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November 2019 BTO launches, brutally ranked

We have three BTO launches to look at this Nov: Ang Mo Kio, Tengah, and Tampines. And if you’re expecting me to say something like “oh, it all depends on your needs when choosing”, you are wrong. I’m…

Design elements for Jewel Changi Airport and Doha’s airport are not copies: Experts

Experts weighing in on the comments by Qatar Airways chief Akbar Al Baker say that while parts of Jewel Changi Airport may bear some resemblance to elements of a new airport facility planned for Qatar’s Hamad Intl Airport…

Two sightings of birds never before seen in Singapore excite bird watchers

As dusk fell over Singapore late Fri afternoon, a small corner of CCNR was abuzz with activity. Nature photographers were scrambling to photograph a rare bird sighted in the area before the reserve closed at 7pm. Their excitement…

Restore seats removed in newer train design

I strongly support Ms Rina Tan Gek Hwa’s call for more seats on trains (Have more seats on trains to cater to older riders, Oct 26). In 2008, LTA and SMRT decided to remove a certain number of…

Signalling fault hits Circle Line for about 20 minutes on Friday morning

A signalling fault disrupted train services on CCL on Fri morning for about 20 minutes. ST understands that the fault occurred at Kent Ridge MRT station at about 7.40am. This caused slower train services between Holland Village and…

Fire breaks out at second floor unit in Lengkok Bahru

A fire broke out in a second floor unit in Lengkok Bahru on Fri afternoon. SCDF were called to a unit on the second floor of Blk 55 Lengkok Bahru in Redhill at about 4.15pm and found the…

Fire breaks out at HarbourFront Centre, two people taken to hospital

A fire broke out at HarbourFront Centre on Fri afternoon. The fire involved a clothes dryer and was put out with a fire extinguisher by a MOP before SCDF firefighters reached the scene. SCDF said it responded to…

Remove the need to find co-tenant for small rental flats, says researcher on homeless

The researcher who came up with the first nationwide count of the homeless here has drawn up a host of recommendations to better tackle the issue. Assistant Professor Ng Kok Hoe from LKY School of Public Policy at…

1,000 street homeless found in Singapore, most in downtown area: Nationwide study

About 1,000 people live on the streets of Singapore, with the highest numbers reported in the city area, Bedok and Kallang, results from a first-of-its-kind nationwide study showed. Most of them are men in their 50s or older…

Man found dead after fire in Jurong West flat

A 51-year old man was found dead after fire broke out in a Jurong West flat on Fri. Police and SCDF said they responded to the incident, which occurred in an apartment on the sixth floor of Blk…

‘Good progress’ being made on RTS, Malaysia needs time to ‘review some details’: Vivian Balakrishnan

“Good progress” is being made on the JB-Singapore RTS Link project, said Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Fri though the Malaysian government needs “further time to restructure or review some details”. “(The Malaysian government has) indicated they still…

Home is where the art is

Besides location, location and location, a great view is what would nail a house hunter’s choice. Indeed, ask anyone for their definition of a million-dollar view and you might get anything from the city skyline to an ocean…

Protecting Singapore’s heritage

Conservation wasn’t always a priority when Singapore was in its early stages of development. But a concerted effort to conserve the city’s old buildings started 30 years ago, and a new exhibition by URA traces that journey. The…

United Industrial Corp Q3 earnings drop by 13.1% amid Marina Mandarin consolidation

United Industrial Corp (UIC) saw third-quarter earnings slip on higher costs and lower share of associates’ and JV profits, amid the consolidation of revenue from Marina Mandarin hotel complex that was bought out in Apr. Net profit for…

Co-living firm LOGIN adds CDL’s Delfi property to portfolio

Co-living operator LOGIN Apartments has expanded its portfolio after a partnership with City Development Limited (CDL) on the latter’s Delfi property in Orchard last June. LOGIN announced that it will be adding the Lumos project to their inventory…

UOB appoints receivers of Libra Group’s mortgaged property in Loyang

Libra Group announced that UOB has appointed Bob Yap Cheng Ghee, Wong Pheng Cheong Martin, and Toh Ai Ling on 4 Nov 2019 to be the joint and several receivers of the mortgaged property of the company located…

Marina Bay Sands just chose single-use plastic bottles to serve water in Singapore—but it is not alone

Singapore’s largest hospitality group, MBS has opted to stick with plastic bottles to serve its customers water after a procurement tender to find an alternative packaging solution. This will mean that the hotel, events and casino brand, owned…

E-scooter footpath ban hits Singapore’s mobility startups

Long proud of its infatuation with rules – no chewing gum, no spitting, no feeding the monkeys – Singapore stunned mobility operators this week by banishing PMDs from its footpaths. Telepod, which provides e-scooters to food delivery platforms…

Developers confident of beating 2020 ABSD deadline

Seven housing projects facing ABSD deadlines next year have yet to sell all their units – but their developers are confident these will be sold in good time, following an opportune mix of strong demand and low supply…

Mortgagee sale of detached house in Faber Hills Estate for $8.5 mil

A two-storey detached house on Faber Drive in the Faber Hills landed estate is up for mortgagee sale by private treaty. This is the first time the freehold property is being offered in a mortgagee sale, and it…

United Engineers to preview Dairy Farm Residences

For its 460-unit Dairy Farm Residences, United Engineers Ltd (UEL) has come up with a novel sales gallery: the reception area is part café, gourmet grocers and nail spa, which hints at the retail offerings that future residents…

Resale unit at Highgate reaps $1.27 mil profit

The seller of a unit at Highgate made the top gain of $1.27 million over the week of Oct 22 to 29. The 1,905 sqft unit on the sixth floor was bought for $1.15 million ($604 psf) in…

RSP Architects on designing the Funan experience

Although it has only been six months since CapitaLand’s Funan opened its doors to the public, the building has taken on a life of its own and is maintaining an unceasing buzz. At 7am on most days, cyclists…

More delivery riders asking MPs to lift e-scooter ban

On Mon, Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min announced in Parliament that PMDs would be banned from footpaths from Tues. Since then, MPs have been busy listening to the grievances of delivery riders – many…

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