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Meet Stella, Singapore’s last ‘dragon’ descendant

As the wheel turns, she moves her fingers deftly, shaping and gently smoothing out a lump of clay mould into what looks like a small vase. Expressionless, she exudes a sense of calmness and relaxation, focusing on her…

Pines members fume over club’s likely relocation

After a four-year wait, some members of well-known club The Pines are furious to learn that the newer and better facilities they were promised will not materialise after all. Among the promises – a members-only clubhouse integrated into…

Mosques can play larger role in national life: Yaacob

Over the past 50 years, mosques in Singapore have gone beyond being just places of worship to contributing to the community, said Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim on Sat as he urged them to play an even…

Plan needed to fix ‘cultural issues’

I am astonished that after billions of dollars of taxpayer money has been spent to fix and upgrade the MRT’s infrastructure and assets, SMRT group CEO Desmond Kuek now says “many of our major disruptions in the past…

Memories Cafe and other initiatives to foster a dementia-inclusive society

We at the Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) are heartened by the Oct 18 editorial (More graceful city, a ‘silver dividend’). ADA fully agrees that the building of the hardware of daycare centres and nursing homes is insufficient and…

Shared green signals at crossings confusing to road users

I fully agree with Mr Edwin Pang (Make it clear who has right of way at crossings; Oct 19). As a person who both drives and walks every day, I can attest to the danger and confusion at…

Maintenance won’t help if design is flawed

The reports on the flooding in the MRT tunnel seem to have largely put the blame on maintenance problems. However, as transport correspondent Christopher Tan rightly pointed out, the problem originates from the “stop” switch that failed. This…

Time to build core team strong in engineering skills

The recent MRT Downtown Line disruption and flooding in the tunnel have left commuters disgruntled and distrustful of the reliability of the system. Prior to these incidents, there had been frequent breakdowns, so much so that commuters have…

Two studies launched to monitor marine trash in Singapore

Efforts to track the growing problem of marine trash are gathering pace, with local researchers to conduct two studies that will help uncover the state of microplastic pollution here. The Intl Coastal Cleanup, Singapore, is partnering NParks to…

‘Intelligent’ driving circuit to be trialled in 2021, could do away with examiner in car

Those taking driving tests may no longer have an examiner in the car with them, after a new Intelligent Driving Circuit is rolled out. This new circuit – the first in SEA – will be trialled at the…

Delays on Downtown Line 3 due to defective train, emergency button activation: SBS Transit

Delays on the DTL3 during its opening day were caused by a defective train as well as the activation of an emergency button, said SBS Transit on Sat “This afternoon on the DTL, a defective train was withdrawn…

Commuters hail convenience as DTL3 opens

Thousands of Tampines residents affected by the five-year construction of DTL3 in their neighbourhood, 40-year-old Mr Robin Chio is happy that his morning journey on the new line went smoothly. The Tampines East resident can now make quicker…

Marina Bay Sands gives a rare tour of ‘mini city’ for staff

The Marina Bay Sands (MBS) integrated resort may be an instantly recognisable part of the Singapore skyline, but few visitors will have seen the labyrinth beneath Singapore’s largest hotel, where its 9,500 employees work, eat, play – and…

Parts of Rail Corridor to open by 2021 with enhanced offerings and amenities

By 2021, part of the 24km Rail Corridor from Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands will be enhanced to give trail users a better experience. This was announced by the government agencies spearheading the project, NParks and URA, on Sat.…

Economists sound note of caution on flip side of the sharing economy

Technology has enabled platforms for people to share resources more effectively – be it cars, bicycles, or even homes – but there are also consequences that come with the rise of the sharing economy, said economists at the…

Two Goodwood Grand strata bungalows sold for $6.95 mil each

Interest in the Balmoral area has increased, especially following the recent en bloc sale of Sloane Court Hotel, notes Edwin Tham, an agent with ERA, who is marketing units at Volari condominium across the road. Adjacent to Volari…

Transactions of Sentosa Cove bungalows highest since 2013

Interest has returned to Sentosa Cove this year, as buyers are starting to see value in the top end of the luxury segment, notes Steve Tay, senior VP, resale division, CBRE Realty Associates. Based on caveats lodged, there…

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