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‘Mindset overhaul’ on plastics due as Earth Hour switches focus in Singapore

WWF for Nature’s global environmental movement Earth Hour is focusing on plastics in Singapore this year, soon after the government released a report highlighting the need for the city-state to rein in its massive plastic footprint. Earth Hour…

MRT train withdrawn from service after air-con gas leak at Jurong East station

MRT passengers at Jurong East station were cloaked in white smoke emanating from a train on Thurs. The incident happened at around 1pm when a southbound train pulled up at the busy interchange appearing like a steam locomotive.…

PMD users, pedestrians can afford to be more caring towards each other

It’s painful to learn of yet another pedestrian who was badly injured by a user of a PMD in a public place. It could have happened to any of us. I dread to see more reports of casualties…

Jurong residents may enjoy 1 month free electricity under Open Electricity Market

Those living in Jurong who are thinking of switching their electricity retailer may now be able to enjoy free electricity for a month. On Thurs, Tuas Power Supply said the first 1,000 customers who sign up for its…

As demand by foreigners increase, property sales jumped 14% in Jan-Feb

Investment from foreigners is expected to drive the property market prices to levels not seen in recent years, according to a recent report. The latest report by DBS Equity Research said that transaction values are tracking above expectations…

Waste to potable water – S’pore’s solution to world’s water problems

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On this World Water Day, it is a sad fact that a large swathe of humanity continues to be thirsty. Number six of the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals (SDG) calls for ensuring the “availability and sustainable management…

ABB establishes global Digital Solutions Centre in Singapore

ABB announced on 22 Mar 2018, the setting up of its new Digital Solutions Centre in Singapore to drive innovation and bring pioneering solutions to its customers worldwide. The centre is part of ABB’s Control Technologies business and…

foodpanda latest to come full circle with dine-in restaurant

No longer confined to just fashion e-retailers, established online businesses from various industries are fast coming on board to the idea of moving into the brick and mortar space. The latest addition is food delivery company foodpanda Singapore,…

Public transport fare formula to factor in growth in transport network

Reviews of public transport fares from 2018 to 2022 will factor in a new variable which takes into account changes in public transport capacity, PTC announced on Wed. The Network Capacity Factor (NCF) will reflect the “year-on-year change…

HDB supply: Too cool, too hot, or just right?

It is a scenario that alarms HDB flat owners who see their home as an ever-appreciating asset – but which young people who are home-hunting might cheer: A vast overhang of flats for sale amid shrinking demand, and…

Public transport fares should not be pegged directly to cost

Transport hogged the spotlight in this year’s Budget, if nothing else, for the record expenditure of $13.7 billion slated for financial year 2018. The amount is clearly no small change. It represents a 50 per cent jump from…

What’s the price for a safe, secure source of water?

Today is World Water Day. Every year, it offers an occasion for all of us to pause and consider our use of this most vital of resources. On a global level, it helps focus attention on what lies…

Make it painful for those who pollute our water

I read with concern that some companies continue to dump toxic substances into our sewers despite having been repeatedly fined in the past for similar offences. Tat Seng Packaging Group had been caught four times before for polluting…

Sufficient accommodation options available for travellers

The idea behind converting old flats or buildings into commercial accommodation is not new (Convert old blocks into hostels to meet demand for short-term leases, by Mr Paul Chan Poh Hoi; Mar 20). Our very own award-winning Link…

French energy firm Engie to invest S$80m in Singapore innovation centre, create 170 jobs

French utility company Engie will invest S$80 million in Singapore over the next five years to develop an innovation centre, and drive digital initiatives and technical competencies in energy efficiency for the region, it said on Thurs. Its…

Changi Airport named World’s Best Airport for record 6th time

For the sixth consecutive year, Changi Airport has been voted the World’s Best Airport by air travellers in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018. It is the first time in the history of the awards that an airport…

Early-morning inferno at Kranji recycling company put out after 8 hours

An early morning fire at a multi-material recycling and waste management company in Kranji on Thurs was extinguished by firefighters more than eight hours after it started, in what is the second major industrial fire this week. SCDF…

All EWL stations to see early closures, late openings every weekend in Apr

Early closures and later openings for all 35 MRT stations along the EWL over the weekends will continue for the month of Apr, SMRT said on Thurs in an update of its train service schedule, as part of…

More commercial sites hop onto collective sale train

More commercial developments are jumping onto the collective sale bandwagon even as the success rate for such deals pale in comparison to residential developments. Among them is Singapore Shopping Centre at Clemenceau Ave, which has only 29 years…

Good Class Bungalow deals start to rev up

A few big ticket deals in Good Class Bungalow (GCB) Areas were sealed recently. These include a bungalow in Dalvey Road near the Israeli Embassy that went for S$35.4 million – or S$1,757 psf on the freehold land…

Geylang HDB flat with city views sold for $910,000

A 5-room HDB resale flat on a high floor in Geylang with sweeping views of the Singapore Sports Hub and city skyline was sold in Jan for a sky-high price of $910,000. The sale price for the 1,184…

Savills promotes George Tan to executive director of Savills Residential

Real estate services provider Savills Singapore has promoted George Tan to executive director of Savills Residential. Tan has been with Savills for 12 years, and was previously senior director of Savills Residential, which is the residential project marketing…

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