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Downtown Line 3 to open on Oct 21

31 May 2017

Downtown Line 3 (DTL3), will open on Oct 21.

16-station DTL3 runs from Fort Canning station, which is directly across from Liang Court, and goes through old town areas such as Jalan Besar and Bendemeer before heading eastwards through Geylang Bahru, MacPherson , Ubi, Bedok North, Upper Changi neighbourhoods, before ending at Expo station.

New interchanges on this section of the Downtown Line include an interchange with the Circle Line at MacPherson and interchanges at Tampines and Expo with the East-West Line.

Read Full Article at: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/downtown-line-3-to-open-on-oct-21-stations-include-fort-canning-ubi-and-bedok

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Tuas mega port may have lively area for leisure

2nd April 2017

  • The Tuas mega port, slated to open in phases from 2021, may be more than a hive of container traffic. Cafes, retail stores and even a jogging track overlooking the hustle and bustle of trade are being considered in a bid to optimise land use and add vibrancy.
  • “We want to develop Tuas as a maritime hub; more than just a container terminal. The idea is to bring life and vibrancy to the terminal with commercial spaces and amenities.”

Read Full Article at http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/tuas-mega-port-may-have-lively-area-for-leisure

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Historic agreement for Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail line signed

Dec 13, 2016.

  • Singapore and Malaysia signed a historic bilateral agreement to build a high-speed rail line with a target to have the trains running by Dec 31, 2026.
  • The 8-stations line will link both countries via a 25m-high bridge over the Strait of Johor.
  • There will be an express service between the 2 terminal stations – Jurong East in Singapore and the upcoming Bandar Malaysia development in Kuala Lumpur.

Read Full Article at: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/historic-agreement-for-singapore-kuala-lumpur-high-speed-rail-line-signed-service-targeted

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Other property measures may be eased after TDSR tweaked: report

September 2, 2016

  • Under the new rules which took effect yesterday, borrowers who purchased houses for their own use after the implementation of the TDSR on 28 June 2013 will no longer be subject to the TDSR threshold of 60 percent or Mortgage Servicing Ratio (MSR) limit of 30 percent when they refinance their mortgages.
  • Previously, only owner-occupied properties bought before the implementation of the TDSR were exempted from the TDSR framework.
  • Borrowers are now permitted to refinance their investment property loans above the TDSR threshold regardless of when they were purchased. However, they must commit to a debt reduction plan with their respective banks to repay at least three percent of the outstanding balance within three years, and fulfill the financial institution’s credit assessment.

Read Full Article at http://www.propertyguru.com.sg/property-management-news/2016/9/134807/other-property-measures-may-be-eased-after-tdsr-tw

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Names of MRT stations on Thomson-East Coast Line (East Coast stretch) announced

21 July 2016

The names of the 9 stations for the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) (East Coast stretch) and Downtown Line 3 Extension (DTL3e) have been finalised!

The finalised names of the stations are Tanjong Rhu, Katong Park, Tanjong Katong, Marine Parade, Marine Terrace, Siglap, Bayshore, Bedok South, Sungei Bedok and Xilin station.

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Living with an on-going house renovation

Jun 17, 2016

  • Since 2007, the Housing Board’s Home Improvement Programme has been offered to such residents to take care of common problems such as spalling concrete, structural cracks and replacing waste pipes.
  • FIND ALTERNATE ACCOMMODATION – Orchid Country Club, off Yishun Avenue 1, launched its 7-Day Refit Getaway @ Orchid Lodge promotion in January.
  • MOVE WITHIN YOUR HOUSE – For those under the HIP programme, homeowners have to use a common toilet in the void deck. At night, a portable toilet that comes with a heated shower, is installed inside the flat. The toilet is dismantled the next day so that it does not get in the way of construction work.

