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HDB sets new solar target, aims to power 135,000 4-room flats by 2030

HDB said that it will reinforce its commitment to generate more clean energy, with a new solar target of 540 MWp by 2030. It already surpassed its original 2020 target of 220 MWp last year. This is part…

Co-living gains traction in Singapore

Home sharing has since evolved with the times, especially with the growth of the sharing economy in the modern age. While co-living players operate on a business model similar to serviced apartments, the difference is that co-living utilises…

Yanlord extends closing date for United Engineers offer again

Yanlord Investment (Singapore) announced on Mon it is extending the closing date of its mandatory conditional cash offer for UEL shares to Jan 20, 2020. The offer had been scheduled to close at 5.30pm today, after an extension…

AEI to sell Penjuru Lane property for $19 mil to help fund proposed transition into new businesses

AEI Corp has entered into a put and call option agreement to sell its premises at 12 Penjuru Lane in western Singapore to logistics provider ACW Holdings for $19 million – more than 10 times the book value…

Singapore’s history lasts and lasts

A recent publication of an academic discovery has pushed Singapore’s history back to 1,000 years, rather than the commonly accepted 700 years. This bicentennial year has encouraged fresh conversations about Singapore’s ancient history from both official and unofficial…

Military aircraft flying early in day and late at night

I live in Hougang and have been disturbed by the sound of military aircraft taking off from Paya Lebar Air Base as early as 8am, and such flights may go on until 10pm. The jets’ piercing loud noises…

Singapore’s Third World emissions

Professor Tommy Koh makes some excellent points everyone ought to take note of when he discusses some of our bad habits as Singaporeans living in a First World country (Five tests of a truly First World people, Dec…

Many bins here, but so much littering

I agree with Professor Tommy Koh that Singaporeans are not yet a First World people (Five tests of a truly First World people, Dec 21). I would like to share something I have observed in relation to test…

People give up seats on MRT more often than not

While I agree with Ms Liu I-Chun that we can improve in keeping our neighbourhood clean by not littering, I disagree that it is common for the able-bodied on trains not to give up priority seats (Lack of…

NEA has stepped up inspections of construction sites to tackle mosquito breeding

We thank Mr Alan Chin for his feedback (Step up checks on construction sites for stagnant water, Dec 24). NEA has stepped up the inspection of construction sites, and has reminded construction site mgmt of the need to…

The Big Read: It’s survival of the fittest, as retail household names shrink or disappear

At a time when most brick-and-mortar retailers were trying to digitise their stores and start selling online, multi-label design retailer Naiise did the complete opposite. Despite starting out as an online-only seller in 2013, the firm soon launched…

Commercial en bloc in focus as cooling moves crimp home deals

Following the cooling measures in 2018, commercial collective sales surpassed residential en bloc sales by value this year, a trend which is expected to continue into 2020. According to data by JLL, approximately 40 sites were launched for…

Blossom Seeds charity raises more than $300,000 to renovate centre

Madam Mary Rajeswari Singaram will be able to enjoy better facilities at an elderly care facility she frequents, with more than $300,000 raised at a charity event yesterday. The 62-year-old retired clinic receptionist volunteers at the Blossom Seeds…

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