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Upgrading to a private property? 4 reasons why you should you sell your existing property first before buying a new one

1) Buying is easy; selling is harder – Even if we are in a property bull run, selling a property is going to take some time, especially if you want to achieve your ideal asking price; 2) Once…

Final link of new KPE and TPE interchange completed ahead of schedule

The final link of the interchange between KPE and TPE has been completed ahead of schedule, Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean said in a FB post on Mon. Residents will have more direct links to and from the…

Covid-19 safe distancing measures at 10 markets eased in November

Safe distancing measures were eased at 10 markets this month, said NEA on Mon. Following this, shopper access is no longer controlled and interim fencing has been removed. Measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 were introduced at…

190 companies and individuals recognised at annual Workplace Safety and Health Awards

As part of Tuas Terminal’s construction, workers from Hyundai Engg and Construction had to spray a coating agent on the exposed surfaces of a submerged concrete unit while they were suspended in the air. That ended when a…

COVID-19: Eight new imported cases in Singapore

MOH confirmed eight new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Mon noon, taking the country’s total to 58,064. The new cases are all imported. Five are asymptomatic, while 3 were symptomatic. Of these cases, three are Singapore PRs…

COVID-19: About 25 nightspots to reopen under pilot scheme; business body urges others to pivot or exit

About 25 nightlife establishments will be allowed to reopen as part of a pilot programme, said SNBA on Mon as it urged those that continue to struggle with the prolonged closure to look at pivoting or exiting operations.…

What is Cash Over Valuation (COV) and why would you pay it?

We’re seeing a resale flat revolution. As of Q3, resale prices are rising at their fastest pace since around 2012, and transaction volumes are at a 10-year high. Our guys on the ground have commented that they have…

Get more people interested in Singapore’s biodiversity

Although many people like to visit nature areas such as parks and nature reserves in their free time, more can be done to help them understand the importance of conserving our green spaces. Singapore’s nature areas such as…

Conservation hinges on individual choices

It is heartening to see finance firm MSCI roll out eight new indices aligned with the Paris Agreement, as this shows businesses and investors are pledging their support for the decarbonisation of the economy. However, the problem is…

Big fish backup

To support the local aquaculture industry, home-grown company Barramundi Asia donated more than half a tonne of fingerlings to a fish farm last month. It marked the first of several such exercises that the company plans to carry…

Step back into the future on Pulau Ubin, the land in between

Stepping off the bumboat to offshore Pulau Ubin can feel like a trip back in time, to when kampungs used to dot the mainland, surrounded by nature. But the isle to the Republic’s north-east may be a glimpse…

Ubin, far more than an escape for humans, is a refuge for wildlife too

The Pulau Ubin of our childhood was a place where we could show off how tough we were to our friends, whether it was cycling on unpaved trails there, or going through the OBS adventure camp. But as…

Fun in the hood: Best outdoor playgrounds to explore in the heartland

How do you entertain your little ones for six whole weeks from Nov 21? One way to stretch your school holiday budget during the pandemic is to seek out free child-friendly spots, and some are nearer than you…

School project turns into job to redesign MRT station signs

Seven years ago, during a term break, Mr Samuel Lim took on a job located near Outram Park MRT station. On his train trips, the then design communication student at Lasalle College of the Arts noticed that commuters…

Youth trespassed into NUS dorm multiple times and took women’s undergarments

A youth trespassed into a dormitory at NUS eight times over the course of about six weeks as he wanted to take women’s undergarments. Goh An Soon, now 20, who was not an NUS student at the time…

S’pore department stores going digital even as 11.11 online sales expected to break records

Department stores and other bricks-and-mortar shops here are riding the online shopping wave, which has swelled more than ever due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The coronavirus outbreak has been held partly responsible for the impending closure of retail…

Eat like an apex predator at ‘Jurassic World Cafe’ on Orchard Road

More dinosaurs have found their way into Singapore, this time in the form of a pop-up cafe at the Ion Orchard mall that was more posh and futuristic than the “land before time.” Set up on the Orchard…

Works on JB-S’pore RTS project in Bukit Chagar expected to start on Nov 22

Works on the JB-Singapore RTS station project in Bukit Chagar here is expected to start in the last week of this month. The station, which would connect JB to Woodlands in Singapore, will be launched virtually on Nov…

Two Craig Road conservation shophouses for sale with S$31m guide price

Two conservation shophouses along Craig Road have been offered for sale with a total guide price of S$31 million, Savills Singapore said on Mon. The price tag translates to about S$3,157 psf based on an estimated built-up area…

Singapore hits pause on building new data centres; short-term rents up

Singapore authorities have nudged data centre players to stop building new ones on this land-scarce island, triggering a rise in short-term rental rates. A moratorium on constructing new data centres was “implicitly imposed” since early last year during…

S$1.65m can get you a home on Sentosa

Staying on Sentosa may seem literally like a distant idea, but more Singaporeans are seeing the virtue of getting away from the bustle of the city. In the second half of this year, more locals have snapped up…

Sub-1% mortgages draw well-heeled borrowers

Buying a private home just got cheaper with a promotional rate of sub-1 per cent offered by Citibank. The market has been abuzz in recent weeks about an aggressive home loan promotion by the US bank, which is…

S$6.8m disbursed to 2,700 food, retail businesses in Singapore for going digital: IMDA

Since Aug, about 2,700 food services and retail businesses in Singapore have received a total of S$6.8 million in Digital Resilience Bonus (DRB) payouts, IMDA said on Fri. The bonus was first announced in May, as part of…

Knight Frank sold 25% of properties put up for auction in October

Knight Frank sold 25% of the auctioned properties in their two live property auctions in Oct. Three properties were sold during the live and streamed auctions, while three more deals were concluded pre- and post-auction. There were rapid…

Ocean Sky International sells Tuas View Close factory for $5.50mil

Ocean Sky Intl Limited has disposed its two-storey detached factory at 17 Tuas View Close to Allbest Marine Supplies for $5.50 million. This comes after its fully-owned subsidiary, Ang Tong Seng Brothers Enterprises, granted an option to Allbest…

Tuas dorm transforms into ‘grand palace’ for Deepavali to cheer workers up

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit migrant workers in Singapore hard, and safe distancing measures putting a halt to their annual Deepavali celebrations has only further dampened their spirits. Hoping to boost their morale and cheer them up, the…

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