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Why do campsites have to remain closed?

I read with disappointment NParks’s advisories pertaining to Covid-19 (Phase 2) on its website, in particular, that camping sites, including those on Pulau Ubin, and barbecue pits remain closed. As an avid camper, I have been waiting to…

Group plays badminton ‘during wee hours daily’ in Sengkang

Stomp contributor Rebecca was frustrated after being constantly kept awake by the slamming of shuttlecocks against rackets at 2am. And, according to Rebecca, this is not a one-off incident – it has been happening daily. She shared with…

How far have we come in tackling homelessness in Singapore?

In 2019, Dr Ng Kok Hoe (currently Senior Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy) conducted Singapore’s first-ever nationwide study on homelessness. The study found that there were approximately 1000 homeless people in Singapore,…

Why you should not be rushing to pay back your housing loan using your CPF savings

Recently, the achievement of a young couple in their mid-30s had managed to pay off the housing purchase of their Bishan flat in 2 years was lauded on social media. The couple earning an ordinary income had accumulated…

Property prices are increasing – is it worth overpaying for an HUDC flat right now?

The subject of HUDC flats is a confounding one in Singapore. Yet it’s not common enough to find a lot of information about the scheme and what happened to the estates today. According to a ST article, 18…

No Covid-19 cases in community and dorms for 13 days in S’pore, but complacency must not set in: Experts

For the past 13 days, there have been zero Covid-19 cases from the dormitories and the community, marking the longest stretch without local cases in Singapore since the coronavirus outbreak in Jan this year. Although infectious diseases experts…

Can you still afford a mature-estate HDB flat in 2020?

It’s BTO launch time, and once again your eyes are being drawn to places like Bidadari and Bishan. But a part of you may be thinking: this is all a fantasy right? Even if the balloting works out,…

Sengkang LRT accident: Passenger lost balance as she was boarding train, says SBS Transit

We refer to the letter by Mr Desmond Loi Chin Wee (“Was LRT cabin design a factor in my mother’s accident?”; Nov 18). We are sorry to hear of Mr Loi’s mother’s injuries and hope that she is…

SCDF extinguishes fire at restaurant at Boon Keng HDB block. Same premises hit by blaze in 2018

A fire broke out at Ban Heng restaurant at the void deck of a HDB flat in Boon Keng on Mon — the second fire at the premises in less than three years. SCDF said that they were…

Woman who fell into manhole at Kovan sues PUB for S$5 million, claims accident caused schizophrenia

A 47-year-old accountant is claiming damages of about S$5 million from PUB in a civil trial that began in the High Court on Mon. Ms Chan Hui Peng is seeking compensatory damages, including for personal injuries as well…

20 illegal drone intrusions into Changi Airport airspace in past 3 months, alleged culprits arrested: SM Teo

Over the last three months, the authorities have caught the culprits involved in 20 instances of illegal drone intrusions into the restricted airspace around Changi Airport, but none resulted in flight disruptions, Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean said…

Oxley Holdings provides further information on lawsuits

Oxley Holdings has provided further information on lawsuits involving four of its entities, in an exchange filing on Mon afternoon. This follows a commentary by BT earlier this month in relation to Oxley’s disclosure practices. In relation to…

Semi-detached house near Orchard put on market for S$7.8m

A freehold two-storey semi-detached house at 61 Jalan Kelawar has been offered for sale by tender, Knight Frank Singapore said on Mon. Offers are expected at around S$7.8 million, which translates to about S$2,529 psf based on the…

New Bridge Road shophouse, home to Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, up for sale

Shophouses on New Bridge Road are up for a change in hands, with at least three units being put up for sale this month. The latest to go on the market is a corner conservation shophouse at 11…

Cyclists squeal as wild boar steals curry puffs from bicycle at Pulau Ubin

Encountering a wild boar could make anyone’s heart race. Last weekend, a group of cyclists at Pulau Ubin squealed with excitement after a wild boar trotted up to them. In a video clip making its rounds on social…

Uptick in local demand for Singapore retailers may be unsustainable: poll

Despite the pandemic, about one in two retailers in Singapore still experienced higher sales from Sept to Oct this year than last year, but banking on local demand may not be sustainable. That’s according to an American Express…

‘Pivot, prepare to shut or hang in there’: Hostels cling to Malaysian guests for survival

With tourist arrivals still in the doldrums, hipster hostels in Singapore have focused their attention on a whole new clientele – the thousands of Malaysian workers in the country, unable to commute daily across the Causeway. “It’s the…

Tender for Yishun Avenue 9 EC site awarded to Sing Holdings

The tender for EC site at Yishun Ave 9 was awarded to Sing Holdings Limited, after it submitted the top bid of $373.5 million, said HDB on Fri. Launched for sale on 30 Apr, the 99-year leasehold site…

Keppel Corporation announces leadership changes in key business units

Keppel Corp has announced leadership changes for some of its key business units on Nov 23, which includes the change in CEOs for Keppel Infrastructure, Keppel DC REIT and Keppel Land. Louis Lim, who is the current COO…

Singapore’s solar firm Sun Electric feels more heat from fraud allegations

Rattled by multiple claims to the tune of some S$15 million from partners-turned-creditors, contempt proceedings and a lengthy patent fight which all came to a head with a winding-up order, Singapore solar firm Sun Electric Group’s woes are…

Sabana Reit not convening EGM requisitioned by fund managers

The manager of Sabana Reit said it will not be convening the EGM requisitioned by Quarz Capital and Black Crane Capital. In a bourse filing on Nov 22, Sabana Reit said that it had “carefully considered” the requisition…

How disagreement about price for Sabana Reit turned its merger with ESR-Reit into a spectacle

In less than two weeks, on Dec 4, unitholders of Sabana Reit and ESR-Reit will vote at their respective EGMs on a transaction over which a great deal of ink has been spilt. As that moment of truth…

Man allegedly slaps and kicks boy, 12, for cycling on footpath

A casual ride around his Hougang neighbourhood last Fri left a pri school boy shaking in fear after a man stopped him from cycling on a footpath and then assaulted him. The boy’s father, Stanley Tan, 41, yesterday…

NEA runs a new campaign in the fight against dengue

NEA is running a new campaign to raise awareness of dengue prevention during the year-end period, spurred by almost 34,000 reported dengue cases in 2020. As part of the campaign, Minister of State for MSE Desmond Tan went…

Wildlife in Pasir Ris: Let it roam free, control numbers or relocate?

Should they remain, be controlled, or removed? With boars, chickens and other wildlife living in their midst, residents in Pasir Ris are now being given a say on whether these animals should go, or stay. A survey posted…

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