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Collective action needed to manage resources, fight climate change: Masagos

Dealing with the impacts of climate change and fundamentally transforming the way we produce and consume is an urgent global issue that calls for collective and integrated action, said MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli on Thurs. This strong global…

PerkinElmer opens largest lab instruments manufacturing facility in Singapore

On 2 May, leading US MedTech firm PerkinElmer opened its newest life science lab instruments and diagnostics manufacturing facility at JTC MedTech Hub. The Singapore facility is the company’s largest instrument manufacturing facility globally. It will have a…

Construction site supervisor jailed for graft over tip-off for mosquito breeding checks

A construction site manager who gave $1,600 in bribes to two pest control workers in return for tip-offs about mosquito breeding inspections was jailed for six weeks at the State Courts on Thurs. Muthujaruppan Periyasamy admitted giving the…

Home-sharing businesses have much to answer for before lobbying for change

It has been more than five years since the likes of Airbnb and their advocates started campaigning for a light-touch or no regulation of their business activities, and it seems not much has changed. Their objective remains: Gain…

Amber Park to launch on May 4, early-bird average price about $2,425 psf

The 592-unit Amber Park will be launched for sale over the weekend of May 4 and 5, following a one-week preview, announced joint venture partners City Developments Ltd (CDL) and Hong Realty (Private) Ltd. The freehold development’s units…

SingHaiyi’s The Gazania and The Lilium sell 15% of launched units over first day of sales

SingHaiyi Group has announced that it has sold 23 units (15%) out of 165 units that were launched for sale from its twin residential projects – The Gazania and The Lilium – which are located in the How…

8 St Thomas by Bukit Sembawang Estates wins international design award

Luxury condominium 8 St Thomas has taken home the Silver award in the high-end residence category at the 5th China Real Estate Design Award, which was held on Apr 26 and 27 in Pudong, Shanghai. Last year, the…

Culina, the newest concept at Como Dempsey, is a gourmet marketplace, bistro, and boutique floral shop in one

If you’ve stepped into the peaceful, lush — and yes, luxe — Dempsey Hills, then you’ve seen that cluster of high-end restaurants at Como Dempsey: the high-end Peranakan restaurant Candlenut, Como Cuisine, Ippoh Tempura Bar, and celeb chef…

Reshaping Singapore to remain competitive

Creative plans and bold initiatives have been proposed by Singapore’s planning authority to ensure adequacy of land resources and infrastructure development to support Singapore’s future growth. When URA announced Singapore’s Draft Master Plan (DMP) 2019, a key initiative…

Property jargon of the day: Design, Build & Sell Scheme (DBSS)

Today we look at the term Design, Build & Sell Scheme (DBSS). The DBSS came about in 2005, and was suspended in 2011. DBSS was a “sandwich” class of flats, being more upmarket than BTO flats, but not…

489 homeowners report misuse of addresses to MOM after launch of new online service

Nearly 500 private homeowners have discovered their addresses being falsely declared as the residences of foreign workers in recent months. They made use of a new online service by MOM called the Foreign Worker Tenant Enquiry Service. Since…

Going underground – Singapore’s new frontier

Ever taller buildings used to be the way to go when urban planners ran out of land in growing cities. No longer. Increasingly, they are breaking new ground by digging deeper underground and finding new ways to free…

5 entries shortlisted for Founders’ Memorial design competition

Five entries have been shortlisted in a competition to find a design for an upcoming Founders’ Memorial, NHB said on Thurs. The memorial – envisioned as a gallery and “gardens experience” at Bay East Garden – is meant…

Samsonite’s Changi Airport outlet will be its Jewel in the crown

Global travel luggage company Samsonite has picked Changi Airport’s Jewel mall to launch its first ultra-premium store, the highlight of a planned four-store expansion in Singapore. Samsonite has also opened an American Tourister outlet at the new Jewel…

Make being green our way of life

The Waste Mgmt and Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS) supports the call to further promote the pursuit of a more sustainable lifestyle in Singapore (Emphasise the importance of sustainable lifestyle, Apr 25). One way is to support the…

Review how recyclable waste is collected from bins

If up to 40 per cent of what goes into recycling bins cannot be recycled because they are either non-recyclable or soiled by food or liquids, that is indeed a very high level of wastage. One major factor…

Tuas port needs to have edge over rivals

I agree with Dr Maliki Osman, Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs, that Singapore’s port faced tremendous challenges in the past, as it will in the future. When PM Lee first announced the move of…

Resident ‘scared’ of monkeys entering Petir Road flat

The housewife, who has lived in her Petir Road flat for 17 years, enjoyed leaving her windows and main door open for ventilation. But it was not just fresh air that entered her unit. About a year ago,…

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