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Enact wildlife control measures not influenced by animal rights leanings

The recent wild boar attack in Singapore has highlighted the danger posed by wild animals when they have lost their fear of humans. It seems that such attacks happen because people stray too close to wild boar “territories”.…

Study issue of coexisting with wild animals

Forum contributor Ong Yao Min highlighted valid points about coexisting with wildlife (Growing a ‘city in nature’ needs careful mgmt, Nov 26). In Melbourne, where I lived and worked for more than half a decade, during the magpies’…

Tender called for cycling-friendly crossings along the Bishan-city route

We thank Mr Kevin Lim Kheng Aun for his interest in the Bishan-city route (Why the delay in Bishan-CBD cycling route?, Dec 1). URA commissioned a feasibility study in 2015 to assess the viability of connecting interrupted stretches…

Heated tobacco products are harmful to health

We thank Mr Richard Wong for his letter (Reconsider ban on ‘heat-not-burn’ cigarettes, Dec 2). The importation, sale, distribution, purchase, use and possession of heated tobacco products (HTPs), also known as “heat-not-burn” tobacco products, are currently prohibited in…

Jurassic Mile’s red paths confusing for cyclists

Cycling in Singapore has come a long way in recent years. The Government is building more cycling infrastructure and is on track to complete 800km of cycling paths by 2023. An encouraging effort by the Government is the…

Gemma Steakhouse suspended for 20 days after hosting Halloween-themed dinner by private members’ club for 75 people

The authorities have ordered Gemma Steakhouse to close for 20 days for hosting a Halloween-themed dinner, which was attended by about 75 people who had mingled between tables. The restaurant located at National Gallery Singapore had worked with…

2 more workplace deaths this week; calls grow for companies to prioritise worker safety

Two more workplace deaths were reported on Fri by WSH Council, taking the death toll over the past two weeks to five. In the first incident on Tues, two workers were packing goods in a warehouse when one…

M1 reports disruption to fibre broadband, fixed voice services across Singapore

M1’s fibre and fixed voice services were disrupted on Fri across many parts of Singapore, with frustrated users complaining about the inconvenience caused. This is the third disruption to M1 services this year. The telco said in a…

Activist funds scupper Singapore firm’s merger in rare victory

Investors in a Singapore REIT voted down a merger with a larger rival on Fri, in a rare win for shareholder activism in the city-state dominated by retail investors. Sabana REIT, which was under pressure from Quarz Capital…

The key to a smarter, more sustainable transport system for S’pore

Mobility is on the move. Singapore’s mobility future will be defined by two key themes: innovation and sustainability. But how will these be achieved? One of Singapore’s strengths in governance is its commitment to long-term planning. However, a…

Kelley Aerospace to invest $150m in projects, train 250 locals

The battered aviation industry took another step towards recovery on Thurs with news that Kelley Aerospace will invest around $150 million over the next five years on initiatives, including job creation and manufacturing. The projects will be undertaken…

Pop art murals in the heartland

A pop art-style mural, inspired by American artist Keith Haring, at the void deck of Blk 8 Holland Ave. It is part of a heartland pop art gallery which also features artwork in the style of Andy Warhol…

NParks looking into incident of man feeding wild hornbills at Loyang Way Food Village

NParks is investigating after a man was seen feeding bananas to a pair of hornbills at Loyang Way Food Village. A member of public caught the act on video, which also showed the birds eating leftovers. The video…

Fortuna Hotel’s tender closing deadline extended

The closing of the tender exercise for the 106-key Fortuna Hotel at 2 Owen Road has been extended from 10 Dec to 12 Jan 2021 after feedback from interested buyers that they need more time to assess the…

Sammi Lim, shape-shifter

Sammi Lim eats like a bird. She apparently does not need much sleep either. She is in bed by 1am and in her office by 7am. “I love my work, and I’m married to my job,” professes the…

UOL Group unveils next-gen homes at Clavon

Singapore-listed UOL Group and its JV partner, UOL subsidiary, UIC, previewed their new project Clavon on Nov 28. The 640-unit, 99-year leasehold condo is scheduled for launch two weeks later on Dec 12. “We saw a healthy interest…

Unit at Pandan Valley sold for $1.62 mil profit

The most profitable deal during the week of Nov 17 to 24 was the sale of a 1,464 sqft unit at Melrose Park. The three-bedroom unit was purchased for $1.37 million ($936 psf) in May 2002 and sold…

Corner terraced house in Telok Kurau for sale at $5.18 mil

A two-storey corner terraced house within the Telok Kurau estate will be put up for auction on Dec 15 by Edmund Tie, at a guide price of $5.18 million ($1,035 psf). The house, at 67 Lorong K Telok…

Good Class Bungalow at Jervois Hill on the market for $37.8 mil

Ten years ago, it was just a family of four living in the Class Bungalow (GCB) perched on the highest point at Jervois Hill: Chan and his wife, plus their daughter and son. Today, the family members have…

Big Box in Jurong acquired for S$118 million, to be redeveloped into business park

The Big Box shopping mall in Jurong East has been acquired by Perennial Real Estate for S$118 million, said the developer on Fri. It has obtained JTC’s confirmation for the zoning of site to be changed to a…

M&C reports spike in bookings for Singapore, London hotels ahead of holiday season

City Developments Limited’s (CDL) subsidiary Millennium & Copthorne Hotels announced on Thurs that its hotels in Singapore and London have had a jump in bookings for staycations and its restaurants on robust domestic demand ahead of the year-end…

Excess industrial supply in 2021 may temper rental growth, says DBS

DBS Group Research on Fri said excess supply of industrial space in Singapore in 2021 may lead to organic rental growth potential in the sector becoming more tempered. This comes amid expectations that the extended stoppage in construction…

Covid-19 prompts spurt in new, small businesses like no other crisis

The Covid-19 crisis has thrown Singapore into its worst recession since independence. But it has also ignited the biggest spark of small business formation in crisis times. BT found that the Republic has seen a mushrooming number of…

Big tenants trading places as building owners make big changes

Amid the lull in the Singapore office leasing market, some occupiers continue to make relocation plans. CIMB Bank has leased more than 50,000 sqft in the office podium of 30 Raffles Place, formerly known as Chevron House, BT…

‘Calibrated’ GLS, falling condo inventory could revive en bloc market: Analysts

The “conservative” and “calibrated” release of residential supply under the first-half 2021 GLS programme is likely to revive interest in the en bloc market, analysts said on Thurs. JLL senior director of research and consultancy Ong Teck Hui…

Train services disrupted for over 5 hours on Thomson-East Coast Line

Train service between Woodlands North and Woodlands South stations on TEL was disrupted for more than five hours on Fri due to a signalling fault, SMRT said. There are three stations on the line — Woodlands South, Woodlands…

ESR-Reit unitholders vote overwhelmingly in favour of merger with Sabana Reit

As expected, unitholders of ESR-Reit have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a merger with Sabana Reit on Fri morning. Some 98.91 per cent voted in favour of the merger deal, and 98.87 per cent voted to approve the…

E-scooter shop owner jailed for riding PMD at 135kmh on road

In a media interview last year, the escooter shop owner claimed he had rejected a teenager’s request to modify his escooter so it could go above the legal speed limit of 25kmh. Samuel Tan Woon Yeow recalled telling…

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