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Forett at Bukit Timah opens for preview at prices starting from $1,800 psf

Joint developers Qingjian Realty and Perennial Real Estate Holdings, opened the sales gallery at Forett At Bukit Timah for preview on July 25. The 633-unit condominium is the first large-scale project to open for preview in the second…

Adopt different strategy to fight dengue fever

Over the last 40 years, NEA appears to have been using the same strategy to eradicate dengue fever – trying to exterminate mosquitoes. This clearly has not been successful. At the polyclinic that diagnosed my flatmate with dengue,…

Anti-mosquito efforts should focus on stagnant water

I cannot agree more with Madam Teo Hsin Yi that fogging provides a false sense of security (Fogging provides false sense of security, July 23). Fogging operations in a large area may temporarily clear the area of adult…

Road priority always given to vehicles, not pedestrians

I commend former civil servant Jaspal Singh for arguing in favour of making Singapore’s roads more pedestrian-friendly (From highways to High Streets, July 22). Singapore’s roads have strongly favoured the private car user over pedestrians and public transport…

Further interest rates cuts has potential to boost lackluster property market

The overall interest rate environment in Singapore is still considered low on a global scale and this is one major reason why Singapore’s property market will remain buoyant with any further interest rates cuts. If the Fed’s decides…

Refinancing commercial properties is a little bit different

Servicing your loan every month and seeing your bank balance taking a dip can be quite depressing. What if you had a chance to lower your mortgage payment or even raise more funds on your property? When the…

Singapore reports 513 new COVID-19 cases, including 2 community infections; new cluster identified

Singapore reported 513 new COVID-19 infections as of noon on Sat, with two cases in the community, said MOH. This brings the total number of cases in the country to 49,888. A new cluster of cases was also…

11 more dorms cleared of Covid-19; Balestier hotel among places visited by infectious patients

Eleven more dormitories have been cleared of the coronavirus, said MOH on Sat night. The ministry added that it is on track to clear all the dormitories by the beginning of Aug, with the exception of 17 standalone…

CEO and project director at one of Singapore’s major construction groups among the accused

Prominent Singaporean businessmen Pek Lian Guan and Pay Teow Heng of Tiong Seng Holdings have been accused of bribing former LTA deputy group director Henry Foo Yung Thye in order to advance their company’s business interests. Pek, 55,…

Family settles suit over near-drowning at Civil Service Club

The parents of a boy, who was seven when he was severely disabled in a swimming pool accident in 2015, have settled their lawsuit against the Civil Service Club for an undisclosed sum. They had initially sued the…

Pooled tests can be used in dorms, community

Pooled testing can reduce the use of resources, and this strategy can be used in settings where the Covid-19 prevalence is low as well as higher-risk areas like dormitories, said MOH’s director of medical services Kenneth Mak. Asked…

Time lag to resume work expected for workers cleared of coronavirus

Not all migrant workers cleared of Covid-19 will be able to return to work immediately. MND Minister Lawrence Wong said yesterday that some projects require staff from different firms to work together, but if some of those employees…

Spike in dengue cases has not overburdened health system

A spike in dengue fever cases in recent months has not placed an undue burden on Singapore’s healthcare system, said MOH’s director of medical services Kenneth Mak yesterday. He added that while there has been an increase in…

JB-Singapore RTS will bring economic benefit, but may not ease weekend congestion

The widely-anticipated train service linking Singapore and JB that is expected to be finalised next week will not only ease congestion on the Causeway, the connectivity will also bring economic benefit to both cities, economists said. This is…

Why are some retail tenants up against their landlords and can the relationship be mended?

In Feb, as bustling shopping malls in Singapore began to empty out due to the spread of a then little-known novel coronavirus, a small group of worried retailers got together on WhatsApp. Some had seen sales tumble by…

50 beds in 50 days: How SGH turned a car park into a COVID-19 isolation ward

It is a conspicuous addition to SGH’s landscape, though it looks little more than a large canvas tent, with a long ramp leading to a set of double doors. In mid-May, it was an open-air car park. But…

‘Social media’ experience at void decks for seniors among health, community ideas to be piloted with S$36,000 funding

After seeing how safety measures during the Covid-19 pandemic are isolating the elderly and affecting their ability to manage their chronic diseases, a team of six students decided they wanted to do something about it. So the group,…

Upbeat sentiment after circuit-breaker curbs may have led to slight rise in property prices in Q2, analysts say

In spite of the worsening economic conditions in the second quarter of the year, property hunters have not let up on spending, driving up prices for new private housing units and resale prices for public housing units last…

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