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Use bicycle racks at neighbouring blocks

We thank Mr Patrick Tan Keong Boon for his feedback on having more bicycle bays at the void deck of Blk 506 West Coast Drive (Have more bicycle bays at void decks, July 26). Our town council seeks…

Not all landlords are equal, and neither are tenants

I refer to the recent announcement from the Government regarding another round of rental relief (Commercial landlords to be required to match rental support for tenants, July 27). As a small landlord, I hope the Government can provide…

Frasers Hospitality Trust says outlook is ‘challenging’; RevPAR still a fraction of year-ago levels

Frasers Hospitality Trust hotels’ performance generally picked up from the start of the financial year to end-June, the manager said in a third-quarter update on Thurs. Still, average daily rates and RevPAR were all lower y-o-y for the…

Sheng Siong H1 profit down 11.9% from year-ago high base as grocery frenzy eases

Sheng Siong Group saw a more subdued first half, after the year-ago high base from a buying frenzy when the pandemic first hit. Net profit was down by 11.9 per cent to S$65.9 million, as revenue slipped 8.8…

Starhill Global Reit bumps up H2 DPU to 2.07 Singapore cents

Retail landlord Starhill Global Reit (SGReit) on Thurs announced a DPU of 2.07 Singapore cents for the second half, including the amount deferred from the previous financial year under Covid-19 relief measures. Distributable income was up by 67.3…

“The only certainty here is change”: Finbarr Fallon’s dreamlike architectural portraits of Singapore

You may not find the name Finbarr familiar, but chances are you’ve seen his work before. From this photograph that made it to the front page of ST, where tsunami-like storm clouds are seemingly crashing into high-rise buildings…

Which areas along the MRT have the highest price increase in Q2 compared to Q1 2021?

More often than not, proximity to the MRT is the main selling point for properties in Singapore. Whether it’s HDB or condo, new or resale property, how far it is from the MRT usually determines its price point.…

Singapore’s PropertyGuru may consider future Asia listing after going public in New York as it aims to be ‘gateway’ to region’s real estate

PG Group, Singapore-based property technology company that agreed to be taken over last week by Richard Li Tzar-kai’s SPAC, may consider an Asian listing in the future after it goes public in New York. The company sees additional…

Clear racks of discarded bikes

Having more bicycle bays at void decks is not a solution if abandoned bicycles are locked and left to fall into disrepair without the town council removing them (Have more bicycle bays at void decks, July 26). These…

Stop ho(r)sing around: Town council warns family playing with fire hose reel at Ang Mo Kio carpark

Kids enjoy playing with water, especially when the weather’s hot. But a family may be in hot water after they were filmed misusing a fire hose reel at a multi-storey carpark in Ang Mo Kio on July 18.…

129 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Singapore, including 50 unlinked infections; 10 new clusters

Singapore reported 129 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases as of noon on Thurs, including 50 infections with no links to previous cases. Thirty cases were linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster and two to the cluster in…

Train fault causes morning rush hour delay on Circle Line

A train fault caused delays along the CCL during rush hour on Thurs morning. SMRT informed commuters about the delay in a social media post at about 9am. Its first post advised commuters to add 30 minutes of…

Mandatory COVID-19 tests for all students, staff at Punggol Primary School after cases detected

Mandatory swab tests will be carried out for all students and staff members of Punggol Pri School on Thurs and Fri after several COVID-19 cases were detected. A new cluster linked to a cleaner at Punggol Pri School…

4 people who have Covid-19 but no symptoms visited 4 Catholic churches, contact-tracing with MOH ongoing

Four people infected by the coronavirus had gone to four Catholic churches last week, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore said on Thurs, adding that none of them had symptoms. Three are under quarantine and one is in…

Compulsory Covid-19 swab tests for residents of 2 HDB blocks in Chua Chu Kang, Jurong after 11 cases found

All residents in two public housing blocks in Chua Chu Kang and Jurong will have to be tested for Covid-19 after 11 cases were detected among them. On Thurs, MOH said that it was investigating likely coronavirus transmission…

20-year-old admits breaching Covid-19 law by visiting friend serving stay-home notice in hotel room

