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Kampong Glam, Serangoon Gardens shophouses up for sale at S$6.9m and S$8.5m

Two commercial shophouses in Kampong Glam and Serangoon Gardens have been put for sale via EOI at guide prices of S$6.9 million and S$8.5 million respectively, said Knight Frank. The 999-year leasehold Kampong Glam property is located at…

Bluenest threatens traditional property agents by cutting transaction time

Amidst surging investor interest in the Singapore property market, Bluenest’s tech-based model streamlines the entire purchasing and selling process for consumers. With Bluenest, seamlessness and transparency will soon become the new hallmarks of property transactions for savvy consumers.…

Cities could be an ally in climate change fight: Experts

Cities are often the setting for dystopian futures involving environmental degradation. But those attending a green building event on Tues heard that if they were well-planned, cities could actually help to tackle climate change and reduce its impact…

Two industrial buildings at Leng Kee Road up for sale

Two industrial properties at 3 Leng Kee Road and 19 Leng Kee Road have been put up for sale by EOI, with guide prices of $15 million and $23 million respectively. With a balance leasehold of 33 years,…

New outlet openings to feed Koufu’s hunger for earnings

DBS Group Research is staying positive on Koufu Group, on the back of a flurry of new store openings which has driven earnings growth. Koufu on Mon announced a 52.3% jump in earnings for the 3Q19 ended Sept…

Far East Hospitality Trust poised to ride sector recovery, analysts say

Analysts are bullish on Far East Hospitality Trust (FEHT) amid a recovery in the Singapore hospitality sector. With a portfolio of 13 properties, FEHT bills itself as the “first and only Singapore-focused hotel and serviced residence hospitality trust…

E-scooter ban on footpaths – here’s a list of those who got off scot-free

Are PMDs really that bad? The numbers tell a terrible story. Six PMD riders dead between Jan 2017 and Sept this year reported by TTSH alone. It wouldn’t be Singapore if someone didn’t say “the Government should do…

Industry associations launch helpline for abused security officers to seek recourse

Private security officers at the receiving end of abuse can now seek help through a one-stop email helpline launched by the Security Industry Council (SIC). On Tues, the associations said that the SIC will help affected officers through…

Parliament passes motion calling for WP’s Sylvia Lim, Low Thia Khiang to be recused from AHTC’s financial affairs

A parliamentary motion calling upon WP MPs Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang to recuse themselves from all financial matters at AHTC was passed on Tues. This followed a debate lasting more than four hours involving ministers and…

Two NMPs ‘uncomfortable’ with motion against WP leaders

Two NMPs on Tues raised concerns they had about a parliamentary motion that called for the leaders of WP – Ms Sylvia Lim and Mr Low Thia Khiang – to recuse themselves from all financial matters at AHTC.…

Parliament was ‘prematurely hijacked’ to debate AHTC case: WP chief Pritam Singh

Parliament was “prematurely hijacked” to debate the recusal of Ms Sylvia Lim and Mr Low Thia Khiang from financial matters at AHTC before the court case was resolved, WP chief Pritam Singh said on Tues. He said that…

Concealed facts, untruths: PAP spells out its reasons why WP MPs should be recused from AHTC financial affairs

PAP ministers listed a range of reasons why Mr Low Thia Khiang and Ms Sylvia Lim should recuse themselves from financial matters relating to AHTC, debating a motion on the issue in Parliament on Tues. DPM Heng Swee…

Man gets jail for setting fire that sparked Toa Payoh block evacuation, cost S$33,000 in repairs

A man was sentenced to three years’ jail on Tues for setting a fire at a void deck that spread, prompting an evacuation. The blaze, which he started with a lighter, “seriously damaged” the block and led to…

Advanced meters among new initiatives to help households manage electricity usage

Three new initiatives were announced on Tues as part of efforts to help households use electricity more efficiently. The measures include advanced electricity meters which are being installed at all households. The meters allow residents to access their…

Fire breaks out at food court in Century Square mall, 4,000 people evacuated

Some 4,000 people were evacuated from the Century Square shopping mall in Tampines after a fire broke out there in the late afternoon on Tues. In a FB post, SDCF said that the fire, which occurred on the…

Reducing plastic: 5 BreadTalk outlets in 3-month trial, including 10-cent charge for carrier bags

Bakery chain BreadTalk said on Tues it is stepping up efforts to reduce the use of plastic bags, as a national push to cut plastic waste gathers pace. BreadTalk said that from Nov 15, it will be running…

E-scooter footpath ban: LTA officers issue over 100 warnings on first day

LTA enforcement officers issued over 100 warnings to e-scooter riders on Tues, a day after the government announced a ban on the use of such devices along footpaths. Active Mobility Enforcement Officers were deployed at Ang Mo Kio,…

DPM Heng’s motion on AHTC is ‘premature’: Sylvia Lim

DPM Heng Swee Keat fumbled while defending a parliamentary motion on the conduct of WP MP in the AHTC saga, even as WP chairperson Sylvia Lim labelled his move “premature”. “The PAP government is clearly excited about certain…

DPM Heng Swee Keat asks WP MPs to recuse themselves from AHTC’s financial matters

DPM Heng Swee Keat in Parliament on Tues asked WP MPs Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang to recuse themselves from dealing with, or having oversight over, financial matters at AHTC. He made reference to a High Court…

E-scooters banned on footpaths: More crucial to build a viable walkway network, say experts

Restricting the use of electric scooters on footpaths is a step in the right direction, but building a network of pedestrian walkways is also crucial for first-and last-mile commutes, experts told ST. Current sidewalk infrastructure – pedestrian paths…

Park connectors: Mark cycling paths clearly

I read with concern about the increase in accidents and deaths related to the use of PMDs. Dr Teo Li Tserng, director of Trauma Services at TTSH, told ST that many of the injured riders said they were…

Singapore-JB RTS link agreement signing delayed again as Malaysia now wants an LRT system instead

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Malaysia may have finally given its word to go ahead with the Singapore-JB RTS, but it seems commuters will still have to wait for an indefinite amount of time before it becomes reality. The signing of the agreement…

Three-storey building in Toa Payoh up for sale

A three-storey motor vehicle showroom and workshop in Toa Payoh is up for sale via EOI. This is sold with vacant possession and subject to goods and service tax. The three-storey property is located on a trapezoidal plot…

Priced out in Tanjong Pagar, Kilo Lounge calls it quits again

A nightclub popular with fans of techno and house music will shut its doors again after New Year’s Eve in a move it blames on high operating costs. The Kilo Lounge said that great locations such as Tanjong…

E-scooter footpath ban: Pedestrians cheer move, users say ‘black sheep’ have won

They regard users of PMDs as a menace on pedestrian walkways, and have made loud calls for these to be banned. But while advocates of the ban are rejoicing now that riding of e-scooters on footpaths will not…

Startups in a jam as brakes pulled on e-scooters

It was looming large but when it finally struck, the blow was still keenly felt by startups and businesses in the last-mile and delivery sector in Singapore that rely on the ubiquitous electric scooter to drive their operations.…

Other ways to cut plastic bag use apart from charging a fee

I am dismayed that FairPrice, founded by the labour movement “with a social mission to moderate the cost of living in Singapore”, has chosen a path that adds more cost to its customers by charging for the use…

Errant e-scooter riders to blame for ban on footpaths: Experts

Every day after school, five days a week, Mr Putra Zulfadhli, 18, makes food deliveries on his e-scooter till 9pm, to raise his own school fees and pocket money. The ITE student said: “In order to earn enough,…

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