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Singapore scientists, volunteers monitor seagrass health

Apart from being a source of food for herbivores, seagrass meadows are nurseries for juvenile animals such as crabs, shrimps and fishes. The structural complexity of seagrasses makes seagrass meadows areas of rich marine biodiversity. There are a…

Smaller public projects to start earlier to boost construction sector

The $700 million worth of infrastructure projects that will get off the ground earlier will be smaller public projects, such as the upgrading of CC, sports facilities and police posts. The move is to “help smaller firms tide…

App launched for ‘smart condo’ residents

Developer Fantasia Investment has only one project under its belt here but the firm sees plenty of opportunity in the local property sector. MD Wang Lian said yesterday: “It’s not so easy to predict Singapore’s market in the…

Tuas fire: Firm spent $70m to upgrade plant after fire in 2012

The fire that razed a waste mgmt plant in Tuas yesterday was not the first one there. A smaller fire at Eco Special Waste Mgmt five years ago required 25 employees to be evacuated safely. Since that incident,…

Domestic sector’s water price rise should be lower than non-domestic

The water price increase for the domestic sector should be much lower than that for the non-domestic sector, where demand for water is expected to rise steeply. According to the information published on water consumption by PUB, the…

Cutting car population not only route to car-lite society

I agree that in a small country like Singapore, we may not be able to increase our car population annually (“Isn’t a decline in vehicle population a good thing?”; Feb 16). However, we must not go to the…

Confusing to have two names in one for naval base

I am sorry if my comments on the naming of RSS Singapura – Changi Naval Base upset naval veterans such as Mr Adrian Villanueva (“RSS Singapura name in line with naval tradition”; Feb 22). I had reservations because…

Litterbugs, not offshore rubbish, responsible for East Coast filth

It is difficult to reconcile the amount of rubbish that cleaners sweep up every day and NEA’s statement that beach litter is offshore litter (“Beach litter also swept in from offshore”; Feb 22). Examining the litter, for example,…

Identify the source of offshore litter

The response from NEA (“Beach litter also swept in from offshore”; Feb 22) is an interesting one. If that really is the case, the logical question to ask would be: What is the source of this offshore trash?…

How to save water: Use seawater

When I first visited Hong Kong more than 30 years ago, I noticed that they used seawater to flush their toilets instead of clean fresh water. I thought it made a lot of sense and have always wondered…

Can water authority create an app for easy tracking of usage?

As we try and come to terms with the steep increase of 30 per cent in the price of water, could the Government do more to help individual households save water? I am not talking here just about…

Solution to coupon parking is out there

For a country which introduced ERP in 1998, I am surprised it is taking so long to rid ourselves of the waste and inefficiencies of roadside coupon parking. The announcement in Parliament that HDB and URA will phase…

200 SCDF personnel battle huge Tuas plant blaze

In response to TODAY’s queries, a BCA spokesperson said that the fire had affected most of the Eco Special Waste Management (SWM) buildings in the premises, and it had directed the owners to shut the entire premises. To…

Tuas fire: Air quality in normal range, says NEA

The air quality in the vicinity of the Tuas chemical plant that caught fire is within the normal range, said NEA on Fri, noting that people who were nearby at the time of the fire had noticed a…

Fire breaks out at Shenton House, building evacuated

A fire broke out at Shenton House on Fri afternoon, prompting the evacuation of the entire building. SCDF said it was alerted to the fire at 3 Shenton Way at about 1pm, and the fire involved contents at…

Cost of operating Singapore’s water system more than doubled from 2000 to 2015: PUB

In 2000, it cost half a billion dollars to operate Singapore’s water system. But by 2015, the amount had gone up to S$1.3 billion, PUB said on Thurs. In response to queries from CNA, a PUB spokesperson said…

Singapore carbon tax to hit Shell, ExxonMobil margins: Analyst

Oil majors Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil could see a 10 to 15 percent hit to profit margins at their Singapore refineries when the city state imposes a carbon tax in 2019, one analyst told CNBC. The Southeast…

About 200 sign petition to retain Sungei Road flea market

The Sungei Road flea market’s last day of operation is on July 10 but the hawkers are hoping to be given an alternative or temporary site that will allow them to continue their business. Yesterday, Mr Koh Ah…

42-room boutique hotel up for sale

Chinatown Hotel, a 42-room boutique hotel located on Teck Lim Road, has been put up for sale by EOI. The indicative price for the hotel is $40 million, or about $952,000 per room. The hotel occupies three 3…

Lakefront living in Jurong

The picturesque Jurong Lake area is turning into the residential area of choice for those staying in the western part of Singapore. Not only do the residents of the condominiums surrounding Jurong Lake enjoy a scenic view, the…

Higher grants: No rush to cancel earlier HDB resale transactions

The two largest property realtors in Singapore have yet to receive any cancelled prior sale submissions for resale flats following the announcement of bigger housing grants for first-time HDB buyers in the Budget reading on Mon. Eugene Lim,…

Will CDL’s capital recycling reach its $5b target by 2018?

Analysts are optimistic about City Developments Ltd.’s plan to achieve $5b target by end 2018. According to OCBC Investment Research, the group has now over $3.5b in funds over management. “We expect management to continue their capital recycling…

6 tips for investing in shophouses

Shophouses in Singapore have long been popular with both local and intl investors due to various reasons, including strong heritage value, potential for capital appreciation and healthy rental demand from F&B and retail operators, among others. Here are…

Eye on Novena: Bridging the past and future

Despite the modern appearance of the Novena neighbourhood, the area’s name is actually religious in origin. Novena was named after the Church of Saint Alphonsus, one of the area’s most distinctive landmarks, popularly known as Novena Church. The…

Swinging home ownership for singles

In the final days before this article went to print, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced the increase of CPF Housing Grants for first-time home buyers purchasing HDB resale flats. While the announcement largely focused on young couples,…

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