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HDB SBF & ROF – Complete guide to applying for sale of balance flats

Although the SOP for buying an HDB BTO flat has been well-documented, buying a flat via HDB’s SBF or ROF is a little less talked-about. The first type is HDB SBF, which comprises flats left over from previous…

I visited Singtel’s 24-hour unmanned store – here’s what it’s like inside UNBOXED, where a robot uses facial recognition to identify you

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Singtel launched UNBOXED, a 24-hour unmanned pop-up store touted as one that brings a “next-generation retail experience”. While unmanned stores are not new, UNBOXED is undoubtedly one of Singtel’s most intriguing offerings so far. BI paid the store…

What to do and consider if my condominium is undergoing an en-bloc (collective sale)?

En-bloc sales are generally regarded as having positive effects on the property market. When existing residential sites are taken over and redeveloped, fresh value is created. Units will feature more contemporary design features and more “optimised” housing layouts,…

Fire breaks out at 2 shophouses in Geylang

A fire described as “massive” by eyewitnesses broke out at two shophouses in Geylang on Wed night, sending plumes of thick black smoke into the air. SCDF said in a FB post at about 9pm that it was…

Construction industry sees light at end of tunnel

It has been a tough few years in the building trade but construction boss Chua Tong Seng is finally feeling good about his company’s prospects. “I think things are getting better,” he said, pointing to improved demand due…

Singapore has 6 of 11 ‘super penthouses’ now on sale in the world: List Sotheby’s

Of the 11 super penthouses around the world now on the market, six are in Singapore, based on listings from 2016 to Apr 2019, List SIR said on Wed. The biggest of these “super penthouses” in Singapore is…

10 land parcels for food farming in Lim Chu Kang up for sale by public tender

Ten land parcels for food farming in Lim Chu Kang were put up for sale by public tender on Wed, SFA said. These include six land parcels for beansprout farming, three land parcels for general agriculture (food) farming…

Singapore welcomes Malaysia’s proposal for sheltered walkways across the Causeway

Singapore welcomed Malaysia’s plans to build sheltered walkways across the Causeway, although it has yet to receive any official proposal or communication on the plans, said a MOT spokesperson on Wed. In response to TODAY’s queries on Malaysia’s…

2 men charged for cheating facilities company on more than 100 occasions: CPIB

Two Singaporean men were charged on Wed for conspiring to cheat a facilities company through kickbacks over seven years, said CPIB. Ong Kah Heng, 59, the former principal facilities manager of SMM – the facilities arm of Surbana…

Unauthorised drone flying at Changi Airport caused 37 delayed flights, suspension of 1 runway

Unauthorised drone flying in the vicinity of Changi Airport on Tues and Wed caused the delay of 37 scheduled flights and the suspension of one runway, CAAS said on Wed. The operations of the affected runway were suspended…

Teen admits to kicking and breaking platform screen door at Orchard MRT

While making mischief at Orchard MRT Station, he failed to stop a co-worker from boarding a train and delivered a flying kick to a platform screen door. Mohamad Adib Azfar Mohamad, 19, ended up shattering the door, which…

MND launches Code of Governance to promote greater transparency among town councils

MND has launched a Code of Governance to promote greater transparency and raise governance standards among its 16 town councils. On Wed, the ministry said that the Code of Governance will take effect in Apr next year to…

Decentralised offices represented nearly a quarter of office stock in Q4 2018

Total decentralised office stock in Singapore has grown by approximately 1.4 times from 5.9 million sqft in 1998 to 14.4 million sqft in 2018, according to CBRE, attesting to the progress made by the government in enhancing the…

Property sector kept at ‘overweight’ by CGS-CIMB as monthly home sales volume picks up in May

CGS-CIMB Research is maintaining the Singapore property sector at “overweight” following a 28% month-on-month increase in home sales volume in May. Some 952 new private housing units were sold in May, 28% higher than in Apr but 15%…

Disposables not allowed at new hawker centres

We thank Mr Wong Weng Fai for his feedback (Phase out single-use utensils, June 13). NEA has been working with various stakeholders to reduce the use of disposables. This includes encouraging the use of non-disposable cutlery and crockery…

Nip corridor clutter problem in bud

I am glad the issue of corridor clutter in HDB dwellings has been given prominence. It is a sheer waste of time and effort by the town council’s officers who have to constantly attend to and monitor such…

Govt must ensure Hyflux remains a S’pore asset

The announcement that local water-treatment firm Hyflux has received a fourth non-binding letter of intent for a potential investment from a Chinese power service provider raises some concerns. This is not the first foreign firm to express interest…

Almost an accident a day on Singapore’s escalators, and the reasons why

She has seen patients as young as one month old suffer from serious escalator-related injuries, such as to the head or spine. And more than half of those who arrive at the hospital with injuries involving prams on…

Johor to build sheltered pedestrian walkway on Causeway

Workers and students who cross the Causeway daily on foot may soon be able to do it for comfortably under a 1.2km sheltered walkway, according to a statement from a Johor official earlier on Wed. Mohd Solihan Badri,…

Could rag-and-bone men make Singapore a zero waste nation?

For Singaporeans who have grown up in the country’s public housing estates, the rag-and-bone men who come around to collect unwanted household items are a familiar sight. Known as the karung guni, they collect almost nine times more…

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