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Reconsider limit of 8 people a day per home for property viewings

CEA published an advisory on Mon to strictly enforce an eight-persons-a-day policy for house viewing with effect from the next day. While I understand the need to do this to comply with the new requirements to counter the…

Ban hands-free cycling in crowded places

It is common to see youngsters riding on bikes without their hands on the handlebar. I do not mind if they do that in a park where there is ample space for them to express themselves. However, it…

How well are developers’ new projects selling?

Normanton Park is the biggest new condominium launch since the start of 2021. Before the end of the launch weekend on Jan 17 Sun 6 pm, ST and BT published unanimously a celebratory headline online that read “Normanton…

Why can’t cyclists and motorists just get along?

It began on Pasir Ris Drive 4. In Dec 2018, an online video of an altercation between a lorry driver and a cyclist along the 4km-long road went viral, getting millions of views within days of being uploaded.…

More than 3,000 chickens from Malaysia dead due to hot weather, checkpoint congestion: Poultry importers

More than 3,000 chickens died during their journey from Malaysia to Singapore over the last few days after cargo trucks experienced delays at the land entry checkpoints, said poultry importers interviewed by CNA. Cargo truck drivers have been…

104 people fined for breaching COVID-19 regulations at parks and beaches last weekend

A total of 104 people were fined for breaching COVID-19 safe management measures in parks and beaches last weekend, MSE said on Fri. The breaches included gathering in groups of more than eight and intermingling. “In Changi Beach…

2 F&B outlets to be charged for COVID-19 rule breaches; 4 others ordered to close for 10 days

URA has filed charges against two F&B operators for breaches of COVID-19 safe mgmt measures (SMM) last year. MSE said on Fri that Mark Enterprise, operator of the Try Again bistro bar at Circular Road, will be charged…

Enforce hygiene rules at pool complexes

I have noticed lax enforcement of hygiene rules at public pool complexes. I see people who jump straight into the pool without showering. At Jalan Besar Swimming Complex, there is no shower facility by the pool. Some users…

Some 400 Changi Airport workers cleared of Covid-19 in special testing ops

After a testing exercise for some workers at Changi Airport, MOH reported on Fri that none of them are infected with the coronavirus. The tests were done for those who had been working from Dec 31 at Jewel…

Johor-S’pore RTS: LTA awards S$180m civil contract for construction of bridge, tunnels

A S$180 million contract for the construction of a bridge and tunnels for the JB-Singapore RTS Link has been awarded to the Singapore branch of transport infrastructure firm China Communications Construction Company. Announcing this on Fri, LTA said…

TraceTogether token can be collected from 108 CCs across Singapore from Feb 1

From Mon, members of the public will be able to collect their TraceTogether token at any of the 108 CCs across the island. SNDGO said in a FB post on Thurs that it will be setting up collection…

GPC members file first-ever parliamentary motion on climate change; at least 12 MPs to speak at Feb 1 sitting

A group of MPs have filed a private member’s motion on climate change, the first of its kind, and will be raising related issues at the next Parliament sitting on Mon. The motion will be tabled by six…

New BHG concept store replaces Robinsons at Raffles City Shopping Centre

A new concept store selling beauty, fashion, as well as home and living products has taken over shop units on two levels vacated by Robinsons at Raffles City Shopping Centre. One Assembly, a partnership between BHG Singapore and…

Law to formalise uses of TraceTogether data to be debated in Parliament

A law to formalise assurances that data from the Covid-19 TraceTogether contact tracing programme can be used, if needed, for criminal investigation into serious offences only, is set to be debated in Parliament next Mon. According to the…

Landscape workers to get $100 pay rise from July 1 under Progressive Wage Model

Workers in the landscape maintenance sector will get a $100 pay rise from July 1 under the PWM. This will bring basic wages for such workers to at least $1,550 – up from $1,450. Eligible employees will also…

Shanmugam: Places of worship should remain welcoming

Places of worship should not be turned into fortresses but remain welcoming and open, Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam said yesterday, as he called on the wider community to instead counter radical ideologies by educating young…

Is Green Mark the answer to greener buildings?

