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Cyclists cheer move to allow pasting of stickers on Tuas lamp post

A lamp post in Tuas that became a beacon for cyclists to leave their mark is now also the only one in Singapore on which stickers can be legally pasted. Located on the westernmost tip of the Republic,…

Positive cash flow property: Here’s all you need to know

Singaporeans have a lot of confidence in appreciating property values; and of late they’ve seen more proof than ever; it’s stunning how property prices have managed to keep climbing despite Covid-19. But just because property prices are rising…

Malls in Tampines visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

Tampines Mall, as well as a restaurant in Tampines 1 mall, were added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. On Fri, MOH said that the infectious persons…

Third Azur worker at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport confirmed to have COVID-19

A third staff member of Azur at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has been reported to be infected with COVID-19 after the hotel began its two-week closure from Fri. MOH said that the case is a 20-year-old Singaporean man.…

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 23 new cases, 2 in the community

MOH has confirmed the detection of 23 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore as of noon on Fri, taking the country’s total case count to 58,836. There are two new cases of locally-transmitted infection and 21 imported…

Look into conserving last kampung

The recent Unesco intangible cultural heritage listing of Singapore’s hawker culture recognises a very good part of the Singapore story. Unesco has defined cultural heritage resources as tangible material remains and/or intangible customs, memories and rituals of societies…

Public transport infrastructure design continually being refined

I agree with Mr Gurmit Singh Kullar’s view that public transport infrastructure design ought to be human-centred, and it generally is so (Details matter when designing public transport infrastructure, Jan 2). This is in spite of the land…

Install on-board units in new cars in showrooms

I have started to shop for a replacement vehicle for my Land Rover that is coming to the end of its statutory lifespan of 20 years. With the installation of the new on-board units (OBUs) slated to start…

McNally sculpture moved after redevelopment

We thank Ms Diana Lim for her letter (Sculpture by arts pioneer deserves better display, Dec 24, 2020). The sculpture by the late Brother Joseph McNally was donated by Siemens to SSO in 2008, and it was originally…

Teen traumatised after ceiling board at Junction 8 falls on his head

A 17-year-old boy barely had any time to react before a ceiling board fell on his head. The accident, which took place on Mon at Junction 8, left the teen feeling scared and in tremendous pain. In his…

Dogs taken from Tuas South ‘are well’, signs to be placed warning cyclists of strays

Three stray dogs taken from the Tuas South area after complaints were made are well and undergoing rehabilitation, said Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung on Fri, who added that signs will be put up in the area…

Singapore intends to pass law ensuring TraceTogether data used only for serious crimes

The government will table a bill to pass legislation formalising its assurances that the use of TraceTogether data in criminal investigations would be restricted to serious offences. On Fri evening, SNDO said that “the legislation will specify that…

Infected housewife, from Safra Jurong cluster, jailed for hiding meetings with male friend

A married woman who wanted to hide her relationship with another man refused to tell MOH officers about her specific whereabouts with the man for contact tracing purposes. Oh Bee Hiok, 65, had been infected with COVID-19 in…

Dangerous for novice and young cyclists to share roads with motorists

In the letter, “Why do motorists still show disdain for cyclists? Here are 4 safety suggestions” (Dec 27), the writer has raised two or three rather commendable points on cyclist safety. However, there was one point that did…

Graphic designer jailed, fined for trespassing into condo to expose himself, perform obscene act at poolside

A 28-year-old man who unlawfully entered a condominium, stripped naked and performed an obscene act by the swimming pool was jailed four weeks and fined S$2,500 on Fri. Ong Qing Feng, a graphic designer, pleaded guilty earlier to…

Tesla shows location of its first charger here – likely at Singapore Island Country Club

Tesla has indicated the location of its first supercharger in Singapore, and it appears to be at the Singapore Island Country Club (SICC). In its recent update of its charging network worldwide, Tesla showed a black location arrow…

Vulnerable groups won’t be left out in digital shift, says Maliki

While Covid-19 has made it necessary for many to embrace digitalisation, there are some who need help learning tools and skills of technology, and they should not be left behind, said Minister in PMO Maliki Osman. Digital inclusivity…

Affected guests at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport to receive full refund if they cancel booking

Guests at the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport who wish to cancel their bookings can do so at no extra charge, the hotel said after two Covid-19 cases among its staff forced it to close for two weeks. The…

Five Guys opens its second Singapore store at Serangoon Nex

Five Guys is launching its second store at Serangoon Nex, following its debut at PS at Dhoby Ghaut. Spanning an area of over 2,500 sqft with 73 seats, the newest store will open to the public on 11…

Yole Ice Cream opens flagship store in Singapore

Yolé Ice Cream has premiered its flagship store in the world at VivoCity in Singapore, offering an interactive experience for its customers. It also offers an extensive menu of flavours and formats for customers to choose from. Launched…

Bitter wait for CoAssets noteholders as investments turn sour

It is likely to be a long-drawn affair for CoAssets’ promissory noteholders to claw back their investments – if they were to get back any at all, said industry watchers. This comes as hundreds of retail investors –…

Curtain falls on CoAssets crowdfund platform, but no systemic risk seen in P2P lending

Singapore-based crowdfunding platform CA Funding – formerly known as CoAssets – has thrown in the towel and is in the process of winding down, but there is no sign it is a harbinger of the collapse of others…

C&W’s Christine Li to join Knight Frank; Colliers hires JLL’s Joseph Yee

Singapore’s property circles have been seeing several executive moves of late, involving industry veterans. Christine Li, head of research for Singapore and SEA at C&W, will be leaving after close to two years in that role. She is…

Feels like home: New breed of long-term pop-ups and stores join retail scene

Inside local fragrance brand Six’s new store, you would be forgiven for thinking you should take your shoes off. The boutique in the basement of 313 @ somerset is styled so cosily, it almost feels like a home. Art installations…

CDL exec chair defends new independent board directors

City Developments (CDL) executive chairman Kwek Leng Beng has come out to defend recent appointments to the board and reassure investors after an exodus of directors put the spotlight on bitter internal divisions over the group’s investment in…

Co-working becomes mainstream amid economic uncertainty

Since Sept last year, businesses in Singapore have been given the green light to allow half of their workforce to return to the office for half of the time. “The novelty of WFH has worn off for some,…

Creativity, flexibility needed for retailers to survive in recession

Due to higher competition, mall operators have been creative when it comes to engaging crowds. ULI observed that malls in APAC are now “reducing the number of branded stores, adopting more active and meaningful programming, and embracing shops…

Seller of four-bedroom unit at Gallop Gables reaps $3 mil profit

The top gain during the week of Dec 22 to 29 was from the sale of a four-bedroom unit on the fourth floor at Gallop Gables, which reaped a profit of $3.02 million for its seller. The 2,960…

Ground-floor unit at Martin No 38 on the market for $2.688 mil

A one-bedroom plus study apartment at Martin No 38, located on Martin Road in prime District 9, will be among the properties offered by Colliers Intl under its first private treaty offering for this year. The 1,076 sqft…

Is the EC market immune to the pandemic?

Five new EC developments with about 2,800 units in total could be launched in the next three years. The first EC project to be launched will be the 700-unit Parc Central Residences by a JV between Hoi Hup…

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