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COVID-19 not to have a “knock-out punch” effect on hospitality sector

While the COVID-19 outbreak, which is now considered a pandemic, may inflict pain on the hospitality sector, Colliers Intl does not expect the impact to amount to a “knock-out punch”. It expects hotel operators, especially the established ones,…

If electoral boundaries make no sense, the EBRC’s explanation only makes things more confusing

My childhood home has moved through three different districts over five elections. In 1997, it was in the Joo Chiat ward of East Coast GRC, before becoming part of Joo Chiat SMC in 2001, and finally being absorbed…

New eco-friendly rubbish trucks rolling out in Jurong from April 1

New environmentally friendly and high-tech waste collection trucks are rolling out on April 1 to serve about 151,000 households in the western part of Singapore. This comes after NEA on Mon awarded a new seven-year waste collection contract…

40 people evacuated from Clementi HDB block after unit catches fire

About 40 people were evacuated from an HDB block in Clementi West on Mon after fire broke out in one of the residential units. SCDF said it was alerted to a fire in a unit on the 19th…

Sengkang Fire Station disinfected after SCDF officer tests positive for COVID-19

The Sengkang Fire Station has been disinfected after a fire and rescue specialist based there tested positive for COVID-19, said SCDF on Mon. MOH announced 17 new cases on Mon and provided more information on previously announced cases,…

Temporary closure of Singapore mosques to be extended for 9 more days, ‘real’ risk of large cluster: Muis

Muis has extended the temporary closure of mosques in Singapore for a further nine days until 26 Mar. On Mon, Muis said that after consultation with MOH, it has assessed that the risk of a large COVID-19 coronavirus…

Ho Bee Land’s $224 mil bid wins tender for biomedical sciences development in Biopolis

Ho Bee Land has been awarded the concept and price tender for a new mixed-use biomedical sciences development on a site next to its flagship commercial office development, The Metropolis, at one-north. Ho Bee had submitted a bid…

Frasers Centrepoint Trust expected to stay resilient amid Covid-19 pandemic: OCBC

Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) has not been spared by the Covid-19 pandemic, but OCBC Investment Research remains optimistic that the reit will “remain resilient”. “[FCT’s] share price has taken a beating, in line with overall weak market conditions,”…

Singapore leads the way for Asia’s smart transportation systems

Asia is paving the way for smarter transportation systems as an increasing number of countries here urbanise and improve their infrastructure. This is as Asian countries share a regional vision to create smart cities, smart transport and smart…

Rare sight of barn owl in Toa Payoh housing estate wows locals

Toa Payoh residents were pleasantly surprised by the rare sight of a barn owl in a public housing estate along Lorong 4 on Sun. Armed with smartphones and photography gears, bird enthusiasts and passers-by gathered in front of…

New private homes in Singapore seen as a safe-haven asset amid outbreak, looming recession

The private residential property market in Singapore appears to still be a safe-haven asset amid the Covid-19 pandemic and a looming global recession. Posting the second-strongest Feb sales performance in eight years, developers moved 975 private homes –…

ST Engineering, URA to develop tech-based urban planning solutions

ST Engg and URA will be developing urban planning solutions based on open-source technology. The solution may be customised to fit the needs of different cities in terms of macro land use policy, physical planning, infrastructure monitoring, and…

HSBC Singapore floats relief measures for mortgage, credit card customers

HSBC Singapore has launched a series of support measures for its mortgage and credit card customers amidst the financial disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the bank announced. Property loan customers in Singapore can choose to defer repayment…

Manager of Lendlease Global Commercial Reit combines art and science

With more than two decades of industry experience under his belt, Mr Kelvin Chow, 48, has come to appreciate the convergence of art and science in real estate. “Traditionally, in the area of lease mgmt, the key requirement…

Outdoor cooling system installed at Botanic Gardens

Visitors to the Singapore Botanic Gardens can stay cool, thanks to a newly installed cooling system – and without feeling too guilty about harming the environment. The system, known as Green Aircon Flex, has been installed since last…

Founders’ Memorial design inspired by old National Theatre

The old National Theatre was the biggest inspiration for the upcoming Founders’ Memorial, as the team behind the design scoured monuments and icons throughout Singapore’s history for ideas during the creative process. The new memorial, which honours Singapore’s…

Citibank Singapore to launch new wealth centre with big targets

Citibank Singapore plans to double its wealth mgmt business in terms of number of customers and market share from its current 5 per cent by 2025, said its top executive. Riding in part on this is the US…

Domestic tourism to cushion some of the blow for Singapore hotels

As the global coronavirus epidemic strikes at Singapore’s tourism-related sectors, the staycation market is taking on newfound importance. While the Singapore Tourism Board predicted last month that visitor arrivals could fall by up to 30 per cent this…

Everyone has a part in making libraries conducive and welcoming

We thank Mr Christony Lau Pet Keong for his feedback (Libraries not the place for bonding, Mar 9). Libraries are shared spaces for diverse users. NLB actively engages the community in the design of our libraries, and takes…

Bigger picture to bigger dogs in HDB flats

Forum contributor Lynn Neo Si Jie expressed her distaste for bigger dogs in HDB homes (Bigger problems with bigger dogs in HDB flats, March 11). Inconvenience to some, like herself, included dealing with unleashed pets, dog waste and…

Concerns over HDB rule change for dogs

I agree with the observations by Ms Lynn Neo Si Jie (Bigger problems with bigger dogs in HDB flats, Mar 11). My neighbours leave their dog unmuzzled and unleashed to freely wander the common corridors on several occasions.…

Otters in condo pool: It shows need for boundaries

While the sight of otters frolicking in the swimming pool at Park Infinia@Wee Nam was a source of amusement for many, there is a more serious practical concern which should be highlighted – that of an increasing number…

Contractor dies after falling from ladder in Bedok

A renovation contractor died after falling from a ladder. Mr Tan Ah Lee, 64, a Malaysian, was patching the ceiling of a home in Bedok on Mar 6 when he fell. Last Thurs, a spokesman for MOM said…

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