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Sports facilities unavailable to public

ActiveSG has been block-booking eight out of 12 courts at Hougang Sports Hall from 8pm to 10pm (peak hours) most nights of the week for some national netball/handball team practice for years. This has made the booking of…

How bad is the price gap between new launch and resale condos? An analysis of 13 OCR districts (part 1)

“Price gap between new and resale units in this region (OCR) stands at 47%, widest in 25 years”. With such a statistic, there’s only going to be two trains of thoughts here. One, new launches are overpriced. Or…

Investing in Tiong Bahru privatised flats: The allure and the pitfalls

Last Nov, Singaporean property investor Peter Chiu was shopping for a flat in Tiong Bahru. After visiting several flats, he made an offer on a 990 sqft unit on the third floor of Blk 57, located above Tiong…

Six apartments at Marshall Road on auction at collective guide price of $12 mil

Six 3-bedroom apartments in a three-storey block at 118 and 120 Marshall Road will be auctioned collectively by Edmund Tie on Feb 24. It is an owners’ sale where the individual owners of the six units, ranging from…

Emerald Hill conservation terraced house sells for $10.3 mil, or $5,896 psf

A conservation terraced house on a 1,747 sqft plot of freehold land along Emerald Hill Road was sold for a record price of $5,896 psf (land area), or $10.3 million on Jan 18. The record was previously held…

Economic rebound in 2021 expected to lift some property sectors

An economic rebound expected in 2021 should lift most property sectors in Singapore, in particular the residential, office and industrial sectors, says Colliers Intl in its market outlook report for the year. This is in line with the…

Woods Square anchors rejuvenation of Woodlands Regional Centre

Woods Square has become the new landmark of Woodlands Regional Centre. It boasts of the first Grade A-like offices, latest F&B and retail offerings, connectivity to the neighbouring buildings and the Woodlands MRT station. The 99-year leasehold integrated,…

TransitLink ticket offices need to catch up with the times to offer digital and Nets payment modes

The Government is encouraging digital payment in many organisations. Perhaps it could also look into the payment modes at the ticket offices run by TransitLink at MRT stations and bus interchanges. For one thing, TransitLink ticket offices accept…

Assisted living options would lift huge burden off parents of special needs children

Ms Soh Lai Mui brought up the idea of assisted living public housing options for people with disabilities (Extend assisted living option to people with disabilities, Feb 17). “What if we pass on? What will happen to our…

How did clearing of woodland happen and will those responsible be punished?

How can large swathes of Kranji woodland be erroneously cleared by contractor Huationg before JTC Corporation gave the green light to do so? Singapore already has limited areas of greenery, so I would presume that NParks and nature…

Don’t punish law-abiding motorists because of one driver’s actions

Tragic as the fatal car crash in Tanjong Pagar was, there is nothing wrong with the roads, the street lamps, the buildings, the pavements, the police, the traffic laws, the lawmakers or anything else. What one individual chose…

Still waiting for carpark review two years after feedback

In Sept 2018, I gave feedback to a HDB branch regarding the non-provision of free Sun parking at an HDB carpark in Serangoon North Ave 1, seeing as all the other carparks in the same road do provide…

Companies should ‘take notice’ of carbon tax review, says Indranee

Singapore is determined to move along the path of being green and sustainable, and companies “should sit up and take notice” of the carbon tax review announced in this year’s Budget, said Minister in PMO Indranee Rajah on…

11 Covid-19 vaccination centres now open; about 40 centres to be ready by end-April

A total of 11 vaccination centres are now up and running, and more will progressively be opened so that Covid-19 jabs can be administered at about 40 centres by the end of Apr, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong…

Accor to open first Mondrian hotel in 2023

Hospitality group Accor has announced its plans to open Singapore’s first Mondrian hotel in the Duxton Hill neighbourhood in early 2023. This comes on the heels of Accor’s planned venture with hospitality developer Ennismore, which will see the…

Family behind Spring Court Restaurant buys Bukit Pasoh shophouse

The buzz in the Singapore shophouse market continues this year, and among the latest deals is a freehold conservation shophouse at the corner of Neil and Bukit Pasoh roads being bought by some members of the family that…

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 14 new cases, all imported

MOH confirmed 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Singapore on Fri, taking the country’s total case count to 59,846. There are no new cases of locally-transmitted infection. Of the 14 imported cases, 13 were not required to undergo…

Tree failure incidents fell to 340 cases in 2020, from 420 in 2019: NParks

The annual number of tree failure incidents in Singapore fell from about 420 cases in 2019 to around 340 cases as of end 2020, said NParks following the death of a woman after a tree fell on her…

Stray dogs cause cyclist to fall into drain

A cyclist was taken to hospital after falling off his bicycle and into a drain after a group of wild dogs ran towards him and another cyclist along Shipyard Road on Mon. Stomp contributor Jane shared with Stomp…

Tighter COVID-19 measures will remain for a few weeks after Chinese New Year festivities: Lawrence Wong

Stricter COVID-19 measures that were introduced before CNY will remain in place for a few weeks after festivities are over, said Minister Lawrence Wong on Fri. The measures, which include a cap of eight visitors per household per…

More than half of Singapore’s hawker stalls now offer e-payments

More than half of Singapore’s hawker stalls now offer e-payments, with transactions last month growing four times since June. This amounts to 10,000 stallholders, ESG, IMDA and SDO said on Fri. Transaction volume and value for Jan this…

Company director dies after falling through floor opening in house being renovated

A construction firm director died last week after he fell through an opening in the floor of a semi-detached house that was undergoing A&A works. The 53-year-old Singapore PR was overseeing construction work at the two-storey house located…

What will happen to petrochemical sector under Green Plan?

The Singapore Green Plan 2030 touches on the schemes and incentives put in place to move towards a greener Singapore in the coming years. In Budget 2021, an increase in petrol duties of 10 to 15 cents per…

Keep smokers farther away from others during Covid-19 pandemic

Smokers are allowed to lower their masks for extended periods while smoking. I would like to understand the official logic and science behind allowing this to happen while the rest of the population needs to mask up and…

Make cleaning jobs easier for seniors to do

Given how they are finding it difficult to recruit cleaners, employers should look at providing suitable tools to make the job easier for senior workers. At a regional library recently, I observed a cleaner holding on to a…

Essential to take care of all the details with electric car adoption

The recent measures that have been taken to increase electric car adoption in Singapore are laudable. However, the devil is in the details, which are essential to close the loop, from buying to finally disposing of the vehicle.…

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