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SC Global in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with K11 ARTUS

Located at 8 Cuscaden Road near the upcoming Orchard Boulevard MRT station, the 28-storey Cuscaden Reserve is close to various hotels, high-end restaurants and lifestyle amenities. The luxury condominium project – which is a collaboration between SC Global,…

More cheer for first-time HDB buyers

Now, first-time buyers will receive higher grants and enjoy more flexibility in choosing the size of their flat and where it is located. The income ceiling, too, for HDB flats has been raised for the first time since…

Engineer’s texts after PIE viaduct collapse suggested incident was due to design mistake

Hours after the collapse of a PIE viaduct in July 2017, PE Robert Arianto Tjandra, who had been overseeing the design of the project, said in WhatsApp messages to a former colleague that the incident had been a…

Construction, service sectors behind rise in foreign hires

More locals had jobs in the first half of this year, but the pace of employment growth slowed. Meanwhile, the number of foreigners employed here, excluding maids, grew at a faster pace and overtook the growth in local…

Private urban planners can help build a better Singapore: Lawrence Wong

The Government will continue to lead urban planning efforts in Singapore to tackle issues like climate change, but it will need help from urban planners and other stakeholders in the private sector. This is essential to build Singapore…

Qualifying for new HDB grants

I read with interest the report on the changes for first-time flat buyers. For those who are selecting their BTO flats later this month, the question on our mind will be if we qualify for the grant. Will…

There’s more to Mapletree Industrial Trust’s high-tech transformational strategy than meets the eye

Mapletree Industrial Trust’s strategy making high-tech buildings the focus of its properties portfolio is looking to be a ‘transformational’ move. In June 2017, MINT completed the development of 1 & 1A Depot Closeback. This was followed by 30A…

Lian Beng wins $107.5 mil construction contract for residential site in Newton

Lian Beng Group announced that its 60%-owned subsidiary, United Tec Construction, has secured a contract worth about $107.5 million for the construction of a residential development at Kampong Java Road. The project site is located near Newton Circus,…

Lorry company owner fined record $140,000 by MOM for fatal incident from unsafe lifting operations

A sole proprietor of a lorry company has been fined $140,000 for a fatal incident arising from unsafe lifting operations, the highest ever imposed on an individual for an offence under WSH Act. On Fri, MOM said that…

Istana to be opened to the public at night for the first time

Tickets for the Istana 150 Commemorative Event – the first time the Istana is open to the public at night – on 6 Oct will go on sale from 10am on Fri. They are available for Singaporeans and…

First Zika cluster of 2019 confirmed in Serangoon Gardens: NEA

The first Zika cluster in Singapore this year has been detected, after three cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection have been confirmed in Serangoon Gardens, the NEA said on Fri. All three cases are residents in the…

More resources to support outdoor learning opportunities for pre-schoolers

Simple obstacle courses made of recycled materials and “music walls” made up of old pots and pans could be making an appearance in some HDB estates as part of efforts to enhance outdoor learning experiences for the early…

Charging PMD causes fire in Sengkang flat; 1 taken to hospital

A fire broke out in a Sengkang flat on Fri evening, in an incident caused by a PMD. SCDF said that it responded to the fire at about 4pm, in a 11th floor flat at Blk 120B Rivervale…

PUB completes Bukit Timah drainage project to reduce risk of flash floods

Work to expand the Bukit Timah First Diversion Canal has been completed after seven years, and it will better protect the flood-prone area. The S$300 million project is one of Singapore’s most expensive and complex drainage improvement works.…

Confused over AQI, PSI, PM2.5? With the haze threat back, here’s how to interpret the various air quality readings

The threat of haze is back. It could prove useful to have a deeper understanding of the various air quality readings available online. As of Fri, the 24-hour PSI in Singapore was in the “moderate” range, which is…

Haze or not, we can do more for clean air in Singapore

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the Transboundary Haze Pollution Act (THPA). The Act and favourable wind directions could explain why it is only now that Singapore has begun to experience bad air and warnings of haze…

SG Bike gains approval to acquire Mobike fleet, making it the largest bike-sharing operator in Singapore

SG Bike has acquired Mobike’s fleet of 25,000 bicycles, making it the largest bike-sharing operator in Singapore currently. It on Fri that it has received LTA’s in-principle approval to transfer Mobike’s licence of 25,000 bicycles. The transfer will…

Will buying a home make us happier?

This week the government announced higher CPF grants and a raised income ceiling for first-time HDB buyers. More citizens are now eligible to buy new BTO flats or resale HDB flats. A recent advertisement from CPF Board is…

Redas: Increase in private residential prices not reflective of market conditions

Singapore developers are concerned with the current market situation of “high supply and subdued demand”, says Chia Ngiang Hong, president of Redas, at the association’s Mid-Autumn Festival Lunch today. While the private residential property market has seen more…

Tanjong Pagar pilots Business Improvement District programme

Eight property and business owners at Tanjong Pagar are collaborating to form Discover Tanjong Pagar. The precinct was the first out of nine precincts to take-off the BID programme announced by URA in Sept last year. The eight…

Resale four-bedder at Astrid Meadows earns record $3.45 mil profit

The two most profitable deals recorded for the week of Aug 27 to Sept 3 were the sales of two 3,800 sqft, four-bedroom units at the freehold Astrid Meadows on Coronation Road West in prime District 10. The…

Demand still strong for Leedon Park GCBs

A Good Class Bungalow (GCB) located on the corner of Leedon Park and Bin Tong Park was sold at end-July for $28 million, or $1,476 psf based on its 18,970 sqft land area. “The buyers were a family…

Draycott Eight unit for sale at $2.4 mil

A 1,561 sqft unit at Draycott Eight along Draycott Park in District 10 will be put up for auction on Sept 25. This is an owner’s sale with a guide price of $2.38 million ($1,524 psf), according to…

Ascott takes on co-living with lyf

The Ascott Ltd is pushing the boundaries for its first co-living venture. Unlike other hospitality properties, residents at lyf Funan will be greeted by the sights and sounds of a laundromat foaming and frothing to the cycle of…

Last penthouse at 3 Orchard By-the-Park sold for $32 mil

Another penthouse has just been sold at 3 Orchard By-the-Park, the luxury condo located along the prestigious, tree-lined Orchard Boulevard. The five-bedroom duplex fetched $32 million earlier this month, according to a property title search. Based on the…

Pre-colonial Singapore was thriving island

Mr Toh Cheng Seong’s description of Singapore before 1819 does not gel with the facts of history (S’pore was no trading hub before Raffles’ arrival, Sept 4). Mr Toh said Singapore was a sleepy fishing village which the…

Chance at waterfront living for all

The mandate of HDB is to create high-quality and affordable public housing for all Singaporeans. This mission does not entail arbitrary restrictions on location. Which is why I strongly disagree with Mr Soo Weng Keong’s views on HDB…

Concerted effort needed to tackle climate change

Climate change and environmental woes now constitute a long-term existential threat for many nations, and eventually for the whole world. PM Lee suggested we need to spend $100 billion over the next 100 years to mitigate it. For…

‘No plastic bag’ trial a study of consumer sentiment

We refer to the letters commenting on FairPrice’s “No Plastic Bag” trial initiative and thank readers for their feedback and suggestions as well as their encouragement on our ongoing sustainability efforts. We are heartened by the renewed awareness…

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