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A class apart? Meritocracy, social mixing and effects on national unity

A friend told me that having lived in a condominium all her life, she grew up thinking she was poor. “You see, all my classmates lived in landed houses,” she said. Like her, going to a top school…

BlackRock close to selling Woodlands industrial building

Big-ticket sales of industrial properties continue to be buoyant. BT understands that BlackRock is in advanced stages of stitching a deal to sell a high-specification light industrial building along Admiralty St for S$142 million. The buyer is tipped…

Why some HDB estates are so popular

HDB resale market has had an amazing year, with sales volume for the full year hitting an eight-year high last year. The strong demand bolstered resale flat prices, which rose 5 per cent last year, the steepest annual…

Who can afford to pay $138 million for this Marina Bay super penthouse?

A panoramic view of the iconic MBS and CBD could well be the most pricey amenity in Singapore real estate. A collection of five penthouses, put up for sale recently at Marina Bay Residences with an indicative price…

Electric car sales forge ahead in Singapore, powered by tax incentives

Electric car sales have picked up, powered by new tax incentives which kicked in last month. LTA figures show 60 full-electric cars were registered in Jan – nearly two-thirds of full-year registrations for such vehicles in 2020. On…

Tanjong Pagar crash puts spotlight on ways to curb speeding, tighten safety enforcement

Road-calming measures like humps are not entirely practical to address speeding issues, and could instead cause traffic bottlenecks inconveniencing residents and businesses in the area, said experts. A fatal car crash that killed five in Tanjong Pagar on…

Tampines launches garden designed to stimulate 5 senses

An outdoor linear garden was launched at Our Tampines Hub yesterday, as part of efforts to transform the Tampines estate into Singapore’s first “eco-town”. The garden is designed to stimulate the five senses, with a water feature, speakers…

Retail, construction, arts and F&B firms welcome wage support, but need more help

Employers in the food, retail, arts, and construction sectors welcomed the Government’s plans to extend wage support for them until June, but many feel it is not enough. Safe mgmt measures and a labour crunch caused by border…

Over 8,600 fines, totalling over $2.5m, issued for breach of Covid-19 safety measures

From Apr to Dec last year, over 8,600 fines – totalling more than $2.5 million – were meted out to people who did not follow safe distancing and safe mgmt measures and who did not wear masks. More…

Malaysian delivery man who visited Resorts World Sentosa casino under probe for possible breach of Covid-19 rules: MOH

The authorities are investigating whether a Malaysian delivery man who visited the casino at RWS has breached Singapore’s Covid-19 rules. MOH said on Sun that the Malaysian truck driver, a freelance deliveryman, took an ART at Woodlands Checkpoint…

11 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, all imported

Singapore reported 11 new cases of Covid-19 on Sun, all of which were imported. All 11 had been placed on stay-home notice upon arrival in Singapore, MOH said, adding that there were no new locally transmitted cases. Among…

Ghim Moh resident sets up community children’s library at her lift landing to share the joy of reading

There are fewer than 50 books in this children’s library, but it has already proven to be a hit among some residents in Ghim Moh. “One of the families here, they have young children, and then a few…

Close to S$500 million in housing grants disbursed to 15,600 first-time home buyers since Sept 2019

Close to S$500 million have been disbursed in the form of housing grants to about 15,600 first-time home buyers since EHG was introduced in Sept 2019, HDB said on Sun. Under the scheme, families buying their first home…

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