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Statutory Boards of the Singapore Government

Rethink on loan for H.O.S. flat buyers possible

The new government could scrap a controversial change in the Home Ownership Scheme rules introduced just a month ago, housing chief Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung hinted yesterday.

Wednesday, 4 July, 2012, 12:00am

A cooling effect

Singapore's property market had already started moderating when its government introduced fresh measures on August 30 to preempt the formation of a housing price bubble.

29 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Swingin' Singers

LATER THIS MONTH, Singaporean faces will beam down from the Reuters video wall in New York's Times Square, while New Yorkers will peer down from the Caltex House LCD screen at Raffles Place in the heart of Singapore's financial district.

3 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Singapore acts to curb 'sex for sale' tourists

Four 19-year-old women claiming to be university students from China arrived on a tour to see Singapore's sights and museums, accompanied by a woman in her 40s claiming to be their teacher. After one day, all five disappeared.

1 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Singapore unveils plan to become a 'digital living lab'

Singapore yesterday unveiled a new blueprint for information technology development, which it hopes will launch a new wave of growth for a fundamental element of the country's economy.

27 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Lion City runs out of excuses for secrecy

SECRECY FOR SECRECY'S sake? The retention of information is a defining characteristic of big-brother bureaucracies and know-better elitists everywhere. Favourite excuses for crimping public view of economic data include national security and the public interest. More often, these mask inefficiency and outright coercion.

6 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Police protest rent plan

Police representatives walked out of a meeting with the Security Bureau in protest against proposals to sell police rental quarters to fund an expansion of the civil servants' Home Purchase Scheme.

23 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

City to tackle challenges of biomedical science

A committee of advisers that will help draw up a framework to regulate and promote the city-state's fledging human biomedical industry held its first meeting yesterday.

7 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Property in from cold

It wasn't quite a return to the roaring 1990s but Tuesday's vigorously contended land auction suggested property developers reckon the worst is over.

Government moves to cancel subsidised-flat sales, stable United States interest rates and mortgage-finance incentives convinced enough players that now was the time to buy.

31 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Island is leader in IT status campaign

Singapore is an example of how countries in Asia should be positioning themselves to become the technology-driven economies of the future.

Over the last 10 years or so, Singapore has been building an advanced technology infrastructure and empowering its citizens with the services and skills necessary for an information economy.

28 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Designed to whet appetite

We refer to the letter from 'Name and Address Supplied' headlined, 'Singapore commercial's slant is misleading' (South China Morning Post, September 4).

The television commercial that the writer saw is part of a global campaign by the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board to promote tourism in Singapore.

19 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Calls for measures to curb soaring prices

Renewed calls were made yesterday for the Government to take effective measures to curb rocketing property prices.

29 May 1997 - 12:00am

Singapore housing plan for Suzhou

AFTER bringing in technological know-how to the mammoth Singapore-Suzhou township, the next step is to introduce the Singaporean way of life.

The project developer, the Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development, is studying a proposal to implement a Housing Development Board-style (Singapore's public housing) programme in the township.

30 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Singapore embraces regional promotion

SINGAPORE has brought more tourism business to the city state by importing the Japanese landscaping concept of shakkei or 'borrowed scenery'.

The idea of shakkei is to borrow distant features to make one's little garden more beautiful.

28 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Ceiling on income up

THE monthly income ceiling for households wishing to buy flats of four or more rooms from the Housing Development Board in Singapore has been raised to S$8,000 (about HK$42,425).

The income ceiling for extended families had also been raised by $1,000 - from $11,000 to $12,000, said a report in the Business Times.

4 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

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