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5 safe distancing measures deployed by the MCST or MA at condos other residents may not know about

1) MRT-like gantry with facial checks for resident and guest entry – The resident and guest walk-in entrance at City Square Residences condominium sports high-tech gantry entry/exit aisles, complete with automated glass doors, security cameras, facial recognition screens,…

Is 2021 a good time to sell your HDB flat?

2021 is shaping up to be as volatile as the year before. Covid-19 is still not a forgone conclusion, there’s talk of major construction delays, and prices are rising across the board.n As such, it’s no surprise that…

7 little-known HDB renovation guidelines that Singaporean homeowners should know about

1) Void areas should remain void i.e. mezzanine structures are not allowed – HDB says such extension may result in an additional load within the apartment that could lead to structural issues; 2) Purchasing the recess area outside…

Sim Lim Square, Jurong Point mall among places where Covid-19 cases had been while infectious

Sim Lim Square, Jurong Point as well as the Funan mall were added to a list of public places where Covid-19 cases had been during their infectious period. “As a precautionary measure, persons who had been at these…

Covid-19: MOH updates ‘close contact’ criteria on website, after man was quarantined following ‘cumulative exposure’ to cases over several days

Mr Lim YC, 40, thought that he was being cautious by spending just a few minutes each time he needed to go to Bukit Merah View Market and Food Centre to buy food as he had read about…

IWG adds 20 Cecil Street to flexible office space portfolio

Flexible workspace operator IWG has added PLUS Building at 20 Cecil St to its office space portfolio under its Regus brand. The workspace spans two floors of about 22,000 sqft and is a result of “increased demand within…

Tech sector drives APAC office leasing demand

The technology sector is the key driver of office leasing demand in major APAC cities, and should account for 20% to 25% of office leasing demand in the region in the next five years, highlights Colliers in a…

A city in nature — or a city without nature? The uncertain fate of Singapore’s last forests

When a developer flattened a piece of woodland earlier this year that it wasn’t meant to, aerial photos of the stripped parcel of land went viral and lit up social media in the city-state. Photographs from 2019 —…

Analysts remain upbeat on Ascendas REIT with higher target prices from $3.65

Analysts are mostly upbeat on Ascendas REIT (A-REIT) due to its stable portfolio and its series of acquisitions and disposals. To be sure, the analysts PhillipCapital and UOB Kay Hian have maintained their “buy” recommendations on the REIT…

Youngsters playing games in Tampines allegedly breach cap on social gatherings amid Covid-19

Several groups of young people were seen playing basketball and football at outdoor courts in Tampines while allegedly breaching the five-person limit on social gatherings last week. In a FB post on Tues, Tampines GRC MP Baey Yam…

Arkema’s specialty materials plant in Jurong set to create hundreds of jobs in 2022

French specialty materials manufacturer Arkema announced on Tues that its new plant on Jurong Island is in the final stages of construction. Upon completion, it is estimated that a few hundred new jobs will be created in Singapore,…

GlobalFoundries puts $4bn into Singapore expansion

GlobalFoundries will invest over $4 billion to expand its Singapore wafer plant and ramp up capacity as it attempts to tackle the global microchip shortage. The privately held company owned by UAE’s Mubadala Investment Company announced on Tues…

11 people arrested for illegal gambling, drug offences and breaking COVID-19 rules at Zion Road home

Ten men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of illegal gambling, drug-related offences and violations of COVID-19 safe distancing measures, SPF said on Tues. Officers conducted a raid at a home along Zion Road on Fri…

2 new COVID-19 clusters including Redhill Close; 15 new community cases in Singapore

Singapore reported 15 new COVID-19 cases in the community as of noon on Tues, including five with no links to previous cases. Two new clusters were identified – one involving cases linked to 90 Redhill Close and one…

Building manager deployed at Bugis Cube charged for alleged corruption

A 61-year-old man was charged in court on Tues for alleged corruption offences committed while he was deployed as a building manager at shopping mall Bugis Cube. Woo Kong Choy, a Singaporean, faces three charges of obtaining bribes…

