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24m-tall tree that fell on Tanglin CC after Saturday’s rain finally cleared 2 days later

A tree which fell onto Tanglin CC last Sat evening, after heavy rain, is said to have damaged some of its classrooms. NParks said it was alerted to a fallen West Indian locust tree (Hymenaea courbaril) in Malcolm…

Public encouraged to join new programme to tackle plastic waste

People in Singapore can now join in the global effort to end plastic waste through a new programme launched Tues. Clean4Change is a 150-day programme that aims to improve peoples’ knowledge on recycling and encourage community clean-up efforts…

Drones to deliver medicine and shipping parts to vessels from Marina South

An area near Marina South Pier has now been designated as a space for maritime drone fliers to test their wares, including by delivering 3D-printed shipping parts to vessels docked near Singapore’s shores. The country’s first Maritime Drone…

Basement-level retail unit at The Adelphi up for sale

A 999-year leasehold strata retail unit at the basement level of The Adelphi has been put up for sale via EOI, revealed CBRE. With an area of 4,090 sqft, the retail unit is fully leased to a KTV…

Two office units at Suntec City and Cecil Street up for sale

Two strata office units in CBD are up for sale, according to Knight Frank. The properties comprise one office unit in GB Building and another office unit in Suntec Tower 1, and can be purchased individually or as…

Colliers appoints Tridiana Ong as executive director, tenant representation

Colliers has appointed Tridiana Ong as executive director, tenant representation. Ong’s appointment is effective immediately, Colliers said on Apr 19. In her new role, she is tasked with expanding Colliers’ market share in Singapore. She reports to June…

4 important lessons from the Thomson Road building demolition. Yes, it’s about en-bloc

1) Freehold doesn’t always mean forever – The Land Acquisition Act applies whether your property is freehold or a 99-year lease. If the government needs your land, they can take it with fair compensation; 2) Look beyond unit…

Fully-vaccinated dorm resident among 14 new COVID cases in Singapore

MOH confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Tues including one new case of locally transmitted infection, taking the country’s total case count to 60,865. The local case resides in a dormitory, while the remaining 13 cases…

Singapore’s border measures for travellers from India to be tightened

Singapore authorities on Tues announced the tightening of border measures for travellers from India as well as relaxing those for those arriving from Hong Kong and with recent travel history to UK and South Africa. Fully vaccinated individuals…

Aedas builds community spaces that can be accessed 24/7

The days of monolithic stand-alone office towers being left dark at night after the workers have gone home are at an end, argues Aedas Singapore Executive Principal Alen Nikolovski. Instead, the development spaces must include mixed-use areas for…

Keppel DC REIT 1Q21 DPU up 18.1% to 2.462 cents due to new acquisitions and AEIs

The manager of Keppel DC REIT has reported DPU of 2.462 cents for the 1QFY2021 ended Mar, 18.1% higher than DPU of 2.085 cents for the 1QFY2020. The higher DPU was supported by accretive acquisitions and AEIs in…

Sabana REIT’s NTP+ nears 100% commitment, to contribute from 2Q21: Analysts

Analysts from DBS Group Research and PhillipCapital are positive on Sabana REIT’s prospects ahead of the opening of NTP+, slated for 2Q2021. The DBS Group Research team notes that NTP+ has reached 96.7% commitment, up from around 80%…

Behind the “sins” of the property market

1) Buy spokespersons’ interpretations of property data – Why is it surprising to see new sales doubled from 645 units in Feb to 1,296 units in Mar? How many homebuyers and agents are free to buy and sell…

ST climate change webinar: S’pore to employ mix of coastal protection measures as sea levels rise, say experts

To hold back rising sea levels and prevent flooding episodes in low-lying Singapore, the country will need to incorporate a mix of hard engg solutions and soft armouring, tapping natural coastal barriers for example. Speaking at ST webinar…

Workplace incident involving crane along Tanah Merah Coast Road, no injuries reported

