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Unpopular opinion: The bougainvillea is our true national flower

There are things we see as adults that never fail to trigger specific memories from childhood. For instance, as a child, I saw a tourist pose in front of a bougainvillea bush along an overhead bridge. There was…

Asbestos found on Kusu Island; lagoon and beach areas to be closed till Oct

Traces of asbestos, a hazardous material, have been discovered on Kusu Island, the authorities said on Fri after a similar discovery on St John’s Island over a week ago. SLA said it would conduct surveys for asbestos on…

Take restroom practices a notch higher

It is common to find cleaners hosing down toilets in Singapore and then not wiping or moping them dry afterwards. I have seen it happen in many MRT stations and older shopping centres. The floor is left slippery…

Be consistent in green message

At the launch of Koufu’s initiative to go plastic straw-free at its SMU foodcourt in March, people had gathered to break the Singapore record for most number of people drinking from bamboo straws. A photograph from the event…

More spats between MCSTs and owners, collective sale cases

More cases were filed with the Strata Titles Boards (STB) last year than in each of the preceding two years, with nearly half of the overall total involving spats between MCSTs and unit owners or collective sale cases.…

Bike-sharing operators must apply for licence by Jul 7 or shut down: LTA

Bicycle-sharing companies are required to submit applications for a licence to operate in public places by Jul 7, LTA said on Fri. The move comes after the tabling of the Parking Places (Amendment) Bill in Mar, a piece…

Silver Generation Office opens training facility for volunteers

The newly minted Silver Generation Office (SGO) is ramping up efforts to recruit more volunteers reach out to seniors with a new training facility. Health Minister Gan Kim Yong officiated the official opening on Fri of the SGO…

Firm fined S$290,000 for multiple safety lapses resulting in death of employee

A piling and civil engineering company was fined S$290,000 after it was convicted for multiple safety lapses which resulted in the death of its employee two years ago. MOM said on Fri that ZAP Piling had failed to…

E-payment market will get more fragmented before it gets better

The e-payment industry in Singapore is becoming increasingly fragmented – with even more non-financial players entering the space – while it should be moving towards an integrated seamless customer experience. On Thurs, Catalist-listed Artivision Technologies announced that it…

Singapore airport may use facial recognition systems to find late passengers

Ever been delayed on a flight because of straggling fellow passengers? That might be an annoyance of the past at Singapore’s Changi airport which is testing facial recognition systems that could, in future, help locate lost travelers or…

Hillview Rise site attracts nine bids

Despite having technical conditions, a residential site at Hillview Rise off Upper Bukit Timah attracted nine tender submissions from eight bidders at the close of the state tender yesterday under a dual-envelope concept and price tender system. A…

West Coast condos see rise in interest

New condominiums in the West Coast neighbourhood in District 5 have been beneficiaries in the lead-up to the public preview of Twin VEW by CSC Land Group. When the sales gallery opened on the weekend of Apr 21…

The most affordable areas to buy a 5-room resale HDB near the MRT

After living in your first HDB flat that you bought directly during a BTO exercise, you and your spouse have decided that it’s time for a change. Perhaps even to upgrade to a bigger home to cater to…

S’pore architect calls for national referendum on fate of iconic buildings

In a bid to preserve our past, Singaporeans should rethink the belief that nation building requires older structures to make way for modern infrastructure, said Lim Wenhui, partner at Spark Architects, an award-winning architecture firm. “Perhaps we need…

Young entrepreneurs stand by pop-up stores

Despite not having a permanent brick-and-mortar store, Broti has seen its beverage business take off. Since June 2015, it has sold its one-litre cups of sodas and teas at night markets and events such as River Hongbao 2018…

Minds opens first adult sensory gym

You will not find your usual barbells, weights and treadmills in this gym; instead, there is a ball pit, a trampoline tunnel and five different types of swings. Minds opened its first sensory gym for adults yesterday, located…

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