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AHTC will decide on WP leaders’ future roles: Low Thia Khiang

Mr Low Thia Khiang from WP said that AHTC would decide on his and fellow WP leader Sylvia Lim’s future roles, and he would not be involved in any discussions or vote on the matter. When asked about…

Hazards at Singapore Botanic Gardens

In Sept, I notified the Singapore Botanic Gardens about two potential safety hazards. First, the grating near the red brick path at the Ethnobotany Garden has large gaps. Once, a child’s scooter was caught in the gaps. Fortunately,…

SingHaiyi sinks into the red with S$4.6m Q2 loss

SingHaiyi Group has swung to a net loss of S$4.6 million for its second quarter ended Sept 30, from a net profit of S$7.7 million a year ago. This was mainly due to a slide in revenue from…

First-timer BTO flat applicants will not get additional ballot chances

First-timer BTO flat applicants will not get additional ballot chances confirmed MND Minister in Parliament on Nov 4. He was responding to an MP who asked: “How effective has the current grant of an additional ballot chance for…

Heritage Malay royal building turned into interactive-game space is disrespectful, say critics

Turning Gedung Kuning (Yellow Mansion), a historical Malay royal building in Singapore, into an interactive-game space has sparked criticism from the community that the move is “disrespectful”. At its premises along Sultan Gate last Fri, Amazing Chambers Singapura…

Fewer riders of e-scooters on footpaths but some are undeterred

The number of food delivery riders on e-scooters (PMDs) plying footpaths dropped on the first day that a new rule kicked in, even as some riders remained insistent they would stick to their devices. Between the three major…

The face of new retail

Internet businesses have reached new heights, according to Google, Temasek and Bain & Company’s recent report for 2019. Here, DOS said e-commerce made up 5.6 per cent of all shopping in Singapore in July 2019. A tech-savvy population…

CapitaLand starts to reap fruits of ASB buy

CapitaLand has started to reap the initial fruits of its acquisition of Ascendas-Singbridge (ASB). The group posted a 34.6 per cent year-on-year increase in fee income from managing its Reits and private equity funds to S$86.8 million in…

Sibor begins long-awaited slide; slips to 1.8% after hovering at 1.9-2% the past 10 months

Singapore’s key short-term interest rate, which is used to price home loans, has finally begun its long-awaited slide following the latest cut by the US Fed to give a fillip to the world’s biggest economy. Still, home buyers…

New Bridge Road shophouse up for sale at S$19.5m; seller to build out rear extension

A prime four-storey conservation shophouse at 21 New Bridge Road has been launched for sale via tender at S$19.5 million, Colliers Intl said. That valuation price translates to around S$3,200 psf based on the proposed total GFA of…

PM Lee Hsien Loong pays tribute to Singapore’s ‘Nature Man’ Subaraj Rajathurai

Two weeks after the death of Singaporean wildlife consultant Subaraj Rajathurai, PM Lee Hsien Loong took to FB to post a tribute to him. In his post on Wed, Mr Lee said Mr Subaraj’s death was a “great…

Reducing roadkill: New wildlife bridge for animals to cross Mandai Lake Road safely ready by December

A new animal-only bridge in CCNR that will help spare some of Singapore’s most prized native wildlife from becoming victims of roadkill is nearly completed. The Mandai Wildlife Bridge, which is under the purview of MPH, was unveiled…

Queenstown Swimming Complex not user-friendly for seniors, people with disabilities

The Delta Swimming Complex along Tiong Bahru Road recently closed for a major renovation that would take a year. Many swimmers who used this pool now visit the Queenstown Swimming Complex on Stirling Road. Queenstown’s swimming pool is…

Singapore imports 17 million bottles of water from Malaysia monthly: Masagos

Singapore imports about 17 million bottles of water per month from Malaysia alone, Mr Masagos Zulkifli said on Mon, citing latest figures compiled by SFA. The MEWR Minister was speaking in a written reply to NMP Mohamed Irshad,…

Up to S$5,000 fine for PMD users who ride on grass: NParks

Electric scooter users who try to circumvent the new footpath ban by riding on the grass alongside sidewalks could face a fine of up to S$5,000. NParks told CNA on Wed that under the Parks and Trees Act,…

Let e-scooters go on roads

The latest ban on e-scooters from footpaths is well-considered and empathetic response to the increasing concerns of citizens over their safety when co-sharing their right of way with personal mobility devices. Still, the livelihood of food delivery riders…

Issues could have been avoided with forward planning

Whether it is PMDs turning into a scourge on our footpaths, rental bicycles flooding our HDB estates or drones intruding into airport airspace, these problems have been in plain sight for some time now. The fiasco has once…

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