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Why does a ‘lodging a caveat’ matter in a property transaction?

When you purchase a private property, one of the first things your law firm will do for you after you’ve exercised the OTP is to lodge a caveat. This is mostly a “behind the scenes” event for most…

Staff, classmates of East Spring Secondary student infected with COVID-19 test negative

All 39 classmates and 11 staff members at East Spring Sec School previously in close contact with a Sec 3 student who is confirmed to have COVID-19, have tested negative for the coronavirus. In a FB post on…

202 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, 3 new clusters identified in Woodlands

MOH on Mon said that it had identified three new clusters of Covid-19 infections in Singapore — all located in foreign worker dormitories in Woodlands. They are at 38 Woodlands Industrial Park E1, 210 Woodlands Industrial Park E5…

Address issue of developers continually reissuing option to purchase

I read with apprehension media reports about the tactic used by some private property developers of continually reissuing OTP to buyers upon expiry, without the buyer forfeiting part of the booking fee. This pushes sales figures up. Though…

Irresponsible dog owners

It is good to see families and friends enjoying themselves during the much-awaited phase two of Singapore’s reopening. In the past, I often saw maids taking dogs for a walk, with a plastic bag in hand to pick…

Coronavirus pandemic highlights need to move offices closer to homes

Most Singaporeans have never spent so much time in their homes as they have in the past two months, when everyone hunkered down to stem community transmission of the coronavirus. Dining tables turned into makeshift offices while grocery…

Local attractions well-maintained during Covid-19 circuit breaker, ready to reopen in July

From maintaining flowering plants to caring for various wildlife to making sure that art pieces are kept at the right temperature, attractions in Singapore have been keeping busy though closed for the last few months since the start…

Singapore GE2020: Retiree concerned about climate issues plans to run as an independent in Pioneer SMC

A 65-year-old retired financial accountant who is passionate about environmental issues intends to run as an independent candidate in Pioneer SMC, raising the prospect of a four-cornered fight there. Mr Victor Ronnie Lai told ST he has obtained…

Over 3,000 people to be swabbed for Covid-19 in shelters, children’s homes and special needs centres

About 3,300 staff, residents and clients of various homes, shelters and centres will be tested for Covid-19 by July 1, MSF Minister Desmond Lee announced on Mon. These include people from voluntary children’s homes, crisis shelters and children’s…

Advance bookings needed at some spots

Tourist attractions approved to reopen from Wed are gearing up to welcome smaller groups of visitors, with safety measures in place. Some, like WRS, will be reopening their ticketed attractions in phases and advance bookings will be required.…

Keeping hope alive amid a pandemic

Volunteers from Keeping Hope Alive (KHA) knock on door after door across blocks of one-room rental flats, while decked from head to toe in protective gear, with sweat matting their hair and trickling down their backs. The informal…

GE2020: PSP launches manifesto calling for minimum living wage, Sers for all flats

PSP released a manifesto calling for ministerial salaries to be pegged to the median income and a living wage for all, among other things. The proposals in its 13-page manifesto, titled “You Deserve Better”, also include prioritising jobs…

‘Zero plastic’ organic foods retailer introduces disposable gloves for customers as Covid-19 prevention measure

A high-end organic foods retailer promoted as “plastic-free shopping” has mandated disposable plastic gloves for customers in its stores in Singapore as a coronavirus prevention measure. Before entering its stores, customers of Scoop Wholefoods must register using a…

CapitaLand will be ‘stronger than before’

Economic slowdowns in its core markets will have an impact on CapitaLand’s performance for the first half of this year, but the Singapore property heavyweight is working on strengthening its position so it emerges ahead of the competition…

Freehold residential block at Mount Emily Road up for collective sale at $24 mil

A freehold residential block in District 9, at 2, 4 and 6 Mount Emily Road, has been put up for collective sale at a guide price of $24 million, or $1,485 psf on GFA. The property comprises three…

ERA launches virtual robot that gives property investment advice

ERA has launched a virtual robot that can provide clients with automated and instant property investment advice. Based on the information collected from customers about their financial positions, the virtual robot is able to instantaneously churn out customised…

Police investigating woman for operating string of illegal massage joints in Yio Chu Kang

Police are investigating a 41-year-old woman for her suspected involvement in operating more than half a dozen illegal massage establishments along Yio Chu Kang Road. During an enforcement operation conducted by Ang Mo Kio Police Division, the woman,…

Some Sentosa attractions to reopen with COVID-19 safety measures

Some attractions at Singapore’s RWS will reopen this week with precautionary measures after being closed as part of COVID-19 restrictions. RWS said USS theme park and its casino on Sentosa will reopen on Wed, while the S.E.A. Aquarium…

Dengue in the era of covid-19: How to prevent dengue in the time of coronavirus

While the current COVID-19 pandemic continues to capture all our attention, an arguably more deadly disease which has always been endemic in Singapore continues to wreak its havoc. This disease is so insidious that it often hides behind…

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