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Grab launches first cloud kitchen in Singapore amid GrabFood expansion

Grab has opened its first cloud kitchen in Singapore as part of the company’s 2020 expansion strategy for its food delivery service GrabFood. GrabKitchen offers merchant-partners a platform to introduce new food concepts and brands. In addition to…

Construction demand hit 5-year high in 2019; to remain strong in 2020, medium term

Despite the economic headwind and global uncertainties, construction demand in Singapore is expected to remain strong this year, said Minister for State for National Development and Manpower Zaqy Mohamad on Wed. This follows a record year for the…

What’s in store for Singapore on the land transport front in 2020 and beyond?

Land transport is understandably an issue close to many Singaporeans’ hearts and the start of a new decade in 2020 makes it useful for us to take stock of some significant developments in the 2010s and look at…

Coming soon: A bigger space for foreign workers to gather

The recent unfortunate accident involving foreign domestic workers at Lucky Plaza has indeed highlighted the need for providing safe social areas for them to go to during their days off (Have safe social areas in places popular with…

Singapore taking range of actions to cut carbon emissions

We thank Leroy Cheong Kai Thong for his feedback (Singapore’s Third World emissions, Dec 30, 2019). Using per-capita emissions as an indicator leads to inequitable comparisons between countries with large populations, which contribute more to global emissions, and…

We need to set cleanliness standards so visitors will follow

Singapore has strengths in economic growth, infrastructure, racial harmony, civil order, safety and other areas. These are indeed hallmarks of a First World country. But, when it comes to being civic-conscious and keeping our public spaces clean, we…

Tras Street conservation shophouses for sale for S$22.8m

A pair of prime three-storey conservation shophouses along Tras St has been launched for sale by CBRE via EOI, for a total guide price of S$22.8 million that works out to S$2,800 psf on the total floor area…

Home price growth moderated to 0.3% in Q4 2019

This chart from JLL Research showed that URA’s overall private residential property price index rose 0.3% in Q4 2019, moderating from the 1.3% increase in Q3. This was buoyed by a 4% growth in landed home prices. In…

Eleven retail shops in Sim Lim Square for sale at $22 mil

A portfolio of 11 retail shops in Sim Lim Square is up for sale at the price of $22 million. The retail shops are prime, central podium-facing units on the fifth floor of the development, says Knight Frank.…

Pan Pacific group looks to landmark year with new brand, more hotels

There’s no stopping the Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s (PPHG) diversification and expansion – with 2020 a landmark year as it launches key openings in London, Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, and China. On Tues, PPHG also launched its latest brand,…

M1, SIT to jointly develop AI solutions for mobile network management

M1 and SIT are collaborating to develop AI solutions to improve the operations of mobile networks. Both parties inked a research collaboration agreement on Wed to reduce the manual analysis of “a huge amount of network KPIs”, which…

Woodlands residents look forward to new MRT stations

When she heads to work every morning, planning manager Putri Iskandar finds it hard to get seats on the service 901 feeder bus going to Woodlands MRT station. During the morning rush hour, the ride that normally takes…

All eyes on launch of freehold luxury project Van Holland

Freehold luxury project Van Holland, one of the few new launches in the highly sought-after Holland Road area this year, will be watched for how resilient prices are in Singapore’s prime district following their drop in the CCR…

MC drops appeal in condo dispute over shoe cabinet in corridor

MCST of The Infiniti condominium, which lost its court bid to get owners of a unit to remove a shoe cabinet from the corridor alongside their front door, has withdrawn its appeal to the High Court last month.…

Condo must pay unit owners $85,000 after false ceiling collapses

A condominium’s MCST has been held liable for the false ceiling of a penthouse collapsing, owing to the weight of spalling concrete that accumulated on it, and was ordered to pay its owners $85,000 in damages, costs and…

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