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Frasers Centrepoint Trust saw shopper traffic fall in 3QFY21, occupancy stable at 96.4%

With the implementation of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) measures in May and June, Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) shopper traffic fell to around 60% of pre-Covid-19 levels. That said, FCT’s retail portfolio occupancy is stable at 96.4%, says Frasers…

Qingjian Realty and Santarli Construction jv sets new record price of $659 psf ppr for Tampines EC site

The tender for the EC site at Tampines St 62 closed today with nine bids. The highest bid of $422 million or $659 psf ppr came from a JV between Qingjian Realty and Santarli Construction. The top bid…

GuocoLand tops bid for Lentor Central site with $1,204 psf ppr; sets new record for OCR land prices

The tender for the Lentor Central GLS site closed with nine bids today. The highest bid of $784.1 million, which translates to a land rate of $1,204 psf ppr, was submitted by GuocoLand. “If we are awarded the…

Inheriting an HDB or condo? Here are 5 simple guidelines to help you decide whether to sell or keep

1) Retain your existing flat and sell the inherited flat, or vice versa – It is impossible to own two HDB properties at once. You are required to sell one of the two flats. You will have 6…

Are condos really a good investment & are private properties a sign of riches in Singapore?

1) Condominium is not an “upgrade” from HDB – In exchange for a lifestyle “upgrade”, you would suffer a major “downgrade” in your personal finances. Most private property owners would not be able to service their loans with…

Would you be willing to live underground or out at sea if we ever run out of land?

Being in land-scarce Singapore has its challenges, so it comes as no surprise that besides building ever taller (and more compact) apartment buildings, we’re also looking at building (downwards) deep underground and (outwards) at sea. In just four…

162 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 87 linked to Jurong Fishery Port cluster; 5 traced to KTV clubs

There were 162 new locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 confirmed on Thurs, 87 of which have been traced to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster and another five to the one at KTV lounges and clubs. The total number…

Man, 68, to be charged after allegedly flying drone to film the police’s Special Operations Command base at Queensway

A 68-year-old man will be charged in court on Fri for alleged offences under the Air Navigation Act, following a drone sighting in the vicinity of the police’s SOC base at Queensway. On Thurs, SPF said that they…

Substation’s final farewell spoiled by pandemic party pooper

Tightened COVID measures got in the way of a final farewell for Singapore’s O.G. underground arts hub at 45 Armenian St. The Substation, home to punk gigs and experimental exhibitions for over 30 years, cancelled its farewell garage…

Singapore holds out hope for coexisting with COVID as cases rise

It took fewer than 10 days for reported community coronavirus cases in Singapore to grow from zero to over 100 this month, highlighting persistent risks despite a swift vaccination campaign. Thurs brought deja vu for residents of the…

Time-based use of public amenities will benefit many people

I was inspired by the article in ST by Associate Professor Sara Hendren, “Use time as an urban design tool to reimagine our cities” (July 20). This concept is not new here. Singapore piloted the temporary pedestrianisation of…

If safe distancing ambassadors can’t help, what can public do?

Despite the recent spike in Covid-19 cases, I continue to see people who are not cooperating with measures such as social distancing and wearing masks. I recently saw a group of five seniors seated at a makeshift table…

Appoint freelance plainclothes safe distancing enforcing officers to help out with policing

Despite tightened Covid-19 curbs, I still see many tables with more than two patrons at coffee shops. As a socially responsible person who abides by the rules, I find myself helpless when I see such scenarios. Besides taking…

Police sorry for wrongly asking restaurant to close

We refer to Mr Goh Tong Hann’s letter, “Restaurant mistaken for nightlife venue that pivoted to F&B” (July 20). We apologise to Mr Goh for the unpleasant experience, and the anxiety that was caused. Our officers had wrongly…

MAS chief says wealth tax could tackle wealth inequality in Singapore

The chief of Singapore’s central bank said there may be a need for a property gains tax or an inheritance tax to address wealth inequality in the Republic, which he noted will worsen over time if price increases…

AGO finds heritage items improperly deleted from NHB records, tender bids not evaluated

