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Loud, speeding vehicles a big nuisance

There has been an increase in the number of vehicles that speed and produce explosive sounds in Woodlands Ave 10 in the past few months. Despite my e-mails and phone calls to LTA and TP, there has been…

Putting site staff directly under condo management corporation’s employment removes ambiguity

I refer to the letters by Ms Angeline Koh (Condo managing agents should pass on JSS payouts to clients, June 27) and ASM (Managing agents have also been affected by Covid-19 pandemic, July 2). For the commercial MCSTs…

Why it isn’t fair for managing agents to receive JSS payouts

Ms Angeline Koh’s letter raises a pertinent point regarding JSS payouts for MAs of condominiums (Condo managing agents should pass on JSS payouts to clients, June 27). The scheme provides wage support to employers, helping firms retain their…

Safra Tampines, Yio Chu Kang Sports Hall among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

The Safra branch in Tampines as well as the Yio Chu Kang Sports Hall are among the places recently visited by Covid-19 cases when they were infectious. In its evening update on the coronavirus situation in Singapore, MOH…

Singapore reports 169 new COVID-19 infections, including 11 community cases and 3 imported cases

Singapore reported 169 new COVID-19 infections as of noon on Fri, including 11 cases in the community and three imported cases, MOH said. This brings the total number of cases in the country to 44,479. Among the new…

2020 dengue outbreak set to be worst on record

Singapore is on track to record its worst dengue outbreak in its history this year. More than 14,000 cases have been reported since Jan 1, with the total number this year expected to surpass the high of 22,170…

Phase two of Singapore’s Covid-19 reopening will likely stay in place for months

Restrictions such as limiting gatherings to groups of five people or fewer will likely remain for some time despite more activities resuming under phase two, MND Minister Lawrence Wong said yesterday. He said that phase two will run…

Hospitals coping well in the face of both dengue, Covid-19 outbreaks

Hospitals here are coping well despite having two major infectious disease outbreaks, Covid-19 and dengue, going on at the same time. Associate Professor Kenneth Mak, director of medical services at MOH, said: “The dengue outbreak at this point…

AHTC’s financial position healthy: WP’s Pritam Singh

Aljunied GRC incumbent WP has addressed a major issue on voters’ minds — the AHTC saga. In a constituency political broadcast on Fri, party chief Pritam Singh said: “The financial position of AHTC today is healthy. “The town…

Roll out of nationwide parcel locker network to begin early 2021: IMDA

Consumers who shop online will get to enjoy greater delivery convenience and a wider range of parcel pick-up options much earlier than expected, IMDA said on Fri. The deployment of 1,000 parcel locker stations across Singapore under the…

COVID-19: Cinemas can reopen on Jul 13 with maximum of 50 patrons per hall

Cinemas in Singapore can reopen from Jul 13, with up to 50 patrons in each cinema hall among other safe distancing measures. Cinemas have been closed since Mar 26, as part of nationwide measures to stem the spread…

GE2020: Election posters on lamp posts within West Coast Town Council removed for public safety reasons: ELD

Election posters put up on lamp posts within certain premises of West Coast Town Council were removed for public safety reasons as they were “placed in areas where high traffic volume was expected”, ELD said on Fri. ELD…

Locals take the bulk of private home purchases in May

This chart from PropNex research shows that the bulk of purchases, or 84% of the private home sales in May, were made by Singaporeans. This is a 2 ppt MoM increase from 82% in Apr. Meanwhile, foreign purchases…

Singapore retail sales fall 52.1% in record drop in May during COVID-19 circuit breaker

Singapore’s total retail sales fell a record 52.1 per cent on a year-on-year basis in May, while the country was still under a COVID-19 “circuit breaker”, according to data released by DOS on Fri. The drop was the…

Renewable energy, minorities: Singapore youths table issues for next Parliament

Less reliance on fossil fuels and discrimination against minorities are just some of the issues young Singaporeans care about and want to be debated in Parliament after they go to the polls next week. While several political parties…

Covid-19: Hotels can now apply to Govt to accept staycation bookings, subject to safety rules

Hotels can now apply to the Government to accept bookings from staycationers and reopen recreation areas for children, as Singapore eases out of circuit breaker measures, Singapore Tourism Board said on Fri. To gain approval to do so,…

Singapore government arm backs laser startup as 5G race heats up

A Singapore government arm has invested in Transcelestial, a local startup developing low-cost networking equipment, as the race for 5G rollout intensifies across Asia. Founded in 2016, Transcelestial is developing devices that use laser technology to send data…

Freehold bungalow site at Pasir Panjang Hill on sale for $14 mil

An old pre-war bungalow sitting on a land plot measuring 13,743 sqft at Pasir Panjang Hill has been put up for sale for an indicative price of $14 million. According to Bruce Lye, managing partner of SRI, the…

Unit at Orchard Scotts incurs $2.5 mil loss

The top two losses during the week of June 16 to 23 were found at Orchard Scotts. A 2,282 sqft unit on the 18th floor was purchased for $5.75 million ($2,520 psf) in May 2008 and sold for…

New home sales in June projected to double that of May

Despite the fact that no new projects were launched in June, new home sales could cross 900 units, according to Ismail Gafoor, CEO of PropNex. This figure is almost double the figure in May, where 484 new homes…

Metro pivots to property as retail takes a hit

The retail arm of homegrown Metro Holdings was once better known for its chain of department stores and at its peak in the early 2000s, the company boasted 11 department stores across the island. But today, the mainboard-listed…

Seller puts up 16 units at The Waterside for sale

A seller has offered to sell 16 units at The Waterside, a freehold development along Tanjong Rhu Road off Fort Road in District 15. The properties — a mix of three– and four-bedroom units of 2,142 to 2,411…

SLB Development enters fund management; bullish on co-living, industrial space

The mood in the current property market is one of change. Matthew Ong, CEO of Singapore-listed property developer SLB Development, has been confronted with that reality even in his own home. That “plus-study”, which usually refers to a…

Delayed BTO projects to get priority when construction resumes: Zaqy

BTO projects that have been delayed from the Covid-19 outbreak will get priority for completion once construction resumes, Minister of State for National Development and Manpower Zaqy Mohamad said yesterday. Mr Zaqy, who is in PAP team contesting…

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