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More in Singapore will walk, bike as means of commute in 10 years, study predicts

Singapore will see a significant shift towards cycling and walking as a mode of transport in the next 10 years when its population exceeds 6.3 million, said London-based Kantar. It also noted that public transport as a mode…

Coronavirus: Construction at CDL’s Whistler Grand resumes after two-day voluntary shutdown over suspected case

Construction at City Developments’ Whistler Grand project in West Coast Vale resumed on Wed after its builder voluntarily stopped site work for two days when an employee was suspected of being infected with the coronavirus, ST has learned.…

Coronavirus: 2 infected Bangladeshis were working at site to expand Bombardier service centre

Two Bangladeshis who have been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus were working at a site to expand aerospace manufacturer Bombardier Aviation’s facilities. The works at the site are to extend the company’s service centre at 7…

2 men, including S’porean, die of burns from Jurong Island chemical plant fire

Two workers, a Singaporean and an Indian national, died after suffering burns at a chemical plant on Jurong Island on Feb 7. They were among a group of workers who were carrying out purging of a hydrocarbon pipeline…

Sembcorp to install more than 20,000 solar panels for SIA facilities

SIA and SIAEC have signed a power purchase agreement with Sembcorp Solar to install and operate more than 20,000 rooftop solar panels. The solar panels will help to power onsite operations at various locations, with surplus power generated…

JustCo to open new co-working centre at The Centrepoint in 3Q2020

JustCo will open a 60,000 sqft co-working space at The Centrepoint in Singapore in 3Q2020. This will be its second co-working centre in a retail mall after it opened a centre at Marina Square in 2018. The new…

Aberdeen Standard Investments acquires Peck Seah Street shophouses for $54 mil

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has acquired a row of six adjoining shophouses along 48 to 56 Peck Seah St for $54 million, or about $2,700 psf, in a deal concluded by JLL. This is ASI’s first acquisition in…

Two new accreditation schemes for property managing agents from next year

Condominiums and other strata property will be able to tap property managers who have been accredited from 2021. MAs who wish to do so can choose from one of two accreditation schemes introduced in an effort by the…

Yishun industrial buildings up for sale

Two light industrial buildings in Yishun have been put up for sale via EOI for $29 million. Individually, 539 and 543 Yishun Industrial Park A carry an indicative price of $9.8 million and $19.2 million, respectively. Edmund Tie…

The Government forgot this one thing about VERS. We think it’s a huge deal

1) HDB owners are likely to be more entrenched – In general, HDB owners comprise a bigger portion of genuine home buyers than condos. In particular, we need to consider older HDB residents, who are in their 60’s…

HSR to be revived in the ‘short term’, says Fitch

The KL-Singapore HSR project, which was suspended following a change in the Malaysian government nearly two years ago, might be revived in the short term, instead of suffering from outright cancellation, says Fitch Solutions Marco Research in a…

PMD-related fires almost doubled in 2019; more getting injured: SCDF

The number of PMD-related fires almost doubled in 2019, annual statistics released by SCDF showed on Wed. There were 102 fires involving PMDs last year, a “sharp increase” from the 52 incidents in 2018. Fires involving PMDs and…

Smoking corners at food centres to decrease over time: NEA

We thank Mr John Juay Bo Yin for his feedback (“Protect patrons of food centres from secondhand smoke”; Feb 6). Previously, operators of food retail establishments were allowed to apply for a smoking corner in their outdoor refreshment…

Novel coronavirus: DBS evacuates 300 staff from MBFC Tower 3 after confirmed case

DBS has evacuated 300 staff from its offices on the 43rd floor at Tower 3 of MBFC, after an employee working on that level was confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus. In an internal memo…

Three strata offices at Fu Lu Shou Complex for sale at $1,400 psf

Three strata office units at Fu Lu Shou Complex have been launched for sale by EOI exercise at $1,400 psf, which works out to a price tag of about $7.2 million, announced CBRE. Fu Lu Shou Complex is…

JTC Corporation clinches $500m of deals with aerospace firms

JTC has signed a series of agreements with both intl and local aerospace companies to commit a total of $500m new investments in Singapore over the next 5 years. Amongst these is with GE Aviation, Overhaul Services Singapore…

NEA launches scholarships in cleaning and waste management sector for poly and ITE students

Up to 20 students looking to work in cleaning and waste mgmt companies could have their tertiary education paid for and jobs guaranteed upon graduation this year, with NEA launching a new scholarship on Wed. The new scholarship…

Do our part to keep Singapore clean, safe

The Dorscon level has been raised to orange. I strongly urge business and all other organisations to take additional precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Clean and disinfect more frequently lift buttons, door handles, service…

Security barriers effective in deterring intrusions

We thank Mr Andrew Seow Chwee Guan and Mr Chan Whye Shiung for their feedback (Security barriers deter only certain groups; and Floating barriers off Pasir Ris an eyesore, both on Feb 4). PCG adopts a multi-pronged approach…

Coronavirus: NUS, NTU housing some evicted students serving leave of absence

She had been due to return on Jan 30 to complete her graduate exchange programme at NTU after spending CNY with her family in Shenzhen. But even before she arrived in Singapore, Lily, a Chinese national heard from…

Parc Canberra balloting and booking to happen online

While all the coronavirus has had people cancelling their viewings – the developer behind the Parc Canberra EC has decided that modern problems require modern solutions. It’s going to be bringing the balloting and booking of units online.…

Condo rentals rose 0.9% in January

Rentals of private apartments saw a 0.9% uptick in Jan from Dec 2019, according to a report by SRX. Rents grew 2.9% YoY for the month. OrangeTee head of research Christine Sun attributes the stronger rental prices came…

HDB rents up 0.8% in January

HDB rents posted a 0.8% jump in Jan MoM, according to a report by SRX. HDB rents grew 2% YoY. All room types saw an increase in rents for the month. Rents for three-room types grew 1.7%, five-room…

Singapore remains top city for East Asian expats

For the 15th year running, Singapore was crowned as the top liveable city for East Asian expatriates in the APAC region, having been first every year since 2005, according to the latest survey results released by ECA Intl.…

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