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Are $1m HDB resale flats going to be ‘normal’ from now on?

A record number of HDB resale flats changed hands for at least $1 million so far this year – and we are only halfway through 2021. This performance would have been remarkable in any year, let alone a…

Million-dollar HDB flats: Half of S’pore’s 24 towns have them, including Hougang, Geylang and Ang Mo Kio

While The Pinnacle @ Duxton is arguably the “poster boy” for million-dollar HDB flats in Singapore, such flats are not exclusively located in the central area. Half of Singapore’s 24 HDB towns are home to million-dollar HDB flats,…

Seepage through wall not fixed after six months

In Jan, I discovered a leakage in one of my bedrooms as the floor became wet whenever there was a downpour. I informed my town council, and a representative visited my home on Jan 19. He took some…

10 condo names in Singapore that remind us of travelling

1) Casablanca – Which is also the name of the capital of Morocco. Blue-coloured houses and buildings in Chefchaouen also come to mind. As for the condo itself, it tries to give off a Mediterranean vibe with lush…

5 taken to hospital, 120 evacuated after fire in North Bridge Road HDB block

Five people were taken to hospital after a fire in North Bridge Road on Sat night. A SCDF spokesman said it was alerted to the blaze at Blk 8 at about 10.15pm. The fire involved contents of a…

New private home sales take a hit in May on the back of heightened measures

Tighter restrictions to curb a resurgence in Covid-19 cases dampened new private home sales in May, although the impact wasn’t as severe as during the circuit breaker in the corresponding month last year. According to estimates from analysts…

If smoking is personal choice, then smoke should remain in personal space

I am one of the many sufferers who have to live with breathing in toxic second-hand smoke every day. While I acknowledge that both smokers and non-smokers should have the freedom to do as they wish within their…

Condo residents suffer second-hand smoke due to actions of irrational few

Most smokers residing in condominiums usually go out of their homes to an open area away from the dwellings to take their smoke breaks, which is the right thing to do. However, in every community, there are always…

How does the new Singles Scheme support the LGBTQ+ Community?

The recently announced new singles scheme is an effort for more inclusive housing opportunities. We take a closer look at how these changes affect LGBTQ+ individuals and what else can we do to make the housing landscape more…

No Covid-19 cases found as mass testing exercise in Hougang ends

A mass testing exercise for visitors of Block 506 Hougang Ave 8 and residents and visitors of nearby blocks of HDB flats is complete with 4,384 people testing negative for the virus. There were no positive tests, said…

Singapore property agents expect to benefit from relaxed Covid restrictions

Singapore property agents are optimistic about the effects of relaxed Covid-19 measures. Steven Tan, MD at OrangeTee & Tie, said the increased group size will be “significantly helpful” to sales. He noted that the current group size of…

12 investigated for illegal gambling, breaking COVID-19 rules at Bukit Panjang home

Twelve people are being investigated for alleged illegal gambling activities and breaking of COVID-19 safe distancing rules at a home in Bukit Panjang, said SPF on Fri. The suspects – seven men and five women – are aged…

Neighbour saves unconscious man from fire in Bukit Batok flat

He was playing with his children yesterday morning when the smell of burning filled the air. When he looked out of his Bukit Batok flat and saw smoke emanating from a neighbour’s unit upstairs, Mr Muhammad Nasiruddin, 32,…

Three-bedder at Vue 8 Residence on the market for $1.13 mil

A three-bedroom unit at Vue 8 Residence, along Pasir Ris Heights in District 18, will be put up for auction for $1.13 million ($1,094 psf) on June 23, according to Edmund Tie, which is handling the bank auction.…

Unit at Nassim Park Residences reaps $3.2 mil profit

The sale of a 4,833 sqft unit at Nassim Park Residences was the most profitable transaction during the week of May 25 to June 1. The ground-floor apartment was purchased for $11.54 million ($2,387 psf) in June 2008…

Increased supply of private homes on confirmed sites a calibrated move as developers seek land

