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Pre-enlistees for NS get free access to 6 Safra gyms

Young men looking to keep fit before entering NS can use the facilities in six Safra gyms for a year without having to pay a cent under a new initiative announced yesterday. The six EnergyOne gyms are located…

Who’s buying Singapore’s high-end condos in 2019?

Private home prices edged higher in the third quarter as demand for homes in the prime districts receive a boost from foreign investors seeking safe-haven assets and from buyers drawn to city-centre living. The uptick was fuelled largely…

Bukit Batok black insect swarms: Residents adjust lives around bugs whose return could be weather-linked

Have dinner before the sun sets, keep the children indoors, and shut the windows – that is how some HDB residents at three Bukit Batok blocks are dealing with the swarms of black insects that have made a…

Grange Road car park set to be converted into event space

The Grange Road car park across the Youth Park is set to be converted into a plug-and-play event space to support lifestyle and commercial offerings along Orchard Road. On Fri, SLA, Singapore Tourism Board and URA said they…

Not resting on his laurels

Kong Wan Sing, founder and CEO of co-working space provider JustCo, may not have come from rags to riches, but he did not take his privilege for granted. Back home in Malaysia, his father used to run a…

Deliveroo offers restaurants eco-friendly packaging options

Food delivery firm Deliveroo will be replacing its single-use takeaway packaging with sustainable versions. It has partnered eco-friendly BioPak to offer over 80 compostable packaging options made from plants and recycled paper at a discounted rate to the…

Comfort should be a given for all patients

The time has come to re-look the policy of no air-conditioning for subsidised wards (Singapore hospitals take steps to protect patients from haze, Sept 24; Air-con for subsidised wards: Debate gets another airing, Sept 29). Air-conditioning has become…

Save the planet with products that are ‘Made to Last’

When my 15-year-old air conditioner finally died recently after failed attempts at repair (no parts available), I was told how lucky I had been as all new air-cons last five years at best. Unfortunately, I was not as…

Fancy a drink? Singapore has 6 entries in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2019 list

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019 list was released on Thurs at the Roundhouse in London and Singapore leads Asia’s rankings with a total of six entries. The honour of The Best Bar in Asia, sponsored by Remy…

Beams pop up heads to Singapore

Japanese fashion retailer Beams is launching a pop-up at Colony Clothing on Clemenceau Ave from Oct 18 to mid-Jan next year. The Beams pop-up will introduce a broad range of global brands as well as a collaboration collection,…

K-pop girl-group Twice to open first pop-up store in Singapore

K-pop girl-group Twice is to open a pop-up store called Twaii’s Shop in Singapore this month, marking its first Asia stop after the theme stores in Korea and Japan. Located at *Scape between Oct 12 to 14, Twaii’s…

Tuas Megaport set to ‘rethink the future of shipping’: PM Lee

PSA’s new consolidated port in Tuas is set to “rethink the future of shipping,” says PM Lee. Speaking at an event on Thurs marking the groundbreaking of the future container terminal, he says the Tuas Megaport, which consolidates…

OrangeTee’s Property Connect Alliance taps tech and mentors to groom new talent

When Lawrence Tan, OrangeTee’s senior associate executive director, started Property Connect Alliance (PCA) in Dec 2017, he envisioned creating a team that would have ready resources and opportunities for each of its agents to succeed. Tan has been…

Royalgreen: The master stroke in The Bukit Timah Collection

On the weekend of Oct 5-6, Allgreen Properties will hold the preview for Royalgreen. The 285-unit upscale condo is the final project in The Bukit Timah Collection, which contains three projects. The other two are the 476-unit Fourth…

The greening of Singapore’s real estate

Strong government support and the increased availability of “green financing” have enabled the trend of green real estate to grow in Singapore, but there is a need for the real estate industry to embrace the value of green…

IP Man star hunts for Singapore luxury real estate

Hong Kong action-hero Donnie Yen was in Singapore last week. But it was not his kungfu moves that left realtors swooning: It was the fact that Yen and his wife, Cissy Wang, were in town shopping for a…

Resale unit at The Oceanfront reaps $2.2 mil profit

The seller of a unit at The Oceanfront @ Sentosa Cove made the top gain of $2.2 million over the week of Sept 17 to 24. The 7,793 sqft unit on the 13th floor was purchased for $8.19…

Prof Yu calls for rethink of Singapore’s suburban skyline

Professor Yu Shi Ming a leading academic, he is the head of the real estate department at NUS, where he has taught for 35 years. Having toured residential projects across Singapore over the years, he is concerned about…

GCB at Yarwood Avenue for sale at $23 mil

A two-storey Good Class Bungalow (GCB) in the Yarwood neighbourhood will be put up for auction on Oct 16. This is an owner’s sale at a guide price of $23 million, or $1,216 psf based on land area,…

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