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Double-decker bus crashes into taxi stand shelter at Bishan MRT Station, no injuries reported

A SBS Transit double-decker bus crashed into the shelter of a taxi stand at Bishan MRT Station during the morning rush hour on Wed, damaging it. A witness by the name of Kelvin who was in the vehicle…

Mount Alvernia Hospital to build $25 million cancer centre to meet needs of ageing population

Mount Alvernia Hospital will build a new $25 million cancer centre to treat up to 1,000 patients a year without the need for a wait list. The hospital said the centre, to be completed in 2020, will enable…

Team effort needed for climate action: Khor

Fighting climate change needs to be a consolidated effort, and the Government cannot tackle the pressing issue alone, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor said yesterday. “Everyone, including civil society organisations, businesses…

Luxury bungalow in Kheam Hock sold for $13.28 mil

A brand-new freehold luxury bungalow in the Kheam Hock landed housing estate was sold for $13.28 million ($2,586 psf). The 2½-storey house, which sits on 5,137 sqft of land, is one of three bungalows along Narooma Road developed…

Cuscaden Reserve private previews expected in 3Q2019

Singapore developer SC Global Developments and two Hong Kong-listed developers and hotel operators, New World Development and Far East Consortium, has unveiled Cuscaden Reserve, a project in the heart of Orchard Road. Private previews for Cuscaden Reserve are…

JLL appoints Gabriel Stubbe as SVP for Investment Sales Asia

JLL Hotels & Hospitality has appointed Gabriel Stubbe as senior VP, investment sales Asia. Based in Singapore, Stubbe will serve developers, Reits, family office clients, private equity and sovereign wealth funds across the region, with a mandate to…

Apartments on Phoenix road relaunch for collective sale

The row of apartments and shops at 2 to 24 Phoenix Road in Bukit Panjang has been relaunched for collective sale. It was first put up for collective sale on Nov 29 last year at an indicative price…

Office floor at Springleaf Tower for sale at $29.5 mil

An entire office floor at Level 30 of Springleaf Tower on Anson Road is up for sale via an EOI exercise with a guide price of $29.5 million ($2,746 psf). Spanning 10,742 sqft of strata area, the office…

JTC launches two sites under 1H2019 IGLS

JTC has launched two sites under the 1H2019 IGLS programme. Both sites are zoned B2 and for general industrial use. The first site is located at Tuas South Link 3 (Plot 19). Spanning 47,920 sqft, the plot has…

Singapore the world’s 3rd most expensive city for expats, up from 4th in 2018: Mercer

Singapore is now the third most expensive city in the world for expatriates to live in, behind Hong Kong and Tokyo, driven by “sustained demand in quality housing and rising affluence”. The Republic was in fourth place last…

LTA seizes 13 more PMDs in latest operation in Sengkang, Lorong Halus

LTA seized a total of 13 PMDs in its latest enforcement efforts on Tues evening in the north-eastern part of the country. In a FB post on Wed, LTA said that its active mobility enforcement officers were out…

Tap GovTech expertise in move to new ERP system

Forum writer Lee Eng Kiang questioned the need to have replacement in-vehicle units (IU) for the new ERP system and I agree with him. LTA has been researching and testing the new ERP system for many years. After…

Newer valuation method welcome for selling en bloc

Singapore property takes centre stage in the world of premium penthouses. Unfortunately, owners of such penthouses in Singapore often find their property valued quite differently when the condominium goes for sale en bloc. The inclusion of “share value”…

In the end, it’s about being more civic-minded

A lot of people do not realise that living in a HDB flat, which is heavily subsidised by the Government, is a privilege and not a right. To me, anything that is heavily subsidised by the Government is,…

Stronger action needed by authorities to stop bad behaviour

I was very surprised as to why the police did not take strong action against the “neighbour from hell” in Punggol, even as she continued to carry out the acts that made others’ lives miserable. The police said…

Choose maintenance-free options for HDB upgrading

Six blocks in my 34-year-old estate were selected by HDB for a forthcoming HIP. The toilet package includes new non-skid floor tiles, which have two varieties for selection: treated and non-treated. The non-treated tiles are regular non-skid tiles,…

Ex-AMKTC general manager never in position to decide on contract tenders: Lawyer

While the prosecution pushed for a jail sentence of almost five years for former AMKTC GM Wong Chee Meng, his lawyer on Wed argued for a fraction of it, on the basis that Wong was never in a…

Greater whole-of-society push needed to tackle homelessness

Homelessness can look like two elderly men shuffling into a void deck after 10pm, carrying what seems to be their life’s possessions in plastic bags. Two policemen on night patrol came, saw them, said “hello uncles” and left…

Stretching our land options – Going upward, downward and seaward

Land is a critical factor in any country’s development, more so for a little red dot like Singapore. Hence, we are always looking at different ways to stretch our land options. One strategy is to go upward. We…

HBO is shooting drama series in Chong Pang, Yishun about heartlanders in Singapore

HBO Asia has started filming for a new drama series featuring stories about everyday residents in a fictional Singaporean town – and it will be shot almost entirely in the sleepy estate of Chong Pang in Yishun. The…

Singapore’s war on waste—is there a better way?

Singapore needs to invest in a network of machines and plants to upcycle its discarded food, plastics and electronics if it wants to become a zero-waste nation and extend the use of its sole landfill, says leading environmentalist…

Concern over implications as CAAS investigates Changi drone intrusions

While little is yet known about the two recent incidents of unauthorised drone activity at Changi Airport, which affected more than 60 flights, there is concern about the potential implications among analysts, industry players and the drone community.…

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