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Dr M: Govt will try to claim RTS land, will buy back if Johor Sultan paid for it

The government will try to claim the land in Bukit Chagar for the RTS project with Singapore before considering to purchase it as the property is purportedly in the name of the Johor Sultan, says Tun Dr Mahathir…

Bad smell not going away

The Pneumatic Waste Conveyance System was rolled out in Yuhua housing estate, Jurong East, in 2015, but the town council and HDB still cannot seem to get rid of the foul smell. It seems they have run out…

Visitors to annual Hari Raya Bazaar enjoy wider walkways, better ventilation

The annual Hari Raya Bazaar at Geylang Serai is back this year, and promises a more pleasant experience, with wider walkways giving more space for visitors to stroll through the bazaar, as well as more fans and communal…

New weekend night event at Orchard Road draws in 8,500 visitors

The pedestrian strip that stretches from Ion Orchard to Ngee Ann City was tented up and decorated with multi-coloured neon lights as the first in a series of monthly weekend events kicked off on Fri evening. Over 8,500…

MRT reliability in Singapore on a par with that in HK, Taipei

The rail network continued to improve in the first quarter of this year, with all lines except two chalking longer distances between glitches. Based on a 12-month moving average, LTA said on Fri that the MRT network on…

NUS ramps up security, covers bathroom gaps in wake of voyeurism saga

NUS has begun to cover gaps in shower cubicles, increased the number of security guards at hostels and started installing new locks at the entrances of restrooms in hostels. These are among a raft of measures the university…

Property jargon of the day: Building Under Construction (BUC)

Today, we look at Building Under Construction (BUC), which is for really patient people. It refers to any property that is still in the process of being built. You can safely assume that, until a building receives its…

Can you afford a HDB flat when you’re 35 and single?

If you didn’t already know, Singaporeans who have never been married before can buy a HDB flat once they turn 35. Unless you decide to pay off the entire cost in cash, you’ll have to choose between getting…

108-year-old Original Hock Lam Street Beef Kway Teow to close for good

Hock Lam Street Beef Kway Teow is shuttering its business for good, announced its fourth-generation owner Tina Tan, 44, on FB on Mar 30. The last outlet at ARC will cease operation on July 11, said Tan. She…

Signs, posters at Heart Zone @ Yishun to help people find way to KTPH from MRT station

Visitors and patients heading to KTPH will now get more help in finding their way there from Yishun MRT station. Posters and signage have been put up at Yishun MRT station and at the lobby of KTPH to…

Landmark Tower sale completion facing delays

Owners of Landmark Tower are getting increasingly anxious after several delays to the completion of the S$286 million collective sale of the Chin Swee Road project. The sale was first announced in May 2018, but the consortium of…

Tanglin Halt: From old to gold

The little township of Tanglin Halt sits on the cusp of Queenstown, flanked by Commonwealth MRT Station and Portsdown Flyover. Its first occupants moved in during the 1960s—Tanglin Halt’s flats were completed between 1962 and 1963—and its atmosphere…

Boutique developer K16 Development launches maiden apartment project

A new 34-unit residential development in Joo Chiat will launch over the weekend of May 4 and 5. It is the first apartment project by privately owned K16 Development, which has a track record of building landed homes…

K Hotel in Geylang going for $25 mil

A 56-room hotel in Geylang has been put up for sale for $25 million, according to JLL. The asking price translates to about $2,050 psf on the estimated GFA of about 12,238 sqft, or about $450,000 per key.…

Unit at Skies Miltonia going for $1.14 mil

A 1,130 sqft unit at Skies Miltonia in District 27 was put up for its first auction on Apr 30, according to ET&Co. This is a mortgagee sale, with a guide price of $1.14 million ($1,008 psf). As…

Benches from the former National Stadium re-imagined

After the demolition of the former National Stadium, a competition was launched in 2017 for young designers to re-imagine the old timber seats of the former National Stadium. Re:Bench empowered the designers to turn the old seats into…

This article wasn’t supposed to happen, but we ran out of ideas

When I first suggested walking the newly opened NParks 36km Coast-to-Coast trail with my equally insane friend, I hadn’t planned to write about my experience three weeks later. I just wanted to experience a trending activity for myself,…

Reverse-flow scheme worth extending to other roads

I firmly believe that traffic conditions in Singapore can be improved through better traffic mgmt (Study on feasibility of reverse flow on PIE, KJE, Apr 20). While it is true that traffic jams occur at peak hours, the…

Questionable property ads popping up on social media

When the Government implemented property cooling measures last July, individuals were cautioned against over-leveraging in property purchases. Recently, FB has been flooded with property ads offering free seminars and free guides advocating owning “multiple properties with no money…

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