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Lone community case, a homemaker, among 30 new COVID infections in Singapore

MOH confirmed 30 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Fri, taking the country’s total case count to 59,059. There is one new case of locally-transmitted infection. The remaining 29 cases are imported. The lone community case, currently unlinked,…

Designated common spaces to fly unmanned aircraft to be set up

Designated spaces for hobbyists to fly their unmanned aircraft will soon be made available, with details to be announced in the coming months. Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said in a FacebFBook post on Fri that his ministry…

Caused by heavy rain, spate of potholes detected in first half of January double 2020’s monthly average: LTA

LTA is urging road users to report potholes after an unusually large number of these road hazards have appeared across Singapore lately, caused by recent prolonged heavy rain. The number of potholes detected in Jan so far, about…

Despite recession, Singapore’s property market surprises again with stellar new private home sales in December

The country may be going through its worst-ever recession, but Singapore’s property market, which has repeatedly surprised observers with its continued growth in prices and sales transactions, has recorded another batch of upbeat data. According to figures released…

Lawrence Wong spends over $600k on renovations for new landed property, feels violated when strangers walk in to ‘see look’

Even if someone is a celebrity, it doesn’t mean that all aspects of their lives are open to public, and some people might have missed the memo on that. Local actor Lawrence Wong shared on IG yesterday that…

Time is ripe for innovation as Covid-19 turns spotlight on sustainability: Business leaders

The Covid-19 pandemic saw an extraordinary shift in our lifestyles and travel patterns, as people opted to have food delivered – using huge amounts of plastic in the process – and moved towards using private transport over public.…

TraceTogether check-ins not compulsory yet, retailers told after some outlets turn on function too early

Retailers who have started to roll out TraceTogether-only check-ins have been told to hold off for now by the authorities after many businesses around Singapore were found to have jumped the gun by switching on the function and…

3 SPF officers quarantined, 25 police dogs negative for COVID-19 after para-vet tested positive

Three SPF officers who were in close contact with the para-veterinarian who tested positive for COVID-19 have been quarantined, it said on Fri. The 25 police working dogs he interacted with in the two weeks before the onset…

Plant-based food innovation centre run by 2 Swiss companies to open in Singapore in April

Food manufacturers, start-ups and researchers looking to develop and test plant-based food products can turn to a new facility in Woodlands which will open in Apr. The facility is jointly set up by Swiss companies Buhler, which is…

BHG Singapore to launch Raffles City concept store at former Robinsons space

A new concept store opening at the end of this month will take over two floors of retail space vacated by Robinsons at Raffles City Shopping Mall. One Assembly, a “creative collaboration” with department store BHG, will feature…

British man, Singaporean fiancee charged after he breaches stay-home notice to meet her in hotel

A British national and his fiancee, a Singapore citizen, were charged on Fri after he breached stay-home notice requirements to spend time with her at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia, where he was serving his notice. British national Skea Nigel,…

No parking here: Man barricades neighbour’s car with sandbags, traffic cones

Ever left a passive-aggressive note to call out bad parking? Well, one man was so incensed that he went the extra mile, barricading the errant driver in with traffic cones, sandbags and even his own car. The dispute…

CBD Grade A office rents to increase 5.5% this year

Singapore saw CBD Grade A office rents ease moderate further by 2.1% q-o-q to $9.57 psf in the fourth quarter of 2020, revealed a Colliers Intl report. For the whole of 2020, rents declined 5.4%. “The prime office…

Singapore residential investment volume doubles in Q4 2020

Singapore saw total property investment volume for the fourth quarter of 2020 hit $3.33 billion, while the full-year investment tally stood at $23.7 billion, revealed a C&W report. Residential investment volume doubled from $0.82 billion in Q3 2020…

Offices downsize space as flexible working holds sway

With vaccines being rolled out in countries worldwide, will life return to normal soon? That is the question everyone wants answered. Will the office return to days of its past glory, or will the near future be a…

Origami-inspired detached house at Siglap Plain for sale at $10.5 mil

A two-storey house with an attic and basement, inspired by the Japanese art of paper-folding or origami, is now on the market for $10.5 million, or $1,749 psf based on its land area of 6,003 sqft. The house…

Two-bedder at Southbank on the market for $1.68 mil

A two-bedroom unit at Southbank, located on North Bridge Road in District 7, will be put up for auction on Jan 20. The 958 sqft unit will be offered with a guide price of $1.68 million ($1,753 psf)…

SRI crosses 1,000 agents, expands into auction business

Singapore’s fifth-largest real estate agency, SRI achieved a major milestone this month when the number of agents crossed 1,000. As at Jan 11, SRI has 1,004 agents and the number could be higher by the end of the…

Old rich, next gen

Born in Jan 1985, “at the tail end of the Year of the Rabbit”, Andy Lim, group CEO of JL Family Office (JLFO), will be celebrating his 36th birthday soon. However, he won’t be able to celebrate it…

Ascott Residence Trust warns of 60-70% fall in FY2020 DPS on pandemic impact

Ascott Residence Trust (ART) expects to cut DPS by between 60 per cent and 70 per cent in FY2020, the managers warned on Fri. The projected fall in DPS, from the 7.61 Singapore cents paid out in FY2019,…

Proxy restrictions at en bloc sales meetings to take effect from Jan 18: MinLaw

Starting Jan 18, 2021, amendments to the Second Schedule of the LTSA to restrict the number of owners a proxy can represent at general meetings for en bloc sales will come into force. The move aims to encourage…

Renewables firm dishes out free EV chargers with solar and energy efficiency projects. Will this propel the energy transition in cities?

With Singapore’s EV charging scene getting more crowded, the newest entrant to the market has come up with an offer to entice private condominium and commercial and industrial building owners. Clean energy developer Urban Renewables will install EV…

WEF targets Marina Bay Sands for Singapore’s ‘Davos’ summit: sources

WEF is aiming to attract around 1,000 delegates for its Singapore summit in late May and wants the iconic MBS complex to host the event, two sources familiar with the organisation’s plans said. The sources, who did not…

Jem mall, Chong Pang City market and food centre among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

The Jem mall in Jurong East, as well as the Chong Pang City Wet Market and Food Centre in Yishun were added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious…

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