Read Full Article:  http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/home-design/the-st-guide-to-living-with-an-on-going-house-renovation

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‘Industrial park of the future’ to be created: Finance Minister

Posted 24 Mar 2016

SINGAPORE: An “industrial park of the future”, the Jurong Innovation District, will be developed, and is touted to be the “future of innovation for enterprise, learning and living”.

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced this in his Budget statement on Thursday (Mar 24), and described the space as “an open and innovative urban environment”. The first phase of the District is targeted for completion around 2022, he added.

Read Full Article – http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/industrial-park-of-the/2633070.html

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Downtown Line 2 – 12 stations bring buzz to prime districts

blog.iproperty.com.sg  Nov 30, 2015

The Downtown line is having an open house this coming weekend on December 5, and with 12 new DTL2 (Downtown Line 2) stations commencing operations from December 27, travel across the island will now take half the time it used to.

Spanning Bukit Panjang and Rochor, with stations such as Cashew, Hillview, Beauty World, King Albert Park, Tan Kah Kee, Sixth Avenue, Botanic Gardens, Stevens, Newton and Little India in between, the new stations and train service may just bring some year-end cheer to home and business owners in their vicinity.

Not only do they potentially bring a buzz to businesses nearby, residential properties may also find an appreciation in sale and lease value. DTL2 runs through most of Hillview, Upper Bukit Timah and Bukit Timah, where the prime district of 10 stands.

Read Full Article on: http://blog.iproperty.com.sg/downtown-line-2-12-stations-bring-buzz-to-prime-districts/

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With final 3 stations, Circle Line will come ‘full circle’ by 2025

With final 3 stations, Circle Line will come ‘full circle’ by 2025

channelnewsasia.com Published October 29, 2015

SINGAPORE: Three more train stations – Keppel, Cantonment and Prince Edward – will be added to the Circle Line (CCL) by 2025, closing the loop for the orbital line.

These stations will be located along a 4-kilometre stretch connecting the existing CCL HarbourFront station to Marina Bay station. With this extension, the Circle Line will span 33 stations strung out over 40km of tracks.

The orbital line will improve connectivity so that commuters can transfer between lines without entering the city centre and reach their destinations more quickly, he added.

Commuters will have a direct route between areas in the west like Pasir Panjang and Kent Ridge, and key employment areas in the Central Business District….

Keppel station will be located along Keppel Road.

Cantonment station will be built in the vicinity of the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, with its design inspired by the old train station.

Prince Edward station will be located near Bestway Building, Hock Teck See Temple and Haji Muhammad Salleh mosque.

Read Full Article on: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/with-final-3-stations/2225168.html

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Haze unlikely to improve until Friday; haze subsidy scheme to kick in tomorrow, households to get care packs

straitstimes.com  Posted on:  September 15, 2015

To help Singaporeans affected by haze, the Haze Subsidy Scheme, which caps medical fees for haze-related conditions for elderly and lower-income groups, will be reactivated on Wednesday (Sept 16).

The subsidies are available at more than 450 public health preparedness clinics (PHPC) and polyclinics. Participating clinics can be identified by the PHPC logo or the haze subsidy scheme poster.

Read Full Article on: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/haze-unlikely-to-improve-until-friday-when-wind-patterns-change-govt-briefing

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Coney Island to open on October 10

Updated: 7:08 PM, September 3, 2015

SINGAPORE — Known for its natural rustic charm, Coney Island will open on October 10 to members of the public, the National Parks Board said today (Sept 3).

NParks is looking for volunteers to conduct guided walks and other activities like bird watching on the day of opening, and over the year-end school holidays.

According to the Master Plan from the Urban Redevelopment Authority, a part of Coney Island is zoned for residential, sport and recreational use.

Read Full Article on: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/coney-island-open-october-10

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Possible Jurong Region Line extension to connect to Circle Line being studied: LTA

channelnewsasia.com  25 Aug 2015

SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is studying plans to connect the upcoming Jurong Region Line with the Circle Line, announced Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew on Tuesday (Aug 25).

