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Where do these million-dollar flats keep coming from?

1) The flats are all in central locations – Note that the central location somewhat offsets the drawbacks of age, for some of the older flats. Given their prime location, they’re more likely to be targeted for exercises…

COVID-19: Singapore reports 12 new cases, all imported

MOH confirmed 12 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Fri, taking the country’s total to 58,114. As of 13 Nov, 12pm, MOH said there are no new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. All the new cases…

MCC Land wins tender for Tanah Merah site with S$249m bid

MCC Land (Singapore) has won the tender for a site at Tanah Merah Kechil Link with its bid of S$248.99 million, URA announced on Fri. The land parcel was offered for sale on 99-year lease term. The site…

Hospitals should have flexible designs to adapt to changing needs, says Gan Kim Yong

Hospitals here must be designed with flexibility in mind so they can adapt to changing healthcare needs in future, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Fri. Speaking to reporters during a tour of Outram Community Hospital, where…

Dazzling start to Orchard Road Christmas light-up amid Covid-19 pandemic

Singapore’s premier shopping district was a fairyland of lights on Fri evening when President Halimah Yacob, with the press of a button, triggered the annual Christmas light-up in Orchard Road at 7.30 pm. The shopping street, decked out…

Infrastructure investments can create jobs and boost Singapore economy, says Indranee Rajah

As Asia recovers from the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, building and investing in infrastructure can help to create jobs and boost the economy, said Minister in PMO Indranee Rajah. Ms Indranee, who is also Second Minister for…

Additional spaces for Friday prayers at 10 Singapore mosques as Muis begins pilot project

Ten mosques on Fri began offering additional spaces for worshippers to perform their congregational prayers as part of a pilot project. First announced at the start of this month, the move will see the mosques serving 450 worshippers…

Police raid 3 nightspots over alleged flouting of Covid-19 rules, arrest 30 women for employment offences

Three entertainment venues have been raided by the police over allegedly flouting Covid-19 rules, liquor licence conditions, or both. On Fri, SPF said eight people were being investigated for allegedly breaching Covid-19 rules by gathering in a group…

New hospital at Bedok North to open ‘around 2030’: MOH

A new hospital at Bedok North will be ready “around 2030”, said MOH on Fri. The new hospital, which will be operated by SingHealth, will be an integrated general and community hospital. It will be located next to…

Additional overhead safety netting installed at Changi Jurassic Mile after incident involving stray golf ball

Overhead safety netting has been installed at Changi Jurassic Mile in addition to vertical netting that was earlier put in place, following another incident involving a stray golf ball. Local actor Chen Tianwen told Shin Min Daily News…

Cockroach invasion: Hundreds swarm Bukit Batok flat after fumigation, town council explains

With hundreds of cockroaches writhing on her floor, one Bukit Batok resident’s flat practically became the set of a horror movie — all because she had not sealed her rubbish chute before fumigation began. Footage of the infestation…

Mortgagee sale of two-bedder at Lucky Plaza for $1.76 mil

A two-bedroom unit at the top of Lucky Plaza, measuring 872 sqft, is up for auction on Nov 18 at Edmund Tie’s auction. The guide price for the mortgagee sale is $1.76 million, or $2,018 psf. The 12th-floor…

Found8 restructures amid Covid-19 crisis

The prolonged effects of Covid-19 and work-from-home trend has sped up consolidation in the co-working sector. Bearing the brunt are some of the niche, co-working operators. Homegrown co-working operator Found8 has had to make tough calls in the…

Unit at Fontana Heights sold for $3.68 mil profit

The most profitable deal during the week of Oct 27 to Nov 3 was from the sale of a 3,466 sqft unit at Fontana Heights in District 10. Purchased for $2.65 million ($765 psf) in March 2006, the…

The new Landmark capitalises on views and city living next to a park

Amid the old HDB blocks on Chin Swee Road which were built in the early 1970s, one lone tower stood apart, perched on the hillslope overlooking Pearl’s Hill City Park. It was the former 38-storey Landmark Tower, built…

JForte to refresh Mosque Street with new F&B, hotel concepts

Jason Lee, chairman of JForte Group of Companies, wants people to know that Chinatown, particularly the Mosque St area, is bustling, especially from 5pm on Thurs evenings and into the weekend. “Every night, business is very good,” he…

Boustead Projects reports loss of $2.2 mil for 1H

Boustead Projects has reported a loss of $2.2 million for the 1HFY2021 ended Sept 30 compared to the earnings of $9.6 million a year ago. The loss was mainly due to the design-and-build segment, and was partially offset…

ERA’s market share in new homes segment up in Q3 2020

APAC Realty on Thurs revealed that ERA Realty’s estimated market share in the new homes segment climbed to 29.7% in the third quarter of 2020 from 29.5% over the same period last year. In Q3 2020, developers sold…

Opening of new Punggol Coast MRT station to be delayed to 2024

The opening of a new MRT station serving the upcoming PDD has been pushed back by a year. Punggol Coast station on NEL was previously scheduled to open by 2023, but will now open a year later in…

More than 280 new allotment gardening plots at 4 parks open for application on Nov 29

To cater to the growing interest in gardening, NParks said on Fri that more than 280 new allotment gardening plots at four parks will be open for application on Nov 29. The new plots are located at Bedok…

Nearly 140 workplace safety breaches uncovered at waste recycling companies: MOM

MOM said on Fri that it had uncovered close to 140 WSH contraventions at waste recycling companies during an enforcement operation. Dubbed Ops Bowerbird, the targeted operation was launched last month with the support of SCDF. More than…

Post-pandemic, employers should adjust work habits to avoid return of rush-hour crowds on public transport: Ong Ye Kung

If public transport habits and travel volume during rush hour revert to pre-pandemic levels once Covid-19 blows over, Singapore would have “wasted the crisis”, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Fri. He noted that there is not…

Analysts question changes made to property portal; URA says it’s for ‘greater market transparency’

Some property analysts have questioned the removal of some property data following the revamp of a portal by URA, but the agency said that its goal behind the change is to support “greater market transparency”. The main contention…

Double, double oil and trouble as layoff axe falls on Jurong Island

US oil giant Chevron could slash at least 10 per cent of jobs in its Singapore operations – just days after Shell announced it would cut 500 jobs here. The second largest integrated energy company in US said…

Two big groups under probe for safe distancing breaches

Two groups, each comprising 20 people or more, are under investigation for allegedly breaching safe distancing rules at Singapore’s nature reserves. One involved 26 hikers who had attempted to go off-trail illegally in the CCNR. The other was…

FairPrice on Wheels now bigger and better

A retiree in the West Coast Road area was yesterday thrilled to see that the FairPrice on Wheels van had grown into a truck stocked with a greater variety of products. Mr Chua Hee, 77, who bought fresh…

DBS to feature 24/7, self-service banking in a third of its branches

DBS will transform at least a third of its branches by rolling out 24/7, self-service banking options and enabling easier access to financial planning tools in the next 12 to 18 months. DBS customers can conduct more complex…

45,000 people to get free hot meals from void deck vending machines

Up to 45,000 people from low-income families can soon get a free hot meal at any time from a vending machine at a void deck in their neighbourhood under a new community initiative. The Food Bank has partnered…

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