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Do units on floors and blocks with unlucky numbers 4 and 13 sell for less?

The number 13 may just be like any other number to some people. But for the more superstitious (or have triskaidekaphobia — a phobia of the number), it’s a number to be avoided. Likewise, people of Chinese ethnicity…

Roll out central air-con systems for more homes

Part of the contribution to climate change is attributable to the increased use of air-conditioners that use a lot of energy, emit highly potent greenhouse gases and produce heat that raises urban temperatures. As the temperature increases, more…

Pavements too narrow to be shared by pedestrians and cyclists

I have been cycling for almost 20 years on the park connector network or on the road. Recently, I bought a small foldable bike more suitable for exploring Singapore’s many beautiful parks. Last Thurs, I cycled to the…

Covid-19 ‘endemic’: Time for a frank conversation

Two contrasting opinions greeted the announcement that Singapore is soon to embark on the road map to endemic Covid-19. The first can be summarised as a relieved, “It’s about time”. Singapore is on a solid footing to fully…

Tanjong Pagar set to outperform other CBD locations: JLL

The Shenton Way/Tanjong Pagar precinct is set to outperform other office locations within the CBD, as new projects and redevelopment schemes continue to transform the area over the next decade, says JLL. “Traditionally seen as a secondary alternative…

Hotel owner Satinder Garcha sues former GM of Six Senses Duxton and Maxwell

Duxton Reserve and Maxwell Reserve had debuted as Six Senses Duxton and Six Senses Maxwell three years ago. Back in Feb 2018, the two hotels marked Six Senses’ foray into Singapore. However, just over two years later, the…

UOL to reopen The Watergardens at Canberra sales gallery for preview on Aug 14

The sales gallery of The Watergardens at Canberra will reopen for preview on Aug 14. This follows the government’s announcement on Aug 6 that Singapore will be opening up its economy from Aug 10, with a two-phased easing…

Unit at The Oceanfront sold at $1.6 mil loss

The sale of a 2,077 sqft unit at The Oceanfront @ Sentosa Cove was the most unprofitable transaction over the week of July 27 to Aug 3. The four-bedroom was sold for $3.69 million ($1,781 psf) on July…

CapitaLand sees 9.5 times earning growth to $922.2 mil for 1H21

CapitaLand reported earnings of $922.2 million for the 1HFY2021 ended June, 9.5 times higher than the $96.6 million recorded in the first half of the previous year, driven mainly by the economic recovery in the group’s core markets…

CGS-CIMB ups TP for LREIT on potential Nareit Index inclusion

CGS-CIMB Research analysts Eing Kar Mei and Lock Mun Yee are upbeat on Lendlease Global Commercial REIT (LREIT) after its 2HFY2021 ended June results came in line with expectations. The analysts highlight that LREIT’s stronger performance was mainly…

Isetan returns to black in H1 2021; Katong store to close by March 2022

Department store operator Isetan Singapore reversed into the black in the first half of 2021 from a year ago, thanks to a recovery in sales from its stores being able to remain operational throughout the six-month period, the…

Developer of Potong Pasir’s Myra Condo bucks trend by cutting prices for certain smaller units

Despite rising private home prices, a freehold project in Potong Pasir hasn’t got onto the bandwagon but instead, is giving discounts to buyers of certain units. Going against the tide, the developer of Myra Condo is lopping S$80,000…

Singapore new private home sales surge 77% to 1,545 units in July

New private home sales in July rallied in spite of tightened community measures in the second half of the month. Riding the pent-up demand wave, developers also enjoyed ripple effects from the launch of Pasir Ris 8. Based…

CDL looks to launch nearly 2,000 units in 4 Singapore projects

City Developments (CDL), has a launch pipeline here of nearly 2,000 housing units for sale in four upcoming launches. First off will be the 696-unit CanningHill Piers, the residential component of a mixed-use project on the former Liang…

Covid-19: Dip in patients who require oxygen support; 3 new clusters detected in S’pore

