Housing

Bukit Batok MP Murali Pillai claims accountability for lapses in fire safety, two JCTC staff to be disciplined for locking hose reel cabinets

Following the issuance of two Fire Hazard Abatement Notices by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) to the Jurong-Clementi Town Council (JCTC) last Fri, Bukit Batok SMC Member of Parliament (MP) Murali Pillai has claimed accountability for lapses in fire safety at the affected block. In a Facebook post on Fri (15 Nov), Mr Murali said that he had learnt …

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More than 80% of men and women agree to have equal say when it comes to home renovations matters, reveals Qanvast survey

When it comes to home renovation, do the husbands fork out more money than the wives? Do men and women really have different preferences? A recent survey conducted by Qanvast, a home renovation platform that connects homeowners with local design professionals, sought to find out the answers to these questions and more. The findings of the survey revealed that as …

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AHTC case: High Court finds WP’s Aljunied GRC MPs Pritam Singh, Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang liable for damages against town council

The High Court today (11 Oct) found Workers’ Party (WP) Aljunied GRC Members of Parliament (MPs) Pritam Singh, Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang liable for damages against the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) and the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC). Judge Kannan Ramesh, in his written judgement, ruled that Lim and Low as town councillors had acted in breach of …

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What recession means for properties

Last week, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Indranee Rajah told the media that Singapore hasn’t slid into recession yet. However, bad news keeps pouring in: Our manufacturing and exports contract sharply in August. Factory outlook from PMI falls to 3-year low in September. 2019 GDP growth is revised further down to between zero and 1 percent. A technical recession …

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Higher grants for more first-time HDB flat buyers, higher income ceiling for those eligible: Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong

More first-time HDB flat buyers will receive grants and more freedom in terms of choosing the size and location of their flats starting today (11 Sep), said Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong. Speaking at the HDB Awards 2019 yesterday (10 Sep), Wong said that the government will increase the income ceiling from S$12,000 to S$14,000 for HDB flats, and …

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How much cheaper are flats in Johor compared to Singapore?

by ValueChampion How much more affordable are homes in different areas of Johor compared to neighbourhoods in Singapore? We analysed median prices in both locations to find out. Separated by just the Straits of Johor, Johor and Singapore are familiar neighbours. However, their respective property markets vary significantly. For those considering purchasing a home in either location, it is useful to …

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Netizens praise WP MP Pritam Singh’s hands-on approach in handling Aljunied GRC resident’s feedback regarding faulty lift

Aljunied GRC Member of Parliament (MP) and Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh yesterday evening (22 Aug) shared his experience of handling feedback from a resident in his ward regarding a malfunctioning lift in her housing block. The resident, who was named by Mr Singh as Mrs Goh, was eager to demonstrate the problem and how to supposedly “rectify” the issue, …

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