Daily Archives: January 7, 2020 (18 Articles Found)

Archives
  • Daily Archives

  •   07
    M T W T F S S
     12345
    6789101112
    13141516171819
    20212223242526
    2728293031  
    APPLY

Housing type and household income better indicators of social mixing in schools

I disagree with Education Minister Ong Ye Kung’s point that when students of a sec school come from a larger number of pri schools, this means a better social mix. The quicker pace of increase borne out by…

I’m a divorcee in Singapore. Here’s how I found my new home at 30

Like most Singaporean couples, I BTO-ed my first home under the Fiance-Fiancee scheme in 2012. By 2017, collected keys to our new home. It was the perfect Singaporean dream. But then, I got divorced. After two and a…

Higher non-citizen residents in Central region, Minister confirms

“Private residential estates located in the central region of Singapore tend to house a higher proportion of non-citizen residents on average, given that the region is closer to many workplaces. The nationality proportions in such estates are dynamic,…

MP Louis Ng: I will continue pushing for allowing cats in HDB flats

Nee Soon GRC MP Louis Ng said on Tues that he “won’t give up” pushing for allowing cats in HDB flats. The comments by the animal welfare activist on his FB page on Tues came after MND Minister…

ESR REIT kept at ‘buy’ as industrial sector shows signs of bottoming out

RHB Group Research is bullish on ESR REIT, as Singapore’s industrial sector shows signs of bottoming out. After seven straight months of decline, Singapore’s PMI, which is used as an indication of manufacturing sentiment, recorded a marginal expansion…

Cats in flats: HDB pet ownership policies have to ‘strike a balance’, says Lawrence Wong

When it comes to the issue of keeping cats in HDB flats, the government has to “strike a balance between residents who are pet lovers and those who are not”, said MND Minister Lawrence Wong. “Irresponsible pet ownership…

Fire engulfs Pandora nightclub in Bugis, woman taken to hospital

A fire broke out at a fourth floor nightclub along Middle Road in Bugis on Mon morning with one woman taken to hospital for smoke inhalation. About 60 people were also evacuated by policemen from the Lee Kai…

Singaporeans giddy/put off by potent perfume of ‘devil tree’ blooming islandwide

Large sprays of pale apple-green flowers are blooming across Singapore, beautifying roads by day and shrouding the city-state with a powerful musk when dusk falls. While some Singaporeans welcome the rare blossoming of trees best known by their…

Going high-tech with a human touch

With consumers going digital, the lifestyle sector must keep up. Online retail insights can spur offline gains; a Web presence can snare new customers; and cold hard technology can enable warmer service. In fact, it “actually allows more…

Singapore hailed as third most attractive real estate market

Singapore has placed third in Heitman LLC’s annual rankings of countries with the most attractive real estate markets. Among the 30 countries in the list, London came out top, whilst New York followed on the second rank. Paris…

Green Court up for en bloc sale, with $28m reserve price

Green Court, a freehold mixed-use development situated along Geylang Road, is up for en bloc sale. The owners are expecting offers above their $28 million reserve price, which includes an additional DC of about $5.24 million to maximise…

Focus on reducing waste, not changing from plastic to paper

More can be done to educate the public, businesses and even our politicians on how paper products are not necessarily better for the environment than plastic products. There have been multiple discussions in Parliament on the issue of…

Hope Exclusion Order is answer to difficult neighbours

I refer to the report in ST about the man who got a court order directing his noisy neighbours to leave their 3-room flat for a month (First Exclusion Order issued to bar man’s noisy neighbours from home,…

Build bus bay at hot spring site

NParks must be congratulated for renewing Sembawang Hot Spring Park. Though there are no carparks there, it may be a good idea to have a small bus bay along Gambas Ave for school tours. A tour for students…

Orchard Road needs injection of life

Having travelled to Bangkok, Melaka, Hong Kong and Sydney, I wonder why Singapore, especially Orchard Road, has become a cultural desert. Perhaps it is pertinent to ask: What is lacking in a vibrant city like Singapore? In Bangkok,…

Singapore’s first Exclusion Order: Man’s noisy neighbours say they will not comply

Members of the family served with Singapore’s first-ever Exclusion Order, which bars them from their home, said they do not intend to comply with it. Madam Iwa and Mr Low Bok Siong were directed by CDRT to be…

Electoral Boundaries Review Committee still deliberating: Chan Chun Sing

EBRC has not completed its deliberations, Chan Chun Sing, MTI Minister said yesterday. He said this, on behalf of PM, in a written reply to a parliamentary question by WP chief and Aljunied GRC MP Pritam Singh. “When…

Singapore’s migrant workers just want a safe space to gather on their day off

After working six days a week from dawn to dusk, all Sofia Marsudin, 49, wants to do on a Sun is to meet her friends for some food and relaxation. Preferably at a park that has shade, affordable…

Sign In to Bookmark This Story

Sign In with Google