AGO on Thurs flagged to the President key lapses by NHB in record keeping and the approval of tenders. Heritage items were missing from the records, bids in tenders were not evaluated, and purchases were often made from…

People’s Association files police report over possible irregularities flagged by AGO

AGO has flagged several lapses and possible irregularities related to PA’s mgmt of two large development projects, Our Tampines Hub (OTH) and Heartbeat @ Bedok (HBB). On Thurs, PA said it has taken immediate steps to review the mgmt of…

Wet markets, hawker centres and coffee shops go quiet as S’pore returns to stricter Covid-19 curbs

The usual din was missing at wet markets, hawker centres and coffee shops as tighter Covid-19 safety rules kicked in on Thurs. When ST visited wet markets in Telok Blangah, Geylang Bahru, Amoy Street, Toa Payoh West and…

Major cinema chains in S’pore ready to return to tighter Covid-19 curbs

Three major cinema chains have told BT that they are ready to return to the phase two (heightened alert) measures from Thurs, with some stating their disappointment at the reintroduction of restrictions. Mr Mark Shaw, director of Shaw…

Man gets jail for negligently throwing cigarette butt inside police headquarters, sparking fire

An air-conditioner repairman was sentenced to 10 days’ jail on Thurs for negligently causing a fire at a police divisional headquarters by throwing a cigarette butt into a rubbish-filled area. The fire damaged the wall, ceiling, flooring and…

‘I can’t stop now’: Business owners hang on despite running up losses amid tighter COVID-19 restrictions

Sofi Sui, owner of the Italian restaurant Pasta Brava has, by her estimate, lost S$1 million over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest restrictions – a return to Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), which again prohibits people…

‘I felt like I was going to fall off’: Lorry rides and the push to make it safer for workers

A few years ago, migrant worker Lee and his colleagues were travelling to work at the back of a lorry that was speeding over humps in a car park. There were also metal items in the rear deck,…

Clementi, Whampoa markets close after being identified as COVID-19 clusters linked to Jurong Fishery Port

The Clementi 448 Market and Food Centre and Whampoa Drive Market will close for two weeks from Thurs after they were identified as COVID-19 clusters linked to Jurong Fishery Port. MOH said it is investigating COVID-19 cases involving…

NDP postponed to Aug 21, ceremonial parade to be held on Aug 9 instead: Mindef

NDP this year will be postponed to Aug 21 after the end of Phase 2 (heightened alert) measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Singapore. Instead of the parade, which was originally scheduled to be held at…

Hawkers need more than just rental relief to tide through this pandemic

Our government ministers call SIA our “strategic asset” and rightly so. Many Singaporeans regard it as our national pride and a company that is worth saving during this Covid-19 crisis. Being a publicly listed company, it is backed…

Mandatory Covid-19 testing for residents, workers at 4 HDB blocks on Sims Avenue after viral fragments found in wastewater samples

Residents and workers at four blocks of HDB flats along Sims Ave will undergo mandatory testing for Covid-19 after viral fragments were detected in wastewater samples collected from the blocks. On Thurs, MOH said that it is investigating…

Covid-19: CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh) moves to home-based learning after student tests positive

CHIJ Sec School (Toa Payoh) placed its students on HBL on Thurs after one of them tested positive for Covid-19. In a letter to parents and guardians on Wed, seen by TODAY, the school said that the student…

New Covid-19 cluster forms at MBS Casino; premises closed till Aug 5: MOH

MBS Casino will be closed from Thurs to Aug 5 due to likely ongoing Covid-19 transmission there Giving an update on the coronavirus situation here early on Thurs morning, MOH said that it is investigating infections among individuals…

Singapore industrial space rents, prices up in Q2; supply makes a rebound: JTC

The year-long construction delays in Singapore’s industrial property market are beginning to see an end. In Q2 2021, total available stock increased by 374,000 sqm compared to Q1, the largest quarterly rise since 2017. By the end of…

More than a dozen cloud-kitchen units at Lavender’s CT Hub 2 change hands

Ten commercial units used as cloud kitchens at CT Hub 2 have been sold for more than S$8.6 million or S$2,450 psf this month, Huttons said on Thurs. It did not identify the buyer. BT first reported in…

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