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Are rental bicycles really needed to connect last mile?

In the 1960s and 1970s, many Singaporeans cycled to work and school because buses were crowded, taxis were not affordable and there were no trains. Singapore today has a good public transport system. Most of us live fairly…

LTA needs to adopt proactive approach

Mr Tan Kim Hock’s statement that LTA seems to be adopting a laissez-faire approach towards shared bicycles, PMDs and electric scooters has some merit (PMD regulations are better late than never; Mar 13). This same approach has been…

Service providers guilty of resisting cashless drive, too

Elderly people and low income families are always blamed as the groups that hinder Singapore’s move to become a cashless society. However, the relevant authorities have not cared to reflect on the real deterrent. It must be made…

Make National Archives’ reading room at library permanent

The National Archives of Singapore is being renovated and will reopen at the end of the year. Its reading room meanwhile, is temporarily located at level 11 of the National Library. As someone who has a strong interest…

A decade on, Marina Barrage is now key to S’pore’s water management

While the rest of the island are sound asleep, three members of the Marina Barrage operations team are monitoring tidal conditions and the reservoir’s water level from a control room. Today, some 30 years since it was first…

Tree collapses on car in Jurong West, trapping driver

A man in his 50s was trapped in his car after a tree collapsed on his vehicle during heavy rain on Sat. SCDF said they were alerted to the incident at Block 515 Jurong West Street 52 at…

Lease for Chinese Garden turtle museum to be extended, owner says

The lease for the Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum, which is due to be evicted from the Chinese Garden at the end of this month, will be extended, owner Connie Tan told ST on Sat. She said in…

More than 10,000 homes to have smart shower devices by end-2019: PUB

Following the installation of smart shower devices at 300 new homes in Bukit Batok, another 10,000 of such devices – which provides real-time information on water usage – will be installed progressively by PUB in some BTO projects…

Recycling can be too much of a good thing

Tomorrow marks the inaugural Global Recycling Day, an occasion that offers an opportunity to look at the complexities and challenges involved in making the best use of the world’s resources. The intent is a noble one. The issue…

Fire breaks out at Leedon Residence near Farrer Road

A fire broke out on Sat morning at Leedon Residence, a condominium at 20 Leedon Heights near Farrer Road. SCDF said it was alerted at around 10.30am to the fire, which started at a second-floor unit in Blk…

Living the plastic life: Experts say straw usage in Singapore ‘excessive’

A lunchtime visit to any hawker centre makes it apparent – people here love plastic straws. On tables are straws in cups with lids, poked into plastic film-sealed cups, and even in mineral water bottles. In fact, if…

NParks launches website to help public learn more about trees

Stumped about a particular tree species spotted in the neighbourhood or by the roadside, and curious to learn more about it? From today, the answers can be found at a new website trees.sg featuring over 500,000 trees from…

Price reset seen islandwide

Listed Australian property giant Lendlease intends to open the show suite of Park Place Residences for public preview on Mar 24, with the launch of Phase Two of the project slated for Apr 7. The second phase of…

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