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Farmers’ market: Designing user-centric spaces

Now that Covid-19 has changed the perception of public and communal spaces, new designs have to address issues beyond architectural lines. One firm that is prepared to take on such challenges is Farm, a Singapore-based, cross-disciplinary design firm…

Closure of project sales galleries and circuit breaker for property agents extended beyond June 1

The extended closure of sales galleries beyond the “circuit breaker” period could “further dampen sentiment,” says Lee Liat Yeang, senior partner of Dentons Rodyk & Davidson. Lee is of the view that the authorities should allow “a limited…

Five-bedroom unit at Lien Towers offered for $9 mil

A 5,048 sqft apartment at Lien Towers is on the market for $9 million ($1,783 psf). Completed in 1970, the 24-unit, freehold Lien Towers is located along Holland Park in prime District 10. The 12-storey project is known…

Changing landscape for office sector after Covid-19

Corporations in APAC are re-examining their commercial real estate strategies amid mass government-imposed lockdowns, as well as work-from-home arrangements that have resulted from steps to curb the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a research report by JLL. Anthony Couse,…

Resale unit at Leighwoods reaps $1.9 mil profit

The seller of a unit at Leighwoods, along Mount Sinai Rise, made the top gain of $1.9 million over the week of May 5 to 12. The 2,217 sqft unit on the second floor was bought for $980,000…

PUB: Water tanks, pumps must be maintained during circuit breaker

All building owners, MCST and town councils must continue proper maintenance of all water storage tanks and water pumps during the circuit breaker period, PUB said in response to queries about the risk of Legionnaires’ disease in Singapore.…

Merchants association calls for heartland shops to be allowed to open earlier, dining at hawker centres

Some 20 to 30 per cent of mom-and-pop shops may go belly up in four to six weeks if they have to continue to stay shuttered. President of FMAS Yeo Hiang Meng has called for the Government to…

Singapore researchers invent device that produces electricity from light and shadows

Shadows have long been of little use to engineers, but researchers from NUS have created a device that makes use of this optical effect to generate electricity, demonstrating a novel way to harvest energy under low-light conditions. Called…

COVID-19: Two preschool staff among 614 new cases; total in Singapore now 30,426

MOH confirmed on Fri, 614 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, bringing the total to 30,426. It also reported two additional clusters linked to 564 A-E Balestier Road and 71 Kaki Bukit Industrial Terrace. Of the 614 new cases,…

Singapore reports highest number of new COVID-19 cases among citizens or PRs in more than 3 weeks

The number of new COVID-19 cases among Singaporeans or PRs hit its highest level in more than three weeks on Thurs. Thirteen Singaporeans are among the 14 new COVID-19 community cases reported on Thurs by MOH. Since May…

Bubble tea delight: 3 Gong Cha outlets to reopen this Saturday

Three Gong Cha stores have been given permission by the authorities to reopen this Sat for takeaway and delivery orders, the bubble tea and dessert chain announced on Fri. The stores are at Causeway Point, Paya Lebar Quarter…

The other owners agreed to an en-bloc right after I moved in: Now what?

The three main issues of an en-bloc sale right after moving in: 1) SSD applies within the first three years; 2) The method of sale may not account for your latest renovations; 3) Financing issues in quickly finding…

COVID-19: 10 Indian nationals charged over social gathering at Kim Keat Road on 5 May

A group of 10 Indian nationals were charged on Fri for breaching social distancing measures by gathering at a residential unit despite not living in the same house. Three of the group are said to have invited the…

Parliament to discuss arts sector support, housing issues amid COVID-19 pandemic

Assistance for the arts sector and housing issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic will be on the agenda when Parliament sits next Tues. The Government will also provide an update on Singapore’s continuing fight against Covid19, with DPM and…

Disinfectant tunnel at Singapore Expo care facility on trial for safety, effectiveness against COVID-19

A disinfectant tunnel for workers and volunteers at the Singapore Expo community care facility is being trialled for safety and effectiveness against COVID-19. This sanitiser mist system is one method being tested at various locations to help Singapore…

Why can’t cleaner air last beyond circuit breaker?

