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HDB November 2021 BTO in-depth review: Kallang/Whampoa

In the next BTO launch in Nov 2021, HDB will offer 3,520 flats across seven projects in one mature and four non-mature estates. The only BTO project to be launched in a mature estate this time will be…

What factors are necessary for a possible en bloc or collective sale?

1) Age of the development – Older developments tend to be quite decrepit, requiring expensive ongoing maintenance, so replacing the building with something new and more profitable makes financial sense; 2) Location – Condominium development located in prime…

Singapore’s first instant noodle-themed playground is slurping good!

Noodle lovers are in for a treat this Septe as Singapore’s first-ever instant noodle-theme attractions is opening its doors to the public. Those who love to indulge themselves in a steaming cup of instant noodles will be delighted…

New record high of 1,504 Covid-19 cases; 2 migrant worker dorms added to list of large clusters

Singapore set a new record high of 1,504 new Covid-19 cases on Thurs, surpassing the previous day’s record daily tally of 1,457 new infections. On Thurs, 1,491 of the 1,504 new cases were locally transmitted cases. The other…

Tuas deadly explosion: Company director who bought machine online assumed heating controls worked like they do in ‘an air fryer’

Lawyers sought to show at a public hearing on Thurs that the boss of a company behind a deadly explosion at Tuas had not set out to use a mixer machine the way it was intended to be…

Rename existing streets to honour women

Street names honour important persons who have contributed to the history of a nation. Women’s names are under-represented in our street names (Call to name more streets in Singapore after women, Sept 20). Unfortunately, there may not be…

Reduce inconsistencies in the names of places around Singapore

Travelling around Singapore, I have noticed some naming inconsistencies that got me thinking. First, all this time, I thought Tengeh Reservoir was Tengah Reservoir since Tengah Ave is less than 2km away. Having names that are spelt almost…

Stricter action needed to prevent mosquito breeding in unoccupied homes

I am writing to seek a solution to a mosquito-breeding problem in my neighbourhood which has persisted for years. A corner terrace house with a swimming pool has remained uninhabited for the past few years. There is occasional…

New simulation training centre at Tanglin Police Division for front-line officers

Front-line police officers now have greater access to simulation training with the opening of a new satellite centre at Tanglin Police Division. Officers can practise reacting to various emergency scenarios, such as when people are trapped in their…

Vaccines help keep severe and ICU cases in check as Covid-19 infections continue to rise

The recent surge in Covid-19 cases may take a long time to peak and it is not yet time to ease restrictions here, say experts. But there is a silver lining, as it appears that vaccines are keeping…

Parents anxious over rise in Covid-19 cases among children but attendance normal at pre-schools, tuition centres

With the recent increase in Covid-19 infections among children under 12 years old, Madam Siti Zurina Saidi, 41, is anxious about letting her six-year-old son attend kindergarten. If the boy tests positive for the virus, her 76-year-old father…

Panasonic retrenches 700 in S’pore, to shut some manufacturing operations but R&D to remain here

Panasonic is shutting down its refrigeration compressor manufacturing operations in Singapore, resulting in the layoff of some 700 workers. However, its global headquarters for the refrigeration compressor business and R&D activities will remain in Singapore, the firm said.…

First Covid-19 stepped-up community facility in Tampines starts receiving patients

The first patients arrived at Singapore’s first Covid-19 stepped-up community treatment facility (CTF) in Tampines when it opened on Thurs. At around 11am, three Covid-19 patients were seen alighting from specially hired vehicles along Tampines St 22, where…

Saifuddin: Malaysia, Singapore discussing possibility of reopening borders soon

Malaysia and Singapore are discussing the possibility of reopening their borders soon, says Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. The Foreign Minister assured lawmakers in Dewan Rakyat after several of them raised the plight of Malaysians who have not seen their…

Loft68 in Geylang going for collective sale from $14.85 mil

A freehold building at 6 & 8 Lorong 19 Geylang has been put up for collective sale with an asking price of $14.85 million. The building is known at Loft68 and it sits on a 5,583 sqft site.…

Impossible Foods to roll out meatless pork in HK, Singapore, US

Impossible Foods is rolling out its meatless pork product in Hong Kong in Oct and Singapore later in the year as it tries to bolster its footprint in the fast-growing plant-based food space. The California-based company said the…

Explosion at Tuas Incineration Plant kills 1, injures 2; ‘tragic incident’ under probe: Grace Fu

An explosion at the Tuas Incineration Plant on Thurs afternoon has left a Singaporean man dead and two others with burn injuries. A 65-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic. The two other injured…

Food delivery platforms to pilot model that does not charge hawkers commission, onboarding fees

By the end of the year, customers of food delivery platforms could have access to more hawker stalls under a common acquirer model piloted by online ordering platforms. NEA and IMDA announced on Thurs that Deliveroo, FoodPanda, Grab…

Makeshift area with beds seen in video footage used as screening space: Tan Tock Seng Hospital

A makeshift holding area at TTSH that was depicted in video footage shared on social media is an extension of the hospital’s emergency department. “Due to the surge in community cases, the facility is an extension of our…

Ground operations ‘much strained’ as surge in COVID-19 cases causes delays: MOH

MOH said on Thurs that ground operations are “much strained”, with growing case numbers and home recovery the default mode of care mgmt for COVID-19 patients. Some patients on home recovery said they have not received instructions from…

A tote bag sounds like the eco-friendly option – but it isn’t always

How many times have you been offered a cotton tote bag, only for you to have no choice but to begrudgingly accept? There’s a high chance every household will have several of these tote bags sitting around, collecting…

Johor to submit proposal to reopen border with Singapore, says MB

Johor will be submitting its proposal to Putrajaya to open up the border with Singapore through the DCA, says Datuk Hasni Mohammad. The Mentri Besar added that the matter was agreed upon during the state security special committee…

Seniors intermingling at coffee shop in Jurong worries residents

A group of seniors who gather nightly to drink and chat late into the night at a coffee shop in Jurong West has raised some concerns among residents, in light of the current high number of Covid-19 cases.…

Wee family puts portfolio of houses on Thiam Siew Avenue up for sale

Sitting between Haig Road and Tanjong Katong Road is a quiet street, Thiam Siew Ave, with just 25 houses. Many of the houses are pre-war, single-storey, semi-detached houses and bungalows sitting on land area of about 9,000 to…

999-year non-conservation shophouse at Jalan Besar on sale for $5.9mil

A two-storey with attic non-conservation shophouse at 284 Jalan Besar has been put up for sale via EOI with a guide price of $5.9 million, revealed Savills. With a leasehold tenure of 999 years, the shophouse occupies a…

Gilstead Road residential site up for sale for $91.8mil

A freehold residential site at Gilstead Road in District 11 has been put up for sale via tender with an asking price of $91.8 million. Edmund Tie said the price works out to a land rate of about…

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