Even though he knew his friend was serving a stay-home notice (SHN) after returning from abroad, Kaiser Sow went to a Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore hotel room where she was staying to surprise her for her birthday. They spent…

Stricter cleaning regime in S’pore for premises with more vulnerable occupants or high footfall from July 30

Owners of premises with more vulnerable occupants or high footfall like some eldercare facilities, schools and coffee shops will face stricter cleaning requirements from Fri, as NEA rolls out a new environmental sanitation regime. The first six months…

Volunteers, bulk food orders among suggestions to get hawkers onto digital platforms

Younger hawkers or student volunteers helping older hawkers go digital, and tie-ups with organisations to make bulk meal orders were among some practical suggestions to help hawkers adopt online ordering platforms to complement their in-store business. The suggestions…

More severe cases of Covid-19 likely as numbers triple in 2 weeks: Experts

The number of Covid-19 patients in ICU here or requiring oxygen supplementation has tripled over the last two weeks, rising from eight in total on July 15 to 25 on Wed, with experts warning the number is likely…

13 under probe for Covid-19 breaches in Ubi Road entertainment outlet suspected to be operating illegally

Thirteen people are being investigated for allegedly committing breaches of safety measures in a public entertainment outlet suspected to be operating illegally, SPF said on Thurs. They had conducted enforcement operations on 77 massage establishments and 59 public…

Man wins award for libraries that give colleagues access to safety materials in native languages

When he realised some of his colleagues were having trouble understanding instructions in English, an assistant safety manager at engg consultancy company RCY decided to pitch in to help them. Mr Chinnaiah Prabhu started safety libraries for them…

Village Hotel Sentosa becomes 6th Covid-19 community care facility

Village Hotel Sentosa is the latest addition to MOH’s list of community care facilities designated for those who have contracted Covid-19 but are experiencing mild or no symptoms. This brings the total number of such designated facilities to…

Aware report proposes path to citizenship for migrant spouses, accessible housing for single parents

Aware has called for efforts to tackle various forms of gender-based discrimination against pregnant women, single parents, women with disabilities, domestic workers, the LGBTQ community and Muslim women. Comprehensive anti-discrimination laws are needed, and employers should be legally…

Workplace injuries, fatalities can hinder business recovery from Covid-19 pandemic: Tan See Leng

Employers and employees need to step up their WSH efforts as injuries and fatalities can hinder business recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, said Manpower Minister Tan See Leng on Thurs. He stressed that companies must continue their WSH…

Jump in quarantine orders leaves hundreds anxious and frustrated as protocols come under strain

Singapore’s system of ring fencing and isolating has appeared stretched in recent days, evidenced by Singapore residents taking to online channels to vent their frustrations on being picked up belatedly for quarantine, and holiday seekers being asked by…

Tesla setting up shop at Toa Payoh Lorong 8 property with lease term of up to 20 years

Tesla has leased a building in Toa Payoh Lorong 8’s industrial area for its showroom, corporate office and service centre. This was announced on Thurs by private equity real estate investment manager Firmus Capital, which acquired the property…

Pasir Ris 8 frenzy raises policy risks for developers even as they eye richer margins

The Pasir Ris 8 project launched for sale just last weekend offers fresh evidence of continued strength in OCR segment for private homes. But with sales behind this project hitting fever pitch – alongside a marketing process that…

Singapore real estate agencies may consolidate further: IREUS

The big four real estate agencies in Singapore – PropNex, ERA, OrangeTee & Tie and Huttons Asia – are likely to continue attracting more salespersons, while smaller players face higher attrition rates and costs. The industry could thus…

Boustead Singapore appoints SGX Listings and Advisory Committee member Mak Lye Man as independent non-executive director

Boustead Singapore has announced the appointment of Mak Lye Mun as an independent non-executive director of the company, from July 29. Mak is currently a member of the inaugural SGX Listings and Advisory Committee as well as the…

SLB Development reports 23.5% higher earnings of $13.4 mil in FY2021

SLB Development has posted earnings of $13.4 million for the FY2021 ended May, 23.5% higher than earnings of $10.8 million for the FY2020. This is due to the stronger take up in units in the group’s development projects…

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