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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…

Roofing contractor jailed 7 weeks for forging URA approval over renovation works

After completing renovation works to the balcony of a freehold landed property in the Seletar area, Lee Xiu Qi learned that its mgmt did not approve of the structure. Lee, the director of Ah Qi Trading and Construction,…

Singapore private home prices up 2.9% in Q1 2021

Private home prices in Singapore have continued to move on an upward trend, rising 2.9% in Q1 2021, showed flash estimates from URA on Thurs. URA revealed that landed property prices increased 5.6% in Q1 2021, reversing the…

New appointments to BCA, URA boards

BCA will have a new chairman and deputy chairman from Thurs, along with five new board members. Mr Lim Sim Seng, 62, group head of consumer banking and wealth mgmt at DBS, will replace Mr Lee Fook Sun…

Restoring conserved truss bridges along Singapore’s rail corridor to their former glory

Since its reopening late last year after about two years of restoration work, the Bukit Timah Truss Bridge along the Rail Corridor has become a popular photo stop for hikers and cyclists alike. Another truss bridge, the Upper…

Improved 4km Rail Corridor trail between Hillview and Bukit Timah reopens to public

The central section of the Rail Corridor, between Hillview and the conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station, was officially reopened to the public on Mon, more than two years after enhancement work started in early 2019. The features along…

URA to conduct trial on vehicle-mounted cameras to detect parking offences

URA will soon conduct a trial to test if parking offences can be detected in real-time using vehicle-mounted cameras. A URA spokesman on Thurs said the trial’s objective is to study the feasibility of using video analytics on…

Singapore’s new private home sales fall 60.5% in February amid fewer launches

Sales of new private homes fell by about 60.5 per cent in Feb following Jan’s strong numbers, as developers held back on launches over CNY period. Developers sold 645 units last month compared to 1,632 units in Jan,…

‘A huge opportunity for space’: What going car-lite means for Singapore’s 1.4 million parking lots

With the push to go car-lite reducing demand for parking spaces in Singapore, authorities are looking to convert more lots for other uses. Already, the rooftops of some HDB car parks will be used for urban farming. And…

Historical St Matthew’s church, kindergarten to be restored as part of police complex

In what is believed to be the first such project here, a century-old Anglican church and adjoining kindergarten will be restored and incorporated into a police complex in Neil Road, 25 years after they were acquired for an…

Budget debate: Pandemic will change Singapore’s land-use plans and designs, says Indranee

The coronavirus pandemic will change Singapore’s land-use plans and designs, and has already raised questions on how much office and retail space is needed, in view of the shift towards e-commerce and telecommuting, said Second Minister for MND…

Singapore to deploy network of climate sensors across island

Singapore plans to deploy a network of climate sensors across the country, as part of efforts to mitigate the effect of a phenomenon known as the urban heat island effect. On Thurs, MSE Minister Grace Fu said the…

Government adopts consultative, calibrated approach in balancing heritage preservation with development needs

MND reveals that URA closely works with NHB as well as expert panels and key stakeholders to integrate heritage considerations upstream in its land use planning process. With built heritage strengthening Singaporeans’ sense of identity and history, the…

New private home sales rise 32% in January

Sales of private residential units increased by about 32 per cent last month, driven by a rush of buyers ahead of possible property curbs, said analysts. According to statistics released by URA on Mon, a total of 1,609…

URA looking into property agents’ commissions, say sources

URA is sussing out the latest commission rates that developers pay to agents to sell new private residential properties in Singapore, BT understands. Industry participants told BT that URA recently queried housing developers on how much they are…

3 F&B operators charged with breaching Covid-19 safety measures; firm which held staff dinner also charged

Three F&B operators were charged on Tues with breaching Covid-19 safety measures, while another company was charged with holding a staff dinner at one of the operator’s premises. They are the first operators to be charged for such…

2 F&B outlets to be charged for COVID-19 rule breaches; 4 others ordered to close for 10 days

URA has filed charges against two F&B operators for breaches of COVID-19 safe mgmt measures (SMM) last year. MSE said on Fri that Mark Enterprise, operator of the Try Again bistro bar at Circular Road, will be charged…

Call to architects for ideas to redevelop 3 key landmarks in Geylang Serai into a vibrant cultural precinct

Three key landmarks in the Geylang Serai district will be redesigned, with a call to architects to propose ideas in a competition. Local architects aged 45 and below can pitch ideas to transform the area and redevelop three…

Retail rents fall at faster clip of 5.2% in Q4 but vacancy eases to 8.8%

Rentals of retail space in Singapore’s central region decreased by 5.2 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year over the previous three months. This is a bigger pace of decline compared with the 4.5 per cent…

Singapore office rents fall at slower clip of 3.5% q-o-q in Q4, vacancies ease

Rentals of office space in the central region of Singapore fell 3.5 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2020 over the previous three months, a smaller rate of decline compared with the 4.5 per cent drop in…

Private home prices up in Q4 2020, while new homes sales fell

Singapore saw private home prices increase for a third consecutive quarter by 2.1% q-o-q during the fourth quarter of 2020 – the steepest quarterly increase in over two years. For the whole of 2020, private home prices rose…

Ideas for Jurong Lake District include bigger plots, signature events

Property developers, investors and businesses have offered several suggestions for JLD, which is set to provide over 100,000 new jobs and 20,000 new homes when it is fully developed. These ideas include the government selling larger sites “with…

Despite recession, Singapore’s property market surprises again with stellar new private home sales in December

The country may be going through its worst-ever recession, but Singapore’s property market, which has repeatedly surprised observers with its continued growth in prices and sales transactions, has recorded another batch of upbeat data. According to figures released…

Look into conserving last kampung

The recent Unesco intangible cultural heritage listing of Singapore’s hawker culture recognises a very good part of the Singapore story. Unesco has defined cultural heritage resources as tangible material remains and/or intangible customs, memories and rituals of societies…

Singapore’s rail corridor offers an escape from city living and a nostalgic view of the past

While the sound of passing trains is but a memory and the tracks have been removed, a different kind of travel is now possible on the trail formerly occupied by the KTM railway in Singapore. At present, a…

Singapore private home prices increase by 2.1% in fourth quarter

Private property prices in Singapore rose 2.1 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2020 from the previous quarter, according to flash estimates by URA on Mon. This compares with a 0.8 per cent increase in the previous…

Noodle restaurant first to be charged by URA for breaching COVID-19 measures

Invincible (BBCM), which operates Invincible Noodle House, has become the first F&B operator to be charged by URA for breaching COVID-19 safe mgmt measures. The restaurant at 13 Circular Road failed to ensure safe distancing between customers and…

On Braddell bridge, cycling is allowed on one side but not the other. And some cyclists are confused

A new cycling ramp that connects to a pedestrian bridge over Braddell Road was opened last month as part of the authorities’ push to create a seamless cycling experience along the Kallang Park Connector. However, a part of…

URA reveals why it issued Kingsford Huray sale licence for Normanton Park

Ahead of Normanton Park’s preview on 2 Jan 2021, URA has responded to 99.co’s further queries on developer Kingsford Huray’s sale licence, which was obtained on 30 Nov 2020 with additional conditions attached. Previously, URA had issued a…

Marina Bay’s Share the Moment projections to feature community acts of kindness

This 25th Dec, artworks depicting acts of kindness by the community during the past year will light up the facades of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and the Merlion at Marina Bay. In addition, another projection show reflecting hopes…

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