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SCDF investigating orange fumes from storage tank at Tuas plant

Orange fumes poured from a storage tank at a plant in Tuas on Mon, alarming workers in the area. SCDF said they were alerted to the incident at 10a Tuas Ave 12 at 11.17am. The waste fumes, which…

MSD opens digital innovation hub for healthcare

Heathcare firm MSD officially opened its S$8 million Global Innovation Hub in the one-north district on Tues. The hub will focus on data science and cyber security to harness digital innovation for better healthcare. MSD has opened two…

Government committed to develop Singapore as LNG trading hub: Teo Eng Cheong

Singapore can play a role in the formation of a LNG price in Asia, much like it already does in commodities like oil, rubber or iron ore, said IE Singapore CEO Teo Eng Cheong. He added that he…

Clamp down on motorcyclists riding through void decks

Every day, I encounter motorcyclists whizzing through the void deck of my HDB blk in Hougang in an attempt to circumvent the ERP gantry. It is particularly dangerous as their chosen path passes right in front of the…

Changes needed to improve traffic flow at checkpoints

The congestion at the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints has always been thought of as a problem of ICA. However, it is LTA that largely contributes to the congestion. Foreign cars are granted free entry after 5pm on weekdays.…

JTC launches Tuas industrial site under confirmed list, Tampines site under reserve list

JTC has launched one Confirmed List site at Tuas South Link 2 (Plot 11) and one Reserve List site at Tampines Industrial Drive (Plot 1) under the second half 2015 IGLS programme. The launch of the sites is…

Property price drop will only have a small impact on GDP growth: Nomura

A continued softening in Singapore property prices would only have a relatively small impact on GDP growth, said Nomura in a report published on Fri. “More formally, a 10 per cent decline in the real private residential property…

Rumors abound of Apple’s first Singapore store

Could Singapore get its own Apple store? A fitness chain seems to think so. Pure Fitness, a members-only gym in a luxury mall called Knightsbridge, said on Mon that the gym would close its branch on 15 Dec.…

Private homes dominate Q3 auction sales

The number of properties submitted for auction in Singapore surged 20.7 percent quarter-on-quarter to 222 units in Q3 2015, while the number of successfully auctioned properties climbed to 12 from seven previously, revealed a Knight Frank report. As…

Family in court tussle over $540,000 estate

A family inheritance dispute over a $540,000 flat has ended with the defendants being ordered to pay the plaintiffs more than $290,000, after the judge branded the defendants’ case “a pack of lies”. The tussle was over the…

Singapore ups efforts to grow clean technology, renewable energy sectors

The Republic has increased efforts to grow the clean technology and renewable energy sectors with new investments. MTI Minister (Industry) S Iswaran revealed that EDB had secured five new investments across the fields of solar, fuel cells, smart…

NUS to set up School of Continuing and Lifelong Education

In a bid to help Singaporeans and NUS graduates to skill and re-skill for existing or new jobs, NUS will set up a new School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE) progressively over three years. An academic unit…

Choa Chu Kang water plant to use ceramic membranes: PUB

The Choa Chu Kang Water Works (CCKWW) will become the first waterworks in Singapore to use ceramic membrane technology to increase the plant’s efficiency and reliability. Ceramic membrane technology, which is one of the latest breakthroughs in membrane…

HDB leads the way for residents with journey managers

When re-housing residents under its long-time SERS, HDB will now be assigning a “journey manager” to each homeowner to serve as a single point of contact, as part of a revamp in how the HDB communicates with residents…

Efforts made to address S’pore’s future energy needs

EMA intends to provide more detailed information on Singapore’s long-term energy outlook, and also plans to seek feedback on a proposed land allocation framework for new power plants, said MTI Minister (Industry) S Iswaran yesterday.This will form part…

Is inorganic growth the way to go for Frasers Centrepoint Trust?

After a lackluster season registering flat earnings, more concerns are banging on the property firm’s gates. Faced with a retail sales slowdown and a manpower crunch, can Frasers Centrepoint counterpunch with a robust inorganic growth? According to RHB…

Surging Ascendas REIT collides with industrial sector roadblock

Now is not the time to celebrate for the property firm, even after a modest jump in its earnings, as a gloomy industrial market lurks just around the corner. According to RHB Research, muted rental growth is almost…

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