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Can resale condos maintain their momentum for the rest of 2021?

1) The wide price gap between new and resale condos in 2021 – As of end-June 2021, Square Foot Research showed the average price of a resale condo was $1,355 psf. At the same time, new launch condos…

Ex-Foodpanda execs launch workspace marketplace Deskimo

Singapore-based Deskimo announced the launch of a mobile application that offers a catalog of independent workspaces across Singapore and Hong Kong, providing companies with flexible workspace options. Workspaces listed on the app include co-working spaces and serviced offices…

Lawrence Wong urges those who went to COVID-linked KTV lounges to do ‘right thing’

Any persons who have been to the pivoted KTV lounges linked to the recent COVID-19 cases to “do the right thing” by getting themselves tested and self-isolation, said Finance Minister Lawrence Wong on Thurs. “The MTF has also…

Mandatory Covid-19 self-testing of staff at higher-risk businesses off to smooth start, say hair salons, gyms, eateries

On the dot of 10am every day, supervisors from Shunji Matsuo’s four hair salons islandwide begin their routine of video-calling some of their 70 employees one by one. The reason: To watch as the staff members self-administer the…

F&B licences of 3 errant nightclub operators revoked; Govt considers more measures amid growing KTV Covid-19 cluster

The authorities have for the first time revoked F&B licences of three nightclub operators for breaking Covid-19 safety regulations in the midst of a surge in community cases. Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said that the Government is deliberating…

Covid-19: 2 more KTV clubs to be closed for 2 weeks

Two more KTV lounges will be closed to all members of the public from July 16 to 30 due to likely ongoing Covid-19 spread at these two venues, MOH said. It said that it is investigating cases of…

Covid-19: New community cases jump more than 5-fold over past week as KTV cluster grows to 88

New community cases of Covid-19 recorded over the past week have surged more than five-fold from 23 cases in the week before to 127 in the past week. On Thurs, MOH recorded 42 new locally transmitted cases of…

ComfortDelGro closes driving school after Covid-19 cluster emerges at Ubi centre; MOH to hold swab tests

ComfortDelGro closed its driving school on Thurs for two weeks after the authorities detected a Covid-19 cluster at its driving centre in Ubi. MOH said that six cases have so far been linked to the cluster. All physical…

PCF Sparkletots preschool in Chua Chu Kang shut for disinfection after 2 children test positive for Covid-19

A PCF Sparkletots preschool at Chua Chu Kang has been closed for disinfection after two children who attended the centre tested positive for Covid-19. In a letter to parents which was seen by TODAY, Ms Janica Ng, lead…

Ang Mo Kio cat slasher jailed for animal cruelty, says cats are ‘not human’

A man who slashed seven cats because he felt allergic to their fur and thought it was okay to harm them as they are animals was sentenced to 12 weeks’ jail on Thurs. Leow Wei Liang, 37, suffers…

Mandatory COVID-19 testing for residents of Rowell Road HDB block after 12 cases detected

Residents of 639 Rowell Road in the Jalan Besar area will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test after 12 infections were detected at the HDB block. The 12 cases were from two households, MOH said on Thurs,…

Woman charged with leaving home while sick, staying out when she could be COVID-19 case or carrier

A woman who was given a MC requiring her to stay home for four days as she had an ARI is accused of leaving her house twice. Two weeks after being given the MC, Norliana Hazuliani, 22, allegedly…

Toa Payoh hawker centre closes for disinfection after worker tests positive for COVID-19

A hawker centre at Blk 75 Lorong 5 Toa Payoh closed on Thurs morning for deep cleaning after a person who works there tested positive for COVID-19, according to hawkers who said they were informed by MOH. Visiting…

Concord International Hospital allowed to resume services following suspension, could reopen under new name

Concord Intl Hospital, which was suspended in Dec over lapses affecting patient safety, has been allowed to resume provision of healthcare services since June, MOH said on Thurs. The private hospital on Adam Road was ordered to suspend…

Mala restaurant owner fined for allowing large groups to gather behind closed shutters

The owner of a mala restaurant was fined S$9,000 on Thurs for allowing large groups of customers to gather behind closed shutters to eat and drink liquor. Singapore PR Sun Wenqian, 39, pleaded guilty to supplying liquor without…

