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Life’s a beach: Entrepreneur writes book on surviving homelessness in Sembawang Park

For three months of her life in 2009, Liyana Dhamirah Selamat lived out of a small blue tent at Sembawang Park. Fast forward a decade later, the 32-year-old is now a founder of her administrative services start-up and…

Why foreign investors buy properties in Singapore

In cities such as Singapore and Hong Kong, property is a hot button topic with keen interest from both local and foreign buyers. A report by UBS published in 2018 said that properties in Singapore are currently “fairly…

‘Look up’: Ang Mo Kio tackles distracted phone zombies at road junction with new signs

By 7.30am, commuters were rushing across the busy junction of Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 and 8 on Fri, but with about one in every eight still looking at their mobile phones. Barely a few feet away from…

More unified approach to rail operations could work better

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan’s speech at an MOU signing ceremony between SMRT and SBS Transit on Mon last week revealed glimpses of where Singapore’s rail industry might be heading. The MOU was notable in that it paved…

MPA launches GeoSpace-Sea, a Singapore marine and coastal database

A new database on Singapore’s waters, from its coastlines to the seabed, was launched on Fri by MPA. Dubbed GeoSpace-Sea, it aims to provide comprehensive geospatial data for port and coastal planning, among other things, as well as…

Housing loans extend drop in May but overall bank lending rises on business loans: MAS data

Unsurprisingly, housing loans in Singapore shrank for the fifth straight month in May, as cooling measures introduced last July continued to work their way through the property market. Preliminary data from MAS released on Fri shows that mortgages…

Government trims again industrial land supply amid weaker growth outlook

The Government has reduced industrial land supply for the second half of 2019, as a global manufacturing slowdown and rising trade tensions have lowered Singapore’s growth outlook. Under IGLS programme for the second half of 2019, the Government…

Completed condo prices inch up again with 0.2% rise in May: NUS Index

Prices of completed private apartments and condominiums in Singapore inched up 0.2 per cent in May from the previous month, continuing its advance after an upwardly revised 0.3 per cent increase in Apr. The figures are flash estimates…

I visited Funan on its first day of reopening – and it’s completely unlike any other mall in Singapore right now

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There are a lot of high hopes for Funan. Formerly known as the Funan DigitaLife Mall, the 34-year-old Funan brand is known by Singaporeans as the go-to place for tech and IT products. So it’s no surprise that…

Singapore’s love for otters reveals its double-standards towards wildlife in the city

In island city Singapore, space is a premium not just for the humans but also for our local wildlife. In the past three months alone, there has been a spate of headlines about animals ‘encroaching’ into human territory.…

Why electric vehicles alone cannot solve tomorrow’s mobility issues

Often touted as the future of transportation, EVs have gained popularity in recent years due to their ultra-low emissions, reduced noise pollution and maintenance costs. But instead of placing their bets on EVs alone, governments and urban planners…

Sands Expo and Convention Centre awarded prestigious LEED® Platinum Green Building Certification

MBS has achieved the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum for its state-of-the-art Sands Expo and Convention Centre. This marks the industry’s first MICE venue in APAC to attain this recognition for Building Operations and Maintenance.…

Watsons Singapore launches store-in-store concept

Watsons Singapore has launched a premium store concept at Takashimaya. The 7000 sqft store hosts distinct zones encompassing skincare, hair care, health and personal care, with new brands such as Milani, Pony Effect, and Utena. “To keep pace…

5 things to look out for at the revamped Funan Mall

Once known as the one-stop shop for all things IT, the mall now has a lot more lifestyle offerings. Here are five things to look out for at the revamped mall. 1) An Instagram-friendly Love, Bonito store –…

ADB to open office in Singapore to support expansion of private sector operations

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is setting up an office in Singapore to support the expansion of the organisation’s private sector operations. DPM and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Fri inked the deal to set up the…

Funan reopens its doors to visitors after S$560 million revamp

Three years after it closed its doors, the new Funan welcomed its first visitors on Fri after a S$560 million renovation and redesign. With flagship stores from well-known intl and local brands, hundreds of new visitors eagerly waited…

A first look at Golden Village’s 14th multiplex at Funan – VR pods, gold class express hall

After Jewel Changi comes the next talk of the town: Funan Mall. Among the many first-of-its-kind amenities such as the indoor cycling rack and smart parking that adds to the overall savvy-ness of the mall, is Golden Village’s…

Apple to open second store at Jewel Changi airport on July 13

Apple will be opening its second store at Jewel Changi Airport on the 13th of July. The the American tech giant officially broke the news on its Singapore website today, listing the timing of the grand opening at…

Riding PMDs in MRT stations a hazard

I am concerned about school children riding on PMDs in MRT stations. Recently, I was in Serangoon MRT station when I saw two schoolboys riding on PMDs in the station. One of them continued to ride on the…

Immediate action taken at hawker centres

We thank Mr Lee Yong Se for his feedback (Disposables still ubiquitous, June 21). We agree on the need to nudge Singaporeans to adopt more environmentally friendly behaviour. Action has been taken to ensure that reusable cutlery is…

Details of new ERP system still being finalised

We thank the public for their views on the next-generation ERP system. The current gantry-based ERP system has helped to manage congestion and improve traffic speeds on congested roads. However, as the current system is more than 20…

Property curbs couldn’t stop the rich and famous from buying a home here

It seems like there’s no stopping the rich and the famous from snapping up a home on our tiny little island! To start, the daughter of a celebrated Malaysian tycoon was reportedly behind one of the most expensive…

CDL to preview Haus on Handy at prices from $1.188 mil

City Developments Ltd (CDL) will hold an exclusive private preview of the 188-unit Haus on Handy this Sat, June 29. The project is located on Handy Road, within a two-minute walk of PS shopping mall. Located between Haus…

Unit at Rosewood Suites for sale at $835,000

A 1,001 sqft, two-bedroom unit at Rosewood Suites was put up for auction on June 26 for the first time by ET&Co. This was a mortgagee sale with a guide price of $835,000 ($834 psf). The property received…

Roxy-Pacific and Tong Eng to roll out two residential projects in July

In Jan 2018, Teo Hong Lim, executive chairman and CEO of Singapore-listed Roxy-Pacific Holdings, and Terence Teo, director of family-controlled Tong Eng Group, decided to lock in several residential development sites before en bloc sales in Singapore reached…

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