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URA unveils red-hot condo sites at Buona Vista for 2021

Like a scratch-and-win card, URA throws up some blockbluster surprises every six months when it announces new condo sites as part of its GLS programme. For the first half of 2021, a pair of new sites that URA…

8 housing estates that have HDB flats more than $1 million

An HDB estate that needs no introduction, Pinnacle@Duxton unsurprisingly has the highest number of resale flats above $1 million. Centrally located in Tanjong Pagar with stands out from its run-of-the-mill HDB siblings with award-winning design and condominium-like features…

How a hunger for home, and rubber, fueled rise of Singapore’s ‘Mamak’ stalls

Dotted along unsuspecting avenues and friendly roads alike are colorful open-air food stalls unlike the sprinkling of restaurants found across Singapore, yet with delectable foods and beverages which attract Singaporeans near and far. Mamak stalls are unique to…

9 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore — 8 imported and 1 in a dormitory

Singapore on Thurs reported nine new cases of Covid-19, eight of which are imported. The remaining one is a case in a foreign worker dormitory. MOH said that all nine who were diagnosed have no symptoms. The imported…

No work pass holders found sleeping rough, says MOM, following Malaysian media report on ‘homeless Malaysians’ in Singapore

MOM said on Thurs that it did not find any work pass holders sleeping on the streets during checks at various locations islandwide recently. This follows a report in Malaysian newspaper The NST that was titled Homeless Malaysians…

End Cross Island Line extension at Punggol Coast instead to boost connectivity to Digital District

Last month, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung announced that the opening of the Punggol Coast MRT Station, an extension to NEL, will open in 2024 instead of 2023. In Mar, the Government also announced that an extension to…

Death of migrant worker who fell 4.7m at Shaw Plaza ‘an unfortunate workplace accident’: Coroner

It was only when a worker fell through a partition board 4.7m to the floor below, suffering fatal injuries, that other workers, including a safety supervisor, realised that part of the floor they had been working on was…

5 homeowners at Geylang Lorong 3 yet to find replacement homes despite Dec 31 lease expiry

While the majority of homeowners at a residential site in Geylang, which will be returned to the Government by the end of this month, have found replacement homes, five have yet to do so, SLA said on Thurs.…

New ‘smart’ letterboxes to start one-year public trial at two blocks in Clementi

Residents at one housing block in Clementi will soon receive mail receipt notifications whenever mail has arrived in their letterboxes. They will also be able to check the exact number of mail items they have received. These residents…

I pushed her because I couldn’t breathe, says ‘landlord’ accused of attacking tenant’s wife

It appears that the landlord-tenant drama in Midview City which made headlines recently has yet another twist — the ‘landlord’ accused of illegal subletting has hit back against his tenant’s allegations. The man, who is accused of lying…

Watch your step: Hikers nearly step on king cobra at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve thinking it was ‘fallen branch’

Stomp contributor Sanchindra was hiking with his wife at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve when they spotted what they believed was a fallen branch. Not thinking much about it, they stepped closer towards it but was suddenly stopped by…

Not so easy for seniors to jump on board with digitalisation

Ms Shermaine Ang suggested the creation of an office to help seniors who face digital problems (Set up office to help seniors the pre-digital way, Nov 16). In its response, MCI listed the approaches it is taking to…

New ramp in front of polyclinic will benefit all

In Mar, I asked for a kerb-cut ramp to be built at Teck Whye Ave fronting Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic to benefit people with disabilities and others. In May, LTA agreed to carry out the works, which started…

Covid-19 still active in the community

After more than two weeks of being clear of Covid-19 cases in the community, Singapore has seen a resurfacing of such cases – a sign that the virus has yet to be eradicated. It underscores the need for…

Singapore ranked world’s second-most connected country in DHL index

Despite the coronavirus pandemic and the disruption in trade and capital flows and economic downturn it caused this year, Singapore has been ranked the world’s second most-connected country. It was ranked first for the size of its intl…

Cell-cultured meat facility like a beer brewery: Eat Just

Cell-cultured meat may be an innovation that started out in a laboratory – but when scaled up, it will be done in a facility similar to a beer brewery, said Mr Josh Tetrick, CEO of Eat Just. “The…

Homeless shelters in Singapore mostly full, with 100 people on wait list

As the economic and social fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic continues to bite, the 21 temporary shelters for the homeless in Singapore are mostly full and there are about 100 people on the wait list. These Safe Sound…

Government maintains ‘moderate supply’ of land for private housing; new sites at one-north, Tampines Street 62

The Government released on Thurs GLS programme for the first half of 2021, with sites capable of yielding about 7,045 private residential units, 101,200 sqm of GFA of commercial space and 1,070 hotel rooms available. Four sites in…

NUS team invents ‘fast and safe’ way to convert natural gas to solid form, says method can boost energy security

A team of researchers from NUS has developed a new mixture that can convert natural gas into solid form within 15 minutes, making it easier to transport and store the gas in a “fast and safe” way. This…

HDB ‘lottery’ conundrum: analysts weigh in on ways to mitigate it

When certain HDB flats in the Dawson and Boon Tiong area completed their five-year MOP this year, some owners unloaded them on the resale market for a startling 60-70 per cent gain. Of course, not all HDB flats…

JL Family Office unveils boutique property investment firm

JL Family Office has launched a boutique property investment firm, The Land Managers Holdings, with S$250 million initial capital commitment. It is on the lookout for value-add and developmental real estate opportunities in Singapore and gateway cities in…

Barings to set up South-east Asia hub in Singapore

Investment mgmt firm Barings is laying the groundwork for an office in Singapore to serve as its hub for SEA investment activities. The office is expected to manage around US$1 billion in Asian equity strategies. It will be…

Two of three mosques closed for cleaning to reopen

Two of three mosques that were closed for cleaning yesterday after being visited by Covid-19 patients will reopen today. Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim Mosque in Telok Blangah and En-Naeem Mosque in Hougang will reopen for noon prayers and thereafter.…

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