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Install TV in public hospital wards

Recently, my aunt was hospitalised at SGH. In her six-bed ward were elderly patients. I noticed there was no television set. For seniors who are illiterate and not technologically savvy with mobile phones, when there are no visitors,…

Singapore Property Market Outlook 2021 Report: Predicting the Real Estate Market in 2021

The PG Singapore Property Market Outlook 2021 looks back on the momentous happenings and events that have impacted the property sector this year to predict what’s in store for 2021. The key defining event of 2020 was the…

8 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, with 7 imported and 1 in dormitory

Singapore reported eight new cases of Covid-19 on Fri, seven of which were imported. The remaining case was locally transmitted — a foreign worker who stays in a dormitory and who had no symptoms. All his close contacts…

Police beacon prototypes on trial to enhance SPF operations in secluded areas

Authorities are rolling out trials for new standalone devices that allow people to contact the police remotely. Known as police beacons, two prototypes will go on trial for a year from this month, SPF and HTX said on…

49 cases of fallen windows in the first 11 months of this year

There were 49 cases of fallen windows across Singapore between Jan and Nov this year, BCA said with HDB on Fri. Thirty-two of these involved casement windows, or windows with a side that is hinged to a frame.…

Relief available for small landlords and firms renting equipment, vehicles

Leases with terms of less than five years are among the contracts eligible for renegotiation under MinLaw’s Re-Align Framework. But relief is also available for small landlords that fear financial hardship from the termination of leases. These landlords…

Regular reviews of heritage trails done to facilitate exploration

We thank ST for its article about the NHB’s heritage trails (Best & Worst Heritage Trails, Dec 6). The heritage trails are part of our ongoing efforts, under Our SG Heritage Plan, to document and promote our national…

Share huge profits from resale of flat with HDB

HDB reported a deficit of $2.66 billion for the financial year ended Mar 31. This is HDB’s highest deficit figure so far. The cumulative government grants provided to HDB since 1960 stand at $36.22 billion. The nation’s successful…

Design of new covered walkway not user-friendly

Residents in Choa Chu Kang face a problem similar to the one Mr Felix Kim Heok Eng described regarding covered walkways. Two weeks ago, a short walkway linking Blk 142 to a bus stop next to Chua Chu…

Keep vibrant atmosphere of Waterloo Street alive

The report on the street vendors in Waterloo St brought me back to 1957, when I used to patronise the Indian rojak stalls in Waterloo St near the old SJI. When the hawker stalls were demolished, a page…

Spat between 2 temples: High Court overturns ruling that 2011 pact on use of shared site was legally binding

A temple that sued another temple in the same compound for obstructing its annual religious celebrations has lost its case in the High Court. The suit brought by the Tuan Kong Beo (Teochew) Temple centred on a 2011…

Some migratory birds stopping over in Singapore travelled across the Himalayas, study finds

The warm weather and rich mudflats of Singapore make the country a tropical paradise for many migratory shorebirds – including those that make arduous journeys across the Himalayan mountain range, a new study has found. This finding puts…

Cutting carbon a new focus area for Singapore under five-year research masterplan

Reducing emissions from human activity will be a new research focus for the country as it takes efforts to survive and combat climate change into higher gear. Research into urban solutions and sustainability is one of the four…

Restrictions on migrant workers in Singapore being gradually eased

Migrant workers from approved dormitories can now use communal cooking facilities to whip up their own food on rest days, on top of receiving regular catered meals from their employers on work days. They can also use recreational…

Newton One penthouse for sale at $13.3 mil

A 5,845 sqft freehold penthouse unit at Newton One is up for sale at $13.3 million with built-in fittings, according to PK Soh, associate division director at Huttons Asia. Occupying the entire 29th floor, the property is considered…

Two-bedder at The Verve on the market for $1.15 mil

A two-bedroom unit at The Verve, located along Jalan Rajah, off Balestier Road, will be put up for auction for $1.15 million ($1,406 psf) on Dec 15. The freehold development has just 106 units in a 19-storey block…

