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P1 registration strategy based on home-to-school distance [2018 edition]

Mention that a property is within 1km of a well-known school, and it will instantly command a price premium. This is because, in Singapore, MOE offers priority to parents who live within 1km of a school during the…

Social enterprise cafe Professor Brawn opens at RI

The Autism Resource Centre (ARC) has opened its first social enterprise cafe, Professor Brawn Cafe, in RI. The cafe provides job opportunities for the special needs community and gives them a platform to showcase their talents and abilities.…

Singapore logistics firms urged to automate, adopt new technology

For Singapore to become a key player in the global supply chain, logistics firms here need to adopt new technologies and improve productivity, said MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing on Wed. Speaking at the opening of Australian logistics…

NUS, Grab invest S$6m in AI lab for solving urban issues like traffic congestion

NUS and technology company Grab are partnering to launch an AI laboratory here aimed at finding ways to alleviate traffic congestion and other urban transportation issues. On Wed, both parties said the Grab-NUS AI Lab was set up…

Malaysia to lead delegation to Singapore to discuss fate of HSR project

Malaysia will soon have a discussion with Singapore regarding the HSR project, according to Malaysia’s Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali. Azmin will be leading a delegation to Singapore for the discussion with Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan…

About 120 households in Bukit Batok affected on Tuesday by murky water supply

Some 120 households in Bukit Batok were affected by cloudy water supply on Tues afternoon. The problem persisted until Wed morning. The disruption in water supply led to residents having to collect clean water supplied from seven water…

50 Singapore eateries receive Michelin’s Bib Gourmand this year

Michelin awarded the Bib Gourmand to 50 Singapore food establishments in 2018, a huge leap from the 38 that was given out last year. The latest list includes 17 new establishments. Hawker food also came out tops, with…

Shorter operating hours at 10 MRT stations on North-South, East-West lines in Aug, Sept

Seven EWL MRT stations – from Dover to Pioneer – and three NSL stations – from Bukit Gombak to Jurong East – will have shorter operating hours during selected weekends in Aug and Sept. SMRT said on Wed…

Condo fined $2,000 for not repairing pipe that leaked enough water to fill 1½ Olympic-size pools

The management of Nicon Gardens condominium was fined $2,000 for failing to repair a service pipe despite notices, PUB said on Wed. The pipe leaked for about four days, resulting in 4,000 cubic m of water being lost.…

All new HDB projects to feature nature-centric designs

Residents of new public housing projects launched from July onwards will live in more nature-centric neighbourhoods, with greenery to reduce heat and noise, as well as space for community farming. Under the Biophilic Town Framework, all new precincts…

Singapore takes pragmatic approach to sustainable development: Masagos

Singapore takes a pragmatic approach to policymaking, focussing on outcomes and not ideology, MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli said on Wed. Speaking in New York at the UN’ High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), Mr Masagos said Singapore…

How can residents help assure safety of air-con technicians?

A rational explanation has not been given as to why older HDB flats have not been upgraded with proper air-con ledges and railings, even where there are known vulnerabilities. I find HDB’s reply unhelpful. (Safety measures in place…

Utmost care taken to ensure personal data not compromised

We thank Mr Duncan Brown for his letter (E-waste recycling push raises concerns of personal data security; July 14) which provides us with this opportunity to address his concern. Renew is a voluntary e-waste recycling programme by StarHub,…

Instagram-worthy Orchard Road

Having just ended my June school holidays, I realised that I spent most of it at neighbourhood malls. It is a known fact that there has been a declining amount of youth shopping in Orchard Road because neighbourhood…

Koufu says public offering 17 times subscribed

Koufu Group, one of the largest operators of food courts and coffee shops in Singapore, says the IPO was about 17 times subscribed. This came after valid applications for 107.7 million public offer shares were received for the…

CDL’s carbon emission reduction now scientifically validated

City Developments (CDL) has emerged as the first Singapore property developer to have its carbon emission reduction assessed and validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), according to an SGX filing today. SBTi helps firms to set…

Easy-to-use plan to help security firms adopt technology for routine, manpower-heavy tasks

Local security agency firms can tap on a new plan that outlines clear roadmaps to help them adopt digital technology in their work, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs Josephine Teo announced at its launch…

NParks unveils smart roadmap to improve efficiency in tree management and nature conservation efforts

NParks will progressively tap on more technologies to improve its operational efficiency and processes over the next three years. Under its digitalisation masterplan, which was unveiled on Wed, NParks said it will focus on leveraging technologies to improve…

Yellow python spotted at HDB block in Queensway

A yellow python has been removed after it was found at an HDB block in Queensway on Wed morning. Tanjong Pagar Town Council said it was informed of the incident at Blk 168A Queensway at about 8.20am by…

Parents raise concerns as St Margaret’s Pri announces temporary move to MacPherson

A planned temporary relocation of St Margaret’s Pri School (SMPS) that will see the school moving out of its current premises at Wilkie Road to the MacPherson area for two years has caused some consternation among parents of…

Teenager caught on video tossing bike off Punggol bridge says sorry

It was the day before their O-level listening comprehension. At about 4pm on Mon, the group of about 10 youths were at the Lorong Halus bridge in Punggol when they saw what they claimed was a damaged ofo…

Experts concerned Chinatown is straying too far from roots

Amid an influx of eateries selling mala hotpot alongside shops touting kitschy souvenirs, some tourism and heritage experts here are questioning if Chinatown is losing its local flavour. At a forum at the URA Centre yesterday, where preliminary…

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