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Black Friday is here – take a look inside Amazon Singapore’s giant warehouse, which will handle hundreds of orders

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Got your eye on some Black Fri deals? BI visited Amazon Singapore’s fulfillment centre ahead of the shopping festival on Wed to see how the brand plans to cope on one of its busiest days of the year.…

Dyson to make St James Power Station its global headquarters in 2021

Dyson will be moving its global headquarters to St James Power Station in Singapore in 2021, making it the centre of its worldwide expansion, the company said on Thurs. The 110,000 sqft national monuments located at Harbourfront will…

NParks to do major biodiversity surveys of plants and animals at Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Southern Islands

Close to 30 years after the last biodiversity survey of CCNR was conducted, NParks announced on Thurs that the next survey is finally due. A first-of-its-kind study that will span five years, the survey will cover the nature…

Conservation of old fire station and former railway staff quarters in Bukit Timah welcomed

Much of Bukit Timah’s old kampung landscape has disappeared over the years as luxury properties sprang up in the area, so news that two of its old buildings have officially been saved has been welcomed. Yesterday, URA said…

NTU inspecting bookshelves after students report collapse of wall-mounted shelves in hall rooms

NTU said on Thurs that it would inspect bookshelves on campus after students reported that wall-mounted shelves had collapsed in their hall rooms. Two such incidents have been reported this year so far. A student was injured in…

MRT reliability is at a high – now to keep it there

Singapore’s MRT has come a long way since 2011, when two massive breakdowns highlighted shortfalls in maintenance and infrastructural upgrades. Figures earlier this month showed the rail network well on track now in terms of reliability. It came…

Another big step towards food security

Singapore has taken another step towards food security with the imminent setting up of a research institute that will help it to grow more of its own food. The Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation, being set…

Too many malls, not enough hawker centres

Instead of developing more new shopping malls, more time and resources should be spent on building new hawker centres (More new hawker centres needed, Nov 25). People from all walks of life frequent hawker centres to enjoy a…

Singapore not a natural beauty but a liveable city

Beautiful cities are not necessarily liveable (Make Singapore more liveable, not just more beautiful, Nov 25). Some of the most beautiful cities I have visited are ridden with crime, poverty, diseases, poor healthcare and natural disasters – yet…

Cycling lanes on roads a safe solution for PMD users and pedestrians

ST editor-at-large Han Fook Kwang’s reflections on the simmering PMD issue (There is no one, easy solution to PMD issue, Nov 24) are quite convincing. I agree that the issue is complex, and many interests should be accommodated.…

FairPrice’s explanation not convincing

I found FairPrice’s response (FairPrice avoids unnecessary, excessive use of packaging, Nov 27) to a reader’s letter rather unconvincing. Instead of protecting the environment and cutting down on plastic waste in Singapore, FairPrice packages much of the produce…

Cutting plastic use: Retailers should make the move

I am against paying twice for plastic bags at supermarkets when alternatives are available (FairPrice overusing plastic packaging for produce, Nov 22). Factoring carrier bag costs into merchandise prices is already intrinsic to retail business. Before they switched…

Nailing down air quality is complicated

We thank Mr Dennis Sim for his feedback (NEA needs to give useful info on haze, Nov 17). The air around us is a mixture of gases and particles that can come from a variety of sources, and…

Impressed by cleanliness, efficiency of some foodcourts in Shanghai

I was very impressed by the state-of-the-art foodcourts in Shanghai during a recent trip, as well as those in several other parts of China. What amazed me was the high standard of hygiene and the efficiency of the…

One Holland Village Residences to launch on 30 November

One Holland Village Residences will be launched for public sale this Sat. Covering a total site area of 247,215 sqft, the development will consist of 296 99-year leasehold residential units, 255 serviced apartment units, as well as offices,…

Florim opens flagship store in Singapore

Italian ceramic tile maker Florim is opening a flagship store in Singapore tomorrow. The two-storey outlet is the group’s first showroom in Asia, featuring a well-lit open-space interior showcasing the brand’s best-sellers. The interior areas are intended to…

Dermalogica concept store opens at Changi Jewel in Singapore

US skin care brand Dermalogica has opened its first concept store in Singapore’s Jewel Changi. The store features a minimalist space focused on its Facefit Skin Bar staffed by advisors trained to match customer skin types with the…

Private homes may become cheaper, but buyers should hold their horses given weak economic climate: MAS

The number of unsold private homes in Singapore is increasing and with more launches coming up, MAS has warned that a potential oversupply of unsold units could put pressure on the property market. In its financial stability review…

PropTech: Beyond the classified section

Singapore has become something of a regional hub for the PropTech sector. Just as entertainment, transport, publishing, retail and numerous other industries are undergoing dramatic changes as a result of advances in technology, so too is property in…

Check out the most popular projects for HDB upgraders in Q2

This chart by Edmund Tie Research reveals that Treasure at Tampines, located OCR, sold the most number of units to buyers with HDB addresses amongst projects in the new sale market in Q2 at 60 units. Whilst new…

Two GLS housing sites at Canberra Drive put up for tender

URA has put two residential sites at Canberra Drive for sale by public tender under GLS programme. Parcel A has an area of 13,315.3 sqm, a maximum GFA of 18,642 sqm and can yield about 220 housing units.…

Hong Kong-listed Far East Consortium said to eye US$400 mil Singapore listing: reports

Far East Consortium Intl, a property development and hospitality group listed on HKEX, is said to be eyeing a listing of its overseas hospitality assets on SGX, according to various news sources. The conglomerate holds a strategic investment…

Pacific Mansion tenant jailed for offering security guards bribes

A woman who tried to bribe two security guards into turning a blind eye over her subletting activities was given a week’s jail on Thurs. Li Yilin, 35, had slipped the guards $50 each in return for them…

Singapore property prices decoupled from global yield chase, speculators: IMF study

Singapore’s private residential prices appear to have decoupled since 2013 from the global chase for yields, a fresh study by IMF showed. This is as macroprudential measures undertaken by the Singapore regulators in recent years targeted foreign buyers…

Investing in agents, tech for the future

Huttons Asia is looking to hire more property agents at a time when more buyers and sellers are opting to do without them, and star agents have left the firm, according to its CEO. “We’re definitely recruiting,” said…

Frasers Logistics, Frasers Commercial Trust are planning to merge

Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust and Frasers Commercial Trust are planning to merge, according to people familiar with the matter, as consolidation among Singapore’s reits gathers pace. A combined company would manage almost 100 properties worth $4 billion…

More than 100 farms benefit from productivity fund as Singapore tackles food security

More than 100 farms have benefitted from a fund to help them boost productivity as Singapore pushes to enhance its food security. As of Sept 30 this year, the Agriculture Productivity Fund has benefitted 107 farms for produce…

Holland Village market and hawker centre to close for revamp next year

The market and hawker centre in Holland Village will close for a six-month renovation in the fourth quarter of next year. The $1.26 million upgrade looks set to give the Holland Village Market and Food Centre new chairs,…

Biopolis to expand to better support biotech start-ups

R&D hub Biopolis will be expanded to meet the needs of biotechnology start-ups, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon said yesterday. JTC expects Phase 6 of Biopolis to be completed by mid-2022. The…

Former STB chief Lionel Yeo appointed as next Sports Hub CEO

Former Singapore Tourism Board CEO Lionel Yeo has been appointed as Singapore Sports Hub’s new CEO, the fourth man to helm the Sports Hub, which opened its doors in 2014. Mr Yeo is currently serving as Grab’s CEO…

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