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Choa Chu Kang: Serene HDB town

Choa Chu Kang has been home for many Singaporeans since the first HDB flats were completed along Teck Whye Ave in 1977. Today, the HDB town is mature and self-sustained, and is a highly desirable location to stay…

Can Keppel DC REIT deliver the acquisitions needed to keep premium valuations?

Keppel DC REIT, the first pure-play data centre REIT listed in Asia, has seen its shares climb some 28% so far this year on the back of the global boom in data centres. The REIT is now trading…

Property Agent App spruced up to execute digital marketing campaigns

OrangeTee & Tie announced today a strategic partnership with DREA, a marketing automation platform for property agents to easily launch digital marketing campaigns for their property listings and services. With this exclusive partnership, more than 4,200 OrangeTee &…

How to deal with “sick building” syndrome in your commercial space

Have you heard of the “Sick Building” Syndrome? Often linked to time spent in the building, it can be attributed to the poor air quality in the building or shared confined space. Here’s how to beat this “Sick…

The Alkaff Mansion’s Spanish makeover is a toast to all things Basque with its 3 dining concepts

The Alkaff Mansion’s history goes back to 1918, when the grand, two-story bungalow was built on the hilltop by a prominent Arab family whose name the place retains. Holding its conservation building status since 2005, the place was…

4 rescued, 60 evacuated after PMD-related fire in Ang Mo Kio flat

Four people were rescued and about 60 evacuated after a fire, caused by a PMD, broke out at an Ang Mo Kio flat on Mon afternoon. SCDF said in a FB post that it responded to a fire…

NGO urges public, workers to report lapses in dorms without fear of reprisals

Members of the public and migrant workers should come forward to report lapses in migrant worker dormitories and rest assured that they will remain anonymous when they do so, MWC said on Mon. MWC chairman Yeo Guat Kwang…

Youth pleads guilty to crashing into girl, 3, while riding e-scooter near Eastpoint Mall

A teenager pleaded guilty on Mon to colliding into a toddler, while riding his electric scooter near a bus stop outside Eastpoint Mall in Simei. Muhammad Lutfi Dzakir Abdul Rahman, who was 16 years old when the incident…

More returning trays at hawker centres, but behavioural change will take time: NEA

We thank Ms Jamie Tan for her letter, “Stop cleaners from clearing tables at hawker centres that charge deposits for trays” (July 16). NEA agrees that the practice of returning trays not only contributes to raising labour productivity…

Communication key to tackling weather extremes crisis: Expert

As weather extremes get worse, there is an urgent need to better connect the threat of climate change to ordinary people. For decades, climate scientists have been warning about the severe impact of climate change, from more extreme…

FairPrice Xtra at VivoCity marks chain’s largest store yet

FairPrice Xtra at VivoCity is the Singapore supermarket operator’s largest store yet. The 9,000 sqm space spans two levels, and is designed with many speciality concepts and unique experiences to woo younger shoppers. Eye-catching sectors include a pink…

Lenovo Experience Store opens at Singapore’s Funan

Lenovo has opened an Experience Store opens at Singapore’s Funan mall, offering an online-to-offline experience. The 4,500 sqft store has dedicated areas for product showcases, workshops and pop-up events. “The opening of our new flagship store, together with…

Singapore’s Changi and rival hubs wage battle of airport megamalls

Singapore’s Changi Airport and other Asian hubs are building large commercial facilities to generate extra cash, in addition to expanding runways and other aviation infrastructure. The Hong Kong airport’s SkyCity complex includes a hotel due for completion in…

Iconic Eu Yan Sang Building up for sale at S$62.5m

The iconic Eu Yan Sang building in Chinatown has been put up for sale with a guide price of S$62.5 million, announced JLL on Mon. The building, where Singapore’s first Eu Yan Sang traditional Chinese pharmacy was located…

Living at the top of the world: the biggest condos in Singapore

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard the news that British billionaire James Dyson has smashed the records for buying Singapore’s most expensive super penthouse ever, which also happens to be Singapore’s largest penthouse. But what…

New condo sales volume could jump 33% in Q2

This chart from ET&Co shows that new condo sales volume may climb 33% YoY to 2,300 units in Q2, as compared to 1,739 units in Q1. It was led by new sales in RCR area, rocketing 80% to…

80% of One Pearl Bank’s released units sold at launch

CapitaLand boasted strong sales during the weekend launch of One Pearl Bank, which has recorded 160 units or 80% of the released units sold at an average price of $2,400 psf as of 5 pm on 21 July.…

ST Engineering to play bigger support role in rail ops but doesn’t see itself taking over rail maintenance

ST Engg does not see itself taking over rail maintenance work in Singapore, even as it plays a bigger role to support SMRT and SBST. Mr Vincent Chong, president and CEO of the defence and technology firm said:…

Spotlight on fire protection at HDB homes after string of blazes

Bukit Batok resident Regina Wong said that after last Thurs’s fire at HDB block opposite hers, she has decided to get a fire extinguisher. The fire at a unit in Blk 293D Bukit Batok St 21 saw firefighters…

S-Reits can no longer be seen as ‘low-risk’ if leverage limit is raised: OCBC

If the proposed changes of raising the leverage limit of S-Reits above the current leverage limit of 45 per cent goes through, debt markets can no longer take a “broad-brush” approach and assume S-Reits are “low-risk”. Instead, Reits…

Sustainability-linked loans: Next instrument in green financing?

With more companies looking towards creating a more sustainable business, finding ways to fund those ambitions have evolved over the years, with “sustainable financing” becoming a priority in the past year. While a lot of the focus has…

Will Singapore warm up to nuclear energy to combat climate change?

Eight years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster triggered a global rethink on energy policy, signs have emerged that Singapore may be warming back up to the power source. Pro-nuclear chatter in the city state was spurred last month…

Killer litter concerns lead Jurong West resident to take down potted plants from corridor ledge

A woman who had placed more than 40 potted plants on the corridor ledge outside her Jurong West flat has removed half of them, after being asked to do so by her town council. Last Tues, a member…

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