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How much service & conservancy charges (S&CC) do you pay each month (and rebates you receive)?

80% of Singaporeans stay in HDB housing estates. Lift maintenance, void deck cleaning, and fumigation are sights that we take for granted in the background of our daily lives. Yet, these are services that our town councils maintain…

Are luxury or mass-market condos better investments in Singapore?

There are two conflicting theories we often hear in the Singapore private property market. The first is that luxury condos, such as those in prime areas, are better investments: they’re scarce, in high demand, and see better appreciation.…

Why this red-hot Farrer Park condo site could give developers a headache

On 27 Oct, URA announced the sale of a new Farrer Road condo site by tender, under the Confirmed List of the 2H 2020 GLS programme. But developers who want to bid for this land parcel and build…

F&B chain White Restaurant sets sights on new growth avenues

Local F&B chain White Restaurant, popular for its white beehoon, is looking at selling off-the-shelf food products and expanding into the intl market. Its MD Victor Tay, 39, shared that the company may also add express outlets to…

Play the sleuth in new ‘escape room’ at revamped Singapore Discovery Centre

Visitors to the revamped Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) can now role-play as special agents investigating the fate of soldiers sent on a top-secret military mission. Working in teams of two to five, they need to piece together clues…

Prepare Singapore’s electricity grid for new era

The electricity import trial with Malaysia over two years is a practical solution to decarbonise Singapore’s electricity sector. Tapping into renewable resources will allow Singapore to diversify its gas-dominated generation portfolio, which will be beneficial for our electricity…

Just providing more cycling paths not the way forward

ST associate editor Chua Mui Hoong is right that educating pedestrians, cyclists and motorists regarding their respective responsibilities is a prerequisite to having a bicycle-friendly road system. However, that is not the root issue hampering our cycle-friendly aspiration.…

Subdividing Caldecott site for sale would benefit more parties

Mr Lim Ai Tiong’s suggestion to divide the site on which Caldecott Broadcast Centre used to be and put plots up for sale individually is one that would benefit many parties during the current pandemic-induced doldrums. In subdividing…

Long-term plan needed to deal with birds at hawker centres

These days, many coffee shops have installed netting to prevent pigeons from flying in. But in hawker centres here, the situation seems to be worsening. Pigeons swoop in and out, sometimes at a low height close to patrons’…

Postpone works at East Coast Lagoon Food Village till next year

East Coast Lagoon Food Village is arguably one of the most crowded food centres in Singapore during weekends and the school holidays. Not only is the carpark full, but the foodcourt is also sardine-packed with diners, who happily…

2 companies fined for storing, processing meat products in unlicensed premises

Two local firms were fined S$2,000 each on Wed for offences related to the illegal processing and storage of meat products. SFA said that one of the companies – ILTM Tampines – had been operating an unlicensed meat…

Anytime Fitness at Nanyang Community Club visited 6 times in a week by Covid-19 cases while infectious

The Anytime Fitness gym located at Nanyang CC in Jurong West was visited a total of six times over a period of one week by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. On Wed, MOH said that the infectious…

Covid-19: More eligible migrant workers allowed to visit recreation centres from Oct 31

From Sat, eligible migrant workers will be able to visit recreation centres on their rest days. This applies to workers who have recovered from Covid-19 and who still have immunity against the coronavirus, as well as those who…

NUS reviewing 5-month segregation of campus into zones, as students seek end to ‘inconvenient’ policy

NUS said on Wed that it is reviewing a zoning policy introduced in June to reduce intermingling on campus due to Covid-19. Students have expressed unhappiness at the restriction of their movement, with a petition calling for its…

Secondhand smoke — how to take baby steps towards greater personal responsibility

The issue of secondhand smoke drifting into homes has been much talked about of late, with some online petitions calling for a law to ban smoking in homes, going even further than the ban of smoking at balconies…

Large-scale bubble bath? Upper Bukit Timah canal filled with foam

Redditors were taken by surprise after a fellow user shared a photo of a foam-filled canal along Upper Bukit Timah last night. The layer of white foam that covered the surface of the canal was so thick, even…

