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Wuhan virus: 2 Facebook users made false posts about Woodlands MRT closure – POFMA Office

Two FB users made a falsehood by alleging that Woodlands MRT station was closed for disinfection due to a suspect case of the Wuhan coronavirus, POFMA Office said on Tues. The station was not closed on Tues and…

Outward Bound Singapore camps on Pulau Ubin to be used as quarantine facility

OBS camps on Pulau Ubin will be used as a quarantine facility as part of measures to deal with the Wuhan virus, MND said on Tues. In response to CNA queries, an MND spokesperson said the Government will…

ESR-REIT looks a promising investment, analysts say

Amid a subdued economic environment and a consolidation of portfolios through the merging of REITs, ESR-REIT provides a good investment opportunity, analysts say. With its 57 properties around Singapore, the REIT has a total GFA of approximately 15.1…

Here is what the Wuhan Coronavirus might mean for Singapore property

1) The risk to our real estate market depends on the precautions we take now – Alan Cheong, Executive Director of Research & Consultancy at Savills, notes that awareness of the outbreak happened during the festive period, which…

Want to take advantage of mortgagee sales? Now might be the time

Fantastic, I get to ring in the start of the new year by telling you about the rising number of foreclosures. It’s not pleasant for us in the real estate market. But for those with cash, well, it…

Employer acquitted of allowing maid to stand on 2nd-storey glass awning to clean it

A district judge ruled on Tues that a foreign domestic helper, who accused her employer of allowing her to stand on a second-storey glass awning to clean it, was not “unusually convincing” and had given uncorroborated evidence of…

Is there a trade-off between economic progress and going green? Singapore offers some clues

Singapore’s model demonstrates that we can make economic progress and maintain the integrity of the environment. We have been able to show the world how a densely populated urban environment can be a sustainable one. When petrochemical firms…

Opportunities, challenges and the outlook of the Singapore hospitality industry

Singapore is a popular tourist destination in SEA region, and it’s an important component of the country’s economy as well as a source of foreign exchange income. As a result, a lot of leisure and business travelers are…

Extra care needed at hawker centres to prevent spread of virus

Now that the Wuhan virus has arrived in Singapore, it is imperative that Singaporeans change the way they socialise and eat at hawker centres. Any infected person would spread the infection swiftly in a crowded hawker centre, where…

Review impact of mosquito control operations on water supply

I refer to the recent incident where the water supply from water tanks at a HDB block in Ang Mo Kio was found to have trace amounts of hydrocarbon. Dengue preventive measures such as fogging and spraying of…

Public buses and trains need to be thoroughly disinfected

The report about Singapore’s fourth confirmed case of the Wuhan virus infection said that the man had taken public transport during his stay here. The authorities have said the “risk of infection from transient contact, such as on…

Designate MRT carriages for specific groups of commuters

Given recent molestation cases and unhappiness over prams in MRT trains, perhaps the rail operators should ask the public to suggest innovative ways to ensure security and convenience during rides. One suggestion would be to designate carriages for…

Girl, 3, hurt after cab crashes into pillar

A three-year-old girl was injured on Sun morning after the taxi she and her mother were in “accelerated” into a pillar. The accident happened at Blk 818C Choa Chu Kang Ave 1 just after the two passengers got…

‘Highway’ to leafy hideout: Why are these suspected illegal immigrants walking in drains

Tucked at the bottom of tree-lined slopes along KJE is a network of canals that snakes roughly 6.7km from Woodlands Road, through Segar Road, to Bukit Timah Hill. Another network runs 5.8km from Woodlands Road through Bukit Panjang…

JTC’s tech efforts lead to jump in productivity

JTC Corp has been going digital in a bid to improve productivity, land optimisation and environmental sustainability. Among other things, it implemented more standardised information requirements for firms involved in its projects and rolled out a common data…

‘Walking’ through a building – even before it is constructed

Construction industry professional Tan Teck Seng looks like he is playing a high-tech video game when he examines a building on a screen, decked out in VR goggles and controllers. But his mission is more down to earth…

Fintech startup Currencycloud raises US$80m; to open Singapore office in 2020

London-based financial technology startup Currencycloud has raised US$80 million in funding from strategic investors including Visa, BNP Paribas SA, SBI Group, Siam Commercial Bank and Intl Finance Corp, the company said on Sun. Existing investors including Sapphire Ventures,…

Rising rents, tighter financing put pressure on retailers’ cash flow

Local lifestyle and design retailer Naiise’s reported payment troubles may be a sign of liquidity challenges facing the retail sector at large. SBF’s latest national business survey released last week showed that 43 per cent of Singapore companies…

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