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Puppies rescued from fire at pet store at Upper Thomson Road

Puppies were rescued by firefighters early Sat morning after a fire broke out in a pet store in Upper Thomson Road. SCDF was alerted at about 1.15am on Sat to a fire at 197 Upper Thomson Road. Firefighters…

Now that HSR is cancelled, what’s the land going to be used for?

1) Housing projects – Spanning 67ha, the former Jurong Country Club is large enough for BTO and condo projects. This is especially since there hasn’t been a BTO project in Jurong East in a long time; 2) Retirement…

Hari Raya light-up kicks off in Geylang Serai, online bazaar launched

The Geylang Serai precinct was awash in a sea of colours on Fri night as the annual Hari Raya light-up began. This year’s street lightings and decorations will last till May 23. The light-up starts ahead of the…

Better coordination needed for infrastructure projects

I thank the Government for replacing the water pipes in the roads in Namly estate. The contractor is to be congratulated for doing the job under difficult conditions where most of the roads were obstructed by parked cars…

Amalgamated four-bedroom unit at Martin No. 38 selling for $6.7 mil

Even though it was completed a decade ago, the loft-inspired, 88-unit Martin No. 38 developed by SC Global and designed by Kerry Hill Architects continues to attract the well-heeled as well as professionals in the banking, tech and…

One-bedder at Sophia Hills on the market for $1.1 mil

A 463 sqft, one-bedroom unit at the luxury Sophia Hills condominium — located on Mount Sophia — has been put up for sale at $1.1 million ($2,375 psf) via private treaty by Knight Frank. Sophia Hills is a…

E-scooter rider fined for colliding into 7-year-old girl after being caught riding on footpath

A 28-year-old man was fined S$4,500 on Thurs for illegally riding his escooter on a public footpath, then crashing into a young girl while trying to evade enforcement officers from LTA. Mohammad Haziq Ismail also rode his unregistered…

Set street lights’ timing to 7pm to save energy

The majority of the street lights in my Sengkang neighbourhood are switched on at around 6.15pm daily. On Sun, 30 street lights, the lights at a carpark and a HDB block’s lights were switched on when there was…

Why do some former school sites get torn down for housing?

As a land-scarce country, balancing between setting aside land for development and conserving old sites is challenging. Over the years, we’ve seen many old buildings get demolished to make way for development. Even the old National Library at…

Wet market, Prime supermarket in Bukit Batok visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH on Wed added two more locations to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period. It said that the infectious persons had visited Prime supermarket at Blk 373 Bukit…

Archery, pool halls? Residents, property analysts weigh in after authorities earmark Ulu Pandan site for sports facility

SLA and SportSG on Wed launched a tender to convert a state property on Ulu Pandan Road into a sports facility. TODAY spoke to a number of property analysts and residents living near the site to seek their…

Part of former Ulu Pandan Camp set aside for sports use, site open for tender

Part of a site that housed the former Ulu Pandan Camp has been set aside for sports use, SLA and SportSG said. The two agencies on Wed announced the opening of a joint tender for the state property…

Singapore’s parks invaded by art installations to check out now through June 6

Take a walk on the wild side and find yourself some art now and for the next two months. Fourteen installations by local artists such as Sam Lo, Dawn Ng, and Robert Zhao are on display at eight…

Why aren’t all tables at East Coast Lagoon Food Village sheltered after renovation?

I was with my family at the East Coast Lagoon Food Village in East Coast Park on a rainy evening last Sat. Like many families, we had to walk around while waiting for an available table. We were…

‘Mixed reactions’ from staff of the 18 schools to be merged, students ‘excited’ about the move

With 18 more schools to be merged over the next three years, teachers and staff from the affected schools say they have mixed feelings about the move. “Personally, (I had) mixed reactions because we have a long history…

18 primary and secondary schools to undergo mergers due to declining birth rates, changing demographics

Four pairs of pri schools and five pairs of sec schools will be merged between 2022 and 2024, MOE announced on Wed. “Declining birth rates and changing demographics in our housing estates have led to falling enrolment in…

KFC outlet in Punggol has licence suspended for selling food that is unclean or contains foreign matter

The licence of KFC at Oasis Terraces in Punggol has been suspended for two weeks from Tues to Apr 19, SFA said. The outlet at 681 Punggol Drive has accumulated 12 demerit points over a 12-month period for…

One-North Eden to open for preview this Saturday

One-North Eden, a mixed-use development project by TID in prime District 5, is set to open for preview this Sat), with bookings slated on 24 Apr when the project is launched. TID Pte Ltd is a JV between…

Maxwell House relaunched for collective sale at $268 mil

Maxwell House, at 20 Maxwell Road, has been put up for collective sale for the second time at a lower reserve price of $268 million, a drop from its previous reserve price of $295 million, according to C&W.…

URA extends Jalan Anak Bukit site’s tender deadline to June 29

The tender for the commercial and residential site along Jalan Anak Bukit, near Beauty World MRT station, will now close on June 29, 2021. This is due to a new requirement for a centralised cooling system to serve…

Hay Dairies turns down land awarded for new goat farm, cites Covid-19 related higher building costs

Goat farm Hay Dairies has turned down a plot in Lim Chu Kang just weeks after winning a tender for the land, citing construction costs driven up by the Covid-19 pandemic and a lease insufficient to cover the…

Otters seen eating fish at condominium along Alexandra Canal, upsetting residents

A dozen otters entered The Crest condominium near Alexandra Road on Tues afternoon, upsetting residents as they ate almost all the fish kept in the estate. The condominium is located next to Alexandra Canal. Resident Veron Tan told…

Construction on 4 Jurong Region Line stations to start in Q2

Construction works on four MRT stations on the JRL will start in the second quarter of this year, said LTA on Tues. Two of the stations, tentatively named Jurong Hill and Jurong Pier, are in JTC industrial area.…

SP Group building Southeast Asia’s first large-scale underground substation

SP Group is building SEA’s first large-scale underground substation in Labrador, in a move to optimise space for urban development in land-scarce Singapore, it said on Tues. Scheduled for completion in 2024, the substation will serve the electricity…

Family of 4 escape fire at Kovan home; no injuries reported

A fire broke out on Sun morning at a private housing estate in Kovan, forcing a family of four to flee their home. A spokesman for SCDF said on Mon that it was alerted to the fire at…

Non-mature vs mature HDB estates: What’s really the difference?

About the only time we come across the terms “mature” or “non-mature” HDB towns or estates is when we want to buy a BTO flat. This is when we see which estates are being offered, as well as…

Trial to pedestrianise roads receives mixed reaction from residents

When she speaks to residents living near Kampung Admiralty, Sembawang GRC MP Mariam Jaafar never fails to ask about a 200m stretch of road that has sparked some contention in her ward. In a six-month trial that began…

CBD bustling again as more workers return to offices

The CBD was bustling on Mon — the first day of relaxed workplace restrictions — with snaking queues spotted in food courts and hawker centres during lunch. Between 8.30am and 10am on Mon, TODAY observed a steady stream…

Online Hari Raya bazaars to stay for now in Singapore

Mr Feroz Abdullah, 46, has been a fixture at the Geylang Serai Hari Raya bazaar for the past 30 years, mainly selling traditional Malay Muslim clothing. He also has a permanent stall in Joo Chiat Complex. The cancellation…

Singapore hiker trapped in a ditch for 90min after taking an unmarked trail

A local hiker was out seeking new sights last month, but his foray on an unmarked trail in Woodlands quickly turned into a soaking endurance test. Gary (not his real name), who is in his 60s, spent about…

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