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GuocoLand’s group president & CEO Choong Yee How retires; Cheng Hsing Yao to take over

Choong Yee How, the director, group president and CEO of GuocoLand will be retiring on June 30. The 64 year old, who will turn 65 as at the time of his retirement, was appointed to the position for…

Now that HSR is cancelled, what’s the land going to be used for?

1) Housing projects – Spanning 67ha, the former Jurong Country Club is large enough for BTO and condo projects. This is especially since there hasn’t been a BTO project in Jurong East in a long time; 2) Retirement…

Four shophouses in districts 1 and 2 put on the market

Four shophouses in CBD, including two at Tanjong Pagar, one at Telok Ayer and another at Pagoda St, have been put up for sale by ERA. All four are zoned for commercial use. The newly renovated conservation shophouse…

Hari Raya light-up kicks off in Geylang Serai, online bazaar launched

The Geylang Serai precinct was awash in a sea of colours on Fri night as the annual Hari Raya light-up began. This year’s street lightings and decorations will last till May 23. The light-up starts ahead of the…

Tackling climate change requires both individuals and organisations, says Desmond Lee

Everyone has a role to play in tackling climate change, MND Minister Desmond Lee said on Fri. He said it was a complex challenge that required effort from both individuals and organisations. “We all have a part to…

Efforts ongoing to encourage adoption of solar energy

We thank Forum contributor Lek Lee Eng for his feedback and suggestions. The installed solar capacity in landed homes has grown about four times since 2015, from 3.6 MWp to around 14.9 MWp as at the fourth quarter…

Better coordination needed for infrastructure projects

I thank the Government for replacing the water pipes in the roads in Namly estate. The contractor is to be congratulated for doing the job under difficult conditions where most of the roads were obstructed by parked cars…

More safeguards needed for tenants’ rental deposits

There are system loopholes in tenancy practices in the residential property market, in particular the protection of tenants’ rental deposits. My landlord collaborated with his agent to hold back and unfairly deduct from my deposit after my tenancy…

Robots to make food deliveries from Westgate mall to JTC Summit in upcoming trial

Autonomous robots that perform the job of a food delivery rider will be on trial in Jurong East in the second half of this year. For a start, it would pick up bubble-tea orders from HeyTea, located on…

Weekend entry restrictions to Lucky Plaza, Peninsula Plaza to be lifted from April 10

From Sat, visitors to Lucky Plaza and Peninsula Plaza will no longer be subjected to odd-even entry restrictions based on the last digit of their identification number. The authorities, however, stressed that visitors should not rush to these…

Retailer Naiise to close last S’pore outlet at Jewel Changi Airport, some vendors owed up to S$10,000

Homegrown store Naiise, known for selling products such as clothing and shoes by local designers, will close its last physical store here, at Jewel Changi Airport, on Sun. Vendors told TODAY they are owed up to S$10,000 in…

Fatal PIE viaduct collapse: Prosecutors seek S$1 million fine for builder Or Kim Peow Contractors

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Prosecutors are seeking a fine of S$1 million for a builder in charge of the construction of a viaduct that collapsed in 2017, killing a worker and injuring 10 others. Parties involved had known about repeated cracks in…

Congregational prayers to be allowed in dormitories during Ramadan, subject to safe distancing measures

Dormitory operators will be allowed to organise congregational prayer sessions within dormitories for workers observing the month of Ramadan, subject to safe distancing measures. Congregational prayers will be held for the evening prayers (Terawih) during Ramadan and morning…

PUB starts development of coastal-inland flood model which will help assess flood risks

PUB has started work on a new coastal-inland flood model, which will enable it to better assess the impact of climate change on Singapore’s coastal areas. The model, which is capable of simulating and evaluating both inland and…

Projects completing between now and 2023: What to look out for

Covid-19 may have wreaked havoc on the construction sector last year, and disrupted property developers’ otherwise peerless track record with respect to completing their residential projects on time or even ahead of schedule. This year, about 21 private…

Designer Robert Cheng’s garden home concept for Swire Properties’ Eden

Eden, the 20-unit condominium block at Draycott Drive, was never officially launched for sale. Few, except the ultra-high net worth, have ventured beyond the threshold of the property developed by Hong Kong-listed Swire Properties, especially now that all…

Four-bedroom unit at Leonie Gardens reaps profit of $2.35 mil

A four-bedroom unit at Leonie Gardens, measuring 2,540 sqft, was the most profitable unit that changed hands during the week of Mar 23 to 30. The fifth-floor unit was sold on Mar 26 for $3.8 million ($1,496 psf), after…

Amalgamated four-bedroom unit at Martin No. 38 selling for $6.7 mil

Even though it was completed a decade ago, the loft-inspired, 88-unit Martin No. 38 developed by SC Global and designed by Kerry Hill Architects continues to attract the well-heeled as well as professionals in the banking, tech and…

One-bedder at Sophia Hills on the market for $1.1 mil

A 463 sqft, one-bedroom unit at the luxury Sophia Hills condominium — located on Mount Sophia — has been put up for sale at $1.1 million ($2,375 psf) via private treaty by Knight Frank. Sophia Hills is a…

FLCT to join STI from April 13, replacing Jardine Strategic

The manager of Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust (FLCT) has announced that the REIT will join STI from Apr 13. The inclusion of FLCT into the STI, which tracks the performance of the top 30 companies listed on…

Singapore’s biggest bank to cut office space in home market

DBS Group is poised to trim office space in Singapore, the latest bank to pare its footprint in the city-state during the coronavirus pandemic. SEA’s largest bank plans to surrender about two and half floors, or 75,000 sqft,…

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