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All 5 new COVID cases in Singapore imported, sixth day with no local infections

MOH confirmed five new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Mon, taking the country’s total to 58,124. All five cases are imported, marking the sixth day in a row with no locally-transmitted infections. “All new cases today are…

Porcelain Hotel relaunched for sale at lower guide price of $68.8 mil

The Porcelain Hotel at 48, 49, and 50 Mosque St in Chinatown has been relaunched for sale at a guide price of $68.8 million. This is the second time the 99-year leasehold hospitality asset is on the market…

New slip road connecting Punggol and TPE to open on Nov 28

A new slip road connecting Halus Link near Punggol and TPE (CTE/SLE) will open on Nov 28. This will help ease traffic along Punggol East, said LTA on Mon. The opening of the slip road marks the completion…

Singapore new private home sales plunge 51.7% in October after new curbs

New private home sales in Singapore plunged more than 50 per cent in Oct amid a dearth of fresh projects and restrictions on the reissue of OTP. Private developers sold 642 units, excluding ECs, in Oct, data from…

Foreigners hold dear to Singapore property

Foreign buyers love their properties here, and regulations have nudged these investors to regard such assets as homes. The 20 per cent ABSD on Singapore property purchases has made Singapore properties less attractive as speculative assets, analysts said.…

Swiss tech firm ABB wins US$30m Tuas Water Reclamation Plant contract

Swiss tech firm ABB has bagged a US$30 million contract from PUB to deliver a site-wide plant monitoring and control system for the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (WRP). The Tuas WRP will receive used water flows from the…

Dripping oil and blood: Sembawang resident called out for sunning raw pork on common corridor handrail

A month after an HDB dweller raised a stink about his neighbour’s attempt at homemade cured pork in Jurong West, another resident has done it again. This time, it happened in Sembawang. A piece of raw pork was…

Five shophouses on Tras Street, North Bridge Rd, Balestier Rd up for sale

More shophouses in Singapore have come to the market, with five located on Tras St, North Bridge Road and Balestier Road launched for sale on Mon. At the same time, three adjoining retail units at Bukit Timah Plaza…

Relief period for property buyers who cannot make payment extended to March 31, 2021

Home buyers who have signed an OTP or a SPA with a developer but are facing financial difficulties will have more time to make payment, as the relief period for such contracts has been extended to Mar 31,…

Nature enthusiasts launch petitions to save Bukit Batok Hillside Park and Clementi forest

There is a forest along Bukit Batok Road where one can be surrounded by lush vegetation, freshwater streams and the complex calls of tropical birds. But nature enthusiast Jimmy Tan fears that the sounds of piling and drilling…

Set up office to help seniors the pre-digital way

Day-to-day services have been moving online, with the pandemic accelerating the process. This has made accessing them convenient for many, but less so for some. While the provision of SkillsFuture funds may get people to upgrade themselves, including…

Pilot scheme to reopen nightlife joints may not be enough to save industry

While some nightlife establishments will reopen as part of a pilot programme, there are many other nightlife businesses suffering. Many businesses have exited the market, and smaller enterprises that do not have F&B licences are still losing money…

Mapletree Industrial Trust awards S$127.1m Kallang contract to Lum Chang

Lum Chang Holdings on Mon said it has secured a tender for an industrial project at Kallang Way, which is part of the Geylang planning area. The contract, valued at about S$127.1 million, is to be executed with…

Frasers Centrepoint Trust is still keen on acquisitions

Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) may have just announced a sizeable deal, but the manager of the Reit has no qualms about snapping up more properties if the right opportunities come along. “When the opportunity (to acquire suburban retail…

Christmas lights are up but budgets are down at Orchard Road malls

Orchard Road malls are keeping it simple for the peak shopping season, scaling down on Christmas decorations amid the Covid-19 pandemic. For instance, Wisma Atria has spent 19 per cent less on Christmas decorations this year than a…

Veteran zoologist, mangrove expert dies

In a career spanning about 40 years, NUS Professor Dennis Hugh Murphy created some of the earliest maps of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and the Mandai mangroves. He also had a hand in the development of the Singapore…

Hoh Law Corporation’s islandwide reach with 10 branch offices

Hoh Law Corp, which topped the list in the negligence law category in the ST Best Law Firms 2021 survey, and was also ranked among the top law firms in Family Law and Manpower and Employment, opened its…

A lifetime of memories packed in boxes as home’s 60-year lease is up

In 1964, Madam Yeo Ai, then a young seamstress of 23, fell in love with the boy next door. It was a whirlwind romance – in three months they had gotten married and moved into his home across…

Residents bid goodbye to Geylang Lorong 3 homes, the first leasehold residential properties to expire in December

In a first for residential properties in Singapore, 191 two-storey terrace houses at Geylang Lorong 3 that are set to be returned to the State upon their lease expiry will be demolished to make way for future public…

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