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Malaysia to go it alone with HSR project, pay RM300m compensation to Singapore — source

Malaysia is set to pay RM300 million in compensation to Singapore after deciding to terminate the KL-Singapore HSR contract and instead undertake the project without Singapore’s participation, a source said yesterday. This comes as the long-drawn negotiation between…

Sumitomo Chemical to examine the combination of Propane dehydrogenation technology with CO2 utilization technology in Singapore

Sumitomo Chemical has begun exploring a possible combination of a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) technology that converts propane gas into propylene, with another technology that efficiently synthesizes methanol, using hydrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2), by-products from PDH. This initiative…

Advance Apartment at Lorong 25A Geylang sold for $26.5 mil

Advance Apartment, a 14-unit development standing on 11,429 sqft of freehold land at 8 Lorong 25A Geylang, has been sold for $26.5 million via a collective sale exercise to a local consortium. It is the group’s second attempt…

2020: A year of contrasts

Jan seemed like a long time ago, when Singapore reported its first Covid-19 case. It became a global pandemic on an unprecedented scale — exacting a severe toll in terms of lives and the global economy. Although GDP…

UOL Group’s projects see good sales despite Covid-19

UOL Group has notched up many achievements this year. In the residential market, the mainboard-listed property developer achieved 70% sales at Clavon on its opening weekend in Dec, and claimed the top spot as the best-selling project of…

Travellers to Singapore who’ve been to South Korea have to serve stay-home notice at assigned facilities

All travellers entering Singapore from 11:59pm on Sat, who have a travel history in the past 14 days to South Korea, will now be required to serve a 14-day stay-home notice at dedicated facilities. Previously, the Government had…

Groups of up to 8 allowed for sport activities in Phase 3

Groups of up to eight people will be allowed for sport activities when Singapore enters Phase 3 of its reopening next Mon, said SportSG on Thurs. An additional service provider, such as an instructor or a coach, from…

Authorities advise people to observe COVID-19 measures, enjoy festive period in responsible manner

Members of the public should continue to be socially responsible and take COVID-19 safe mgmt measures seriously during the festive period, MSE said on Thurs. “We must not become complacent and must continue to remain vigilant; otherwise, our…

Zam Zam, some Punggol container park restaurants among 16 fined for breaching COVID-19 measures

Zam Zam restaurant and six establishments in Punggol were among the 16 outlets fined for breaching COVID-19 safe mgmt measures over the weekend. The popular biryani restaurant at North Bridge Road was fined S$2,000 as it was the…

Lorong Ah Soo may be the first in Singapore to introduce virtual bus lanes

When a road is too narrow to accommodate an actual bus lane, how can traffic planners give priority to buses? The answer: By implementing virtual bus lanes. This is being considered in Lorong Ah Soo, a two-lane road…

More safety measures in place as visitor numbers surge at Southern Islands, Pulau Ubin

With more visitors heading to the Southern Islands and Pulau Ubin in recent months, more safe mgmt measures have been put in place at the Marina South Pier and Changi Point ferry terminals, MPA said on Thurs. These…

Raffles Hotel and Jewel Changi Airport honoured at Singapore Tourism Awards

The tourism industry has had a difficult 12 months to say the least, so it has relished the opportunity to mark two major achievements from last year – the openings of Jewel Changi Airport and the revamped Raffles…

Sculpture by arts pioneer deserves better display

I recently came across this lovely sculpture by Brother Joseph McNally. Sadly, I cannot help but wonder if Victoria Concert Hall has done his sculpture any justice. Is this the only location to display his work? Is this…

More celebs may be in trouble over large gathering at private home

A day after Ah Boys To Men actor Maxi Lim and influencer Lizy Teo’s wedding reception came into focus for potential Covid-19 breaches, more celebrities may be in hot water. Mediacorp artistes Jeffrey Xu, Shane Pow, Terence Cao…

Ah Boys actor’s wedding faces probe for Covid-19 breaches

As the Covid-19 pandemic worsened in Mar, Ah Boys To Men star Maxi Lim postponed his wedding reception, writing on IG that it was “the most socially responsible thing to do”. But when he and his wife, influencer…

GCB segment ends 2020 on high note; buoyant mood expected to continue

The Good Class Bungalow (GCB) segment appears poised for further increases in transaction volumes and prices, even after ending 2020 on a high note. Going by the viewing activity underway, agents whom BT spoke to are sanguine about…

Still room for upside for hospitality Reits despite rally

The rollout of the first vaccine this month heralds the start of a recovery for the hospitality sector, but have hospitality Reits already rallied too far ahead? Units in Singapore-listed hospitality Reits leapt in Nov as news of…

Surge in festive takeaways at hotels, restaurants

Hotels and restaurants are seeing a spike in festive takeaways this year as dining-in restrictions have forced many to keep their celebrations at home. This comes even amid the current economic climate, with consumers in Singapore showing little…

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