The bump in the supply of private housing on the Confirmed List under the H2 2021 GLS Programme is a calibrated move by the government – one that will nonetheless be welcomed by developers hungry to replenish their…

Man jailed for harbouring immigration offender at Rowell Road unit, asking another man to lie to officers

A 37-year-old man was sentenced to jail on Fri for harbouring an immigration offender and perverting the course of justice by asking another man to lie to immigration officials when questioned. Paramasivam Seeman was jailed for 9 months…

White site at Marina View triggered for sale at a minimum bid of $1.5 billion

An undisclosed real estate developer has triggered the release of the white site at Marina View for sale by tender. It is scheduled for launch on June 28, according to URA. The site is located near the Singapore…

Viral strain of Hougang Covid-19 cluster found to be the same as other nearby blocks

The Covid-19 viral strain that caused the cluster at Blk 506 Hougang Ave 8 has been found to be the same as the one detected at other blocks in the vicinity. This points to either a common exposure…

All 452 residents, visitors of Sumang Walk HDB block test negative for Covid-19

All 452 residents and visitors of HHDB blk 325A Sumang Walk in Punggol who were swabbed have tested negative for Covid-19 as at 5pm on Thurs. In an update on the mandatory testing operations in HDB estates, MOH…

Police investigating viral video of woman banging a gong while neighbour was performing prayer ritual

The police on Thurs said that they are investigating an incident seen in a viral video where a man was interrupted by his neighbour while carrying out his Hindu prayer routine. The police also confirmed with TODAY that…

Shun Tak makes a splash in its Singapore property debut, selling a duplex penthouse at Park Nova for a record US$26 million

Shun Tak Holdings, one of the flagship companies controlled by the clan that dominates Macau’s gambling industry, has smashed Singapore’s price record for luxury homes with its high-profile entry into the city state’s high-end property market. Park Nova,…

Striking a balance in building HDB flats in prime locations

Home ownership has always been a key national policy and foundation for Singapore. Our public housing programme is underpinned by the values of accessibility, inclusivity and diversity. Singapore’s home ownership rate is around 90 per cent, which is…

HDB August 2021 BTO In-Depth Review: Queenstown

One of the projects in this Aug 2021 BTO launch will be at Queenstown, with 610 units of 3-room and 4-room flats up for grabs. HDB hasn’t announced the starting prices for this Aug launch yet. So here’s…

No new Covid-19 cases detected so far in testing operations at Punggol and Hougang housing blocks

Covid-19 testing conducted at public housing blocks in Punggol and Hougang have yielded no new cases of infection as at 12pm on Wed, MOH said. It had conducted a compulsory testing operation at 325A Sumang Walk on Tues…

More sustainable, smarter waste collection and recycling for City-Punggol households and businesses

People living and working in the City-Punggol sector can look forward to smarter and more sustainable services for public waste collection and recycling under a new contract awarded to SembWaste. Among them is a new fleet of refuse…

Man faces charges of keeping 25 chickens in his Pasir Ris flat, breeding them for sale

A man charged with keeping 25 chickens in his Pasir Ris flat, maintaining an unlicensed farm and distributing the fowl from his home had his case mentioned again on Wed. Eric Woo Yoke Meng, 50, faces three charges…

Ventilation is good, but we can’t open our windows because of second-hand smoke

I refer to the article, “No need to use air purifiers at home, natural ventilation is key to reducing risk of Covid-19: NEA” (June 6). Some of us have homes that are surrounded by neighbours who smoke. How…

Another plea to help sufferers of second-hand smoke

The dangers of even small amounts of second-hand smoke are well-documented and medically proven. I think it is ironic that people have the right to clean air when in public, but we do not have a right to…

Get residents’ views on redevelopment of housing estates

If HDB flats built in the 1960s are to be demolished by 2024, after just 60 years, why bother with 99-year leases? It was reported that residents of 3,480 flats in 31 blocks in Tanglin Halt will soon…

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