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Here’s how the Sellers Stamp Duty has affected boutique condos

Have you ever wondered why things in limited quantities are so weirdly appealing? Just attach the word “exclusive” to any product and it seems to take on a whole new light. So much so that entire businesses are…

Lendlease to manage redevelopment of Shaw Tower

Lendlease has been appointed by the owner of Shaw Tower – The Sir Run Run Shaw Charitable Trust – to manage the redevelopment of the property, tapping the developer’s capabilities across development, project mgmt, construction and asset mgmt.…

Why you should use your CPF to pay for your property and mortgage

There are many misconceptions around the use of CPF for deposits and mortgage payments. In this article, we will explain why many arguments against using CPF for mortgage are incomplete, what is CPF accrued interest and why the…

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 7 new cases, all imported, for 2nd straight day

MOH confirmed seven new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Thurs, taking its total case count to 57,994. For the second day in a row, all cases are imported. All of them are also asymptomatic and “were detected…

Man to be charged with stealing Budget 2020 grocery vouchers from letterboxes in Marine Terrace

A 46-year-old man will be charged on Fri with stealing Budget 2020 grocery vouchers from letterboxes in Marine Terrace. On Thurs, SPF said that they received a report on Oct 14 of vouchers having been stolen from letterboxes…

Theatre groups relieved to be back, but worried at cost of staging live shows for audiences of only 100

Ms Melissa Lim, GM of The Necessary Stage, welcomed the resumption of live indoor performances on Nov 1 as a “big relief” for the arts industry. However, Ms Lim, along with other theatre industry figures that TODAY spoke…

Singapore values the continued trust British firms give it as business hub, says Chan Chun Sing

Singapore values the continued confidence and trust of British companies in the country as a business hub, said MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing on Thurs. Over 5,000 British businesses are operating in Singapore, with many using the Republic…

High Court dismisses appeal against six months’ jail by engineer who failed to check PIE viaduct plans

An engineer who failed in his duty to check the plans and perform calculations for key support structures used in the construction of a PIE viaduct lost his appeal against a six-month jail term on Thurs. In his…

Real estate market sentiment moving towards cautious optimism: NUS

Despite the economic uncertainties, the real estate market sentiment in Singapore is shifting towards “cautious optimism”, according to quarterly findings of the RESI published by NUS Real Estate, which measures the perceptions and expectations of real estate development…

Mapletree to hire up to 30 fresh grads for work-study traineeship

Mapletree Investments has launched a 12-month full-time work-study programme that will see it employ up to 30 trainees from local tertiaries. The programme is fully funded by Mapletree and aims to support fresh graduates who face difficulty in…

Landlord headache: Bedok condo tenants allegedly owe $60k in rent, refuse to move out

It’s never pleasant when a guest overstays their welcome. What more when they’re tenants who simply refuse to leave. One landlord’s attempt to evict his tenants on Tues morning turned nasty when they called the cops on him,…

Conserving Golden Mile Complex is a paradigm shift for Singapore architecture

The COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated a rethinking of our built environment. With so many of us still working from home, we are once again questioning how we should be designing our domestic, work, and urban spaces. In Singapore,…

NUS researchers find a way to turn tree branches and prawn shells into supplements and medicine

Researchers from NUS have found a way to turn the shells of crustaceans, as well as discarded branches, into nutritional supplements and medicine. This novel process can turn prawn and crab shells into L-DOPA, a widely used drug…

How nature-based solutions can fight climate change, mitigate sea-level rise

Planting mangrove forests to complement sea walls could slow the tide when it comes to rising sea levels – this is one example of a nature-based solution that Singapore can adopt to deal with the effects of climate…

Sengkang Town Council now able to receive cash payments for service and conservancy charges after IT issues

Sengkang Town Council (SKTC) said on Wed night it was unable to receive cash payments at its offices for S&CC due to IT issues. WP took over the mgmt of Sengkang GRC on Wed, following the handover of…

2 taken to hospital after damaged large ceiling fan incident at Tampines coffee shop

Two people were taken to hospital on Wed after they were struck by a blade of a damaged large ceiling fan at a Tampines coffee shop. SCDF said that it received a call for assistance at about 7.10pm…

Can HDB clarify its communication policy on flat inheritance?

Following legislative changes that Parliament passed on Oct 6, flat owners may have their flats seized by HDB if they intentionally make misleading or false statements when transferring flat ownership. It reminds me of my recent encounter with…

Queues form at Marsiling CC for TraceTogether tokens following new collection rules

After she saw the long queue at Marsiling CC at 10am on Thurs to collect the TraceTogether token, Mrs Liow Li Kian, 60, went home and tried her luck again in the afternoon. At 1.30pm, she was among…

Hougang Heritage Trail showcases history of S’pore’s largest housing estate, brimming with firsts

Hougang is known as a predominantly Teochew enclave, but it is also home to Singapore’s first McDonald’s in a housing estate, a gigantic rainbow mural and even a church that conducts mass in Korean. These are just some…

No quarantine for travellers from China, Victoria state in Australia from Nov 6 if they test negative for Covid-19

From next Fri, travellers from China and Australian state of Victoria will be able to enter Singapore without serving stay-home notices, provided that they test negative for Covid-19 upon their arrival here. The same applies for Singaporeans returning…

Arts venues among places that can host live performances from Nov 1

Live performances can be held at performing arts venues and the premises of orchestras, choirs, dance groups, and other arts and culture organisations come Sun. Art galleries and some museums, as well as community centres and hotel ballrooms…

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