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5 things to know before opening a retail store in Singapore

Here’s what you need to know before opening a retail store. 1) Should you buy or rent the retail space? If you have the capital, buying enables you to own your own space without having to comply with…

What happens to your house if you die tomorrow?

One of the very upsides about dying is that you no longer need to worry about the mortgage. But most of us have families, and want to leave a legacy. So here’s what to think about regarding your…

ExxonMobil expands Singapore refinery to upgrade base-oil production

ExxonMobil has completed an expansion at its Singapore refinery in Jurong to upgrade the production of its proprietary EHC Group II base stocks, it said on Wed night. Base stocks or base oils are used commonly for blending…

Fire breaks out at Warren Country Club’s al fresco restaurant, no one hurt

A fire broke out at a restaurant of Warren Golf and Country Club in Choa Chu Kang on Wed afternoon. No one was hurt in the incident at 81 Choa Chu Kang Way, SCDF said on Thurs. SCDF,…

Family of otters attempt to cross road in the Central Business District

Traffic along Anson Road in CBD briefly came to a standstill during the morning rush hour on Thurs, after a bevy of otters tried to cross the busy road. Otter interest group Ottercity published a video on FB…

Phase out single-use utensils

I applaud the effort by F&B outlets to stop providing plastic straws, but more can be done. Specifically, the use of single-use, disposable utensils in hawker centres, especially for dining in, should be looked into, if not banned…

More firms should join Say Yes to Waste Less campaign

I applaud NEA’s efforts in moving Singapore towards a more sustainable and more environmentally friendly future with the Say Yes to Waste Less campaign. However, will there be any accountability to ensure that firms follow through on their…

Is fund for water efficiency being optimally allocated?

The $26 million fund by PUB and NRF for water-intensive companies to boost water efficiency can inspire companies in other industries to adopt best practices ($26m fund for water-intensive firms to boost water efficiency, June 4). However, I…

Relocate bees instead of exterminating them

It is unfortunate to read in a recent news report that a resident felt her life “was in danger” when bees swarmed the corridor of the 22nd storey at Blk 453D Fernvale Road recently. Given the photo and…

Fine residents who refuse NEA checks for mosquito breeding

My family and I have been living in a house in Jurong for 11 years. Earlier this year, our street was declared a dengue red zone. Our home and the surrounding premises have been inspected by NEA officers…

Commercial property sales down in Q1 2019

Singapore saw commercial property sales drop to $1.9 billion in the first quarter of 2019 from $3 billion in the previous quarter, revealed a Knight Frank report. Hotels and serviced apartments received keen interest, on the back of…

Office space demand remains on the uptrend

Demand for quality office space continued to be strong in Singapore, with CBD witnessing decade-high capital values, according to JLL. “The strong growth in Singapore office capital values over the last 12 months is supported by the market’s…

Real estate investment sales up despite slowing en bloc market

Real estate investment sales in Singapore improved in the first quarter of 2019 even as the en bloc sale market appears to have slowed down. Knight Frank data showed that total real estate investment sales increased by nearly…

Penthouse at 3 Orchard By-The-Park fetches $31.5 mil

A five-bedroom penthouse at 3 Orchard By-The-Park has been sold for $31.5 million. In terms of absolute price, it is the most expensive penthouse sold this year to date. The price for the 6,555 sqft unit translates to…

Singapore continues rise to become 12th most expensive location in the world for expats

Singapore is now the 12th most expensive location in the world for expatriates, according to the latest cost of living survey published by ECA Intl. The annual study, which compares a basket of like-for-like consumer goods and services…

Singapore ratifies global work safety policy

Singapore will adopt an intl agreement that commits the Republic to creating, implementing and periodically reviewing a national policy on WSH, in consultation with employers and workers. Manpower Minister Josephine Teo announced on Wed in Geneva, Switzerland that…

Flying Singapore’s flag in the international green building space

When SGBC was formed in 2009, two of its key tasks were to connect with the intl green building community and to create a sustainability certification scheme for products used in construction. These were the tasks that engg-trained…

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