Part of a crawler crane fell at a worksite along Tanah Merah Coast Road in the early hours of Tues. No one was injured, said MOM. It said the crawler crane was lifting a steel casing used for…

Johor to propose border measures that include mechanism to limit travel within Singapore

Johor’s chief minister said on Tues his state government will propose measures that will limit the movement of workers who cross the border from Johor to Singapore. Hasni Mohammad said the reopening of the border was an “ongoing…

i12 Katong mall to reopen later this year with new tenants like Climb Asia and PS Cafe

The i12 Katong mall will reopen in the fourth quarter of this year after closing its doors for renovation in early 2020, said its operator Keppel Land on Tues. Located at the junction of East Coast Road and…

Singapore keeps dorm migrants segregated even as covid abates

It’s been a year since migrant workers in Singapore were confined to dormitories to prevent an outbreak of Covid-19 in their ranks from spreading across the island. Now, weeks after new cases among the labourers dropped to almost…

Little Farms owner went from private equity to grocery business

Two decades spent in investment banking and private equity gave Joe Stevens leadership and financial skills, but did not prepare him for the issues he would face as a small business owner. Mr Stevens, who had headed Standard…

More needs to be done to educate people on electric vehicle etiquette

The Government has set a target date of 2040 to phase out ICE vehicles. However, there may be a need to look at having deterrent measures against errant drivers and to discourage bad EV-charging social etiquette. I would…

Have dedicated charging points, parking spots for electric vehicles in housing estates and workplaces

Most EVs have a shorter range on a full charge, compared with ICE vehicles on a full tank of petrol. This means that EV owners not only need to charge their cars more frequently, but also need to…

Archaeological survey being conducted at Alexandra Hospital, a WWII site

In one account of the Alexandra Hospital massacre of Feb 14, 1942, its football field was where Japanese soldiers gathered wounded soldiers and staff, tied them by the hands in groups, and led them away to a small…

Mosques and police on guard during Ramadan amid heightened regional terror alert

As Muslims mark the ongoing fasting month of Ramadan, mosques have increased their focus on detecting potential threats to their buildings and worshippers. The police have also continued patrols at places of worship, which they recently stepped up…

E-commerce giants bulk up on logistics, but it’s not endgame for 3rd-party players

Bright orange vans, with “Shopee Xpress” emblazoned across in white font, have become a common sight on Singapore’s roads. This reflects a growing trend across SEA: e-commerce marketplaces bulking up on in-house logistics. Third-party logistics (3PL) startups BT…

Bukit Batok initiative aims to spur more green activities

A new community farm in Bukit Batok that will donate grown edibles to vulnerable residents is in the works. It is part of the Bukit Batok Green Plan, an initiative launched by Bukit Batok GROs and their community…

No age barrier in contributing to sustainability efforts here

The Government’s recent announcement that it will work on a charging model for disposable carrier bags at supermarkets has cast the spotlight on Singapore’s current environmental efforts, which often seem to be associated with the younger generation. But…

SMRT plans to change entire taxi fleet to electric vehicles within 5 years

Transport operator SMRT is targeting to change its entire taxi fleet to EVs within five years, with the first batch of 300 to arrive in Singapore progressively from July. The fleet could include models such as sedans, station…

‘Everything comes out from our pocket’: Small brands suffer when retailers like Naiise miss payments

When Suzianna Mohd Sofiee tied up with homegrown multi-label retailer Naiise at the start of last year, sales went up more than when she partnered with other smaller retailers. Seeing how brisk sales were, she then ordered thousands…

Self-driving buses and delivery robots welcomed but who do we blame if AI goes rogue in Singapore?

Earlier this year, Luda Lee, an AI-powered chatbot, went “rogue”. Created by Korean start-up Scatter Lab, Luda was designed to chat naturally with South Korean FB users and to improve based on user data. Soon after, however, it…

Singapore riding the ESG investment growth

There is a growing appetite for investment in sustainable buildings. According to Deloitte, the share of global investors that have applied ESG criteria to at least a quarter of their total investment portfolio has risen from 48% in…

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