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Luxurious places to live in Singapore: How much do you need to reside in these expensive neighbourhoods?

In Singapore, the best neighbourhoods cost a fortune, and with it is a strong housing market in residential and luxury sectors. Here are some of the best neighbourhoods to live in. 1) Holland Village – One of the…

How El Nino affected Singapore

For many Singaporeans, the term “El Nino” recalls an uncomfortable time in 2015 when a thick blanket of haze hung over the country. Forest fires in Indonesia had been worsened by El Nino, associated with hotter and drier…

New book takes a deep dive into Kallang River’s rich history

The Kallang River is now seen as just another water source. But for many years, it served as a swimming hole, playground and CC for those lucky enough to live nearby. Mr Chin Fook Siang, 77, says the…

Raise standards at funeral parlours, operators urge

A man who engaged a funeral parlour to handle the preparation of his mother’s body for her funeral was appalled to find her lying uncovered on an embalming table. In the night, neighbourhood dogs entered the parlour and…

SoReal Prop continues to leverage technology to support agents and consumers

SoReal Prop, an app aimed to boost the productivity of property agents through various tools, such as e-scheduling of property viewings and generating reports with real-time transaction data, celebrated its 2nd anniversary on June 3. Minister of State…

Why I don’t want an old resale flat (by a young Singaporean)

The debate between getting a BTO flat or an old HDB resale flat is a hot topic amongst many people in Singapore. Personally, I would buy a BTO unit over an old resale flat anytime. 1) Predictable use…

Sales at 3 Cuscaden boosted by launch of Boulevard 88

Sales at luxury condo 3 Cuscaden at Cuscaden Walk have received a much-needed shot in the arm following the Mar 8 preview of Boulevard 88, says Han Huan Mei, director of research at List SIR. The 96-unit 3…

Changi has world’s 2nd most valuable airport brand: report

Singapore’s Changi Intl Airport has the world’s second most valuable airport brand value of US$754 million and also the world’s strongest airport brand, according to a report by consultancy Brand Finance. In terms of brand value, Changi was…

Power unshackled: Singapore’s open electricity market

Singapore’s steady and measured campaign to open up its electricity market since 2001 – it was, in fact, one of the first in the world to deregulate the energy market but fell behind due to its cautious approach…

Restaurants and malls among 1,600 premises to cut use of disposables in new NEA campaign

More than 1,600 premises, including restaurants, malls, hotels, supermarkets and schools, will take steps to encourage consumers to reduce the use of disposables such as plastic bags and takeaway containers. They come under 59 companies and organisations that…

Phasing out plastic straws helps the environment, but more needs to be done, say observers

The move by more than 270 F&B outlets to eliminate plastic straws represents an important move in the right direction, but more work is needed for Singapore to tackle its output of plastic waste, industry observers told CNA.…

Subsidised wards cater to essential patient needs

We thank Madam Lily Ong for her letter (Air-con in subsidised wards a necessity, June 3) and other writers for their letters on the same issue. Our public hospitals provide safe, affordable and effective care to patients. To…

Look into generating energy from plastic waste

What do sunlight, petrol, natural gas and plastic waste have in common? They are all sources of energy. It is important to understand where plastic comes from. Plastics are made from refined crude oil, which means that, technically,…

One Pearl Bank should be a mixed-use project

While the exterior design for One Pearl Bank is aesthetically pleasing, I share former Singapore Institute of Architects president Theodore Chan’s view that it is also a safe and formulaic offering that has broken no new ground (Design…

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