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How much do you need to earn to buy an HDB resale flat?

If BTO wait is too long and getting a condo is too expensive, your best bet is to go for an HDB resale flat. Not only are there lots of resale options spread across the island, but they…

Laws proposed to set emissions standards for power generation companies in Singapore

Singapore is considering setting green standards for power generation companies, as part of the county’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Under proposed changes to the Electricity Act, EMA will be able to set greenhouse gas emissions standards…

Make sustainability a part of what it means to be Singaporean: Desmond Lee

Singaporeans must adopt sustainability as a core value if it is to realise the country’s commitment to tackling the climate crisis, said MND Minister Desmond Lee on Fri. The efforts require the people to make sustainability a part…

Critically endangered Raffles’ banded langur found as roadkill in Upper Thomson Road

A critically endangered Raffles’ banded langur was spotted as roadkill in Upper Thomson Road on Fri morning. Primatologist Andie Ang, chair of the Raffles’ banded langur working group, said that with the death of the animal, there are…

50 to 60 people expected to be in month-long home recovery pilot for Covid-19 patients

About 50 to 60 patients with mild or no symptoms are expected to be able to recover at home under a pilot that will run for a month from Mon. MOH will then evaluate it to see if…

Migrant workers under lockdown in S’pore had higher symptoms of depression and stress: Yale-NUS study

A new study has found that migrant workers here displayed increased symptoms of depression and stress while they were placed under movement curbs last year. This was especially the case with workers who were confined to only the…

Troubled contractor Greatearth closed BTO sites abruptly last week; several subcontractors are owed money

Several subcontractors face heavy financial losses after the shock closure of five BTO projects by troubled construction company Greatearth last week, ST understands. The firms could not only miss out on the contracting fees owed them by Greatearth…

Business as usual at Toa Payoh, Punggol bus interchanges after being named as Covid-19 clusters

Bus services ran normally and staff went about their workday as usual at the two bus interchanges on Fri, a day after they were named as new Covid-19 clusters. When ST visited the Punggol and Toa Payoh bus…

34 bus captains from Toa Payoh, Punggol bus interchanges test positive for COVID-19: LTA

A total of 34 bus captains from Toa Payoh and Punggol bus interchanges have recently tested positive for COVID-19, said LTA on Fri. These bus captains are part of two new COVID-19 clusters linked to staff members at…

2 new COVID clusters at Tuas South Lodge, Clementi bus interchange

MOH on Fri confirmed 122 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country’s total case count to 67,050. Of the new cases, 120 are locally transmitted, including 47 linked to the Bugis Junction cluster which now has 151…

Child seen pooping openly at Bukit Panjang playground; mum says toddler was ‘not feeling well’

The sight of a woman letting her child defecate openly at a Bukit Panjang playground raised a stink among residents on Thurs evening. A Stomp contributor shared a photo of the incident which her friend witnessed at Blk…

Bukit Batok rooftop community garden allowed to stay

He breathed a huge sigh of relief when he found out that the beloved rooftop garden at a Bukit Batok carpark is here to stay. On Aug 23, retired coffee shop worker Chng Rui Feng, 70, was heartbroken…

Consider extending smaller class sizes to all primary schools

I would like to share my views after reading the two recent letters on the GEP. My children graduated from the GEP)a few years ago and we think it is a good programme. The features I like about…

Changes to gym booking policy made to optimise use of facilities

We thank Dr Yik Keng Yeong for his feedback (ActiveSG gyms’ booking cancellation requirement too rigid, Aug 23). As Dr Yik accurately pointed out, the ActiveSG gym cancellation policy requires users to cancel their booked time slot at…

‘Buy’ A-REIT and FCT on gathering pace of economic recovery: analysts

Analysts from PhillipCapital and UOB Kay Hian are remaining positive on S-REITs sector as the economic recovery gathers pace. PhillipCapital analyst Natalie Ong is keeping her “overweight” call on S-REITs sector as its recovery is still ongoing. The…

CGS-CIMB sees several re-rating catalysts for SPH REIT, including its being beneficiary of economic reopening

