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Singapore confirms 1,101 new COVID cases, 9 more deaths

MOH on Thurs confirmed 1,101 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 267,150 – as well as nine deaths. Of the new cases, 1,091 are local – 1,050 are in the community…

Town council acted quickly on pigeon problem

I recently provided feedback to AMKTC on pigeon droppings in front of the lifts at Blk 630 Hougang Ave 8. Within three weeks, mesh wires and spikes were installed to prevent pigeons from nesting. Stains caused by the…

Cuscaden Peak, Keppel’s rival bidder for SPH, has cleared all regulatory hurdles

Cuscaden Peak, one of the two bidders for SPH, has cleared all the regulatory hurdles required. Cuscaden Peak, a consortium formed by Hotel Properties, Mapletree and CLA Holdings, has received on Dec 2 approval from the FIRB under…

Mortgagee sale of vacant hotel site at Devonshire Road, priced from $30 mil

The tender for a vacant 5,370 sqft development site at 8 Devonshire Road has been launched with a guide price of between $30 million and $35 million. The mortgagee sale is managed by the auction team at Knight…

A recap + full list of new launch condos in 2021

2021 has been an interesting year. Mask-wearing, SafeEntry and the changes in phases remind us the pandemic hasn’t ended yet. At the same time, looking at the robust property market this year, it doesn’t feel like we’re in…

Singapore can empower Southeast Asia’s nature-based solutions ecosystem

The recent COP26 UN Climate Change Conference emphatically restated the need for global action to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Despite essential climate ambitions, there is no silver bullet through which businesses can instantly eliminate their carbon footprint.…

Chuan Park now in private talks following close of S$938m en bloc tender

Chuan Park Condominium at 240 to 250 Lorong Chuan has closed its tender and is currently “in a private treaty negotiation process”, said ERA. An ERA spokesperson told BT that the condo had received some interest from developers.…

Hybrid working cuts emissions and saves businesses costs: IWG

The global Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the world’s shift to a hybrid working model – a transformation that is expected to save not just the environment but also money for businesses, while imparting a host of benefits to…

Price gains tempt some buyers to flip shophouses

The escalation in prices of conservation shophouses this year amid strong demand and limited stock has tempted some buyers to flip these heritage properties for quick gains. BT understands that a seasoned Singaporean property investor has made at…

Shophouse market rounds off banner year – 217 transactions worth S$1.53b so far

The Singapore shophouse market has had a bumper year, with some 217 transactions totalling S$1.53 billion in YTD, surpassing the previous high of S$1.46 billion in 2018. The tally for last year was 145 transactions totalling S$913 million.…

Porsche to create largest manufacturer-branded charging network in Singapore

Porsche APAC and SP Group are aiming to create the largest manufacturer-branded charging network in Singapore. Porsche’s Destination Charging (PDC) network in Singapore currently has 21 charging points. By mid-2022, another 30 chargers will come online, bringing the…

Cleaner spat at supervisor who asked him to sanitise MRT area

A cleaner refused to comply with his supervisor’s instructions to sanitise areas within MRT every two hours and instead spat at the supervisor’s face. Kang Poh Kim, 70, was jailed for two weeks on Thurs after he pleaded…

Man returning from Batam disregarded stay-home notice and went to work, gets jail

A Singaporean man who returned from Batam in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic last year initially refused to a sign a SHN form, claiming he was not required to serve one. He finally accepted that he…

Why Singapore is still an attractive tourist destination for Indonesians

High enthusiasm among Indonesians following the establishment of a VTL shows Singapore remains a popular destination for the people of the world’s fourth most populous nation. The VTL announcement by Singapore Tourism Board was widely publicised by mainstream…

S’pore electricity spot prices hit new highs amid global energy crisis, consumer prices expected to rise

Consumers could be in for a price shock early next year with the soaring global energy costs threatening to send power bills sharply higher. Experts say electricity prices for households is likely to rise further as a fast-developing…

Level of satisfaction with Govt’s handling of Covid-19 closely tied to daily case numbers: IPS study

The proportion of Singaporeans satisfied with the Government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic see-sawed in tandem with infection case numbers. It reached as high as 82 per cent when daily cases in the community fell to under 100…

Raeesah Khan’s Compassvale ward to be divided up, looked after by remaining WP MPs in Sengkang GRC

With the departure of Ms Raeesah Khan from the WP and from her role as a MP, the Compassvale ward of Sengkang GRC will be split up into three divisions, each to be served by one of its…

Birds sold in mostly illegal online trade in Singapore may be smuggled, poached: Report

A report by a NGO involved in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade has found that online sellers of live birds in 44 Singapore-based FB groups from Dec 2018 to Ap 2019 were mostly unlicensed and therefore…

Woman horrified by cockroaches crawling out of Starbucks drinks machine at Bukit Batok CSC

A woman was horrified after she saw baby cockroaches crawling out of a Starbucks self-service kiosk at the Bukit Batok Civil Service Club. “I visited the Civil Service Club on Nov 20 and came across the Starbucks self-service…

Pet peacocks are allowed but must be kept securely, says NParks after girl was attacked

Peacocks can be kept as pets in Singapore, but there are rules that owners must abide by. Responding to queries by ST following a pet peacock attack on a three-year-old girl in Serangoon Garden, NParks said on Thurs…

Girl, 3, attacked by pet peacock in Serangoon Garden

A three-year-old girl was badly cut on her face after she was attacked by a pet peacock in Serangoon Garden on Sun. The girl was on her way home from a playground at Haus Park, in Serangoon Garden,…

Households on wholesale electricity plan see power bills balloon in October

Households that buy electricity at wholesale market rates have found themselves with larger-than-usual bills for the month of Oct. As the wholesale electricity price fluctuates every half-hour, the higher volatility of the market that month had driven up…

Singapore’s Temasek working with portfolio firms in green transition

Singapore state investor Temasek is working with its portfolio companies to help them become more green as advancing sustainability goals becomes the new normal, the firm’s CSO said on Thurs. Temasek, with a portfolio valued at S$381 billion…

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