This will be through a new extension with possible new MRT stations in West Coast and Pasir Panjang, which is expected to be completed by 2030.

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MND & HDB introduced Three New Measures

app.mnd.gov.sg  24 Aug 2015

I) Helping Extended Families Live Together or Closer By

MND and HDB introduced a new Proximity Housing Grant (PHG) with effect from 24 August 2015.

To help all Singapore citizen families who buy a resale flat to live with or near their parents or married child and Eligible singles buy a resale flat with their parents.

All Singaporeans are eligible for PHG once, regardless of :

a) whether they had enjoyed housing subsidies before, including the Higher-Tier CPF Housing Grant,

b) their household income or

c) ownership of private property.

The grant recipients and their parents or married child must live with or in close proximity to each other for at least 5 years.

Citizen Families Buying a Resale Flat, call 6598531741

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II) Raising Income Ceilings

With effect from 24 August 2015, MND and HDB will raise the income ceilings for citizen households to buy new flats from the HDB and HDB resale flats.

MND and HDB will also raise the income ceiling for citizen households to buy new Executive Condominium (EC) units with tiered CPF Housing Grant.

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III) Helping Lower and Middle-Income Families Afford Their First Home

MND and HDB will increase the Special CPF Housing Grant (SHG) to further help lower-income and middle-income households afford their first home.

a) The maximum SHG amount will be doubled from $20,000 to $40,000; and

b) The income ceiling for the SHG will be raised from $6,500 to $8,500.

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NDR 2015: Income ceiling for HDB flat buyers raised, Special CPF Housing Grant doubled

channelnewsasia.com  23 Aug 2015

SINGAPORE: To help more Singaporeans qualify for new HDB flats, the income ceiling to purchase a new Build-to-Order (BTO) flat will be raised from S$10,000 to S$12,000. As for those looking to buy an Executive Condominium, the income ceiling will be raised from S$12,000 to S$14,000.

For middle- and lower-income households to afford their first flat. First, the household income ceiling for the Special CPF Housing Grant will be raised to S$8,500 – up from the current S$6,500.

Second, the maximum grant amount will be doubled from S$20,000 to S$40,000. For a median household, they would get a Special Housing Grant of S$30,000 instead of S$10,000.

Read Full Article on:  http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/ndr-2015-income-ceiling/2070248.html

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Second phase of Downtown Line with 12 stations to open on Dec 27

6 Aug 2015

SINGAPORE – The second phase of the Downtown MRT Line (DTL2) – which will pass through the Bukit Timah corridor and has 12 stations – will open on Dec 27.

The 16.6km DTL 2 includes Bukit Panjang (interchange station), Cashew, Hillview, Beauty World, King Albert Park, Sixth Avenue, Tan Kah Kee, Botanic Gardens (interchange station), Stevens, Newton (interchange station), Little India (interchange station) and Rochor stations.

Read Full Article on:

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/second-phase-of-downtown-line-with-12-stations-to-open-on-dec-27

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New rule for P1 registration under home-school distance priority scheme

news.asiaone.com Monday, May 25, 2015

SINGAPORE – A new rule will be in place for this year’s Primary 1 registration exercise on July 2.

Under the home-school distance priority scheme, students who have managed to get places in primary schools are required to live in the address for at least 30 months from the start of the exercise

Read Full Article:  http://news.asiaone.com/news/education/new-rule-p1-registration-under-home-school-distance-priority-scheme

PM Lee: I am grieved beyond words at the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew

23 Mar 2015

But even as Singaporeans mourn the elder Mr Lee’s death, PM Lee urged them to also “honour his spirit”.

“Let us dedicate ourselves as one people to build on his foundations, strive for his ideals and keep Singapore exceptional and successful for many years to come,” he said.

Read Full Article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/pm-lee-hsien-loong-grieved-beyond-words-at-mr-lee-kuan-yews-death

Remembering Mr Lee Kuan Yew Special Report:
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