Penthouse unit at Nassim Jade sold for $6.05 mil profit

The most profitable deal during the week of Nov 24 to Dec 1 was the sale of a 5,038 sqft penthouse unit at Nassim Jade. The five-bedroom unit was purchased for $5.65 million ($1,122 psf) in Oct 2005…

JTC awards tender for 160 Gul Circle to New Century Integration

JTC has awarded the tender for the industrial site at 160 Gul Circle to New Century Integration at the tendered sum of $2.2 million. The site has an area of 3,686 sqm and a gross plot ratio of…

Figment brings back shophouse living

When Figment launched eight beautifully designed shophouses targeted at co-living tenants in Feb, Fang Low, CEO and founder of the co-living company, thought at first that it could not have been at a worst time. The Covid-19 outbreak…

Garcha Group realigns hotel portfolio, launches new concepts

Garcha Group is busy preparing for the reopening of the 49-room Duxton Reserve on Duxton Road on Dec 11. “Bookings started on Dec 2, and we already have a substantial uptick in reservations,” says Harpreet Bedi, the group’s…

Cracks on Jalan Besar shophouse pillars raise concern

Large cracks across 10 pillars at an old shophouse in Jalan Besar have caused passers-by to worry for their safety, compelling one person to make two police reports about the building. Parts of the house at 45 Syed…

Downloading TraceTogether app will drive up adoption rate

We thank Dr Tommy Wong Sai Wai and Mr Benny Tan for their feedback on the TraceTogether Token distribution. Since public distribution of the TraceTogether tokens began, there has been high demand for them. To cater to this…

S’pore to ramp up R&D spending by almost a third to S$25b over next 5 years

Singapore will spend S$25 billion in the next five years on R&D, with a focus on areas such as mitigating climate change and improving prenatal development, DPM Minister Heng Swee Keat announced on Fri. In the next five…

Singapore to lift travel restrictions on visitors from Taiwan from Dec 18

Singapore will lift border restrictions to visitors from Taiwan from Dec 18, subject to a Covid-19 test upon arrival, CAAS said on Fri. Visitors travelling from Taiwan can now apply for a single-entry Air Travel Pass (ATP) to…

Good demand expected for new HDB community care flats, but target buyers still care about price, location

Housewife Florence KH, 73, said that such schemes especially help seniors who are single or those who have problems living with their children. “It will be good if they can offer more locations because not everyone wants to…

Future BTO flats in prime locations may face resale restrictions: Desmond Lee

Future BTO flats in prime locations may be further subsidised so that they remain affordable, but they may also face some restrictions on resale conditions, said MND Minister Desmond Lee on Fri. In a FB post, he said…

Marina Bay Sands theatre to reopen on Dec 18 with live concert featuring Benjamin Kheng, other local artistes

A two-night live concert featuring Sam Willows’ Benjamin Kheng and other Singaporean artistes will be held at the Sands Theatre at MBS on Dec 18 and 19, with up to 500 people allowed to attend each night. This…

‘It’s a flight to flexibility’: Why co-working spaces are seeing rising demand amid COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, co-working spaces in Singapore are seeing signs of recovery – fuelled by companies seeking flexible contracts and people hoping to escape working from home. While business was hit hard during the country’s…

Interim barricades for cyclists below Benjamin Sheares Bridge to ensure safety of young children

Interim barricades and signs have been put up by Gardens by the Bay at a section of Tanjong Rhu Promenade, the area below Benjamin Sheares Bridge. They were erected in Oct to remind cyclists to dismount and push…

Woman who subsequently contracted COVID-19 among 2 charged with breaching stay-home notice; had gone out to buy bubble tea

Two Singaporeans were charged on Fri with breaching their stay-home notice requirements – with one subsequently testing positive for COVID-19 after heading out for bubble tea and other activities. Nurul Afiqah Mohammed had arrived in Singapore from Australia…

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