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How does an upcoming MRT line/station impact housing prices? A case study on The Downtown Line

It’s a no brainer that almost every investor/homeowner wants a development that’s within good proximity of an MRT station. Maximised convenience (even for the well-heeled), solid rental attributes, quality surrounding amenities… the list goes on. It’s also one…

Bishan HDB flats with stunning condo pool view is the very definition of ‘free rider’

Certain Bishan HDB flat, whose residents certainly didn’t pay for condominium facilities, but yet have a stunning condo pool view they can admire day in, day out. The flats in question are Blks 233 and 235 at Bishan…

High-tech Tuas farm aims to satisfy local appetite for prawns

Singapore is set to receive a local boost from a high-tech farm in satiating its appetite for prawns. The vertical farm, which expects its first harvest by Mar next year, will focus on rearing the popular vannamei prawns,…

More opportunities for youth to participate in biodiversity conservation through new NParks initiative

Young Singaporeans will have more opportunities to learn and participate in biodiversity conservation through a new NParks initiative. The Youth @ SGNature initiative will reach out to about 25,000 young people each year through various programmes such as landscape design,…

Mangrove loss may not mean release of all carbon stock: Study

Mankind may be whittling away at nature but a new study has found that there may be some hope yet for mangroves – critical habitats that can keep large amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere. The study,…

Seeking answers to nature’s mysteries in museum’s vault of life

In the study of natural history, poking an ant’s nest can sometimes pay off. It was what Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum insect scientist Wendy Wang was doing last year when she and her colleagues discovered in…

Pent-up demand can’t return retail sales to growth: analysts

Retail receipts picked up in July on the month before, as Singapore marked its first full month of reopened bricks-and-mortar shops. Yet, even with local shoppers making up in part for the lack of tourists, analysts expect annual…

Singapore tests 200,000 ‘higher-risk’ individuals every two weeks for Covid-19: Gan Kim Yong

Over 200,000 individuals who are deemed to have higher risk of exposure to Covid-19 are tested every two weeks for the novel coronavirus as part of Singapore’s surveillance testing, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said on Fri. This…

Non-Singaporean arrivals from India accounted for 63% of imported COVID-19 cases between Apr-Aug

Non-Singaporean travellers arriving from India make up the highest number of imported COVID-19 cases over a five-month period here, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in a written parliamentary reply on Fri. Between 1 Apr and 31 Aug,…

250 people tested negative for COVID-19 after visiting SLR Revolution at Excelsior Shopping Centre

A total of 250 people were tested for COVID-19 after they had visited SLR Revolution camera shop at Excelsior Shopping Centre, and all results came back negative for the disease, said MOH on Fri. It had contacted a…

41 cases removed from total COVID-19 tally; most of these added due to ‘administrative errors’: MOH

A total of 41 COVID-19 cases were removed from Singapore’s total count of confirmed infections, with most of these added to the tally due to “administrative errors”, MOH said on Sat. On Wed, the ministry announced it had…

COVID-19 a chance for F&B to finally go green

The circuit breaker, implemented from Apr to June in Singapore, was designed to disrupt the spread of COVID-19. It also severely disrupted the F&B sector, forcing restaurants that were still in operation to focus on home delivery. In…

How Singapore’s mangroves can contribute in the battle against climate change

Think of mangroves as a bank account, but instead of storing money, this account stores carbon and actively takes in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. And while Singapore’s mangroves make up a small part of its total land…

Waterway Point and Seletar Mall among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

Waterway Point in Punggol and Seletar Mall in Sengkang West were added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. On Sat, MOH said that the infectious persons had…

34 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore with 3 new dormitory clusters identified

Singapore has confirmed 34 new cases of Covid-19 and identified three new clusters of infections, said MOH on Sat. There are three cases in the community — one Singaporean and two Work Pass holders. All three cases are…

A taste of what life was like on Pulau Semakau captured through photographs and food

Pulau Semakau may be known to most Singaporeans as a landfill but before piles of incinerated garbage filled the island, the area was home and a little piece of “heaven” to many families, including Madam Rohani Rani’s. Her…

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