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Integrated community hub One Punggol to open from mid-2022, 700-seat hawker centre among facilities

One-stop community hub One Punggol, which features a host of facilities from a library and a 700-seat hawker centre to childcare and senior care centres, will open in stages from the middle of next year. Expected to serve…

All Yio Chu Kang estates to be dementia-friendly by 2025

Yio Chu Kang will become a colourful town by 2025, with vibrant colours and bigger block numbers to be painted on its flats, making it easier for people with dementia to find their way home. It is set…

Cash-for-recycling programme among initiatives under PAP’s new green plan for towns

Residents in towns managed by PAP will be encouraged to adopt a zero waste lifestyle, through a cash-for-recycling programme and more paper recycling machines set up in their estate, the party announced on Sat. Under its Action for…

Too much noise can harm your health. That’s potentially a problem in Singapore

For months, Wayne Chan has been putting up with renovation noise coming from neighbouring units. The full-time emcee, who has had to host events virtually from home during the pandemic, was so annoyed he posted a video on…

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…

Green office options aplenty in Singapore

As of 3Q21, close to 80% of the 69.7 million sqft of island-wide office space tracked by JLL is certified green. This green space positions Singapore’s office market well to ride the ESG wave that is hitting the…

SG building design firm launches with $2m

Digital Blue Foam (DBF), a Singapore-headquartered software-as-a-service (SaaS) building design startup, has launched its business after investing US$2 million in development over the last couple of years. The startup is also in late-stage talks to close its series…

The pandemic is Resort World Sentosa’s impetus towards sustainable tourism

Peace and quiet can be elusive in the city. Some seek out these precious moments in parks, others pay good money to find them overseas. But stillness can be distressing for tourist attractions, like how RWS’ 49 hectares…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Turning fungi into ‘bricks’ for construction

A house or building made of mushrooms may sound far-fetched and fragile, but do not underestimate the strength of the mycelium, a hardy component of the fungi. Researchers in Singapore and Switzerland are now studying the use of…

New bonus GFA scheme is a carrot that comes with a stick

Developers welcomed a new bonus GFA incentive scheme aimed at transforming the built environment sector, although the all-or-nothing approach to qualify for the bonus GFA and the costs associated with fulfilling certain criteria were among key concerns flagged…

Aurum Land CEO tears walls down to build communities

Having worked in academia and later as a mgmt consultant, it was never in Michelle Yong’s plan to join the family business. But when her father, deputy chairman of construction conglomerate Woh Hup, asked her to fill a…

Singapore leads APAC in sustainable construction and manufacturing

A research report released by Autodesk revealed that Singapore is the only country in the APAC to lead in construction and manufacturing sustainability. The report, titled “Enabling a Sustainable Future through Digitalisation: Trends driving the Design & Manufacturing…

Preserve more of the Old Police Academy’s heritage

I read with mixed feelings the news that six buildings in and around the Old Police Academy would be preserved. This is because two of the six are not within the confines of the old academy, and more…

Mount Pleasant project could show the way to redevelop heritage sites in future

Residents of the upcoming Mount Pleasant estate may one day sip coffee on the veranda of a century-old colonial bungalow, stroll in a former parade square where generations of policemen marched, or – if needed – make a…

Multi-generational wellness garden in East Coast Park to be launched in end-2023

East Coast Park, Singapore’s most popular park, looks set to draw even more visitors when a multi-generational wellness garden is completed in end-2023. The KPMG Wellness Garden, which is expected to be just over one football field in…

New bonus GFA incentive scheme for developments which hit certain standards on digitalisation, productivity

Under a new 5-year scheme, private developments outside the GLS programme will be able to enjoy up to 3 per cent bonus GFA beyond the Master Plan GPR if they achieve enhanced standards in productivity, digitalisation, sustainability and…

Building owners, tenants, regulators must come together to reduce carbon footprint

Rushabh Desai, APAC CEO of Allianz Real Estate, sees opportunities for asset owners to set the climate change agenda in the real estate industry. The property investment arm of global insurance giant Allianz is reducing the carbon footprint…

Mount Pleasant, Marina South MRT stations to open in tandem with housing developments

Two MRT stations on the TEL, Mount Pleasant and Marina South, will open only when housing developments around them are ready, said LTA. Mount Pleasant will serve the future residents of a 5,000-unit housing estate to be built…

Planned road alignment for Mt Pleasant housing estate changed following environmental study

A planned road network that will serve a future housing estate in Mount Pleasant is being adjusted following an environmental impact study of the area. The two-year study was commissioned by HDB and began in Jan 2019, it…

5,000 flats to be built on Old Police Academy site in Mount Pleasant; parts of area’s heritage to be preserved

A new 33ha housing estate comprising 5,000 flats will be built at Mount Pleasant. It is an area with rich heritage, being home to the Old Police Academy and pre-war black-and-white bungalows. Considering their assessed heritage significance, the…

Can prime HDB flats ‘sleigh’ the Orchard Road ennui?

Christmas in Singapore comes early, with festivities already in full swing. Themed “Christmas in Bloom”, this year’s Christmas light-up in Orchard Road sees the shopping street set aglow with fairy lights and oversized floral decorations. Malls are gorgeously…

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…

New initiative to make CBD, HDB estates more accessible for those with disabilities

A new initiative for infrastructural improvements will make it easier for people with disabilities to go to work and move around their estates. Accessible City Network was announced by MND Minister Desmond Lee on Sat. It aims to…

From mixing concrete to developing green property

Back in 1984, 19-year-old Arthur Aw spent his post A-level break moving cement bags, mixing concrete and tiling roofs for Jervois Mansions, Kimen Group’s first real estate development. His father, the founder of Kimen Group, saw it as…

6 things to know about River Peaks I & II In Rochor, the first PLH BTO

1) It is named for its location and height – River Peaks I & II comprises two adjacent plots of land, along Rochor Canal, thus the inclusion of “I & II” in the name. The project will have…

PUB to spend S$1.4b more on drainage improvement projects in next 5 years

An additional S$1.4 billion will be invested over the next 5 years on drainage improvement works to strengthen Singapore’s longer-term flood resilience, PUB said on Fri. This adds on to the S$2 billion already spent on drainage works…

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