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18 play zones at Singapore’s biggest indoor mall playground Kiztopia; Here are the best

Indoor play areas are a safe haven for parents and children, providing much-needed respite for adults reaching the end of their tether. Of course, it’s a delight to kids as well. Kiztopia, touted as Singapore’s largest indoor edutainment…

How The Great Room is riding on Asia’s co-working wave

As the city’s flexible workspace market rapidly matures, Singapore-based premium hospitality-led co-working space operator The Great Room is sharpening its focus on high-end clientele as part of the growing movement towards industry segmentation. Offering a pricier value proposition…

NEA asks Bedok resident to assist in investigations after thermal camera captures smoker outside unit

NEA has asked a Bedok resident to assist in investigations after a thermal camera caught a person smoking outside his unit on multiple occasions. An NEA letter dated Jun 6 and sent to the lessee of a unit…

HDB home buyers now able to book balance flats at any time

From Tues, those looking to buy a balance flat from HDB can view the online listing at any time of the year and book a flat as early as a day after making an application. This new option…

Revitalising Potong Pasir’s private property market

Potong Pasir is a mature estate known for the sloping roofs of its HDB blocks and its proximity to central Singapore. With well-established amenities within walking distance for its residents, this city-fringe locale is home to more than…

Do referral fee payments fall under corruption?

I find it extremely reassuring that the authorities take a serious view on maintaining Singapore’s anti-corruption culture such that bribery does not become the norm for people here (A cup of kopi with the CPIB, June 6). The…

3D-printed bathrooms suitable for high-rise flats: NTU, BCA

We thank Mr Timothy Toh Hong Ern for his letter, “Difficult to rely on 3D printing alone for Singapore buildings” (May 29). The 3D printed prefabricated bathroom unit is undergoing stringent tests required by BCA’s Building Innovation Panel,…

More locally grown organic food in store after farm gets first-of-its-kind certification

Singaporeans are set to see more locally grown organic products in their supermarkets after a vegetable farm in Lim Chu Kang took a vital step towards meeting fast-growing demand here for clean, green food. The farm, operated by…

Nearly 130 PMDs impounded in May: LTA

Users of PMDs beware. LTA is watching. Just last month, a total of 127 PMDs were impounded by the agency’s active mobility enforcement officers, it said in a video on its FB page on Mon. In response to…

Singapore is 2nd most sustainable investment market: Schroders

Switzerland, Singapore and the US are the most sustainable investment markets in the world and companies listed in these countries are delivering the most positive social and environmental benefits, research by Schroders has revealed. Europe accounts for seven…

SATS launches personalised lounge and passenger service at Seletar Airport for private jet travellers

With the private jet market seeing a steady growth, SATS today unveiled the Business Aviation Centre (BAC) at Seletar Airport. Managed by SATS Seletar Aviation Services (SSAS), a joint venture company SATS formed with Jet Aviation and Universal…

Transport council wins award for inclusive efforts

Singapore’s efforts to make its public transport system more inclusive have been recognised by the Intl Association of Public Transport (UITP), an intl transit advocacy organisation. PTC bagged the APAC Special Recognition Award for its Heart Zone and…

Property jargon of the day: Home Improvement Programme

Today we look at Home Improvement Programme (HIP). HIP refers to HDB’s upgrading scheme for public housing. It addresses common maintenance and use issues for ageing flats. There are three main components of works under the HIP, namely…

Condo resale prices up 2.3% in May

Condo resale prices edged up 2.3% YoY in May, led by gains in OCR which rose 2.6% in the index, data from SRX Property revealed. RCR also recorded a 2.4% YoY price index increased, followed by CCR with…

Construction firm Megastone fined S$44,500 for damage to water main on PIE

Construction company Megastone Holdings has been fined S$44,500 for damaging a water main along PIE and carrying out excavation works without approval, PUB said on Tues. The damage led to a loss of about 1.8 million litres of…

13,000 shared bikes expected by end-2019 as Anywheel takes on expansion

Local firm Anywheel is set to expand its fleet of shared bikes and it hopes to have a total of 10,000 bicycles on the road by the end of the year. This could take the total number of…

Give more support to trade of animals bred in captivity

There is concern over the impact on local biodiversity should more pet species be legalised in Singapore. However, there should also be an equally pressing need to end, or at least reduce, the trade of unsuitable species, while…

Important to inject dose of reality into idealism

I was somewhat bemused by Mr Toh Cheng Seong’s letter on the idealistic concepts for One Pearl Bank, such as being “inspired by the mythical Hanging Gardens of Babylon” to be “the marker of green tropical biophilic architecture”…

Rent unchanged for Ngee Ann City’s Toshin master lease

Starhill Global REIT has decided to keep its base rent for the Toshin master lease at Ngee Ann City unchanged for the next three years beginning 8 June 2019. Toshin is the master tenant occupying all of Ngee…

Why district 15 is one of the most desirable locations in 2019

“Location, location, location,” – we’ve all heard this phrase often enough to know of its importance. Our survey also found that 1 in 3 Singaporeans intend to buy property in mature District 15 (East Coast/Marine Parade). 1) Connectivity…

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