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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…

From ‘devastated’ land to many long trails: Singapore’s path to becoming a hiker’s paradise

The soft crunch of footsteps on fallen leaves, the twitter of birds and the occasional rustling of branches as long-tailed macaques hop from tree to tree. This is the soundtrack of 74-year-old Mathias Chay’s regular morning hikes around…

Nanofilm to purchase property in Tai Seng Drive for S$30.38m

Nanofilm Technologies on Fri said that it has exercised an OTP to buy a property along Tai Seng Drive for S$30.38 million. A check on property portal 99.co revealed that the property, at No. 11 along the road,…

Four shophouses in districts 1 and 2 put on the market

Four shophouses in CBD, including two at Tanjong Pagar, one at Telok Ayer and another at Pagoda St, have been put up for sale by ERA. All four are zoned for commercial use. The newly renovated conservation shophouse…

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…

Tackling climate change requires both individuals and organisations, says Desmond Lee

Everyone has a role to play in tackling climate change, MND Minister Desmond Lee said on Fri. He said it was a complex challenge that required effort from both individuals and organisations. “We all have a part to…

Robots to make food deliveries from Westgate mall to JTC Summit in upcoming trial

Autonomous robots that perform the job of a food delivery rider will be on trial in Jurong East in the second half of this year. For a start, it would pick up bubble-tea orders from HeyTea, located on…

Weekend entry restrictions to Lucky Plaza, Peninsula Plaza to be lifted from April 10

From Sat, visitors to Lucky Plaza and Peninsula Plaza will no longer be subjected to odd-even entry restrictions based on the last digit of their identification number. The authorities, however, stressed that visitors should not rush to these…

Retailer Naiise to close last S’pore outlet at Jewel Changi Airport, some vendors owed up to S$10,000

Homegrown store Naiise, known for selling products such as clothing and shoes by local designers, will close its last physical store here, at Jewel Changi Airport, on Sun. Vendors told TODAY they are owed up to S$10,000 in…

Fatal PIE viaduct collapse: Prosecutors seek S$1 million fine for builder Or Kim Peow Contractors

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Prosecutors are seeking a fine of S$1 million for a builder in charge of the construction of a viaduct that collapsed in 2017, killing a worker and injuring 10 others. Parties involved had known about repeated cracks in…

Congregational prayers to be allowed in dormitories during Ramadan, subject to safe distancing measures

Dormitory operators will be allowed to organise congregational prayer sessions within dormitories for workers observing the month of Ramadan, subject to safe distancing measures. Congregational prayers will be held for the evening prayers (Terawih) during Ramadan and morning…

PUB starts development of coastal-inland flood model which will help assess flood risks

PUB has started work on a new coastal-inland flood model, which will enable it to better assess the impact of climate change on Singapore’s coastal areas. The model, which is capable of simulating and evaluating both inland and…

Projects completing between now and 2023: What to look out for

Covid-19 may have wreaked havoc on the construction sector last year, and disrupted property developers’ otherwise peerless track record with respect to completing their residential projects on time or even ahead of schedule. This year, about 21 private…

Designer Robert Cheng’s garden home concept for Swire Properties’ Eden

Eden, the 20-unit condominium block at Draycott Drive, was never officially launched for sale. Few, except the ultra-high net worth, have ventured beyond the threshold of the property developed by Hong Kong-listed Swire Properties, especially now that all…

Four-bedroom unit at Leonie Gardens reaps profit of $2.35 mil

A four-bedroom unit at Leonie Gardens, measuring 2,540 sqft, was the most profitable unit that changed hands during the week of Mar 23 to 30. The fifth-floor unit was sold on Mar 26 for $3.8 million ($1,496 psf), after…

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…

FLCT to join STI from April 13, replacing Jardine Strategic

The manager of Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust (FLCT) has announced that the REIT will join STI from Apr 13. The inclusion of FLCT into the STI, which tracks the performance of the top 30 companies listed on…

Singapore’s biggest bank to cut office space in home market

DBS Group is poised to trim office space in Singapore, the latest bank to pare its footprint in the city-state during the coronavirus pandemic. SEA’s largest bank plans to surrender about two and half floors, or 75,000 sqft,…

FHT managers appoint Eu Chin Fen as new CEO

The managers of Frasers Hospitality REIT (FH-REIT) and Frasers Hospitality Business Trust (FH-BT) have appointed Eu Chin Fen as their new CEO. Eu will replace outgoing CEO Colin Low, whose last day of service is Apr 9. Eu’s…

Upcoming trade show at MBS to see 2,500 participants, Singapore’s biggest since start of COVID-19

An upcoming trade show at MBS is set to welcome 2,500 participants, making it the biggest of such large-scale business events to be held in Singapore since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Set to take place from…

LTA seeks information from industry players on e-vehicle charging infrastructure

The authority, which launched a RFI on Thurs, said that it wants industry players to share, among others, their views on The installation and operation of charging points; The provision and costs of charging services to consumers; What…

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…

SMU names law school after late CJ Yong Pung How for his ‘profound and immense’ impact on profession

Former CJ Yong Pung How had such a profound and immense impact on the legal profession that, more than three decades after he set out to transform Singapore’s justice system, his achievement is still talked about around the…

HDB resale prices rise for 9th straight month in March with cash over valuation back in play

Delays in BTO flats, rising private property prices and improving market sentiment drove demand in HDB resale market, sending prices climbing for the ninth straight month. Resale prices rose 0.8 per cent in Mar from the previous month,…

National Design Centre exhibition imagines future offices centred around pantry

In a post-pandemic office, the centre of operations could be the pantry. An exhibition on the future of offices at National Design Centre launched on Thurs is as provocative as it is timely, coming as more employees are…

Average of 12 people a year taken to task for not providing safe conditions for maids cleaning windows: MOM

The authorities here took about 60 people to task from 2016 to 2020 for failing to provide safe working conditions for their maids while they were cleaning windows. MOM said those implicated included employers and their household members.…

Dolce & Gabbana opens first DG Beauty boutique in Southeast Asia

Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana has opened its first DG Beauty boutique in SEA at Ion Orchard. The 92 sqm store will host a selection of fragrances, and for the first time will exclusively sell its makeup…

Global trading firm Optiver to open Singapore office

Global market maker and proprietary trading firm Optiver will be opening a new office in Singapore this year, as part of its expansion in the APAC region. The opening of the Singapore office will mark the fifth office…

Parcel locker network: private or government-owned?

Singapore’s nationwide parcel locker network is set to be owned and operated by the government entity Pick Network, with 1,000 locker stations expected in HDB estates, transport nodes and community centres by end-2021. Ahead of this, some questions…

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