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Govt to speed up transport projects, roll out ‘strong’ Budget package, as aviation sector hurt by coronavirus: Khaw

The aviation industry has been battered by the novel coronavirus outbreak, and the authorities here are looking at ways to speed up transport projects, such as Changi Airport T5, to give firms and workers a leg-up, Transport Minister…

Publicly listed S’pore developers to be exempted from QC regime: MinLaw, SLA

MinLaw and SLA on Thurs announced that it will allow for the exemption of publicly-listed housing developers with a “substantial connection to Singapore” from the Qualifying Certificate (QC) regime. This is an answered prayer for publicly-listed developers which…

Property investment versus CPF: Which is better?

First, let’s look at a typical condo over the past 15 years – our example, the price of a three-room unit at The Raintree. This is a leasehold, medium-sized development in Bukit Timah received its TOP in 2008.…

Danger in the dark for elderly

A visit to Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay to watch a show turned out to be a stressful experience for senior citizens like me. On Sun, I went to the Esplanade Concert Hall to watch a musical…

Agencies will explain rationale of decisions even if public’s request not met

We thank Mr Luo Siao Ping for his feedback (Govt agencies yet to catch up to 4G leaders’ vision, Jan 24). The OneService app is designed for quick resolution of municipal issues by coordinating the responses across government…

Upbeat start to HDB resale market in 2020 with more flats changing hands in January

HDB resale market started this year on an upbeat note. More HDB flats changed hands in Jan compared with Dec and their prices inched up by 0.5 per cent. In all, 1,920 HDB resale flats were sold last…

High-rise industrial facilities, agri-tech park feature in revamped Sungei Kadut industrial estate

One of Singapore’s oldest industrial estates will be revamped to support the transformation of traditional manufacturing industries as well as new growth sectors such as agri-tech and environmental technology. The masterplan for the 500 hectare area in Sungei…

Long-time tenants at Sungei Kadut to move into new facilities as part of estate’s revamp

After 40 years of operating out of a “good-class bungalow”, multi-material recycling and waste mgmt company Wah & Hua will move into a “condominium unit” at the new high-rise industrial facility Kranji Green when it is completed next…

Illegal forest dwelling near Bukit Panjang cleared, but new hideout spotted nearby

A hideout used by suspected immigration offenders near Bukit Panjang has been cleared. ST team revisited the hideout on Mon – five days after an ST report exposed the men’s activities there. The temporary dwelling surrounded by piles…

International French School to add 1,000 more places by 2023

Intl school Lycee Francais de Singapour has more than 3,000 students from about 50 nationalities, aged three to 18, and is set to grow its capacity by another 1,000 by 2023. In a reflection of its intl openness,…

62 Korean made driverless trains to ply Jurong Region Line

The upcoming JRL will see 62 three-car driverless trains running along it when operations begin in 2026. The $416.5 million contract for the building of the trains has been awarded to Hyundai Rotem Company (HRC), said LTA on…

Family trustees put Tanjong Katong shophouses for sale at $13 mil

Two adjoining freehold shophouses at 297 and 299 Tanjong Katong Road are on the market for $13 million, announced Showsuite Consultancy. The price translates to $1,127 psf on the existing GFA. Located within the Tanjong Katong Conservation Area,…

Say OLÁ to remote medical consultations and Spanish-inspired living

Families living in the upcoming OLÁ EC will be able to consult with doctors remotely, through a telehealth kiosk set up within the development itself. Residents will be able to receive their medication within hours, thanks to a…

Hmlet opens 80 new co-living spaces in Tiong Bahru

Local co-living operator Hmlet has added 80 new apartment rooms to its co-living properties in Singapore. The new properties are in the iconic Tiong Bahru neighbourhood, and the addition brings the company’s total presence here to 48 properties…

Citibank Singapore closing MacDonald House branch as it plans new retail concept

Citibank Singapore will shut its 15-year old MacDonald House branch on Feb 28, with plans to open a new retail banking branch as part of its network rejig. Confirming the plans to BT, the US bank said it…

Hospitality S-Reits, integrated resorts most exposed to fallout from outbreak: Moody’s

The revenue-generating capacities of Singapore’s gaming sector and hospitality Reits will be the hardest hit by the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to Moody’s Investors Service. This is because the two industries generate the majority of their revenue from…

Protect patrons of food centres from secondhand smoke

Smoking is not barred at all food centres. This puzzles me. The popular Amoy Street Food Centre on Maxwell Road, for instance, is usually packed at lunchtime. Yet there is a row of seats for smokers. While non-smoking…

Hotel revenues take a hit as cancellation numbers grow

Hotel occupancy here has been badly hit by the coronavirus outbreak. Cancellations are on the rise and some hotels have to chalk up additional expenses to clean and disinfect rooms. Mr Arthur Kiong, CEO of Far East Hospitality…

Chinatown businesses hit hard by coronavirus epidemic

The streets of Chinatown, usually bustling with tourists and locals, were eerily quiet yesterday, as people steered clear of the area amid the coronavirus outbreak. Businesses in the area, which say they are particularly popular with tourists from…

Coronavirus: Demand for cleaning services on the rise

The coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan has resulted in more requests for cleaning services. Anchor Cleaning Agency told TNP it has seen cleaning jobs increase by around 30 per cent this week alone. Director S.S. Dev, 60,…

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