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Colliers appoints head of industrial services in Singapore

Colliers has appointed Lynus Pook as head of industrial services, Singapore, effective immediately. Pook will be leading the industrial occupier and capital markets transactions involving data centres, industrial and logistics real estate in Singapore. He will also develop…

Do spacious units (above 1,800 sqft) perform better? We analyse 26 years of data

With the emergence of Omicron, it seems inevitable that WFH will continue for the foreseeable future, even though the MOH recently announced that 50% of employees will be allowed to return to the office. So although buying a…

S’pore records 960 new COVID cases as infection growth rate further drops to 1.43

Singapore’s weekly COVID-19 infection growth rate on Thurs dropped to 1.43 from 1.6 a day before, as the city-state records 960 new cases. This comes two days after Singapore recorded its first dip in the rate since 24…

Making sustainability a key part of SMRT’s DNA

As a leading public transport operator in Singapore, SMRT is aware that our businesses and actions impact how current and future generations live, work and play. Mindful of our responsibilities, we have embraced sustainability as one of our…

Singapore MPs push for wider carbon tax coverage ahead of expected levy hike

Singapore’s parliamentarians are calling for more firms in the country to be covered under its carbon tax, ahead of an expected announcement by the government on price hikes for future emissions in Feb. The MPs, who spoke during…

Buying a flat? Check how much direct sunlight it gets with new virtual 3D map of S’pore

Homebuyers can now see how much sun their potential new home will get, as well as surrounding amenities and other features, without having to do a home viewing. Local property search portal Mogul.sg will launch a 3D map…

Over 50 driverless vehicles approved for trials on S’pore’s roads and public paths in last 5 years

More than 40 driverless vehicles have been tested and approved to ply Singapore’s roads since an AV test centre was opened in 2017. According to statistics that ST has seen, these include driverless taxis, shuttles, buses and road…

A future without carparks at home: URA sets out possibilities for a driverless vehicle city

Some 50 years from now, there may no longer be carparks in every building. After a person alights at his destination, his car would travel on its own to an out-of-the-way storage hub, where it can accurately park…

Active mobility enforcement officer once threatened at knifepoint by errant rider

As an AMEO for 2½ years, Ms Sunarti Abdul Rahman has dealt with her fair share of errant cyclists and escooter riders who chafe at the idea of being booked. But the 44-year-old never imagined that she and…

Photos of air-con worker without safety harness outside HDB flat raise concern

FB users have expressed concern after seeing photos of a technician servicing an air-conditioning compressor on the highest floor of an HDB block without using a safety harness. The photos, posted on FB group Singapore Home DIY on…

Biggest opportunity for reinvention lies in post-COVID world; crisis is ‘reset button’: Ong Ye Kung

The biggest opportunity for reinvention lies in the post COVID-19 world, with the pandemic akin to a reset button that has forced Singapore to rethink the way it does things, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Thurs.…

Construction of Serangoon North, Tavistock MRT stations to begin in second quarter of 2022

Construction works for Serangoon North and Tavistock MRT stations on the upcoming CRL are expected to start in the second quarter of this year, said LTA on Thurs. This comes after LTA awarded two contracts worth a combined…

Woman gets jail for buying semi-detached properties for 3 foreigners before they obtained citizenship

A Singaporean woman bought landed properties in Ang Mo Kio under her name for three Chinese nationals despite knowing that the foreigners were not eligible to buy the units. Song Fanrong, 49, was sentenced to two weeks’ jail…

62-year-old driver sustains minor injuries after accident at Mediacorp Campus

A 62-year-old man sustained minor injuries after his car crashed into a building at the Mediacorp Campus early on Thurs morning. SPF said they were alerted to an accident involving a car along Stars Ave at about 1.10am…

Dealing with rude, abusive parents a common challenge, say school security officers

When Mr Tang, a 67-year-old security guard, refused to allow a parent to enter a school with her child’s forgotten homework, the parent shouted at him and called him “dumb”. It was the school’s policy that parents were…

Most coffee shops yet to allow groups of 5 to dine; some say hard to control entry, do vaccine checks

Almost all 110 hawker centres presently managed by NEA or its appointed operators have rolled out measures to allow groups of five people to eat together. However, to date, only a small proportion (about 5 per cent) of…

Unvaccinated man to be charged after allegedly dining at Redhill hawker centre, punching NEA officers

A man who was not immunised against Covid-19 will be charged on Fri with VCH to a public servant and entering a hawker centre without a cleared vaccination status. On Thurs, SPF said that they arrested the man…

Singapore still world’s busiest container transhipment port, with record 37.5m TEUs of throughput in 2021

In 2021, Singapore’s container throughput rose to a new record high of 37.5 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs), helping the Republic to retain its pole position as the world’s busiest container transhipment port. Singapore also kept its position…

Fragrance’s James Koh bags Lornie Road GCB for S$981 psf

Property tycoon James Koh is buying an old bungalow along Lornie Road for S$24.8 million or S$981 psf on the freehold land area of 25,271 sqft. The psf price being paid by the Fragrance Group boss for the…

Parents, stop chauffeuring your kid to school

The case of a reckless and arrogant Bentley driver who tried to force his way into Red Swastika School in Bedok on Tues once again highlights the aggravation, congestion and pollution associated with schoolchildren being ferried to and…

Those not jabbed put others, not only themselves, at risk

I read NCMP Hazel Poa’s comments in Parliament with disappointment. Ms Poa is opposed to MOH’s VDS. She argued that those who refuse Covid-19 vaccination have the right to remain unvaccinated and are merely putting themselves at risk…

The right to choose to be unvaccinated comes with consequences

PSP NCMP Hazel Poa said in Parliament on Mon that unvaccinated workers “must have strong reasons, based on their own individual circumstances and personal medical history, for sticking to their decision not to vaccinate”. What, then, are these…

More thought could have been given to vulnerable groups’ access to public spaces

We thank Ms Germaine Lim for highlighting some of the accessibility challenges that persons with disabilities or mobility challenges face in public spaces due to the Covid-19 situation. While we laud the efforts of building owners and operators…

No one succeeds until everyone succeeds in S’pore’s low-carbon transition

A total of 19 MPs spoke on the motion on green financing, green jobs and corporate accountability on Wed. Their recommendations had two overall thrusts: One, there must be concrete targets and actions to transition to a lower-carbon…

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