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Khaw wants more to become engineers

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan, who is preparing LTA to take on possible rail operations and maintenance in future, wants to make engineering sexy. Hoping to see more people joining this “important profession” so they can help build…

Uptick in shophouse sales attests to niche appeal

The shophouse market seems to be showing some buzz in sales perhaps a final burst of activity before a year-end wind-down. Recent deals include two acquisitions in the Duxton area totalling S$13.7 million; the buyer is believed to…

$25m centre set up to fight cancer the RNA way

A new multimillion-dollar effort to combat cancer could yield new ways to treat leukaemia, one of the deadliest forms of the disease here. The effort comes in the form of a new $25 million RNA (ribonucleic acid) Biology…

ST Asian of the Year – Lee Kuan Yew: Visionary who defined modern Singapore

The late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding PM, is The ST Asian Of The Year 2015. No other Asian has made such an impact as Mr Lee had this year. His passing was a reminder of how…

Section of Siglap Canal spruced up with activity plaza, rain garden and sheltered link

The sprucing up of a portion of the Siglap Canal has been completed, PUB said on Sat. Located in front of the Kampong Kembangan CC, an activity plaza suitable for line dancing and Taiji has been decked over…

5-room Punggol flat sold for $760,000

A premium five-room flat in Punggol fetched $760,000 on the resale market last month, setting a new record for the non-mature estate. The price was possible as the flat is not only larger than usual, but also has…

Renew opens facility to make medical devices

Local innovation venture company Renew Group opened a production facility here last week, set up at a cost of around US$250,000 (S$350,000), in a move to expand its business across the Asia-Pacific. The 10,000 sqft plant in Serangoon…

LTA apologises for incorrect Tamil translation of Downtown Line 2’s Tan Kah Kee station

LTA has apologised for the incorrect Tamil translation of the name of one of the Downtown Line 2’s MRT stations. FB user Mani Pariasamy had posted a photo of Tan Kah Kee station, pointing out that the Tamil…

DTL2 opens to the public for the first time

Hundreds of people took rides on the newest MRT line on Sat, when Downtown Line 2 (DTL2) opened to the public for the first time ahead of its official opening on Dec 27. They could travel for free…

Rail nationalisation? Govt may simply be reclaiming its engineers

Is Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan’s latest proposal another step towards nationalising Singapore’s public transport system? Experts say the answer is “no” – they do not think nationalisation is on the cards. Dr Walter Theseira, an economist at…

Ways to enhance walking, cycling town model

Finally, we have a firm project to transform Ang Mo Kio into a model estate for walking and cycling (“Ang Mo Kio to be model walking, cycling town”; yesterday). I have been to many countries that have such…

Right way to keep public toilets clean

The Restroom Association (Singapore) (RAS) thanks Ms Shamim Moledina for her feedback on the importance of cleaning public restrooms the right way at community centres and on the installation of auto-door entrances so as to provide hands-free access…

MRT evacuation drills may improve response to train breakdowns

Train delays happen because of unforeseen or even foreseen circumstances. Huge crowds form quickly and transportation alternatives are unable to cope. Directing the crowds is a challenge, and often results in commuter frustration (“Multisectoral solution needed for MRT…

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