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People’s Park Centre/Complex — 5 cheap reasons to visit this Chinatown icon while you can

Sometimes I hear people refer to “People’s Park” as a location, but actually there are at least 3 buildings with that name. They are all clustered together so it’s almost as good as one mega-complex. Nonetheless, there are…

Amazon Singapore sees growth backed by logistics capacity

Amazon is able to support its ramp-up of Singapore retail operations, country manager Henry Low told BT, citing “a very long-term view of investments” in areas such as logistics infrastructure. While tight-lipped about the e-commerce giant’s footprint and…

Singapore’s Q3 property investment sales surge to S$16.7b: Cushman & Wakefield

Real estate investment sales in the third quarter more than doubled to $16.74 billion from $6.7 billion in the previous quarter, on the back of big ticket office transactions. This was also 49 per cent higher than the…

Over 300 PMD riders, cyclists caught since riding ban in HDB void decks kicked in

More than 300 PMD riders and cyclists were caught riding in void decks and other common areas of HDB blocks in Sept, the first month of the new ban kicking in. All of them were warned and none…

Siemens, Alstom to set up signalling simulation centres here: Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan

Engg groups Siemens and Alstom will be setting up signalling simulation centres for DTL and TEL in Singapore. Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan revealed this at the 8th Joint Forum on Infrastructure Maintenance on Mon. The moves by…

LTA incurs $1b deficit in bus contracts

Public bus operations have incurred “losses” amounting to $1 billion, as fares fall far below the cost of government contracts awarded to transport firms such as SBST and SMRT. In its latest annual report, LTA, which awards these…

Sick of office life? Here’s how our offices can better work for us

Singapore is one of the most overworked cities in the world. A recent study by tech company Kisi ranked us at 32 out of 40 for work-life balance. You don’t need even more studies to know that Singaporeans…

Loke: Malaysia will meet extended RTS deadline of Oct 31

Malaysia will meet its extended deadline set by Singapore, which is until the end of this month, on RTS. Transport Minister Anthony Loke said the announcement made by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng during the tabling of Budget…

Use reward system to lower plastic bag use

I applaud the extension of the initiative by FairPrice to levy a 10-cent or 20-cent surcharge for plastic bags at 25 outlets. As shoppers, we do have a responsibility to reduce our use of such bags. It is…

Singapore’s rail operation and maintenance capabilities need to be expanded: Khaw Boon Wan

As Singapore’s rail network grows, the country needs to expand its local operations and maintenance capabilities, Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan said on Mon. He said that while Singapore’s rail capabilities are better than they were four…

Strata-titled carpark in Holland Road Shopping Centre going for $32 mil

A strata-titled carpark on Holland Ave is on the market for $32 million. Located in the basement of Holland Road Shopping Centre, the carpark has a strata floor area of 16,178 sqft and is up for sale by…

Allgreen sells 33 of 108 units released at Royalgreen

Over the weekend of Oct 12-13, Allgreen Properties sold 33 out of 108 units released at the 285-unit Royalgreen. This translates to about 31% of the units released, and 12% of the total number of units in the…

SPH REIT may spend up to $500m in acquisitions: report

SPH REIT may spend up to $500m in acquisitions with its $300m proceeds from perpetual securities and at the back of its strong portfolio performance, DBS Equity Research reported. This is despite the DBS analyst Derek Tan’s generally…

PropNex upgraded to ‘buy’ on prospects of strong 2H19 rebound, regional expansion

UOB Kay Hian has upgraded real estate agency PropNex to a “buy” call. This is on expectations of a strong rebound for the group in 2H19, on the back of several areas of strength that the group could…

Singapore’s MRT railway revival bodes well for ruling PAP, but can it last?

After years of high-profile breakdowns, a collision, flooding and even deaths, the worst may finally be over for Singapore’s beleaguered subway system. In July the MRT network made a breakthrough in service quality when its trains collectively covered…

Clear footpaths and get more people walking

I applaud the Government for banning advertisements of packaged drinks with very high sugar content. But we are missing the bigger target in the fight against diabetes – getting people to exercise and take part in physical activities…

Have air-con in subsidised wards too

I agree with ST FB reader Wee Leng Leng that subsidised wards should be air-conditioned (Air-con for subsidised wards: Debate gets another airing, Sept 29). Most areas in hospitals, except subsidised wards, are air-conditioned. This is to differentiate…

Alternatives for 2-year shutdown of library not good enough

I appreciate NLB’s reply concerning replacement provisions after Choa Chu Kang Public Library’s closure. Increased mobile library (Molly) visits, a reading corner, possibly more such reading corners to follow, and e-resources will assist residents somewhat through this long…

Bring back ‘container office’ cluster concept

It is distressing to read about the troubles and service gaps that are ailing the shared workspace industry in Singapore. There could be opportunities to bridge these service gaps by bringing back container offices – recycling and repurposing…

Make a difference by making every drop count

Some people think saving water will mean compromising on cleanliness and hygiene. But that is not true, said Mrs Cindy Keng, the 3P network director of PUB. “Making every drop count means using the appropriate amount of water…

Going green, red and blue to help dementia patients

To help dementia patients find their way home, 22 HDB blocks in Nee Soon South and Chong Pang will be painted red, green and blue from next Feb. Similar to zoned carparks, the blocks will also feature icons…

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