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Other options for recurring payments available besides SP app

We thank Ms Ang Chiew Leng for her feedback (Online payments: Allow users to pay via computers, not just smartphones, Jan 11). The SP Utilities mobile app enables customers to have control and flexibility in managing their utilities…

Changes to how cases are updated and reflected on OneService app

We thank Ms Koh Kim Lian for her letter (Case closed on OneService despite unresolved issue, Dec 31, 2020). When Ms Koh’s initial feedback through the OneService app on Nov 23 last year was received, an HDB officer…

High rent driving coffee shop stallholders away

HDB should do more to regulate the rental prices at coffee shops in housing estates. My husband and I frequent the coffee shop at Dawson Skyville. We have come to know some of the stallholders. We were therefore…

Desperately seeking Wi-Fi for work when outside the home

While I applaud the Government for its initiatives to promote digitalisation and for formulating safe measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic, it appears there is still a gap when it comes to the availability of facilities to support those…

Cheong Sim Lam buys Lorong Mambong shophouse for $17.2 mil

There was a spate of shophouse transactions in late Dec. One of them was for the shophouse at 22 and 22A Lorong Mambong, which changed hands for $17.2 million ($5,128 psf), according to a caveat lodged on Dec…

Pair of freehold conservation shophouses in Outram for sale at $33 mil

A pair of freehold, three-storey conservation shophouses, at 13 & 15 Teo Hong Road in the Outram area is up for sale at a guide price of $33 million, or $2,980 psf on total floor area. The two…

Tanjong Pagar conservation shophouse for sale at $10.2 mil

A three-storey conservation shophouse with attic at 91 Tanjong Pagar Road is on the market at a guide price of $10.2 million, or $2,615 psf on the built-up area. Located within the Chinatown-Tanjong Pagar Conservation Area, the property…

REITs ETFs vs Unit Trusts vs Syfe REIT+: Which REITs investing method should beginners choose?

1) REITs ETFs – Allow investors to invest in public-listed REITs according to an index. In Singapore, there are 3 REITs ETFs listed on SGX. The key advantage that it merges the advantages of an index fund with…

Companies with green practices get GreenDNA certification

Companies that adopted green practices to fight the climate crisis were awarded the GreenDNA Certificate, a new accreditation by SEC. The 12 recipients implemented environmentally friendly practices in their businesses, such as opting for recyclable products. Collectively, they…

New SafeEntry@Sea platform to boost Covid-19 contact tracing efforts for maritime sector in Singapore

The national digital check-in system SafeEntry will be extended to the maritime sector in Singapore later this week. A new SafeEntry @ Sea platform will be introduced at piers, such as Marina South Pier and West Coast Pier, to facilitate…

Recently arrived foreign worker staying at a Tuas dormitory has Covid-19, one among 38 new cases in Singapore

A migrant worker who just arrived from India last month was found to have Covid-19 this week after he started work in the construction line. It was the first case at a foreign worker dormitory since Dec 15…

Sentosa Cove waters turn pink, smell rotten; one resident calls it an ‘environmental disaster’

In what one resident called an “environmental disaster” at his doorstep, waters at a canal in Sentosa Cove turned pink as it continued to emit a foul sewage-like smell from Tues. This was a week after scores of…

A gem hidden in plain sight: TODAY journalist checks out the wonders of Clementi Forest

The forest across my alma mater NP has held some intrigue for me since I was a student there, close to two decades ago. I did not know it was called Clementi Forest until recently. This year though,…

Licence of Eng’s Heritage eatery in Northpoint City suspended after 26 people hit with gastroenteritis; 5 still in hospital

SFA has suspended the licence of Eng’s Heritage eatery in Northpoint City mall after 26 people were reported to have gastroenteritis symptoms after consuming food there. On Wed, MOH and SFA said that they are investigating the incidents…

Singapore Exchange names ING’s Herry Cho as first sustainability chief

SGX has appointed its first head of sustainability. Taking on the role of MD, head of sustainability and sustainable finance is Herry Cho, the long-time head of green finance at Dutch MNC bank ING. She will report to…

