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Five shophouses on Devonshire Road on sale for $40 mil

A collection of five shophouses along Devonshire Road in prime District 9 have been put up for sale. The properties are individually owned by separate owners, and the shophouses can be acquired individually or in a joint sale.…

LHN Group signs lease agreement for 2 Mount Elizabeth Link

LHN Group has announced that it has entered into a three-year Lease Agreement for a residential property at 2 Mount Elizabeth Link. Its wholly-owned subsidiary Erinite Properties signed the lease with the landlord Eastern Realty on Nov 29.…

Golden Mile Complex: Test case for collective sale and conservation

The 48-year-old Golden Mile Complex had faced an existence crisis since Oct 2017, when the owners of the strata-titled, mixed-use development first put the building up for collective sale. However, its fate was decided when it was gazetted…

Singapore’s Casa Mia nets $400k in pre-seed money

Singapore-based Casa Mia Coliving has raised US$400,000 in pre-seed funding from angel investors in Singapore, Italy, Qatar, and US. Casa Mia provides private bedrooms in ready-to-move shared homes in Singapore. It focuses on young professionals who want to…

Singapore reports 1,239 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths; ICU utilisation rate rises to 58.5%

Singapore reported 1,239 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths linked to the coronavirus as of noon on Tues. This brings Singapore’s death toll from the coronavirus to 718. The overall ICU utilisation rate on Tues is 58.5 per…

Reclamation works for first phase of Tuas Port completed, two berths to open by end-2021

The first two berths at the upcoming Tuas Port are set to be operational by the end of this year, with the completion of reclamation works for the first phase of the mega port project, MP) announced on…

Weekly PCR tests for border frontline workers who may come into contact with travellers from Omicron-affected areas

From Dec 2, airport and border frontline workers who may come into contact with travellers from regions affected by the Omicron COVID-19 variant will have to return to a weekly PCR RRT regime. This is because Singapore’s borders…

All air travellers to Singapore must take PCR test from 3 December

From Fri, all air travellers entering or transiting through Singapore must undergo a PCR test, as part of new measures to detect and contain the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. In addition, air travellers on VTL who arrived…

Any COVID Omicron cases not allowed to undergo home recovery: Ong Ye Kung

Cases who are confirmed or suspected to be infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 will not be allowed to undergo home recovery, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Tues. Instead, they will be conveyed to NCID…

Conserved building Golden Mile Complex up for sale at S$800m in 2nd en-bloc attempt

The iconic Golden Mile Complex on Beach Road has been put up for collective sale for a second time after a failed attempt ended two years ago. The 48-year-old building, which was gazetted as a conserved building last…

Firm fined S$17,000 for unauthorised drainage works that caused Pasir Ris flooding; project boss fined S$7,500

Samwoh Corp and its project manager have been fined for unauthorised drainage works that led to flooding at a Pasir Ris traffic junction on Aug 20 this year. On Tues Samwoh was fined S$17,000 after it was convicted…

Monthly household refuse-collection fees up 16.7% from Jan 1, 2022 in first rise since 2017: NEA

Household refuse-collection fees will rise from Jan 1 next year to keep up with rising operational costs, NEA said on Tues. It is the first increase since 2017. Refuse-collection fees for households will be revised from S$8.25 to…

Scepticism over Malaysia’s unexpected proposal to revisit HSR plan, as sticking points remain

The recent political upheavals in Malaysia were primarily why Singapore’s northern neighbour is revisiting the idea of a HSR connecting the two countries, transport and economics experts said. However, the issues surrounding cost and economic benefit still exist…

Man, 62, jailed after illegally entering SAF training area, giving warrant officer who caught him 3 different excuses

After he was caught trespassing into a protected military area in Lim Chu Kang, a man kept giving different reasons for being there. First, Cheng Lee Meng claimed to be doing work within the location, then he said…

70 more hawker centres allow 5 vaccinated diners to eat in a group from Tuesday

Dining options have expanded, with up to five vaccinated people now able to eat in a group at 102 hawker centres from Tues, up 70 centres from Mon’s 32. The move is part of a deepening of vaccination-differentiated…

No changes to Covid-19 local measures for now, too early to tell if tightening needed: Lawrence Wong

There will not be any changes to Covid-19 community restrictions for now, even as Singapore steps up its border measures amid reports of the new Omicron variant, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said on Tues. It is “too early…

Fire breaks out at North Bridge Road seafood restaurant, blaze involved kitchen exhaust duct

About 20 people self-evacuated from a restaurant at 812 North Bridge Road on Mon night, said SCDF. It told ST it was alerted to the incident at about 8.45pm. A check by ST showed Nan Hua Chang Fish-Head…

Two prime Pine Grove sites launched for sale; plots can yield over 1,000 condo units

URA has released for sale 2 residential sites at Pine Grove (Parcels A & B), it said on Tues. The sites are released under the reserve list of the second half 2021 GLS programme. Both sites have a…

Keppel says waiving its walk-away rights an extra plus for its SPH offer

Keppel Corp on Tues addressed fresh queries on the attractiveness of its final offer for SPH as the day for shareholders to vote on the offer draws closer. In response to questions fielded by Sias, Keppel said its…

New healthcare plan for migrant workers: Companies like affordability but worry about uneven impact of costs

The new primary care plan for migrant workers could set employers back by some S$108 to S$145 in premiums per worker a year, adding yet another element to rising manpower costs for those in the construction sector. But…

ComfortDelGro in second JV with Engie to provide renewable, solar energy

Comfortdelgro Engg has entered into a second JV with Engie SEA to develop and manage solar energy solutions. Through JV company ComfortDelGro Engie Solar, both sides intend to electrify ComfortDelGro’s fleet of vehicles with renewable power and offer…

GashubUnited Utility helps companies reduce their CO2 emissions with LNG

It might interest some to know that when 600 cubic metres of natural gas is cooled down to minus 162 deg C, the size is reduced to just 1 cubic metre. LNG is thus a form of energy…

Will rising home prices raise the risk of fresh cooling measures?

With the private residential market poised to end the year on a high note, does this once more heighten the risk of policy measures? Even the perceived possibility of cooling measures could serve as a near-term headwind for…

Singapore private homes aren’t as pricey as they seem

There is some anxiety over rising private home prices here, which are up by almost 8 per cent in the third quarter of 2021 compared with the fourth quarter of 2019, prior to the outbreak of the Covid-19…

Singapore’s response to Covid-19 variant Omicron: Too much, too little or just right?

When the stakes are very high, it is always better to take possibly unnecessary precautions than to be caught off guard and end up with needless suffering and deaths. This is what Singapore and the rest of the…

Some institutes of higher learning choose to have regular Covid-19 testing for students

We thank Mr Lim Wah Fong for his feedback (Why are poly students not tested?, Nov 19). Regular Covid-19 testing is not mandatory for students in IHL as there is a suite of baseline safe mgmt measures (SMMs)…

Ridiculous to revive HSR after compensating Singapore RM320m, says ex-finance minister

Malaysia has become a global laughing stock for suggesting the revival of a HSR link with Singapore that it previously paid the island-state RM320 million to terminate, said former finance minister Lim Guan Eng. The Bagan MP also…

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