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Hmlet exits Lumiere on Shenton Way; lease terminated

This year, Covid-19 has decimated demand for flexible accommodation, even as Hmlet continues to expand its footprint both locally and elsewhere in the region. Co-living accommodations and private condominiums have seen occupancy hit by the departure of expatriates…

Time to redesign environment to reduce reliance on foreign labour

Covid-19 has reminded Singaporeans that we have many foreign workers doing jobs that are essential to keep our city-state clean and safe. It’s imperative that we start redesigning our environment when these foreign workers are not here to…

Eligible small landlords can seek compensation under Re-Align Framework

We thank Mr Henry Mok Weng Foong for his Nov 18 letter (Re-Align Framework: Small landlords will be put in unfavourable position). In view of the unprecedented impact of Covid-19, MinLaw has provided a range of measures over…

Two-room BTO flats are hitting the resale market for the first time. Here’s where to find them

Not long ago, it was nearly impossible to find a two-room BTO flat on the resale market. It was only in 2006 that HDB began building new two-room flats as part of its BTO exercise, with 86 units…

Singapore’s Mice sector gearing up to reinforce leading hub status

With several pilot events underway and others to come, Singapore’s Mice industry is gearing up to ensure that the Republic retains its position as a leading Mice hub. Experts said that there is a first-mover advantage to be…

Applications open for $50 million SG Eco Fund to encourage ground-up efforts in sustainability

Individuals, groups, and businesses with sustainability ideas such as reducing waste, and coming up with ways to mitigate climate change, can now apply for funding for their projects. The first grant call for the $50 million SG Eco…

PUB lawyers: Woman’s active Carousell account disproves her claim of fearing strangers after manhole fall

The woman who is suing PUB for $5 million after she fell into a manhole five years ago was confronted in court on Wed with her highly rated Carousell account, which has garnered 194 reviews over the past…

6 key steps to take when right-sizing your property

1) Set quantifiable targets – This means you need to work out how much of the net sales proceeds will go into your next home, and how much will go into your retirement fund. Knowing the exact number…

FLCT, Suntec REIT, Keppel Land gain recognition at sustainability awards

Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust (FLCT), Suntec REIT and Keppel Land, the property arm of Keppel Corp, have been recognised for their sustainability efforts in the 2020 GRESB Real Estate Assessment. In the assessment, FLCT was recognised as…

Gamers go large by renting Golden Village theatre for co-op play

Upgrade up your gaming in a big way like one group of Singaporeans did by booking an entire cinema hall to feed their gaming addiction. Les Yam today boasted about his leveled-up experience when he booked an entire…

Stallholders in and around Tekka Centre to be tested for Covid-19 as part of community surveillance

MOH on Wed said that it will extend its Covid-19 community surveillance testing to stallholders in and around the Tekka Centre in Little India. The testing operations, which are part of the ministry’s progressive rollout in the community,…

S’pore should set up ‘functioning recycling industry’ that is not reliant on market forces: Grace Fu

Singapore needs to reassess its “karung guni” system of recycling and establish a “functioning recycling industry” to reduce the current system’s dependence on market forces, said Ms Grace Fu, MSE Minister Wed. Rag-and-bone men, colloquially known as karung…

7 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, all imported infections

Singapore’s seven new COVID-19 cases were all imported infections, said MOH on Wed. One of them is a Singapore PR who returned from India. Four are work permit holders who travelled from India, Philippines and Indonesia. A student’s…

Authorities will not ‘dictate’ farming methods as Singapore pushes for increased productivity: Grace Fu

The authorities will not “dictate” farming methods even as Singapore pushes for increased productivity, said MSE Minister Grace Fu on Wed. She was speaking during a question and answer session at her ministry’s 2020: Singapore Food Story appreciation…

Watsons to charge for plastic bags on Tuesdays as part of sustainability campaign

Watsons stores across Singapore will begin charging for plastic bags every Tues starting from Dec 1. The retailer said on Wed that customers will be charged S$0.10 for “every transaction involving a request for plastic bag(s)” on Tues.…

What do youths really want in their fight for climate action?

As youths become increasingly aware about sustainability issues, they want greater transparency and engagement with various organisations—including universities, corporations and government—said speakers at the virtual launch of a mentorship programme called Sustainability Exchange on Fri. “Universities should understand…

Singapore nearly virus free after local cases and clusters cease

Having once had the highest COVID-19 rate in SEA, Singapore has all but eradicated the virus after reporting 14 days without any new local cases on Tues, and saying it had snuffed out the last cluster of infection…

East Coast pre-war bungalow for sale with S$19m guide price

A conservation bungalow at 25 Chapel Road has been put on the market via private treaty with a guide price of S$19 million, ERA told BT. The land area spans about 10,712 sqft while the built-up area totals…

Help genuine HDB upgrader with ABSD remission: UOL chief

There has been another plea of letting genuine first-time HDB upgraders to a private condo to defer payment of ABSD, this time from UOL group CEO Liam Wee Sin. “It is our hope that the government will grant…

UOL to preview Clementi project Clavon on Nov 28, prices from $1,475 psf

UOL Group will preview its latest residential project, Clavon, on Sat, Nov 28. The developer says it plans to launch the project for sale after a two-week preview and prices will start from $1,475 psf. Located on Clementi…

More mixed-use developments to rise in CBD in next few years

With the COVID-19 pandemic amplifying the need for more mixed-use developments within CBD, Colliers Intl expects more such developments to rise up in the CBD in the next few years. It noted that more than 20 buildings with…

Jalan Papan industrial site launched for application

JTC on Tues launched an industrial site at Jalan Papan (Plot 5) for application. Zoned for B2 use, the 20-year leasehold site has an area of 0.56 hectare and a gross plot ratio of 1.4. It is the…

Next year’s Chinese New Year Bazaar in Chinatown scrapped over Covid

There will be no CNY Bazaar in Chinatown next year because of the ongoing pandemic. The decision to do without the bazaar for the first time in its history came as a result of concerns over crowd control,…

Lawyer accuses woman who sued PUB of faking mental illness

The lawyer defending PUB against a lawsuit by a woman who fell into an open manhole five years ago accused her of faking her mental illness yesterday. Mr K. Anparasan made the contention after noting that while Madam…

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