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Wristbands to track visitor movements at business event as S’pore looks to revive Mice sector

Wristbands to track movements and partitioned meeting pods with microphones will be trialled as Singapore looks to revive its battered Mice sector. Almost 1,000 business visitors, delegates and speakers, comprising mostly locals, will try out these new measures…

SMU to rename law school after Singapore’s second Chief Justice Yong Pung How

SMU’s law school will be renamed the Yong Pung How School of Law from Apr 11 this year, the day on which Singapore’s second CJ and SMU’s third chancellor would have turned 95. Dr Yong was 93 when…

What is the status of Delta Swimming Complex’s upgrading works?

The Delta Swimming Complex along Tiong Bahru Road has been closed for renovation and upgrading works for more than a year. The public swimming facility is a popular one in a mature residential estate near the CBD zone.…

Condominium and serviced apartment tower on Devonshire Rd put on market

Two residential properties along Devonshire Rd have been put up for sale – The Bayron, a condominium, and Devonshire Apartment. The guide prices for the two developments, which are next to each other, are S$376 million for The…

Should you buy property in Singapore’s cursed town?

With its string of strange happenings including cat abuse, murder, feuding taxi drivers, shopping mall stabbings, and falling concrete slabs (amongst others), Yishun has certainly racked up a fearsome reputation. Having been befitted with a spine-chilling nickname like…

Connect@Changi facility welcomes first batch of business travellers

Connect@Changi, a dedicated facility that allows business travellers to stay and conduct meetings without having to serve quarantine on arrival, has welcomed its first batch of overseas guests. Among the first to check in is Mr Olivier Leroux,…

Student on trial for exposing others to risk of COVID-19 after returning from UK, later tested positive

A student who returned to Singapore from UK shortly after the Government implemented stay-home notices for returning travellers went on trial on Tues for exposing others to the risk of infection by not heading home immediately after arriving…

Historical St Matthew’s church, kindergarten to be restored as part of police complex

In what is believed to be the first such project here, a century-old Anglican church and adjoining kindergarten will be restored and incorporated into a police complex in Neil Road, 25 years after they were acquired for an…

Why ESG investing should matter To Singaporeans

Sustainable investing, or ESG investing, is an important and positive trend that will lead to a better future for humanity. For far too long, a company’s net negative impact on the world didn’t matter as it was focused…

Hospitality REITs on the road to recovery: OCBC

Hospitality REITs have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic but are now on the road to recovery, according to OCBC Investment research. “Singapore started vaccinations in Dec 2020 and targets to vaccinate the entire population by 3Q…

S-REITS lead STI Reserve List

S-REITS have been in the lead for STI reserve list, yielding an average of 6%. The STI Reserve List, which comprises the five highest-ranking non-constituents of the STI by market capitalisation, in order of highest market cap are…

Ocean Financial Centre is first commercial building to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating

Ocean Financial Centre, Keppel REIT’s premium Grade A office tower, has emerged as the first commercial building in Singapore to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating by the Intl WELL Building Institute (IWBI), on the back of its robust…

About 6,000 appeals for third HDB loans received in 2020

HDB received about 6,000 appeals for a third HDB housing loan last year, revealed MND in Parliament on Mon. The ministry noted that HDB provides “up to two housing loans at the concessionary interest rate to eligible Singapore…

After S$24m redevelopment, Seletar Country Club a hit among golfers

Raking into the ashes of the past linked to the historic Seletar Country Club, one cannot but feel a sense of deep attachment to the club’s main diet of golf, which was once the playground for the British.…

Can the 3 big listed property groups overturn their underperformance?

Banking and property have historically been major sectors of focus for equity investors in Singapore. Over the last five years, however, the share price performance of Singapore’s three listed local banks has diverged sharply from that of the…

People feeding wildlife doing more harm than good: Experts

They may do it with the best of intentions, but people who feed wild animals are contributing to the rise of “beast versus man” encounters in Singapore. Recent incidents, such as the wild boar rampage in Punggol and…

Studies done to manage boar distribution: NParks

NParks carries out population surveys and research studies to understand the distribution of wild boars throughout Singapore’s nature areas. Dr Adrian Loo, group director of wildlife mgmt at NParks, said: “Such studies enable us to closely monitor the…

Several factors more important than class size

Ms Dadina Wong Mee Ching appeals for smaller class sizes in our schools to improve learning ability and reduce dependence on private tuition (Yes, invest more money to reduce class sizes in schools, Mar 4). I beg to…

Choose more humane solutions other than culling wild boars

The culling of wild boars in Singapore is too extreme a measure (Option of culling wild boars has been too readily dismissed; Wildlife important, but protect humans and property too, both Mar 1). I have two suggestions. First,…

HDB a detailed list of 13 DBSS projects and their prices today

DBSS is controversial to this day. Depending on who you ask, DBSS flats were either great, or a wasteful form of housing. Whatever the opinion, one thing is clear: there are people willing to pay for DBSS flats.…

Two adjoining GCBs at Ewart Park and Holland Road on sale

Two adjoining good class bungalows (GCBs) at Ewart Park and Holland Road have been put up for sale via EOI with a guide price of $35 million and $31 million, respectively, revealed Edmund Tie. The GCB at Ewart…

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