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Maxwell Chambers Suites opens for preview ahead of grand opening

Shutterbugs and heritage buffs were among the first to take a peek into the newly-refurbished Maxwell Chambers Suites on Thurs, two years after the building closed for renovation works. Constructed in 1928, Maxwell Chambers was first used as…

Questions in the air after drone disruptions

Thousands of travellers were affected when drone sightings at Changi Airport over two nights, on June 18 and 24, led to 55 flight delays and eight diversions. With more drones getting off the ground in Singapore, and Changi…

PMDs: Give pedestrians right of way on paths

Madam Loh Siew Lan was walking to a nearby childcare centre in Tampines to fetch her grandson one evening in May when a young man riding a PMD slammed into her, knocking her off her feet. She is…

Person who booked CC hall for Arakan Army event falsely declared it as healthcare talk: PA

The person who booked a CC hall for the 10th-anniversary celebration of the Arakan Army’s founding had misrepresented the event as his company’s health talk, said PA. In letters to ST, readers raised questions about how the Myanmar…

Man jailed 12 weeks for signing tenancy agreement on behalf of vice syndicate

A 39-year-old man was sentenced to 12 weeks’ jail on Wed for signing a tenancy agreement on behalf of a vice syndicate. Chinese national Jiang Hualei was charged with one count of cheating. On Thurs, the police said…

AA REIT secures 10-year master tenant for 3 Tuas Ave 2 property

A master tenant has been secured for its property at 3 Tuas Ave 2, says the manager of AIMS APAC REIT (AA REIT), and it will be occupying the entire premises of about 268,000 sqft. The tenant has…

Level playing field for non-profit kindergartens to keep them afloat

I read with much interest the report, “Parents fight to keep non-profit preschools alive, as popularity of MOE kindergartens grows” (July 14). In 2015 and 2016, my elder child attended the Bethesda Serangoon Church Sunbeam Kindergarten in Upper…

Can Singapore and rest of South-east Asia rise to the challenge of surging seas?

The Government announced in Mar that it will start a National Sea Level Programme this year to bring together research expertise and better understand how rising sea levels will impact Singapore. While all coastal cities will be affected…

Jail for e-scooter rider who struck one pedestrian on footbridge, then hit another as he fled

A 37-year-old man not only rode his electric scooter on a pedestrian bridge, he then tried to squeeze between two pedestrians. In doing so, Victor Chin knocked down a 72-year-old man, then tried to flee on the PMD…

Fire at Bukit Batok flat: 1 victim in critical condition, 2 others taken to hospital

Three persons have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out at a Bukit Batok HDB flat on Thurs morning, with one of them in critical condition. SCDF said it responded to the fire at a home…

Ngee Ann City death: 1m-tall safety barriers consistent with other countries, BCA says

The minimum height requirement of 1m for safety barriers in commercial buildings in Singapore is “consistent” with other countries, authorities said, following reports of two people falling to their deaths in shopping malls in less than three years.…

Bookstores face rising rents, but some find ways to keep going

Ask bookstores what is their key challenge, and one answer keeps popping up: Rising rents. And it has indeed felled one player in the market, at least for now. Last Fri, MPH announced that it was closing the…

Engineer fined S$50,000 for certifying lifting equipment without safety checks

A PE was fined S$50,000 for failing to exercise due diligence in certifying the safety of 14 scissors lifts, MOM said on Thurs. Tan Juay Pah, 61, who was an AE for lifting equipment registered with MOM, was…

FAQ: How worried should we be about the health risks of 5G?

By 2020, Singapore could see super-fast, more reliable wireless communication with the planned rollout of 5G networks. Yet as with other mobile communication features, some concerns have been raised about potential radiofrequency exposure-related health risks. So are there…

Property market resilient despite economic uncertainty

While investors typically retreat to the sidelines in the face of macroeconomic uncertainty, property buyers in Hong Kong and Singapore have bucked this trend. During the weekend of June 22 and 23, while thousands of protesters besieged Hong…

New resale record set by DBSS unit at City View @ Boon Keng

For the second time this year, a unit at City View @ Boon Keng has set a new record price for a resale HDB flat in Singapore. The 1,281 sqft, five-room unit on the 39th floor changed hands…

Keppel REIT comes under short-term stress from investment banking tenants

Deutsche Bank earlier this month announced it was axeing 18,000 jobs globally in one of the biggest overhauls to an investment bank since the aftermath of the financial crisis. The bank also outlined a restructuring plan that will…

Sen Yue to build new metal and materials smelting facility

Sen Yue Holdings, the e-waste mgmt solutions provider, will be setting up a new smelting facility here to support growth and enhance the capabilities of its waste mgmt business. The group will be spending about $4 million for…

New heritage walk with a tale of a heroic Javanese princess

At dusk each night, retiree Zainal Angus lights his oil lamp at the hut where he tends the tomb of Radin Mas – a Javanese princess who, according to folklore, was knifed in the heart while trying to…

Revamp works to weigh on CapitaLand Commercial Trust’s income

CapitaLand Commercial Trust’s (CCT) may see its FY 2020-2021 DPU fall between 0.6-0.9% after factoring in an income vacuum from its proposed AEI works at 21 Collyer Quay and Six Battery Road, a report by CGS-CIMB revealed. Whilst…

104-year-old mid-rise Leshan Gardens up for sale

Leshan Gardens, a 104-year leasehold, mid-rise residential redevelopment site off Geylang Road has been launched for tender, Knight Frank Singapore revealed. According to an announcement, it has a site area of 1,524.8 sqm (approx. 16,412 sqft) and is…

Higher renewed rents could uplift Keppel REIT

Keppel REIT is likely to keep up a positive rental reversion for its Singapore office portfolio, according to UOB Kay Hian. The report noted that the REIT’s mgmt revealed that the average rents for expiring leases are $10.70…

Six adjoining freehold conservation shophouses at Joo Chiat Road for sale

A row of six contiguous three-storey freehold conservation shophouses, with potential to value add, in the Joo Chiat/East Coast area will be sold as a bundle via a public tender, an announcement by CBRE. The shophouses, located at…

No room in S’pore for large predators to roam freely

ST coverage on the Sungei Kadut crocodile makes interesting reading (Croc concerns: Past and future, July 6). It would also be good to know the views of the public and those who hike in nature reserves. While Acres…

Include profits from rental, ad space when computing earnings

While operating train services can incur losses, the operation of the public transport system should be seen as a whole (Rail operators cannot sustain large losses for long, July 13). The profits from renting out retail and advertising…

Profitability should not be main concern for rail operators

When it comes to public transport systems, profitability should always take a back seat to the more pressing concerns of quality and affordability (Rail operators cannot sustain large losses for long, July 13). Given the “public” nature of…

Stringent checks needed on use of CC facilities

I read with concern that some Myanmar nationals had used Singapore as a base to mobilise support for armed violence against their government. The individuals held their activities in the hall of a CC, which is a common…

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