Singapore 

4-room flat in Tampines undergoes industrial-luxe makeover, Singapore News

Well known for its raw masculinity and heavy use of rustic decor elements, such as natural wood and exposed concrete, the industrial style of decor differs largely from its modern-luxe counterpart in that it conveys a rough and ready feel. So when Rockin Spaces designers Renee and Jeffrey took up the job of renovating this 4-room resale HDB flat in Tampines, their biggest challenge was to create a coherent look that combines design elements from both styles. Photo: Qanvast “It was difficult because the husband prefers the luxe look, while…

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Singapore 

Fire caused by charging PMD traps 4 people in Woodlands flat; 6, including firefighter, taken to hospital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A raging fire on Tuesday (April 9) caused by a charging personal mobility device (PMD) trapped four people, including two children, in a Woodlands Housing Board flat until firefighters came to their rescue. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it responded to the fire on the fifth floor of Block 159 Woodlands Street 13 at 3.25pm. Firefighters had to make a forced entry into the flat, said SCDF, adding that the raging fire involved the contents of a bedroom and…

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Singapore 

HDB rejects owner’s appeal to keep unusual koi fish tank outside Tampines flat, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Housing Board flat owner who had converted the doorstep of his property into a fish tank for his koi carp has failed in his appeal to keep the unusual structure. The Tampines Street 41 resident installed glass panels to the walls around the four steps leading to his ground floor flat to house around a dozen pet fish, but was not aware that he needed permission to make the alteration. He declined to be named when approached by The Straits Times previously. The Housing and Development Board…

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Vietnam 

India initiates anti-dumping probe into aluminium-, zinc-coated flat products from VN – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

India initiates anti-dumping investigation into aluminium- and zinc-coated flat steel products from Việt Nam. – Photo thoibaonganhang.vn HÀ NỘI India has initiated an anti-dumping investigation into imports of flat-rolled steel products plated or coated with aluminium or zinc originating in or exported from three countries, Việt Nam, China and South Korea. The application was filed by JSW Steel Coated Products Limited, which accounts for more than 60 per cent of the total production of these flat products in India. They are used in many applications and sectors like infrastructure, solar power, roofing,…

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Singapore 

Elderly man arrested for possessing air guns, after shooting metal pellets at Jurong flat, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 63-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday (April 3) for possessing air guns. The police said in a statement on Thursday that the owner of a flat in Jurong West Street 42 found suspicious cracks on the windows of his master bedroom and toilet. He made a report, and police officers who visited the flat found a metal pellet at the scene. It is believed that the damage to the windows was caused by the impact of the metal pellet. The police said that they established the identity…

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Singapore 

Singapore homeowner finds horrifying black patches on HDB flat walls before she even moves in, Singapore News

If only this was a vinyl wallpaper. But, it’s not. A Singaporean lady made a horrifying find in her HDB flat less than a month after she had collected the keys to her house.  In a viral Facebook post by user Newme Joyce, she described her shock in finding big black patches that formed on all over the walls before she even moved in. The post, which was published on Saturday (March 30), has received almost two thousand shares and hundreds of comments at the point of writing.  Dear HDB…

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Singapore 

Electric scooter bursts into flames in Hougang flat, 2 residents injured, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – An electric scooter that was left charging in the living room of a Hougang flat burst into flames on Friday evening (March 29), with four people in the unit fleeing for their lives. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the fire at Block 313 Hougang Avenue 5 at about 7pm. SCDF said that the fire, which involved a personal mobility device (PMD) in the living room of the seventh floor unit, was put out using a water jet. A 27-year-old man who lives…

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Singapore 

Husband should not get any part of $2 million marital flat, judge rules, Singapore News

A judge has ruled that a husband should get nothing from a divorcing couple’s $2.05 million flat, taking the unusual step of departing from the usual formula when splitting matrimonial assets. Justice Choo Han Teck reversed a family court decision that gave the 46-year-old husband $363,960, according to a formula which gave him 18 per cent. Explaining his decision in his written judgment on Tuesday, he said: “Mathematical formulations sometimes create deeper conundrums instead of solutions when they are stated in pure logical forms, unconnected to the lives the formulae…

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Singapore 

24 tenants allegedly crammed into a four-room Pandan Gardens flat; HDB ‘aware’, Singapore News

Three double-decker bunk beds are crammed into a bedroom of the Housing Board (HDB) flat, with clothing hanging haphazardly from the beds and ceiling, and barely any space to move around. These were the claustrophobic conditions that lodgers living in an overcrowded four-room flat at Block 403 Pandan Gardens allegedly had to endure. Chinese-language newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported yesterday (March 20) that the flat allegedly housed a total of 24 tenants, three times the maximum allowed by HDB. The flat’s three bedrooms housed at least six lodgers each,…

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This Hong Kong start-up gives flat owners a hassle-free way to tap the co-living trend

In crowded Hong Kong, co-living operators have made good business matching the needs of renters and landlords around shared living concepts involving big spaces.But a new entrant, which went live earlier this month, is seeking to push into an area that has so far been overlooked: helping young people source housing in flats shared with a small number of tenants.Michelle Chau Wang-yu, one of four co-founders of the Chinese-language website coliving.hk, which went live on March 6, says her… Source link

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