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CapitaLand Investment makes debut on SGX; appoints CEOs to grow PE fund business

CapitaLand Investment (CLI) is making its trading debut on SGX on Sept 20, following the restructuring of CapitaLand to form two distinct entities – CLI, the listed real estate investment mgmt business; and CapitaLand Development (CLD), the privatised…

Roxy-Pacific’s chairman Teo offers 48.5 cents to privatise company

A group of investors led by Teo Hong Lim, chairman and CEO of Roxy-Pacific Holdings, is offering to buy out other shareholders at 48.5 cents. The consortium of 11 investors already control or has secured in between them…

The clock is ticking — time for tougher measures to green the finance system?

As calls for urgent climate action grow louder in the run-up to the COP26 climate change negotiations in Nov, experts are proposing more extreme measures to accelerate the shift away from a fossil fuels-based economy. Speaking at the…

Agents see new ways of doing business in real estate

Technology has played a critical role in ensuring the continuity of business operations at such a disruptive time, especially for the real estate industry, whose operations partially rely on property visits. Real estate agents have utilised digital tools,…

Singapore property firms dangle cash incentives to lure agents to jump ship amid hot market

The hot property market has sparked a recruitment war between real estate agencies, with all manner of inducements rolled out to entice agents to jump ship. Agencies are offering hefty cash incentives for agents to sign on with…

Take in sights and food of Geylang Serai with heritage trail and book

Have you ever walked past some buildings in the Geylang area without knowing their significance? The 2021 edition of the Geylang Serai Heritage Trail Book, launched last Sat, not only provides walking routes for those interested in exploring…

GuocoLand opts for innovation

For Singapore developers without a legacy landbank, the concept of buying land at a low price and selling the project on it at a high price is no longer relevant given the surfeit of liquidity fuelling competition for…

Singapore’s new long bonds set to gain from global fear factor

Singapore’s first-ever sale of bonds to finance infrastructure projects is ideally timed as signs the global recovery is stuttering revs up demand for top-rated debt. The new 30-year securities should appeal to investors due to escalating concerns about…

MOH to set up new community care facilities for elderly Covid-19 patients; first to open in Tampines on Sept 23

MOH announced on Sun that it is setting up new community care facilities for elderly Covid-19 patients who are generally well but have underlying illnesses, with the first, located in Tampines, to be operational on Sept 23. This…

Covid-19: 1,009 new locally transmitted cases; clusters found at Toa Payoh Market & Food Centre, 2 nursing homes and a preschool

Singapore on Sun recorded 1,009 new locally transmitted cases of Covid-19, with the market and food centre at Toa Payoh Lorong 8, two nursing homes and a preschool added to a list of active clusters under close monitoring.…

Singapore monitoring number of COVID-19 cases in ICU, next 1 to 2 weeks ‘critical’: Lawrence Wong

The health authorities are keeping a close eye on the number of COVID-19 cases in ICU to ensure Singapore’s health system is not overwhelmed, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said on Sun. There are currently 14 people in ICU,…

Singapore Pools Toa Payoh outlet shuts after employee tests positive for Covid-19

A Singapore Pools branch in Toa Payoh has been closed until further notice, after an employee there tested positive for Covid-19 on Fri. A spokesman for the betting operator said deep cleaning has been carried out at the…

Ayer Rajah Food Centre closed until Wednesday after Covid-19 cases detected

Ayer Rajah Food Centre in West Coast will be closed until Wed after some stallholders and cleaners there tested positive for Covid-19 during their regular testing. In a FB post on Sun, Transport Minister S. Iswaran, who is…

McDonald’s to continue running Ridout Tea Garden outlet in Queensway after winning tender

Happy meals will still be a treat for fans of McDonald’s outlet in Ridout Tea Garden in Queensway, with the 32-year-old branch reversing a previous announcement of closure in Dec. A check on SLA website showed that the…

Covid-19 delays work to rebuild collapsed viaduct in Changi

A long-delayed road project in Changi will be further delayed, another in a list of infrastructural projects derailed by the Covid-19 pandemic. In response to queries from ST, LTA said the TPE-PIE Changi viaduct project has been affected…

