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Entire 15th floor of Sim Lim Tower up for sale for $15m

A strata office floor at Sim Lim Tower has been put up for sale by tender with an asking price of $15 million or $1,791 psf based on its strata area, revealed ET&Co. Situated on the 15th storey,…

Best rooftop bars in Singapore: Where to go for cocktails with a view

Cocktails are calling your name, and when they beckon from a place with a stunning view, it’s near impossible to say no. Whether you’re in the mood for cozy first date drinks, after-work toasts at a hip hangout,…

Google Asia Pacific is new tenant at Alexandra Technopark

Google APAC will soon be a new tenant at Alexandra Technopark, says the manager of FCOT. Frasers Commercial Asset Mgmt, in its capacity as manager of FCOT says British and Malayan Trustees, as trustee of FCOT, on Tues…

Hobbyists, commercial groups unlikely to be behind rogue drones that delayed Changi Airport flights

Two drone incidents in a week that have disrupted flights at Changi Airport have baffled observers, who believe it is likely not the work of local hobbyists or commercial groups. Drone enthusiasts and experts here said both groups…

Demolition work under way for parts of failed PIE viaduct

Work to demolish parts of a failed viaduct has started, two years after a collapse killed one worker and injured 10 others. Checks by ST on Mon revealed that at least half a dozen crossheads of the Upper…

An act of mischief, or something more sophisticated? Singapore investigates drones that disrupted 63 flights at Changi airport

Drones buzzing around Singapore’s busy Changi Airport have caused 63 flights to be delayed or diverted in the past week, triggering an investigation and raising questions about the motives of the offenders. Investigations are ongoing. No details on…

Drone disruptions at airports: How dangerous are they to aircraft?

Drone sightings have disrupted flights at Singapore’s Changi Airport for the second time in a week, with around 18 departure and arrival flights delayed on Mon night. With drones increasingly disrupting operations at airports around the world, just…

Jalan Buroh fire: Air of caution lingers at shuttered Summit Gas Systems site

A faint, almost imperceptible whiff of burnt smell still lingers at 43 Jalan Buroh, four days after a massive fire gutted a LPG facility about the size of two football fields. When CNA visited Summit Gas Systems on…

Another property agent in trouble for allegedly renting out six homes for illegal short-term stays

Another property agent — this time Joel Su Jiqing of Propnex — has been charged with renting out residential properties for illegal short-term stays. That makes the 38-year-old Singaporean the fifth person to face such a charge since…

Airport drone incursions pose a serious threat, and can be hard to stop: Experts

After two drone incursions over Changi Airport within a week, aviation observers have outlined some of the ways to tackle such airspace intrusion, but agree it is far easier to cause disruptions, than to prevent them. One expert…

Linde investing US$1.4b to expand Jurong Island gas complex, boosting supply to ExxonMobil

Gas and engg giant Linde has signed a long-term agreement with ExxonMobil APAC which will see it investing US$1.4 billion to expand its existing gasification complex at Jurong Island and integrating it with ExxonMobil’s project to produce and…

A second Raffles hotel in Singapore will open on Sentosa in 2022

French hospitality group Accor announced on Tues that a second Raffles hotel will open in Singapore in 2022. The Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa Singapore will be located on a site adjacent to the existing Sofitel Singapore Sentosa…

Make PMD users dismount near bus stops

I share Mr Ong Yao Min’s sentiment that commuters at bus stops need to be protected against unsafe PMD use (PMD use: People at bus stops need protection, June 21). I have seen several near misses as a…

Move captured crocodile to River Safari

From a natural history perspective, I was heartened to read of an estuarine crocodile measuring 3.4m long being found in a drain in Sungei Kadut Drive. Not only is this crocodile species endangered in Singapore, I believe this…

CapitaLand’s Funan achieves 95% committed occupancy for retail component ahead of opening

The fully revamped Funan, Singapore’s first omnichannel shopping mall, has secured 95% committed occupancy for its retail component ahead of its Fri opening, bringing the total number of brands to more than 190. Some of the mall’s newly…

Air quality in Singapore unaffected by Johor incident: NEA

The air quality in Singapore has remained good and has not been affected by what has been described as an “air pollution incident” at Pasir Gudang in Johor. NEA said yesterday that it is in contact with its…

Heartland businesses get help from resource centre

Heartland business operators like Mr Guan Qing will now get help to cope with changing consumer behaviour, among other challenges. A study conducted in 2017 by the Federation of Merchants’ Associations, Singapore (FMAS) showed that the three key…

CBD Grade A supply hit 25.1 million sqft in Q1

This chart from Colliers Intl shows that available Grade A office stock in the CBD totalled 25.1 million sqft in Q1, with an average vacancy rate of 3.9% and average gross effective rents of $9.64 psf pm. The…

Higher parking fines do not go far enough

I refer to the report, “Higher fines for parking offences from July: HDB, URA” (June 24). Often, motorists abuse the loading and unloading bays in HDB estates. For example, at my block in Bukit Panjang town, there are…

Drones, bad weather cause more flight delays at Changi Airport

Flights were delayed or diverted at Changi Airport on Mon night due to unauthorised drone activities and bad weather, said CAAS. About 15 departures and three arrivals were delayed, while seven other flights were diverted. Arrival and departure…

Sembawang GRC, NEA step up dengue fight

Sembawang GRC and NEA have said they are doing everything they can to stop the transmission of dengue, amid the current epidemic affecting Singapore. Efforts have been stepped up particularly around Woodlands Ave 6 where a total of…

Fewer illegal massage parlours detected last year

In Lavender St is a row of shophouses that, up to early last year, used to house more than 10 massage parlours. But, just as suddenly as they were set up, more than half closed down and were…

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