URA: Airbnb is banned

Up to S$200,000 fine and imprisonment of 12 months for renting your residence out to Airbnb, says Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). In a move to protect the profits of...

HDB resale prices stagnate in 2016

According to flash estimates from SRX Property, HDB resale prices have stagnated with a 0.2% decline for the year of 2016. This result follows a 0.3% price slip in...

HDB lift ceiling collapse hit elderly and baby

Part of a HDB lift ceiling collapsed and hit a 63-year-old elderly and a 2-year-old boy at Block 480, Pasir Ris Drive 4. Mohammad Yazid Razali was commuting in the...

HDB: We lost S$1.64 billion from building HDB flats

According to the Housing Development Board (HDB)'s latest annual report released today (Oct 13), the government lost S$1.64 billion from building new HDB flats in the latest financial year. You...

Sale of Balance flats hover at 5,170, but no price drop

The Singapore government is refusing to lower housing prices despite the increase in balance flats (SBF). In May 2013, SBF flats were at 3,100. 3 years later today, the figure...

Minister Lawrence Wong: I think it is fair certain poor families cannot sell flats...

Minister for National Development Lawrence today (April 12th) introduced a new law forbidding second-timer families who just bought new two-room flexi flats and formerly lived in rental units to sell...

Singapore HDB lift safety compromised as display of lift certificates no longer required

According to the Building Construction Authority (BCA), the number of HDB lift incidents in Singapore have increased five-fold in 3 years. Currently in March 2016, there are already 3...

Third horror HDB lift incident saw lift sprung up 17 levels

A faulty HDB lift at Block 317, Ang Mo Kio Street 31 shot up 17 levels from the 3rd floor and injured a domestic helper who was in the...

PRC student cheated fellow PRC rent seekers of over S$11K in rental commission

A 22-year-old People's Republic of China (PRC) student studying in Singapore was fined S$40,000 for cheating rent seekers of over S$11,000 in rental commission over 6 months. Zhang Qian...

UOB to sue property developer for misrepresentation after massive defaults

Singapore's United Overseas Bank (UOB) is suing property developer Lippo Marina Collection (LMC) for misrepresenting the sales prices of 38 condo units in Sentosa Cove. According to their lawyers,...

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The past week has been heartening to read that many Singaporeans have expressed disappointment in the shut down of States Times Review. I have been...

STR to shut down

The States Times Review website has been blocked under false charges of "fake news" and "criminal defamation" laid by the Singapore dictatorship.   As such, the...

Law Minister K Shanmugam threatens 2 years jail for “Criminal Defamation”

Singapore's Law Minister K Shanmugam has gone to the local state media threatening that the articles published by States Times Review is "criminal defamation"....