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Komo Shoppes secures 60% pre-committed leases

CEL Development (CEL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chip Eng Seng Corp, has secured 60% pre-committed leases for Komo Shoppes, the retail podium at integrated development Parc Komo in Changi. “From our soft launch of Komo Shoppes for lease,…

Before NTU, There was Nantah. Have we forgotten how students struggled to save it from demise?

My Chinese teacher once warned me not to equate NTU with Nantah. Making that connection would anger many from the Chinese community who lived through the 1960s and 1970s, he said. But aren’t both the same? Whenever I…

4 reasons why you shouldn’t default on your condo maintenance fees

1) You’ll be charged with interest and served with written demand – If you don’t pay after the grace period, the MCST can charge you interest and even serve you with a lawyer’s letter to recover the payment.…

5 unpopular, slow-selling new launch condos in 2021: What’s going wrong?

1) 19 Nassim – Only two units have been sold. Recent transactions indicates prices of $3,351 psf and $3,401 psf respectively. It seems steep, especially given its leasehold status. Perhaps the problem is really its unit sizes compared…

Covid-19: 4 clusters closed; 2 new community cases linked to Bukit Merah View market

Four Covid-19 clusters were closed on Thurs, MOH said, as the seven-day moving average number of infections in the community that are linked to confirmed cases or not continues to trend downwards. These clusters were closed because no…

96% of e-bike and e-scooter users have passed new compulsory theory test: LTA

Almost everyone who took a mandatory assessment to use their escooters and PABs in public areas so far has passed the test. LTA said that as at 5pm on Thurs, about 96 per cent of the 177 people…

Rare monkey sighted in Bukit Timah area after more than 30 years

A critically endangered, black-and-white monkey that is native to Singapore has been sighted in the Bukit Timah area for the first time in more than 30 years. The Raffles’ banded langur was previously thought to be found only…

Haw Par Villa reopens after nine-month closure for upgrading works

Popular local attraction Haw Par Villa reopened on Thurs, after a nine-month closure for upgrading. The theme park in Pasir Panjang was closed in Oct last year for works that included enhanced night lighting, and ventilation for the…

Masks to remain key even in Covid-19 new normal: Ong Ye Kung

The wearing of masks will still be key after Singapore transitions to a new normal of living with endemic Covid-19, and may well be among the last of the measures that will be shed, Health Minister Ong Ye…

Perks for those vaccinated against Covid-19 not meant to be discriminatory: Ong Ye Kung

Perks for Covid-19 vaccinated individuals, such as being exempt from pre-event testing for certain events, are not meant to be discriminatory. Rather, this differentiation between the vaccinated and unvaccinated is necessary from a public health standpoint as Singapore…

All 12 Ho Kee Pau outlets closed after pest infestation found at supplier’s premises

All 12 of Ho Kee Pau outlets were closed on Thurs, a day after widespread pest infestations were found on the premises of a company that supplies it with items such as dim sum, traditional pau and pastries.…

Man to be charged for not wearing mask in MRT train, public nuisance

A 39-year-old man will be charged on Fri for failing to wear a mask while in an MRT train, public nuisance and using threatening words towards police officers who were on duty. SPF said the man was allegedly…

COVID: Marche, Don Don Donki outlets, 14 other F&B places to close for 10 days

Sixteen F&B premises – including the Marche outlet at 313@Somerset and the Don Don Donki Food Court at The Central – were ordered to close for breaching safe mgmt measures (SMMs) in the past week. MSE said on…

Bedok Point mall, faced with stiff competition, to make way for residential-commercial development

The Bedok Point mall will make way for a residential development with commercial units on the ground floor, owner Frasers Property has confirmed. “We are currently working with the relevant authorities on our plans and will share the…

We will bring Changi Airport ‘into a new phase of life’, says S Iswaran as transport hub marks 40th anniversary

Minister for Transport S Iswaran said he is confident that Singapore will “grow Changi back once again and bring it into a new phase of life”, as Changi Airport marked its 40th anniversary on Thurs. The Singapore Changi…