Singapore Pools shuts Livewire betting outlets in China Square, Rochor after visits from COVID-19 case

Singapore Pools has temporarily closed two Livewire betting outlets in Telok Ayer and Rochor following several visits by a COVID-19 patient. Singapore Pools on Tues said it was notified by MOH that a person with COVID-19 had visited…

3 more fatal workplace accidents in June; worker deaths in 2021 at 22

Three workers died in separate accidents within five days in June. This takes the total number of fatal workplace accidents in 2021 to 22, which is higher than the 17 workplace fatalities recorded in the first half of…

49-year-old HDB terraced house in Whampoa sold for record $1.268 million

A 49-year-old HDB terraced house in Whampoa was sold for $1.268 million this month, making it the most expensive HDB resale unit to change hands so far, in what has already been a record year for million-dollar flats.…

Focus on quality and not just quantity of green spaces in making land use decisions: Conservation scientist

Understanding the quality of nature areas in a city, and not just the amount of land covered by greenery, will help land-scarce Singapore make better land use decisions, conservation scientist Koh Lian Pin said on Tues. Professor Koh,…

Keppel working on project to explore floating city in Singapore

A floating city in Singapore may well become a reality, with Keppel Corp exploring such nearshore urban developments. Keppel CEO and executive director Loh Chin Hua disclosed this at the World Cities Summit on Tues, during a panel…

Robinsons Online relying on S’pore core to keep DNA

As iconic retailer Robinsons is resurrected as an online department store and heads into a new era of e-commerce, it is drawing on the experience of former employees to maintain the DNA of its brick-and-mortar beginnings. After being…

Public spaces at Enabling Village in Redhill to be cleaned after cleaner tests positive for Covid-19

Public spaces and one of the blocks at the Enabling Village in Redhill will be cleaned, after a cleaner at the community and social business hub tested positive for Covid-19. In a FB post, SG Enable said that…

SportSG, Dow tie-up aims to recycle 170,000 used pairs of sports shoes a year into jogging tracks, playgrounds

A short-term project launched last year to recycle used sports shoes into material for building sports facilities such as jogging tracks, playgrounds and fitness corners is being made permanent. The initiative, described as a “first of its kind”…

No change to Sept 1 start of tray return enforcement, despite curtailed advisory period: NEA

Despite a shorter-than-expected advisory period, the authorities will still begin issuing fines and warnings on diners who fail to return their trays at hawker centres from Sept 1, NEA said on Tues. The agency had announced in May…

Call for creation of national unit for infrastructure sector

Creating a national infrastructure development unit to drive the development of the infrastructure sector at home as well as to facilitate its growth overseas is one of the key recommendations to help the sector overcome inherent challenges, according…

Have Singapore office rents bottomed?

Amid an improvement in business confidence, Singapore’s Grade A CBD office rentals posted their first uptick after five consecutive q-o-q drops since the Covid-19 outbreak began, going by preliminary data from JLL. It estimates that the average monthly…

Post-pandemic, will heartland malls stay resilient?

Tampines Mall in Tampines and Junction 8 in Bishan are among Singapore’s most prominent heartland malls. The duo were part of the portfolio of Singapore’s first Reit CapitaMall Trust, when it listed in 2002. Valuation reports dated June…

Let motorcyclists skip e-bike test

I suggest that people who have a motorbike licence be exempted from having to take the mandatory theory test to use a PAB in public. Those with a motorbike licence have already taken theory classes and have extensive…

Scope of mandatory e-bike theory test goes beyond road safety

We thank Mr Nellikala Chellappan Sathian for his suggestion (Let motorcyclists skip e-bike test, June 18). Riders of PABs are allowed on both cycling paths and roads. Besides interacting with motorists on roads, PAB riders also interact with…

Hygienic dining environment needed at hawker centres, coffee shops

Since diners at hawker centres and coffee shops share the same tables, chairs, tableware and food trays over and over, the authorities should regulate their cleaning to curb the spread of Covid-19 and other diseases. Tableware and food…

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