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When night falls at Haw Par Villa

With the right lights, hell can look heavenly, and the macabre scenes at Haw Par Villa, almost divine. Since June, visitors have been going to the site, also known as Tiger Balm Garden, after dark to explore its…

Foodcourt consolidation could take a bite out of food variety

Marketing consultant Ashley Ho, 32, usually toggles between two foodcourts in the City Hall area for her weekday lunches. When she craves thunder tea rice, she will walk to the Food Republic at Capitol Piazza. But if she…

Dempsey businesses await fate as SLA develops master plan to refresh Tanglin Village

Before Dempsey Hill sprung up in 2007, Samy’s Curry was already drawing legions of loyal diners to the former military barracks. Now, the Dempsey institution is among a number of businesses in Tanglin Village facing uncertainty over their…

We’re not doing enough for the earth

When we talk about saving the environment and climate change, we hear news such as new recycling facilities being created, schools banning straws, and government movements to reduce waste. But are we doing enough? Even with a ban…

Protect landlords and tenants from unscrupulous real estate agents

The Government has been encouraging the elderly to use their flat to finance their retirement. And my mother did precisely that by renting out her four-room HDB flat. Through an agent from a well-known real estate agency, we…

Cap personal mobility aids at walking speed

PMAs that assist the immobile and the elderly to move around should not have top speeds that exceed walking speed. I recently saw an elderly man zipping around on his PMA, which resembled a motorised tricycle, at speeds…

How to find an undervalued property in prime Singapore neighbourhoods

It’s surprising that, every now and then, you can still find undervalued properties in Districts 9, 10, or 11. For the most part, this happens because property – while being a great asset to hold over long periods…

HDB may exercise flexibility on age requirement for LBS

MND Minister Lawrence Wong assured the House on Sept 2 that HDB will be willing to exercise flexibility on the age requirement for LBS for those with long term medical expenses. The Minister was responding to an MP…

Sakura city: Trumpet flowers and bougainvilleas in full bloom despite hazy weekend

It wasn’t a completely grey weekend when the haze reached unhealthy levels across Singapore on Sat, as trumpets and bougainvillea flowers were also in full bloom, painting roadsides and parks in all shades of pink and white. Photos…

‘Ferrari woman’ grants option to buy her GCB for S$47m

Shi Ka Yee, in her 70s and dubbed the “Ferrari woman”, is understood to be in the early stages of selling her bungalow in Astrid Hill for S$47 million. The price works out to S$1,742 psf on the…

Certis’ manpower plug: More tech and services

Security firm Certis Group is leveraging technology and expanding its services in the face of a longstanding manpower crunch in the industry. “Through the last few years, we noticed a labour shortage and increased wages so we wanted…

Taking product packaging from cradle to grave

Cutlery and packaging labelled as “biodegradable” have wormed their way into the local food industry in years, as more consumers and businesses become environmentally conscious. But what happens to these products after they are used? Most end up…

Keppel DC REIT acquiring two data centres for $585 mil; launches equity fund raising

Keppel DC REIT is acquiring a 99% stake in Keppel DC Singapore 4 and 1-Net North Data Centre for a total consideration of $585.1 million. The proposed acquisitions are expected to be “highly accretive” to the REIT’s DPU,…

Is industry fragmentation blocking the path to net-zero energy buildings?

The WorldGBC has just over a decade to realise its vision for all new buildings to be net zero carbon by 2030. By 2050, the industry body working towards a more sustainable future for the built environment wants…

FairPrice begins ‘no plastic bag’ trial: Most shoppers support move, some will pay surcharge

She decided to make the switch to reusable bags after learning that the FairPrice supermarket outlet she regularly patronises will be charging 20 cents for each transaction using plastic bags over the next month, starting from Mon. Ms…

Two firms fined for providing e-scooter sharing services without licences

Two companies that provided e-scooter sharing services in public places without licences were fined on Mon, the first such cases to be prosecuted. Neuron Mobility and Telepod did not remove their e-scooters in various public places despite LTA…

Transit app Zipster to launch monthly subscription plans for public transport, ride-hailing in 2020

Within the next six months, commuters here will have access to virtually unlimited rides on buses and trains, as well as discounted rides on ride-hailing services and shared-bikes with a flat monthly fee. By early next year, all-in-one…

August private home sales up 81.9% from year earlier

Sales of private homes by developers in Singapore rose 81.9 per cent in Aug from a year earlier, official data showed on Mon. Data compiled by URA showed developers sold 1,122 units last month, compared with 617 units…

Check out the top 5 shophouse sales for Q2

This chart from Knight Frank shows the top five deals with the highest quantum in Q2 2019, comprised of four freehold and one leasehold shophouses. 2 Cavan Road in Kallang was the most expensive deal of the quarter…

Guoco Tower clinches ULI global awards for excellence

Guoco Tower, the flagship mixed-use development of GuocoLand Limited, bagged the 2019 ULI Global Awards of Excellence. It is the only Singapore project amongst the 11 winners, which include projects from countries such as China, Russia and US.…

First 3D-printed features to be used in HDB estates

For the first time, 3D printing will be used to build landscape furniture and architectural finishes – such as a bench or a pavilion – in a HDB estate. They will feature in the upcoming Tengah and Bidadari…

Singapore’s Formula 1 track set for major change if deal is extended beyond 2021

Singapore is expected to begin negotiations with F1 commercial rights holder Liberty Media next year to extend the night race beyond 2021. And for the first time, a major item of discussion will be the realignment of the…

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