Singapore 

Woman stranded on kitchen ledge after fire broke out in Jurong West flat, Singapore News

After a fire broke out in a fifth-storey flat, a woman, desperate to escape, climbed out of the kitchen window. Slowly lowering herself onto a narrow ledge, she steadied herself with both hands and squatted there, waiting for help to arrive. About 20 minutes later, firemen from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) arrived and rescued her. The drama unfolded at Block 158, Yung Loh Road, in Jurong West on Sunday at about 7.45pm. Chinese-language newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported yesterday that a witness, Madam Xing, 54, saw the…

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Singapore 

How to prevent your HDB flat from flooding, Lifestyle, Singapore News

Flooding isn’t just something that happens in low-lying homes-it can also occur in a high-rise apartment like your HDB flat if you are not careful. When this happens, anything from your flooring to furniture can get damaged in the process. Failing to clean up excess water can also lead to mould and microbial growth, bringing up a whole host of health issues. To keep your apartment dry, take the following measures to safeguard your home from flooding: 1. MONITOR SIGNS FOR LEAKS Check your utility bills for any sudden surge.…

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Qingdao flat prices cut by 5 per cent as city heeds warning of China’s top decision-making body

Qingdao is the first city to offer new flats at a discount after China’s top decision-making body warned against using property as a tool to stimulate the economy.A developer in the coastal city of Shandong province was offering a new batch of flats at Wenlan Mansion at 10,000 yuan (US$1,441) per square metre – 5 per cent lower than the previous lot – just days after the Communist Party’s Politburo underscored a hawkish stance on cooling the housing market.That means those who bought homes in… Source link

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Property 

Hong Kong’s Henderson Land ranks No 1 in micro flat sales during the first half, beating out all other developers by a wide margin

Henderson Land Development has emerged as the city’s largest developer of “micro flats” in the first half, underscoring the popularity of cheaper housing among investors and those seeking to get a start on the housing ladder.Henderson, owned by Hong Kong’s wealthiest man Lee Shau-kee, sold 351 micro flats, typically defined as units with floor area less than 200 square feet, in the six months ended in June, generating revenue of HK$1.67 billion (US$213 million), according to data provider… Source link

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Singapore 

House Tour: Traditional Japanese house-inspired BTO flat in Tampines, Lifestyle, Singapore News

Found in this 4-room BTO flat is the simplicity of modest Japanese culture. Inspired by traditional Japanese houses, the interiors of this lovely home have played with two elements: rustic interior featuring a darker wood tone and a combo of stone and sand (found in the garden). The result: a lovely, nostalgic home that’s full of Zen. Lynn Goh wouldn’t want to leave Tampines, and Dale Lam lovingly agreed to his wife’s request so they made that huge decision to make Tampines Green Ridges, the first BTO in the area…

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Singapore 

Singapore homeowners share the best things they bought for their BTO flat, Lifestyle, Singapore News

Furnishing is a huge part of the fun of moving into a shiny new apartment. But unless you’re rolling in dough, most of us aim to make bang-for-the-buck purchases that are guaranteed to last way beyond that two-year warranty (which you paid extra money for). Over at Reddit, some users have helpfully shared the best purchases they made for their BTO, though the advice applies to any home, really. Not surprisingly, items that made cleaning up their abode a breeze got the most votes. We explore their top picks: CORDLESS AND ROBOT VACUUM CLEANERS…

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Singapore 

Fire breaks out in Ang Mo Kio HDB flat after PMD left to charge in kitchen, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A personal mobility device (PMD) left to charge in an Ang Mo Kio flat early on Monday (July 22) exploded in the afternoon, causing a fire that destroyed the flat and damaged two neighbouring units. The e-scooter belonged to the fiance of the woman living in the rental flat who had charged his device in the kitchen before they both left for work. But between 2pm and 3pm, the woman’s older brothers, Mr Mohamad Fazir, 30, and Mohamad Fazrim, 26, who were in house at the time, heard…

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Man who was rescued from burning Bukit Batok flat dies in hospital; SCDF says fire linked to PMDs, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 40-year-old man who was rescued from a burning Bukit Batok Housing Board flat in the early hours of Thursday (July 18) has died in hospital. The Straits Times understands that the man, who had third-degree burns on 40 per cent of his body, died at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) on Saturday afternoon. He had also been in a coma since the incident due to a lack of oxygen to his brain. Police are investigating the unnatural death. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said on Saturday that preliminary investigations indicated…

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Singapore 

‘Everything is gone’: Family lost most of their belongings in Boon Lay HDB flat fire, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Hours after a fire engulfed their fourth-floor Housing Board flat in Boon Lay on Monday night (July 15), the family returned to find that little remained of their home. The Straits Times met Mr Che Rohisyam Che Zain and his wife Madam Assirah Ekbal on Tuesday afternoon as they were scouring their ruined two-room flat at Block 191 Boon Lay Drive, searching for salvageable household items. “Everything is gone. I was looking for my handbag which had about $800 in it but I couldn’t find it,” said Madam…

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6 injured, 100 evacuated as fire engulfs Boon Lay HDB flat, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Six people were injured and about 100 residents had to be evacuated after a fire engulfed a fourth-floor Boon Lay Housing Board flat. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it responded to the fire at Block 191, Boon Lay Drive, at 10.15pm on Monday (July 15). Police assisted SCDF officers in evacuating residents from the block, and six people were taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. The fire was put out with one water jet. The blaze involved the contents of the flat and its cause is…

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