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7 key factors to consider if you’re buying a property before 35

1) Before buying a private one-bedder, consider your future needs – If you want to settle down and start a family, a one-bedder can be tougher to sell, as they appeal to niche buyers; 2) If you buy…

3,635 new COVID cases, 12 more deaths in Singapore

MOH on Wed confirmed 3,635 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 207,975 – as well as 12 deaths. Among the new cases, 3,632 are local – 3,223 are in the community…

Bus, train fares in Singapore to increase by 3-4 cents per journey from 26 December

A year after a transport fare hike was deferred due to the economic difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, bus and train fares will increase by three to four cents per journey from Boxing Day, said PTC on…

EDP Renewables acquires majority stake in Sunseap, part of Asia expansion

EDP Renewables (EDPR) has bought a majority stake in Southeast Asian renewables firm Sunseap Group, creating a solid platform for the Portuguese company to accelerate growth in Asia, the CEO of EDP group and EDPR told Reuters. The…

Proposal to turn Old Changi Hospital into stargazing spot wins competition

A proposal to transform the Old Changi Hospital into a stargazing observatory and aviation viewing deck has won a competition aimed at revamping the Changi Point area. The proposal, named Ascending to the Sky, placed first in the…

Commuters disappointed at public transport fare hikes; experts say next increase could be more

There were mixed reactions among commuters after the increase in adult fares for public transport was announced, with some disappointed with the timing. “A lot of people either lost their jobs or got demoted and received pay cuts…

Businesswoman fined $7,000 for Covid-19 breaches at influencer event on yacht

To promote her business which organises events such as retreats, a yacht manager allowed more than 10 social media influencers on board a craft where they flouted Covid-19 safe distancing rules and took part in activities without wearing…

Courts opens flagship store at The Heeren on Nov 6 to catch year-end shopping crowd

Home appliance megastore Courts will be opening its second flagship store at The Heeren on Sat ahead of schedule to catch the year-end Christmas shopping crowd. Its latest store at The Heeren, vacated last year by retail stalwart…

1 written warning, no fines issued since enforcement began for diners who do not clear tables: MSE

Since enforcement action against table littering in hawker centres began on Sep 1, there has been one written warning issued to a diner for refusing to heed enforcement officers’ advice to return dirty crockery. No fines have been…

Two men charged with attacking bus captain who told them to wear their masks properly

Two men were charged on Wed with attacking a bus captain after being told to wear their masks properly. Ahmad Robinson, 70, and Aziz Khan Sher Khan, 61, are accused of voluntarily causing grievous hurt with common intention…

183 people under probe after police raids on nightspots including unlicensed ‘KTV-concept’ joints

SPF are investigating 183 people after islandwide enforcement checks on 70 public entertainment and nightlife outlets between Sept 13 and Oct 23. A total of 15 outlets were found to have committed various public entertainment and liquor control…

Bold scheme will ensure HDB flats in prime areas are not treated like stock market investments

The Government has long used public housing policies to promote inclusivity, social cohesion and community bonding. In most countries, social housing is built in the suburbs where land is abundant at low cost. However, Singapore has taken a…

Clementi resident fined for not paying court-ordered damages to neighbour over noise dispute

A 42-year-old stall assistant was fined S$1,000 on Wed for failing to fully pay damages to her neighbour, who had obtained a court order against her over excessive noise. Esoof Jesmin, a OR from India, also failed to…

Bus, train fare hikes: Good move to dampen Covid-19 impact in formula but bigger problems lie ahead, analysts say

A decision by PTC to not pass on the financial impact of low ridership on buses and MRT trains to commuters was a necessary move. This is because the existing formula for fare calculations is not able to…

76 caught breaching Covid-19 rules at hawker centres; 20 patrons not fully vaccinated found dining out: NEA

Enforcement action has been taken against 76 people for Covid-19-related violations at various hawker centres across Singapore, NEA said on Wed. It is part of the agency’s stepped-up enforcement action that was conducted from Oct 25 to 31.…

New rules for BTO flats in prime areas have larger implications for public housing

HDB’s and MND’s announcement of the new Prime Location Public Housing (PLH) model on Wed prompted a flurry of reactions. This is unsurprising given the keen, perennial national interest in public housing, in a population where four in…

More businesses were set up than shut down in last 2 years, despite Covid-19

The number of new businesses that were set up outnumbered those that closed down over the last two years, despite the uncertainty brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, it was revealed in Parliament on Wed. An average of more…

Revamping aquaculture farming with innovation and technology

Traditional methods of farming have been fairly effective in supplying the world with food. But the use of pesticides, fertilisers and toxic chemicals means the industry has also earned a reputation for not always being friendly to the…

ESR shareholders approve of ARA Asset Management acquisition

Shareholders of ESR Cayman have, on Nov 3, voted to approve all the proposals related to the acquisition of ARA Asset Mgmt. At ESR Cayman’s EGM, some 91.81% of the votes cast were in favour of the proposed…

CanningHill Piers to start sales preview on Nov 5; prices start from $1.16 mil for one-bedroom unit

CanningHill Piers, the new luxury residence located between Fort Canning Hill and the Singapore River, will commence its sales gallery preview on Nov 5. The 99-year leasehold development is developed jointly by CapitaLand Development (CLD) and City Developments…

HDB resale transactions dip 0.8% in Oct

HDB resale transactions dipped by 0.8% in Oct to 2,506 from 2,522 HDB in the previous month; this represents a 3.3% decline from the same period last year. Ohmyhome analyst, Mohan Sandrasegeran said the drop could’ve been driven…

3 in 5 Singaporeans believe in-store shopping remains in style

In-store shopping remains irreplaceable for 59% of Singapore consumers despite the rise of pandemic-driven online shopping in recent months, according to a study by Sensormatic Solutions, the global retail solutions portfolio of Johnson Controls. Additionally, 30% of consumers…

OUE C-REIT net property income down 17.1% YoY in Q3

OUE Commercial REIT’s NPI was at $46.2m in Q3. This is 17.1% lower on a y-o-y basis The decrease was due to the deconsolidation of OUE Bayfront’s performance post divestment of 50% interest in the property on 31…

Incomes have kept pace with prices of new HDB units, resale flats

New HDB units and resale flats continue to remain affordable as incomes of Singaporeans have generally kept pace with their prices over the last few years, said MND in Parliament on Tues. It revealed that HDB applies a…

Construction firms urged to move decisively away from labour intensive construction methods

MND has urged construction firms to reduce their reliance on migrant workers, as well as to “move decisively away from labour-intensive construction methods for new projects”. “We encourage firms to take this opportunity to transform, and tap on…

Share key performance indicators in move to becoming a car-lite nation

The authorities have invested a lot of money to promote cycling in an attempt to make Singapore a car-lite nation. I ask that some KPIs for this project be shared regularly. This will give us an indication of…

18 HDB neighbourhood renewal projects delayed by over six months

With the COVID-19 pandemic posing severe challenges to the construction industry, 18 out of 32 NRP projects that are under construction have been delayed – in full or in part – by over six months, revealed MND. “All…

Address poor conditions of dogs in shelters

I recently visited The Animal Lodge in Sungei Tengah to view a 10-year-old dog, with the intention of adopting it. What I saw there was heartbreaking. When my companion and I arrived at the location, we initially thought…

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