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Condo management stays ahead with EV charging

As at July 2017, there are about 606,000 cars on Singapore roads and the overwhelming majority are petrol-engined, with only 132 plug-in petrol-electric hybrids and 12 pure electric vehicles. Still, that has not discouraged some condominiums from installing…

Demand rising for stations that give electric vehicles the juice to run

Interest in electric vehicle (EV) charging stations is growing, especially from condominium residents, but the road to installation may not be smooth. Charging infrastructure specialist Greenlots began fielding enquiries about setting up EV charging stations from new condominium…

Singaporean worker dies in Kranji Loop workplace incident

A Singaporean worker died after he was injured while carrying out cable works at an SP Group worksite at Kranji Loop on Sun. According to Stomp contributor Lynnda, the man was licenced jointer Mr John Asogan. “He was…

Plastic bags: To pay or not to pay, Singapore can follow the example of these countries

Plastic bags have been a bane for many an environmentalist, and there’s no denying the issues we face with them floating around. But there’s also no denying their usefulness in many industries. Over the years, many countries have…

Upper Serangoon Road to close four hours on Sat morning for construction of overhead bridge

A stretch of Upper Serangoon Road will be closed to traffic early Sat morning, said HDB on Mon. The closure is to facilitate the launching of concrete beam for the construction of a pedestrian overhead bridge. The 300m…

Elderly woman falls down escalator at People’s Park Complex, bleeds profusely from head injury

An elderly woman was taken to hospital after she fell at an escalator in People’s Park Complex Food Centre on Sun. A shopkeeper there who gave his name only as Mr William, said the woman fell and hit…

Tuas mega port: First phase of works crosses halfway mark

The first phase of round-the-clock works to build a future port in Tuas has crossed the halfway mark, with about 2,000 workers and supervisors on site. When ST visited the site recently, dredging and reclamation works were in…

Physical toy stores still rule but face challenges

The North American bankruptcy filing last Mon by Toys ‘R’ Us Inc, the largest toy chain in US, has raised questions on the impact of online shopping on traditional toy stores. There are also jitters that video games,…

Minimarts face big challenges as sales take a hit this year

Times are not good for minimarts and convenience stores this year, even though the economy looks to be improving. For every month from Jan to July, sales at these stores have fallen from a year ago, latest figures…

Returning trays is everyone’s duty

I disagree with the points made by Mr Paul Chan Poh Hoi in his letter (Fees for trays not the solution; Sept 23). Returning trays with soiled crockery is not the primary responsibility of just canteen or hawker…

Vending machines need to be powered safely

Drink vending machines operating round the clock are a common sight in void decks, but there seems to be no concern about how safe they are. At the void deck of Blk 439, Choa Chu Kang Ave 4,…

Fine users who park rental bikes indiscriminately

Rental bikes being abandoned everywhere, including in residential estates, is a very common sight nowadays. In my Bukit Timah landed housing estate, for example, these bikes are left indiscriminately on walking paths. I have informed the bike rental…

How Singapore’s race to go cashless can be more inclusive

Singaporeans, while technologically savvy, are apprehensive about the prospect of becoming a cashless society — a point made by PM Lee at the recent National Day Rally. Despite having a mobile penetration rate of 150 per cent and…

SCDF, NEA investigating ‘strong burning smell’ in many parts of Singapore

Residents in many parts of Singapore – from the north-eastern areas to the west – have complained of a strong burning smell that started on Mon afternoon, prompting an investigation by SCDF and NEA. As of 11pm, there…

SMRT, Prasarana sign MOU to form joint venture company for JB-Singapore RTS Link

Singapore public transport operator SMRT and Malaysia rail operator Prasarana on Mon signed a MOU to form a joint venture company for the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link. SMRT said the firm, which will be the…

Cycling paths in Tampines to be tripled to 21km by 2022: LTA

The cycling path network in Tampines will be tripled from 6.9km to about 21km, as part of plans to transform the estate into a walking and cycling town by 2022. The cycling network will connect three MRT stations…

Lorry rams into pedestrian walkway along Punggol Road

A lorry crashed into a pedestrian walkway along Punggol Road on Mon afternoon. Photos and video of the aftermath of the incident showed that the lorry had flipped on its side after crashing, and the pedestrian walkway’s rooftop…

Python spotted in toilet at Upper Thomson shophouse on 2 separate occasions

A snake was spotted in the toilet of a motor parts store at Upper Thomson Road not once but twice in recent weeks. According to the manager of Scotts Motors, Mr Jimmy Lim, employees saw a snake slithering…

Lucky Plaza shop owners upset over ‘illegal hawkers’

Retailers at Lucky Plaza mall are up in arms over what appears to be an illegal flea market that has sprung up near the building and is affecting their businesses. While the authorities have punished some illegal hawkers,…

Singapore inflation slows to 0.4% in Aug on lower housing costs

Singapore’s inflation rose slower than expected in Aug from a year earlier, according to figures from the Department of Statistics on Mon. The headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) was up 0.4 per cent year-on-year in Aug, slowing from…

Why property buyers should be interested in Bitcoin

No, we’re not telling you to buy Bitcoin. This isn’t one of those articles. But even without investing in Bitcoin, the technology behind it should interest property buyers. The emergence of smart contracts means buying and leasing properties…

Property market could spring to life in Oct

Maybank Kim Eng expects a busy month ahead for the local property market. The brokerage cum research house is predicting strong bids for the tender for a prime commercial site on Beach Road which will close this Thurs…

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise to vacate space at Alexandra Technopark

Alexandra Technopark (ATP) tenant Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Singapore (HPE) has announced plans to vacate a total of 178,843 sqft of space that it is occupying by the end of its relevant leases on 30 Sept and 30 Nov this…

Golden Shoe Car Park to undergo $1.82b redevelopment

CapitaLand, CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT) and Mitsubishi Estate Co. (MEC) recently teamed up to redevelop the Golden Shoe Car Park (GSCP) in Raffles Place into a landmark integrated project with a total development cost of $1.82 billion. In…

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