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Daikin Singapore buys building management systems firm for S$12.9m

Daikin Singapore has bought over local building mgmt systems firm BMS Engg and Trading for S$12.9 million, and does not rule out more acquisitions, as it anticipates growing demand from building owners to optimise energy use. BMS is…

My neighbour used to think three-room flats are ‘low class’. Here is why she’s wrong

5-room HDB flats have always been the dream amongst middle-class Singaporeans. They’re big and spacious – especially the old ones built before 1997. On the other hand, the humble three-room flat doesn’t get much love. They’re smaller and…

3 companies win tenders to run bean sprout, vegetable farms in Lim Chu Kang

Five land parcels for farming in Lim Chu Kang have found new operators, SFA said on Tues. Three companies – Ser Poh Farming and Trading Enterprise, Bean Farm and Liteleaf – will be running the land plots with…

Advanced electricity meters for all homes in next five years

We thank Mr Seah Gang Xin and Mr Goh Wei Qi for their feedback on the use of advanced meters for more energy-efficiency. Over the next five years, advanced meters will be rolled out to all homes. New…

Tweak bus-stop shelter design

For the longest time, bus commuters have not been spared from getting drenched during a heavy downpour when alighting from buses without umbrellas. The gap between the shelter and bus at bus stops is just wide enough that…

Whole-of-society effort to help homeless

We agree with Mr Sherman Goh that help should be easily accessible to the homeless (Help falling between the cracks, Nov 21). It is a whole-of-society effort, where everyone can play a part to befriend and connect them…

Brighter future with higher use of solar power

It is comforting to know that Singapore has set a target to raise its solar capacity such that enough electrical energy will be generated to power up 350,000 homes by 2030. That will be about 4 per cent…

Not just about screening people: TransCom police officers trying to be friendly too, commander says

On MRT trains and at the stations, it is hard to miss police officers from TransCom. They wear neatly-pressed long-sleeved uniforms and grey berets and patrol in groups of three or four while scanning the crowds. They are…

Singapore Flyer temporarily suspends operations after detecting ‘technical issue’ with spoke cable

Those hoping to catch a view of the Singapore skyline atop the Singapore Flyer this holiday season will not be able to do so for now, after the attraction temporarily suspended its flight operations on Tues. A spokesperson…

Queensway Shopping Centre’s en-bloc bid falls through; some shop owners rejoice

A bid to put the iconic Queensway Shopping Centre on the market has fallen through after a lukewarm response from owners — much to the relief of some shopkeepers. Savills, the marketing agent of the 43-year-old freehold development,…

New campaign urges residents to stop feeding macaques as part of effort to reduce human-wildlife conflict

A campaign was unveiled on Tues to dissuade residents living in homes on the forest fringe from feeding long-tailed macaques. Feeding the macaques — a type of wild monkey — alters their natural behaviour, making them dependent on…

Asus Experience Store opens in Singapore

Singapore’s first Asus Experience Store has opened on the third level of Bugis Junction. The 3000 sqft concept area contains three separate areas: a Republic of Gaming-branded store for gaming equipment, a main showcase space for laptops and…

JTC launches Woodlands Industrial Park site for tender

JTC has launched a Woodlands Industrial Park site for tender under the second half of its 2019 IGLS programme. Woodlands Industrial Park E7/E8 has a 20-year tenure and a site area of 0.77 hectare. It is zoned B2…

Posh condo units bought by foreigners rose 3ppt to 12%

This chart from Edmund Tie Research revealed that the proportion of foreigners who bought units priced $2-3m rose from 9% in Q2 to 12% in Q3. Singaporeans buying condo units priced higher than $3m also grew three percentage…

URA imposes new licence condition on construction quality assessment

The requirement for Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS) Scheme, a standard assessment framework for benchmarking workmanship quality, has been imposed through a new licence condition effective Nov 18. The new licence condition applies for developers with no CONQUAS…

Mixed-use development in Balestier for sale at $14.7 mil

A mixed-use development at 271 Balestier Road is up for sale at a guide price of $14.7 million ($1,390 psf). Victory Point, held under a single title, is a two-storey conservation shophouse with an attic and a six-storey…

Dairy Farm Residences sold 35 out of 80 units at initial weekend launch

The 460-unit Dairy Farm Residences, which held its official launch on the weekend of Nov 23 and 24, sold 35 out of 80 units, according to developer UEL. The units sold comprise a mix of two-, three- and…

Edmund Tie appoints Alice Tan as senior director of research and consulting

Edmund Tie has appointed Alice Tan as senior director in the firm’s research and consulting department. Previously director and head of consultancy and research at Knight Frank Singapore, Tan is experienced in feasibility studies, market research analyses and…

Hyflux finally signs $400 mil rescue deal with Utico

Embattled Singapore water treatment firm Hyflux has finally signed a $400-million restructuring agreement with Utico FZC. This comes days before debt-laden Hyflux is set to appear before the High Court on Fri to seek an extension on its…

UOB in financing tie-up to help power use of solar energy in Singapore

UOB is collaborating with three homegrown solar companies – SolarGy, SolarPVExchange and Sunseap Group – to accelerate the use of solar energy in Singapore. Under the collaboration, business and homeowners will be able to adopt solar energy by…

Energy and climate education still missing in Southeast Asian universities

The initiative of the youths to set up such a social enterprise to address sustainability is impressive and also implies that accessibility to energy-climate education is deemed necessary in this region. Since the dawn of the new millennium,…

Harry’s lands on Sentosa with 32 drinks on tap, games, live rock

More beers on tap, games, and classic live rock – the new Harry’s flagship outlet at RWS promises all that and more under one roof. The food and drinks chain has upgraded its flagship store from its Boat…

Escalated Tempers: ‘Human jam’ at Yishun MRT station frustrates commuters

Yishun commuters had a bad start to the day again this morning after getting stuck in large crowds at the MRT station — the second time this has happened in a week. The rush-hour crunch began at about…

On-demand bus services Beeline, GrabShuttle shutting down end-2019

On-demand bus services offered by Grab and Beeline will wind down their operations by the end of the year. In a statement on its website, Beeline – developed in 2015 by then-IMDA and LTA – said it will…

ComfortDelGro to roll out buses with ‘anti-collision’ system

Buses that can “sense” an impending collision and automatically hit the brakes will soon be plying our roads. Transport operator ComfortDelGo said on Tues that the first four of its “fully predictive anti-collision” buses – touted to be…

Need for third bridge between Johor and Singapore to ease congestion: Malaysian Home Affairs Minister

The construction of a third bridge linking Malaysia and Singapore is a long-term measure to tackle congestion at both immigration checkpoints, said Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Mon. He said he had already informed the federal government about…

Can Singapore become a second home for Chinese tech?

The arrival of Chinese tech firms in Singapore is more of a trickle than a flood, based on industry professionals’ observations of the scene. But Singapore will retain an allure for these Chinese companies, given its location and…

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