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What does the Census 2020 results mean for race, property types and future plans?

Last week, DOS released the census results. Taking a closer look at the breakdown based on race, we noticed more disparities across the property types. For instance, the proportion of Malay resident households living in condos was 3%,…

Here’s why paying S$1.268 million for a 49-year-old HDB terrace house is worth it

Just yesterday, it’s reported that a 49-year-old terrace house was sold for S$1.268 million. It broke the record for the highest resale price for an HDB unit. But is it really worth the price? Looking at the past…

Opportunities for public-private tie-ups in sustainable infrastructure development despite Covid-19: Indranee Rajah

Delivering quality and sustainable infrastructure has been made more challenging with the Covid-19 pandemic, and will be even more complex due to climate change and rapid urbanisation. But there are opportunities for partnerships and co-creation among governments, multilateral…

Robinsons customers cite mixed feelings ahead of store’s online-only relaunch

Shuttered department store Robinsons Singapore is set to relaunch as Robinsons Online with a sale at 3pm on Thurs, featuring more than 1,000 products from 200 brands at up to 60 per cent off. The iconic department store…

Swabbing for Covid-19 under way for about 180 staff at Enabling Village

Swabbing is under way for about 180 staff at Enabling Village after a cleaner there tested positive for Covid-19. In a FB post on Wed, SG Enable said more than 70 people at the community and social business…

Some travellers serving stay-home notice in S’pore have been told they can check out earlier

Halfway through a draining three weeks alone in a hotel room, Mr Rayford Callier felt both hope and frustration when news arrived that the length of Singapore’s stay-home notice (SHN) is to be cut from 21 to 14…

SingEx-Sphere Holdings renamed Constellar Holdings

MICE player SingEx-Sphere Holdings is now known as Constellar Holdings, following a name change to mark a new chapter for the recently-merged entity. SingEx-Sphere was formed in Feb 2021 through the merger of Temasek’s MICE portfolio company SingEx…

3,000 sensors at Temasek Poly can soon alert on frigid indoor sweater weather, energy waste

TP is looking at a solution to ensure its temperatures are not too cool for school – it will deploy a platform with more than 3,000 sensors at its 30-hectare campus to monitor energy use, and also find…

Family offices driving a few car park deals; Chinatown offers latest million-dollar lot

A car park at People’s Park Complex has joined the mix of such assets up for purchase, with a few recent sales of other car parks closed by family offices. This week, a multi-storey car park with a…

Singapore looking to develop, deploy low-carbon technologies as part of climate action efforts

Singapore is looking to collaborate with local and global partners to develop and deploy low-carbon technologies, as part of its efforts to meet its carbon emissions targets. On Wed, NCCS, EDB, EMA, MPA and CAAS said the technologies…

Singapore wants global standards for green financing

Booming green finance markets need to be subject to stronger global regulation to ensure the best results for investors and the planet, Minister for MSE Grace Fu told Reuters. Companies are under increasing pressure to reduce carbon emissions…

13 new COVID-19 community cases in Singapore; NCID nurse among 3 unlinked infections

Singapore reported 13 new COVID-19 cases in the community as of noon on Wed, including three with no links to previous cases. Among the unlinked cases identified as Case 64399 was a 34-year-old nurse at NCID who had…

Northpoint City, Waterway Point among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

Two malls, Northpoint City in Yishun and Waterway Point in Punggol, were added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. MOH said that one of the cases is…

5 residents, visitors at Bukit Merah View test positive for Covid-19 following swabbing operations

Five out of the 2,133 residents and visitors at Bukit Merah View who underwent mandatory Covid-19 testing have tested positive for the coronavirus. On Wed, MOH said that it has concluded its mandatory and voluntary Covid-19 testing exercise…

Covid-19: Stay-home notice for travellers from higher-risk regions cut to 14 days but self-tests required while in isolation

From 11.59pm on Wed, all travellers arriving in Singapore from higher-risk countries or regions will serve a stay-home notice of 14 days at dedicated facilities, down from the 21-day requirement. These travellers will, however, need to test themselves…

Ride the wave of goodwill to further protect and recognise the dignity of migrant workers

Migrant workers matter. The treatment and recognition of one of our most vulnerable groups will be key to how Singapore will navigate a post-pandemic future. About this time last year, infection rates among foreign workers living in dormitories…

Four factories in Mandai for sale at $72 mil

Four freehold industrial B2 strata terrace factories within Mandai Estate are up for sale at a guide price of $72 million, according to Knight Frank, The factories, at 2A and 2B Mandai Estate, have a combined strata area…

Colliers appoints Patrick Gidney as senior director of occupier services

Colliers has appointed Patrick Gidney as senior director, occupier services, where he will grow Colliers’ occupier services business in Singapore. Gidney brings with him over 17 years of commercial real estate experience with expertise in tenant representation. His…

Will the government implement cooling measures on home prices?

The continued increase of home prices and rents have led some to speculate that the government might soon implement cooling measures. But according to Savills, this is unlikely. “If we use the tracking error (TE) to compare private…

Third most expensive apartment sells in May

The priciest apartment sold last month was a 548 sqm 20th floor apartment at Park Nova transacted for S$34.4 million or S$5,838 psf. According to an analysis released by OrangeTee, this is the third priciest new condominium purchase…

Singapore ranks 7th most expensive city

Singapore ranked as the 7th most expensive city in the world, dropping 2 places down from the 5th place in 2020. This year’s list of most expensive cities for intl employees was dominated by Asian cities with Ashgabat,…

Singaporeans rank amongst the lowest in ESG investment awareness

Three in four Singaporeans said an individual can make a positive change in the world when it comes to sustainable investing, according to the latest Fidelity Intl Survey. However, the same survey said that Singapore was amongst the…

People’s Park Complex car park put up for sale for $42mil

The entire multi-storey car park at People’s Park Complex has been put up for sale with a guide price of $42 million, which works out to $57,000 per car park lot, revealed Brilliance Capital. Spanning four floors on…

Office unit at Chinatown Point on sale for $4.46mil

A strata office unit at Chinatown Point has been put up for sale via EOI, with a guide price of $4.46 million, revealed CBRE. Located on Level 18, the office unit spans about 2,347 sqft with views of…

4,500 diners reminded to return trays as dining in resumes

As many as 4,500 diners had to be reminded by NEA officers to return their food trays to the tray stations on Mon, the first day dining in was allowed to resume. During a visit to North Bridge…

Empower volunteers to enforce safe distancing measures

I refer to the letters by forum writers Alvin Toh and Liu I-Chun. It may not be feasible to have full-time safe distancing ambassadors and enforcement officers patrolling every corner of Singapore, from parks and shopping centres to…

Eat and go, don’t spend time chatting

The Government is managing a delicate balancing act between safeguarding the health of the population and helping businesses stay afloat. It is extremely challenging for F&B sector to do business under these circumstances. Indeed, for an industry that…

Better safety rules needed for walkers and bikers on park connectors

I agree fully with the views of Mr Frank Lim Choo Beng (Enforce cycling speed limit at Rail Corridor, June 22). I use the Rail Corridor to walk with my wife, and cycle with my friends. High-speed cyclists,…

Reserve middle lane of park connectors for cyclists

My boyfriend and I have become avid cyclists and park connector users. We are grateful for the amazing work done by NParks to create green spaces for the public. At the same time, we have observed more cyclists…

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