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Top 10 most expensive houses in Singapore in 2019

For the super rich looking to invest in property, Singapore is a veritable playground. Just a couple of months ago we learned that Singapore is once again the second most expensive place in the world to invest in…

Authorities investigating after security officer at 1-Altitude bar falls into manhole and dies

The authorities are investigating after a part-time security officer for 1-Altitude rooftop bar fell into a construction manhole and died early on Sun morning. The 26-year-old man was found lying motionless inside a construction manhole at 1 Raffles…

How to get a good deal at a property auction

Contrary to what you may think, property auctions are not always a sign of desperation. Many sellers choose to use auctions as a way to quickly secure a good price. Here’s how to maximise your chances of finding…

Tuas South reserve list site triggered for sale

An industrial site along Tuas South Link 3 (Plot 19) will be put up tender, after an unnamed bidder committed to pay a minimum price of $2 million, revealed JTC. “As the minimum price committed by the applicant…

APAC Realty invests $1 mil in proptech firm behind UrbanZoom

APAC Realty, which operates the ERA brand, is investing $1 million in Dots Connected, the company behind online property platform UrbanZoom. Founded last year by a team of real estate professionals and data scientists, UrbanZoom utilises proprietary AI…

Five adjoining freehold shophouses in Kampong Glam for sale

A row of five adjoining freehold shophouses in Kampong Glam is up for sale at $23.8 million, which translates to $2,970 psf. Located at 17, 19, 21, 23 and 25 Baghdad St in the Kampong Glam Conservation Area,…

Local firm teams up with Chinese tech giants to roll out driverless vehicles

A young home-grown company has tied up with Chinese giants to supply AV services to world markets. Asia Mobility Industries (AMI) is working with technology group Baidu to bring the Chinese company’s driverless buses to SEA. It has…

Tiong Bahru Club relocating to Little India, Prive potentially taking over former space

It looks like Privé Group could have its sights set on Tiong Bahru. According to a FB post by chairman Yuan Oeij, the F&B company’s eponymous restaurant Privé will apparently be setting up its ninth branch where The…

BreadTalk among 38 companies penalised for illegal discharge into public sewers

Thirty-eight companies were penalised between June 2018 and May this year for illegally discharging business-related waste into public sewers, said PUB on Mon. These companies, involved in industries ranging from electronic products manufacturing to licensed toxic waste collection…

AI-powered retail store We9go opens to the public in Geylang

Accrelist-owned AI retail store We9go has fully launched after an eight-month trial. The Geylang Road shop uses AI, facial recognition and RFID to track inventory, collect data on shopper preferences, facilitate payment processes and recognise product movements. When…

Ramen chain Afuri to open in Singapore

Japanese ramen chain Afuri is to open its first outlet in Singapore, at Funan mall. Brought to Singapore by F&B group Japan Foods Holding, the Funan outlet will be known as Afuri Ramen + Dumpling. Funan mall will…

Japanese-born Pronto Caffe & Bar is opening in Singapore

Japanese-Italian cafe chain Pronto Caffe & Bar is opening in Singapore this week. Set to open on Thurs at Capital Square, the outlet will serve breakfast sets, pastas, pizzas, desserts and coffee by day; and alcohol and bar…

Love, Bonito to open largest physical store in Funan

Love, Bonito will launch its third physical store in the upcoming mall Funan, offering customer touch points such as “instagrammable” spots, an express counter for e-commerce orders, and on-demand personal stylists. The fashion e-commerce player is looking to…

Haw Par Villa improves lighting features as it stays open till 10pm

Visitors to Haw Par Villa can now explore its 1,000 Technicolor sculptures and dioramas as well as wander its 10 Courts of Hell after dark. The park has permanently extended its operating time by three hours from 7pm…

MPA partners group on 3-year campaign to protect Singapore’s marine ecosystem

MPA and community initiative Our Singapore Reefs (OSR) have teamed up on a three-year collaboration to promote the importance of Singapore’s marine biodiversity. Underwater clean-up activities and public outreach events will be organised annually as part of the…

SIM to offer geographic information science degree

Geographic information science may sound like a mouthful but consider that those trained in the field are involved in deciding where schools are located, and where bus routes and MRT lines run. This is just one example of…

Detached house in Hougang going for $5.2 mil

A three-storey detached house at 37 Jalan Kechubong, in Hougang, will be put up for auction on June 19 for the second time this year. The guide price is $5.2 million ($1,001 psf), and this will be an…

Monthly retail rents of first-storey spaces up 0.5% in Q1

This chart from ET&Co shows that the average monthly gross retail rents of first-storey spaces in Orchard/Scotts Road (OSR), suburban areas (SA) and other city areas (OCA) rose 0.5% in Q1. Rents in OSR can range $36 to…

Attitude shift needed to spread graciousness on footpaths and roads

I read with interest the report about a woman who rode a mobility aid into a glass door at Toa Payoh Bus Interchange this month, shattering it to pieces. Recently, there has also been a furore over the…

Relook safety design of HDB flats

While HDB strives to improve our public housing with sleeker and more modern fittings, I urge it to pay more attention to the safety design of the flats, which will help prevent loss of innocent lives, especially those…

Fernvale resident terrorised by bees: ‘I felt my life was in danger’

When Ms Chen Youzhen was preparing to leave work after her night shift, the last thing she expected was a call from her neighbour warning her of bees. Around 10pm last Wed, bees swarmed the corridor of the…

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