The number of Covid-19 patients in Singapore who are in serious condition and need oxygen support to help them breathe dipped from 36 to 30 on Fri while three new clusters of infections — all linked to different…

Retail workers in supermarkets, malls have to test for Covid-19 twice a week if not fully vaccinated: MOH

Staff members at retail shops in malls and supermarket outlets who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 or have not completed their two-dose shots will have to undergo tests twice a week, along with other groups of workers who…

NUSS scraps segregated changing rooms for vaccinated and unvaccinated persons

NUSS said that it will allow people to use the common changing rooms of its sports complex regardless of their vaccination status, following a clarification from SportSG. It will also remove signs that were put up earlier to…

216 students got Covid-19 from May to July; most contracted disease from household: Chan Chun Sing

From May to July, 216 students out of Singapore’s student population of 600,000 came down with Covid-19, with the vast majority contracting the disease from their households, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said. Of those infected with the…

New measures to help construction, marine firms hire and retain workers

The Government is introducing a slew of measures to allow more work permit holders in the construction, marine shipyard and process sectors to continue working in Singapore. This is with the hope of alleviating the manpower crunch in…

5 charged with abusive behaviour towards public servants, including safe distancing ambassadors

Four men and one woman, aged between 33 to 58, were charged in court on Frid with offences related to abusive behaviour towards public servants. In two cases, they are accused of flouting Covid-19 laws. The five are…

NDP 2021 on Aug 21 declared special event with enhanced security

NDP 2021 on Aug 21 has been declared an enhanced security special event, said SPF on Fri. The declaration under the Public Order Act will designate the areas around The Float @ Marina Bay as special event areas…

Go-kart track, badminton hall and Timbre+ food village part of Singapore Expo refresh

Parts of Singapore Expo have been remodelled amid flagging demand for physical meetings and events. A new outdoor go-kart track, an indoor badminton hall, and a new Timbre+ food village are slated to open there in the coming…

Electric vehicle sales accelerate further in Singapore as carrot-stick measures sink in

EVs have charged forward in Singapore, fuelled partly by more generous tax incentives and stricter emission rules. According to LTA, the EV population accelerated by 39 per cent to 1,936 units between end-2020 and end-July 2021. Commercial vehicles…

Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa rolls out free Covid-19 tests for guests who are not fully vaccinated

Guests on staycation at Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa hotel can get complimentary Covid-19 tests if they are not fully vaccinated, so that they may access hotel amenities such as F&B outlets. The PET – available from Fri until Aug…

Virtual open house for Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 from Aug 23 to 27

Members of the public can check out six new stations on TEL virtually from Aug 23 to 27, ahead of their opening on Aug 28. LTA said on Fri that the online open house is linked to the…

Safra Tampines disinfected, remains open after new Covid-19 cluster found

Safra Tampines will remain open even though it has formed a new cluster with a total of nine Covid-19 cases as at Thurs. Safra said that six individuals who had tested positive for the coronavirus were last at…

Isetan Singapore closing Parkway Parade store by March 2022

Department store operator Isetan Singapore will be closing its Parkway Parade outlet when its lease expires next Mar. The company has no plans to find a replacement store and will continue its operations at its remaining stores in…

F&B operators welcome dining in but some concerned about differentiated rules

The resumption of dining in is a welcome relief for F&B outlet operators in Singapore, even if it means having different sets of rules for vaccinated and unvaccinated diners. While F&B business owners that Yahoo contacted on Wed…

Changi Airport to use autonomous tractor to transport baggage to aircraft

From next month, an autonomous baggage tractor will join its manned counterparts in serving flights at Singapore’s Changi Airport, as part of a trial of such driverless vehicles. The driverless tractor, which has a maximum speed of 15kmh,…

Home-based learning for entire level no longer default approach when COVID-19 cases discovered in schools

MOE will “fine tune” its response to COVID-19 cases in schools to “minimise the disruptions” while keeping students safe, said Education Minister Chan Chun Sing on Fri. Since early Aug, the ministry has moved towards a “more targeted…

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