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August 2021 HDB BTO: Can you afford a flat in Queenstown or Jurong East?

Aug 2021 will be one of the most exciting and contested HDB launches to date, for one reason: two of the HDB towns involved are Queenstown and Jurong East. These are two of the most popular neighbourhoods; and…

Spate of workplace deaths and what needs addressing in Singapore’s safety culture

Singapore’s weakest link in the fight against COVID-19 proved to be infections spreading in migrant worker dormitories. As a result, all work involving these men ground to a halt. The relief at restarting the engine however has been…

Mustafa Centre, coffee shop in Ang Mo Kio among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH on Wed added five more locations to a list of public places visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. MOH said that the infectious persons had visited Ang Mo Supermarket at Blk 407 Ang Mo Kio…

Fault causes platform screen doors at Braddell MRT Station to stay open as trains moved in and out

Platform screen doors at Braddell MRT Station malfunctioned for one-and-a-half hours on Wed evening, but it did not stop trains from running as per normal. The fault, which began at 5.10pm, required train operator SMRT to keep the…

3 suggestions to make Covid-19 vaccination centres more accessible to those with mobility issues

MOH has set up Covid-19 vaccination centres in CCs and other facilities across Singapore. However, based on my family’s experience, not all CCs are accessible to motorists who need to drop off wheelchair users getting their vaccines. One…

Fitch affirms ‘BBB’ ratings on Starhill Global REIT

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘BBB’ long-term ratings on Starhill Global REIT medium-term notes and debt issuance programmes, as stable. The affirmation reflects Fitch’s expectations that leverage will stay “below the agency’s negative rating sensitivity of 9.0x in…

UOL to launch Canberra Drive project in 2Q, redevelop Faber House and enhance Odeon Towers

UOL Group is targeting to launch a new residential development at Canberra Drive in 2Q2021. The site will be developed by a JV between UOL, UIC and Kheng Leong. The total GFA of the development is 415,412 sqft,…

Fortune Park up for collective sale from $115 mil

Fortune Park, a freehold 10-storey residential block at 109 Tampines Road, will be up for collective sale through public tender by ERA at an indicative price of $115 million to $118 million. The DC is not payable because…

23 new COVID cases in Singapore; 2 in community including 82-year-old man

MOH has confirmed 23 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wed, taking the country’s total case count to 59,979. There are two unlinked local transmissions in the community, including an 82-year-old Singaporean man, while the remaining 21 cases…

Barco unveils new APAC HQ in Singapore

Barco has cut the ribbon in its new APAC headquarters in Greater Southern Waterfront, Singapore. Aside from being furnished with video technology necessary to conform to the new normal of hybrid working, the new office debuts the company’s…

Union Gas studying potential of redeveloping fuel station into multi-fuels and energy facility

Union Gas Holdings said on Wed that it is working with Surbana Jurong to study the potential of redeveloping its fuel station at Old Toh Tuck Road into a multi-fuels and energy facility, which it claims would be…

GuocoLand’s Midtown Modern to draw more families, retirees into city area

Bigger apartments at GuocoLand’s upcoming Midtown Modern condominium will target owner-occupiers from a buyer pool wider than typically seen in Singapore’s central area. This goes towards the property developer’s long-term aspiration of creating a “very vibrant community” within…

Futu sets up SE-Asia HQ in Singapore as springboard into the region

Futu Holdings has set up its SEA headquarters in Singapore, where the tech-oriented online broker will soon officially launch its services and use the city-state as a springboard into the region, founder, chairman and CEO Leaf Hua Li…

Right balance of nature, development

Aerial footage circulated on social media last month revealed that large swathes of vegetation flanking the Rail Corridor in Sungei Kadut had been cleared – and prompted a public outcry. There is no doubt that a regrettable and…

Free parking at HDB carparks can be offered only after residents’ needs are met

We thank Mr Roland Chan for his letter (Still waiting for carpark review after two years, Feb 20). HDB carparks in public housing estates are provided primarily to serve the parking needs of residents. In offering the free…

Rooftop farm’s small plot serves only a small group of residents

It seems that urban farms are now the trend. I welcome this creative initiative to increase local agricultural produce, whether through commercial or community efforts. I would like to know if there are any standard guidelines for selecting…

Improve quality of personnel responsible for workplace safety

I refer to NTUC assistant secretary-general Melvin Yong’s call for a dedicated WSH monitor at each worksite. I have been a certified safety practitioner in the construction industry for more than 20 years and I would like to…

Kids left screaming and in tears after monkey gatecrashes picnic at West Coast Park

A monkey gatecrashed a picnic at West Coast Park and made off with a box of grapes, leaving children in shock and tears. Stomp contributor Lim took a video of the incident that occurred on Sat. In the…

Budget debate: More clarity needed on Singapore’s great green transition, say MPs

The country wants to recover from the economic fallout of Covid-19 in a sustainable way, but there are still plenty of unknowns surrounding this great green transition, especially on the employment front, MPs said on Wed. They noted…

Detrimental to remove cash completely from payments ecosystem: Experts

Cash is still the go-to payment method for some groups of people despite the digital shift, and it might be detrimental to completely remove it from the payments ecosystem, experts told ST. Assistant Professor of Finance Aurobindo Ghosh…

Eateries keen to go on board with AirAsia’s food delivery service

Eateries say they are keen to go on board with airasia food because of its low commission and islandwide delivery. Other food delivery platforms like Deliveroo and Foodpanda charge commissions of 30 per cent to 35 per cent…

All dorms to be regulated under Foreign Employee Dormitories Act: MOM

To help the authorities prevent and more quickly contain disease outbreak in the dormitories, all dormitories will be regulated under a single law – the Foreign Employee Dormitories Act (Feda), Second Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng said…

Migrant workers able to visit recreation centres up from 1 to 3 times a week: Tan See Leng

From this month onwards, migrant workers in Singapore will be able to have more opportunities to visit recreation centres (RCs), as the country further eases dormitory restrictions that were put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Second…

Tuas explosion: MOM to inspect almost 500 firms for combustible dust hazards – Zaqy

The government has begun inspections of almost 500 companies for potentially combustible dust hazards in the wake of the Tuas accident last week, said Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad on Wed. Speaking in Parliament on his…

Why does Singapore still lack a recycling ethos?

The country is currently experiencing a waste “epidemic”. Singapore’s recycling rate has sat at a constant low. This is despite proactive attempts by regulatory authorities to increase the numbers. These attempts have included a “Zero Waste” scheme which…

486 safety breaches found during workplace inspections since mid-December: MOM

MOM has uncovered 486 safety breaches from the 510 workplace inspections carried out since mid-Dec. Seven stop-work orders were also issued, said Senior Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad in his COS speech on Wed. Two safety…

MOM to pilot onboarding centres for newly arrived migrant workers

Newly arrived migrant workers will soon be housed in centres where they will complete their stay-home notice, medical examination and orientation programme all at once. Called the Migrant Worker Onboarding Centre, MOM said on Wed the new facilities…

Tree failure incidents down almost 90% over past 20 years but not possible to prevent completely: Desmond Lee

The number of incidents of tree failure — the structural deterioration or breakage of any part of a tree — has tumbled by almost nine-fold over the last two decades, from 3,100 in 2000 to 339 in 2020,…

MOE reviewing Pri 1 registration framework to look at increasing spots for pupils living near school

MOE is looking at how to increase places for pupils registering for Pri 1 under Phase 2C of the registration framework, the phase set aside for those who live near the school. Right now, 20 places are reserved…

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