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Bespoke Habitat brings home $740k

Bespoke Habitat, a Singapore-based co-living and property mgmt startup, said it raised S$1 million (US$740,000) from angel investors. Established in 2019, Bespoke Habitat provides spaces across locations in Singapore for its clients to live, work, and play. The…

Split identities of the 9 Spottiswoode Park HDB flats: Same, same but different

After our JTC Jurong flats from 1977 story, a reader wrote to us requesting that we look into the history behind a cluster of HDB flats at Spottiswoode Park Road. What’s interesting is that while there are 9…

Singapore to equip workers with relevant skills so they can benefit from green economy: Gan Kim Yong

Singapore aims to equip its workers with relevant skills so they can benefit from the green economy, as the nation works towards pursuing its sustainability goals, said MTI Minister Gan Kim Yong on Wed. For instance, a traditional…

Singapore’s carbon tax needs ‘stronger price signal’ amid decarbonisation push: Grace Fu

Singapore’s carbon tax needs a “stronger price signal” for it to steer the economy towards a low-carbon future, said MSE Minister Grace Fu on Wed. “This will tilt the scales further in favour of more innovative low-carbon technologies,…

882 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore; 797 Omicron infections confirmed

Singapore reported 882 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Wed, including 396 imported infections. There was one fatality, taking the country’s death toll from coronavirus complications to 839, according to the latest infection statistics on MOH’s website.…

Burning smell in eastern Singapore over past 2 days reported, cause not due to industrial incidents or hotspots: NEA

The “burning smells” reported in the eastern part of Singapore over the past two days is not linked to any local industrial incidents or hotspots in the region, said NEA on Wed night. In response to CNA’s queries,…

Growing green talent, green finance and combatting greenwashing among MPs’ suggestions for climate action

Helping Singaporeans seize green jobs, making the country a green financing hub and fighting greenwashing were among the topics raised in a debate on a parliamentary motion that was passed on Wed. The motion on climate change action,…

Firms will have time to adapt to carbon tax changes, authorities to provide financial support: Gan Kim Yong

Adjustments in Singapore’s carbon tax should be calibrated and made carefully so as to allow businesses enough time to adapt and stay competitive, said MTI Minister Gan Kim Yong in Parliament on Wed. Setting the correct carbon price…

Singapore to be ‘more selective’ of data centre investments: Gan Kim Yong

Singapore continues to welcome data centre investments but it intends to be “more selective” of such projects moving forward, said MTI Minister Gan Kim Yong on Tues. “In particular, we seek to anchor data centres that are best…

11 proposed developer changes to help homebuyers: A breakdown + how it affects you

URA is proposing some amendments to the venerable Housing Developers Rules. This set of laws covers a whole range of topics, from the way properties, are marketed, to the way you book a new launch unit. We will…

Rescued cinereous vulture flies free on 3rd release attempt

Third time’s the charm. The rare cinereous vulture, the first of its species to have flown here, appears to have finally gone on its way from Singapore. It took flight when released on Mon afternoon. Experts continue to…

Security officer who stood in front of Bentley was focused on not letting it enter school

When security officer Neo Ah Whatt stood in front of the moving Bentley, he was only focused on one thing – do not let the car enter the school. Mr Neo, 62, who was on duty at the…

Marine biologist stung by stingray in Singapore intertidal waters

Ms Crystle Wee was surveying an intertidal area for work in the south of Singapore a day before New Year’s Eve last year when she felt a sharp pain in her left foot. Carefully lifting her leg from…

Keeping Mount Pleasant, Marina South MRT stations closed will save up to $1 million a year: Iswaran

Up to $1 million will be saved each year by keeping Mount Pleasant and Marina South MRT stations closed until housing developments around them are ready, said Transport Minister S. Iswaran on Wed. This is because the two…

Powered stair climbers among new methods explored for flats without direct lift access: HDB

New methods to improve accessibility for residents living in flats without direct lift access are being explored by HDB. These include the use of new technology like powered stair climbers to enable wheelchair users to move up and…

