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Redas unveils bicentennial showcase at Raffles Place

Redas launched its bicentennial showcase this morning at Raffles Place Park. Comprising two multimedia domes, the event showcases perspectives of the built environment and landmarks, and highlights developers’ contributions towards Singapore’s urban development. The launch was attended by…

Wet market store goes digital to reel in younger customers

Seeing fewer customers at his family’s wet market seafood store in Bukit Gombak, Sin Chwee Mini Market second-generation owner Jimmy Goh decided to swim with the tide and digitalise the business to reach out to customers of his…

More kids with autism, raising demand for school places

More Singapore children are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) each year, with demand for places in schools for them going up as well. In the past five years, public hospitals reported an annual increase of about…

Youths living in rental flats express hopes and struggles through play

Muhammad Danny Azrin Abdullah, 19, knows two friends who are currently on the death row for trafficking drugs. Police presence is a constant – as with gang influence – where Zakia Fathiha Zaharul Hendrey, 17, lives. Both teenagers…

‘Calamity may come’ if Singapore doesn’t take care of its coastlines now: Masagos Zulkifli

Calamity could befall Singapore if it does not start dealing with the climate change threat to its coastlines today and leaves it until it is too late, warned MEWR Minister Zulkifli on Wed. The long-term impact will not…

Moving turtle eggs a labour of love as hundreds of volunteers help find nests in Singapore

Two trails across the sand, half-dug holes and a pile of loose sand. They may not look like much to a casual observer, but to the trained eye, they are all tell-tale signs that the critically endangered Hawksbill…

Rising sea levels: Not urgent or too close to home? Residents in the east give their views

One was so assured that she would encourage her children to live near Singapore’s eastern coastline even 50 to 100 years from now. Another wondered if construction work being done to deal with rising sea levels would block…

How Singapore will fund its S$100b effort to mitigate climate change effects

The Government will use a combination of sources to fund the S$100 billion needed over the coming decades to mitigate rising sea levels caused by climate change, said MOF. Whether it is building polders — low-lying reclaimed land…

Sellers of Singapore’s largest residential site above a lush park are wooing mainland China, Hong Kong developers

A choice piece of property in Singapore – the city-state’s largest residential site on a hilltop overlooking a lush park – is back on the market. Hong Kong or mainland developers could be its next owners, analysts say.…

Great Eastern Waterfront could emerge from remaking GSW

Remaking of Greater Southern Waterfront (GSW) and climate change activities could set stage for “Great Eastern Waterfront” says C&W Research. The large expanse of land in GSW that is available for development is an opportunity to secure Singapore’s…

Foreigners snapped up 18% of total apartment purchases in Q2

The purchases of uncompleted apartments by foreigners accounted for 18% of the total number of transactions in Q2, up 10% YoY or 40% QoQ to 410 units, according to data from Jefferies Equity Research. The report noted that…

3 schools of thought Singaporeans have on paying the mortgage

When it comes to mortgages, how should you split it? Here are three schools of thought Singaporeans have on splitting the mortgage. 1) Keep it to one person – This is most advantageous for couples who plan to…

What if Singapore does not have 50 to 100 years to deal with climate change?

I watched PM Lee’s NDR speech on Sun night. It was the single most impressive talk about the threat of sea-level rise by a political leader. Having studied the issue for 25 years, I am also very worried…

Microsoft co-founder’s Vulcan Capital commits $100m for SEA, opens Singapore office

Vulcan Capital, the investment arm of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has opened its first intl office in Singapore, committing US$100 million into investment opportunities in SEA. Founded in 2003, Vulcan Capital backs both private and public companies…

Wave House moves from Sentosa after 10 years

Wave House Sentosa is set to celebrate its 10th year anniversary with a line-up of activities and promotions – and a new home. Wave House was one of Singapore’s first integrated surfing-and-lifestyle destinations. The facility, which includes an…

Unifying clicks-and-mortar for retail success

At Love, Bonito’s newest store at Funan mall, shoppers pose and post at “Instagrammable” spots while others collect online orders at the express counter. Less visible is what is taking place at the cashiers, where shoppers pay using…

The newly revamped Grand Park City Hall adds new luxe suites to its accommodation options

Singapore’s Civic District has undergone a bit of a rejuvenation lately, thanks to the recently revamped Funan mall and the newly refurnished Grand Park City Hall, which welcomed back guests late last year. The 343-key hotel’s late-2018 relaunch…

JJ Lin’s new song “The Right Time” was inspired by Jewel Changi Airport

Singaporean singer and songwriter JJ Lin revealed that he felt a wave of emotions when he first saw the artist’s impression of the Rain Vortex at Jewel Changi Airport and, at that moment, he was inspired to produce…

Specific measures could dampen ‘lottery effect’ of public housing at the Great Southern Waterfront, experts say

Measures such as shorter leases and longer MOP might help to mitigate the “lottery effect” of public housing at the Greater Southern Waterfront (GSW), experts said. “The Government may have to introduce new policies that will deter speculative…

‘Downtown South’ not good use of Pulau Brani site

It does not make sense to set a two-or three-star resort like Downtown South on a Pulau Brani site that can fetch five-and six-star land bid prices (‘Downtown South’ resort likely to be built on Pulau Brani, Aug…

Include eldercare in Greater Southern Waterfront, Pulau Brani plans

I was excited by the endless possibilities of how the Greater Southern Waterfront and Pulau Brani can be developed after listening to PM Lee’s NDR speech. I addressed the rising trend of an ageing population in Singapore in…

Tougher, quicker action needed and industries must play their part too

I am pleased that PM Lee spent a substantial amount of time on climate change in his NDR speech on Sun. Clearly, more should be done beyond what was proposed in PM Lee’s speech. What he said about…

Make clear how changes to one’s routine can benefit the earth

Now that climate change is being recognised as a life-and-death matter for Singapore, we must not lose any time in implementing the three-pronged strategy of understanding the issue, mitigating it and adapting to it. To help the average…

Reframe narrative to tackle climate change

It is heartening to see climate change on Singapore’s agenda, as reflected in PM’s NDR speech. PM Lee advocated individual action, such as switching off lights and changing wasteful habits, and also discussed engg-based solutions to counter rising…

Elderly man killed by falling wine bottle at condo

An elderly man was killed after he was hit on the head by a wine bottle that plummeted from height at a 36-storey condominium in Tanjong Pagar on Sun evening. TNP understands the 73-year-old man, who has been…

HDB sales exercise pushed to September so buyers can benefit from upcoming changes: Lawrence Wong

HDB’s Aug sales exercise will be pushed to Sept, said MND Minister Lawrence Wong in a FB post on Tues. The move is to allow more home buyers to benefit from “upcoming changes”, Mr Wong said, adding that…

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