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Step-by-step guide to making a CPF voluntary housing refund

For home buyers in Singapore, tapping onto our CPF OA funds for the downpayment and monthly loan repayments is a popular option. This is because using our CPF monies presents a low out-of-pocket approach, making it easy on…

S’pore is shipshape for floating cities

The recent announcement by Keppel Corp CEO Loh Chin Hua that it is exploring how to develop a floating city for Singapore is heartening. Indeed, Singapore has expanded its original land area by 25 per cent through reclamation,…

Wild, wet walks on Changi’s intertidal beach

The best time to walk the sea shores is at low tide. This is when a larger expanse of beach is exposed, so animals and plants that are usually submerged under water at higher tides can be seen…

No pre-event testing exemption for Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine upsets some in Singapore

For Mr Liu, 28, finding out that he would not be exempt from pre-event testing after getting the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine was “not a very pleasant feeling”. The banker and PR had opted to get his first jab…

SP PowerGrid fined $150,000 for electrocution death at Kranji worksite

SP PowerGrid, part of energy supplier SP Group, was fined $150,000 on Fri for a workplace accident that resulted in an electrocution death in Sept 2017. The victim, Mr Asogan Suparamaniam, was the director of Global Marine Construction…

Park Hotel Management wound up over $5.228m debt owed in relation to Grand Park Orchard

A firm, that had until recently owned Singapore-based Park Hotel Group which has nearly 30 hotels and resorts across Asia, has been wound up for failing to pay $5.228 million, including rent, owed in relation to Grand Park…

Ascendas Hospitality Reit in dispute with Park Hotel Management over $5.92m alleged unpaid debt

Park Hotel Mgmt is embroiled in a dispute with landlord Ascendas Hospitality Reit over $5.92 million of debt owed in relation to Park Hotel Clark Quay. Park Hotel Clarke Quay is one of six hotels in Singapore managed…

Bukit Panjang resident claims to suffer from second-hand smoke, neighbour puffed more than 150 times in two weeks

A woman in Bukit Panjang claims to have been suffering from second-hand smoke for 20 years from the unit below hers, Shin Min Daily News reported on Thurs. The 52-year-old self-employed woman – who lives on the ninth…

3 of 10 new COVID cases in Singapore local; 1 unlinked

MOH on Fri confirmed 10 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country’s total case count to 62,599. Three of them are domestic cases in the community, of whom two are linked to previous infections. The remaining seven…

Briton charged with not wearing mask in MRT arrived at State Courts without mask

A 39-year-old man who was charged on Fri for failing to wear a mask in public not only arrived at the State Courts without a mask and TraceTogether app or token, he also took off his mask while…

In U-turn, NTU allows international students to retain housing on campus ‘on an exceptional basis’

Following an outcry after it imposed a quota on student hostels due to Covid-19 restrictions, NTU did a U-turn on Fri and opened up more places, with intl students who are current residents getting to keep their places…

NTU imposes quota for on-campus housing due to Covid-19, some international students left stranded on short notice

Some intl students at NTU are scrambling to find shelter as the university has given them two weeks to find alternative housing arrangements. However, following a public outcry, the university said late Thurs night that it was reviewing…

2 to be charged for breaching COVID-19 stay-home notice requirements

Two Singapore PRs will be charged in court on Fri for breaching their COVID-19 stay-home notice requirements. ICA said Suresh Naidu Bojanki and Bharati Tulshiram Choudhari were acquainted on the same flight to Singapore on Mar 14 this…

Look into improving migrant workers’ safety and jobs

I welcome the concrete steps taken to set up nine medical centres to serve the healthcare needs of migrant workers. The formalisation of a primary care network to provide lower-cost, round-the-clock care for migrant workers is a welcome…

Industry and consumers have a part to play in cleanliness

We agree with Mr Brandon Lee that good hygiene practices are critical in curbing the spread of Covid-19. Everyone has a role to play in upholding good hygiene standards. Under the Environmental Public Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations, stallholders…

Rents for city fringe business parks, high-tech factories, logistics up in 1H 2021

With the industrial property market’s performance moving in tandem with the K-shaped economic recovery, Singapore saw city fringe business parks, high-tech factories and logistic properties outperform amid increased demand from pandemic thriving sectors. Rents for city fringe business…

Hawkers at Bukit Merah View, Redhill feeling the ‘cluster’ pinch

Even though Redhill Market and Food Centre and Bukit Merah Central Food Centre are not Covid-19 hot spots, they are situated close enough for patrons to avoid all the same. Hawker stalls there TNP spoke to have struggled…

Chip Eng Seng’s deft manoeuvres amid Covid

In the current Covid era, which is fraught with uncertainty, business dexterity is key. “We cannot just sit around keeping our fingers crossed and waiting for things to happen,” says Raymond Chia, group CEO of Singapore-listed conglomerate Chip…

Donald Goh joins Colliers Singapore as director of Capital Markets & Investment Services

Colliers has announced that Donald Goh has been appointed as director of capital markets & investment services, Singapore. He will take up his new role from July 1 and will report to Steven Tan, executive director of capital…

Three freehold terraced houses at Guillemard Road for sale at $10.8 mil

A trio of freehold terraced houses at 90/92/94 Guillemard Road will be offered for sale at ERA’s auction event on July 27. This is the second time the properties will be offered for sale. They were first offered…

Unit at Montview reaps $2.4 mil profit

The seller of a unit at Montview, located along Mount Sinai Drive, made the top gain of $2.4 million over the week of June 15 to 22. The 3,068 sqft unit on the 24th floor was bought for…

Good Class Bungalows on a roll – H1 deals soar to S$1.4 billion

The Good Class Bungalow (GCB) market is on a roll. List SIR’s analysis of URA Realis caveats data shows that year to date (with the latest transaction dated June 18), there have been 50 deals in GCB Areas…

Developers may seek extension to delivery date of possession

With construction timelines under pressure, developers plagued by construction delays will now get some relief in the form of an extension should they be unable to meet the delivery date of possession in their S&P agreements. According to…

Tokyo and Singapore trail Melbourne in ‘digital nomad’ ranking

The COVID-19 pandemic has proved that for many, it is possible to work just about anywhere with an internet connection. A new ranking, however, shows some places offer more advantages for “digital nomads” looking to do their jobs…

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