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Elections Department announces formation of electoral boundaries committee

A committee that reviews electoral boundaries ahead of a GE has been set up, said ELD on Wed. The formation of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) and its subsequent report are key processes that need to be…

ESR-Reit secures railway firm as tenant at 8 Tuas South Lane

ESR-REIT has secured a new lease for about 168,846 sqft at its 8 Tuas South Lane property to Singapore railway firm P-Way Construction and Engg, the industrial Reit’s manager said on Thurs morning. P-Way will use the space…

Surbana teams up with JTC to boost productivity, sustainability in building sector

Urban and infrastructure consultancy Surbana Jurong inked a partnership with JTC on Thurs to develop solutions that will boost digitalisation, automation and sustainability in the built environment sector. The MOU aims to combine JTC’s project mgmt and engg…

Certis wins contract to manage security for over 60 JTC properties

JTC has appointed Certis to provide large-scale advanced integrated security solutions for more than 60 properties in the south and west of Singapore. Spanning a 150 sqkm area, the properties range from community spaces and industrial buildings to…

Singapore’s twin imperatives for climate action

The continued rise in carbon emissions worldwide, which hit 415 ppm in May, is boosting global temperatures alarmingly. Singapore’s warmest days this year exceeded 34 deg C, compared with a 27 deg C average in the 1960s. The…

New after-school care centre for special needs children opens, giving caregivers some relief

For the past nine years, Madam Ng Beng Tiaw, 68, has been the main caregiver for her teenage granddaughter who has special needs. Although Madam Ng’s husband and an adult son live in their Choa Chu Kang flat…

Big problem if Singapore doesn’t think ahead on climate change: PM Lee

After PM Lee announced that the Government will spend an estimated $100 billion in the long term to protect Singapore from rising sea levels, some people asked him: Why not take those funds to help the needy now?…

Accident with boar, chain collision cause jam in Mandai Road

An accident with a wild boar and a separate chain collision involving four vehicles caused a major jam along Mandai Road on Thurs morning. The accidents happened one after the other along the same stretch of Mandai Road…

Retail and office podium in Raffles Place up for sale

JLL and C&W are jointly marketing a retail podium and office space in Raffles Place. The guide prices are $5,000 to $5,500 psf on NLA for the retail podium, and $3,000 to $3,300 psf on strata area for…

DC rates up 1.7% for commercial, down 0.3% for non-landed residential use

On Aug 30, MND announced changes in DC rates. For the period of Sept 1, 2019, to Feb 29, 2020, DC rates for commercial use (Use Group A) will increase by 1.7% on average, while those for non-landed…

Brokerage Charles Schwab closing Singapore office two years after launch

Discount brokerage company Charles Schwab Corp will close its Singapore office by the end of this year, only about two years after opening it in late 2017. “Charles Schwab Singapore will cease to provide services and will close…

Konnichi-whoa! JR East wins s$24m bid to open shopping spaces at 27 MRT stations in S’pore

First a coworking space, now retail spaces in MRT stations around Singapore. Japanese railway operator JR East (East Japan Railway Company) has announced plans to open retail spaces in Singapore MRT stations “as part of its overseas business…

New sustainability bill holds large firms in s’pore responsible for zero waste efforts

The zero waste movement has mostly been pushed by individuals and a handful of green businesses up till now. So it’s a welcome change that the Government is laying down the law to hold many large companies accountable…

Have the time of your lyf – largest coliving space opens in Funan, rates from $150/night

lyf Funan Singapore, the largest coliving property in SEA, is now in operations. Targeted at millennials, it is also the world’s first property under Ascott’s new ‘lyf’ coliving brand. The Ascott is CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit.…

Frasers Centrepoint Trust to join FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Developed Index

Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) will be joining the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Index Series (Global Developed Index) by 23 Sept. “Being part of a leading benchmark index for listed real estate companies and REITs worldwide would enable…

HDB resale transactions down 7.6% to 1,921 units

HDB resale transactions totalled 1,921 in Aug, a 7.6% YoY decrease and 9.4% MoM lower than July’s sales, according to data from SRX Property. Prices were also 0.6% YoY lower compared to a year earlier. Meanwhile, resale prices…

Grade A office rental growth to slow as supply moderates

Grade A office rents is projected to maintain an upward trajectory from 2019 to 2022, though more slowly compared to the early part of the rental recovery cycle, CBRE Research reported. “Prospects for the office market looks largely…

Be alive to the dangers of kick scooters

Accidents involving motorised PMDs have been in the spotlight. But a device that is not getting as much attention as it should is the kick scooter, which is becoming popular among children. It is often seen along busy…

Hawksbill turtles hatched and released to the sea at Sentosa’s Tanjong Beach

Sentosa’s Tanjong Beach saw a batch of hawksbill turtles hatched and released into the sea on Wed morning. A total of 100 eggs were hatched on Tues and emerged from the sands at around 10pm. Staff from SDC…

Cross Island Line: Look at long-term benefits

The environmental impact assessment (EIA) report describing the impact on the CCNR of the two alignment options for the upcoming MRT line has finally been released. It is evident that the skirting alignment, which will run around the…

Make long-term home ownership HDB’s focus

Fascinating questions about public housing in Singapore, its successes and its secondary gains were raised in recent letters (Time to relook paradigm on public housing, and Wrong to withhold subsidies based on ‘lottery effect’, Sept 3). Many Singaporeans…

Cleaners the weakest link in recycling efforts

As someone who shares similar concerns as the Government on climate change, I welcome the target set by NEA to reduce the reliance on Semakau Landfill by increasing Singapore’s recycling rate. To achieve this, everyone in the waste…

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