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What to do with the PMD menace

Despite moves in recent years to regulate motorised devices on public paths, including speed limits and compulsory registration of electric scooters, calls are mounting to beef up action against errant riders. Urging tougher action against reckless PMD users,…

CEL Development sells 70 units at Parc Komo on launch weekend

The 276-unit Parc Komo, located along Upper Changi Road North, achieved sales of 70 units at the close of its launch weekend as at 6pm on Sun. This translates to a sales rate of over 25%, which Ismail…

CBRE: Largest data centre market in region, S’pore, to remain a tenants’ market

A recent research by CBRE reported that Singapore, the largest data centre market in this region, will remain as a tenants’ market because of ample supply. The CBRE report titled ‘Asia Pacific Data Centre Trends Q1’, said the…

How well do shoebox investments perform? (A 10-year update)

Shoebox units are a favourite among new investors, due to the low overall cost. But according to some others, they’re just an over-hyped asset foisted on newbies. Who’s right? We look at their performance over the past 10…

Gaps in Singapore’s inclusive land transport masterplan

The latest land transport masterplan differs from the previous ones in the way it pays attention to “heartware”, and not just hardware. Taking heed of feedback from the ground, LTA has refreshingly shone the spotlight on ways to…

What is property tax?

Well recognised as one of the most sustainable forms of wealth tax to generate revenue for a government, property tax is a levy on ownership of any immovable property, including land. The onus of payment is on the…

In cashless Singapore, there is no place for e-wallets

Singapore has begun its cashless journey, but it is still in the early phases. A quick snapshot: Systems like Giro and Nets have existed since the 1980s when it comes to consumer-to-business payments. The 2000s saw three huge…

Living among tourists: Short-term home rentals thriving at People’s Park Centre

Amid the hustle and bustle at People’s Park Centre, tourists dragging large pieces of luggage into and out of lifts to the 120 apartments that sit above the well-known Chinatown shopping landmark are a common sight. Even though…

Clean meat – the next big thing in Singapore’s push towards agriculture?

Would you eat a burger that doesn’t use meat? Not only are plant-based alternatives sprouting in restaurant menus in Singapore, there seems to be more demand for them. California-based Impossible Foods is just one of the many companies…

From finance undergrad to food waste warrior, with a made-in-Singapore invention

As a finance student at SUSS, there was a time when Rayner Loi dreamed of a career in investment or private banking. But that changed with one fateful conversation about three years ago. “I was reading about Singapore’s…

SMRT investigating power faults that caused NSL, Circle Line train disruptions

SMRT said it is investigating the power faults on Sun morning that disrupted train services along NSL and the Circle Line (CCL). The disruptions triggered a series of Twitter alerts from the train operator. The first power fault…

What land transport will look like in 2040

Over the next 20 years, there may be fewer cars on Singapore’s roads, but there could also be more PMDs on its pavements. Analysts said this is the future as mapped out by Land Transport Master Plan 2040…

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