More condo and HDB units rented out in December: SRX

The rental volume for both HDB flats and condominium units went up in Dec as more overseas Singaporeans and long-term pass holders returned to Singapore. Condo leasings rose 5.3 per cent last month to an estimated 4,414 units,…

‘It’s not dangerous’, says uncle who climbed out of Bedok flat window to dry clothes

It has been a particularly wet Jan so far, leaving most people’s laundry at the mercy of the elements, and it seems like one elderly man has had enough of damp clothes. So stressed was the 74-year-old that…

SMRT debunks viral TikTok video, says doors opening and closing was part of maintenance check

Creeped out by that TikTok video showing train platform doors opening and closing on their own? “Doors opened suddenly. Closed on its own. There’s nobody here,” the caption read in Malay. Coupled with emojis showing fear and spine-chilling…

Geylang Serai Hari Raya Bazaar to be held online on new digital platform due to COVID-19 outbreak

The annual Geylang Serai Hari Raya Bazaar will continue to be held online this year, said PA on Wed. “In view of the evolving COVID-19 situation, physical bazaars and trade fairs, which traditionally attract large crowds, will not…

Experts see role for Singapore in spurring sustainability in region

As Singapore recovers from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has the rare opportunity to accelerate its sustainability efforts not only at home but also in the region, said experts during a forum on sustainability and the…

Five ‘laggard’ S-REITs slated to outperform in 2021

Often overlooked by investors in favour of blue-chip S-REITs, “laggard” S-REITs are expected to play catch-up to their blue-chip peers in 2021 as these trade at higher distribution yields and larger discounts to NAV. In a report, UOB…

Singapore ranks low in residential price growth amongst 150 countries

Residential property prices have steadily increased in Singapore in 2020 compared to 2019, but the country still ranks low in the Knight Frank Global Residential Cities Index. According to Knight Frank Research, Singapore recorded only 0.7% price growth…

PlanetSpark launches innovation centre

PlanetSpark has announced the launch of an innovation centre dedicated to supporting Singapore tech startups speed up market deployment. Opened by MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing, the innovation centre is the first hardware-targeted accelerator for AI of Things…

KONE joins CapitaLand-led Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab

Engg company KONE Corp has announced its collaboration with the CapitaLand-led Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab, SEA’s first industry-led lab for smart cities solutions development. Officially opened by MCI minister S. Iswaran in Oct 2020, the lab brings together…

High Street Plaza near Singapore River launched for collective sale at S$239m

Mixed-use tower High Street Plaza was put on the market on Wed for collective sale via public tender. The reserve price for the 999-year leasehold building is S$239 million, ERA said. Located at 77 High St, the 11-storey…

New home sales to hover at 10,000 in 2020: analysts

Developers sold 1,217 new homes in Dec, up almost 60 per cent over the Nov figure, data compiled by analysts showed. This brought the unit tally to 10,008 for 2020, a year when Singapore recorded its worst recession…

12 International Business Park on sale for $40mil

12 International Business Park off Jurong Town Road has been put up for sale via private treaty, with a guide price of $40 million, revealed Savills. With a GFA of around 116,695 sqft, the property is nestled on…

8 offenders who fed wild boars at Lorong Halus charged under stricter Wildlife Act, another 11 to be charged: NParks

Eight people were charged in court on Wed for feeding wild boars and another 11 will be charged for the same offence over the next two weeks, NParks said. Four of them pleaded guilty on Wed and were…

HDB launches one-stop portal for home buyers and sellers

Those looking for their dream home can now make use of a new one-stop portal by HDB, which aims to make it easier to obtain information about the purchase or sale of a flat. The HDB Flat Portal…

Leaking pipe still not fixed after a month

On Dec 14 last year, I called PUB to report a leak in a water pipe at the junction of Pandan Ave and Pandan Road. An officer promised to send someone to the area to rectify the leak.…

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