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A Hakka tulou for Singapore

Singapore’s Hakka community is celebrating its culture and heritage in a big way this year and has a new landmark for its activities. A month-long Hakka Cultural Festival kicks off today with the opening of an $18 million…

Gardens’ transformation commendable

I was heartened to read of the efforts of Dr Nigel Taylor and his team in getting our Botanic gardens listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site. As a Singaporean who remembers a happy childhood around the Swan…

Act on noise from construction sites

NEA and BCA have managed to control noise pollution from construction sites in many cases, especially after office hours. However, at three construction sites along Peck Seah St near Tanjong Pagar MRT station, which are only a stone’s…

Have separate paths for pedestrians, motorised bicycles

For a stream of traffic to flow freely in one direction, all the movers must travel at similar speeds. With this primary consideration in mind, pedestrians and motorised scooters and bicycles should not share the same path. Constant…

Parking at parks without fuss

All are free to park their vehicles at public parks but that does not necessarily imply the cost of such parking should be made free to all. The park is a public good in that it’s provided without…

Workplaces? Young want ‘places to work’

Workplaces with row of desks as we know them today will eventually become redundant, says research CBRE. Shifts in attitudes towards work will be accompanied by significant changes in the way workplaces are planned in particular, younger employees…

Rakuten opens research centre in S’pore

Rakuten, a leading Internet firm based in Japan, has opened a research centre here, as well as one in US. The two branches of the Rakuten Institute of Technology will support the company’s R&D efforts. Established on July…

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