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Vivian Balakrishnan asks PUB to gazette Pang Sua Pond boardwalk as pedestrian-only zone

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, MP for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, said on Mon that he has asked PUB to gazette the boardwalk at Pang Sua Pond in Bukit Panjang as a pedestrian-only zone. “This will help ensure safety for our…

Wildlife corridor disrupted as vegetation in Bukit Batok levelled for BTO project

Part of a string of forest habitats that could have provided wild animals with a safe haven in the midst of development in the Tengah area has been levelled. The plot at the junction of Bukit Batok Road…

Demolition work to start for Dakota Crescent and Pearl Bank Apartments

Parts of the 1958 Dakota Crescent estate will be torn down from the first half of next year. HDB has called for a tender to tear down blks 2, 4, 6, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 and 32…

Singapore poultry industry to get first smart and green factory with S$40m UOB loan

Singapore Poultry Hub is setting up the first smart and green factory for the industry in Singapore with a S$40 million loan from UOB. The new 29,384 sqm factory will help Singapore Poultry Hub to improve productivity by…

Starhill Global REIT poised for stronger income on the back of potential investments: CGS-CIMB

CGS-CIMB Research is keeping its “hold” recommendation on Starhill Global REIT (SG REIT) on expectations of muted near-term growth due to the weak economy. But lead analyst Eing Kar Mei believes a couple of potential investments in the…

Centurion Corp maintains steady course with accommodation business: RHB

RHB Group Research is maintaining its “neutral” call on Centurion Corp on the back of its purpose built workers accommodation (PBWA) performance. “The increasing awareness of the need for improved living conditions of foreign workers has led to…

Collective sale of Bugis Cube relaunched at $230 mil

The owners of Bugis Cube, the six-storey commercial development at 470 North Bridge Road, have relaunched a collective sale of the strata-titled mall. An earlier attempt made in May this year did not attract any bids. The reserve…

Daniel Ding moves to Knight Frank SG next year

Knight Frank Singapore has appointed Daniel Ding as its head of investment and capital markets (land, building & global real estate) with effect from Jan 1 next year. He will report to Wendy Tang, group MD, and he…

Proposed law puts onus on landlords to check that tenants are not using homes as brothels

The onus may soon be on homeowners and tenants, who let or sublet their premises, to conduct identity checks in a bid to ensure that these premises are not used as brothels. Changes to the Women’s Charter were…

Short of a ban on PMDs, license all riders

In the latest sitting of Parliament on Mon, Senior Minister of State Janil Puthucheary said the authorities would have no choice but to ban PMDs in Singapore if users continued to use the vehicles irresponsibly. He made those…

Ultra-fast 5G networks to be trialled on cloud gaming, new Haidilao outlet, ahead of national rollout

From Haidilao restaurants to cloud gaming, more areas in Singapore will be involved in the trial of ultra-fast 5G networks, ahead of their islandwide rollout expected to start next year. News of the expanded 5G trials was unveiled…

Proposed heavier penalties for unauthorised use of drones

Errant drone users may soon face tougher punishment, with amendments to the Air Navigation Act to increase the maximum penalties being introduced in Parliament on Mon. The Act controls and regulates aviation here. MOT said that the proposed…

S’pore confident of countering drone attacks like those in Saudi Arabia: Ng Eng Hen

Singapore is confident that it could counter a drone attack similar to the one that damaged an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia if it happened here, with the nation’s military assets able to detect the drones allegedly used…

PMDs may be banned if users’ behaviour does not improve, says Janil Puthucheary

If the users of PMDs do not improve their behaviour, the government may have “no choice but to ban their usage completely in Singapore”, said Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State for Transport, in Parliament on Mon. “This…

Flying air taxi to make first public showcase over Marina Bay on Oct 22

Save the date: Your first glimpse of a flying air-taxi could be in two weeks’ time, over Singapore’s Marina Bay. If the weather holds out, the Volocopter 2X will fly over the reservoir at noon on Oct 22.…

Wolbachia mosquitoes to be released in more neighbourhoods in Nee Soon and Tampines

Male Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes will be released in more areas in Nee Soon East and Tampines West in Nov, as part of the next phase of a study to reduce the Aedes mosquito population and fight dengue. Phase 3…

Mandatory inspection for e-scooters every 2 years from April 2020: LTA

From Apr 2020, all e-scooters will have to undergo inspection every two years to ensure that they comply with the criteria for use on public paths, said LTA on Mon. This comes after Senior Minister of State for…

52.5m tonnes of greenhouse gases generated by Singapore in 2017: MTI

Fifty-two-and-a-half million tonnes of greenhouse gases was generated by Singapore in 2017, with industries contributing about 60 per cent of this amount, said Senior Minister for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon on Mon. Around three-quarters of industries’…

Singapore’s PropertyGuru targets $257m IPO in Australia

PG, one of SEA’s leading property technology companies, announced today it has lodged a prospectus with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission for an IPO that could potentially raise A$363 million (US$257 million). Founded in 2007, PG operates…

Singapore’s worrying trend of homeowners defaulting on mortgages

Housing agent Shirley Lim took an excited couple to a recent condominium launch in Singapore. The married pair, an accountant and an engineer, snapped up a new 732 sqft apartment in the city fringe for S$1.46 million. They…

Long wait for hawker centre

Choa Chu Kang residents will have to wait even longer for their first hawker centre to be built. It was announced that Choa Chu Kang will get a hawker centre in its town centre but that it will…

A better strategy for green activism

Climate change is an existential threat to us all. It is also marked by its complexity, traversing economics, politics and the sciences. Thus, its resolution requires as much strategy as it does public support. However, neither are characteristics…

Have dedicated lanes for PMDs

My heart goes out to the family of the woman who was involved in an accident with an e-scooter and died. I have a grandmother who often goes out to buy food and encounters many errant PMD users…

The 9th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) honours established and boutique developers

The 9th PG Asia Property Awards (Singapore) gala dinner and awards presentation ceremony was held on Fri evening at St Regis Singapore, where a total of 45 awards were presented to recognise the country’s finest real estate developers,…

Ascott Reit’s whirlwind merger to lead the global hospitality space

It took a matter of three days for the proposed S$1.2 billion merger between Ascott Residence Trust (ART) and Ascendas Hospitality Trust (A-HTrust) to be approved and unveiled to the public. The merger of the two Reits had…

Singapore’s largest pre-school operator to convert 80 kindergartens to facilities offering full-day childcare

Over the next four years, Singapore’s largest pre-school operator will convert 80 of its kindergartens to facilities offering full-day childcare. This is part of the Government’s plan to increase the number of childcare spaces, especially in younger estates…

Move to make Bicentennial Experience permanent being studied: DPM Heng

Many Singaporeans have called for the Bicentennial Experience to be made permanent, and this is a move that the Government will carefully study, DPM Heng Swee Keat said yesterday. “We are studying this because it is not just…

Istana opens to public at night to mark 150th birthday

Scenes from the past and present lit up the Istana’s facade last night in a light show that told the story of the building’s 150-year history. The show was a highlight of the Istana 150 Commemorative Event, the…

‘Singapore’s first smart CC’ opens in Radin Mas

With its slew of digital initiatives, the newly upgraded Radin Mas CC offers a glimpse into the future of such facilities. Reopened yesterday after close to three years of renovations, the CC now boasts several smart initiatives, such…

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