Daily Archives: July 5, 2019 (24 Articles Found)

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A civil servant takes you on a tour of the most underrated mall on Orchard Road

In Singapore, every mall is a good mall. Our glorious cultural monuments like Ion Orchard have dominated our government’s publicity campaigns, and for good reason. It’s so shiny! But, as Singaporeans, we must always innovate and synergise to…

Jewel Changi Airport shortlisted for 2019 World Architecture Festival award

Jewel Changi Airport has made the shortlist of the 2019 World Architecture Festival, the world’s biggest architecture awards programme. The award organisers released on Thurs their shortlist comprising 534 projects from 70 countries. Jewel Changi Airport was designed…

Pharma giant GSK opens $130m manufacturing facility in Singapore

On 5 July 2019, global healthcare company GSK opened a new $130 million pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Jurong that was developed as part of the GSK-EDB 10-year Singapore Manufacturing Roadmap. The investment demonstrates GSK’s commitment to Singapore as…

Shorter opening hours for some restaurants at Jewel Changi Airport

All eight restaurants on the fifth floor of Jewel Changi Airport as well as a bulk of the eateries on the Basement 2 level will have shorter operating hours starting Wed. All the restaurants at the fifth-level Canopy…

Massive fire at Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, eight people taken to hospital

Eight people, including a SCDF officer, were taken to hospital with burn injuries and for smoke inhalation after a huge fire involving four shops broke out at Blk 720, Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 on Fri afternoon. SCDF…

Rear crabs in more humane way

To rear crabs in the tiniest space possible makes good business sense (Crabs reared sustainably to help boost Singapore’s food security, June 27). But I was dismayed to see that the containers they are kept in have little…

Angela Hoe appointed as head of retail at Knight Frank Singapore

Knight Frank Singapore has appointed a new head of retail to take charge of its retail property services, which include planning and consultancy as well as marketing and leasing. Angela Hoe will take up this position on July…

The 5 most overrated condo facilities

With an abundance of condo facilities, which of them are actually overrated? 1) Excessive vertical gardens – Greenery is good, but excessive vertical gardens are not. They may look good in buildings but in a condo, they’re reduced…

Why captured crocodile was relocated to farm

We refer to the letter “Move captured crocodile to River Safari” (June 25), and thank Mr Edwin Pang for sharing his concerns about the estuarine crocodile that was relocated from the drain in Sungei Kadut Drive. There are…

One year on: How the cooling measures came and shook up the housing market

Today marks exactly one year since the Government dropped the surprise announcement that it was raising ABSD rates and tightening LTV limits just after 7pm on July 5. The measures, which took effect the next day, came as…

How will carbon tax affect investors and companies?

On Jan 1 this year, the Carbon Pricing Act came into force in Singapore. Under the Act, any industrial facility that emits greenhouse gases (GHG) equal to or above 25,000 tonnes of CO2e, or carbon dioxide equivalent, will…

Revamped Funan Mall leverages tech to refine shopper experience

After closing for three years for a $560 million redevelopment, Funan mall has reopened as a “social retail space for discovery, learning and shopping”, said Chris Chong, MD of retail at CapitaLand Singapore. CapitaLand’s take on meshing technology…

Resale unit at Cairnhill Plaza reaps $1.5 mil profit

The seller of a unit at Cairnhill Plaza made the top gain of $1.5 million over the week of June 18 to 25. The 2,852 sqft, four-bedroom unit on the 34th floor was bought for $3.5 million ($1,227…

Unit at Costa Del Sol going for $1.36 mil

At Costa Del Sol in District 16, a 947 sqft unit will be put up for its first auction on July 31, according to the auctioneer at ET&Co. This is a mortgagee sale, with a guide price of…

Allgreen Properties to launch Juniper Hill on July 13

The second level of Tanglin Mall on Tanglin Road holds the sales gallery and show suites of Juniper Hill, a luxurious freehold development by Allgreen Properties. “Given its proximity to Juniper Hill, Tanglin Mall is an ideal place…

CapitaLand could bank on Liang Court’s potential yield of up to 4.7%: analyst

Redeveloping Liang Court could push yield by up to 4.7% or an implied land rate of $939 psf. This could be a boon for CapitaLand, according to DBS Equity Research. “Given its prime location within the Central region,…

S-Reits seek faster approval turnaround for related-party deals

Singapore may want to consider shortening the time a Reit needs to gain unitholders’ nod for related party transactions and rethink the practice of quarterly reporting for the sector. In a report by KPMG and Reitas entitled “Singapore…

North-South Line’s train reliability now on par with Hong Kong, Taipei systems: Khaw Boon Wan

As Singapore’s two oldest rail lines – NSEWL – undergo much-needed renewal expected to go on until 2023, the benefits are already being felt as the NSL’s reliability scores hit a milestone. There has been an improvement in…

New national dental centre set up to cope with demand for dental services

The National University Centre for Oral Health (NUCOHS) officially opened on Fri, becoming the second national facility in Singapore to offer specialised dental health services. Set up to cope with the rising demand for dental services from Singaporeans,…

Five jailed, fined for falsifying permit after fatal accident at construction site

A project director and four others were sentenced to jail and fined on Fri under WSH Act for falsifying a permit-to-work (PTW), following an investigation into a fatal accident in 2016 at a Tampines construction site. Qingjian Intl…

2 Singaporean men charged with flying drones near Paya Lebar Air Base

Two men were charged on Fri with operating drones without a permit near Paya Lebar Air Base, in an unprecedented case of individuals hauled to court for drone activity. To date, only a company has been charged for…

Pet Haven shelter saved from closure, but struggles persist

No-kill animal shelter Pets Haven has been saved from closure, but it is still struggling. Registered as an official entity for animal welfare in 2002 by Ms Cathy Strong and Mr Mohan Div, Animal Lovers League (ALL) created…

S’pore must take early action against climate change

As a small, low-lying island state, Singapore will continue to take preventive action against the impact of climate change, Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean said yesterday. Mr Teo drew attention in particular to the Republic’s efforts in going…

Proposed panel to push for caring commuter culture

Efforts to promote a caring commuter culture will soon get a national push, if a proposal for a wide-ranging committee goes through. PTC has recommended a new committee involving representatives from the public and private sectors and voluntary…

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