HDB resident sets up personal gym at lift lobby

A resident turned the lift lobby at Blk 621 Woodlands Drive 52 into his ‘personal gym’. Stomp contributor Wong, who is also a resident at the block, was frustrated when he saw that the lift lobby was cluttered…

SMRT: Graphics display misreading contributed to 14 Oct disruption, 2 workers suspended

An SMRT staff member’s misreading of a graphical display added to the major train service disruption that took place earlier this month. The incident on 14 Oct began with a series of concurrent faults – involving a power…

All power cables on Tuas West Extension to be replaced following 14 Oct service disruption

French firm Alstom will be replacing all 150km of 22 kV power supply cables and breaker trip coils along the Tuas West Extension (TWE) following the major train service disruption on 14 Oct. To facilitate the trip coil…

E-scooter rider pleads guilty to riding into LTA officer while avoiding capture

While riding towards a checkpoint, an escooter rider tried to avoid being apprehended by LTA officers, but crashed into one instead. Soh Hann Kwang, 46, had been travelling at 40kmh along the Punggol Park Connector at Sengkang West…

Zouk transforms club premises to become ‘post-pandemic’ cinema

Zouk has transformed its premises to become a cinema amid the ongoing ban on nightlife outlets in Singapore to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. The clubbing institution’s Cinema Club, which opens today, promises to deliver guests an immersive…

World’s first ‘Lab-in-fab’ for piezo-MEMS technology to set up shop in Singapore

In a world first, ST Microelectronics has announced a collaboration with A*Star’s IME research institute and leading Japanese manufacturing-tool vendor ULVAC to jointly establish an 8-inch (200 mm) R&D line focused on Piezo MEMS technology within ST’s existing…

Keppel Infrastructure Holdings subsidiary secures $300 mil contract from JTC

Keppel DHCS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure Holdings, has won a contract worth $300 million by JTC on Oct 28. Under the contract, Keppel DHCS will build, own and operate a new district cooling system (DCS) plant…

Starhill Global REIT reports 19.2% lower NPI in 1QFY2020/2021 due to rental assistance

The manager of Starhill Global REIT reported gross revenue of $43.1 million, down 10.3% y-o-y for 1QFY2020/2021 ended Sept. For the same quarter, NPI fell 19.2% y-o-y to $29.8 million. On Oct 28, the manager says the decline…

Mapletree Industrial Trust posts 1% dip in 2Q DPU of 3.10 cents on enlarged unit base

The manager of Mapletree Industrial Trust (MINT) has reported DPU of 3.10 cents for the 2QFY2020/2021 ended Sept, 1.0% down from the DPU of 3.13 cents a year ago on an enlarged unit base. Gross revenue for 2QFY2020/2021…

JLL appointed marketing consultancy for Jurong Lake District

JLL has won a tender to market JLD amid plans to promote the district. The one-year contract, which comes with an award value of S$130,000, was awarded on Aug 24 after the tender closed in June, government procurement…

Fortuna Hotel next to Farrer Park MRT station up for sale with S$98.8m guide price

Fortuna Hotel at 2 Owen Road, just across the road from Mustafa Centre, has been launched for sale by tender with a guide price of S$98.8 million, CBRE said on Wed. Its tender will close on Dec 10.…

Smart-cities lab opens in CapitaLand’s Singapore Science Park

The Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab, said to be the first industry-led lab in SEA for smart cities solutions development, opened on Wed in CapitaLand’s 5G-enabled Singapore Science Park. The property giant and its industry partners have committed up…

JustCo to open co-working space at Razer HQ in 2021

JustCo is set to open a new shared workspace within the South-east Asian headquarters of gaming hardware firm Razer, marking its 19th such facility in Singapore, the firm announced in on Wed. Targeted to open in Q2 2021,…

FCT completes AsiaRetail Fund stake buy; Bedok Point sale to close on Nov 9

Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) now wholly owns AsiaRetail Fund (ARF), having completed the purchase of the latter’s remaining 63.11 per cent interest from Frasers Property. As a result, the existing portfolio mgmt agreement and asset mgmt agreements signed…

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