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Crate and Barrel shutters its store in Orchardgateway@emerald

American furniture store Crate and Barrel is closing its store at Orchardgateway@emerald after five years on the premises. The store will remain open until Nov 10. The 25,000 sqft store opened in 2014 and spans five floors, from…

NUS property price index flat for Sept transactions

NUS’s IREUS has released its monthly SRPI for Aug and Sept, and the figures show that after climbing 0.7% m-o-m in Aug, the overall index remained flat at 0% in Sept. The transactions-based index tracks the m-o-m price…

CBD office tenants shifting to city-fringe locations: Colliers

CBD office-occupiers in Singapore are shifting to affordable Grade-A office spaces in city-fringe locations as companies chase greater affordability and value. According to the “City Fringe Gems” research paper by Colliers Intl, the average Grade-A office rent in…

Showflat preview of The Iveria starts from Nov 2

Joint developers Macly Group and Lim Wen Heng Holdings will begin the showflat preview of their project The Iveria on Nov 2. The 51-unit development, located at 2 Kim Yam Road, is a redevelopment of the former Riviera…

JTC launches Tuas West Avenue (Plot B)

JTC has launched a site at Tuas West Ave (Plot B) via tender exercise, under the 2019 IGLS Programme’s second half. The property sits on a “B2″ zoned land (for heavy industrial use), measuring 0.95 ha (102,257 sqft)…

New daycare centre in Novena for those with terminal illnesses

When Mr Peter Taye was diagnosed with prostate cancer about three years ago, he was very upset. But the 78-year-old, Mr Taye clung on with the aid of his wife, who constantly encouraged him to try new things,…

Faced with limited lots, condos impose various rules on visitor parking — with a bit of common sense

Upon noticing that his condominium in Geylang had parking lots taken up by taxi drivers late into the night, Mr P H Heng decided that enough was enough. With the help of his condo mgmt, the Balmy Court…

More tourists visited S’pore in first half of 2019 but spent less, especially on accommodation

The number of tourists travelling to Singapore has gone up, but they are spending less money while holidaying in the city-state, especially on accommodation. In the first half of this year, 9.3 million tourists visited the Republic, a…

French energy giant invests S$16m to develop up to four Singapore firms tackling climate change

Schneider Electric will invest at least S$16 million over the next four years to develop up to four Singapore-based companies that tackle climate change through technological innovation, it said on Wed. The programme is part of a MOU…

Vehicle Emissions Scheme, which gives rebates for purchase of ‘cleaner’ cars, extended until 2020

Buyers of cars that produce lower emissions will continue to receive rebates as the existing VES has been extended until Dec 31, 2020, following the apparent success of the scheme in changing consumer behaviour. On Wed, NEA and…

New solar targets ‘good start’, but unlikely to have significant impact, say experts

A recent announcement to ramp up Singapore’s solar energy production by 2030 is a step in the right direction, but the new targets are still too low to have much of an impact in the fight against climate…

Floating solar panel systems at Bedok, Lower Seletar reservoirs operational middle of 2020

Floating solar panel systems that harness the sun’s energy to generate electricity will be operational at two reservoirs by the middle of next year. PUB said on Wed that it has awarded the tender for building two floating…

Design key to managing demand for sustainable energy supply: Minister

Even as Singapore moves to green its fuel mix, the country should also see how its energy usage can be managed, said MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing yesterday. In charting Singapore’s progress towards a future with a sustainable,…

A bit of help for tree that saw Singapore grow from a small port

In a quiet residential estate atop Mount Rosie in the Novena neighbourhood stands a lychee tree more than a century old, around since the 1800s when Singapore was a small trading port. Now, it needs a bit of…

Wholesale electricity price a cheaper option for consumers? But experts say it depends on usage, market conditions

Consumers looking for more bang for their buck have been exploring different retailers of electricity in OEM, but they can also consider buying electricity directly from the wholesale market through energy utilities provider SP Group. It may be…

Maxi-Cash to buy 4 properties from controlling shareholder for S$23.7m

Maxi-Cash Financial Services Corp on Tues night said it is looking to buy four investment properties that house its businesses, for a total cash consideration of S$23.7 million. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Maxi-Cash Property, on Oct 29 entered into…

RCR condo prices up 6.3% in Q3

This chart from Knight Frank shows that condo prices in RCR jumped 6.3% YoY in Q3 compared to Q3 2018, which was partly attributed to the sharing of plans for the Greater Southern Waterfront during NDR. “This announcement…

HDB to roll out 6,000 digital display boards in housing estates

HDB will start installing Digital Display Panels in housing estates starting next year as part of Singapore’s Smart Nation drive. About 6,000 panels will be installed across public housing estates, HDB announced on Wed. A tender for the…

New lithium-ion battery recycling facility to be set up by e-waste recycler TES

On 30 Oct 2019, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Dr Koh Poh Koon announced that global e-waste recycler TES will be setting up a new facility in Singapore for recycling lithium-ion batteries found in mobile…

SP Group launches first zero-emission building in Southeast Asia powered by green hydrogen

At first glance, this three-storey structure looks no different from your average building. On the ground floor, its lights shine, its fans whir, its air-conditioning units hum and employees go about their day-to-day work. But the building, located…

Underground bike parking facility doomed from start

It is quite disconcerting to read that LTA spent $4.7 million on the SecureMyBike automated underground bicycle parking system, which will cease operating on Dec 28 owing to a low take-up rate. I believe that if you had…

RCs address needs of residents in neighbourhood

We thank Mr Roy Goh for his feedback (Revamp RCs to stay relevant, reach out to more citizens, Nov 23). The role of RCs is to promote neighbourliness and foster a sense of shared ownership of their community.…

Build mid-sized football stadium

The National Stadium at the Sports Hub is a spectacular arena, but it costs a lot to maintain and manage. These costs inevitably translate into high booking and set-up fees, which in turn explains why football fans had…

Sentosa Golf Club is on top of the world

Sentosa Golf Club (SGC) has scored a hole-in-one, winning the accolade of World’s Best Golf Club at the annual World Golf Awards last night. Sentosa’s Serapong was also named Singapore’s best golf course. SGC’s GM and director of…

Neighbours say fire was ‘waiting to happen’

The fire that broke out in a fourth-storey unit at Blk 446 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 was “an accident waiting to happen”, two residents told TNP yesterday. The flat owner is an elderly woman in her 70s,…

Woman arrested after allegedly throwing 50-inch TV from 10th-storey condo unit

A 31-year-old woman was arrested on Mon on suspicion of throwing a 50-inch television set from her 10th-storey unit at a condominium in Pasir Ris. The police told TNP that at about 3.10pm, they were alerted to a…

What is keeping electric cars from gaining greater acceptance in Singapore?

Though Dyson may have scuttled its plans for an electric car plant in Singapore, the EV population here continues to slowly but surely charge ahead. Figures from LTA show there were 1,036 fully electric cars on the road…

Natural gas to be ‘substantial part’ of Singapore’s energy mix for next 50 years

Fossil fuels will continue to form a “substantial part” of Singapore’s energy mix for the next 50 years, even as it ramps up deployment of solar power and looks at ways to tap regional power grids. The country’s…

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