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Merger of Century 21 with Neststac propels firm to fifth biggest agency

Following a spate of M&A over the past two years, the ranking of the four top agencies in Singapore has stabilised. In first position is PropNex with 7,887 agents as at June 11. The second biggest is ERA,…

Cushman & Wakefield’s Dennis Yeo set to play in the ‘premier league’

Having joined C&W in mid-Dec last year as CEO for Singapore and SEA, Dennis Yeo believes the firm is ready to compete in the “premier league” and become the top real estate services firm in the region. For…

Hidden gem on Cairnhill Road

The current home of TID Associates’ chairman, David Tan, may be a penthouse at The Interlace along Depot Road, but for more than a decade, a conserved terraced house along Cairnhill Road was the interior designer’s beloved abode.…

Illegal for lawyers to reward referrers

The Law Society refers to the letter “Do referral fee payments fall under corruption?” (June 11). The writer referred to an alleged ongoing business modus operandi of payment of referral fees by “a number of conveyancing lawyers” to…

‘Choping’ more seats than needed is the real problem

I commend Mr Terence Lim for boldly defending our “choping” culture (Recognise ‘choping’ as S’pore culture, June 12). The “choping” culture has evolved from a need in our crowded hawker centres and can be adopted by just about…

Increase fines for firms that discharge waste illegally

I was utterly appalled when I read the report about companies illegally dumping wastewater containing chemicals or other materials into public sewers (Illegal discharge into sewers: 38 firms punished, June 11). The high number of firms caught, high…

Pepper realism with idealism and experimentation

It surprises me that Mr Peter Kwan Hoa Kun expressed concern over the ability of one of SEA’s largest developers to profitably execute my proposal of a mixed development project on a site in a district slated for…

Safety in spotlight after death of guard who fell into pit

Safety precautions and regulations are usually in place to avoid tragedies like that which befell 1-Altitude employee Shaun Tung, who fell into a 4m-deep pit and died on Sun, observers said. For a pit such as that on…

What to do about your mortgage if you get retrenched

As Singapore braces for possible recession in 2020, the situation could get worse. Here’s what to do about your mortgage if you get retrenched. 1) Get help in restructuring your debt – HDB is more forgiving than the…

Incongruous for Jewel to expect eateries to open till 3am

I refer to the report, “Restaurants on level 5 of Jewel Changi Airport hit hard by requirement to stay open till 3am” (June 14). It is incongruous for Jewel’s management to expect these restaurants to operate until 3am,…

13 alternative cinemas and places to watch movies in Singapore

Spice up movie date nights by ditching the conventional cinemas and head to these alternative spaces and theatres featured in this list. 1) Asian Film Archive’s Oldham Theatre sits in the revamped NAS building and will charm viewers…

Broadband network service down in Yishun for almost 6 hours after fibre cut

A fibre cut on Fri evening has caused broadband service users in parts of Yishun to experience connection issues for almost six hours. Fibre network operator NetLink Trust said the disruption began around 5pm and services were restored…

Japanese premium gourmet dining space Gochi opens in CBD

There’s a new spot for lunch on Fri in CBD as Japanese premium gourmet eating space Gochi opens its doors at Capital Square. The 5,000 sqft establishment will have six different Japanese food concepts, ranging from Japanese heritage…

Construction safety school set up amid rise in workplace injuries

A construction safety school is set to open in July to train workers and boost safety standards in the industry. This comes amid a rise in overall workplace injuries in 2018 when there were 12,810 cases, an increase…

Singtel pips StarHub, M1 to be the fastest telco in town; Singapore falls to fifth in speed stakes

Singtel has topped its rivals M1 and StarHub with the fastest overall download speeds and the widest high-speed network coverage in town, a study has found. But globally it is no longer the fastest as four countries —…

Fewer A&E patients at KTPH, TTSH and CGH, 10 months after Sengkang General Hospital opened

Emergency departments at public hospitals in Singapore’s north, east and central areas are generally less busy about 10 months after SKH, in the north-east, welcomed its first patients. The number of cases at KTPH in Yishun and TTSH…

Property prices at Sentosa Cove drop to record low, a unit just sold at 50% loss

As prices of Sentosa Cove properties drop to a record low, a condominium unit at a development called Seascape on the resort island was recently sold at a 50 per cent loss. The 2,336 sqft three-bedroom unit was…

Restaurants on level 5 of Jewel Changi Airport hit hard by requirement to stay open till 3am

One restaurant has resorted to creating a special “midnight high tea” menu, while some outlets have tried to close early despite the risk of being fined by Jewel Changi Airport Development. Restaurants on level five of Jewel Changi…

Singapore wants year of zero waste. But it’s rubbish at recycling

For 18 years, blue bins have sat at the base of high-rise flats and the entrance of landed properties in Singapore, waiting to be filled with plastic bottles, paper cartons, tin cans and other recyclable items. But after…

Hawker centres still top choice for locals

Singaporeans apparently cannot do without hawker centres and their good, affordable food. Nine in 10 respondents, or 91 per cent, said they were satisfied or very satisfied with hawker centres, a NEA survey on hawker centres has found.…

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