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Wee Hur secures $39 mil construction project from Tanglin Trust School

Wee Hur Construction, the wholly-owned subsidiary of developer Wee Hur Holdings, has won a construction project worth $39 million from Tanglin Trust School. The project covers A&A to the existing Tanglin Trust School campus at 95 Portsdown Road…

Eco toilet in flats not meant to replace regular basin: HDB

We refer to Mr Chin Kee Thou’s letter, “HDB’s eco toilet option runs counter to water-saving efforts” (July 1).To provide residents with more choices to suit different lifestyle needs, HDB offers both the conventional pedestal and eco-pedestal to…

Scourge of the e-scooter: Pedestrians speak out against PMDs

Two weeks ago, freelance photographer Steven Goh was walking outside Admiralty MRT station when a young e-scooter rider sped through a crowd and crashed into him, bruising his leg. “He realised he hit me but didn’t even stop…

How do we design for Singapore’s future?

A storm is coming. The years ahead hold several challenges for Singapore. According to MSS, rapid urbanisation has led to the exacerbation of the urban heat island effect, meaning that Singapore heats up twice as fast as the…

Dyson CEO Rowan says Singapore ‘natural choice’ for HQ

Choosing Singapore as the location for Dyson’s headquarters was a natural choice, according to CEO Jim Rowan. “It made sense for us to have the epicentre of the business closer to where the manufacturing, final stage of product…

Cheapest parking spots for Singapore’s popular spots, CBD (Raffles Place) and Orchard Road!

Parking spaces are hard to come by in both shopping-destination Orchard Road and CBD. Not only are the retail stores expensive, but so is the parking. ZUU has researched the best places to park that will save you…

From Pepper Kingdom to modern-day Choa Chu Kang

The name “Choa Chu Kang” is rooted in the Teochew term “Kang Chu”, meaning River Clan. Back in the day, Choa Chu Kang was a plantation ground and its riverbanks were seeded with pepper and gambier. All of…

Sultan Plaza to relaunch collective sale with approval for hotel use

Sultan Plaza will launch its second collective sale tender on July 11, following its initial launch in Jan this year. The reserve price for the development is unchanged at $380 million, which translates to $1,860 psf ppr. The…

Datapulse Technology-Pam Holdings consortium set to buy Bay Hotel Singapore for $235m

Hotel and hospitality property investment firm Datapulse Technology has entered into a consortium company to acquire Bay Hotel Singapore for $235m, a filing with SGX revealed. Datapulse Technology, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Datapulse Investment (DIPL), entered into a…

Hoa Nam Building up for en bloc sale for $160 million

Freehold mixed-development Hoa Nam Building at 27 Foch Road has been put up for en bloc sale, carrying an asking price of $160 million. This works out to $1,866 psf based on the property’s GFA of 85,744 sqft,…

HDB received 3,300 complaints on suspected unauthorised flat rentals in 5 years

HDB received around 3,300 cases of feedback on suspected unauthorised rental of flats, disamenities or overcrowding of flats by foreign and non-foreign tenants between 2014 and 2018. This is according to MND in a written answer to Parliament…

PropertyGuru appoints new country manager for Singapore

PG Group has appointed property industry veteran Dr Tan Tee Khoon as the new Country Manager for Singapore. With three decades of experience in Singapore’s property industry, Dr Tan has held leadership positions across both private and public…

Industrial occupancy rates up 0.3ppt in Q1

This chart from CGS-CIMB shows the 0.3 ppt YoY increase in the occupancy rates and the rental index of the overall industrial property market. According to CGS-CIMB analyst Lock Mun Yee, this supported industrial REITs’ encouraging results in…

Sembcorp to install and operate solar farms atop six CapitaLand properties

Sembcorp Industries is teaming up with CapitaLand Group to install and operate six rooftop solar farms at properties in Singapore owned by CapitaLand. As part of the partnership, Sembcorp will install, own and operate rooftop solar panels with…

This airport has a massive slide that will take you to your gate

Not a lot of people can say that airports are actually fun — but things are different at Changi Airport in Singapore. Often called one of the best airports in the world, this incredible, beautiful, and actually fun…

No formation of Electoral Boundaries Review Committee yet: Chan Chun Sing

The formation of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee, one of the clearest indications that a general election is imminent, has not occurred yet. Chan Chun Sing, MTI Minister gave the update on Mon in a written response to…

Five Guys to open first Singapore outlet at Plaza Singapura

Following last month’s announcement that famous American burger franchise Five Guys will be opening in Singapore, Zouk Group has now revealed that the first outlet will be located at PS. Located on the ground level of the mall…

Make QR codes easier to generate for e-payment

My bad experience with e-payments is slightly different from Mr Lim Teck Koon’s (Onus on banks to teach retailers how to use payment platforms, July 4). The various e-payment apps in Singapore are geared towards scanning a QR…

Make more parks available for camping

Singapore’s vision to be a biophilic City in a Garden should see the national community be steward of our natural environment, with each individual being responsible for climate reformation. One way to better appreciate our flora and fauna…

Lack of effective enforcement on PMDs a glaring lapse for Singapore

I was so happy to see the well-researched article on the hazards of PMDs (Too fast and too reckless, July 7). Singapore does so much right that the lack of effective regulation and enforcement in this instance seems…

No action taken over stagnant water on path for two months

In May, I called NEA hotline about stagnant water on the grass path running parallel to Permai Residences, from a short distance away from Keramat Bukit Kasita to the end of the path near the bus stop in…

SMRT has good team, but some attrition useful: Khaw

SMRT has a very good team of people in charge, and sometimes, some attrition is useful, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said. He was responding to WP chief Pritam Singh (Aljunied GRC), who asked about recent reports in…

Eateries using shared kitchen say Deliveroo not listing them on platform

Diners ordering in have enjoyed more options as shared kitchens spread across Singapore over the last two years. Operated by food delivery services, the kitchens helped restaurants circumvent the high rental and manpower costs associated with dine-in establishments,…

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