Singapore tourism could shift into fast gear soon as it steps up vaccinations

Things are looking up for Singapore’s tourism sector – both inbound and outbound – as vaccine roll-outs point the way towards a post-pandemic normal and Health Minister Ong Ye Kung indicated that residents may soon jet-set again. Heartened…

Analysts debate cooling measures, as Singapore Q2 flash private home prices up for fifth straight quarter

Property analysts continue to debate the odds of cooling measures and how targeted they would be, with Singapore’s Q2 private home prices rising for the fifth straight quarter, flash estimates showed. It comes too as MAS flagged earlier…

Covid-19 spotlights true cost of ignoring smart city trends

It has been a volatile two years for the construction sector with serious disruptions in work-site activities brought about first, by Covid-19 pandemic cases in migrant workers dormitories last year, and now with the temporary easing of foreign…

Liquidated Robinsons owner’s priority claims paid in full; unsecured claims get 3.295% on the dollar

All the seven priority claims totalling S$2.65 million filed in the liquidation of the owner of Robinsons department stores were settled in full. In contrast, only S$152.94 million of the S$243.3 million unsecured creditor claims filed were successful,…

SingPost launches Singapore’s ‘tallest stamps’, featuring buildings with skyrise greenery

Stamp enthusiasts will be able to get their hands on the “tallest stamps” issued in Singapore’s history from Thurs. The commemorative set of six stamps launched by Singapore Post features prominent buildings in Singapore with skyrise greenery. SingPost…

Singapore’s private home prices up 0.9% in Q2, fifth consecutive quarterly rise

Singapore’s private home prices rose 0.9 per cent in the second quarter from the previous three months, flash estimates released by URA showed on Thurs. The increase slowed from the two-and-a-half-year high pace in the first quarter, when…

HDB resale prices up 2.8% in second quarter: Flash estimates

Resale prices in the public housing market rose 2.8 per cent in the second quarter of 2021, according to flash estimates released by HDB on Thurs. The resale price index rose from 142.2 to 146.2, HDB estimates showed.…

ESR-REIT appoints TSMP joint managing partner Yuen Thio as independent chairperson of the manager

The manager of ESR-REIT has appointed Stefanie Yuen Thio as its independent chairperson. Yuen Thio, who was previously an independent non-executive director in the manager, will take over the position from July 1. Yuen Thio is the joint…

Freehold properties at 3 & 9 Norris going for $16.5 mil

Two adjoining freehold properties at 3 and 9 Norris Road have been offered for sale with a guide price of $16.5 million according to Edmund Tie. The property at 3 Norris Road is a three-story shophouse while the…

Mandatory testing for staff at VivoCity, HarbourFront Centre under way

A steady stream of retail staff trickled into the VivoCity carpark on Wed morning for their Covid-19 swab tests. Mandatory testing is under way for all staff who worked at VivoCity and HarbourFront Centre’s retail mall between June…

Pollution a bigger threat to beaches than manhandling of marine life

Instead of trying to discourage people from touching any life form at a public beach, we should be focusing on crowd control at intertidal areas (NParks taking steps to stop manhandling of marine life, June 16). Only on…

Tougher laws to complement education on cleanliness welcome

We agree with Ms Aneesa Rehana (Ads on clearing tables should focus on empathy instead of fines, June 16) that we need to engage Singaporeans and help them understand the impact of their actions. Since 2013, PHC has…

A role for all park connector users to ensure others’ safety

We thank the writers of forum letters for their feedback and suggestions. The Rail Corridor and PCN are popular recreational trails and everyone has a role to play in ensuring that these trails are used safely. NParks and…

Ho Kee Pau’s food products at NEX outlet recalled after pest infestations on supplier’s premises

A food manufacturing company which supplies food products to Ho Kee Pau’s retail outlets has been suspended for widespread pest infestations on its premises. On Wed, SFA added that it has told the company, HKP Food Technology, to…

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