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Freehold plot at 801 Mountbatten Road for sale at $13 million

A land plot measuring around 10,839 sqft at 801 Mountbatten Road has been put on the market by Savills. The guide price is $13 million, translating to approximately $1,199 psf on land area. It will be sold on…

Singapore is most expensive South-east Asia city for fitting out offices

Singapore recorded the highest average fit-out cost for offices across SEA at US$112 psf, C&W said on Tues. This was despite the city-state’s average cost already falling from US$115 psf a year ago, according to the firm’s analysis…

TraceTogether programme wins international award

TraceTogether, the national contact tracing programme, has won recognition on the intl stage for its innovative use of digital technology. Yesterday, market research firm Gartner crowned TraceTogether as the APAC winner of its inaugural 2020 Government Eye on…

Claw back public housing subsidies if flat is sold, rented out

Currently, public housing is heavily subsidised for Singaporeans and hence, it should serve only a sole purpose, which is for owner occupation. The crux of the issue is people who view their flats as a gold mine, either…

How did incomplete covered walkway at Punggol come about?

Last week, a video highlighting a covered walkway in Punggol that stopped short of a bus stop went viral. Three days after the video was posted, workers started rectifying the issue. While I’m glad that the relevant authorities…

Make more squash facilities available to the public

I am part of a group of squash enthusiasts who have been playing squash together for the past 15 years. It has become increasingly difficult to secure squash court bookings on a long-term basis. There was a recent…

Pasir Ris residents appreciate the wildlife in their town, survey shows

The Pasir Ris residents have spoken, and most of those polled want the wildlife, especially the wild chickens, roaming in their neighbourhood to stay. Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean posted the results of the Survey on Wild Animals…

2 men linked to mortgage cashback fraud sentenced to jail

Two men were sentenced to jail on Tues over their roles in a cashback scam involving mortgage fraud linked to two different properties. Iswandi Yahya, 38, will be spending two years behind bars for cheating. Former property agent…

French expat captures a Singapore that’s more than ‘country of millionaires’

Anybody who has heard of Singapore likely thinks of it as home to glitzy skyscrapers, futuristic gardens, and a population of so-called crazy rich Asians. But one French expat is working to change that perception by documenting its…

Singapore can be air cargo hub for COVID-19 vaccines: Changi Airport, CAAS

Singapore can play a critical role in distributing vaccines to the region as an air cargo hub, said CAAS and CAG on Tues. “Over the years, Changi Airport has built a strong track record in pharmaceutical handling by…

Waterloo Street revamp: Vendors say size, location of new lots their main concern

It’s not the cost of each lot; it’s the size – and it could be bigger, stallholders along Waterloo St said after the authorities announced on Tues plans to move vendors to designated spots along a popular pedestrian…

Waterloo street vendors must pay rent for designated spaces from next year

Vendors along the busy pedestrian walkway at Waterloo St will soon have to pay rent as the Government tries to address public health risks amid COVID-19, SLA announced on Tues. SLA said the area has become cluttered over…

Singapore minister, STB welcome Google Travel Insights services

MND Minister Desmond Lee and Singapore Tourism Board have expressed hope for the travel industry’s recovery as they welcome the newly launched Travel Insights with Google in Singapore. Travel Insights with Google is a website which industries can…

Covid-19: 3 nightspots in Orchard, Boat Quay to reopen from Dec 8 under strict safety rules in 2-month pilot

Three bars and pubs in central Singapore will be allowed to reopen from Tues for two months under a small-scale pilot held to examine how the nightlife industry can resume business safely amid the Covid-19 pandemic. A second…

Shops operating before malls open must do Covid-19 safe-management checks: CapitaLand

We thank Mr Francis Cheng Choon Fei for his feedback (“Malls ought to carry out Covid-19 safe-mgmt checks once they open”; Dec 6) and would like to take this opportunity to clarify his comments about SafeEntry procedures undertaken…

12 weeks’ jail for cleaner who flouted quarantine order by going around Singapore over 8 days

After his colleague had contracted Covid-19, Soh Poh Tiong was ordered to return home, but he decided to travel around Singapore as he was bored. Even after MOH officials served Soh a home quarantine order, he repeatedly breached…

3-year Singapore-led study to look at impact of heat on migrant workers, soldiers and others

Singapore is hot, hot, hot. But this does not mean nothing can be done about it. Local researchers keen to prove that the effects of heat can be tamed have embarked on a research project to study its…

NTU to offer free Covid-19 testing for hall residents in Jan 2021

NTU will be offering free Covid-19 testing for new and returning students staying in the university’s halls. Testing will be conducted on weekdays between Jan 4 and 15 next year, said NTU on Mon evening. In an e-mail…

280 eldercare centres for seniors regardless of income, health level

Seniors here will be able to receive services and take part in programmes at 280 eldercare centres across the island from next year, when current centres consolidate their services to cater to all elderly people, regardless of their…

Hawkers scammed by fake screenshots of payments

From fraudulent screenshots to quickly cancelled transactions, crafty customers have found some convenient loopholes in cashless payment systems set up in local hawker centres. Some 15 hawkers interviewed by ST said that these bad experiences and losses have…

E-scooter rider jailed 14 weeks after crashing into LTA officer

A man riding a non-compliant escooter when he crashed into a LTA officer was jailed for 14 weeks’ on Tues. Soh Hann Kwang, 46, had been trying to evade capture at the Punggol Park Connector at Sengkang West…

Suntec Reit trustee signs S$900m facility agreement

The trustee of Suntec Reit has entered into a S$900 million facility agreement with various banks. The facility will be used to finance or refinance acquisitions and/or investments, refinance existing borrowings, and/or for general working capital purposes, Suntec…

Construction firms worry about margins as cost of labour rises

MOM intends to allow employers to bring in more existing work pass holders from this week, and new migrant workers in larger numbers subsequently, amid challenges faced by the construction industry as players battle a labour crunch. This…

New training facility to teach servicing of electric and hybrid cars

Motor workshop technicians will be able to learn about servicing electric and hybrid vehicles at a new training facility as Singapore moves to phase out those with ICE by 2040. About 1,000 of the 10,000 technicians in Singapore…

Woman who sued PUB over manhole fall must pay $30k in legal costs

A woman who sued PUB for $5 million after she fell into a manhole and accepted a confidential settlement offer on the fourth day of trial will have to pay overall legal costs of $30,000 to the water…

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