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HDB August 2021 BTO in-depth review: Kallang/Whampoa

Here’s 99.co’s detailed review of the Aug 2021 BTO at Kallang/Whampoa. You can refer to these estimations based on nearby resale transactions and launch prices from recent BTO launches. Price range of 3-room: S$340,000 – S$450,000 and 4-room…

MND survey reveals how the government could regulate prime location HDB flats

In recent times, we’re increasingly hearing the term “windfall effect” or “lottery effect”, which describes the significant profit that BTO flat owners get when they sell their new-ish flats upon completion of the five-year MOP. This time, before…

Hmlet launches new housing solution for young Singaporean couples and families

Hmlet has announced the launch of a private housing solution catered to local and expat young couples and families in Singapore. Called Hmlet Nest, the new pet-friendly space will be available in eight conservation shophouses – buildings that…

Several Orchard Road malls, Geylang Bahru Market and Food Centre among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

Several malls in the Orchard Road area such as Orchard Central and 313@Somerset, as well as the Geylang Bahru Market and Food Centre, were added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases…

Covid-19: Porter at Changi General Hospital among unlinked cases; Bukit Merah View market cluster grows to 85

A porter at CGH found to be infected by the Delta variant of the coronavirus in initial tests was one of two Covid-19 community cases with no known sources of infection reported on Thurs. Another unlinked case in…

Group led by Daniel Teo buys Mount Rosie bungalow for S$43.8m

A group of investors led by veteran property developer Daniel Teo of Hong How Group is buying an old bungalow at 21 Mount Rosie Road, near Barker Road, for S$43.8 million with a view to redeveloping it into…

Economic reopening, changes to F&B dining cap will depend on vaccination rate: Gan

Singapore’s economic reopening – particularly for sectors such as F&B services, and hospitality – will depend on the rate of vaccination, said MTI Minister Gan Kim Yong on Thurs. Asked what economic factors the government is considering in…

Over 85% of staff who work in same ward as infected NCID nurse test negative for Covid-19

More than 85 per cent of the staff who work in the same ward at NCID, where a nurse recently tested positive for Covid-19, have tested negative for the virus. Test results for the remaining staff are still…

New international panel to advise on S’pore’s sustainable infrastructure strategies

As countries recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, there are opportunities to reset and rebuild, especially in the area of sustainable infrastructure. This is why Singapore has set up an intl panel of experts to advise on the latest…

Synergies to be reaped as Singapore and Indonesia set sights on becoming carbon trading hubs

Singapore and Indonesia have expressed ambitions of becoming hubs for the growing carbon credit trade, but both marketplaces could be synergistic instead of competitive, said SIIA chairman Simon Tay on Thurs. While more details will be needed to…

More than 540,000 HDB flat owners to pay less in home insurance premiums

More than 540,000 HDB flat owners will, on average, pay 10 per cent less in premiums for a CPF home insurance scheme from July 1. CPFB on Thurs said it is reducing premiums for the Home Protection Scheme…

More Covid-19 clusters likely as S’pore reopens, but vaccination helps containment: Experts

As Singapore continues to open up in the months to come, more clusters like the ones in the Bukit Merah View area could emerge from time to time, accompanied by intensive testing operations to keep the spread contained,…

COVID guidelines for larger settings such as dine-in on track: Lawrence Wong

The COVID-19 guidelines will be revised to allow for larger gatherings among vaccinated people while dine-in at five per group in F&B places is expected to proceed as planned next month, said Finance Minister Lawrence Wong on Thurs.…

Singapore preparing to live with endemic Covid-19 as residents grow ‘battle weary’ of pandemic, ministers say

Singapore is drawing up a blueprint for Covid-19 becoming endemic in a plan that may include “multi-year” vaccine booster shots such as those given for the flu virus, a shift away from monitoring daily cases and a return…

A journey through the only HDB estate in Siglap, the lesser-known Dakota Crescent

Golden shafts of light line the pale pink walls, casting quivering shadows of trees jingling their sleeves of green. As the mynas trill, a sense of peace settles snugly over a cluster of five-storey HDB blocks in Siglap.…

