Daily Archives: September 8, 2019 (9 Articles Found)

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A xiao mei’s guide to learning to wet market in your mid-20s

Almost a year ago, I wrote about my habit of wasting time in supermarkets. But of late, my thoughts have been turning to the wet market—the supermarket’s grimier, smellier, less endearing older sister, overshadowed on all fronts by…

From transport to housing, Singapore’s centenarians on how the Lion City has transformed in their lifetime

All that Matwikarta Kariyo, 102-year-old remembers of his youth was a 15-day boat ride that set sail from Indonesia, where he was originally from, to the shores of Singapore. Matwikarta, who lives with his step daughter in Singapore’s…

TEE International appointing investigator to look into unauthorised payments totalling $6.55 mil

TEE Intl is appointing an external third party independent investigator to look into unauthorised payments totalling $6.55 million. The remittances, made by TEE Intl’s wholly owned units PBT Engg and Trans Equatorial between July 2018 and March 8,…

Stretch of Kallang River gets $86 million upgrade, with flood protection and water features

A 1.8km stretch along Kallang River has received a facelift, to make it not only more attractive, but also a better defence against the onslaught of rain. The four-year, $86-million project called ABC Waters @ Kallang River is…

Spotlight on Singapore’s next GE: How the electoral boundaries could change

The formal countdown to the next GE has begun with last Wed’s announcement on the formation of the committee that reviews Singapore’s electoral boundaries. Pasir Ris-Punggol/Sengkang West/Punggol East – Since the 2015 polls, the number of eligible voters…

I’m not sold on green straws yet, because governments and businesses have to do better

I was left feeling like the odd one out at a recent dinner at a restaurant with two friends. After our meals had been served, both of them whipped out metal straws from their handbags to use in…

12 things to consider when investing in Reits

Volatility continues to unsettle markets, but Reits remain a sweet spot with relatively high yields and stable dividends. Indeed, institutional investors have been turning away from private equity real estate and infrastructure investment in favour of liquid funds…

Welcome to a new era of co-sharing in office real estate

Today’s workforce desires flexibility, convenience and being part of an enlarged community. This desire is fulfilled by co-working spaces – the new, trendy version of shared office communities where people from different organisations work in the same environment.…

Baby among 3 taken to hospital after car ploughs into Kampong Bahru bus stop

An infant was among three people taken to hospital after a car ploughed into a bus stop near the junction of Blair Road and Kampong Bahru Road on Sat night. The police and SCDF said they responded to…

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