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UE offer: Yanlord and Perennial cut another curious deal

Perennial Real Estate Holdings has just sold all its shares in United Engineers (UE) to Yanlord Land for zero profit, at a price below market. This is not what companies usually do, unless cash is an issue or…

Property prices and new home sales climb in Q3 2019: Here’s why

Here we go again: according to URA data, property prices and transaction volumes both rose in Q3 2019, and this is despite nagging worries about the economic situation. Notably, we’re seeing signs that foreign buyers are back. What’s…

Transport system key driver for Singapore

The transport system has redrawn Singapore’s economic and lived landscape in the past decades, especially since the introduction of MRT system in 1987. Today, the workings of the economy are dependent vitally on the safety, speed, reliability and…

Birds sounding early alarm on climate change

Climate change is the most pressing crisis of our time. In the coming decades, sea-level rise could swallow up more coastal areas if nothing is done to address climate change. But people are not the only species affected…

‘I bought this property for $1.5 million’: Condo resident yells profanities at security guards over visitor parking

A video of a man yelling at his condominium security guards and hurling vulgarities at them has attracted much attention online since it was posted on Fri. The man, dressed in a blue sleeveless shirt and shorts, who…

New Hokkien architecture exhibition shows Singapore influence in China

An exhibition on Hokkien architecture that opened on Sat shows the two-way influence between Singapore and China, after immigrants from southern Fujian province started pouring into Singapore in the 19th century. One of these Hokkien immigrants was Lim…

Singapore’s first automated underground bicycle parking system to cease operation due to low take-up

The Republic’s first automated underground bicycle parking system will cease operating on Dec 28 this year due to a low take-up rate. The bicycle parking system, SecureMyBike, can house more than 500 bicycles. However, just three of its…

New patient-run cafe at IMH aims to boost quality of life, aid reintegration into society

It is lunchtime on a Sat and Madam Malliga is bustling about serving piping hot bowls of laksa and mee rebus to customers. But Sedap Cafe, where she works, is no ordinary eatery. It is located in one…

MPs call for extension of harassment laws to better protect security guards, as condo video goes viral

Two labour MPs have renewed their calls for harassment laws to be extended to cover private security officers, as a video showing a condominium security officer being verbally abused by a resident went viral over the weekend. MP…

LTA takes action against man who drove car on ECP footpath and cycling path

NParks is investigating a case in which a motorist drove his Nissan Sunny on a footpath and cycling track in ECP, while LTA has “initiated regulatory action” against the vehicle’s owner. In response to media queries, NParks said…

Have more seats on trains to cater to older riders

Some people may have illnesses that are not plainly visible – heart issues, sciatica, back or leg issues, or cancer – and others may not give up their seats to them. Moreover, some people who are unwell may…

Locals need to care about our garden city

I appreciate the plans to restore the mangroves and increase the number of trees in Singapore (S’pore will tackle climate change with nature’s help, Oct 22). As important as these actions are, efforts need to be taken to…

Greater participation in green workshops, amid calls for more climate change education in schools

At Elias Park Pri School, those who managed to finish everything they ordered received one sticker per day, and were rewarded with a certificate upon receiving 10 stickers. The aim of the programme held in collaboration with Zero…

Explainer: The perennial issue of public funding for upgrading works in opposition wards

It is a perennial issue that opposition MPs and the Government had sparred over previously. This time, it is a barrier-free access ramp that triggered a public spat between WP chief Pritam Singh and PA grassroots adviser Chua…

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