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Public housing a social glue for integration

Tues’s parliamentary debate on EIP suggested there was a confluence of views between the ruling PAP and the opposition WP on the need to enhance the multiracial inclusiveness of Singapore’s common spaces. But the debate also demonstrated differences…

Singapore Prison Service has come a long way as it marks 75th anniversary

As a former prison officer who was with the service for 32 years, I am delighted that SPS is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. SPS has come a long way from the time Singapore inherited the prisons…

Few practical-use cases for floating cities concept for Singapore

The concept of floating concrete islands in Singaporean waters is intriguing, but calls for selective application (S’pore is shipshape for floating cities, July 2). Technically, it is feasible to construct concrete clusters of up to 100 sq km,…

Bee colony in your area? Don’t kill, call Singapore’s bee man

A beekeeper on a mission to save as many bees in Singapore was a few minutes late to rescuing a colony from extermination earlier this week – much to his dismay. Xavier Tan, the founder of bee conservation…

Isn’t that dangerous? Yishun Park visitors seen waiting for durians to drop from trees

The sight of people standing around some trees at Yishun Park recently caught Intan Mokhtar’s eye. She had been taking a walk with her husband at the park when she spotted them and “thought they were playing a…

‘I’m very angry’: Man refuses to put on mask, yells at others in Sembawang coffee shop

Patrons at a coffee shop in Sembawang were shocked when a customer began yelling angrily at a drink stall on Tues. The incident occured at 2.30pm at Blk 406 near Sembawang Drive, when Stomp reader Alan managed to…

Mask-off gym activities allowed for groups of five from next Monday

Indoor, mask-off sports and exercise activities can take place in groups of five – up from two currently – at gyms and fitness studios from next Mon as more Covid-19 measures are relaxed. While those in the fitness…

Quick, efficient self-administered Covid-19 swab tests conducted at centres across Singapore

Quick test centres have been running like well-oiled machines ahead of Covid-19 rostered routine testing becoming mandatory for workers in higher-risk settings from next Thurs. They can get tested at any of the five quick test centres islandwide,…

NEA launches new programme for young people to be involved in sustainability efforts

Young people now have a new platform to get involved in sustainability efforts, with the launch of a year-long programme. They will have the opportunity to initiate and lead projects or movements to tackle pressing environmental issues under…

Singapore and EU can collaborate on research, green finance to tackle climate crisis

In the global quest to tackle climate change and the extinction of wildlife species, there are many opportunities for Singapore and the EU to collaborate, such as in the areas of green finance and urban greening. These potential…

Gulf Oil buys Hin Leong shipping arm’s lubricant plant for $48.6 million

A unit of Indian conglomerate Hinduja Group has acquired several assets from bankrupt Hin Leong Trading’s shipping arm Ocean Tankers for US$36 million plus inventory, ST understands. EY, the judicial manager of Ocean Tankers, said on Thurs morning…

13 men investigated for illegal horse betting, breaching COVID-19 measures

Thirteen men, aged between 57 and 82, are being investigated for suspected illegal horse betting activities and for allegedly breaching COVID-19 safe distancing measures. Two enforcement operations were conducted in Woodlands and Marsiling on Jul 3 and Jul…

Where do cyclists belong? Not on roads or pedestrian paths, a new survey finds

Even as an expert panel mulls over regulations for road cyclists, a survey has found cyclists to be between a rock and a hard place. More than 90 per cent of 503 people surveyed think cyclists should be…

SP Group trials technology to push energy from battery of electric vehicle back to power grid

SP Group has started a trial to test and verify the possibility of transferring energy from the batteries of EV back to the power grid. Vehicle-to-grid technology can be a “win-win” for both the electricity system and electric…

Smaller homes, shorter-lease units: How Singapore’s housing landscape might change amid population shifts

Smaller flats and units with shorter leases could feature more heavily in Singapore’s future housing landscape, as it adapts to shifting demographics, said experts. According to data from the latest population census, there were fewer people in each…

Covid-19: Changi Prison Complex cluster closed; 3 locally transmitted cases among 16 new infections

Singapore on Thurs recorded three new locally transmitted cases of Covid-19, two of which have no links to past infections. The third case had been linked to past cases and was detected through surveillance, MOH said. It said…

Wastewater surveillance programme for Covid-19 to cover over 400 sites by next year: NEA

A Covid-19 surveillance programme using wastewater will be expanded to more than 400 sites next year, up from the more than 200 sites under the programme now. Currently, workers’ dormitories, student hostels, welfare and nursing homes and residential…

106 HDB resale flats sold for over S$1m in first half of 2021, over 4-fold increase year-on-year

The number of HDB resale flats changing hands for above S$1 million in the first half of this year jumped to 106, more than four times the total for the same period in 2020. Nineteen of these sales…

Heartland malls in areas with less retail space per capita may recover more quickly

The recovery of suburban malls will likely be uneven across different locations in Singapore, due to the varying tenant mixes, shopping experiences and catchment sizes. Retail spaces in predominantly residential zones may emerge as more resilient amid limited…

Singapore office market abuzz with investment sale activity

Investment sale activity for Singapore office properties is headed for a recovery, with a flurry of potential deals under way. These include One George Street and Twenty Anson. Suntec City has also seen strata office deals lately. Outside…

CGS-CIMB sees stronger RevPAR for hospitality REITs, ART remains top pick

CGS-CIMB Research anticipates Singapore hospitality REITs to deliver better RevPAR in the 2Q2021, on the back of government contracts in Singapore combined with better performance from select overseas markets. For Singapore, analysts Eing Kar Mei and Lock Mun…

Unit at The Esta reaps $1.44 mil profit

The top gain made over the week of June 22 to 27 — a 113% profit of $1.44 million — was at The Esta, located along Amber Gardens. The 1,464 sqft unit on the 15th floor was purchased…

HDB maisonette at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 sold for $900,000

An HDB executive maisonette at 616 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 has been sold for a hefty $900,000. The agent representing the seller is Linda Lin, associate branch director of corporate sales and auction at PropNex. The 1,593…

TT International bosses’ home at Coronation Road West for sale at $48 mil

At the corner of Coronation Road West and Holland Road is a Good Class Bungalow with a sweeping driveway, and a grand entrance situated 8m above street level. “With a bit of sprucing up, it is nice enough…

The Working Capitol files for restructuring to protect business as it negotiates with landlords

The Working Capitol (TWC) says it plans to undergo a restructuring exercise to better protect the company as it negotiates terms with two of its largest landlords that own properties that account for about 58,500 sqft of its…

ERA and Redbrick sign MOU on PropTech collaboration

ERA has signed a MOU with Redbrick Mortgage Advisory to supply property buyers and sellers with the most up-to-date property transactions information, while promoting financial prudence. Under the agreement, ERA will provide Redbrick customers first-hand access to RealtyWatch…

Allgreen-Kerry joint ventures secure $861.75mil green loan for Pasir Ris 8

Two of Allgreen Properties and Kerry Properties’ 70:30 JVs – Phoenix Residential and Phoenix Commercial – have obtained an $861.75 million green loan from Maybank, OCBC and DBS to finance mixed-use development project, Pasir Ris 8. This marks…

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