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OKP Holdings reverses from losses to earnings of $3.3 mil for FY20

OKP Holdings has reversed back into the black with earnings of $3.3 million for the FY2020 ended December, compared to the $378,000 loss it posted in FY2019. Revenue for the FY2020 fell 14.5% y-o-y to $69.6 million, due…

Build world-class aviation metropolis

With the new dedicated facility to provide for safe business travel at the Singapore Expo, it is now possible to consider turning Changi Airport into a world-class aviation metropolis, or aerotropolis. Jewel Changi Airport could be an anchor…

The history of the cleared Kranji woodlands, and what could be found there

A forested parcel of land around Kranji Road that was erroneously cleared by a contractor was not located near any sensitive nature areas, said JTC. A portion of the affected site was once part of the railway line…

Concerned over wild boar attacks, Punggol residents suggest patrols, culling or relocating the animals

Mr Wang, a resident of Blk 310A Punggol Walk, did not think much when a wild boar wandered into the path of his car as he was driving out of his housing block’s car park at around 9.30pm…

7 workplace fatalities in February ‘extremely alarming’: Zaqy Mohamad

There have been seven fatal workplace accidents so far in Feb, an “extremely alarming” figure compared to 30 deaths for the whole of last year, said Senior Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad on Mon. It sets…

1 community case among 10 new COVID-19 infections in Singapore

One locally transmitted community case was among the 10 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore on Mon. The remaining nine cases were imported and had been placed on stay-home notice upon arrival in Singapore, said MOH. The community…

New common curriculum for incoming NUS engineering, design and environment students

Engg and design and environment students joining NUS from this year will find out more about net-zero buildings and electric cars, as part of a new common curriculum in Aug. They will also take a new compulsory module…

Home Team Academy’s new chillers save enough energy to power nearly 350 4-room flats

Efforts to achieve sustainability goals for the public sector are getting a boost with the switch to chillers with lower greenhouse gas emissions, something done at HTA two years ago. HTA installed two low global warming potential (low-GWP)…

Covid-19 outbreak accelerates security sector’s adoption of technology

In the last year, Singapore’s security sector has had to adapt to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. While the change to a more technology-based and manpower-light operational set-up would have come eventually, the outbreak accelerated it.…

‘Monstrous’ fish at MacRitchie: Don’t breed species if you can’t keep them, say fish collectors

An avid fish collector for the past 11 years, Mr Clarence Ng, 25, has reared many species of “monster” fish, such as gars, snakeheads and bichirs. He bought a baby snakehead after spotting one in an aquarium shop…

JTC releases timeline of Kranji clearing works, says it decided to make error public after ‘undue speculation’

Setting out a detailed timeline of the erroneous forest clearing at Kranji, JTC said on Mon that when it discovered the error on Jan 13 it immediately ordered work to stop and gave the contractor a stern warning.…

All land clearance projects to check processes after erroneous Kranji clearing, review underway to prevent repeat: Chan Chun Sing

All land clearance projects will need to carry out an immediate check on their work processes so as to “avoid any repeat of the mistakes” that resulted in the erroneous tree clearing in Kranji, MTI Minister Chan Chun…

Kranji woodland clearance: ‘Gaps’ in project management, directions for ‘immediate’ follow-up issued, says Chan Chun Sing

The Government has given directions for “immediate follow-up”, after parts of a Kranji woodland site were erroneously cleared, said MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing on Mon. “It is clear to us that there were gaps in the way…

JTC accepts ‘supervisory responsibilities’ for Kranji woodland site; about 4.5ha cleared by mistake

JTC said on Mon it accepts its “supervisory responsibilities” in the case of a Kranji woodland site that was partially cleared by mistake, adding that it is conducting an internal review of its processes to see what could…

‘It went straight into my face’: User turns to Reddit for help on neighbour’s leaking pipe

