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Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed-Rail project can wait, says Dr Mahathir

Construction for the KL-Singapore HSR project can wait another 10 to 20 years as it is not important, former PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. He said since the HSR line is only 230km long, it would…

Pinnacle@Duxton resale prices soar above $1.25 mil

High-floor units at the iconic Pinnacle@Duxton dominated the top 10 HDB resale deals in 2020, claiming seven spots on the list. The sales of five-room units at Natura Loft in Bishan and at City View @ Boon Keng…

135 shophouses sold in 2020, 10% higher y-o-y

Despite the economic downturn caused by the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020, 135 shophouses were sold during the year, which surpassed the 123 shophouses sold in 2019 by 10%, according to URA caveats lodged as of Jan 5.…

Bungalow site at Seletar Hills, owned by victim of financial scam, for sale at $25 mil

A sprawling site of 31,882 sqft, located at 2F Gerald Crescent, nestled within the Seletar Hills landed housing estate is on the market for $25 million ($785 psf). The land currently houses a vacant bungalow, which used to…

Surge in orders causes Lim Chee Guan website crash

Shortly after Lim Chee Guan launched its CNY pre-order website yesterday, the online traffic hit an unprecedented high. Official announcements posted on its social media platforms indicated that the website will remain inaccessible for today as steps are…

Total ban the answer to getting rid of smoking

The habit is lethal to not just the smokers themselves but also to people around them. Smokers are much more likely than non-smokers to develop heart disease, stroke and lung cancer. If smokers are stricken with such conditions…

Put tougher anti-smoking measures in place, do more to enforce rules

Tobacco-caused diseases kill more than 2,200 people in Singapore every year, according to The Tobacco Atlas. But I do not see any real gumption in enforcing “no smoking” rules. Everywhere you go, you cannot avoid walking through second-hand…

HCA Day Hospice closed till Feb 1 after fire at Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital

The HCA Day Hospice is closed until Feb 1 after a fire broke out at the HCA Hospice Care headquarters in Serangoon Road on Tues. Patients of the hospice will be cared for at home and meals will…

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport to close for 2 weeks after 2 unlinked Covid-19 cases reported there

The Crowne Plaza Changi Airport hotel will be closed for two weeks from Fri following the discovery of two unlinked cases of Covid-19 there. On Thurs, MOH said that it is investigating the two cases — the first,…

33 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 2 in the community

Singapore reported 33 new cases of Covid-19 on Thurs, of which two are in the community. The two community cases are unlinked with no known source of infection. The first case is a 43-year-old Malaysian woman, a work…

Look Ahead 2021: Defying a pandemic-induced downturn, property market set for more gains

1) Private residential market to remain buoyant – Demand and property prices did not dip as they normally do in a recession this time round as the employment rate was kept high with the Government’s speedy roll-out of…

How a ‘decorated’ lamp post in Tuas South became a beacon for cyclists, earning a rare exemption from authorities

Talk to avid cyclists and they might tell you about one specific lamp post located at the south-west corner of Singapore that has gained mythical status among the community. Located along Tuas South Boulevard and dubbed “Lamp Post…

24-year-old man who rented condo units to be used as brothels jailed, fined

A 24-year-old man who rented dozens of condominium units on behalf of other individuals who would use them as brothels was sentenced to 20 months’ jail and fined S$15,000 on Thurs. Sheng Qing, a Singapore PR, pleaded guilty…

‘Feeble’ efforts by the Government to handle backlash on TraceTogether data

This is with regard to the recent disclosure in Parliament that data from the contact-tracing application TraceTogether can be and has been used for law enforcement purposes. I am afraid that I am not the only one to…

82 HDB resale flats sold for at least $1m in 2020 as overall prices, sales rise: SRX

The number of HDB resale flats sold for at least $1 million hit a new high last year amid a strong showing by the market despite the Covid-19 pandemic, according to flash data from SRX released on Thurs.…

Say ‘cheese’: A temperature scanner took your photo. But wait. Why?

Seemingly innocuous, temperature-taking cameras with facial-recognition capabilities have been installed across the country. Thousands of people walk up for a temperature check, but are presented with a photo opportunity as well. A quick snap, and a headshot appears…

Oxley gets S$106.4m investment from Hong Kong PE firm

Property developer Oxley Holdings has received a S$106.4 million investment through a convertible note issuance to funds managed by Dignari Capital Partners (DCP), a private equity firm based in Hong Kong. The convertible notes, with an aggregate principal…

Singapore shophouse market stays on hot streak with three new sales

The buzz in the Singapore shophouse market continues, with the sector attracting HNWIs and families here and from abroad, in addition to property investment groups. The latest deals include three adjoining conservation shophouses at 8, 9 and 10…

Haidilao family buys freehold good class bungalow for $42 million

The family of Singapore’s richest billionaire, co-founder of Sichuan hotpot chain Haidilao, is buying a freehold good class bungalow (GCB) in Gallop Road at the highest price psf for the area. According to documents seen by ST, the…

Some TraceTogether users upset with Govt’s revelation on police access to data, say they’ll use it less

Singapore writer Ng Yi-Sheng had been using the TraceTogether mobile application for months during the Covid-19 pandemic. He even carried the token out with him when it is not necessary to use both together, because just holding the…

Food centres in Jurong West and Yuhua, restaurants across Singapore among 25 places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

On Wed, MOH said that the infectious persons had visited Goodspeed Cyber Cafe at 710A Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 on Dec 23 between 3.55pm and 5.40pm, on Dec 30 between 8.30pm and 11.55pm, on Jan 3 between…

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