Assisted living pilot site in public housing planned for Bukit Batok

The Ministry of National Development (MND) plans to launch its assisted living pilot site in public housing at Bukit Batok next year, and also explore similar retirement housing models for private residential sites. This comes as more seniors are looking for alternative residential options like assisted living, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said in Parliament[…]

HDB flat resales down after rise in Jan

Housing Board resale transactions resumed the downtrend amid the Chinese New Year lull last month, after chalking up the first month-on-month increase in sales in January since last July’s cooling measures. Last month, 1,313 HDB resale flats changed hands, 15.8 per cent down from January, according to flash estimates from real estate portal SRX Property[…]

Lower-income families will get more help to have own homes

Lower-income families will receive a lot more help in their home ownership journey, from getting grants to buy resale flats to a team of officers dedicated to monitoring their progress. In all, six MPs asked about ways to help this group, and yesterday, the Ministry of National Development unveiled an unprecedented slew of measures to[…]

Making owning a home an achievable dream for more

In the last five years, the Build-To-Order backlog has been cleared, more singles have had a chance to buy a flat, and it has become slightly easier for divorcees and their children to get a roof over their heads. Now, the home ownership narrative for the vast majority is being expanded to include a group[…]

Changes soon to CPF loan rules on buying older flats

Move to tackle worries over depreciating leases of older flats and the difficulty in selling them Changes to the Central Provident Fund (CPF) loan rules on the purchase of older Housing Board resale flats will be announced soon for implementation in May this year, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said yesterday. At issue is the[…]

Car lands in pool in Geylang condo

A red car was found in the children’s swimming pool of a condominium in Geylang on Sunday morning. Photos on social media show the two front wheels of the Honda Shuttle half-submerged in the pool. Another photo suggests that the car could have driven over several metres of a grass patch and onto a pedestrian[…]

2 temples on shared site clash again in court

Tian Kong’s bid to stop Tuan Kong Beo from celebrating birthday of deity on the premises is dismissed Two temples that are sited in a Bedok North compound are at loggerheads again. In the latest spat, Tian Kong Buddhist Temple sought to stop Tuan Kong Beo (Teochew) Temple from celebrating the birthday of a deity[…]

Retail space at Little India mall draws interest

Rooftop area to feature F&B outlets, space for activities to promote area’s heritage Nearly half the net lettable retail space in Little India’s upcoming Tekka Place has been committed or is under advanced negotiations, its developers said yesterday. The complex being built on the site of the former Verge mall comprises a 10-storey main block[…]