A user has taken to Reddit to plead for help against the rain of terror from her elderly neighbours. In her Sun post, user @HelloPeopleImDed attached a video of a pipe sticking out through a wall from her…

Wild boar drags woman for a metre in Punggol attack

A woman armed with an umbrella teamed up with two men to rescue another woman who was being attacked by a wild boar in Punggol last Sat evening. Even as they tried to beat it away, the animal…

42% local workers want hybrid office-home working options: study

More than four in 10 (42%) of Singaporean workers prefer a hybrid of working at home and at the office post-pandemic, whilst 14% want to work from home all the time, a recent study by HR services leader…

The Atelier in Newton to preview from Feb 27

The Atelier, a 120-unit freehold development in Newton, will be previewed from Feb 27, says Bukit Sembawang. The official sales launch for The Atelier will start on Mar 13. The development along Makeway Ave comprises one- to four-bedroom…

Two adjoining sites at Still Road and Koon Seng Road for sale at $21 mil

Two sites at 97 & 99 Still Road and 137 Koon Seng Road, which are adjacent to each other, have been launched for sale. The guide price is $21 million (or around $960 psf ppr), subject to confirmation…

Queen Astrid Gardens relaunched at $123.8 mil

Queen Astrid Gardens, a four-storey residential development, has been relaunched for sale at a reserve price of $123.8 million ($1,989 psf on land area). Knight Frank is representing the interests of the owners of Queen Astrid Gardens via…

Keppel Land enters into serviced co-offices partnership with SBF

Keppel Land and SBF have entered into a strategic partnership agreement as part of the Global Connect@SBF initiative. Under the partnership, SBF members and Singapore companies referred by GlobalConnect@SBF will be able to access Keppel Land’s KLOUD serviced…

Roxy-Pacific posts full-year loss of $29.5 mil as revenue falls 55%

Roxy-Pacific Holdings has reported revenue of $198.4 million for FY2020 ended Dec 2020, a 55% decrease from $444 million in FY2019. The net loss attributable to equity-holders for FY2020 was $29.5 million, compared to a net profit of…

Dell invests $66 million in Singapore in Innovation Hub, the first of its kind outside US

Dell Technologies today announced the establishment of a Global Innovation Hub (GIH) in Singapore to boost R&D capabilities, with some US$23 million to be invested this year. Over the three-year period from 2019, a total of US$50 million…

Kori aims to stay steely in face of rising material cost, labour strain

Labour crunches and spiking steel prices are among the challenges facing specialist builder Kori Holdings this year. But its CEO Hooi Yu Koh believes that the 39-year-old company can power through with a fresh crop of contracts. Rather…

High steel prices could hit construction industry

On its own, the global steel price rally in recent months may not have much impact on the profit margins of those in the built environment sector. But it is another significant headwind that they face in their…

Propped up by government support last year, construction sector could see more exits in 2021

As government relief measures taper off, more exits can be expected in Singapore’s construction sector – a sector that was hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic but where the worst of the impact may not yet be reflected.…

S’pore’s tallest fish farm to produce 2,700 tonnes of fish a year by 2023

High-rise living is not just for humans in Singapore. An eight-storey fish farm – the tallest in Singapore and the region – is slated to start operations in the first quarter of this year. The opening of the…

Dover Forest case: Debate over alternative sites highlights core land, housing issues

Would anyone want to live right next to a noisy train track? For Dover resident Kelvin Leong, the answer – and the choice between clearing a shady forest around an MRT station or building on empty plots of…

Dover Forest case: Levelling the playing field between development and conservation

In WhatsApp texts, FB messages, e-mails and face-to-face meetings with residents in his Ulu Pandan ward, MP Christopher de Souza found a vast majority in favour of retaining Dover Forest – with only “very few” requests seeking its…

Over 20 roads to be assessed for space to provide cycling paths

More than 20 roads in the northeast of Singapore and the eastern parts of the island will be assessed to determine if portions of them can be reclaimed for cycling paths, in what is likely to be the…

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