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Is environmentalism just for ‘woke’ and privileged Singaporean youth?

These days, it’s hard to go even a day without reading about the climate crisis. With the knowledge that there might only be 11 years left to stop the irreversible effects of climate change, the daily alarm bells…

‘A hip, sexy place of wealth’: Singapore’s appeal as film and TV location growing in wake of Crazy Rich Asians

Following the box-office success of the 2018 romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, and with the third season of hit HBO sci-fi series Westworld pending – both shot partially in Singapore – is the Lion City becoming the new…

Manhattan House up for collective sale at $300 mil

Manhattan House is to be launched for collective sale by public tender on Sept 20, at a reserve price of $300 million. This reflects a land rate of about $1,681 psf ppr, and is inclusive of differential premium…

Five freehold conservation shophouses at Kampong Glam for sale

A block of five adjoining freehold conservation shophouses in Kampong Glam is up for sale via public tender at a guide price of $23.8 million. Located at the prime corner of Baghdad St and Muscat St, Nos. 17,…

Yarwood Avenue GCB up for auction at $23 mil

A two-storey Good Class Bungalow (GCB) at 18A Yarwood Ave was put up for auction by Knight Frank on Sept 18. As there were no bids, the property was withdrawn. Located in Kilburn Estate, the 999-year leasehold property…

Why are people still going to country clubs in Singapore?

Remember the good old days when spending the weekend golfing at your country club was the ultimate status symbol? Today, golf is falling out of favour with Singaporeans and we’re out of the dark ages, so nobody needs…

Rediscovering Potong Pasir: The next best thing to avocado toast

It’s real, it’s tangible and it’s not the district of your grandpa’s day: Potong Pasir is the next up-and-coming district, awaiting a wave of gentrification. Here are some reasons why you should invest in property in Potong Pasir.…

The Bubble Tea Factory: A pastel boba wonderland pops up at Orchard in October

Your bubble tea experience is about to blossom into a larger-than-life one when the beloved beverage takes over Orchard for two months. Aptly named The Bubble Tea Factory, this pop-up exhibition is interactive and engaging, and it’s being…

Safety, cultural etiquette among considerations in urban transport and development

Motorists who venture overseas already have plenty of cultural differences with local drivers to deal with but the challenges could be far greater once AVs hit the road. Take the simple act of flashing headlights twice at an…

Worker dies after steel plate falls on him at Hougang condo worksite; MOM investigating

A 25-year-old Bangladeshi construction worker died after a steel plate fell on him in an accident at a condominium worksite on Tues. MOM has issued an order to stop the use and movement of all heavy machinery at…

Sentosa Boardwalk to get new lease of life as part of RWS expansion plans

A $70 million walkway to Sentosa that was once among the most popular waterfront hangouts for Singaporeans may be given a new lease of life by an upcoming development of RWS. ST understands that the 700m boardwalk, now…

Hotels in F1 Singapore Grand Prix circuit area see high occupancy despite haze

Hotels in the Marina Bay circuit area look set to be fully booked or close to full capacity this weekend as the Republic gears up for this year’s F1 SIA Singapore Grand Prix despite the worsening haze. Trackside…

Al fresco restaurants in CBD area badly hit by haze as people avoid outdoors

Al fresco restaurants in CBD area have been hard hit by the haze, which entered the “unhealthy” range in recent days, causing patronage to plunge by as much as 90 per cent, according to staff. For example, half-closed…

Carbon emissions from forest fires a ‘major setback’ in fight against climate change: Masagos

Carbon emissions generated from forest fires in Indonesia present a “major setback to the global fight against climate change”, MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli said on Wed. “The forest fires in Indonesia and the resulting haze have affected the…

Internet access incident not caused by cyberattack: StarHub

A cyberattack has been ruled out as the cause of the Internet access incident that affected StarHub users on Tues evening. The telco said on Wed that the technical difficulty that affected its mobile data and fixed internet…

New cycling paths and roads to serve Changi developments, including Terminal 5

Connectivity in Changi will improve over the next decade, with new cycling paths and roads to serve new developments in the area such as Changi Airport’s T5, LTA and SLA said on Wed. Slated to start next year…

BCA launches first one-stop smart portal on green building solutions in the region

BCA has launched the Super Low Energy Building (SLEB) Smart Hub, a one-stop digital hub with a Smart Advisor on energy efficiency for buildings across Singapore. The initiative was commissioned by BCA and developed by Hitachi Asia. In…

Origin + Bloom is the stylish new patisserie serving bakes, desserts, sandwiches, and coffees

Taking the place of casual cafe SweetSpot at the hotel lobby of MBS is a gorgeous new concept that’s elegant and lush all at once. Origin + Bloom, which just opened this week, takes its cue from a…

Geylang shophouse units involved in fire were overcrowded: MOM

The two shophouse units at Geylang Lorong 4 damaged in a fire on Sun were overcrowded, a MOM spokesman told TNP yesterday. The authorities are also investigating if they had been illegally used as dormitories. MOM and URA…

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