I refer to the report, “Cleaner air in Singapore with reduced activities but it’s unlikely to last” (May 13). The report underlined a grossly underrated benefit of the Covid-19 pandemic: The improvement in the air that we breathe.…

TraceTogether presents chance for Singapore to restore track record on data privacy and security

The TraceTogether mobile application to aid contact tracing has been in the news lately, due to its low takeup rate of 25 per cent. A key factor in TraceTogether’s effectiveness is widespread adoption. The question is how to…

Covid-19: Staff for non-residential eldercare services including day hospices, kidney dialysis centres to be tested

To detect Covid-19 cases in the eldercare sector early, staff at designated eldercare centres, day hospices, kidney dialysis centres and home care providers will be tested. MOH said this on Fri elaborating its plans for seniors post-circuit breaker.…

Expats are flocking to rent Robertson Quay condos, here’s proof

It’s a fact: Expats love Robertson Quay so much. And we’re not saying this because we saw masses of them gathering in the area during Circuit Breaker — we have actual numbers. In the past few years, rental…

Italy’s Bulgari launches online in Singapore before home

Italian jewellery firm Bulgari has launched an e-commerce platform in Singapore prior to opening online services in its home territory. Korea will soon follow. The luxury brand is accelerating its digital programme following the effect of the coronavirus…

Covid-19: foodpanda waives commission fees for 1 month to help new hawkers

Over the last few months, food delivery apps have faced heat for charging steep commissions of 30 to 40 per cent, eating into hawkers’ already-thin margins as they struggle to survive in light of the dining-in ban. Commission…

Covid-19: Capitaland to launch e-commerce, food delivery platforms on June 1 to drive sales

As Singapore soon enters Phase 1 of lifting the circuit breaker, most retail stores will still be closed and dining in will not be allowed yet. CapitaLand plans to launch its own ecommerce and online food ordering platforms…

Police deploy robots to patrol workers’ dorms, ensure safe distancing

The police are using robots to patrol a foreign workers’ dormitory in the eastern part of Singapore to ensure the place is secure and the residents abide by safe distancing rules. Two of these autonomous robots began working…

Men gather at Marine Parade carpark, supposedly to gamble illegally

In the second such case in four days, another group of people were spotted in a gathering, this time at a Marine Parade carpark, allegedly to gamble illegally. Shin Min Daily News reported yesterday that about 25 men…

As Singapore nears 30,000 coronavirus cases, circuit breaker takes its toll on residents

Jeffrey Tan, the owner of a dance studio in downtown Singapore, estimates he has lost five figures in earnings since he stopped holding classes at the end of Mar, as the city state stepped up social distancing before…

Jolovan Wham apologises over allegations of corruption against Josephine Teo

Activist Jolovan Wham has apologised for making corruption claims against Manpower Minister Josephine Teo in relation to the development of COVID-19 community care facilities. In a FB post on Fri, Mr Wham shared his statement of apology, acknowledging…

COVID-19: Two former school sites to be converted into temporary dorms for migrant workers who are well

The former Hong Kah Sec School and Bedok North Sec School sites are among “a number” of MOE sites that will be used as temporary facilities to house migrant workers “who are well”, said the ministry on Fri.…

Property agents soldier on with virtual marketing

Property agents do not like it that show galleries will remain closed until further notice, but are taking it on the chin. Emily Eng, executive director in charge of residential projects at OrangeTee & Tie, said, however, that…

More dental procedures allowed as authorities move to resume some healthcare services from June 2

From June 2, dentists will be able to perform more services such as root canal treatments, fixing dental crowns and fitting retainers, as Singapore moves to ease some of the regulations that have been in place to stem…

Four residents at Orange Valley Nursing Home in Simei found to have COVID-19 after testing

Four of the Singaporean COVID-19 patients announced by MOH on Thurs are residents of Orange Valley Nursing Home in Simei. The residents are aged between 72 and 97. They were discovered and confirmed as positive cases on Wed…

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