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First time home buyer story: Buying a condo after the 2007 financial crisis and lessons learned

It’s certainly been some time since our last buyer story. This time, we look at the first-home purchase of Andy (not his real name). What’s unusual about this case is the timing of the purchase – Andy bought…

More guests allowed for weddings, but hard to enforce pre-event testing

I appreciate the authorities allowing wedding receptions to have 250 attendees instead of 100. But requiring pre-event testing for all unvaccinated attendees is a big challenge. It will be an uphill task to make sure all guests undergo…

48-year-old woman is sole Covid-19 community case, 22 other cases imported

A female part-time food packer was the sole Covid-19 infection in the community reported on Sat. There were 22 other imported cases on Sat and no new infections in the foreign worker dormitories here, said MOH. It added…

Take a private tour of Sheng Siong supermarket tycoon Lim Hock Leng’s US$50 million Singapore home

Sheng Siong supermarket tycoon Lim Hock Leng and his family live on a sprawling 33,700 sqft property in the centre of Singapore. Its two buildings and nine bedrooms are home to Lim and his wife; the couple’s four…

Furore over The Substation is opportunity for better understanding of arts funding

The announced closure of The Substation and NAC’s response reignites a longstanding debate about the role of government funding in sustaining Singapore’s arts scene. One issue highlighted is the question of just how financially sustainable The Substation was.…

Burden and blessing for Singapore to be city in nature: Desmond Lee

Like no other country, Singapore carries both the burden and the blessing of having greenery and nature reserves in the midst of one of the densest cities in the world. This is why the Republic must continue protecting…

Keen on green, but at what cost? Poll maps out S’porean attitudes to eco-friendliness

Stanley Lim is all for living the eco-friendly life mapped out under the Singapore Green Plan 2030 – as long as it costs him nothing and does not inconvenience him. The world is not going to end during…

Misconception that job seekers need specialised skills to join sustainability sector: Experts

From public affairs to market analysis to research work, jobs in the sustainability sector are wide-ranging and may not require specialised skill sets, say HR experts. “There is a general misconception that you need to be highly skilled…

SG Tenants United For Fairness registered as a cooperative

About a year ago, a group of concerned tenants banded together on WhatsApp. SGTUFF group held that they were getting the short end of the stick from their landlords. In Jan, the group was formalised as a cooperative,…

Do more to curb idling of car engines

Singapore has legislation in place providing for a substantial fine for drivers leaving their vehicle engines idling (normally in excess of one minute), subject to a few exceptions, such as cold storage vehicles. A casual walk in the…

Only guide dogs allowed at McDonald’s

McDonald’s is committed to the highest food hygiene standards and compliance with all halal requirements as laid out by MUIS. We take all feedback relating to our no-pets policy very seriously and are investigating the incident mentioned in…

These are the most popular condo projects among renters

Investing in property is popular and generally perceived as a lucrative means of investment in Singapore. For this exercise, we looked at the most tenanted condos in 2020. If you’re considering buying a condominium unit with good rentability…

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