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2 public entertainment outlets flouted licensing conditions; 30 people arrested

Two public entertainment outlets were found to have contravened licensing conditions after police conducted a two-day operation in Middle Road and South Bridge Road. Thirty people were also arrested for various offences on Tues and Wed. Out of…

Some PMD problems still not addressed

I applaud the recent moves to bring forward the deadline requiring PMDs to comply with the UL2272 standard of safety requirements and to ban the use of PMDs in void decks and common corridors. There are however, some…

Frasers Property profits up 68.2% to $333.93m in Q3

Frasers Property saw its profits climb 68.2% YoY to $333.93m in Q3 from $198.56m in 2018, despite the 53.1% YoY plunge in revenue to $638.81m from $1.36b. The revenue decline was mainly attributable to the timing of sales…

OUE C-REIT’s Q2 NPI soared 20.1% YoY to $40.8m

OUE C-REIT continued its strong growth throughout the first half of the year as its NPI jumped 20.1% YoY to $40.8m in Q2 from $33.9m last year. Revenue for the quarter also leapt 20.5% YoY to $51.9m from…

UOL profits up 48% to $195.38m in Q2

UOL Group’s profits jumped 48% YoY to $195.38m in Q2 from $131.89m in 2018, even as revenue crashed 20% YoY to $512.3m. The profit increase was due mainly to the recognition of higher fair value gains on investment…

Highlight Sun Yat Sen Memorial

During my time in volunteering as a Service Ambassador at Changi Airport, I spoke to many Chinese tourists and realised that the majority of them were not aware that there is a Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall…

Building a world-class public transport system: Abdullah Shafiie Mohamed Sidik

Since becoming a member of PTC in 2012, Mr Abdullah Shafiie Mohamed Sidik has been kept awake by transport fares. The reviews of train and bus fares are the most challenging, says the veteran grassroots and union leader.…

Greening Singapore for all generations: Wong Tuan Wah

For more than 30 years, Mr Wong Tuan Wah’s green fingers have woven magic into Singapore’s living environment. As NParks group director for Fort Canning Park and the Istana, he contributed significantly to the transformation of Singapore from…

Loo Choon Yong helped develop Jurong industrial area

As the former chairman of JTC, Dr Loo Choon Yong played a part in the development of the Jurong industrial area, which has grown from a sleepy backwater 50 years ago to a key driver of Singapore’s industrialisation.…

Rustic charm of a village where bumboats thrive

True to its early beginnings as a kampung, Changi Village has retained some of that rustic charm over the years. The hawker centre there has undergone several revamps in the past two decades but continues to provide cheap…

Retro-chic temple took care of orphans, abandoned girls

Khoon Seng Tng Temple’s pastel pink facade and ornate architecture would make it stand out on any trendy person’s IG feed, but the retro-chic aesthetic belies a rich 139-year history. While it functions today as a regular temple,…

Place of discovery and fun for budding community gardeners

It is Sun morning and 10-year-old Anna Manipur is checking on her chilli plant in the community garden in the Clementi estate. She gingerly lifts the leaves and is delighted when she sees a few tiny fruits. This…

Singapore Bicentennial: Whither the Singapore identity?

Singapore’s commemoration of the bicentennial of Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival offers a timely occasion for stocktaking – not just to refresh our understanding of our nation’s 200-year history but also to explore how our past formed us. Over…

Booming trade for hawkers, but shopkeepers lament bygone era

When Old Airport Road Food Centre was opened in 1973 to resettle street hawkers around Kallang Estate, I was a Pri 6 pupil studying at the now-defunct Mountbatten English Pri School. The building, which had food stalls on…

Pasir Ris: My town and nature getaway by the sea

Whenever someone asks me where I live, I answer with pride: “In the far east – Pasir Ris.” I love how Pasir Ris is tucked away in this serene corner, with a beach and park in its backyard.…

Memories of a skateboarder’s haven in Margaret Drive

Most of my teen years – some of the best times of my life – were spent at the Go Sports skate shop at Blk 6C Margaret Drive which was opened by the legendary long-haired owner Eddie Goh…

Meet farming experts, spot wildlife in the far-flung west

Bukit Panjang town, where I have been living since I was 11, is a nondescript place more well known for its LRT breakdowns than any fancy attractions, but it does have plenty to offer. Its abundant greenery is…

Think you’ll be rich from selling your HDB? Here’s why you’re wrong

Earlier this year, a 5-room HDB flat in City View @ Boon Keng sold for a record-breaking S$1,205,000. It is the second unit in this development to fetch a resale price exceeding S$1 million. In the past, developments…

Recycling bins are for recyclables, not junk

In a move to help Singapore residents recycle regularly, NEA announced last week that 18,000 households in Singapore will get free IKEA-sponsored recycling bins over the next few months. While this move has been welcomed by many, the…

Residents up in arms over tough new rules at People’s Park Complex

Some residents at People’s Park Complex are angry over strict security measures rolled out at the start of this month in an apparent move to curb prostitution, overstaying, short-term rentals and other illegal activities in the 31-floor building.…

For Singapore’s 54th birthday, Mahathir, Jokowi are welcome. Raffles’ ghost, not so much

Singapore was on Fri getting ready for a grander-than-usual NDP as the Lion City marked its 54th birthday alongside a “commemoration” of the 200th anniversary of the landing of the British colonialist Sir Stamford Raffles. Joining the 250,000…

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