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UPS to launch on-demand 3D-printing facility in Singapore

UPS and partner Fast Radius will launch an on-demand 3D-printing facility in Singapore by the end of this year, the first such initiative by the logistics heavyweight outside of US. The facility will custom-make items ordered by customers…

Water supply to Tampines HDB block cut off for 2 days

Water supply was restored to a Tampines HDB block on Mon afternoon after it was cut off for nearly two days. A resident noticed a water leak on the surface of the road near Blk 508, Tampines Central…

No public-private partnership for Changi Airport’s T5

The Government has ruled out bringing in private players to help fund and own the future Changi Airport Te5, putting paid to years of industry talk that it could be privatised like some other airports, including London’s Heathrow…

Needy transgenders have a roof over their heads again

For three months, Singapore’s only shelter for needy transgenders was out of a home. The T Project had to move out of its premises when another NGO, which had let it use its attic space, relocated. But thanks…

Mosquito fogging has ‘severe limitation’: NEA

NEA has stepped up measures such as fogging in an effort to quell local mosquito breeding which has led to diseases such as dengue and the ongoing Zika outbreak. But fogging has its limits, according to NEA chairman…

Crowds return to ‘ghost town’ food centres after Zika fears dispelled

When news of the Zika virus first broke out, several places experienced a decline in customers to the point where they were dubbed “ghost towns” by the media. Since then, two hawker centres have seen their crowds return.…

A first for BCA-Industry sponsorships to include part-time postgraduates

For the first time, BCA’s current employees have received sponsorships for part-time postgraduate studies under the company’s joint sponsorships with industry firms. These 10 postgraduate students are among 210 recipients of the BCA-Industry joint sponsorships this year. They…

Go-Ahead takes over routes, Pasir Ris interchange

New public transport operator Go-Ahead Singapore rolled out its remaining 11 bus services yesterday morning, and took over management of the Pasir Ris Bus Interchange. Bus services 2, 6, 12, 15, 17, 36, 354, 358, 359, 403 and…

Wartsila Singapore to sell 5 industrial properties

Wartsila Singapore, a service-provider for the marine and energy power plant sectors, is looking to sell five industrial properties. A site at 11 Pandan Crescent and one at 14 Benoi Crescent will be sold with leaseback arrangements. The…

New Zika cluster in Hougang Ave 7; number of local cases hits 381

A new Zika cluster has been identified in Hougang Ave 7, with two cases reported at Blk 325, according to the latest update on NEA’s Zika webpage. A total of 12 new Zika cases were identified after 3pm…

Govt to roll out S$450m programme to improve HDB lifts’ safety features

Amid efforts to improve lift safety, the Government is launching a new programme that will co-fund around 90 per cent of a town council’s costs for the installation of enhancement features recommended by the authorities last week. The…

Ensuring a good and safe HDB living environment

In July, I had explained in Parliament that MND will study the possibility of helping the Town Councils (TCs) to retrofit their existing lifts with key enhancements and new safety features. Last Fri, BCA recommended that lift owners…

Here’s why co-working is #workplacegoals

Co-working is a fascinating concept, and has certainly generated a strong buzz. We explored its impact on Asian real estate markets such as Singapore and China, and it is also one of the top 10 global corporate real…

DBSS flats: Why were there so many issues?

Now that DBSS flats are over, most of us can agree they were a disaster. First there was controversy when a five-room DBSS at Tampines had a price of $880,000 (we still want to know who was crazy…

GuocoLand’s trading volume skyrockets to 6.95m

After finishing strong in its financial year ending in June, GuocoLand has seen the biggest volume jump in the past week of Sept among all real estate players. According to a report by SGX MyGateway, GuocoLand’s leap in…

Check out the sorry state of Singapore’s bad housing loans

A large chunk of the city-state’s household debt consists of household loans, and while the number has been relatively stable, the slower growth in Singapore’s economy poses a significant threat. According to a report by Moody’s, Singapore’s resident…

Here’s what’s buoying developer sales in Aug

The property sector has been on the down low in Aug, with the lack of launches pushing down developer sales. But thanks to resale transactions, the number is prevented from sinking lower. According to a report by DBS…

CIT to refinance loan facility

As part of its prudent capital management strategy, Cambridge Industrial Trust (CIT) is set to refinance the loan facility granted by National Australia Bank (NAB) on Mon. After refinancing, its weighted average debt expiry will be lengthened to…

Ryobi Kiso adds S$78.8 million worth of new contracts

Ryobi Kiso Holdings Ltd, a leading specialist ground engineering solutions provider, announced on Mon that it secured additional contracts worth S$78.8 million, bringing the value of total contracts secured since Jan 1 to S$168.8 million. Some of the…

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