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3 former HUDC estates: How are they doing now?

In 2017, Singapore saw the end of the HUDC scheme. That was when Braddell View, the last of the remaining HUDC estates, was privatised. In that same year, no less than four HUDC estates went en-bloc; a development…

Upper Boon Keng food centre and business park at Chai Chee visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH on Sat added two new locations to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. It said that the infectious persons had visited ESR BizPark @ Chai Chee (750…

COVID-19: Singapore reports 10 new cases of infection, all imported

MOH has confirmed the detection of 10 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore as of noon on Sat, taking the country’s total case count to 59,260. All the cases are imported and have been placed on Stay-Home…

New hypermart champions local produce

Local produce is getting a boost at a new FairPrice supermarket in Marine Parade that will carry more goods from domestic makers. The new FairPrice Xtra hypermarket on the third floor of Parkway Parade will have a dedicated…

Moving hawkers up the food chain

In Singapore’s competitive hawker trade, where the unsuccessful throw in the towel and close down within a few years – months, even, names like Fei Siong, Liao Fan Hawker Chan and Li Xin Teochew Fishball Noodles stand out.…

Six polytechnic and ITE students receive first environmental services scholarships

Ms Enrica Ng, 17, knows that aspiring to join the cleaning sector is an unconventional choice for those her age. But it is the path she has chosen, after applying successfully for NEA Agency-Industry Scholarship Programme for Environmental…

Licence of pleasure craft suspended after group of people filmed ‘partying on yacht’ near Lazarus

A vessel that was chartered for a social gathering has been temporarily suspended from operating, after a group of people was filmed “partying on a yacht” near Lazarus Island last month. On Sat, MPA said that the pleasure…

Condo rents decline in 2020, with one notable exception

Covid-19 may have left much of the Singapore property market unscathed in 2020, but the economic effects of the pandemic has undoubtably impacted investor-landlords. According to the URA Rental Index, condo rents declined by 0.5% y-o-y in 2020.…

Making pledges was the easy part but it’s a long road to net-zero emissions

In a year where the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated media headlines and policy agendas, more countries have recently announced their intentions to raise their initial pledges made at the Paris Agreement. Making a pledge is easy, but it…

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