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Diary of a man forced by his boss to visit the new Funan mall

As far as I’m concerned, there are 3 types of malls in Singapore. The first is the Orchard Mall, filled with Tai-tais, TWGs, and price-tags which can blind you. The second is the Strata Mall; a little shabby,…

Mega unit at Ritz Carlton Residences going for $22 mil

A 5,662 sqft, single-floor mega unit on the 15th floor of Ritz Carlton Residences in Cairnhill is for sale at $22 million ($3,955 psf). This unit used to be two separate three-bedroom units; however, KOP Ltd, the developer,…

What makes Changi Airport shine

Today, we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the formation of CAG. It has been 38 years since Changi Airport started operations on July 1, 1981 and I have been deeply involved in its development from as early as…

More than 85,000 e-scooters registered as deadline closes: LTA

More than 85,000 electric scooters have been registered with LTA as of the registration deadline on Sun. LTA said on Mon that close to 1,000 registrations were recorded on the last day. “About 75 per cent of registrants…

Explainer: What could be driving private home prices to an estimated five-year high?

Despite talk of a possible recession and the global economic uncertainty, private property prices in Singapore have hit a five-year high. The jump follows two straight quarters of falling prices. The URA index now stands at its highest…

HDB’s eco toilet option runs counter to water-saving efforts

Public housing estates that are about 30 years old are eligible for HDB’s HIP. It comes with a toilet package comprising new pedestal pans, a wash basin with a tap, and other features. Residents may choose between two…

Global tech services provider NTT will have Asia-Pacific head office in Singapore

A newly formed global technology services provider is making Singapore its APAC head office, with plans to hire here in the areas of automation and cyber security. NTT, the intl arm of the S$142 billion tech giant NTT…

Changi’s air links nearly double, a decade after creation of CAG

Ten years after a new entity was created to operate Changi Airport, passenger and airline numbers have increased and the Singapore air hub is stronger, with new air links added. This has, in turn, made Singapore more attractive…

Renovations to expand Terminal 2 start later this year

Renovations to expand Changi Airport T2’s capacity will begin in the last quarter of this year. The facelift includes the departure hall, which will have a new layout of check-in counters, and automated check-in kiosks and bag-drop machines.…

Wee Hur wins $96 mil HDB project

Property group Wee Hur Holdings announced on Mon that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wee Hur Construction, has secured a new project worth $96 million from HDB. The project will see the group involved in building and contingency works for…

HDB resale prices dipped 0.2% in Q2

HDB’s RPI has hit 130.8 in Q2, representing a 0.2% fall from the 131 RPI in Q1. “Prices have been fluctuating within a very narrow -1 and 1% QoQ price change over the last 18 quarters, indicating that…

Private home prices climbed 1.3% in Q2: URA estimates

The private residential property price index in Q2 rose 1.3% to 150.5 points from 148.6 points in the previous quarter, according to URA’s flash estimates. The quarterly gains represent a slight recovery from the 0.7% decline in the…

Kopitiam takes e-payment to next level with cryptocurrencies

Kopitiam foodcourts are a mainstay of many Singapore malls, and the revamped Funan mall that opened on Fri is no different, with a Kopitiam installed in its basement. What sets it apart however, is how the humble foodcourt…

Safe riding practices highlighted in campaigns

We refer to recent suggestions from forum writers on enhancing safety for commuters at bus stops. Ensuring safety is key in our drive to encourage active mobility in Singapore as part of our Walk, Cycle, Ride transport vision.…

Pasir Panjang Power District as a showcase of S’pore’s green ambition

The conservation of our heritage buildings and natural environment cannot simply be largely about retaining the facades of monuments and systematically planting trees. This is especially so when longstanding practices have yielded negative unintended consequences, including the irrevocable…

Recourse for victims harassed by neighbours

It must have been a harrowing experience for the six families who had to endure the harassment from a contentious neighbour and were finally forced to move out (‘Neighbour from hell’ drove 6 families away, June 23). Splashing…

Message of saving water bears repeating

There have been a number of chilling reports recently about water crises in the region. These reports serve as a reminder to Singaporeans that water is an extremely precious resource and should never be taken for granted. Notwithstanding…

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