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Future of Mandai public golf course uncertain as site put under review

The long-term future of Mandai Executive Golf Course – one of three public golf courses here – is up in the air, with plans for the site under review. Without giving a specific date, a spokesman for PUB…

Two eateries ordered to close, 2 supermarkets fined for breaching COVID-19 rules

Two eateries have been ordered to close, and two supermarkets fined for breaching COVID-19 safe mgmt measures, said MSE on Fri. The closure orders will take effect when dining-in is allowed to resume, said the ministry. The first…

Safe management measures at project sales galleries relaxed from June 14

Under the Phase 3 Heightened Alert Safe Mgmt Measures (SMM) announced by MTF on June 10, existing SMM will be relaxed from 14 June 2021. The maximum capacity within developers’ project sales galleries and show units will be…

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…

UOL-led JV wins tender for Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 residential site from Urban Redevelopment Authority

UOL Group has announced that its subsidiary United Venture Development (2021) (UVD2021) has been awarded the tender for the residential site at Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 by URA at a tender price of $381.4 million. UVD2021 is…

Improve safety, deter illegal parking along Tanjong Pagar Road

Despite measures such as double yellow lines along Tanjong Pagar Road, cars and vans are often seen parked illegally there — especially near the junction with Cook St — while drivers run errands at nearby shops. This is…

Two residential sites at Jalan Tembusu and Tampines Street 62 released for sale in the GLS Reserve List

Two residential sites located at Jalan Tembusu and Tampines St 62 (Parcel B) have been released for sale on Thurs under the first half of the 2021 GLS programme. URA site at Jalan Tembusu and HDB site at…

GLS site at Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 draws 15 bids with top bid of $1,118 psf

Tenders for two GLS sites closed on May 25. The larger site is a 237,029 sqft EC site at Tengah Garden Walk, and the other is a 136,479 sqft, 99-year leasehold site at Ang Mo Kio Ave 1.…

Grace period at HDB, URA car parks to be doubled to 20 minutes

The grace period for parking at car parks managed by HDB and URA will be extended from 10 minutes to 20 minutes from Sun. The move will give “more time for delivery drivers and riders to park their…

New private home sales down 2.6% in April

New private home sales in Singapore dropped 2.6% m-o-m to 1,262 units in Apr, showed URA data on Mon. Including EC, new home sales declined 2.3% m-o-m to 1,342 units. RCR accounted for the bulk of sales last…

Capacity limits for visitors to project sales galleries, resale properties

As part of the revised safe management measures (SMM) announced by MTF on May 14, capacity has been further reduced at property developers’ project sales galleries and showflats with effect from May 16 to June 13. In a…

More snapping up luxe condos even as new private home sales in April slow

Buyers continue to fork out for posh condos amid a more sanguine economic outlook. This is even as new private-home sales in Apr have dipped slightly from Mar. Developers moved 1,262 units in Apr, down 2.6 per cent…

Converted ex-nightspots face tougher penalties for glaring Covid-19 breaches; some still offer live shows, hostesses

For flouting Covid-19 regulations, operators of former nightlife spots that have temporarily been converted into eateries will risk getting their food or liquor licences revoked. On Fri, MSE also said that a total of 30 establishments including former…

URA awards Northumberland Road site to CDL, MCL Land joint venture

The tender for a 99-year leasehold site at Northumberland Road has been awarded to Maximus Residential SG and Maximus Commercial SG, announced URA on Wed. This comes after the JV between CDL and MCL Land submitted the highest…

Lucky Plaza among more places added to URA website showing real-time crowd levels

Lucky Plaza has been added to a website run by URA which allows people to check the real-time crowd situation at places they plan to visit before heading down. Aimed at reducing overcrowding at public spaces, the Space…

Private home prices up 3.3% in Q1, its steepest increase since Q2 2018

Singapore’s property market continued to be bullish in the first quarter of 2021, with private residential property prices increasing 3.3% q-o-q, showed URA data on Fri. The hike marks the fourth quarterly increase and is the steepest growth…

Rents of Singapore office space rise in Q1, vacancy rate ticks upwards: URA

Rentals of office space in Singapore’s central region turned a corner in Q1 2021 as rents rose 3.3 per cent q-o-q, versus a 3.5 per cent contraction in the fourth quarter of last year. As vaccination efforts progress…

Singapore retail rents decline in Q1, vacancy eases to 8.5%: URA

Rentals of retail space in Singapore’s central region slid by 4.4 per cent q-o-q in the first quarter of this year, albeit moderating from the decline of 5.2 per cent in the prior quarter. Analysts expect the decline…

Thomson Road building to be demolished: Owners of residential units stunned

News that a building in Thomson Road will be demolished to allow nearby excavation works to be carried out safely came as a shock to the owners of the 12 residential units there. For months, they and their…

URA to study how to give Singapore’s ageing modernist buildings a new lease of life

Built during Singapore’s post-independence years in the 1970s and 1980s, they are an important and often striking feature of its cityscape. Yet time has taken its toll on many large modernist buildings, which are in need of major…

New private home sales double in March amid fresh interest in luxury properties

Singapore saw sales of new private homes, excluding ECs, double to 1,296 units in Mar from 645 units in Feb, according to UIRA data released on Thurs. On an annual basis, developers’ sales soared 96.4% from the 660…

Lentor Central, Tampines Street 62 sites launched for tender

URA and HDB on Thurs launched two sites at Lentor Central and Tampines St 62 (Parcel A) for tender. Launched for sale under the confirmed list in the first half 2021 GLS Programme, the two sites come with…

Cash prizes: SLA, URA launch contest seeking ideas to enhance Changi Point, repurpose Old Changi Hospital

Members of the public are being invited to submit ideas to enhance Changi Point as a heritage and recreational site — including for the repurposing of Old Changi Hospital — with cash prizes on offer for the winners.…

URA may review tenant restrictions for empty Changi mall if area shows ‘changes to circumstances’

URA said it could consider reviewing tenant restrictions for an empty mall in Changi if there are “changes to the circumstances” of the surrounding area. It was reported that the freehold, three-storey commercial building has been put up…

Cyclists reminded to ride safely and look out for others at Rail Corridor

We thank Ms Ng Suan Eng for her letter (Cyclists at Rail Corridor racing across bridges instead of dismounting, Apr 1). The enhancements to the Rail Corridor, including the former railway bridges, aim to make the space more…

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…

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