New chatbot service allows residents to report municipal issues through WhatsApp and Telegram

Residents can now report municipal issues such as cleanliness, illegal parking or animal issues in their neighbourhood via a chatbot on WhatsApp and Telegram. As part of Singapore’s national AI strategy, MSO and SNDGG have launched a new…

Patrons of KTV lounges must get tested to help rein in Covid-19 cluster

Alcohol, singing and dice games in the intimate company of social hostesses are a recipe for some serious Covid-19 trouble, as Singapore found out this week. On Mon, the authorities said they were investigating cases of Covid-19 infection…

Cyclists, pedestrians should stick to their lanes

Now that this shared path in Tampines has been clearly demarcated, with the inner lane for pedestrians and the outer lane for cyclists, I had hoped that both groups would respect and give way to each other instead…

Cyclists need to make their presence known to pedestrians

Not all pavements have bike paths built alongside them, so cyclists are put in a tough position: To cycle on the road or on the pavement? Cycling on the road creates stress for motorists driving on the left…

MPA and NHB exploring how maritime heritage can be better shared with public

We thank forum writers for their feedback and are heartened by their interest in Singapore’s lighthouses. MPA and NHB agree with the writers that Raffles Lighthouse and Horsburgh Lighthouse are an important part of Singapore’s maritime heritage. Both…

NEA officer put resident’s mind at ease during dengue check

A NEA officer visited my home in Lower Bukit Timah Road, in a dengue red zone with 10 cases detected, on June 28. I showed him all the possible water receptacles, such as potted plants, and was quite…

Faulty fire alarms going off in the early hours

While the need to work from home has been trying for everyone in Singapore, it is perhaps more so for some residents in Punggol West. The issue? Rogue fire alarms going off in the early hours of the…

Property investment deals surged 127.3% in Q2, may hit $30bil by end-2021

Singapore saw property investment deals soar 127.3% to $5 billion during the second quarter of 2021, from $2.2 billion over the same period last year, revealed a Knight Frank report. “Investment sales in the second quarter of 2021…

Three conservation shophouses at Circular Road on sale for $28mil

A row of adjoining shophouses at 82, 83 and 84 Circular Road has been put up for sale via EOI with a guide price of $28 million, revealed Savills Singapore. Occupying a combined land area of 3,611 sqft,…

Singapore, New Zealand agree to cooperate on low-carbon hydrogen

Singapore and New Zealand have signed an arrangement regarding cooperation on low-carbon hydrogen on July 15. The agreement was signed by Second Minister for MTI Dr Tan See Leng and New Zealand’s Minister for Energy and Resources Megan…

Pair of shophouses at 83, 85 Keong Saik Road on the market for $30.8 mil

A pair of adjoining, freehold three-storey conservation shophouses located at 83 & 85 Keong Saik Road is on the market for sale by EOI. The shophouses have a guide price of $30.8 million according to CBRE. The shophouses…

Former Snr GM of Allgreen, Anson Lim, joins Colliers as Snr Director of valuation

Colliers Intl Group, announced the appointment of Anson Lim as senior director of valuation & advisory services for Singapore with effect from July 15, 2021. In his new role, Lim will be leading the corporate valuation business, as…

LHN Group buys industrial complex in Tuas for $21 mil

LHN Group, announced that it has exercised the OTP an industrial property at 55 Tuas South Ave 1 for $21 million. LHN’s indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary, Chrysolite Industries Pte Ltd, had accepted the OTP of the property on July…

Normanton Park leads in 1H2021 sales; consultants predict new home sales to cross 10,000 this year

Based on caveats lodged, Normanton Park was the best-selling private residential project in 1H2021, selling 923 or about 50% of the 1,862 units in the development. The next best-selling project in terms of number of units sold was…

UOL to preview Watergardens at Canberra on July 17; prices start from $1,380 psf

Property developer UOL Group will preview its latest residential project, Watergardens at Canberra, on July 17. The 448-unit condominium is the first private residential development in the budding Canberra area. The site is close to Canberra MRT Station…

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