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Rochor BTO price analysis: Is it worth buying Singapore’s first PLH model?

1) Good discount to prices of flats sold in the vicinity – As mentioned, the PLH BTO will offer 3-room units at $409,000 to $474,000, while 4-room units are priced at $582,000 to $688,000. According to HDB, transacted…

105-year-old among 5 COVID deaths in Singapore; 1,461 new cases

MOH on Mon confirmed 1,461 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 253,649 – as well as five death. Of the new cases, 1,455 are local – 1,415 are in the community…

Singapore health minister says return to strict COVID-19 curbs a last resort

A return to stricter Covid-19 curbs in Singapore will be a “last resort”, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Mon, as the Government partially eased limits on social gatherings and dining out under its calibrated reopening approach.…

Singapore Boys’ Home gets new facilities to better support rehabilitation of at-risk youths

A football field, an indoor sports hall and science laboratories are among the new facilities at the Singapore Boys’ Home (SBH) that authorities hope will better support residents in their rehabilitative journey. There is also a library, a…

Robotic grass cutters now in use at Changi Airport, more to be deployed

An army of robotic grass cutters will help to maintain all grass turf at the Changi Airport airfield in future, as the airport steps up its push to improve productivity. Seven such machines are already in operation, and…

Three bus services plying sectors along Downtown Line to be rerouted from Dec 12

The routes of three SBST bus services – 22, 65 and 506 – will be amended from Dec 12 to avoid duplicating sectors of the DTL. This comes as ridership on these bus routes fell as more commuters…

Bid to ensure hawksbill turtles thrive, with genome sequencing

A number of critically endangered sea turtles have been spotted nesting on Singapore’s shores in recent years, leading researchers here to ponder: How can Singapore protect this species better? To find answers, NTU research team has embarked on…

20 mosques in Singapore to allow 100 congregants per zone for Friday prayers this week

Twenty mosques will offer spaces for up to 100 congregants per zone for Fri prayers this week, said Muis. On Mon, Muis said it is also working with other mosques to steadily increase the congregation size to up…

No Covid-19 clusters linked to Mice events in recent months: STB

There has been no Covid-19 cluster linked to Mice events here in the last few months, a sign that the preventative steps taken by the country have allowed events to be held safely. This instils confidence that measures…

EDB’s first managing director, who played key role in Jurong industrialisation, dies

The first MD of the EDB, Mr Lim Ho Hup, died on Sun night at age 92. He is survived by six children and his wife, who took care of him in his last hours. Mr Lim, born…

Three-storey F&B venue set to open at Ann Siang Hill amid tough Covid-19 climate

At Honcho, not one but three F&B concepts are on the menu in an ambitious $1 million project by top local turntablist DJ KoFlow and fintech entrepreneur Amos Poh. Located in a shophouse in Ann Siang Hill, the…

Former craft beer bar Good Luck Beerhouse in Haji Lane switches to selling handmade noodles

Former craft beer bar Good Luck came up with an entirely new food concept two weeks ago, after the authorities said its previous concept was too “bar-like”. Formerly known as Good Luck Beerhouse, the five-year-old venue in Haji…

Reimagining Singapore’s streets as destinations

A new narrative has arisen recently, with urban planners and transit advocates looking to reclaim road space for pedestrians so as to make busy precincts more liveable and vibrant. This is a change from the focus of the…

NTU team creates paper made of pollen that folds on its own into boxes, straws

A new light brown paper made of sunflower pollen can automatically fold itself into a food container or straw when exposed to moisture in the air, breaking the mould for single-use packaging. The intelligent pollen paper – created…

New home and nine new partnerships for NUS digital institute

The Institute of Systems Science (ISS) at NUS has moved into its new home, 40 years after its humble beginnings as part of the NUS Computer Centre that was to birth Singapore’s first connection to the Internet. The…

Eateries in Singapore welcome back groups of up to 5 people vaccinated against Covid-19

When housewife Judy Seah, 65, learnt on Sat that she could dine in from Mon with her extended family, she immediately texted them to organise lunch. “We are a very close-knit family and there are many of us.…

New CEO of OUE Commercial REIT’s manager appointed

OUE Commercial REIT’s manager announced on Nov 22 that Han Khim Siew will be appointed CEO of the manager, effective Feb 7, 2022. OUE-C REIT’s sponsor is OUE, which is controlled by the Riady family.

