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HDB flats should come with balconies for gardening

I am glad that NParks has taken the initiative to encourage home gardening by giving out free seeds (More community plots sprouting up to cater to gardening enthusiasts, June 19). However, not all HDB flats have the luxury…

Produce frequently stolen from community gardens

It is heartening to read that NParks is aiming to more than double its number of community plots for gardening by 2030, in line with its initiative to encourage the cultivation of edibles (More community plots sprouting up…

Why stop pre-school kids from using outdoor facilities during school hours?

Public spaces have opened for play and exercise in phase two of the country’s reopening. These include gyms and playgrounds in Housing Board estates, but ECDA is still curtailing the play of pre-school children by prohibiting them from…

Review time allotted to public at ActiveSG swimming complexes

I am delighted to learn that swimming pools have finally opened in phase two of Singapore’s reopening. To many avid swimmers, this is great news after months of being cooped up at home and being confined to exercises…

Soilbuild Business Space REIT secures first green loan

Soilbuild Business Space REIT has obtained an $80 million green loan from RHB and OCBC to refinance its Solaris@one-north project. In an SGX filing, its manager revealed that this is the first green loan for the REIT. A…

Man sues NParks over wife’s death from falling tree at Botanic Gardens

The husband of a woman who was killed in Feb 2017 after a 40m-tall tembusu tree at the Singapore Botanic Gardens fell and hit her has accused NParks of negligence and is seeking damages. Mr Jerome Rouch-Sirech, 43,…

Contact tracing methods other than SafeEntry can be used at property viewings, says regulatory body

CEA has exercised flexibility by allowing property agents to use methods other than SafeEntry QR codes for contact tracing since last Wed. This comes after property agents highlighted technical difficulties that they faced in implementing SafeEntry QR codes.…

Sheng Siong outlets at Jurong West and Serangoon North, FairPrice at Jalan Kayu visited by COVID-19 cases

Three supermarkets visited by confirmed COVID-19 cases were listed by MOH on Mon. The supermarkets are the Sheng Siong outlets at 7 Jurong West Ave 5 and 19 Serangoon North Ave 5, and the NTUC FairPrice outlet at…

Geylang’s Wing Fong Mansions, Court en bloc tenders to open on June 23

Adjacent condominiums Wing Fong Mansions and Wing Fong Court will be up for tender starting Tues, with an indicative land rate of S$1,280 psf ppr for the combined sites, without disclosing the latest reserve prices. In Jan this…

Future sports facilities to be made more resilient to disease outbreaks: Grace Fu

Future sports facilities in Singapore will be designed and built differently from what the country has now, so as to make them more resilient to disease outbreaks. For instance, changing and shower rooms could be compartmentalised to prevent…

Repeat mosquito-breeding offenders to face heavier penalties from July 15: NEA

Amid the worst dengue outbreak in Singapore since 2013, households found to be repeat violators of mosquito-breeding laws will soon face heavier penalties from NEA. Those subject to the tougher regime to kick in from July 15 include…

218 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, 1 new cluster identified

MOH on Mon announced 218 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore, bringing the total number of infections here to 42,313. There was one community case — a 33-year-old work-pass holder from India — while the remaining 217 infections…

Otter family makes Istana their staycation spot

Looks like our local otters have gotten even more bodacious during the Covid-19 pandemic. After making their presence felt in areas like KKH and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, the four-legged critters have done what no Singapore resident ever…

Got people stay there meh? Even Singapore’s Coney Island and Pulau Tekong belong to GRCs

With all signs pointing to an impending GE, have you ever wondered about those who stay on some of Singapore’s many offshore islands — 64 in total — and which constituencies they belong to? If you’re thinking, “got…

Food delivery rider fined for riding e-scooter into man outside school

A 23-year-old part-time food delivery rider was fined S$3,000 on Mon for riding his e-scooter into a 55-year-old man. He pleaded guilty to one charge of causing hurt by a rash act, by failing to reduce his speed…

Singapore Turf Club to resume racing ‘behind closed doors’ from Jul 11

Singapore Turf Club will resume racing behind closed doors from Jul 11 after receiving approval from the Government, it announced on Mon. The club will resume racing with “strict health and safe mgmt measures in place” after Singapore…

Plan to expand MRT network to 360km by early 2030s remains, despite delays due to COVID-19: Khaw Boon Wan

Singapore is still sticking to its planned expansion of the MRT network to 360km by the early 2030s, although there will be some delays as COVID-19 affects the availability of construction workers, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said…

UOB reopens seven more branches

UOB will reopen seven branches in shopping malls and retail areas starting 22 June in support of the Phase 2 of Safe Re-Opening. The branches were selected due to high footfall, in addition to the 48 branches that…

Will Phase Two of reopening spur recovery for shops, restaurants and Reits?

Shopping malls, restaurants and even health and wellness establishments are now allowed to open, subject to safe mgmt measures being in place. For stock investors, the most obvious play on Phase Two are the retailers and restaurants that…

China maple leaf to buy Singapore school for $487 million

China Maple Leaf Educational Systems has agreed to acquire one of the largest intl schools in Singapore in a deal valued at S$680 million. The Hong Kong-listed firm is buying all of the issued shares in Singapore’s Canadian…

Mass to mid-tier properties draw interest as showflats reopen after 10-week halt

Sales for new private homes got off to an encouraging start for developers as showflats reopened their doors over the weekend after a 10-week hiatus, with mass market and mid-market segments garnering the attention, real estate agencies told…

With project galleries reopened, sales could rebound in coming months

Over the weekend following the reopening of project sales galleries on Fri, sales achieved at project galleries across the board totalled 38 units on Fri, 45 units on Sat and 61 on Sun, bringing the total to 144.…

Private sector developers are welcome to improve TraceTogether app

If private sector developers want to tinker with the building blocks of the contact tracing app TraceTogether, or can come up with innovative ways to popularise it, they will be encouraged to do so. Minister-in-charge of the Smart…

New home owners still stuck in limbo, unclear when renovation works will be completed

She has been staying with her parents for more than two months after renovation work at her flat was suspended. This was after the circuit breaker was imposed on Apr 7. Thousands of home renovations have also stalled…

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