How heartland shops got a chance to work with big Swedish firms like H&M and Anticimex

From electrical and pipe fittings to nails and bolts of various shapes and sizes, hardware store InHome Trading carries hundreds of home repair tools and products in its small shop located at a HDB block in Ang Mo…

Covid-19: Govt urges more seniors to get vaccinated, as they will be ‘hard hit’ if more community clusters emerge

The Government’s Covid-19 task force made a plea for more seniors to get vaccinated, stressing that the current 75 per cent vaccination rate for people aged 60 and above is “not enough”. The importance of vaccination could be…

Low risk of severe transboundary haze in region this year, thanks partly to Covid-19: Study

The risk of severe and prolonged haze across the region this year is low with the Indonesian authorities remaining committed to preventing a repeat of 2019’s unhealthy levels of poor air quality, a Singapore think-tank has concluded. Despite…

Covid-19: Jail for PR who breached quarantine by leaving hotel room to meet wife for his birthday

When he arrived in Singapore from China, Bai Fan learned that he had to serve a 14-day stay-home notice as he had transited through Hong Kong, where Covid-19 cases were on the rise at the time. Bai was…

Covid-19: Those fully vaccinated could be allowed to travel with fewer curbs, gather in larger groups, attend mass events

Once a larger proportion of the population here are inoculated against Covid-19, those who have been fully vaccinated may see less strict infection control measures when travelling and be allowed to engage in a greater range of activities,…

Undervalued Tuan Sing set to get major IPO boost

SGX is full of companies that are unappreciated, under-researched and undervalued, including property player Tuan Sing Holdings. Despite decent results, strong management and a ground-breaking deal in China, the stock trades at half its NTA value. The mainboard-listed…

Nominate lighthouses as world heritage sites

The recent discovery of two historic shipwrecks and their artefacts in the waters off Pedra Branca further supports the Singapore Maritime Heritage Interest Group’s belief that Singapore’s rich maritime heritage is just waiting to be explored and shared.…

Consider wildlife protection legislation similar to Australia’s powerful environmental Act

The news that visitors to Changi Beach were digging up marine life in the intertidal zones was disheartening. Did Singapore, as a supposedly green society, fail to educate the masses about animal protection and enforce the age-old dictum…

More restrictive nature laws may lead to a sterile environment

Ms Sharon Szto Hwei Fung’s letter struck a chord with me. A decade ago, I was able to visit the Istana Woodneuk with my young nephews. We went there to explore the dilapidated palace. They were excited to…

Allow bigger groups of fully vaccinated customers at private eateries

Singapore has allowed dining in to resume, but with group sizes limited to two people. This limitation has continued to put tremendous stress on the ability of F&B outlets to survive. Given the high protection rates conferred by…

BCA recognises new accreditation schemes for managing agents

In a bid to help the industry raise the standards of MAs that manages the operational and administrative tasks for MCSTs, BCA has recognised two new accreditation schemes for MAs that were introduced by APFM as well as…

Opportunities for certain REITs bode well for Keppel DC REIT, A-REIT, FLCT and MLT: OCBC

While the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have brought about challenges for the real estate sector, certain opportunities have emerged and provided tailwinds for others, says the OCBC Investment Research (OIR) team in a June 15 sector update.…

Wong Fong Industries receives OTP to acquire property at Joo Koon Road

Wong Fong Industries’ wholly-owned subsidiary, Wong Fong Engg, has been granted an OTP by Lian Hoe Hardware on June 24. The OTP is in relation to the proposed acquisition of a property at 38 Joo Koon Road for…

Businesses near Covid clusters bear the brunt as customers stay away

Cake shop owner Tan Kooi Tiang used to serve up to 200 customers a day, but this has dwindled to 30 to 40 over the past three weeks. She is one of the shop owners affected by the…

Seniors make up nearly half of cases in Bukit Merah, Redhill clusters

Seniors make up almost half of the Covid-19 cases in the four clusters in Bukit Merah and Redhill, raising concerns about the risk of severe illness among older patients in the ageing estate who are not vaccinated. According…

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