Name more streets after women, urges S’pore Council of Women’s Organisations

The road to greater recognition for women can lie in naming more streets here after women, with a list of only about 40 so far, according to SCWO. But some 540 roads in the country are named after…

F&B outlets in CBD hardest hit as people avoid social gatherings

Eateries have seen a drop in business over the last two weeks, following the Government’s advisory on Sept 6 for the public to cut down on social gatherings. The impact was felt most among F&B outlets in CBD,…

Singaporeans still out and about but more cautious as daily Covid-19 cases rise

Although Singaporeans continue to go out, many are taking more precautions like avoiding crowded areas as daily Covid-19 cases rise. Mr Edward Pang, 64, a retired taxi driver, fearing he would catch Covid-19 and infect his children. He…

‘I like this job, so I do it’: The PUB veteran who helps maintain Singapore’s sewers

The skies were grey and the roads were slick, but Mr Subramaniam Pavaday was on the move. It was the wettest Aug in Singapore in more than 40 years. And Aug 30, the day we met him, was…

Toa Payoh Lorong 8 market and hawker centre closed for cleaning after COVID-19 cases found among stallholders

The market and hawker centre at Blk 210 Toa Payoh Lorong 8 is closed for deep cleaning for three days until Sun, after COVID-19 cases were detected among stallholders and people working there. “In consultation with the Hawkers’…

Covid-19: MOH’s biggest challenge now is to ensure hospitals, healthcare workers are not overburdened, says Ong Ye Kung

With A&E and general wards coming under pressure, the biggest challenge currently confronting MOH is to ensure that hospitals and healthcare workers are not overburdened. Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said this on Sun as he explained why…

Covid-19: 1,004 new locally transmitted cases; clusters found at Pfizer Asia Pacific and waste-management firm

Singapore on Sat recorded 1,004 new locally transmitted cases of Covid-19, with pharmaceutical company Pfizer APAC and an industrial waste-mgmt firm added to a list of active clusters under close monitoring. Including five imported cases, there were 1,009…

Kheng Leong buys 21 Anderson en bloc for $213 mil from Far East Consortium

Hong Kong-listed Far East Consortium Intl controlled by the Chiu family, announced on Sept 17 that it has signed a SPA to sell the 34-unit 21 Anderson for $213 million. The buyer is Kheng Leong Co, the privately-held…

FEO’s Lucky Pinnacle pays $39.33 mil for People’s Park Complex carpark

Lucky Pinnacle, an entity of the Ng family-controlled property giant, Far East Organization, has purchased the multi-storey carpark and restaurant unit at People’s Park Complex. According to a property title search, Lucky Pinnacle paid $39.33 million for the…

Some parents call for HBL to start from Sept 20, others would prefer less disruptions

Some parents of pri school children have called for HBL to start earlier – next Mon, instead of Sept 27 as mandated by MOE. Some expressed concerns about their children being potentially exposed to the coronavirus in school…

Fire at Shell’s Pulau Bukom plant leaves 4 with minor injuries

An early morning fire at Shell’s manufacturing site on Pulau Bukom on Fri left four of the oil giant’s emergency response team members with minor heat-related injuries. SCDF said in a FB post on Fri that it received…

How residents can teach others to promote public hygiene: Panel

Asking others politely to pick up their litter and teaching children to practise good hygiene habits were some suggested ways to promote public hygiene at a virtual discussion on cleanliness in Singapore. Organised by PHC, the virtual event…

Man dies after getting trapped under truck at construction site in Bedok; another man arrested

A man died after he was trapped under a concrete pump truck at a construction site. SCDF received a call for assistance at about 5.55pm on Fri, an SCDF spokesman said. The incident happened at 1 Bedok North…

How does a luxury hotel turn itself into a stay-home notice facility? Behind the scenes at the Conrad Centennial

When, in the early days, COVID-19 threatened to shut down hospitality businesses, chef Low Boon Han never imagined how busy he’d be – serving up five times the amount of food the hotel normally channelled through room service…

More support for caregivers on the cards, Dhoby Ghaut Green garden could be dedicated to Singapore women: PM Lee

More financial help for caregivers as well as expanded respite care options for those who need a break from caregiving are on the cards to better support women here, PM said on Sat. The Government is also looking…

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