CGS-CIMB Research analysts Eing Kar Mei and Lock Mun Yee have kept “add” on SPH REIT as they see several positive re-rating factors going on for the REIT. The REIT’s Paragon Shopping Centre is the largest listed mall…

CEO of Keppel REIT’s manager to step down; current deputy CEO to stand in during interim

Paul Tham, CEO of Keppel REIT’s manager will step down from his position on Oct 20 to “pursue other opportunities”. The board says it is currently looking at potential candidates for the post. An announcement on Tham’s successor…

ISOTeam narrows losses in FY2021 by 32.5% to $14.5 mil

ISOTeam, in its FY2021 ended June, announced that it has managed to narrow its losses by 32.5% to $14.5 million from a loss of $21.6 million in FY2020. Revenue for the period increased by 8.0% to $99.0 million…

Wintech Centre makes first collective sale attempt

The owners of Wintech Centre, an eight-storey, strata-titled light industrial building at Ubi Road elected their CSC on Aug 18 to attempt their first collective sale. The chairman of the CSC at Wintech Centre is Ken Lim, founder…

The Great Room to open its biggest co-working space at Afro Asia in October

Hospitality-led co-working space operator The Great Room announced that it will open its fifth location in Singapore in Oct. The Great Room will take up 37,000 sqft across three floors of the new 19-storey office tower at Afro…

Designing for an endemic world

The planning, designing and engg of urban spaces has increasingly pivoted to safety and health. As Singapore eases restrictions and the economy continues to open up, space planners are increasingly challenged to think about new ways to design…

Low Keng Huat to launch Klimt Cairnhill at prices from $3,532 psf

Construction and property development company Low Keng Huat is launching its maiden luxury condo Klimt Cairnhill on Aug 28. The 138-unit luxury project is a redevelopment of the former Cairnhill Mansions, which Low Keng Huat had purchased en…

Ardmore Park unit reaps $3 mil profit

The sale of a 2,885 sqft, four-bedroom unit at Ardmore Park was the most profitable transaction during the week of Aug 10 to 17. The unit, which is on the fifth floor, was sold for $9.8 million ($3,397…

China’s Tai Er restaurant chain makes first step abroad

Chinese restaurant chain Tai Er has opened its first Singapore store at Jewel Changi Airport, the first destination in a global expansion plan. Tai Er joins a portfolio of new 11 retailers coming to Jewel Changi, including Mama…

Could public have been told earlier about Bugis Junction cluster?

A new Covid-19 cluster at Bugis Junction was announced on Aug 24, in news reports that came out slightly after 11pm. Were all 20 cases picked up and confirmed just the day before, or was there already a…

Terminal 1, Terminal 3 of Changi Airport to reopen on Sept 1 with enhanced split zones, aircon and ventilation systems

T1 and T3 of Changi Airport will reopen to the public on Sept 1 with more safeguards against Covid-19 transmission, after they were closed in May. CAG and CAAS said on Fri that these safeguards include restricting the…

NParks opens forensics centre, launches dog unit to bolster Singapore’s fight against illegal wildlife trade

To better contribute to the global fight against the illegal wildlife trade, NParks has set up a wildlife forensics centre to strengthen Singapore’s detection and diagnostic capabilities in identifying and analysing specimens that are seized here. The board…

Subsidies for mandatory COVID-19 tests for high-risk workers to be extended until year-end

The Government will continue to subsidise mandatory COVID-19 testing for vaccinated workers who live or work in higher-risk sectors until the end of this year, said MOH on Fri, but companies should prepare to factor in such costs…

Former BCA officer charged with corruption over construction site inspections

A former temporary inspection officer with BCA was on Fri charged with corruption involving two construction site inspections. Tan Ming Lie, 32, is suspected of obtaining bribes from a GM of Domain Trading & Construction on Nov 25…

Former PUB officer and a project manager charged with corruption and forgery

A former assistant engineer of PUB and a project manager were charged with corruption and falsification of accounts on Fri. Former PUB officer Jamaludin Mohamed is suspected of obtaining bribes in 2017 and 2018 from Ganisan Suppiah, a…

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