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Four strata-titled shops in Tanjong Pagar for sale at $12.65 mil

Four strata-titled shops at the ground floor of Lumiere along Mistri Road are on the market at a guide price of $12.65 million, or $3,000 psf based on the strata areas. The shops at Lumiere range from 581…

Ideas to improve road network and driving experience

As a frequent road user, I commend LTA for Singapore’s excellent road network and infrastructure. However, there is a room for improvement. For example, there are more than 10 traffic junctions within a short distance of 3km along…

Give details of what is being done to improve cleanliness of coffee shop toilets

SMU’s Toilet Cleanliness Index survey revealed the failure of efforts to maintain a culture of clean toilets in Singapore, and showed that toilets in coffee shops and hawker centres have been getting dirtier over the years instead of…

Facility’s quality and maintenance are key to toilet cleanliness

Singaporeans often visit coffee shops and hawker centres, but dirty public toilets are still a problem in these places. There is no proof that users’ behaviour varies depending on the setting and surroundings of the premises (Coffee shop…

Overzealous businesses might have hindered contact tracing instead

The rolling out of TraceTogether-only SafeEntry by some businesses before the official implementation, except for ongoing pilots, is a manifestation of overzealousness. To be fair, all the shopping malls that I visited have allowed me entry by using…

Cold storage facilities a long-term play in alternative property investment: M&G

Asset manager M&G Real Estate expects cold storage to shine in the long run as investors, now flush with liquidity, hunt for alternatives in the APAC property market. Life sciences and data centres are also likely to continue…

4 community cases among 40 new COVID-19 infections in Singapore, new cluster formed

Four community cases were among the 40 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore as of noon on Wed, said MOH. Thirty-six cases of the new cases were imported infections. Three of the four community cases worked at BS…

National Museum, restaurants across Singapore among 17 places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

On Wed, MOH said that the infectious persons had visited Shahi Maharani North Indian Restaurant at Raffles City Shopping Centre on Jan 6 between 7.50pm and 9.55pm, Anjappar Indian restaurant at Westgate mall on Jan 10 between 9.30pm…

Rise in Covid-19 community cases: No cause for concern yet but people can’t be complacent, experts say

The rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the community over the past week is a reminder that people cannot be complacent, but it is still too early to be alarmed, infectious diseases experts have said. Over…

Covid-19: 2 drinks stalls, in Jalan Besar and Bukit Batok, to close for flouting safe management rules

Two drinks stalls here have been ordered by the authorities to shut down temporarily for serving alcohol after 10.30pm, which is a violation of complying safe mgmt rules to prevent the spread of Covid-19. On Wed, SFA and…

2 tuberculosis clusters linked to Singapore Pools’ Bedok betting centre found

Two separate TB clusters involving a total of 18 people who had frequently visited the Singapore Pools’ Bedok betting centre have been identified, MOH said on Wed. The cases had immediately started treatment following diagnosis and are not…

4 more people fined S$2,500 each for feeding wild boars at Lorong Halus under stricter Wildlife Act

Four people were each fined S$2,500 in court on Wed for feeding wild boars, bringing the total tally of people charged with the offence to at least 12 over the past two weeks. The four who pleaded guilty…

New Baby Shark music video sees PUB mascots teaching children to save water

After teaching children to wash their hands to stay safe from Covid-19, Baby Shark is back – this time with friends in tow – to teach kids here the importance of saving water. A new music video sees…

Changi Airport passenger traffic fell 82.8% last year – from 68.3m in 2019 to 11.8m

Changi Airport saw an 82.8 per cent drop in passenger traffic last year, according to statistics published on Wed on the airport group’s website. Passenger traffic dropped from 68.3 million passenger movements through the airport in 2019 to…

Singapore is second most preferred city for cross-border investments: Survey

Singapore is the second most preferred city for cross-border investments this year, a study noted on Wed. It also cited logistics as the most popular sector for investors, while interest in the office sector has weakened. The findings…

Talk of more private property cooling measures

Talk of another round of property cooling measures has intensified in the wake of recent ministerial remarks that the Government is keeping a close watch on the market, which has so far defied the pandemic-induced recession. This comes…

S$30m fund launched to accelerate 5G adoption, commercialisation

IMDA on Wed launched a S$30 million fund to accelerate the adoption and commercialisation of 5G solutions. The fund, part of IMDA’s 5G Innovation Programme, will support efforts by enterprises to adopt 5G solutions that address sector challenges…

Asset-heavy property groups may take the privatisation route

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage UK, hotels are suffering, particularly in London, which is missing intl visitors. Unsurprisingly, Singapore-listed GL Limited, whose core business is owning and operating 13 hotels in London, reported a loss for…

Singapore boutique hotels tap buoyant market to offload

Boutique hotel owners are perking up at active property buying in Singapore, as a pandemic crushed the tourism sector but not the will of the well-heeled in scooping up assets. A few such boutique properties have been put…

Did UOL underprice its Clavon launch?

When UOL Group sold 442 units at the Clavon condo along Clementi Ave 1 by the end of the first day of its public launch, Dec 12, it achieved the best launch-day sale volume for a Singapore private…

ESR-Reit DPU falls 16% to 0.84 Singapore cent for Q4

ESR-Reit’s DPU dropped 16 per cent to 0.84 Singapore cent for the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2020, from one cent the previous year. “Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, our core DPU has shown signs of operational stability…

Year’s first public property auction in Singapore includes remnant land

A curious piece of remnant land in Sixth Ave surrounded by state land is up for sale. The owner cannot develop it on its own, and the state land must first be sold, before the plot can be…

Boutique hotel in Joo Chiat on the market for $55 mil

A 70-room boutique hotel at 51 Joo Chiat Road is up for sale at a guide price of $55 million, according to C&W. Aqueen Heritage Hotel is located in the Joo Chiat Conservation Area, occupying a land site…

Measures supporting 5G, green finance, agritech, supply chain resilience to feature prominently in Budget 2021: KPMG

More grants supporting local enterprises, tax incentive packages catalysing digitalisation and business transformation, as well as special propositions enhancing the skills of Singapore’s workforce, are some items on professional services firm KPMG’s wish list for the upcoming Budget…

Office rents set to fall by 5% in 2021

Singapore office rents may decline by around 5% in 2021 before bottoming out and recovering next year, barring new strains of COVID-19 and consequent lockdowns, according to Knight Frank. This is amidst an expected 5.3 million sqft of…

Coronavirus: Could Singapore’s vaccine drive become a victim of the city’s own success?

On Jan 20 last year, a 66-year-old man from the central Chinese city of Wuhan arrived in Singapore and headed to the Shangri-La hotel on Sentosa island for a family holiday. Within three days, he became Singapore’s first…

Hundreds of lanterns to light up Chinatown ahead of Chinese New Year

Celebrations to usher in an auspicious CNY will begin this Sat in Chinatown, with the area getting illuminated by hundreds of lanterns. Festivities are expected to be muted due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation but there will still…

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