Be mindful of factors that can affect ability to service mortgage loans

ST associate editor Chua Mui Hoong wrote a very crisp article (What I wish I knew at 25 about buying property, Nov 19) on her experience in setting up a home. A property, as a home, an investment…

Have safe distancing ambassadors on public transport

I have seen numerous instances of bus and train commuters flouting rules on safe mgmt measures since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out. Commuters talk loudly on their cellphones or talk incessantly to friends sitting next to them. Others…

Cameras and video analytics the way to go for next-gen ERP

The transition to the next-generation ERP system has been delayed due to the global chip shortage. LTA should learn from what HDB is doing in the Punggol smart town. Two weeks ago, I visited Northshore Plaza. The carpark…

Rethink how to do things in a greener way for next-gen ERP

A global chip shortage has delayed implementation of the next-generation ERP system. Singapore should use this time to rethink how to do things in a greener way. Data security and controls have been cited as reasons why a…

Elizabeth Towers relaunched for collective sale at $630 mil

Elizabeth Towers has been relaunched for collective sale at a reserve price of $630 million. Located on Mount Elizabeth off Orchard Road in District 9, Elizabeth Towers sits on a 54,318 sqft site and has a GFA of…

Iconic live music stalwart Wala Wala at Holland Village shuts gig space amid Covid-19 curbs

After 20 years of playing host to Singapore’s premier live bands, Holland Village institution Wala Wala has turned the lights off at its second-floor gig space. The iconic watering hole, which started live gigs in Oct 2001, announced…

Lights still out as nightlife sector awaits better times

One business sector has not been able to raise its glass to better times as Singapore moves towards treating Covid-19 as endemic. A new dawn for the nightlife industry has yet to come, even as the country rolls…

Experts question relevance of SafeEntry, TraceTogether amid endemic Covid-19

Infectious diseases experts have questioned the need for continued widespread enforcement of TraceTogether and SafeEntry rules as Singapore moves towards more targeted contact tracing and living with endemic Covid-19. They noted that while daily new cases continue to…

Many ways people can do their part for clean, green S’pore: DPM Heng

As Singapore marks 50 years since its first Tree Planting Day, each and every Singaporean can do his or her part to keep the country green and sustainable, said DPM Heng Swee Keat yesterday. “In the same way,…

Man feels ‘malu’ after seeing woman picking up trash in Geylang with her kids

A woman picking up trash with her kids along Lorong 29 Geylang has won praise from netizens for their civic-mindedness. In a TikTok video shared on Nov 20 by user mdroslin showed the Caucasian-looking mother and her two…

Shaw Centre fire: About 200 people evacuated, several restaurants closed

A fire broke out at Shaw Centre on Mon morning, prompting about 200 people to vacate the shopping centre near Orchard road. SCDF said it was alerted to the incident 1 Scotts Road at about 10.15am. “The fire…

Hawker and son fined for cursing at safe-distancing ambassadors over mask, sitting on marked seat

A hawker and his son were fined S$3,000 each for cursing at officers who were enforcing safe-distancing measures, after the hawker was spotted sitting on a marked seat in front of his stall, with his mask pulled down.…

More than S$470 million to be distributed in third Rental Support Scheme payout

Businesses will receive more than S$470 million in rental relief from Nov 26 under the third Rental Support Scheme payout, IRAS and MOF said on Mon. Authorities will disburse the payouts to more than 40,000 tenants and owner-occupiers…

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