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Tough work tracking down high-rise litterbugs

When tracking down the culprits behind high-rise littering, sometimes all that NEA officers have to go on is a photograph of rubbish on the ground. Mr Halmie Hussein Mattar, deputy head of the agency’s Western Regional Office, said…

Grass fire the size of a football field breaks out in Jurong

A grass fire about the size of a football field broke out near Jurong Town Hall Road on Fri. SCDF said that it received a call at about 5pm on Fri alerting it to the fire. It was…

Cross Island Line: Besides a direct and skirting route, how about a semi-direct one?

The environment impact assessment carried out for Phase 2 of the project is commendable for its extensive coverage of the impacts and mitigation for the two current options, and also shed more light on the pros and cons…

Eh, is it dumb to buy a 40+ year old resale HDB?

Thanks to the new CPF rules, you can now use the money in your CPF OA to buy a flat even if there’s just 20 years on the lease. But there are some serious considerations that should be…

Propnex PA App to seamlessly provide digital home loan solution to agents

PropNex agents can now guide their clients seamlessly through their property purchasing journey with PropNex PA, its mobile app for its agents. This new app will feature UOB’s digital home loan solution in an extension of PropNex’s partnership…

The Philippines famous mango soft serve, Maxi Mango opens first outlet in Singapore

Originating from the Philippines, the popular mango soft serve dessert chain, Maxi Mango, opens its very first outlet here at Capitol Singapore. Maxi Mango started as a pop-up kiosk at food fairs in 2017 and it quickly became…

99.co shows support for inclusivity with diversity-friendly tag for property listings

99.co has launched a new tag on its platform, in an initiative to fight housing discrimination against the LGBTQ community. The “Diversity Friendly” tag is an optional feature for property owners and agents to declare their support for…

21st century rat busting is a high tech job

“I catch rats,” says Deanne Baptista, much to the dismay of those who ask what she does for a living. “I use technology to catch rats,” she clarifies. Ms Baptista is CEO of technology company Cre8tec, which focuses…

Senior level departures at CBRE; firm expected to add to capital markets team

Some reshuffling is set to take place among real estate consultancies, with several senior level departures taking place at CBRE. It is understood that CBRE’s MD of capital markets, Jeremy Lake, as well as Galven Tan, executive director…

Malaysia to propose new water tariff to Singapore

Malaysia will submit a revised price for raw water sales to Singapore, as PM Mahathir Mohamad’s government pushes ahead with its effort to change the terms of a half-century-long agreement between the neighbours. The proposed change to the…

Free disposal and S$100 incentive for those who drop off registered non-UL2272 PMDs from next week

Owners of PMDs that do not comply with upcoming fire safety standards can dispose of these devices for free from next week onwards and those who dispose of registered PMDs that are non-compliant can even receive cash in…

Merlion on Sentosa to make way for ‘multisensory’ pathway linking RWS and island’s beaches

The iconic Merlion statue on Sentosa island will make way for construction of a 30,000 sqm “multisensory” pathway linking RWS in the north to the island’s beaches in the south. The Merlion, the tallest among seven in Singapore,…

Singapore luxury apartment sales hit 11-year high, driven by Chinese demand

Sales of Singapore apartments worth at least S$10 million have hit an 11-year high, fueled by increased demand from Chinese millionaires seeking safe-haven assets, say property consultants OrangeTee & Tie. Investors have long viewed Singapore as an island…

Higher and enhanced: Good news for HDB and EC buyers?

Recent measures rolled out by the government are expected to breathe new life into Singapore’s public housing market, but some analysts are not expecting a huge influx of HDB resale and EC buyers. Instead, those who fall under…

Sale of unit at Park Infinia reaps $1.35 mil profit

The most profitable deal recorded for the week of Sept 3 to 10 was the sale of a four-bedroom unit at Park Infinia at Wee Nam, on Lincoln Road. The seller made a $1.35 million (79%) profit when…

Attribuild enables home buyers to compare unit layouts

As an architect, Koon Wai Leong knows exactly what to look out for when it comes to measuring the usability of a residential space just by examining its floor plan. On the other hand, the average home buyer…

Projects with foreign buyer appeal

A three-bedroom, triplex penthouse at South Beach Residences, designed as a show suite by celebrity designer Peter Tay, was rolled out on the market recently – and quickly snapped up by a Chinese buyer. He paid $16.9 million…

Semi-detached house at Thomson View designed by RT+Q for sale at $4.48 mil

Nestled in the quiet neighbourhood of Happy Estate at Thomson View is a two-storey semi-detached designed by renowned architect Rene Tan, co-founder of RT+Q Architects. The house is currently on the market for $4.48 million or $1,165 psf.…

Eon Shenton unit up for sale at $1.9 mil

A 947 sqft, two-bedroom unit at Eon Shenton, along Shenton Way in Tanjong Pagar, District 2, will be put up for auction on Sept 25. This is an owner’s sale with a guide price of $1.9 million ($2,006…

Edmund Tie’s CEO on putting people first

Not only is real estate industry veteran Ong Choon Fah, CEO and head of research and consulting at Edmund Tie, she has also been active in championing the responsible use of land over the years. In July, she…

Architecture and urban planning firm Jerde to open regional office in Singapore

LA-based architecture and urban planning firm, The Jerde Partnership, has announced plans to open a new office in Singapore later this year. The new office will be used as a launchpad to expand into SEA. “We’re different in…

Criterion for new HDB grants

The applicable housing grants are determined at the point of application for a flat (Qualifying for new HDB grants, by Mr Yeo Shuan Chee, Sept 13). As changes to government schemes are not applied retrospectively, the EHG will…

Worrying practice in digital transaction

In the nation’s effort to provide digital services, there has been much concern in ensuring digital security for users. While that is generally something to be applauded, the authorities should at the same time look at drawing some…

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