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Oxley clears air on Chevron House sale

Chevron House, the prime office building in Raffles Place that is being sold by Oxley Holdings, has a market value of $787 million as at 30 June 2018, said the company on Thurs. In response to a SGX…

Call for ideas to rejuvenate Pasir Panjang Power District

Transform a vacant power district into a massive concert hall to showcase local acts, an exhibition space, or even an indoor garden with vertical farms. These are some ideas that architects, artists and tertiary students have in mind…

Energy comes clean at Singapore’s only landfill Semakau

Semakau Island might be known for being Singapore’s only landfill site, but it is also producing 100 per cent energy. More than 9,500 sqm of solar panels located there, coupled with a wind turbine, can power up to…

More than 3,700 offences committed under Active Mobility Act over past year, says LTA

There have been more than 3,700 offences committed under the Active Mobility Act over the last 12 months, LTA said on Fri. These offences include reckless riding on paths, speeding, riding of non-compliant devices, and riding of PMDs…

Safety at mall fairs

The fire at Tampines Mall last month is cause for concern (Tampines Mall evacuated after fire involving deep fryer at food fair, Apr 19). I have been to similar food fairs and the booths were very close to…

The inventor of a super-intense, 1,000-calorie workout loved by Kim Kardashian just opened its first studio in Singapore – here’s a peek inside

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Fitness buffs, brace yourselves – the “Best Workout In The World” is now in Singapore. That is the claim of American fitness chain Barry’s Bootcamp, famous for inventing HIIT. It will open its first outlet in 18 Robinson…

Contactless immigration clearance for S’poreans from 2022, and a new 24/7 ICA service centre on the way

From 2022, Singaporeans returning home or departing the Republic will be able to breeze through immigration lanes without needing to produce their passports. This will feature a new generation of automated lanes, called the automated border control system…

New system aims to help factories reduce carbon footprint

A new system to help factories convert the carbon dioxide they produce into methane – reducing their carbon footprint – is expected to hit the market as early as next year. Created by Japanese heavy machinery maker IHI…

Younger HDB buyers likely to be more prudent: Observers

Younger people may not be able to get as much in CPF monies or HDB loans to buy ageing flats, but they still benefit from policy changes announced yesterday, observers said. “The younger generation might not be thinking…

Singapore’s largest home hospice care provider waives fees with move to new location

The HCA Hospice Care, which serves annually more than 3,500 patients and makes about 37,000 home visits, is waiving charges for all its services with the move to its new premises at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital in Serangoon…

Public education campaign shows how stopping littering, feeding can curb pigeon nuisance

Yio Chu Kang residents had been getting in a flutter about flocks of pigeons causing a nuisance, but local authorities believe a public education campaign it ran last year has helped to reduce the problem. Grassroots leaders knocked…

SK-II brings Future X Smart Store to Changi airport

Japanese beauty brand SK-II has partnered with The Shilla Duty Free to bring Future X Smart Store to Changi airport. According to SK-II, the smart store merges the latest digital technology with in-store experience to deliver “a convenient…

Bar/lounge Le Noir debuts new Marina Bay Sands outpost with a grand opening party tonight

Opening its third branch after one in nightlife hotspot Clarke Quay and another in KL’s entertainment district Trec, Le Noir is bringing the party to MBS, with a river-facing, marble-and-gold space that offers indoor and alfresco seatings. If…

Of forgotten reservoirs and underground military chambers: New heritage tour explores Mount Faber and Sentosa

It isn’t on any official map – but make your way through a soggy bed of leaves and tall grass off Telok Blangah Road, and a gleaming body of water emerges, filled with creeper plants and littered with…

In bid for sole Unesco recognition, Penang govt says Singapore hawker culture not ‘so authentic’

Penang has proposed that Malaysia nominate its hawker culture as an intangible cultural heritage under Unesco’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage on its own instead of a joint nomination with Singapore. Tourism Development and…

New CPF, HDB rules may help to slow depreciation of ageing flats: Analysts

The changes to the use of CPF savings and HDB loan limits for buyers of public housing units could help ageing flats depreciate slower, property analysts told TODAY. They added that the moves could also potentially enlarge the…

8M Real Estate reinterprets shophouse living

In recent years, the Keong Saik Road area has seen a revival with the opening of co-working space The Working Capitol, Michelin-starred barbeque restaurant Burnt Ends and multi-concept F&B establishment Potato Head Singapore. At the same time, classics…

Detached house at Coral Island going for $11.3 mil

A 2½-storey detached house at 17 Coral Island, in Sentosa Cove in District 4, will be put up for auction on May 22 with a guide price of $11.3 million ($1,495 psf). The property has been available for…

One-dimensional approach used to select street lights

LTA said that “LED street lights used in Singapore provide top-down directional lighting” which minimises light scattering into unintended areas as a positive feature in reducing light infiltration to nearby residences. (Street lighting factors in safety of all,…

What Farrer Park Hospital’s numbers are

We refer to the report (Where are the patients? Farrer Park Hospital with 600 staff sees about 60 inpatients a week, Apr 28). We wish to clarify that Farrer Park Hospital treats 800 to 1,200 cases a week.…

S’pore hawker culture friendlier, more inclusive

Over the years, food and eating in Singapore have evolved into a unique hawker centre culture which has become an integral part of our lifestyle. The hawker centre is perfect for social bonding over a meal, and this…

Joint bid for Unesco hawker culture listing not a good idea

It was reported that Penang’s state government has proposed that Singapore and Malaysia file a joint-nomination to list hawker culture under Unesco (Penang proposes joint S’pore-Malaysia Unesco hawker culture bid, May 5). Penang Tourism, Arts, Culture and Heritage…

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