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Three shophouses at Bugis put up for sale at Tan Quee Lan Street, Haji Lane and Arab Street

Three shophouses at Tan Quee Lan Street, Haji Lane and Arab St have been put on the market by PropNex. The first, 5 Tan Quee Lan St, is a three-storey shophouse with a 999-year lease. It sits on…

Five adjoining strata retail spaces at Parc Esta condominium for sale at $2 mil each

A cluster of five adjoining strata shops within the 1,399-unit development of Parc Esta located along Sims Ave is now on the market for $2 million each. Each of the five shops has a strata area of 657…

10 free property research tools to boost your chances of buying the right property

1) URA transaction data – The caveats lodged become a good research tool indicating the property actual transaction price; 2) Square Foot Research – It highlights all the surrounding alternatives (or competition, if you’re a landlord); 3) 99.co…

I, a millennial Singaporean, became a fish farmer for a week

Admittedly, there had been a slight sense of romanticism and a considerable chunk of cheekiness when I pitched this assignment. What a fish out of water tale it’d be, I laughed. Joke’s on me, though — I was…

3 things about the Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme that might interest you

For first-time married, Singaporean couples who need interim housing while waiting for their new HDB flat to be built, they have a few options for temporary affordable living arrangements. An available living arrangement is the PPHS, which is…

10 reasons why we’re seeing an uptick in HDB resale transactions lately

1) Construction delays for BTOs due to COVID-19 – BTO projects are now expected to be completed in four to five years; 2) Oversubscription of BTOs – The balloting process doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get a flat; 3)…

No plans to raise 8-person limit for social gatherings to avoid ‘significant increase’ in Covid-19 spread: Gan Kim Yong

Even though the number Covid-19 cases in the community here has remained low for some time, and the authorities are easing some restrictions for events and workplaces, there are still no plans to relax the limit of eight…

More people allowed at weddings, live performances, other activities from April 24 with pre-event Covid-19 test

From Apr 24, more people will be allowed at wedding receptions, marriage solemnisations, live performances and certain business-to-business and sports events provided that they are tested for Covid-19 beforehand. One group of people who need not undergo testing…

Up to 75% of staff allowed back at workplaces from April 5, working from home no longer default arrangement

More employees will be allowed back at their workplaces from Apr 5, as the Government shifts from treating work-from-home arrangements as a default to allowing a more flexible and hybrid way of working. Up to 75 per cent…

Easing of movement restrictions for migrant workers to be done progressively: Lawrence Wong

Plans to relax the restrictions on the movements of migrant workers will be implemented progressively, when more of them have been vaccinated and infection rates remain under control, said the multi-ministry task force co-chair Lawrence Wong on Wed.…

10-year plan put forward to revitalise S’pore’s plumbing sector, attract younger locals

Plumbers can soon upgrade their skills for better job opportunities in Singapore. A 10-year operation and technology roadmap has been drawn up to prepare plumbing firms for the new economy – including the adoption of new technology and…

Finance hub Singapore outlines tips for safer post-pandemic workplaces

Singapore has started to plan for how offices will look and operate in the post COVID-19 era, signalling its intent to get one of the world’s key financial hubs fully back to business with new technology and safer…

Public, private sectors must collaborate to create geospatial tech solutions: Vivian Balakrishnan

A collaborative approach between governments and the private sector can shape future smart cities, said Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister-in-Charge of the Smart Nation Initiative, in his virtual opening address at the Geo Connect Asia 2021 conference on Wed.…

Initiative to build industry capability in sustainable management of packaging waste launched

The Packaging Partnership Programme (PPP) was launched by SMF and NEA on Wed. The programme aims to develop industry capability in the sustainable mgmt of packaging waste, said SMF and NEA. The PPP is a capability development programme…

CapitaLand’s restructuring move is not for everyone, say analysts

Capitaland’s restructuring deal seems the perfect solution to the middling valuations that the market has been awarding to property developers, but market watchers said replicating the deal may be difficult for locally listed developers without similar size and…

Sunseap installs offshore floating solar farms in Johor Straits

Sunseap Group has completed the installation of one of the world’s largest offshore floating solar farms in Johor Straits. The installation involved a total of over 13,000 panels, 40 inverters, and more than 30,000 floats. It is expected…

CBRE leads commercial real estate investment sales in 2020: RCA

RCA has named CBRE as number one in commercial real estate investment sales in 2020 with an overall 33.6% market share across all property types. RCA credited CBRE with 24.2% of market share across all property types on…

Singapore tests distancing dongles to track mingling at meetings as it looks ahead to hosting WEF

A business gathering in Singapore is using movement dongles to make sure participants keep their distance, as the country prepares to start hosting big events safely in the lead-up to WEF Special Annual Meeting in Aug. The pocket-sized…

Online platforms Chope and Qoo10 working with Chinatown businesses to give precinct a boost

Tie-ups with two well-known digital platforms are among the initiatives to bring people back to Chinatown, where businesses have been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Collaborations with Chope and Qoo10, as well as other efforts, were announced by…

Frasers Hospitality Trust CEO appointed as new chief of Singapore Land Authority

The CEO of Frasers Hospitality Trust has been appointed as the new chief of SLA, with effect from Apr 12, said MinLaw on Wed. Mr Colin Low Hsien Yang will succeed Mr Tan Boon Khai, who was appointed…

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