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5 reasons why Singapore’s property market is heading for a bull run

1) BTO construction delay resulted in a demand swing towards HDB resale flats – It is no wonder that many newlywed couples have decided to switch to buying a resale HDB flat – rather than to be forced…

Rolls-Royce mulls moving England factory to Singapore, sparking workers’ strike

Staff at a factory in northwest England run by engines maker Rolls-Royce on Fri began a three-week strike over the possible relocation of operations to Singapore, the British aerospace giant confirmed. The industrial action at the facility, in…

Entangled rope led to 2019 fatal tower crane accident in Novena: MOM report

MOM has called for changes in the way a component of tower cranes used at construction sites should be handled, after an incident last year led to the death of one worker and injury to another. Erection ropes…

New SUSS centre launched to boost non-profit sector through education and research

Efforts to step up education and research for non-profit organisations to help vulnerable members of society will get a boost with the new formation of the Centre of Excellence for Social Good at SUSS. The centre will bring…

Role of community hospitals will grow as population ages, says SM Tharman

The role of community hospitals will grow as Singapore’s population ages and chronic diseases become more frequent in the coming years. Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam said this in his address to viewers…

Some nightspots to reopen in Dec with strict safety rules; aid package launched for firms exiting industry

After seven months of closure, a small number of nightlife venues will be allowed to reopen starting in Dec under a short pilot scheme with more stringent safety measures, MTI and MHA said. It will require surveillance cameras…

5,000 airport workers test negative for Covid-19 after 2 positive cases detected on Oct 24

About 5,000 airport workers have tested negative for Covid-19 during a one-time operation, said CAAS on Fri. This was after two Covid-19 positive cases involving airport workers were detected on Oct 24, it said. Thirty-three airport workers who…

Most migrant workers who have recovered from Covid-19 exempted from routine testing

Migrant workers who have recovered from Covid-19 infections picked up from Apr 16 onwards have been exempted from routine testing since Wed, said MOH and MOM. Recovered workers within 180 days of infection — instead of 150 days…

A surprising discovery of how Singapore schools are championing environmental sustainability

Covid-19 has underscored the importance of social and environmental responsibility in ensuring a sustainable future, especially in a small city-state like Singapore. Education in school plays a crucial role in preparing future generations to be environmentally responsible. As…

Does Robinsons’ demise mark the end of department stores?

Fate is sometimes so near yet so far. The same goes for the 162-year-old department store Robinsons — which last week announced the closure of its last two stores in Singapore — and its customers. What are some…

COVID-19: Singapore confirms four new cases, all imported

MOH confirmed four new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Fri noon, taking the country’s total to 58,047. All the new cases are imported and asymptomatic. There are no new cases of locally-transmitted COVID-19 infection. Of them, three…

Food court chain Koufu apologises to man who complained about ‘disgusting’ toilet

Koufu has apologised to a man who expressed disgust about the toilet condition at their Blk 478 Tampines St 44 outlet. Stomp contributor Donald was at Koufu on Oct 19 at 8.45pm and, being displeased with the condition…

Large groups seen gathering regularly in Ang Mo Kio to smoke, drink and bird-watch

When Stomp contributor Jeannie saw residents gathering in large groups to smoke, drink and even bird-watch, she knew something had to be said. She informed Stomp about this common occurrence on Oct 23 and shared photos and a…

COVID-19: Visitors with travel history to Estonia, Norway to serve stay-home notice at dedicated facilities

Visitors entering Singapore from 11.59pm on Sun with travel history in the past 14 days to Estonia or Norway will be required to serve their stay-home notice period at dedicated facilities. This is due to a “sharp increase”…

KL-Singapore HSR: Malaysia intends to continue with project given the ‘positive multiplier effect’ on economy, says finance minister

The Malaysian government intends to proceed with KL-Singapore HSR project as it is able to “generate a positive multiplier effect on the national economy”, said finance minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz ​​​​​​​on Fri. However, this is also dependent on…

Why that unusually high rainfall in Singapore during the last summer monsoon may be our new normal

This year’s June to Sept was wetter than normal. This is partly due to the intense moisture-laden winds blowing from the tropical Indian Ocean and Java Sea toward SEA. As per MSS report, June was the wettest, and…

Alibaba fraternity stamps mark on top-end Singapore properties

Members of the Alibaba fraternity are continuing to invest in Singapore’s high-end residential property market. Yu Yongfu, a member of the Alibaba Partnership, is understood to have bought a duplex penthouse unit at Hilltops, a freehold condominium in…

On-site Covid-19 facility will test 1,700 passengers on first cruise from Marina Bay

To facilitate the resumption of cruises beginning Fri, a Covid-19 testing facility has been set up at Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore. The testing facility is located on the third storey of the cruise centre’s carpark, and is…

Mortgagee sale of four-bedder at Gramercy Park for $8.68 mil

At Gramercy Park, a 2,680 sqft, four-bedroom unit on the 14th floor of one of the twin 24-storey towers is now on the market. A mortgagee sale, the unit will be put up for auction by Edmund Tie…

Unit at The Claymore sold for $4.85 mil profit

The seller of a unit at The Claymore, along Claymore Road, made the top gain of $4.85 million over the week of Oct 20 to 27. The 3,348 sqft unit on the 15th floor was bought for $3.85…

Behind the bullish bids for GLS sites in Tanah Merah and Yishun

The GLS tender for a mixed-use site at Tanah Merah Kechil Link closed with 15 bids on Oct 29, while an EC site at Yishun Ave 9 drew seven bids at the close of its tender on the…

Lyte Ventures offers agents advances on commissions, with funding from Azure-Lyte Fund

Real estate agents typically have to wait as long as six months to receive their commissions. LytePay, a Singapore-based payment processing platform, offers to plug the gap by paying the agent earlier than he or she would have…

The downsides of remote working

The office has always been a place where companies solidify their branding, either through the design of a space, layout or furnishings. Fit-outs such as corporate logos, colours, photos and subtle architectural nods like transparent board rooms are…

Re-imagining workplaces in a post-Covid-19 world

Caught by the unprecedented impact of Covid-19 and steep changes in technology, organisations are rethinking the role of their physical offices. As more employees return to formal workplaces, we have a duty of care to raise the bar…

Workers saved after being stranded 20 storeys above ground on gondola

Two workers were rescued by SCDF after their gondola tilted to one side – leaving them stranded 20 storeys above ground for almost an hour. SCDF said they received a call for “height rescue assistance” at Blk 105…

Do more to promote gardening at home

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, worries about food security, among other issues, have led some households to grow their own vegetables at home. Meanwhile, NParks launched the Gardening with Edibles initiative in June, giving out 400,000…

WWII Japanese shrine should not be this hard to visit

The case of the two boys who got lost while searching for the Syonan Jinja shrine is a reminder of the need to turn this highly inaccessible historical site into a place that can be easily visited. While…

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