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Rejuvenating the Core Central Region: URA’s Master Plans for Orchard and Novena

The URA Master Plan is what savvy property buyers look at when researching a potential property for either homestay or as an investment option. Orchard and Novena are the most popular districts in CCR, and we take a…

Upper Bukit Timah Road near Bukit Timah Plaza to become two-way from April 2

Upper Bukit Timah Road will turn two-way from 6am on Fri with the completion of a new city-bound road, shortening journeys for motorists driving in the direction of Dunearn Road and Clementi Road and easing congestion in the…

SMRT placards remind commuters not to talk on trains to reduce Covid-19 risk

SMRT station staff will begin holding “Please Refrain From Talking” placards from Wed at MRT stations as part of a new campaign to minimise the risk of Covid-19 transmission on public transport. The aim is to remind commuters…

Tree branch falls on car in Tiong Bahru, injuring driver

A tree branch fell onto a car on Mon at the junction of Tiong Bahru and Lower Delta roads, injuring the driver, who was taken to hospital. ST understands that the driver did not suffer any major injuries.…

In hot water: Visitors flout Covid rules at Sembawang Hot Spring Park

As Singapore’s borders remain mostly closed during the pandemic, many people have turned to having staycations and visiting local attractions. Seeking rest and relaxation, dozens of visitors flocked to Sembawang Hot Spring Park last weekend, but several of…

Hotel revenue stagnates in February as Singapore welcomes just 17,950 visitors

The hotel industry faces a stagnant half year as visitor arrivals will see a significant upward bump only from July on, watchers suggested. Industry room revenue stood at S$58.63 million in Feb, lower by 13.9 per cent on…

12 people investigated for flouting COVID-19 rules after singing, drinking in Joo Chiat shophouse

Seven men and five women are being investigated for alleged non-compliance with COVID-19 safe distancing measures, said SPF on Tues. The 12 people, aged between 20 and 44, were found during a police raid allegedly consuming alcohol, singing…

Visitors to Mandai Columbarium urged to check real-time traffic conditions to avoid Qing Ming jams

Traffic on the roads leading to Mandai Columbarium were choked for a second day in the lead up to the Qing Ming weekend, with authorities encouraging visitors to check real-time traffic conditions before visiting the facility. A spokesperson…

Go-Ahead to conduct six-month trial of buses with solar panels

Your bus ride in Singapore could soon be partially powered by the sun. Bus operator Go-Ahead Singapore has installed ultra-thin solar panels on the roofs of two of its buses, which will run on Service 15. This is…

Open more afternoon and weekend swimming pool slots to the public

I applaud SportSG for keeping swimming pools open for public access during this period of social distancing measures. Users are required to book their swims in advance using the ActiveSG app, which has limited slots for each one-hour…

Why restrict entry to previously public space?

I thank the Punggol Shore CCC chairman Choo Swee Cher for his reply to my letter. I took the whole of last week to visit and observe the community urban farm multiple times, and to speak to any…

Consider hydrogen fuel cell cars

As petrol stations gear up to offer charging points for battery-powered EVs, and the debate on alternative power for automobiles continues, we should not ignore the potential benefits of another green technology, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). FCVs…

MRT commuters need to be more considerate towards wheelchair users

I wish to commend SMRT staff member Abdul Razak Omar, who last Fri went out of his way to smooth the train journey home for me and my 84-year-old father. My dad uses a wheelchair and often needs…

Running a business is a marathon, not a sprint: Joe & Dough co-founder

Twelve years on, Joe & Dough is still standing in Singapore’s highly competitive F&B industry. The key to it is realising that running a business is not a sprint, but a marathon, says co-founder Damien Koh. Mr Koh…

Nanofilm founder’s wife pays $128.8 mil or record $4,005 psf for Nassim Road GCB

Jin Xiao Qun, wife of founder and executive chairman of Nanofilm Technologies Intl, Dr Shi Xu, is the new owner of a Good Class Bungalow (GCB) at Singapore’s most coveted address, Nassim Road. The GCB, which sits on…

JTC launches site at Tampines North under 1H2021 IGLS programme

JTC has launched one site at Tampines North for tender under the first half of the 2021 IGLS. It is located at Tampines North Drive 5 (Plot 10) and has a site area of 0.5ha. The gross plot…

Green fingers for GKE as it moves into indoor farming, obtains licence from SFA

Warehousing and logistics company GKE Corp, via its wholly-owned subsidiary GKE Agritech, has received its farm licence from SFA to commercialise indoor farming. The receipt of the farm licence allows GKE Agritech to grow and sell its produce…

Prices at non-central regions grow by 1.8% y-o-y: SRPI

The overall SRPI expanded for four straight months, growing at a steady pace, according to the SRPI for Jan and the flash estimate for Feb, which were released by NUS. The non-central regions enjoyed the strongest rate of…

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