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Chinese bicycle-sharing startup MoBike eyes expansion into Singapore

A Shanghai-based startup is looking to bring its stationless bicycle-sharing service to Singapore, with plans to launch here next year (2017). The service will allow users to drop off their rented bicycles at any public bike parking space,…

Fire at Jurong West flat; 40 residents evacuated from building

A fire broke out broke out at a HDB block at Jurong West on Mon night. SCDF said that they were alerted to the fire at Blk 402, Jurong West St 42 at about 8.40pm. The fire, believed…

Singapore government agencies opting for 3D indoor mapping

Researchers and government agencies across Singapore are starting to embrace three-dimensional (3D) computer mapping of indoor spaces – a trend that could boost public security for emergency situations, among other benefits. The 3D maps, which detail interior spaces…

Smart seat inspired by daily commute

Seventeen-year-olds Linus Lim and Maizurah Razali live near each other in Serangoon, and take two buses to get to their school ITE College Central daily, sometimes together. They would notice older people struggling to find seats, with the…

Adding spice to hawker culture

With the average age of hawkers at 59 and more hawker centres expected to be built by 2027, it is timely that the Government is seeking views on how to sustain Singapore’s hawker culture. And some ideas have…

Make public transport the way to go

It has been a long-held principle that transport fare revisions ought to reflect affordability, moderation, transparency, and predictable frequency both when costs fall and rise. But there have been second thoughts on whether one “must recover operating cost…

The changing face of Joo Chiat

Dennis Tay has lived in Joo Chiat all his life (“half a century and counting”) and refuses to move anywhere else. “The food is too good,” reasons the retired naval officer, who lives with his wife, son and…

Cable-ski park reopens at East Coast Park after 2 years

After a two year hiatus, cable-skiing has made a return to Singapore. Under a new management, Singapore Wake Park reopened at East Coast Park over last weekend, it said today. The new facility features state-of-the-art cable systems designed…

Complaints over rentals jump as home sharing takes hold

The year is not yet over and more complaints on unauthorised short-term rentals of homes by property owners or their tenants have already been made, even as the home-sharing phenomenon looks like it is here to stay. The…

Sports hub to look into leaky roof

Call it deja vu, but for the second time in three years, it literally rained on a WTA Finals match involving Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. In 2014, an afternoon downpour caused…

Why Singapore wants its food courts to be run by machines, not people

Singapore’s latest quest to boost productivity is playing out at a busy food court in the second terminal of Changi Airport. There, hungry passengers can select their chicken rice or bowl of noodles from a machine, pay with…

Ugly scenes: Over 100 tonnes of rubbish left at one cinema in a year

It was a typical Sat evening and the cinema at VivoCity was packed with moviegoers. Some were queueing for tickets while others were streaming into the theatre with popcorn and soda in hand. One of the cinema halls,…

New R&D centre hopes to give ailing marine and offshore engineering sector a lift

A centre aimed at sustaining Singapore’s leadership position in the marine and offshore engineering sector was launched on Mon by A*STAR and NUS. The Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine Singapore (TCOMS), a joint venture between A*STAR and…

Bukit Panjang Community Club to be first in Singapore to have solar panels

Bukit Panjang CC will be the first in Singapore to have solar panels and these will be installed by 2017. According to the CC, work is underway to install the panels, and they are expected to generate at…

Food factory at Chin Bee Crescent up for sale

A food factory at 33 Chin Bee Crescent is up for sale by EOI for a price in the region of S$14 million to S$15 million. According to Cushman & Wakefield, the property consists of a 2-storey purpose-built…

Pre-war buildings to be torn down to make way for condo

Tucked away behind large trees in a corner of Lorong Lew Lian in Upper Serangoon is a cluster of colonial buildings and shophouses, which will soon be removed to make way for the recently launched Forest Woods condominium.…

Mortgage interest offset accounts – What are they and how do they work?

Homeowners are overwhelmed by the many different housing loan packages offered across banks in Singapore. While homeowners generally seek the most competitive housing loan rate or packages, they often overlook other available mortgage product features, which help assist…

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