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https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/singapore-has-to-tighten-measures-promptly-if-needed-to-clamp-down-on-spread-of

The recent ban on travellers from India, amid record infection figures surpassing 300,000 there, has further worsened the situation for the construction sector, he added.

The Government is therefore working on emergency legislation to address this severe disruption and to "share the burden more fairly between the different parties - the contractors, the developers, and the buyers", he said.

"We will introduce the legislation, I hope in the next sitting of Parliament," he added.

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Supercharged
4 hours ago, noobcarbuyer said:

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/singapore-has-to-tighten-measures-promptly-if-needed-to-clamp-down-on-spread-of

The recent ban on travellers from India, amid record infection figures surpassing 300,000 there, has further worsened the situation for the construction sector, he added.

The Government is therefore working on emergency legislation to address this severe disruption and to "share the burden more fairly between the different parties - the contractors, the developers, and the buyers", he said.

"We will introduce the legislation, I hope in the next sitting of Parliament," he added.

It's really odd why this alternative only took place after more than a year of COVID-19 :XD:

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Supercharged
6 minutes ago, Windwaver said:

It's really odd why this alternative only took place after more than a year of COVID-19 :XD:

Well. The signs are there but earlier thought vaccine and india wont have such a 400k wave a day one.

Works on construction now is haiz. Sllw. Slow. High cost now from labor. Materials. Over run.

If not tackled properly, many firms will go under 

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1 minute ago, Spurman said:

Well. The signs are there but earlier thought vaccine and india wont have such a 400k wave a day one.

Works on construction now is haiz. Sllw. Slow. High cost now from labor. Materials. Over run.

If not tackled properly, many firms will go under 

The ripple effect is huge

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Turbocharged

pay and pay...huat ah 🤑🤑🤑

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Supersonic
16 minutes ago, Inlinefour said:

pay and pay...huat ah 🤑🤑🤑

new BTO no $500K no talk?

wah resale property tomorrow all revise up liao ... huat ah!

hearsay punggol no $1M no talk ... tomolo can sell $1.2M [sly] 

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40 minutes ago, Wt_know said:

new BTO no $500K no talk?

wah resale property tomorrow all revise up liao ... huat ah!

hearsay punggol no $1M no talk ... tomolo can sell $1.2M [sly] 

1 bedroom bto might hit half million too :yeah-im-not-drunk:

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16 hours ago, noobcarbuyer said:

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/singapore-has-to-tighten-measures-promptly-if-needed-to-clamp-down-on-spread-of

The recent ban on travellers from India, amid record infection figures surpassing 300,000 there, has further worsened the situation for the construction sector, he added.

The Government is therefore working on emergency legislation to address this severe disruption and to "share the burden more fairly between the different parties - the contractors, the developers, and the buyers", he said.

"We will introduce the legislation, I hope in the next sitting of Parliament," he added.

A bit odd.  If they wanna increase prices, is there a need for a new law?  Maybe there is a  new tax.

I just hope it's not retroactive or something meaning that the price you have signed for has now become invalid and the price is up.

Like you buy guaranteed COE and now you need to top up as well.

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5th Gear (edited)
2 hours ago, Philipkee said:

A bit odd.  If they wanna increase prices, is there a need for a new law?  Maybe there is a  new tax.

I just hope it's not retroactive or something meaning that the price you have signed for has now become invalid and the price is up.

Like you buy guaranteed COE and now you need to top up as well.

The fact that the government intends to introduce legislation ASAP indicates that whatever measures they introduce will most likely be retroactive (from a certain cut off date). 

Guaranteed COE is not contractually binding. 

But a sales agreement for property definitely is. 

Not sure how the government is going to navigate this tricky minefield.

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Turbocharged

There is a typo in the heading.  Mod may want to help rectify?

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Hypersonic

Its about time the con industry

move to automation.

Con industry is one of the most backward industries

and its time they move into 21st century.

:D

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You know why there is not enough workers?

Because they are all digging up my street.

Last week they dug a big hole for power lines and then filled it up again.

This week they dug a big hole for fibre lines and then filled it up again.

Two weeks they dug a big ho'e for gas lines and then filled it up again.

Should have done all three when they dug it up and filled it up once and for all.

:D

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Hypersonic

If all of us worked like them

I think we also need 3 times the workers.

:D

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Hypersonic

The best is when I saw 6 men standing around a hole

with only one guy in the hole doing all the work.

The 6 on top all using eye power!

:D

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1 minute ago, Jamesc said:

You know why there is not enough workers?

Because they are all digging up my street.

Last week they dug a big hole for power lines and then filled it up again.

This week they dug a big hole for fibre lines and then filled it up again.

Two weeks they dug a big ho'e for gas lines and then filled it up again.

Should have done all three when they dug it up and filled it up once and for all.

:D

not only that.. 1 guy in the excavator dig. 2 guy watching. 2 guy directing traffic when they really just make it worse. (optionally 2 AETOS officer come, but they are just following the traffic light anyway)

1 guy in the lorry sleeping with air con on. 

most of the time only 1 local supervisor at site maybe. and probably doesnt do much either.

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