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Looking back on the PMD conundrum, and moving forward

After last week’s headline-grabbing announcement that PMDs would be barred from footpaths, pedestrians breathed a sigh of relief. But many riders were up in arms. The most vocal of them were the 7,000-odd food-delivery riders whose jobs hinged…

President Halimah Yacob officially opens this year’s Orchard Road’s Christmas light-up

Orchard Road was all aglow Sat night as the 2019 Christmas lights were turned on in a light-up ceremony officiated by President Halimah Yacob. CNA checks out this year’s Christmas street decor in a new format that is…

SAF to carry out on-site disposal of WWII bomb along Jiak Kim Street

An on-site controlled disposal of a World War II bomb found in a construction site along Jiak Kim St will be carried out next week, police said in an advisory on Sat. The authorities said they first learned…

Price gap widens between new and resale condos

While new private home sales appear to be on the rebound, underpinned by higher prices of new launches and resilient demand amid an uncertain economic climate, the outlook may not be as good for resale condos. According to…

Worker falls to his death at Shaw Plaza in Balestier Road

An Indian national fell to his death while carrying out housekeeping works on Thurs, MOM said on Sat. It said the 30-year-old man went through a partition board, falling from level 1 to basement 1 at 360 Balestier…

War on weeds to prevent Batman plant from ‘robin’ Bukit Timah forest of natural vegetation

More than 200 volunteers banded together to wage a war on the “Batman plant” in the Bukit Timah forest on Sat morning. Residents of Bukit Timah came together in an area along Rifle Range Road near Temasek Club…

New inter-generational lifestyle club encourages seniors to have fun with family while exercising

Twice a week, Mr Johnnie Wee, 88, goes to the gym at The Salvation Army Peacehaven Nursing Home in Changi for a strength-training programme. Now, he will be able to take his children and grandchildren along. All will…

First library of fish DNA from Singapore waters

Scientists here are gathering data on the schools of fish that live in the waters of Singapore, and the trove of information on these creatures will be curated for an online archive. This “fish library” of more than…

Good move marred by hasty execution

The ST editorial concluded that the speed with which a $7 million grant was set up to help food delivery riders replace their e-scooters after the footpath ban “speaks well of the authorities’ ability to handle the aftermath…

Designs capture vision, design intent of Founders’ Memorial

We thank Mr Toh Cheng Seong for his views on the shortlisted designs for the Founders’ Memorial (Shortlisted designs for Founders’ Memorial uninspiring, Nov 13). The brief for the Founders’ Memorial and desired visitor experience was shaped by…

Smart meters really the smart solution?

EMA and MEWR explained the benefits of replacing the analog meters with advanced meters. However, it does come with its downside. The report suggests that this initiative will be made mandatory. Not all homes contribute to high energy…

Rare GCB at Mount Echo Park for sale at $32 mil

A Good Class Bungalow (GCB) at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on Mount Echo Park is on the market for $32 million. Located off Jervois Road, the property sits on a large freehold plot of 15,156 sqft…

New top-tier condos see better sales this year

A hundred and four non-landed new homes with a price tag of S$5 million and above were sold in the first 10 months of this year – the highest tally in recent years. OrangeTee & Tie said the…

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