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All-in-one transit apps could be next transport disruptor: Janil Puthucheary

All-in-one transit apps could be the next disruptor in the land transport sector after the emergence of ride-hailing services, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary on Mon. Such apps – dubbed Mobility as a Service…

Over 1,800 workplace injuries from slips, trips and falls in first half of the year

Almost 30 per cent of workplace injuries here over the past four years have been the result of slips, trips and falls (STF), with more than 3,000 employees affected annually during that period. In addition, there were 1,844…

Car-free event at one-north this weekend to feature eco-friendly food trucks, outdoor movies

Car-free days at one-north business park are back this weekend, with two days of activities featuring Singapore’s first eco-friendly food truck street, a drone-shooting arcade, outdoor movie screenings and VR games. The event, jointly organised by JTC and…

Metro’s flagship store at The Centrepoint to close as other tenants move out

Department store Metro will close its flagship store at The Centrepoint next month, after five years as the mall’s anchor tenant. Its departure comes after several other tenants also announced plans to move out, including Times Bookstores and…

Japanese rail giant East Japan Railway Company opens co-working space in Singapore

One of Japan’s largest passenger railway companies is opening a co-working space here today that it hopes will connect Japanese and Singapore companies. The space of around 13,000 sqft across the 11th floor of Twenty Anson in Tanjong…

Marina Mandarin Singapore to be rebranded to PARKROYAL on Marina Bay

UOL Group is set to rebrand Marina Mandarin Singapore to PARKROYAL on Marina Bay in Jan 2020 to tap on the numerous accolades as well as strong reviews for PARKROYAL on Pickering. The rebranding “follows the completion in…

Bukit Panjang GCB up for auction at $9m asking price

A good class bungalow (GCB) at 7 Chestnut Crescent will be put up for sale via auction next month, with the owner asking $9 million for the property or $975 psf based on the total land area of…

GrabFood to deliver hawker favourites to customers’ doorsteps using 5 new food-holding hubs

Time-poor customers can now order their favourite dishes from a variety of Singapore’s most popular hawkers using a new delivery service unveiled by GrabFood on Mon. Meals from a curated list of 70 vendors will be delivered to…

Shedding light on history behind Telok Blangah graves

At the foot of a jogging path leading to the Mount Faber cable car station is an overgrown cemetery consisting of some 200 old, abandoned tombs. The stories of who these Marang Road graves belong to are a…

Facing up to an existential challenge

It is reassuring that PM Lee’s most recent remarks on climate change at his NDR speech struck a chord with many Singaporeans. About four in 10 people polled said that they were more concerned about the issue after…

Fire breaks out at Sembawang flat, likely caused by charging PMD

A fire broke out in the early hours of Mon morning at a HDB flat in Sembawang, with preliminary investigations indicating it could have been caused by a charging PMD. SCDF said in a FB post that it…

Datapulse says hotel-related deals flagged by SGX were on ‘normal commercial terms’

Datapulse Technology says its audit committee has agreed with the findings of an independent financial advisor that two hotel mgmt agreements flagged by SGX are “on normal commercial terms”. In response to a notice of compliance issued last…

Safety concerns at Jewel Changi Airport

I am curious about the safety measures employed at Jewel Changi Airport (Teen gets 9 stitches on face after being cut at Jewel’s mirror maze, June 21). The report also made reference to another accident where a woman…

Bring back children’s spontaneity in playing sports

It was exciting to read about Singapore’s Goal 2034 but if we are to qualify for the World Cup in 15 years, there has to be a fundamental change in our mindset towards sports. We have very beautiful…

Prime office rents up 0.9% in Q2

Rents for Singapore’s prime office submarkets – Raffles Place and Marina Bay – rose 0.9% QoQ in Q2, according to a report from Knight Frank. On a YoY basis, rents rose 10.3% in Q2 to US$82.8 sqm/month, which…

S-REIT report card: Here’s how Singapore REITs performed in third quarter 2019

Before we look at how individual REIT prices have moved, let’s look at the broad S-REIT indices in Singapore. There are two main indices – the iEdge S-REIT Index and the iEdge S-REIT 20 Index. The iEdge S-REIT…

Property jargon of the day: Stigmatised property

A stigmatised property is one that’s undesirable due to non-demonstrable flaws. In other words, there is nothing physically wrong with the property, or its location. The undesirable quality can arise from an alleged death on the property, particularly…

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