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Good Class Bungalow at Bishopsgate leased for record-smashing $150,000 a month

Located at a cul de sac on Bishopsgate is a newly completed Good Class Bungalow (GCB). It sits on a freehold site of just over 17,100 sqft, with a built-up area of 15,000 sqft. Word on the street…

10 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, with 6 imported cases and 4 in foreign worker dorms

Singapore has confirmed 10 new cases of Covid-19, including six that are imported and four that are linked to migrant workers staying in dormitories. There are no infections in the community. MOH said on Wed that eight of…

Keppel Club offered chance to run SICC golf course after NTUC turns it down due to ‘financial considerations’

The labour movement has turned down the offer to manage one of SICC’s 18-hole golf courses when its lease expires in Dec 2021 citing “financial considerations”. Instead, Keppel Club has been offered the opportunity to manage the public…

14 public entertainment outlets caught for violating Covid-19, liquor licence rules

Fourteen public entertainment outlets have been caught by the police for flouting Covid-19 rules, liquor licence conditions or both. The police said on Wed the offences were uncovered following a one-month enforcement operation by Central Police Division at…

From rural village to waterfront town: How Punggol got its distinct HDB town identity

A decade ago, Punggol was known mainly for its lalang fields and a lone tree atop a small hill – since removed – that graced many IG photos. Even further back, Punggol was called Kampung Punggol, a rural…

URA improves online services for buying and developing property, accessing data

URA has improved its online services to help members of the public, businesses and industry professionals make better-informed decisions relating to property development and transactions. Enhanced versions of its platforms – URA Space and the Real Estate Information…

Prompt payments hit 8-year low, construction firms suffer the most

The ability of local companies to make timely payments has plunged to its lowest point in eight years. Prompt payments accounted for just 38.39 per cent of total transactions in the third quarter – down from 40.09 per…

Real estate deals leading local surge in mergers and acquisitions

Deal-making in Singapore is picking up pace, with the real estate sector leading the charge. The heightened activity signals growing optimism among companies and investors that there will be a strong rebound from the depths of the coronavirus-induced…

Xiaxue raises concerns about ‘destitute state’ of her Hougang HDB block, town council responds

Social media influencer Xiaxue is back with more to say about WP — this time regarding the “unsightly and unsanitary” state of her housing block. The self-confessed vocal PAP supporter is actually a constituent of the WP-run Aljunied…

Smoker finds out you can be fined $300 for throwing a cigarette butt into an incense paper burner

A smoker learned a costly lesson when he was slapped with an immediate fine as penalty for tossing a cigarette butt into an incense paper burner. Though some might think that it’s not an offence — all things…

SPH REIT’s NPI up 1.2% in FY2020

SPH REIT’s NPI remained resilient for its fiscal year 2020, registering a 1.2% climb to reach $181.9m, the company said. This was the result of added contribution from newly-acquired assets in Australia which more than offset the declined…

CapitaLand unveils sustainability master plan

CapitaLand has launched its first Sustainability Master Plan that caters to the company’s sustainability targets, strategies and plans for the next decade till 2030. The plan focuses on three key themes to drive the company’s sustainability efforts in…

East Coast shophouse home to famous Boon Tong Kee chicken rice put on market

A freehold three-storey conservation shophouse – known for the popular Boon Tong Kee chicken rice restaurant tenanted there – has been launched for sale with an indicative price of S$9.5 million. The price tag works out to about…

Edmund Tie appoints Lam Chern Woon as senior director of research and consulting

Edmund Tie has appointed Lam Chern Woon as senior director of research and consulting. Lam has 10 years of experience in real estate research, forecasting and strategic advisory in multiple property sectors – commercial, retail, industrial, residential and…

Freehold strata-titled development at 50 Tagore Lane for sale at $100 mil

A freehold strata-titled development at 50 Tagore Lane is on the market at a guide price of $100 million, according to C&W. The property comprises individual units under separate Strata Certificate of Titles, and is being offered for…

Freehold residential site in Newton for sale at $20 mil

A freehold residential site at Newton is on the market at a guide price of $20 million, or approximately $1,467 psf ppr, according to JLL. Spanning 9,873 sqft, the site at 1C Evelyn Road is zoned residential. It…

Singapore touts ‘hybrid’ conventions as COVID shrinks $3bn industry

With coronavirus cases on the decline here, Singapore wants to become a global hub for “hybrid” conventions that combine online and in-person elements for greater economic payout with less infection risk. Since the coronavirus pandemic gained momentum in…

NEA to provide weekly water quality data for 7 popular beaches

From Wed, beachgoers can get weekly updates on the water quality of the seven most popular recreational beaches here before they head out for some sun and swimming. NEA said it will start providing its Beach Short-term Water…

KTV operator admits to letting 4 men and hostesses into premises during Phase 1 reopening

The operator of a KTV outlet at Jalan Besar admitted on Wed to allowing two men and two hostesses into his premises to drink alcohol and sing during Phase 1 of Singapore’s reopening. Leow Keng Chun, the operator…

We never give up trying, but not every rescue dog will find a home

Rescuing a dog is the easy part. The difficult part is finding it a suitable home. Indeed, SOSD – a Singapore-based organisation dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming abandoned dogs – receives multiple calls to help homeless dogs…

Why is it so hard for us to return our trays at the hawker centre?

Visit a hawker centre today and you will likely find that it is business-as-usual, except that people are adhering to safe distancing measures and many food stalls bear the “SG Clean” quality mark. However, there is one thing…

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