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Tanjong Pagar car crash brings area’s speeding problem to the fore

TP are exploring road calming measures and stepping up enforcement operations at Tanjong Pagar in the wake of the car crash that killed five people. Residents and business owners TODAY spoke to said the incident resurfaced the age-old…

Race to go green on Singapore’s roads starts with clear rules and runway

Tesla has returned to Singapore, posting prices which make equivalent petrol cars seem overpriced. An inter-ministerial Singapore Green Plan 2030 launched last week has also raised proposals to further incentivise the adoption of electric cars – on top…

Tanjong Pagar car crash: Conservation shophouse sustained only ‘surface scratches’, says BCA

The Tanjong Pagar conservation shophouse where a car crashed and burst into flames early on Sat sustained minimal damage, said BCA on Sun. It said an engineer was dispatched to the site on the morning of the accident,…

More residents satisfied with flats, neighbourhood and estate facilities: HDB survey

More HDB residents were satisfied with their flat, neighbourhood and estate facilities in 2018, compared to five years before, according to the findings of an HDB survey released on Sun. The second part of the findings, centred on…

Neighbours aren’t greeting each other, talking as much, as interactions shift online: HDB survey

Neighbours are not exchanging greetings or striking up casual conversations as much as before, amid a trend of residents in public housing flats turning to social media or chat groups to interact with people in their community. Fewer…

HDB shops, markets, eating places losing popularity among residents but supermarkets buck trend, survey finds

It is not totally down to Covid-19 that the businesses of shops, markets and eating places in HDB estates were not doing as well as before. In 2018, HDB had already observed a drop in patronage at these…

Wider impact from greening plan

The Singapore Green Plan 2030, which has just been released, offers an ambitious blueprint for taking the country to its next phase of environmental development, akin to the economic plans that accelerated Singapore’s economic development in the 1960s…

He uses bank loans instead of CPF to buy property

Buying property is a huge leap, so doing proper research, planning and keeping enough cash on hand are important, says property industry executive Eugene Koh. Mr Koh’s preferred financing strategy is to take a bank loan on property…

Median sizes for new condo units shrank in past decade

The median size for units in new condominiums has shrunk in the past decade, but continuing robust demand has kept psf prices trending higher. The median size for new homes in the suburbs fell from 116 sqm in…

HDB upgraders help boost new condo prices in suburbs

The price gap between new private homes and older “pre-loved” ones in the suburbs has widened further on the back of a buying spree from HDB upgraders armed with cheap mortgages. New homes typically command a premium over…

A garden for everyone rolled out at Istana’s CNY open house

At a previous Istana open house, Mr Shariffuddin Ahmad made it only to its main gate in Orchard Road, giving up on his visit because of the long queue. The 65-year-old finally made it in last Wed, as…

Can the problem of abandoned supermarket trolleys ever be solved in Singapore?

Abandoned shopping trolleys are a problem that never seems to go away. Supermarkets – both in Singapore and overseas – are constantly grappling with the issue, as they try to minimise the cost from lost trolleys or the…

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