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JTC launches two sites under industrial GLS programme

JTC has launched two sites under the first half of the 2019 IGLS programme – one for tender and the other for application. The site at Senoko Drive is zoned for industrial use under “B2”, and measures 1.22ha…

7 reasons a private property is more affordable than you think

Here’s how private housing in Singapore may be more affordable than you imagine. 1) Due to high leveraging and your CPF, the minimum cash payment is low. Assuming you have a good credit score, the mandatory cash down…

Town councils should be more flexible in helping seniors fix faults inside flats

To have peace of mind and a good quality of life, we need to live in a safe environment. As Singapore’s population greys, policies that do not support a safe and healthy environment must be relooked and adapted…

Civil engineering firm charged with illegally flying drone along Marine Parade Road

In the first such case to come before the courts, a civil engg company was charged on Tues with flying a drone in public without a permit. Court documents showed that the Singapore branch of LT Sambo, formerly…

Property jargon of the day: Conveyancing Fees

Today, we’re looking at conveyancing fees. Conveyancing refers to the transfer of legal title of property from one person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance such as a mortgage or a lien. Hence, conveyancing fees refer…

New condo sales volume up 2.3% in Q1

With a 13.4% increase in the number of project launches and new units launched for sale in Q1 2019, total new condo sales volume edged up 2.3%, ET&Co latest housing report revealed. The largest increase in new sales…

EMA strikes energy solutions partnerships worth $12m with PSA and Shell

EMA is partnering PSA and Shell in partnerships amounting to $12 million to develop local energy solutions and nurture local energy start-ups. EMA and PSA’s partnership will include a joint R&D grant call for innovative solutions in smart…

Second rehab centre for stroke patients promises larger capacity, shorter waiting times and new programmes

Stroke patients in need of rehabilitation should find it easier to get treatment after a new Stroke Wellness Centre opens at Jurong Point Shopping Centre on Tues. The centre is the second in Singapore and almost twice the…

Long stretch of trash found along beach at East Coast Park

A 200m stretch of beach at East Coast Park was strewn with plastic bottles, wooden debris and household items on Tues morning, a sight that startled regular joggers and fitness enthusiasts. Said ST reader Laura Stanners: “It is…

Areas around Punggol, Sengkang to benefit most if new MRT rail line is built: Experts

A new MRT line, that is being studied for the rail network, will be particularly crucial for areas around Sengkang and Punggol in the future, transport experts said on Tues. This will be so as the areas develop…

Nine new gardens to tell rich history of Fort Canning Park

Nine historical gardens at Fort Canning Park, designed to highlight the historic park’s story, which dates back to the 14th century, were opened by MND Minister Lawrence Wong on Mon. NParks has referenced historical texts to restore the…

Firms mindful of terror threat, have risk management plans

Businesses here are mindful of the threat of terrorism, with 60,000 SGSecure representatives registered under a MOM programme to secure workplaces. The number surpasses the initial three-year target of 57,000 that was set when the SGSecure@Workplaces programme was…

Evolution of active mobility in S’pore is encouraging

The authorities have been taking some flak for the disruption being caused by PMDs. But they are actually doing a good job of balancing emerging technology, the needs and wants of diametrically opposed groups of people, the use…

Personal mobility journey must go on

In view of the recent spate of forum letters on PMDs, I applaud policymakers for not taking the easy way out by going for an outright ban. While this might immediately quell voices of dissent, it would prevent…

Singapore’s road to electric mobility: What’s the hold-up?

On paper, Singapore, with its compact size, tidy roads, technology expertise, and sustainable transport ambitions is a dream for EV sellers and drivers alike. However, a look at the country’s streets—and transport data—paints a different picture. At the…

CapitaLand unveils key executive appointments

With the acquisition of Ascendas-Singbridge on track for completion by end June, CapitaLand announced several key executive appointments to drive its next phase of growth. CapitaLand also set up a Group Centre of Excellence (COE) which will focus…

Keppel’s green push saves it $55 million

The renovations at Keppel Bay Tower offices last year were not just about smartening up the paintwork but focused on cutting-edge tech innovations to make the corporation’s headquarters far more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable. Smart systems were…

More dengue cases this year than all of 2018

A recent spike in dengue cases has caused the total so far this year to exceed that of the whole of 2018, a surge that has prompted NEA to bring forward its annual dengue prevention programme. The programme…

Cargo lift in woman’s death had not been tested

A woman died from a severe head injury last year in an accident involving a lift-like hoist structure in Admiralty which the state coroner found was never tested by an authorised examiner. Made up of a cage lifted…

Green corridor: Neighbour says Pasir Ris flat owner’s potted plants are a fire hazard

There are so many potted plants in an 8m stretch of corridor in Pasir Ris that they obscure the door of their owner. The area is dark and shadowy, with close to 80 pots at one time, some…

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