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Community Care Apartment: Does it make financial sense?

For the Feb 2021 BTO Launch, HDB released the first Community Care Apartments (CCAs), Singapore’s first assisted living public housing development which integrates senior-friendly design features with care services and social programmes. This received a warm reception from…

SIA cabin crew member preliminarily positive for B117 strain; case among Singapore’s 11 new COVID-19 infections

A SIA cabin crew member on a turnaround flight was among the 11 new imported COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore on Tues. The 41-year-old Singaporean woman also tested preliminarily positive for the B117 strain, and is pending further…

Oasis Terraces in Punggol, Ci Yuan Hawker Centre visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH on Tues added two more locations to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. On Tues, it said that the infectious persons had visited Oasis Terraces at 681…

Number of Project Wolbachia mosquitoes released is constantly reviewed to maintain suppression of dengue: NEA

We thank the writer for the letter, “Project Wolbachia: Residents are killing the ‘helpful’ mosquitoes, which can be a nuisance” (Jan 29). Project Wolbachia – Singapore has yielded promising results so far. Releases of non-biting male Wolbachia-Aedes mosquitoes…

Covid-19: Stiffer border measures for travellers from Vietnam; more tests under Business Travel Pass scheme

With the recent increase in the number of Covid-19 cases reported in Vietnam, Singapore will be tightening its border control measures for travellers arriving from there from Fri onwards. On the other hand, it is relaxing its rules…

37 complaints made against retailer MDS Collections, mostly for undelivered orders: Case

A total of 37 complaints were made against clothing company MDS Collections from June 1 to Dec 31 last year, Case said on Tues. The majority of the complaints have to do with consumers not receiving their orders…

IPS researchers propose Govt funds more projects through borrowing in wake of fiscal challenges posed by Covid-19

Two researchers from IPS have called on the Government to expand its use of debt as a way to fund more types of public projects. In a new working paper published on Tues, researchers Christopher Gee and Kunal…

GuocoLand reveals $319.6m revenue for H1

GuocoLand recorded $319.6m in revenue in H1 2021, significantly lower than the $572.1m figure posted a year before, the company announced. The drop was primarily driven by lower progressive recognition of sales from Singapore residential projects, GuocoLand said.…

Singapore’s Jurong Port to take over Lim family’s stakes in Universal Terminal: sources

Singapore port operator Jurong Port is set to take over the shares in a major oil storage terminal in the city state from the Lim family behind collapsed oil trader Hin Leong, three sources with knowledge of the…

URA is asking questions about property agent commissions; Here’s how it could affect you

Property developers have been grumbling of late, and we’re not talking about potential new cooling measures. The gripe has been about property agent commissions, and how they’ve been growing over the years. In recent news however, agents and…

Climate change the ‘biggest consideration’ for Temasek’s investment strategy, says its next CEO

The investment strategies that Temasek Holdings have employed over the years have borne much fruit, and this will continue to shape the decisions the company makes in the next decade and beyond, said its incoming executive director and…

More expecting government intervention to cool Singapore’s property market

More market observers are expecting the Singapore government to step in to cool the private residential market, while spiking construction costs overtook economic woes as the top potential risk factor that may temper sentiment in the next six…

Pricier, new condo launches drove resale market in January: analysts

New condominium launches drove demand for units in the sec market in Jan, with resale units being relatively more affordable, said analysts. The comments came as condo resale prices rose for the sixth straight month in Jan 2021,…

With food centre about to be upgraded, can nearby centre open at lunch time?

