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Progressive payment scheme for buildings under construction (BUC) private properties: How does it work?

Buying property before it has been completed is very common in Singapore, and all those new condo launches you see popping up everywhere are examples of buildings under construction. Developers of private property typically follow the progressive payment…

Courts Singapore opens first IoT store at Funan mall

Courts Singapore has opened its first IoT store at Funan mall. The 12,000 sqft store houses Google’s first experience zone in Asia and another from Samsung. Consumers can try Google’s entire range of products in Singapore, from smartphones…

Daiso launches its first Threeppy shop in Singapore

Japanese discount retailer Daiso will launch its Threeppy store at Funan mall on Sun. Japanese discount retailer Daiso will launch its Threeppy retail store at Funan mall on Sun. Known as the ‘premium’ version of Daiso, the first…

Raffles Hotel opens revamped Raffles Arcade mall, which now has a spa and co-working space

Raffles Arcade, the shopping wing of Raffles Hotel, has reopened after a two-year revamp with a new mix of tenants. Besides retail stores and restaurants, Raffles Arcade (formerly called Raffles Hotel Arcade) will also house a spa, an…

Applications for Piermont Grand, first EC launch in 2019, open on July 12

Applications for Piermont Grand, the first EC launch this year, will be open for eligible buyers on Fri and end on July 22. Bookings are expected to be conducted on July 27, announced City Developments (CDL). Jointly developed…

View at Kismis in Bukit Timah opens for public preview on July 13

Roxy-Pacific Holdings and its JV partner Tong Eng Group will launch their latest project View at Kismis on Sat. Units in the 186-unit development range from 517 sqft for a two-bedroom unit, to 1,292 sqft for a five-bedroom…

More than half of affected residents return home after Ang Mo Kio fire: HDB

More than half of the households affected by a huge fire at Ang Mo Kio Central have returned to their homes almost one week after the blaze, according to HDB. In a FB post on Wed, HDB said…

One Pearl Bank condominium to go on sale with prices starting at S$970,000

Apartments at One Pearl Bank condominium will go on sale from Jul 20, with prices starting at S$970,000 for studio units. Built on the site of the former Pearl Bank Apartments, the 99-year leasehold development is expected to…

‘Neighbours from hell’: Authorities can do more to help residents

The 17th floor of this block of HDB flats in Punggol looked normal and quiet. But I was there to chase a story about neighbour disputes and, within minutes, the tension was palpable. They are concerned about the…

Buildings to comply with new regulations for disabled-friendly facilities from next year

From Jan 6 next year, new buildings or buildings undergoing large-scale renovations have to ensure that they fulfil new accessibility regulations. These include building more spacious changing rooms and bathrooms for the convenience of the elderly, their caregivers,…

Painting a picture of Singapore during its ‘missing century’

Were the people of early Singapore growing their own rice? A little-known poem – presented by archaeologist Tai Yew Seng in a lecture last Thurs – describes Singapore as having barren land but able to “produce a lot…

Condo rents dip again, but those for HDB flats inch up

Rents for non-landed private homes dipped last month for the second straight month but those for HDB flats edged up again, according to flash data yesterday. Condominium and private apartment rents dipped 0.2 per cent from May to…

Sun Venture granted exclusive due diligence for 71 Robinson Rd

A sale is in the works for 71 Robinson Road. BT understands that property investment group Sun Venture has been granted exclusive due diligence with a view to buy the 15-storey office block. The pricing is slightly under…

Distribution of collective sales proceeds depends on structure of developments

We refer to the letter by Mr Tan Wee Gee (Newer valuation method welcome for selling en bloc, June 26). Strata-titled developments are planned and designed in different forms, which give rise to different unit types and share…

Will ‘shoot first, investigate later’ approach work to safeguard airport operations?

The recent incidents of drone incursion at Changi Airport call for tougher actions on incident response from CAAS and other government agencies. Given that the first incident occurred on June 18, it would have been fair to assume…

Rope in public to spot errant drones

When I asked whether drones could force a shutdown of Changi Airport after rogue drones did so at London’s Gatwick Airport in Dec last year (Can drones force closure of Changi Airport?, Dec 27, 2018), CAAS said measures…

New Kreta Ayer museum evokes area’s rich cultural history

Museums often showcase cultural and historical objects, but in a Singapore first, a new community gallery in Kreta Ayer aims to reflect the area’s intangible cultural heritage, such as Chinese opera and the Chinese tea ceremony. Kreta Ayer…

What can we do to stop housing migrant workers in unliveable quarters?

MOM said on July 4 that it has slapped 10 charges on dormitory operator Labourtek Mgmt Corp after checks found cockroaches in its “filthy and unacceptable” dormitories, which also had missing or damaged light fixtures, faulty shower taps…

Apple opens its second Singapore store at Jewel Changi Airport on Saturday

Singapore’s second Apple store is set to open on Sat at 10am. Apple Jewel Changi Airport will be located on level 2 of the mall and will have more than 100 employees speaking 11 languages, including sign language.…

Why Singapore was chosen as a filming location for HBO’s hit series Westworld

HBO’s science-fiction series Westworld is currently one of the biggest TV shows there is at the moment. And according to its co-creator Lisa Joy, all it took was one look at photos of Singapore for the team to…

Drink water from a public toilet? Singapore’s taps put to the test

Esther Chia is a health-conscious homemaker — she has a water filtration system at home that cost her more than S$2,000, and it also makes her water alkaline. When she is out with her family, she always buys…

Singapore, KL among major cities to face ‘unprecedented’ climate shifts by 2050

Singapore and KL are among cities that will face “unprecedented” climate shifts by 2050, researchers warned on Wed. Such shifts could include changes in rainfall patterns, leading to more severe flooding and droughts, according to climate scientists from…

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