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5 tips for Singapore property investors in 2021

1) Know your market – It is imperative that you research the housing markets of the specific neighbourhoods where you are looking to buy or sell. A start would be to look at current prices and compare to…

Why do some former school sites get torn down for housing?

As a land-scarce country, balancing between setting aside land for development and conserving old sites is challenging. Over the years, we’ve seen many old buildings get demolished to make way for development. Even the old National Library at…

Wet market, Prime supermarket in Bukit Batok visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH on Wed added two more locations to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. It said that the infectious persons had visited Prime supermarket at Blk 373 Bukit…

Covid-19: Foreign domestic worker sole community case, 34 others imported

The sole Covid-19 community case reported in Singapore on Wed was a 40-year-old foreign domestic worker, MOH said. On Apr 2, the Myanmar national developed a headache followed by a shortness of breath two days later. She was…

Archery, pool halls? Residents, property analysts weigh in after authorities earmark Ulu Pandan site for sports facility

SLA and SportSG on Wed launched a tender to convert a state property on Ulu Pandan Road into a sports facility. TODAY spoke to a number of property analysts and residents living near the site to seek their…

Part of former Ulu Pandan Camp set aside for sports use, site open for tender

Part of a site that housed the former Ulu Pandan Camp has been set aside for sports use, SLA and SportSG said. The two agencies on Wed announced the opening of a joint tender for the state property…

Chip Eng Seng unit to sell 2 shophouses in Tanjong Pagar for S$10.7m

A subsidiary of property developer Chip Eng Seng Corp is set to sell two conservation shophouses along Tanjong Pagar Road and three units of shophouses along Geylang Road, the company said on Wed. CES Capital Holdings entered into…

Changi Chapel and Museum to reopen on May 19 with new artefacts

Set in a sleepy quarter of Upper Changi Road, an understated white building bears witness to the memories of thousands of prisoners of war in Changi Prison during World War II. The Changi Chapel and Museum is both…

Murals at shipping terminals depict key role of maritime sector in securing Singapore’s supplies during pandemic

The role of the maritime sector in ensuring the flow of essential supplies into Singapore during the Covid-19 pandemic has been memorialised in mural art displays at shipping terminals here. The 4m by 2m murals at the Jurong…

NTU and South Korean researchers create eco-friendly pollen sponge to tackle oil spills

Scientists from NTU and South Korea’s Sungkyunkwan University have created an environmentally friendly sponge from sunflower pollen to tackle water pollution such as marine oil spills. Professor Cho Nam-Joon from NTU School of Materials Science and Engg said…

New standards for Mice sector launched as S’pore prepares to hold larger events, welcome visitors

Singapore has launched a new certification programme for the Mice sector for large-scale events to be conducted in a safe manner. Event organisers, venue owners and suppliers who meet strict benchmarks and uphold best practices in areas such…

Singapore’s parks invaded by art installations to check out now through June 6

Take a walk on the wild side and find yourself some art now and for the next two months. Fourteen installations by local artists such as Sam Lo, Dawn Ng, and Robert Zhao are on display at eight…

Why aren’t all tables at East Coast Lagoon Food Village sheltered after renovation?

I was with my family at the East Coast Lagoon Food Village in East Coast Park on a rainy evening last Sat. Like many families, we had to walk around while waiting for an available table. We were…

Museum of Ice Cream, Asia’s tallest slingshot among new attractions to open in Singapore in anticipation of tourism recovery

Three new tourist attractions will be opening their doors to visitors here in the coming months. Mr Keith Tan, CEO of Singapore Tourism Board said on Wed that the Government will also be launching a tender for a…

Where to find the cheapest 5-room HDB flats in Singapore

With Covid-19 still hampering the economy, some homeowners may be opting for prudence; that could mean getting a larger resale flat, instead of a condo. But if your intent is still to upgrade to private housing at some…

Older motorcycles, including foreign bikes, must meet stricter emission standards from 2023: NEA

Older motorcycles will have to meet tighter in-use emission standards from Apr 6, 2023, as part of Singapore’s efforts to reduce vehicular emissions and improve air quality. Announcing this on Wed, NEA said the stricter standards will apply…

TCM practitioner fined for opening clinic during circuit breaker after patient notifies authorities

A TCM practitioner agreed to open her clinic to treat the son of a long-time customer during the “circuit breaker” period, when all non-essential businesses were ordered to shut. She later treated more customers, seeing five people in…

‘Mixed reactions’ from staff of the 18 schools to be merged, students ‘excited’ about the move

With 18 more schools to be merged over the next three years, teachers and staff from the affected schools say they have mixed feelings about the move. “Personally, (I had) mixed reactions because we have a long history…

18 primary and secondary schools to undergo mergers due to declining birth rates, changing demographics

Four pairs of pri schools and five pairs of sec schools will be merged between 2022 and 2024, MOE announced on Wed. “Declining birth rates and changing demographics in our housing estates have led to falling enrolment in…

KFC outlet in Punggol has licence suspended for selling food that is unclean or contains foreign matter

The licence of KFC at Oasis Terraces in Punggol has been suspended for two weeks from Tues to Apr 19, SFA said. The outlet at 681 Punggol Drive has accumulated 12 demerit points over a 12-month period for…

‘Even with money, you can’t source for anything’: Surbana Jurong CEO

It was a problem that having money alone could not solve. Rather, time was of the essence for Surbana Jurong (SJ), the consultancy firm given the mammoth task of converting the cavernous event halls at the Singapore Expo…

Hmlet: a hard lesson in hubris

Reality has set in for co-living operator Hmlet. An overly rapid expansion, a cash crunch and a mgmt exodus have forced the company to rethink its lofty ambitions. Its US-listed, China-based peers, which have experienced similar falls from…

People now more willing to follow safe management measures: Survey

The pandemic has gone on longer than most people anticipated, but many are more willing to follow safe mgmt measures than a year ago, a new poll has revealed. The survey of 1,000 people aged 16 and above…

Taiwanese family wants them all in S$293m Draycott deal

The Tsai family of Taiwan behind snack food giant Want Want China Holdings is the party that has bought all 20 units at the completed freehold luxe development, Eden, at 2 Draycott Park. The S$293 million transaction involves…

One-North Eden to open for preview this Saturday

One-North Eden, a mixed-use development project by TID in prime District 5, is set to open for preview this Sat), with bookings slated on 24 Apr when the project is launched. TID Pte Ltd is a JV between…

CBD Grade A rents stabilise in Q1 2021

Singapore saw stabilised rents for Grade A offices in CBD in the first quarter of 2021, falling by only 0.3% q-o-q to $9.54 psf. The downtick was mainly by Orchard and Raffles Place/New Downtown Premium micro-markets which posted…

Maxwell House relaunched for collective sale at $268 mil

Maxwell House, at 20 Maxwell Road, has been put up for collective sale for the second time at a lower reserve price of $268 million, a drop from its previous reserve price of $295 million, according to C&W.…

Puzzled by awarding of rail reliability incentive

It was reported that SBST has been awarded an estimated $30 million for rail reliability last year. This is the first award of its kind. It is not known how much exactly each of the rail operators, SBST…

Put in place infrastructure and community can learn to adapt to pedestrianised roads

It was reported that pedestrianisation trials have sparked some contention among residents. I urge the authorities to take heart. Any change always requires stepping outside one’s comfort zone. One cannot please everybody. If Singapore is to seriously reduce…

Decisive cooling measures needed to maintain stable property market

I urge the Government to institute decisive private property cooling measures before it is too late. The nominal median income for residents fell by 0.6 per cent over the year to last June, the first decline since 2004.…

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