The Serangoon Garden Market and Food Centre will be closed from Mar 1 till the end of May for major upgrading. As a regular visitor to the food centre, I am puzzled by the need for the major…

Consider liveability and environment when giving out awards in construction sector

In Dec, there were two forum letters in which writers listed defects in their condominiums after they moved in and expressed disappointment with the developers and their main contractors, some of which were award winners for quality. Three…

825 harbour craft crew test negative for Covid-19

All 825 harbour craft personnel who were onboard 98 harbour craft that had performed crew change between Dec 17 and Jan 13 have tested negative for Covid-19. The testing operation, which began on Jan 27 and ended on…

Tesla S’pore sales portal goes ‘live’; Model 3 Standard Range to cost $113,000 before COE

Tesla’s Singapore sales portal has gone “live”, a day after ST listed estimated prices of its cars. The site stated that the Tesla Model 3 Performance, a high-powered version of the Model 3, which hits 100kmh in 3.3…

22 charged with breaching SHNs last year

Twenty-two people were charged with breaching stay-home notice (SHN) requirements last year, said ICA yesterday. In its annual statistics report, ICA said that more than 280,000 SHNs were issued last year. At the peak in Apr last year,…

Malay residents put up CNY decorations at Tampines block corridor for elderly neighbours

With its decorations, fairy lights and flowers, the fourth-floor corridor at Blk 117 Tampines St 11 resembles a brightly lit village. But 36-year-old resident Abdullah Abdul Rahman is really hoping to represent the kampung spirit, something he says…

Crowds throng wet markets around S’pore; some customers reportedly queue over an hour to enter

Wet markets around Singapore are still seeing huge crowds three days before the start of CNY. ST was at the wet markets in Kovan, Chong Pang and Potong Pasir on Tues morning and some customers said they had…

Problem of cooling in a hotter Singapore

Climate change and urbanisation are nudging up temperatures in Singapore – and increasing the need for cooling here. However, a new report has found that the growing use of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment here has contributed to more…

Land here a smaller emitter of carbon in 2016 than in 2014

Land in Singapore became a smaller emitter of greenhouse gases in 2016 compared with 2014 because fewer forests were cleared for human settlements. In 2014, land contributed 0.12 per cent of the country’s emissions. This dropped to 0.03…

‘Inhuman, cruel and barbaric’: Yishun residents puzzled by strongly-worded no-smoking notice in lift

“Inhuman”, “cruel” and “barbaric” were just some of the choice words used in a notice placed inside a lift in a flat along Yishun Ring road. Directed towards “the human being who smoke or puff the smoke inside…

Is Singapore’s pleasant chill a hint of coming climate change?

In the early weeks of Jan, unusually cool weather descended on Singapore and its neighbouring countries. While the dip in temperatures came with heavy downpours of rain, it was a change Jessie Tay embraced. The marketing executive, 32,…

Singapore sees people travelling this year as vaccines roll out

Countries could relax border controls and allow more travel if there’s a set of standards for vaccine certification that immigration authorities can use to help determine entry policies, Singapore Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said. “That is really…

ISOTeam reports $6 mil loss for 1H21 due to lower revenue, gross profit

ISOTeam has reported a loss of $6 million for the 1HFY2021 ended Dec, compared to earnings of $2.7 million the year before. Revenue during the half-year period fell 42.4% y-o-y to $36.7 million due to weak performance across…

ITE to offer subsidised courses on flying drones

Drone enthusiasts can soon take up courses at ITE, the first and only public education institution here to be allowed to teach drone courses and certify flyers – at subsidised rates. These classes, which range from seven hours…

Covid-19 testing for Chinatown workers sees good turnout

The two-day Covid-19 surveillance testing for workers in Chinatown was off to a strong start yesterday, with more than 70 people seen waiting to get swabbed at lunchtime. When ST visited at around 1pm, the queue was seen…

Singapore condo resale prices rise for sixth straight month; up 1.2% in January: SRX

Resale prices of non-landed private homes in Singapore rose for the sixth straight month in Jan 2021, SRX Property said on Tues. Overall prices were up 1.2 per cent from Dec 2020, and 2.2 per cent higher compared…

Mudlogic engineers success by catering to the customer

It is rare to hear a business owner admit that he does not want to dominate the market he is in. But for Phui Eng Ko, co-founder and director of engg firm Mudlogic, holding a 40 per cent…

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