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Ultra-high-net-worth individuals who bought or sold bungalows or entire property blocks in Singapore recently

Singapore’s real estate market continues to do well in its Good Class Bungalow (GCB) luxury tier, bringing approximately S$424 million in business transactions (roughly 40 per cent of 2020’s entire property sales). URA Realis’ caveats data showed 16…

8 more COVID-19 infections linked to TTSH cluster among 10 new community cases in Singapore

Ten community cases were among the 17 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore as of noon on Mon, said MOH. Five of the community cases are patients at TTSH while another three are staff members there. The cluster…

Pre-school student with COVID-19 was last in school more than 2 weeks before positive test: ECDA

A child at Bethesda (Pasir Ris) Kindergarten who had tested positive for COVID-19 was last in school more than two weeks before the diagnosis, said ECDA on Mon. The child tested positive on Apr 29 and had been…

Training at Home Team Academy to be held online for 2 weeks after ICA officer tests positive for Covid-19

All training activities conducted at HTA will move online for the next two weeks or be postponed until further notice, after an ICA officer deployed there contracted Covid-19. All ICA officers from its Training Command at HTA –…

Keppel pledges $3m to plant 10,000 trees in S’pore to help meet 1 million target by 2030

Keppel Corp has pledged $3 million to plant 10,000 trees here over five years, in support of the nationwide effort to grow one million trees by 2030. On Mon, Keppel contributed 50 trees to Labrador Nature Reserve as…

Novena Global Healthcare co-founder Nelson Loh’s three luxurious Sentosa Cove homes up for sale

Three Sentosa Cove homes co-owned by Novena Global Healthcare (NGH) co-founder Nelson Loh, have been put on the market. A fourth property that he co-owns, also located in Sentosa, was recently sold at a loss. Among the properties…

Some hospitals deploying doctors, nurses to TTSH, other steps taken to balance caseloads: MOH

Some hospitals started deploying doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to TTSH on Mon to assist the hospital in caring for its existing patients. This is one of the steps that the healthcare community has taken to manage…

Fourth CDL director, Jenny Lim, quits board

Jenny Lim Yin Nee, lead independent director of City Developments Ltd, has resigned. She is the fourth director to quit the developers board following its troubled investment in China’s Sincere Property Group. Lim, a former KPMG partner, left…

Cloud kitchen units at CT Hub 2 available for sale

A portfolio comprising 29 ground-floor F&B and cloud kitchen units are on the market and will be sold in an EOI exercise. The strata units are in CT Hub, a 99-year leasehold commercial development at 114 Lavender St.…

Smart offices get smarter with rise of hybrid work

At Schneider Electric’s regional headquarters in Kallang, over a thousand sensors across nine floors track the occupancy of workstations and meeting rooms in real-time. This helps the company plan its office layout according to usage patterns. As safety…

13 people investigated for flouting COVID-19 measures at Ubi office

Thirteen people are under investigation for allegedly breaching COVID-19 safe distancing measures in an office unit in Ubi, said SPF on Mon. They were said to be consuming alcohol and socialising when police raided the unit along Ubi…

Cancelled appointments, drop in sales: Businesses in Novena area worry about TTSH COVID-19 cluster

Several businesses in the Novena area said sales have dipped in recent days as some customers choose to avoid malls close to TTSH where Singapore’s largest active COVID-19 cluster has emerged. There are 35 cases linked to the…

Going big on space: Buyers eye larger homes amid pandemic

When the pandemic made working from home the default, clashing Zoom meetings became a regular occurrence for Mr David Tan and his wife, who live in a 914 sqft four-room HDB flat. But soon, the couple will be…

No point in Covid-19 rules if hospital visitors allowed to take masks off for food or drinks

As the number of Covid-19 cases in the community surged over the past week, at least one public hospital has been lax with regard to visitors to its wards. About one in four of them were spending their…

Do zoo animals have enough space?

Since my childhood, the zoo has always been my go-to for outings. But in recent years, I noticed something has begun to steal the joy from my visits there. I do acknowledge and affirm the work that the…

Road design hampers access for emergency services

In late Mar, I gave feedback to HDB that long vehicles cannot turn a tight corner in a service road at Blk 141/135A Teck Whye Lane. Emergency service is time-critical, and a slight delay in operations can adversely…

Hon Sui Sen Memorial Room will be retained

We thank Mr Ng Kok Koon for his letter (Will Hon Sui Sen Memorial Room be kept?, Apr 29). The Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library at NUS will be rejuvenated to create a more vibrant, collaborative and dynamic…

Flexible workspace demand rises amid recovering economy in Singapore

Demand for co-working spaces in Singapore has increased markedly in recent months with signs of economic rebound and more people back at work in the office. IWG, which has 24 locations across its co-working space brands here, noted…

Growing number of hikers at Clementi Forest puts 2 rare orchid species at risk

X marked the spot on the edge of Clementi Forest where we were to meet the researchers from NParks last Wed morning. The 85ha Clementi forest is a piece of state land that has been reclaimed by the…

SAF starts autonomous vehicle trials in Kranji Camp III, Paya Lebar Air Base

Trials of driverless vehicles started last month at SAF sites. The aim is to reduce manpower needs and offer more convenience to servicemen. Four fully-electric vehicles are being tested at Kranji Camp III and Paya Lebar Air Base…

Transporting workers on trucks and lorries has huge hidden costs which can be avoided

It used to be quite acceptable to travel on the back of flatbed trucks and lorries. As recently as 30 years or so ago, it was common to see families travelling al fresco this way – even all…

Co-founder of Sabana Reit fined for harassment

The former chief strategy officer and head of investor relations of Sabana Real Estate Investment Mgmt was fined $8,000 on Mon for harassment. Tay Chiew Sheng, 45, a co-founder of Sabana Reit, pleaded guilty to two counts of…

Lucky Plaza, Peninsula Plaza shoppers move around easily after entry restriction reintroduced

Crowds were thinner inside Lucky Plaza and Peninsula Plaza on Sun as entry restrictions were reinstated to curb the spread of Covid-19, following a spike in community cases. The scene was very different outside the popular shopping centres,…

Covid-19: Long queues, waits of up to 5 hours as public testing starts for possible exposures to TTSH cases

For more than five hours on Mon, Mr and Mrs Foo Say Hin, who are 84 and 78 respectively, waited to receive their Covid-19 swab test at a screening centre at the former Da Qiao Pri School at…

Triad Trails: Former secret society members lead tour on Chinatown’s seedy past

Pointing to a row of shophouses along Pagoda St leading up to Chinatown MRT Station, a heavily-tattooed man tells the group behind him that the shops used to be opium dens in the 19th century. It was a…

NEX mall, Innisfree at Waterway Point among places visited by cases in TTSH cluster during infectious period

South Korean cosmetic brand Innisfree’s outlet at Waterway Point and NEX mall in Serangoon were among the places visited by cases in TTSH cluster during their infectious period. MOH said on Sun that the infectious persons from the…

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