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Ulu Pandan BTO flats in 2021: Prices + what to expect

It was previously under wraps, but we now know that Ulu Pandan BTO flats will be launched in 2021 (in either the Aug or Nov sales launch). Not only will the Ulu Pandan BTO be located within a…

Will Singapore’s rental market maintain its resilience in 2021?

If you’re like most landlords this year, you’d have felt a deep sense of relief the moment the Tenancy Agreement was signed; even if it’s less than you expected. Rental rates, like property prices, have so far shown…

Could en-bloc fever start again in 2021?

Speculation is rife that the en-bloc market could kick off again next year due to the continued drop in unsold inventory and a conservative slate of sites on GLS programme. The number of unsold units has dropped for…

No breach found so far in probe into 13 SHN cases at Mandarin Orchard hotel: Lawrence Wong

No breach in operations has yet been discovered at the Mandarin Orchard Singapore hotel, where several Covid-19 cases who had served their stay-home notices (SHN) are suspected to be linked, said Minister Lawrence Wong on Tues. But “what…

Checks and enforcement to be stepped up as S’pore cannot let its guard down against Covid-19: Lawrence Wong

With the festive season round the corner, the authorities will also step up checks and enforcement on the next few weekends, said Minister Lawrence Wong on Tues. More safe distancing ambassadors will be deployed and, together with enforcement…

12 households evacuated after suspected war relic found in Shunfu unit under construction

A projectile, believed to be a war relic, was discovered at a corner terraced unit at Jalan Rabu in Shunfu on Tues. Twelve households were asked to evacuate from their homes after it was found. The corner terraced…

China State Construction Engineering awarded S$237.6m PUB contract

The Singapore branch of China State Construction Engg Corp (CSCE) has been awarded a S$237.6 million contract to construct two industrial liquids modules (ILMs) for the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (WRP). The contract includes the civil, structural and…

The survival of co-working rests on building a community

The failed IPO of WeWork in 2019 has put the co-working model in the limelight, and also led some to cast doubt on the financial sustainability and viability of the shared space concept. The co-working operators faced a…

LHN obtains approval from controlling shareholder for acquisition of Balestier property

LHN Limited has obtained written approval from its controlling shareholder for its acquisition of a property in Balestier, it said in a filing to SGX on Tues. As a result, it will not hold an EGM to seek…

Mixed-reality set to enrich hybrid events

MBS has added mixed-reality (MR) capabilities to its hybrid broadcast studio launched in Aug, broadening its range of tech offerings for event organisers in Singapore. The studio features a three-dimensional stage with LED wall backdrops and floor, broadcast-quality…

Paving the way for a greener future

A trailblazer in introducing and adopting numerous innovations, Chye Thiam Maintenance (CTM) has slowly but surely carved a place in Singapore’s competitive business landscape. Since securing its first major contract with CAAS in 1983, CTM has been an…

December’s new home sales could spike if buyers expect better growth in 2021

Buyers piling into new condos could push Dec sales to spike with one prediction that sales could be 70 per cent more than Nov’s 767. With economic growth predicted for 2021, prices could go higher and is one…

Teen e-scooter rider admits to crashing into 6-year-old boy on footpath, leading to fracture

While speeding on a footpath in the Marina Bay area on his 28kg escooter late last year, a teenager collided into a six-year-old boy. The teen’s pillion rider fell off and was dragged a short distance along the…

5 F&B outlets ordered to temporarily close for flouting COVID-19 measures

Five F&B outlets have been ordered to temporarily close for flouting COVID-19 measures over the weekend, said MSE on Tues. Additionally, 16 outlets and 36 customers will be fined for breaching safe mgmt measures. Three of the outlets…

Man sentenced to life imprisonment in 2004 commits suicide, prison reviewing infrastructure design: Coroner

A man sentenced to life imprisonment in 2004 for abduction climbed up a railing in Changi Prison’s psychiatric housing unit during yard time and released his grip, falling one floor below and dying of a head injury. The…

Visitors with recent travel history to UK, New South Wales to be barred from entering Singapore

From 11.59pm on Wed, all short-term visitors with travel history to UK or Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state within the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into Singapore, or transit through Singapore. In addition, long-term…

Bookings for 2 Resorts World Sentosa hotels banned for 1 month for safe management breaches

Two hotels at RWS were ordered to suspend guest bookings for one month from Tues to 21 January for failing to comply with safe mgmt measures. On Mon, Singapore Tourism Board said that the two hotels – Beach…

JCube’s Don Don Donki, Takashimaya and Westgate among additions to COVID list of places

Several shops in six malls were added by MOH on Mon to a list of venues visited by community cases while infectious. This comes on the same day the ministry confirmed Singapore’s first community case since 5 Dec,…

Singapore’s happy ‘glampers’ pick airport stays for year-end holidays

Staying overnight at an airport isn’t unheard of, especially if you miss a flight. But choosing to spend your holidays there in a tent is something entirely different. With the coronavirus pandemic severely limiting trips abroad, some in…

Housing market demand to remain resilient next year

Singapore property market’s long-term prospects will continue to be positive as the city-state’s key fundamentals remained intact in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, said OrangeTee. For instance, its pro-business environment, excellent education and healthcare standards, political stability and…

Mozzie wipeout gone wrong: Tampines woman who decimated 323 mosquitoes may have killed dengue-fighting ones

Stamping out mozzies may be an essential life skill in Singapore, but before we get too trigger-happy, it’s worth noting that not all of them are pests. As it turns out, the woman — who recently made headlines…

Our Tampines Hub gets IOC honour

Our Tampines Hub (OTH) was presented with the 2019 IOC Trophy (Sport and Sustainable Architecture) by SNOC on Mon, adding to its collection of accolades. The IOC has been handing out awards in accordance with themes based on…

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