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Property: Are executive condominiums worth buying?

ECs were originally introduced to cater to the aspirations and needs of the so called “sandwiched” class. Currently, the monthly household income ceiling to qualify for an EC purchase is set at S$14,000, while it is S$12,000 for…

Property jargon of the day: Resale Levy

Today we look at the dreaded resale levy, and what it means to second-time flat buyers. The resale levy is, in essence, you paying back the government for the subsidies you got on your first flat. This is…

Hyflux racing against time in hunt for new white knight

Embattled water desalination company Hyflux, which appointed heavyweight debt restructuring expert nTan this week as its corporate adviser, is in a race against time to find a new buyer, with one week to file for an extension of…

Study on feasibility of reverse flow on PIE, KJE

Drivers may one day drive on the wrong side of the road to get to their destination faster. An advanced engg study to look into the feasibility of having reverse-flow traffic schemes on PIE and KJE will conclude…

Learn more about Islam at religious outreach centre at Singapore’s largest mosque

After a two-year reconstruction, the Darul Ghufran mosque in Tampines is now the largest in Singapore, and also features a dedicated centre for religious outreach on its premises. The Dakwah (religious outreach) Centre is not only a place…

E-scooter rider reportedly hits small child along Orchard Road pedestrian walkway, police investigating

The police are investigating a claim that an e-scooter rider had hit a child along the pedestrian walkway outside Orchard Shopping Centre on Fri. A passer-by had taken a video and several pictures of the boy’s father arguing…

Going up in flames: Are Singapore’s oldest buildings fire safe?

The Arts House, built between 1826 and 1827 as a residence but used as a chamber and courthouse, is likely the oldest standing building in the country. Singapore’s old monoliths, many of which are national monuments, also include…

Will Jewel be Changi’s game-changer?

Last week, Changi Airport’s shiny new Jewel offered a sneak peek to excited visitors who came in floods to shop, eat and see the sights under the distinctive dome. While the S$1.7 billion project started out in 2013…

Singapore hotels don’t kid around when it comes to family vacations

When it comes to family vacations, the kids are often the boss – and Singapore hotels are pulling out all the stops to woo them, realising that kids could well be the make or break factor for many…

Becoming less reliant on foreign manpower: Why is it so hard for Singapore’s F&B industry?

Over the past six years of running his own F&B business, Foo Choo Kiat has had to double up as chef, cleaner and service staff from time to time. “When there’s a shortage of manpower, you just got…

Recycling makes you feel less guilty but doesn’t change how huge our plastic problem is

Plastic products are heavily used in Singapore. A study by SEC last year found that Singaporeans use at least 1.76 billion plastic bottles, bags and other disposable items yearly, of which only less than 20 per cent are…

PCF Sparkletots’ largest early years centre officially opens in Punggol North

Play areas with water and sand, an herb and vegetable farm and a culinary room are among the purpose-built spaces that children aged two months to four years enjoy at a new mega childcare centre in Punggol North.…

Ageing buildings in the CBD get a lifeline

Owners of ageing commercial and mixed-use developments in the CBD received a shot in the arm with the Draft Master Plan 2019 unveiled on Mar 27. This is because it came with two new schemes, namely the CBD…

Develop Jurong Lake District into wellness precinct

I suggest the authorities study the feasibility of implementing a concept of wellness at JLD as a unique offering to locals and tourists. Wellness, which encompasses fitness, nutrition and mind relaxation, is a recent phenomenon that has taken…

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