduce or waive their rental fees on…

Four taken to hospital after clutter outside Tampines flat catches fire

His deadline to remove the clutter from the corridor outside his Tampines flat was yesterday. Ironically, it was the same day the household items caught fire, trapping the elderly resident in his own unit. The fire, which raged…

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