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Construction debris remains an ‘eyesore’ at Bukit Brown nature site

Two years after Lornie Highway opened, construction equipment and debris are still strewn by the side of the road, hidden behind green hoardings. Checks by ST revealed heavy vehicles, excavators, soil-testing rigs, conveyors and water tanks cluttering a…

TE College Central roof partly gives way due to rainwater

A segment of the roof at ITE Headquarters in Ang Mo Kio buckled on Tues. The incident occurred after a roof pump malfunctioned, causing rainwater to accumulate on the “bubble fly roof”, said an ITE spokesman on Wed.…

Issues hit shoppers using GrabPay at start of 11.11 sales

Some Grab users had trouble paying for their 11.11 or Singles’ Day hauls in the early hours of yesterday as the app’s e-payment feature ran into issues. Regional sales manager Aaron Koh, 44, was stuck for over an…

Chen Tianwen’s son almost hit by golf ball at Jurassic Mile despite safety net

A spokesperson from CAG has clarified that overhead netting at the Jurassic Mile was installed on Nov 3, a couple of days after the incident Chen Tianwen encountered. The vertical netting, which extends above the fencing that segregates…

Diners flee for cover after concrete slab smashes through awning at Chai Chee eatery

Patrons of Khan Saab Prata shop in Chai Chee had their meal interrupted when a concrete slab came smashing through the eatery’s awning yesterday morning. In a video shared on FB, shattered pieces of the slab were seen…

Japanese supermarket Meidi-Ya plans two-storey flagship in Singapore

Premium Japanese supermarket chain Meidi-Ya is to open its largest store yet in Singapore this month. Located at Millenia Walk, the flagship store spans two stories, occupies a 24,000 sqft area and is scheduled to open on Nov…

Step up drive towards greater adoption of electric vehicles

The state of EV adoption in Singapore has been lamentable. Out of about 515,000 private vehicles, only 0.2 per cent of them are EVs. Last year, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk openly criticised Singapore for not supporting EVs. And…

Zebra crossing better than red stripe

In Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, there is a red stripe instead of a zebra crossing painted under a shelter built recently across a slip road from Blk 124 to 126 leading to a carpark. A “Give way to…

Interim tenants take over National Gallery spaces vacated by debt-ridden Gallery & Co

The commercial spaces on the ground floor of National Gallery Singapore, formerly occupied by Gallery & Co, have been temporarily taken up by retailer Abry and restaurant group Saveur. Abry, a lifestyle and fashion retailer, runs the museum…

Singapore youth climate activists to host inaugural Asia Climate Rally online with regional counterparts

Youth climate activists in Singapore will be joining forces with their regional counterparts later this month to demand “bold” climate action from their respective governments as part of the inaugural Asia Climate Rally. These activists, who come from…

Shell Singapore unveils decarbonisation plan—what does it mean for the nation’s energy industry and workforce?

Royal Dutch Shell will cut its crude processing capacity in Singapore by half and expand its portfolio of lower-carbon energy solutions, the company announced on Tues. It comes about six months after the coronavirus outbreak caused oil prices…

Reusable containers for your next food delivery?

As more people opt for meals delivered to their doorstep amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the three largest food delivery players in Singapore have made reusable containers an option in the hope of reducing the use of disposable packaging.…

Food processing firm charged for cockroaches and rat droppings on its premises

A food processing business on suspension for rat and cockroach infestations on its premises was charged in court over the hygiene lapses on Wed. Dawood Flour Mill & Provision, a grinding and packing business at Bedok North St…

NTUC FairPrice extends ‘No Plastic Bag’ initiative for another year at selected stores

NTUC FairPrice will extend its “No Plastic Bag” initiative at 25 of its supermarket and convenience stores by one more year, with effect from Thurs. The initiative had saved about 15.6 million plastic bags at these stores over…

Jurong East bus interchange to relocate until 2027 for construction of MRT line, transport hub

The Jurong East bus interchange will be relocated opposite its current location from 6 Dec, to facilitate the construction of JRL and the Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub. LTA said on Wed that the new interchange will be…

More rebates for cleaner vehicles, higher surcharges for more pollutive models from 2021

Buyers of cleaner cars and taxis can get bigger rebates from next year, while those who purchase vehicles that produce more emissions can expect to pay higher surcharges, said NEA and LTA on Thurs. These come under the…

133 condo units sold in first week of Nov: Huttons

Singapore’s private non-landed market continued to be in healthy demand as the latest developer’s sales saw 133 units sold for the week of 2 to 8 Nov, according to a report by Huttons Asia. Units sold in developments…

PropNex sees 10.6% stronger 3Q earnings of $6.8 mil on strong domestic demand in housing segments

PropNex posted earnings of $6.8 million for the 3QFY2020 ended Sept 30, some 10.6% higher than earnings of $6.1 million a year ago. According to the group, its performance for 3QFY2020 was “firmly led” by strong domestic demand…

Frasers Property suffers loss of $45.7 mil for 2H, FY20 earnings down 66.4% to $188.1 mil

Frasers Property Limited (FPL) has reported losses of $45.7 million for the 2HFY2020 ended Sept 30, from the $294.3 million earnings posted a year ago. In Singapore, revenue and PBIT declined by 11% and 33% y-o-y to $609…

UOL sold 112 residential units in 3Q, versus 58 units in 2Q

UOL Group has sold 112 residential units in Singapore during 3QFY20, nearly double from 58 units booked in the preceding 2Q, says the developer in its third quarter business update. The bulk of the bookings were from Avenue…

Condo and HDB rents, leasing volume rise again in October: SRX data

Rents for both HDB flats and condominium units continued to rise in Oct, while rental volume grew for the second month running, according to flash data from SRX Property released on Wed. HDB rental volumes rose 13.9 per…

8MRE pays S$26.4m for latest shophouse buys

8M Real Estate (8MRE) has picked up two conservation shophouse properties in the Duxton Hill/Craig Road area for a total of S$26.4 million. The District 2 properties on sites with balance leasehold tenures of close to 68 years…

October new home sales dive by half following clampdown on OTP reissue

Sales of new private homes in Oct were less than half that in the month before – which analysts have put down to buyers holding back on purchases following the clampdown on the re-issuing of OTPs by developers.…

S’pore familiar with cold storage requirements

Singapore is familiar with the cold storage facilities needed to store and distribute vaccines, MOH said yesterday. The ministry’s director of medical services, Associate Professor Kenneth Mak, said thanks to its national adult and child immunisation programme, which…

Pigeon orchids in bloom – for just one day

Pigeon orchids – so called because the flower buds look like little white pigeons – were flowering profusely in Mandai Road on Mon. This native orchid, Dendrobium crumenatum, is one of the more common epiphytes in Singapore. The…

No positive cases so far from rapid testing at larger events

Rapid testing being conducted at larger events has yet to pick up any positive Covid-19 cases, Associate Professor Kenneth Mak, director of medical services at MOH, said yesterday. Singapore is piloting the use of these tests as an…

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