Today, buildings are reasonable for nearly 40 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Approximately two-thirds of the built environment that exists today will still be in use in 2050. In Singapore, the built environment’s contribution is estimated…

Home loans lift Singapore bank lending to end higher in December: MAS

Singapore’s bank lending rose for the second straight month in Dec on continued growth in housing loans, data from MAS showed on Fri. Consumer loans were up 0.5 per cent m-o-m to S$259.62 billion in Dec, mainly driven…

Lim Kay Tong, siblings sell bungalow for S$43m

After chalking up a 35 per cent increase in transaction value to S$1.05 billion last year, Singapore’s Good Class Bungalow (GCB) market is off to a good start in 2021. Caveats for at least seven transactions have been…

Property SMEs can get instant collateral-free loans under proptech, Validus tie-up

SMEs in Singapore’s real estate and construction industries will be able to obtain upfront, collateral-free financing, under a new offering named Really eZFunds. Proptech startup Really Singapore has partnered peer-to-peer financing platform Validus to enable pre-approved working capital…

Prices, rents for Singapore industrial space up in Q4

Prices and rents for industrial spaces increased 1% and 0.1% q-o-q respectively during the fourth quarter of 2020, showed JTC data on Thurs. For the whole of 2020, prices and rents still fell 2.7% and 1.5% respectively. The…

Landed homes market to see increased activity this year

With demand for landed homes remaining healthy, Knight Frank expects to see increased activity in the landed homes segment this year as many potential homeowners look to seize the low-interest rate environment and high liquidity. Landed home prices…

CDL Hospitality Trusts reports 29.2% lower DPS for 2H20, 45.1% lower DPS for FY20

The manager of CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDLHT) declared DPS of 3.44 cents for the 2HFY2020 ended Dec, down 29.2% from DPS of 4.86 cents a year ago. This includes the capital distribution of proceeds from the sale of…

Over 41% of strata office units released at 20 Cecil Street sold at an average price of $3,090 psf

In just over 3½ months since mid-Oct last year, 11 strata-titled office units at 20 Cecil St have been taken up for an aggregate of $43.1 million or an average of $3,090 psf. The asking price for the…

Three F&B strata units at Royal Square Mall for sale at $19.8 mil

Three strata-titled units at Royal Square Mall, located in the Novena area, have just been put up for sale at $19.8 million ($4,520 psf). They have been approved for F&B usage and together measure 4,380 sqft in size.…

Conservation terraced house at Cairnhill Road for sale at $10.8 mil

In prime District 9, Cairnhill Road there’s the historical: a stretch of about 40 conserved terraced houses across the road. A row of 28, from No. 68 to 124 Cairnhill Road, were built between the turn of the…

Four-bedroom unit at Horizon Towers reaps $2.47 mil profit

The sale of a four-bedroom unit at Horizon Towers was the most profitable deal during the week of Jan 12 to 19. The 2,616 sqft unit on the 13th floor was purchased in Nov 2003 for $1.05 million…

Two-bedder at One Shenton on the market for $1.65 mil

A two-bedroom unit at One Shenton, located along Shenton Way in District 1, is on the market for $1.65 million, or $1,825 psf on the floor area. The 904 sqft unit will be sold in a mortgagee sale,…

More HDB resale flat buyers willing to pay prices higher than units’ valuation, say property agents

Four growing, active sons are the main reason why Mr Hanafiah Yusof and his wife, Ms Nirmala, wanted an upgrade from their existing 900 sqft BTO unit in Dawson. After searching for nearly seven months, they found their…

Chinatown businesses brace themselves for a subdued Chinese New Year amid COVID-19

CNY decorations adorn Pagoda St in Chinatown which, for a Wed, is busy with browsing shoppers. Customers are still buying – anything from bright red paper cuttings to snacks and pomelos – but stallholders said the crowds are…

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