ura

NOBODY AGREED SUNGEI RD VENDORS CAN RELOCATE, THEY'RE TRESPASSING!

Things backfired for Sungei Rd market vendors who planned to relocate to the carpark at Golden Mile Tower. The owner of the carpark announced that there is no agreement for them to set up stalls there. Turns out Golden Mile Tower and its carpark are owned by different people. Getting the green light from Golden Mile does not mean they can use its carpark space. According to URA, they will also need to seek planning approval before setting up an outdoor market.

Thanks to this confusion, Sungei Rd vendors will now be treated as trespassers. Authorities have already started putting up signs with the words 'No Trespassing' to prevent contractors from demarcating the space.

Filed Under: 

ORCHARD ROAD TO BE FULLY PEDESTRIANISED TO ENCOURAGE MORE PEOPLE TO SHOP?

There are plans that was recently announced to make Orchard Road fully pedestrianised. The Minister for Trade and Industry, S Iswaran, announced this at a tourism industry conference, where he reiterated that a few government bodies such as the LTA and URA have to work together to make this a reality.

The plan is to make the shopping belt fully pedestrianised as part of bold plans to transform the precinct into a distinctive shopping and lifestyle destination. But can such a plan take off? Even the most famous shopping streets in the world, like NY's Times Square, or Japan's Shibuya District, are actual streets with vehicular traffic.

Filed Under: 

SG HOME OWNER LAYS THE LAW ON AIRBNB FT TURNED CITIZEN NEIGHBOR

52 year-old Madam Wendy Ng moved into her private property 4 years ago, staying next to a four-storey corner terraced house at Penaga Place in Sembawang. However, she soon became restless and disturbed by the noise and large number of comings and goings by strangers in her neighbour's unit.

Filed Under: 

WHY IS URA/HDB ISSUING WARNING LETTERS WHEN THEY THEMSELVES RUN OUT OF COUPONS TO SELL?

My friend told me almost all petrol stations in Singapore ran out of new parking coupons! Worse still, the petrol stations were unable to exchange the old coupons into money because they were short of cash (hey, most people pay by nets or credit cards at petrol stations!) !

So, drivers ended up unable to exchange their old coupons for money and at the same time they couldn't buy any New Coupons! It is such a big screw up!

Filed Under: 

GOVT CARPARK PROFITS SKYROCKET TO MORE THAN $700 MILLION AFTER 20% HIKE?

According to an article in allsingaporestuff.com – the net car parking profits (income less expenses) of the HDB and URA was $575.7 million for FY14/15. With the subject increase of about 20 per cent – does it mean that the profits may increase to about $690 million ($575.7 x 120%)? As the car park charges increase is up to 40 per cent – perhaps the profits may be over $700 million.

Filed Under: 

GOVT'S CARPARK RATE HIKE A MOVE TO FLEECE S'POREANS & REAP HUGE PROFITS?

Lastly, both agencies operate and manage public car parks. The key word here is ‘public’. Both agencies are government agencies. They should have public in the mind when making decisions, not comparing with private car parks nor global cities car park rates. We pay taxes to government to manage the country, not for government to fleece the public and increase their profit from the existing ‘huge profit’.

Filed Under: 

Pages

Advertisement
Subscribe to RSS - ura