Topic of Interest: #Regulation&Policy (8,773 Articles Found)

Filter
  • Filter Articles By

  • Date Range

  • Categories

    • Select Category

  • Articles

    • Select Type of Articles

  • Authors

    • Select Author

Efforts ongoing to encourage adoption of solar energy

We thank Forum contributor Lek Lee Eng for his feedback and suggestions. The installed solar capacity in landed homes has grown about four times since 2015, from 3.6 MWp to around 14.9 MWp as at the fourth quarter…

More safeguards needed for tenants’ rental deposits

There are system loopholes in tenancy practices in the residential property market, in particular the protection of tenants’ rental deposits. My landlord collaborated with his agent to hold back and unfairly deduct from my deposit after my tenancy…

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…

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…

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…

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…

5 tips for Singapore property investors in 2021

1) Know your market – It is imperative that you research the housing markets of the specific neighbourhoods where you are looking to buy or sell. A start would be to look at current prices and compare to…

Older motorcycles, including foreign bikes, must meet stricter emission standards from 2023: NEA

Older motorcycles will have to meet tighter in-use emission standards from Apr 6, 2023, as part of Singapore’s efforts to reduce vehicular emissions and improve air quality. Announcing this on Wed, NEA said the stricter standards will apply…

Puzzled by awarding of rail reliability incentive

It was reported that SBST has been awarded an estimated $30 million for rail reliability last year. This is the first award of its kind. It is not known how much exactly each of the rail operators, SBST…

Put in place infrastructure and community can learn to adapt to pedestrianised roads

It was reported that pedestrianisation trials have sparked some contention among residents. I urge the authorities to take heart. Any change always requires stepping outside one’s comfort zone. One cannot please everybody. If Singapore is to seriously reduce…

Decisive cooling measures needed to maintain stable property market

I urge the Government to institute decisive private property cooling measures before it is too late. The nominal median income for residents fell by 0.6 per cent over the year to last June, the first decline since 2004.…

All flat buyers considered to have taken HDB housing loan once loan is disbursed

All HDB flat buyers are deemed to have taken the HDB housing loan once it is disbursed, regardless of whether they subsequently profit from the ownership of the flat, said MND in Parliament on Mon. It made the…

Property agents must give clients accurate, unbiased advice

When advising clients on property purchases, real estate salespersons – also known as property agents – must give accurate and unbiased advice taking into account the interests of their clients, including relevant factors such as affordability, said MND…

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…

Singa preserves principle of chronological fairness

In some other countries, the idea of borrowing to fund public expenditure might not raise many eyebrows. In ever-cautious Singapore, however, the government is taking pains to stress the prudence and long-term logic of its decision to issue…

Singa infrastructure bonds seen soon, with strict safeguards

An important step has been taken to allow the Singapore government to issue new infrastructure bonds to fund major public projects, subject to a strict framework. To ensure that proceeds are used responsibly and sustainably, the Significant Infrastructure…

Efforts taken to ramp up manpower supply for construction sector

There have been about 1,100 notifications for relief for construction and supply contracts as of Mar 19 of which about 180, or about 10 per cent, eventually applied for assessor’s determination. Speaking in Parliament on Mon, Minister of…

New Bill will allow Govt to borrow up to $90b for long-term national infrastructure projects

A new Bill introduced on Mon will pave the way for the Government to pay for major national infrastructure projects through borrowing, something that has not been done since the 1990s. The proposed Significant Infrastructure Government Loan Act…

Take steps to improve user experience at park connector networks

NParks has done a great job in keeping Singapore green, helping Singaporeans to enjoy the greenery and keeping Singaporeans healthy. I have been walking and cycling around Singapore for about 15 years. During this period, the number of…

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…

IMDA’s Pick Network not intended to stifle competition in parcel locker sector: Sim Ann

Pick Network, the government-owned entity that will operate upcoming parcel-locker network, was not created to stifle competition among private-sector parcel-locker operators, Senior Minister of State for MCI Sim Ann told Parliament on Mon. Addressing concerns that Pick could…

MRT, bus commuters could be subject to frisk searches under proposed laws

Commuters taking the bus or train here could be subject to frisk searches by police officers and other “senior approved persons” under proposed laws introduced in Parliament on Mon. Under the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill, a “frisk search”…

Relief period for options to purchase, S&P agreements for property extended to June 30

The relief period for OTP, and SPAs with developers will be extended for an additional three months, up to June 30. This will help buyers of residential, commercial and industrial properties who require more time to make their…

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…

Bill for rollout of nationwide parcel network passed as Govt addresses security and accessibility concerns

The authorities are developing security guidelines and other requirements for the rollout of the nationwide parcel locker network, said Senior Minister of State for MCI Sim Ann in Parliament on Mon. She said her ministry is working closely…

Cash surplus not a reason to hold off GST hike as land sales proceeds do not generate revenue: Indranee Rajah

Proceeds from land sales, which make up the bulk of the Government’s cash surpluses, are not considered as part of the Government’s revenue and cannot be used for spending, said Second Minister for Finance Indranee Rajah in Parliament…

Electric bicycle riders must pass theory test to ride on roads under proposed changes to Road Traffic Act

PAB riders will be required to pass a theory test that covers road safety before being allowed on the roads as part of proposed amendments to the RTA introduced in Parliament on Mon. The changes are aimed at…

Commuters talking on public transport a common sight

I commend SMRT staff for their efforts to get people to avoid talking when on public transport. With more people going back to the office to work, our trains are going to get more crowded. We are to…

Action taken against idling of car engines

We refer to Mr Robert James Field McPhail’s letter (Do more to curb idling of car engines, Mar 27). NEA regularly monitors hot spots where motorists frequently leave their vehicle engines idling for reasons other than traffic conditions.…

Zoning restrictions relaxed for performing arts venues from April 24

NAC has announced that zoning restrictions will be eased for performing venues from Apr 24, as Singapore relaxes its safe mgmt measures. This follows an earlier announcement that up to 250 people will be allowed for live performances…

Sign In to Bookmark This Story

Sign In with Google