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Relook energy usage to redesign buildings

Singaporeans have given their approval to “Little Red Bricks”, the stunning and heartbreaking animated tribute to the original National Library

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Though the old National library was demolished almost 15 years ago in 2004, it will forever live on in the memories of the countless amount of Singaporeans that frequented it over the decades. Local animation studio Robot Playground…

Major initiative to help all hawkers to go cashless

One firm, or at most two, will be appointed in the biggest step yet to unify the fragmented e-payment landscape here and bring cashless payments to all 12,000 stalls at hawker centres, canteens and coffee shops in Singapore.…

Giant to remove mystery box machines after police declare them ‘a form of public lottery’

Supermarket chain Giant will remove mystery box vending machines from its Tampines and IMM outlets after police issued an advisory on Thurs calling them “a form of public lottery”, and therefore operating them without a licence is an…

‘Mystery prize’ vending machines pulled out from malls for operating illegal lottery

Vending machines offering “mystery prizes” which have proven to be a hit among customers are being pulled out of shopping malls across the island after the police outlawed them. On Thurs, the police issued a public advisory against…

Koi tank promotes spirit of neighbourliness

I fully support the owner of HDB flat who built a koi fish tank on the ground-floor flat’s multi-step entrance, and hope the authorities will approve his application (Owner of unusual koi tank applies for permit; Aug 14).…

Concerns over fish tank at entrance of HDB flat

I was surprised to read the report on a Tampines HDB flat’s multi-step entrance that has been converted into a koi fish pond (Entrance of HDB flat turned into fish ‘pond’; Aug 12). As a fish lover and…

Koi tank should be demolished

Recently, Tampines GRC MP Baey Yam Keng said that the owner of the unusual koi tank who applied for a permit is likely to get an approval (Owner of unusual koi tank applies for permit; Aug 14). Every…

HDB flat buyers are home owners, not tenants

In a world where many people cannot afford housing in big cities, Singapore prides itself as a nation where 90 per cent of its population are home owners. HDB’s 99-year contract is that between a lessor and a…

How S’pore is tackling plastic bag problem

We thank Mr Eddie Lee Wai Seng for his letter (Focus on plastic waste too; Aug 10). MEWR and NEA adopt various strategies to reduce waste generation and encourage recycling. Our efforts focus on three waste streams –…

No change to one-stop approach for animal-linked feedback

We thank Mr Phillip Tan Fong Lip for his letter (Give details on NParks’ new animal-related functions; Aug 8). Currently, if the public has any feedback regarding animal encounters or animal-related issues, they can approach AVA, the first…

Takeaway for Singapore – we need to conserve water

Malaysia’s threat to raise the price of the water it sells to Singapore should not be unexpected (S’pore water deal: Mahathir seeks over tenfold price hike; Aug 14). This ongoing debate calls for us to focus on our…

RHB remains ‘neutral’ on Singapore property sector on expected slower volumes

RHB is remaining “neutral” on the Singapore property sector on muted growth in property price in the coming months, impacted by the recent cooling measures. In a Thurs report, analyst Vijay Natarajan says, “We expect sales volumes to…

CBD Premium and Grade A office rents inched up 2.6% in Q2

CBD Premium and Grade A office rents rose 2.6% QoQ to $8.82 psf pm in Q2 2018, Colliers Intl said. The increase is slower than the 4.8% QoQ growth recorded in Q1. “We view the slower pace of…

Strong support for tougher wildlife protection laws in Singapore: Survey

There is strong support for tougher wildlife protection laws in Singapore, according to findings from a REACH survey released on Thurs. The online survey had questions drawn from amendments proposed for the Wild Animals and Birds Act (WABA)…

She gets National Orchid Garden all ready for visitors… before 10am

It takes more than sunlight, regular weeding and watering for a garden to thrive. Especially one that is part of a Unesco World Heritage Site. The National Orchid Garden, nestled within the leafy compounds of the Singapore Botanic…

New private home sales soar, but analysts call it an anomaly

The sale of new private homes hit a 16-month high last month, even as cooling measures were introduced on July 6 to rein in what the Government said was euphoria in the property market. A total of 1,724…

Keppel Land CFO Lim Kei Hin dies, aged 60

Keppel Land’s CFO Lim Kei Hin has passed away on Aug 10 at the age of 60. Mr Lim died peacefully last Fri and was cremated in Frankfurt, Germany, according to an obituary in ST. He leaves behind…

Sluggish sales could hit property market in Aug: analysts

The hungry ghost festival in Aug where buyers usually prefer to hold back purchases may take its toll on the property sales for the month, Colliers Intl and OrangeTee and Tie said. The significant drop in sales may…

Relook energy usage to redesign buildings

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The rapid rate of urbanisation in SEA is sending infrastructure construction and development on an overdrive across the region, resulting in unprecedented levels of carbon emissions. As buildings are among the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, it…

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