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Mr. Propwise’s 2021 Singapore property market outlook

2020 was the year of a “surprisingly stable market.” After a 1% decline in the URA’s PPI in 2020Q1 due to Covid fears, as of 2020Q3 we’ve seen a recovery past the 2019Q4 levels (153.8 vs. 153.6). And…

Should you keep your HDB flat to rent out after buying a condo?

1) Considered less risky by some investors – This is a matter of opinion, but some investors feel secure knowing that – no matter what happens – they have a fully paid-up flat they can move back into.…

Practical safeguard for hawker culture

Succession planning plays an integral role in the continuity of professions and vocations ranging from business to politics, law to medicine, and teaching to engg. The transmission of skills and values ensures that knowledge built up over generations…

Panel recommends banning bicycles without brakes from footpaths and roads

Fixed-gear bicycles, popularly known as “fixies”, as well as other types of bicycles that do not have hand brakes should be banned from public paths and roads, AMAP said on Wed. In a report submitted to MOT, the…

Marina Bay Sands, Orchard Gateway and Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre among places visited by COVID-19 community cases

Three shopping malls, several restaurants, a Clementi supermarket and the Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre were on Wed added to MOH’s list of public places visited by COVID-19 community cases during their infectious period. This follows the…

Noodle restaurant first to be charged by URA for breaching COVID-19 measures

Invincible (BBCM), which operates Invincible Noodle House, has become the first F&B operator to be charged by URA for breaching COVID-19 safe mgmt measures. The restaurant at 13 Circular Road failed to ensure safe distancing between customers and…

Site at Changi Beach to be designated for post-death rites, will not be used for scattering of ashes

An area along Changi Beach will be designated for post-death rites, said NEA on Wed, adding that this overrides an earlier proposed site in Tanah Merah. The agency said it has been working with the relevant authorities to…

Smart parking system to go on trial at newly-completed Punggol Northshore HDB residences from Jan 4

Residents and visitors at the newly completed Northshore Residences I and II in Punggol will be the first to trial a new generation parking system from Mon, HDB said. Northshore Residences I and II are the first two…

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 27 new cases, SIA pilot’s prelim test shows UK strain

MOH has confirmed the detection of 27 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore as of noon on Wed, taking the country’s total case count to 58,569. Among the new cases, one is a locally-transmitted infection and the…

Karaoke outlet ordered to shut for 20 days after 51 patrons found drinking at midnight on Xmas

A karaoke outlet in the Orchard Road area has been ordered to close for 20 days after it was found to have allowed patrons to consume alcohol at 10.30pm. On Wed, MSE said that MZS Family Karaoke –…

Migrant workers move out of temporary housing in Bukit Merah, return to dorms

Migrant workers have moved out of their temporary housing facility in Bukit Merah and returned to their dormitories. The last batch of workers departed from HDB blocks in Redhill Close on Wed morning after having stayed there since…

NAC, STB accepting applications for larger outdoor show pilots

NAC and Singapore Tourism Board will be accepting pilot applications for outdoor live performances for up to 250 audience members in zones of 50 each. This is up from an audience size of up to 100. Ms Rachelle…

Keppel Reit manager appoints Shirley Ng as deputy chief executive

The manager of Keppel Reit has appointed Shirley Ng as deputy CEO with effect from Jan 1, 2021, as part of efforts to strengthen its leadership team and succession planning, it said on Tues. Ms Ng is Keppel…

Make cleanliness at hawker centres part of cultural heritage

The inclusion of Singapore’s hawker culture on the Unesco Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on Dec 16 is truly a celebration of an important aspect of our lifestyle. Hawker centres are special places for…

Chip Eng Seng clinches $32.9mil upgrading contract from HDB

Chip Eng Seng Corp’s wholly-owned unit, CES Engg & Construction, has been awarded a $32.9 million contract by HDB. The contract relates to the design and build of upgrading projects for certain precincts in Singapore – namely, Serangoon…

Genting-run Universal Studios Singapore fully booked

Genting Bhd’s 52.66%-owned subsidiary Genting Singapore Ltd’s operating unit RWS said the USS theme park within RWS has reached capacity for Thurs (Dec 31) and Fri (Jan 1, 2021). Meanwhile, RWS’ S.E.A. Aquarium has reached capacity for today…

Another CDL director resigns in relation to Sincere Property investment

Koh Thiam Hock, 70, has resigned as independent non-executive director of City Developments (CDL) effective Dec 28. His resignation comes two months after Kwek Leng Peck stepped down as non-executive and non-independent director of CDL. According to a…

PUB trials new flood barrier that can be deployed by residents, shop owners amid monsoon season

PUB is trialling a new portable flood barrier during the ongoing monsoon season, which is expected to persist into the first month of 2021. A total of 20 new Floodgate barriers, which are able to block flash floods…

To study how much protection a vaccine offers, link anonymised vaccination data with TraceTogether

The ability of Covid-19 vaccines to inhibit transmission through “sterilising immunity” remains a major unknown for the leading, if not all, vaccine candidates. It is also expected to vary from vaccine to vaccine. With a few vaccines expected…

On Braddell bridge, cycling is allowed on one side but not the other. And some cyclists are confused

A new cycling ramp that connects to a pedestrian bridge over Braddell Road was opened last month as part of the authorities’ push to create a seamless cycling experience along the Kallang Park Connector. However, a part of…

Singapore Sports Hub eyes more and bigger events next year

The year 2020 may have changed the live sports viewing experience significantly, but it has also offered the Singapore Sports Hub valuable lessons and belief as it adapts to the Covid-19 era. In its year-end review, Sports Hub…

No more time limit at public libraries on weekdays

People will be able to spend more time in public libraries from next Mon, as part of the phase three reopening. On weekdays, there will no longer be a time limit in the National Library, public libraries, NAS…

Show-flat for assisted-living public housing opens ahead of schedule

A show-flat for Singapore’s first assisted-living public housing is now open at HDB Hub, a week ahead of schedule. On Tues, seniors who visited the show-flat told ST that they were attracted to the new concept, which allows…

To reduce wildlife attacking humans, stop feeding them

In our development as a nation, we have converted most green spaces in Singapore to meet human needs. The shrinking of natural habitats will inevitably lead to more intimate interactions between humans and wildlife. There are many reasons…

Police operation finds 36 people having ‘private celebration’ at unlicensed entertainment outlet in factory unit

The police found an unlicensed public entertainment outlet operating out of a factory unit in a recent anti-crime operation, SPF said on Tues. There were 36 patrons in the outlet, said to be having what authorities described as…

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