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Why I’m avoiding Starhill Global REIT for now

Starhill Global REIT shares have outpaced the broader Singapore market so far this year. Its units have climbed 10% year-to-date compared to STI return of 2%. However, despite the optimism surrounding the REIT, I will not be buying…

Taking the climate fight beyond straws and tote bags — individual actions that matter

In a country where most people do not think twice about buying new clothes, Mr Leow Yee Shiang has not bought a single piece of clothing in the past two years. The 31-year-old civil servant practises what he…

Arc Children’s Centre for kids with critical illnesses officially opens new premises near Whampoa

As a three-year-old recovering from leukaemia, Damien could not go to crowded places like shopping malls, or a pre-school. But he has friends and fun like many other toddlers. Since Feb, Damien has been attending Arc Children’s Centre…

Wet market owner 65 per cent to blame after woman slipped on oil splatter and was injured

A woman who slipped and suffered a tailbone fracture while walking along a wet market corridor will get compensation after a district judge placed 65 per cent blame on the owner and operator of the premises. The court…

UOL sells 276 units at Avenue South Residence

On the first day of launch, as at 7.45 pm on Sept 7, UOL Group sold 276 out of 300 units released at Avenue South Residence. The sales translates to 26% of the total 1,074-units in the residential…

Triplex penthouse at Mount Faber Lodge going for $4.8 mil

Those who want a penthouse with a vantage point of the future Greater Southern Waterfront from the comfort of their own balcony need look no further than the triplex penthouse at Mount Faber Lodge. Perched on the slope…

Commuters entitled to better transport service

Recent announcements about the rising cost of running public transport systems and how heavily they are subsidised have caused distress and indignation among commuters I know. They seem to imply commuters should be grateful for the current transport…

Fare hikes okay if commuters, not shareholders, benefit

PTC is already holding the view that bus and train fares could go up by 7 per cent, even before it has started its annual fare review. I do not oppose a fare increase as I accept that…

FairPrice’s move to cut plastic bag use may backfire

Singapore’s largest supermarket chain, FairPrice, will charge for plastic bags in a month-long trial. As an environmentalist, I welcome this move but remain sceptical about its effectiveness. For a mere 20 cents, shoppers can still take as many…

Be practical in drive to cut plastic bag use

I recycle all forms of plastic products, even rinsing them before placing them in a recycling bin. I do not use plastic water bottles or buy bottled water. I also diligently recycle paper products. But I need plastic…

Good first move but long way to zero-waste living

FairPrice and McDonald’s must be applauded for taking the initiative to reduce single-use plastic items. But there needs to be a far larger and more concerted effort if we are to seriously make inroads in our journey towards…

Cross Island Line: Align interests of present, future generations

A 954-page assessment report on the Changi-to-Tuas CRL has concluded that tunnelling under CCNR can be achieved with negligible environmental impact. The report – part two of an unprecedented endeavour dating back to 2014 – also concludes that…

Protecting endangered wildlife in Singapore

Chances are that you have spotted donation boxes shaped like pangolins around Singapore. All the money collected goes towards WRSCF, an offshoot of WRS, which manages the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, Jurong Bird Park and River Safari. The…

Airlines up the ante on the ground, in premium lounges

Amid crowded skies, the battle for premium passengers seems to be starting on the ground – with airport lounges. To secure customer loyalty, a number of airlines have made, or plan to make, sizeable investments in their on-the-ground…

Will Potong Pasir stay or go?

At age 84, the man who made Potong Pasir’s name synonymous with himself is expected to call it a day by stepping down as chief of SPP in Oct. Mr Chiam See Tong wrested the single-seat ward from…

Creating an innovation culture – Singapore’s not-so-secret formula to becoming a regional tech hub

When Darius Cheung co-founded Singaporean mobile security start-up tenCube in 2005, the city state was not yet the start-up hub it is today, flush with venture capital or billion-dollar start-up companies with their eye trained on expansion throughout…

Check out the condo projects with the highest leasing deals in Q2

This chart from Savills shows that the five condo projects with the highest number of leasing transactions garnered a total of 842 deals in Q2. CapitaLand’s D’Leedon at 7 Leedon Heights topped the list with 194 leasing transactions.…

New infectious diseases centre to have real-time location tracking

There will be a real-time tracking system for all staff members, visitors and patients at the NCID by the end of this year, to make contact tracing easier in a disease outbreak, it announced on Thurs. The Real-Time…

Wasteful practices of affluence must stop

One of my favourite IG accounts is that of Tabao Girl’s. This environmentally-minded young woman meticulously photographs the efforts she makes daily to reduce her use of disposables. But one day in July this year, she recounted in…

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