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HDB Nov 2020 BTO in-depth review: Tampines

The upcoming HDB Nov 2020 BTO sales exercise will feature five projects comprising a total of 5,770 units. Tampines is one of three projects in mature estates that will be launched. Likely completion date is Q2 2025. Located…

S’pore F&B brand Tip Top Curry Puff closes Raffles City outlet – second closure in 3 months

Another one has bitten the dust and this time, it is Singaporean brand Tip Top Curry Puff. Yesterday, it announced on their FB page that they are shuttering their Raffles City Shopping Centre outlet. Tip Top Curry Puff…

Legislative provisions made to ensure no undue burden on landlords passing on property tax rebates

New regulations will make certain there is “no undue burden” on commercial landlords when they pass on obligatory property tax rebates to tenants, Second Minister of Finance Lawrence Wong said in Parliament on Tues. The provisions passed under…

Robinsons’ liquidators ‘hopeful’ of continuing sales to mid or end December

Shoppers hoping to make their last purchases and at the two Robinsons outlets here may have until at least the middle or the end of Dec to do so. A document answering customers’ frequently asked questions uploaded online…

Organisations worked as one to overcome challenges in setting up Covid-19 care facility at Expo

When operations at the community care facility at Singapore Expo first began, it could take up to only 450 patients in one hall. In six weeks, it ramped up its capacity to 8,500 across 10 halls. This achievement…

Seeing results will drive more people to cut waste

With beach clean-ups and school trips to landfills, the Singapore education system has long instilled the belief that the onus of playing our part in waste reduction lies with the individual. From a young age, we are taught…

Climate change: Incremental progress is important

Despite the many detrimental effects of the pandemic, perhaps there is a silver lining for the earth. With global economic activity severely curtailed, levels of air pollution and carbon emissions globally plunged. The skies cleared up, revealing what…

9 new Covid-19 cases, with 7 imported and 2 in foreign worker dorms

Singapore has reported nine new cases of Covid-19 on Tues, seven of which were imported. The remaining two were linked to foreign workers staying in dormitories. All of the new cases have no symptoms. The seven imported cases…

What’s the rule on holding wakes on roads in private estates?

According to NEA, if a bereaved family intends to hold a wake in a landed property and needs to use part of the road outside the house, a permit from TP is required. The funeral director responsible for…

20 customer complaints filed against Robinsons seeking refunds for mattresses, vouchers: Case

Twenty complaints about retailer Robinsons Singapore have been filed in the last three days said Case on Tues. There were 18 complaints filed between Oct 30 and Nov 2 by customers asking for a refund for the mattresses…

Bill proposes to extend all construction contract deadlines by 4 months due to Covid-19: Desmond Lee

All construction deadlines between developers and main contractors could be extended by four months due to the impact of Covid-19 on the construction sector, if legislative amendments introduced in Parliament on Tues are passed. And, if such extensions…

Detraining commuters last resort; inevitable that overcrowding occurred during Oct 14 MRT breakdown, says Ong Ye Kung

During a train breakdown, having commuters detrain between stations is the last resort but this was carried out during the train breakdowns on Oct 14 because power could not be restored quickly enough. Having commuters walk along the…

CapitaLand Mall Trust to start trading as CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust on SGX-ST

CapitaLand Mall Trust (CMT) will begin trading as CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust (CICT) on the SGX-ST from 9am on Nov 3. This follows the delisting of CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT) on the same day. The moves come upon…

Resale volume of mature HDB flats jump 133.7% in Q3

This chart from OrangeTee & Tie shows that the resale volume of HDB flats in mature estates rebounded strongly in Q3, with transactions swelling 133.7% from 1,323 units in Q2 2020 to 3,092 units in Q3. The most…

Frasers Centrepoint Trust posts 20.4% YoY NPI drop for FY2020

Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) recorded a 20.4% y-o-y fall in NPI to $110.89m for FY2020, with income also falling 14.8% y-o-y to $101.15m for the same period. Financial performance during the financial year was marred mainly by rental…

Lendlease Global Reit’s 313@somerset may see impact on rents during lease renewals

The manager of Lendlease Global Commercial Reit (LReit) on Tues noted that the subdued retail sector and leasing demand may potentially depress 313@somerset’s rents during lease renewals and when entering into new leases. “Leasing activities are expected to…

S$1 kopi, freshly made by a robot

Robotics and automation, touted for years as ways to ease the labour crunch in Singapore’s F&B sector, have seen limited take-up, with operators largely put off by investment costs. But the difficulties of operating in the current pandemic…

Flooded: Residents on 7th floor of Woodlands HDB block wade through ankle-deep water

Floods in Singapore are normally associated with heavy rain, especially in the low-lying areas. However, residents living on the seventh floor in Woodlands somehow found themselves wading in ankle-deep water on Sun. Several of them stepped out of…

‘I doubt we will be paid’: Robinsons’ suppliers left in the lurch

Days after department store Robinsons announced it was closing its last two outlets in Singapore, some suppliers said they are owed thousands of dollars by the 162-year-old retailer. In a FB post, KordaMentha said suppliers need to provide…

Design consultancy tender awarded for new funeral parlour complex in Bidadari

The design consultancy tender for the new funeral parlour complex in Bidadari targeted to be completed in 2025 has been awarded to a team led by LAUD Architects, NEA and HDB said on Tues. The new complex will…

Mask wearing a must, even as measures are eased

Even as Covid-19 restrictions are slowly eased and Singapore moves towards phase three of its reopening, one rule will remain mandatory: mask wearing. Anyone leaving their homes must wear a mask, MSE Minister Grace Fu said in Parliament…

In Singapore, more millennials are choosing to rent as values shift

When class ends at 3pm, Nat rushes from her school in Singapore’s east to her workplace 40 minutes away, where she’ll be on her feet for seven hours as a waitress at a bar. The hard-earned money is…

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