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Cross Island Line’s CCNR route draws praises, guarded optimism

Residents and nature lovers had mixed reactions to the news that CRL will cut across CCNR based on the direct alignment option. Civil servant Kelvin Tan, 44, and Dr Daniel Yeo, 46, live in Lakeview Estate and Yew…

Govt will do ‘whatever it can’ to protect Central Catchment Nature Reserve: Lam Pin Min

Pledging that the authorities will do everything possible to protect CCNR, Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min said the Government would continue working with nature groups to minimise the impact of CRL going underneath the…

6 years in the making: How the Cross Island Line’s direct route was decided

More than six years after it was first announced, a key decision on which route Singapore’s longest MRT line will take has finally been decided. Here are some key dates leading up to the decision. Jan 17, 2013:…

Hakka association selling 13 semi-detached houses in Bukit Timah at S$38m guide price

Fong Yun Thai Association has put up its portfolio of 13 strata-titled semi-detached houses at Eleven @ Holland for sale via an EOI with a S$38 million guide price, WTG Property announced on Wed. Said Chai Chin Yun,…

Man wins dispute with siblings over sale of property worth $8.1 million

After his father’s death in 1974, Mr Neo Aik Soo became the de facto head of the family even though he was the second oldest among 12 siblings. He provided his siblings with money whenever they needed it…

French firm Bollore Logistics opens $100 million logistics facility

On 4 Dec 2019, Bollore Logistics opened its $100 million facility in Boon Lay. The 540,000 sqft facility features a centralised automation system to allow for higher productivity in goods-picking activities and better use of space, and uses…

Ascendas REIT remains top sector pick as growth fundamental look up: Maybank Kim Eng

Maybank Kim Eng Research is keeping Ascendas REIT as its top pick among Singapore REITs, after unitholders supported its proposed acquisition of a portfolio of 30 business park properties. The manager of Ascendas REIT had on Nov 1…

Two more trees fall as monsoon season returns

Two more trees have fallen as the monsoon season returns, with one tree along the pavement in Hougang landing on two cars on Tues. The incident took place around 10.50am at Blk 703 Hougang Ave 2. The tree…

‘Room for improvement’ in overall sustainability reporting by Singapore-listed companies: SGX RegCo-CGIO joint review

Sustainability reporting, while made mandatory for Singapore listed companies since 2017, “definitely” has “some room for improvement”. This is according to a joint review released on Wed by SGX RegCo and the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations…

JTC to launch tender for industrial site at Tuas Avenue for $2.5m

JTC will put up an industrial site at Tuas Ave 6 for sale by public tender with a bid price of $2.5m. It will run for six weeks starting 31 Dec. The land parcel was made available for…

Cross Island MRT Line to run 70m directly under Central Catchment Nature Reserve

The CRL will be built under the direct alignment option running 70m under CCNR to minimise its environmental impact. On Wed, MOT said that the option for the CRL was chosen following a comprehensive two-phase EIA and discussions…

Bukit Batok fire: No water supply as pump room switch was in wrong mode, says town council

The reason why firefighters were left without a water supply to combat a fire at a 13th-floor Bukit Batok HDB unit last month was because a contractor had left the block’s pump room selector switch in the wrong…

Highlights of 2M Desmond Lee’s speech at the REDAS 60th anniversary dinner

Second Minister for National Development Desmond Lee gave a speech at REDAS 60th Anniversary Dinner, and we know property lovers are already picking over it for clues. We’ve condensed some of the key highlights. 1) Singapore’s property market…

ICA extends contactless immigration trial to Changi Airport’s T4

Eligible Singaporean travellers arriving at Changi Airport’s T4 will be able to clear immigration with just an iris and facial scan. They will not need to present their passports, or have their thumbprints scanned. This new contactless clearance…

Job clustering cannot be applied across the board in security sector

Although many benefits can be derived from job clustering, this must be put in perspective. A security guard attached to a school may be able to undertake tasks such as cleaning and gardening besides his normal security duties.…

Trials to be conducted for job clustering, which aims to improve employees’ lives

We agree with Mr Ng Chee Kheon that the job clustering project should take into account complementary tasks and skill sets, rather than multi-skilling across unrelated sectors. Companies that have indicated their commitment to this project will embark…

Project will help raise wages and is long overdue

I believe that the job clustering project aims to gauge the feasibility of job clustering using cleaning, gardening and security as a starting point, rather than being targeted at senior citizens (Study impact of job clustering on older…

F&N building $80 million smart integrated facility in Tuas

On 4 Dec 2019, F&N Foods held the groundbreaking ceremony for its new integrated facility in Tuas. Slated for completion in late-2021, the 375,000 sqft facility will expand F&N Singapore’s capabilities across all aspects, from production and warehousing…

Shake Shack coming to Singapore’s business district

American fast-food chain Shake Shack’s invasion of SEA is well underway with its second Singapore joint set to open early next year, the company announced today. Known for its burgers and hotdogs, the New York fast-food joint is…

E-scooter users must be over 16, pass theory test to ride on cycling paths

E-scooter users will soon have to pass a theory test before they are allowed to ride on cycling paths. There will be a minimum age requirement of 16 years old to use the PMD. Those were two of…

Singapore fund raises $106 million to tackle plastic pollution

Public anger over the environmental damage caused by plastic waste is finally forcing consumer goods companies to take action, according to Rob Kaplan, whose Singapore-based Circulate Capital Ocean Fund has raised $106 million to invest in solutions to…

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