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Strategise your BTO application: Is it more advantageous to apply for your HDB BTO flat later in the BTO application period?

You can check the number of applications received for the Nov 2020 BTO launch and the number is updated at 8 am, 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm daily. The final update on the total number of…

6 developer pricing strategies for new launch condos

1) Soft Launch / VVIP launch – Buying at this point brings “early bird” discounts. Units sold during the soft launch are often loss-leaders; the developer accepts a lower margin on these units, to get the sales momentum…

Dell quits retail in Singapore, Malaysia moving online only

The world’s third-largest PC maker Dell is to end partnerships with retailers in Singapore and Malaysia, moving to a direct-to-consumer online sales model. News of the move leaked after a memo from Dell to its retail partners was…

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Limited improving processes, cost structure and marketing

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Limited has improved its processes, cost structure and digital marketing in anticipation of improved business sentiment and confidence to travel. Its global brand, Millennium Hotels and Resorts, has six hotels here: Orchard Hotel Singapore…

MOM to work closely with employers to manage risk of infectious diseases spreading at work

MOM will work closely with employers and building owners to better manage the risks of infectious diseases spreading at the workplace, while continuing to stay vigilant in preventing workplace accidents. Mental health support will also be enhanced, with…

House owner fails in bid to lay claim to neighbouring land plot where rambutan tree roots spread

A house owner who went to court, claiming a strip of land next to his University Road property belonged to him because the roots of his rambutan trees had extended into the neighbouring plot, has lost his case.…

Bigger BTO flats in Bishan and Toa Payoh heavily oversubscribed in one day despite website glitches

Bigger BTO flats in Bishan and Toa Payoh (Bidadari) have been oversubscribed just one day after their launch, even as buyers faced issues submitting applications on HDB website. Despite the website glitches, the bigger flats in the mature…

Pre-schoolers in North West district play and learn about the environment

Some 2,000 pre-schoolers in the North West district are learning about the importance of maintaining the environment through play. The Budding Greenies @ North West programme, which involves exploratory and imaginative play, was launched at over 20 pre-schools…

Singapore makes progress on home-grown food target

Singapore’s ambition to produce about 30 per cent of its food needs locally has made significant progress despite the disruption from the pandemic. The “30 by 30” goal to reach that milestone by 2030 was set last year…

Underwater robots may soon inspect floating solar farms, says tech firm

An autonomous underwater robot used to inspect piers and vessels in the maritime sector may soon be diving to survey infrastructure at floating solar farms here. That is one area in which Ms Grace Chia, 29, and her…

Selected school sport facilities to reopen for public use from Nov 21

Selected school sports facilities under the dual-use scheme will reopen for public bookings during the upcoming year-end school holidays, said SportSG and MOE on Wed. The public use of the facilities was suspended in Ma in a bid…

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

MOH confirmed five new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Wed, taking the country’s total to 58,135. All five cases are imported. For the eighth day in a row, there are no new cases of locally-transmitted infection. “All…

Changi Airport sets up indoor glamping getaways

Forget the conventional hotel staycations, try glamping at the airport for a change. Changi Airport announced yesterday that it will be piloting indoor camping experiences with pitched tents facing the waterfall or greenery and sophisticated picnics at Jewel…

Robinsons owes over $31.6 million to some 440 creditors: Notice

Department store chain Robinsons owes over $31.6 million to some 440 creditors, according to a notice dated last Fri. The notice, which was made public online on Wed, provisional liquidator KordaMentha said that an online creditors’ meeting will…

M&C mulls sale of at least three properties as it reviews portfolio

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, the hospitality subsidiary of City Developments, is mulling offers for at least three of its properties, as part of its overall review of the business. It expects to conclude at least one such sale…

Unit at Nassim Park Residences asking for $13.98 mil

A 4,822 sqft unit at luxury condo, Nassim Park Residences has been put on the market at a price tag upwards of $13.98 million or $2,899 psf. The project features just 100 units in five-storey blocks. When it…

Three landed homes in Telok Kurau up for collective sale with S$25m reserve price

Three freehold landed homes in Lorong N Telok Kurau in prime District 15 have been put up for collective sale by tender according to PropNex. The houses sit on three adjoining sites at 93B, 93C, and 95 Lorong…

Was LRT cabin design a factor in my mother’s accident?

Last Fri, I received a call around 7am from an SBST staff member, who informed me that my 66-year-old mother met with an accident at the Sengkang LRT Station and would be taken to SKH by ambulance. I…

From SingPost’s mail centre to Geylang’s red light district, My Community Festival offers local tours with a difference

An eclectic mix of local guided tours and workshops in Dec will offer a behind-the-scenes look at Geylang’s red light district and migrant worker dormitories, SingPost’s mail distribution centre and the kelongs off Changi Point, in the inaugural…

Singapore slips from joint top spot of world’s costliest cities: Survey

Paris and Zurich have joined Hong Kong as this year’s costliest cities worldwide, while Singapore and Osaka have slipped from their joint-top spot after the coronavirus pandemic weakened the dollar, a survey published on Wed showed. The biggest…

Re-Align Framework: Small landlords will be put in unfavourable position

As the representative of the S.O.S Small Owners Society, which comprises hundreds of small landlords, I wish to highlight the recently announced Re-Align Framework, which will let business owners who suffered a significant fall in revenue during the…

Covid-19: Sharing tables at foodcourts may not be safe

Recently, while dining alone at a foodcourt, I was approached by several strangers to share a table. While this used to be occasionally a good way to start a conversation, making for a more enjoyable dinner, the practice…

Gardening: Issues to look at for initiative to bloom

The building and opening of more allotment gardens is nicely timed to meet the rising interest in urban farming and gardening. However, steps to ensure that Singaporeans are responsible gardeners may be necessary. Otherwise, it is possible that…

Tong Eng Group secures $71m green loan from OCBC

Property developer Tong Eng Group has secured a $71m SORA green loan with OCBC. This mark’s OCBC and Tong Eng Group’s first green loan referencing SORA. This is also OCBC’s third SORA-based corporate loan, with the first two…

Singapore’s commercial market touted APAC’s worst performer in Q3: study

Sales activity for commercial real estate in Singapore contracted the fastest across all major APAC markets in Q3, with the number of deals plunging 74% y-o-y during the quarter, according to a study by RCA. Just over US$405m…

Hawkers welcome expert panel’s recommendation

For Mr Ganesh Singh, who has been selling teh tarik for more than 30 years at Tekka Centre, the expert panel’s recommendation for Singapore’s hawker culture to be included on the Unesco intangible heritage list is a “dream…

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