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A ‘nursing home’ for stray cats

While pet cats often have their owners to take them to the vet and nurse them back to health, their stray counterparts are not always so lucky. But these felines have hope, in the form of community-cat based…

Your selfie might soon be the key to your hotel room

Millennials and other tech-savvy tourists will soon be able to use their selfies to check into some hotels in Singapore. A sandbox to allow the testing of a mobile application that uses facial recognition to do away with…

SMRT’s private-hire arm Strides to offer hydrogen cars

Strides, the private-hire subsidiary of SMRT Taxis, is tying up with the distribution arm of Toyota Motor to offer the first hydrogen fuel-cell cars in Singapore as early as the year-end. On Tues, SMRT Taxis MD Tony Heng…

SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek to step down: report

Almost six years after he took up the role of president and group CEO of SMRT Corp, Desmond Kuek is stepping down from the role. Citing reliable sources, ST reported that Kuek’s successor is expected to be former…

Govt, businesses, individuals have part to play to reduce marine trash, plastic waste

I am glad and proud to hear that the first Seabin in Asia is installed here in Singapore. With the recent discovery of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” being 16 times greater than previously estimated, the Seabin may…

Setting up Seabin an encouraging move, but fight against littering still needs continuous work

It is heartening to see that the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club has stepped up to pilot run Seabin. Although the Seabin cannot singlehandedly solve the massive problem of marine trash and plastic waste, it is encouraging to…

Bid triggers tender of Tuas industrial site on reserve list

JTC will be putting an industrial site at Tuas South Link 1 (Plot 13) up for sale by public tender on Apr 24 with a six-week tender period, after accepting the committed bid price of not less than…

FAS, SportSG in talks to review future football matches at Yishun Stadium

FAS on Tues said it is “reviewing” future football matches played at Yishun Stadium and is in discussions with SportSG “to run them smoothly”. Warriors FC said in a FB post on Mon that a football match between…

Lawyer fined S$10,000 for failing to flag suspicious Sentosa Cove property transaction

Conveyancing lawyer Kang Bee Leng was fined S$10,000 on Tues for failing to flag to the authorities a suspicious transaction involving more than S$5 million by a Chinese tycoon to buy property in Sentosa Cove. This was despite…

Asia Gardens sold en bloc at $343m

The freehold Asia Gardens has been sold en bloc at $343m or $1,565 psf ppr, including the 10% bonus balcony, to a Sustained Land-led consortium including Ho Lee Group and other partners, ET&Co said. Owners are expected to…

Cluster housing – the best of both worlds?

Should you buy a condominium, or a landed property? When shopping for private property, buyers may well be torn between these two choices. In Singapore, landed housing is deemed more “elite” as statistics from 2016 show that there…

Govt takes data security, personal privacy seriously

Under the Smart Nation Sensor Platform project, we are progressively testing and deploying different ways to serve citizens better through sensors and related technologies. Applications range from public safety to law enforcement. The Lamppost-as-a-Platform (LaaP) trial aims to…

This S’porean couple’s boxing-inspired gym is a hit – taught 400 students in just 2 months

According to Statista, the fitness market in Singapore is worth US$24 million. There are also over 235 gyms in Singapore, if this listing is anything to go by. However, one of the newest entrants to the market still…

Changi is tops, but lessons can be learned from lesser lights

After the celebration of a well-deserved honour as the world’s best airport for a record sixth year according to a survey of 13.8 million respondents by Skytrax, it is time to reflect on the lessons that may be…

Acacia welfare home opens new facility in Admiralty for destitute elderly men

A new welfare home to help elderly destitute men was officially opened on Tues by MSF. Located in Admiralty, Acacia Home aims to reintegrate its residents back into the community by facilitating job placements and housing arrangements. Many…

Contractor’s fine increased to S$330,000 after failed appeal in case where worker fatally crushed by gate

Steel engineering company, Sterling Engineering, has had its fine for failing to ensure the safety of its workers increased, after its appeal against the conviction was dismissed by the High Court on Apr 9. Five workers were pulling…

3,400 remains at Bukit Brown, Seh Ong unclaimed as of final deadline: LTA

The 3,400 unclaimed human remains exhumed from the Bukit Brown and Seh Ong cemeteries will be scattered at sea next Thurs. “There were no claims by next-of-kin since 12 Jan 2018,” said a LTA spokesperson on Sun. About…

Bar on SMU campus banned from selling alcohol

A bar within SMU campus in Victoria St has been banned from selling alcohol while police investigations are under way. An SMU spokesman told ST that Smoobar had failed to ensure that alcohol was served only within its…

Tech initiative to help boost port navigational safety

With the port of Singapore a busy one where a ship arrives or leaves every two to three minutes, new technologies are being developed to improve congestion forecasts and minimise collisions. The goal is to enhance navigational safety…

Proposed home-stay rules set the bar high for owners

After several years in the pipeline, a framework trying to balance Airbnb-style short-term stays and the associated disamenities is up for public consultation. For starters, the new regulations set a high bar: The 80 per cent threshold is…

Mixed reactions to URA proposal from home owners

URA’s proposal to allow short-term rental of condominium units via platforms like Airbnb has drawn mixed reactions. Airbnb’s head of public policy for SEA Mich Goh said the move was an “important step for the locals who want…

The Working Capitol to exit Robinson Road

From the outside, it is business as usual at The Working Capitol, the co-working space that occupies 11 of 19 floors at 140 Robinson Road. However, just a year after opening, there has been a change of management…

Chaos is also needed to build a Smart Nation

Carlo Ratti is a lot of things: architect, engineer, activist, and voted one of the world’s most influential designers. He runs his own design and innovation firm Carlo Ratti Associati, and teaches at MIT, where he directs the…

Faber Garden en bloc sale launched with $1.18b asking price

The en bloc sale of Faber Garden has been launched via public tender at an asking price of $1.18b or $1,414 psf ppr or $1,342 psf ppr with 10% balconies, CBRE said. The site is located at 2,4,6,8,10…

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