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Smaller supply of new private homes may not mean prices will rise, say analysts

The reduction in the supply of new private homes in the second half of 2019 could, in theory, mean higher prices, but analysts told TODAY that this depends on the level of interest from developers in a fairly…

Property jargon of the day: Executive Maisonette (EM)

Today, we explore the highly coveted Executive Maisonette EM. EMs are double-storey HDB units. Most have three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the upper floor. A living / dining room, kitchen, bathroom, and store room are on the…

Electricity retailer iSwitch to take over S$15m of household, business contracts from ES Power

Green electricity retailer ES Power will transfer all of its business and residential consumers – amounting to more than S$15 million in electricity retail contracts – to fellow retailer iSwitch by the end of this month, as part…

Singapore researchers find ways to turn trash into building blocks

Come 2035, Singapore’s one and only landfill, on Semakau Island, is expected to run out of space and the nation’s trash might have nowhere to go. n a race against time to solve this impending crisis, local scientists…

New Construction Hub will help workers build skills in new technologies

Construction workers will be trained to use technology like AR and VR when SCAL opens its new Construction Hub in 2021. SCAL revealed the location of the Hub on Thurs, with a seven-storey commercial building at 10 Tannery…

SembWaste signs MoU to attract workers and upgrade skills in recycling industry

The first thing one notices when entering the sorting area in SembWaste’s Materials Recovery Facility is the mountain of rubbish made of items such as plastic bags, boxes, tin cans and even a shoe or two. The sorting…

Clarks opens first dual concept store

Footwear retailer Clarks has opened its first dual concept store at Suntec City Singapore. The store showcases Clarks casual footwear products on one side and Cloudsteppers line, which targets Millennial and GenZ consumers, on the other. The store…

Unmanned pop-up store Unboxed by Singtel opens

An unmanned 24/7 pop-up store Unboxed by Singtel has opened at 20 Pickering St. In the 45 sqm store, customers can consult with a live bot, which is powered by facial recognition technology, to receive personalised recommendations, try…

HDB resale prices down 1.2% in May

HDB resale prices continued to drop as it fell 1.2% YoY or 0.2% MoM in May from the 0.4% decline in Apr, according to SRX Media Flash Report for HDB Resale. Prices are 14.1% lower than its peak…

Retail property sales fell 2.3% in Q1: study

Retail property sales index (excluding motor vehicles) dipped at a faster rate in Q1 by 2.3% YoY, as compared to the 0.4% contraction in Q4 2018, as sales in most segments dropped in Mar, according to a study…

Office rents rose 1.5% in Q1

This chart from Knight Frank showed that office rents in most areas grew in Q1, reflecting an average of 1.5% rent hike in the quarter, thanks to high occupancy rates. Prime grade office rents in Beach Road/Middle Road…

Flipping the script on business infrastructure with 5G

The debate surrounding the launch of the world’s first 5G network underpins the battle to emerge as a leader in a rapidly expanding multi-billion dollar industry. Beyond global recognition and national pride, being the first to commercially implement…

Condo-like fittings in new HDB flats welcomed, but MP stresses need to ensure durability

Interior designers, would-be home owners and MPs have welcomed HDB’s move to include better finishings in new flats, saying the move raises the bar for what public housing around the world should look like. But some of them…

Mixed results in HDB block that mixes rental and purchased flats

Up till the end of last year, Madam Noma Salam, 51, lived in a densely packed block of rental flats in Champions Way, Woodlands, where she had to put up with problems from her neighbours, such as domestic…

Take steps towards safer PMD use

I am all for a car-lite Singapore as it is the right direction to take for the sake of the environment. However, I suggest that LTA look into implementing that all PMDs should be installed with a speed…

Work towards solution that is compassionate and fair

I received quite a stream of feedback on my letter (Air-con in subsidised wards a necessity, June 3), and wish to address some of the points raised by readers. An overwhelming majority pointed to the need for equipping…

Process not complicated, cost not prohibitive

All government restructured hospitals are already equipped with a central air-conditioning system (Air-con in subsidised wards a necessity, by Madam Lily Ong, June 3). So to extend air-conditioning to subsidised wards would not be complicated and the cost…

Patients deserve a little comfort

MOH should urgently look into Madam Lily Ong’s suggestion that subsidised wards in our hospitals should be air-conditioned (Air-con in subsidised wards a necessity, June 3). A little comfort goes a long way in the recovery process of…

Let’s not underestimate threat of dengue and mosquito-borne diseases in Singapore

On May 29, a 63-year-old man who lived in Hougang Ave 1 became the fourth person to die from dengue this year. But Singaporeans do not seem to bat an eyelid at the disturbing trend of increasing dengue…

Gardens by the Bay in pilot project to convert rubbish into hot water, fertiliser

As a step towards zero-waste and lower carbon emissions, SP Group has teamed up with Gardens by the Bay to use a system that will turn waste at the garden into thermal energy and potential fertiliser. The plan…

Government reduces supply of land for private housing as demand continues to slow

The Government has decided to reduce the supply of private residential units for the second half of 2019, as demand continues to fall, MND announced on Thurs. Thirteen land sites, comprising five confirmed sites and eight reserved sites,…

Massive solar panel system to be built on Tengeh Reservoir by 2021

Singapore’s first single large-scale floating panel system – about the size of 45 football pitches – will be installed on Tengeh Reservoir by 2021, said PUB on Thurs. Set to be among the largest of its kind in…

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