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HDB property prices near popular primary schools: Do they really cost more?

For young parents, primary school registration can be one of the most competitive events of their parenting lives. We have all heard tales or know of people who have moved to stay near the pri school of their…

Singapore’s ability to forecast rainfall will get a boost by the first quarter of 2022

An enhanced smart system to forecast rainfall here with greater accuracy will be completed by the first quarter of 2022, boosting the Republic’s suite of tools to respond more quickly to flash floods. MSE Minister Grace Fu said…

NTU invention can prevent lithium-ion battery fires in PMDs and other devices

A new battery technology could soon prevent PMDs and mobile phones from catching fire while charging. NTU scientists have invented a battery component that provides an added layer of protection to prevent short circuits, the main cause of…

Singapore business sentiment improves slightly for Q4 but construction, transportation stay gloomy: Survey

Local companies’ business confidence improved further for the fourth quarter amid resilient demand and a positive outlook for manufacturing and the financial services sectors, according to a survey out on Tues. However, the outlook for the construction and…

Spots popular with migrant workers in S’pore help provide a sense of community

Spaces like Little India mean more than the sum of its parts to the migrant workers who frequent the area. They are, of course, a one-stop spot for familiar food, groceries and services, but these spaces also allow…

Jail for man who left lit cigarettes on bed frame in hotel room, causing a fire

A man left about three lit cigarettes unattended in a Hotel 81 room, causing more than $7,000 in damage when a fire broke out. A hotel guest and a man who was manning the front office had to…

Long queues at some Covid-19 quick test centres after enhanced self-testing regimen kicks in

A fast and easy process to get tested for Covid-19 became an almost two hour wait for some as long lines formed at some QTCs here over the past two days. This was after an enhanced fast and…

KTV Covid-19 cluster with 253 cases officially closed by MOH

The KTV Covid-19 cluster of 253 cases was officially closed last Wed by MOH. The cluster was first discovered on July 12 and sparked investigations into KTV lounges or clubs that were operating as F&B outlets, and cases…

Charging PMD battery suspected to be origin of fire at Sengkang flat

A fire broke out at Blk 185C Rivervale Crescent in Sengkang on Tues night. SCDF said on FB that it was alerted to the fire at about 9pm. SCDF firefighters arrived as the fire was raging in a…

BCA and IMDA launch initiative to promote robotics and automation adoption

BCA and IMDA have launched a call for proposals for integrated robotics & automation solutions to improve productivity and reduce labour dependency in Singapore’s built environment sector. The initiative was unveiled by Tan Kiat How, Minister of State…

Industrial development at 8B Buroh Street on sale for $22mil

A part-single-part-four-storey industrial development at 8B Buroh St has been put up for sale via a private treaty with an indicative price of $22 million, revealed CBRE. Comprising warehouse and ancillary office space, the development also comes with…

TPG Singapore acquires IMDA approval for 5G NSA market trial

TPG announced that the company has received IMDA’s approval for an upcoming 5G network. Richard Tan, CEO of TPG Singapore, shared the opportunities that this approval will bring. “We are excited to have been given the opportunity to…

ST Engineering reveals IoT solution for lifts in Singapore

ST Engg announced the release of its AGIL Smart Life Monitoring solution, which is aimed at 24/7 lift status monitoring and diagnostics. A centralised function will be put in place, which allows for its use across different manufacturer…

Real estate trends to watch for new proptech ideas

There is no doubt that digitalisation, which grew at a much faster rate in the past year, played a major role in the survival of the real estate industry. And at this point, it is only expected that…

Architects design greener spaces as SG lives with pandemic

Nearly two years since the COVID-19 outbreak, which halted operations of the construction sector and delayed architecture projects, hit Singapore, yet it seems going back to the pre-pandemic normal will likely come later rather than sooner. The Singapore…

Homebuyers chomp up 1,860 condo units during hungry ghost month

An estimated total of 1,860 condos was resold in Aug, a 4.9% increase from the 1,773 sold the month previous, defying the traditional hush of the hungry ghost month. “The uptrend defied the hungry ghost month when sales…

Covid-19: Household contacts of patients must register online for home quarantine from Sept 14 under new rules

From Tues, household contacts of Covid-19 patients who are not traced to sensitive clusters such as those in schools, hospitals and markets frequented by seniors will be required to register online before they isolate themselves at home. This…

Work pass privileges of Savills Property Management being reviewed after 4th complaint in 2021 of discriminatory tender clauses: Tafep

The national watchdog for fair employment said that MOM will be reviewing the privileges given to Savills Property Mgmt to hire work pass holders, after four complaints have been made so far this year against the real estate…

Man fined for providing karaoke services, alcohol without valid licence, breaching COVID-19 regulations

A 38-year-old man was fined S$7,000 on Tues after pleading guilty to providing karaoke services and alcohol without a valid entertainment licence and breaching COVID-19 regulations. In Aug 2020, Ong Han Wei engaged his friend Lee Jian Le…

12 men charged for involvement in scheme to cheat construction firm of S$9.7 million

Twelve men were charged on Tues for their alleged involvement in a scheme to cheat construction firm Civil Tech of around S$9.7 million. The scheme was allegedly hatched by five men, four of whom were employees of the…

Two-week rental waiver framework passed in Parliament

The covid-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment No 4) Bill, which includes a rental waiver framework requiring private commercial landlords to provide two weeks of rental waiver, has been passed in a Parliament sitting on Tues. The framework is being…

High stakes on the table for Singapore’s integrated resorts

The two Singapore IRs reported better financial numbers for the first half of this year compared to a year ago, but the IRs are performing far below what they were doing prior to the onset of the Covid-19…

Many firms don’t fully understand role of chief sustainability officer nor do they staff it well, says expert

Thriving interest in ESG concerns and an ever-evolving reporting landscape have heightened the need for and the importance of a chief sustainability officer (CSO) within an organisation; yet, many companies – both small and large – still do…

Parc Greenwich sells 65% of units over launch weekend

Parc Greenwich, an EC development next to the Seletar Hills landed enclave, sold 65% or 322 out of its 496 units during its launch weekend. Jointly developed by Frasers Property Singapore and CSC Land Group, the development is…

Go-Ahead suspending five bus services due to manpower shortage

Bus operator Go-Ahead Singapore is suspending five bus services from Wed due to manpower shortage amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The suspension is temporary and the services are either express or city direct services, the company said in a…

Time to consider a wealth tax for S’pore

Prudence, discipline and fairness have been the hallmarks of fiscal mgmt in Singapore. However, Covid-19 has massively tipped the budget balance into unprecedented negative territory, with the country registering a record overall deficit of 13.9 per cent of…

Have guidelines for moving forward and living with Covid-19

I am getting rather Covid-19-case-numbers-and-bar-charts weary. Let us accept the endemicity of Covid-19 in all its mutated variants. I do not understand the logic in Professor Teo Yik Ying’s statement that “contact tracing to identify people who have…

Address all issues before reopening Singapore economy

Reopening the Singapore economy before the country is fully vaccinated will carry the risk of having the Covid-19 infection rate spike. Current available vaccines do not protect anyone 100 per cent, with the efficacy of protection weakening over…

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