Lunch crowds flock to Amoy Street Food Centre as it reopens after renovation

When operations assistant Sally Tng craves Chinese soups with steamed rice, she would frequent her favourite stall at Amoy Street Food Centre in Chinatown. But since the food centre closed for R&R on Oct 11 last year, she…

Condo, HDB rents jump more than 10% in 2021; demand slips in December due to seasonal lull

The rental markets for HDB flats and private apartments ended on a robust note in 2021, as rents surged by more than 10 per cent despite demand slipping in Dec. Condo rents jumped by 11.4 per cent while…

Highest daily total rainfall in 2021 recorded on Aug 24

The rainfall recorded on Aug 24 was the highest daily total rainfall in 2021. The 247.2mm rainfall collected that day was also the highest daily total rainfall ever recorded for the month of Aug, MSE Minister Grace Fu…

SPH sees improvement across business segments

SPH on Tues said that its overall business improved in the first quarter to November following the gradual recovery of the economy. On the group’s PBSA front, SPH said it has achieved 98.7 per cent of its target…

Investing in proptech and other innovations for a sustainable future

Benett Theseira’s approach to sustainability in real estate has been shaped, in part, by his early years with the Land Office. There, his team was tasked with the repurposing of old government buildings. One of the projects that…

Singapore unlikely to be hit with work stoppages, service disruption when Omicron wave crests

Singapore is expected to avoid any major disruptions to essential services when the Omicron wave hits, as a high vaccination rate and revisions to healthcare protocols should stave off a labour crunch. A projected surge in infections –…

Singapore property auction listings likely to gain pace as rates rise

More properties in Singapore could go under the hammer this year, amid rising interest rates and the expiry of relief measures for borrowers. Figures from Knight Frank showed that the property auction market was active in 2021 with…

No plans to merge MLT and MIT: MLT manager

There are no plans by the manager of Mapletree Logistics Trust MLT to merge the logistics Reit with Mapletree Industrial Trust (MIT), even as two other Reits from their sponsor have proposed a merger. Mapletree Logistics Trust Mgmt…

SingHaiyi gets approval from bourse operator SGX to delist

Singhaiyi will delist after obtaining regulatory approval on Wed, as its free float has dropped to under 10 per cent, with the date to exit the mainboard to be announced. In a regulatory filing, the property player said…

PwC Singapore 2022 budget proposals to push for clean environment

Recommendations regarding economic growth, society development, and a green environment for the Singapore 2022 budget were announced by PwC. “The OECD proposal for a global minimum tax is expected to reduce the effectiveness of tax incentives as a…

Neil Road Shophouse goes on sale for $16.2m

Neil Road shophouse has gone on sale for $16.2m, as announced by JLL. Making up the property along Neil Road is a three-storey conservation shophouse with an attic situated in District 2. A land area of 1,883 sqft,…

Pan-United and Shell sign MOU to explore decarbonisation solutions in built environment

Pan-United Corp and Shell Eastern Petroleum have signed a MOU on Jan 12 in a bid to explore decarbonisation solutions in the construction and urban solutions industries. The collaboration is expected to create benefits in terms of decarbonisation…

Unit at The Clift on the market for $1.6 mil

A one-bedroom loft unit at The Clift, located along McCallum Street in District 1, will be put up for bank auction for $1.6 million ($2,036 psf) on Jan 19, according to Edmund Tie, which is handling the auction.…

Singapore real estate draws $26.2 bil of investment sales in 2021: Cushman & Wakefield

Singapore’s real estate market attracted almost $26.2 billion in investment sales last year, an increase of 10.4% y-o-y, as economic recovery boosted investor confidence in the market, observes C&W. In 4Q2021, total investment volume moderated to around $7.4…

Identity of human remains found under Kallang Bahru bridge in 2020 a mystery, but no foul play: Coroner

The identity of human skeletal remains found by workers under a bridge in Kallang Bahru in Nov 2020 looks set to stay a mystery after a coroner issued an open verdict on the death on Wed. State Coroner…

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