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Going all out to save energy

Outstanding Energy Services Provider of the Year award winner G-Energy Global Pte Ltd has helped achieve significant annual energy savings for its clients through its chilled water system retrofit projects. While G-Energy has built a track record in…

Helping SATS to achieve savings in energy costs

One of the two winners of the Outstanding Energy Manager of the Year award this year is Chen Jiayi, energy manager of SATS Ltd. Mr Chen, who has been an energy manager at SATS since 2012, convinced the…

Focus on improving energy efficiency

The carbon tax to be introduced from next year is part of a national strategy to reduce carbon emissions in Singapore. It is expected to encourage businesses here to improve their energy efficiency, to become sustainable, and to…

Property auctions: How low do prices really go?

Most people purchase property from the open market or from the developer. But there’s a lesser known avenue at which you can also buy property from, and possibly at lower prices – property auctions. Major auction houses hold…

AHTC trial: Defence rebuts PwC’s findings that invoices issued breached financial rules

Proceedings on the fifth day of the landmark AHTC trial delved into various invoices that PRPTC had taken issue with. This was over a lack of signatures on one set of invoices, and a lack of documentation on…

Petition lodged by hawkers paying the price for tray returns at Jurong West Hawker Centre

Feeling the pinch from paying hundreds of dollars a month for customers to return their trays, some hawkers at Jurong West Hawker Centre have petitioned NEA for the operator to remove the fee of 20 cents for each…

Mobile payment reduces pedestrian movements, risk of accidents

We thank the writer of the letter, “Safety concerns over use of Caltex’s new payment app at petrol stations” (Oct 10). Mobile phone technology has matured over the years and extensive research from US as well as Australia…

Bukit Panjang CC launches exhibition to promote green living

Bukit Panjang CC is ramping up its green efforts by launching a free permanent exhibition explaining the importance of sustainability. Issues such as energy and water efficiency in buildings, biodiversity in urban landscapes, reducing food waste, active recycling…

Engg giant ABB opens new Singapore innovation centre to help customers digitalise

An innovation centre opened by engg giant ABB on Thurs will let customers get up close and personal with a range of new technology – including those that can improve life on the factory floor. One idea is…

Don’t turn former SCGS campus into another cookie-cutter development

Valiant attempts by some SCGS old girls to save their school’s former campus on Emerald Hill from the wrecking ball deserves a huge shot in the arm (SCGS old girls launch campaign to conserve former 37 Emerald Hill…

Commercial property in Bedok up for sale

A commercial property at 101 Bedok North Ave 3 is up for sale via EOI, announced Savills. The property is in the Bedok Town Centre which has a private and public residential population of more than 300,000. 101…

AHTC trial: S$60 million in payments recorded manually, says KPMG

About S$60 million of payments made by AHTC were recorded manually instead of going through accounts payable – a “significant control weakness”, KPMG executive director Owen Hawkes said on Thurs. Mr Hawkes was being cross-examined by defence lawyer…

S’pore is best country to live for expats for 4th year running, but work-life balance a concern: HSBC survey

For a fourth straight year, Singapore is the country of choice for expatriates, although its high cost of living and poor work-life balance were noted. The Republic scored well across a broad range of measures — 3rd place…

Protecting migratory birds with tracking tech

Technology has not only confirmed what conservationists believed about the key role the Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat plays for migratory birds stopping at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, it has also helped the mudflat earn nature park status.…

First phase of Lornie Highway to open on Oct 28

The first phase of Lornie Highway has been completed and will open to traffic on Oct 28, LTA said on Thurs. The southbound section of the new highway, which is parallel to Lornie Road, will facilitate traffic flow…

New certification scheme for engineers skilled in improving energy efficiency

A new scheme that will certify engineers to carry out energy efficiency assessments was launched by NEA and the Institution of Engineers (IES) on Thurs. This comes after the Energy Conservation Act was enhanced in Mar 2017 to…

Singapore central bank keeping close watch on property market

Singapore’s central bank is keeping a close eye on the property market after the city-state took a “decisive set of measures” three months ago to cool things down. “It’s too early to tell what the implications from the…

Financial controls not up to mark even if residents were satisfied with AHTC’s services: KPMG’s accountant

While he had seen for himself that estates managed by AHTC are not “some kind of Mad Max (movie scene) or wasteland” and look “perfectly” like the rest of Singapore, that should not mask the reality that town…

Riders set to pay more for shared bikes

Bike-sharing firm ofo has raised its prices, less than two weeks after it was granted a licence to operate its services here. With the increased costs of operating under the new licensing regime where firms are charged a…

Work set to ramp up at Changi East from next year

Major tunnelling works for Singapore’s latest and most ambitious aviation project, Changi East, will start next year, while the construction of a new passenger terminal – T5 – will begin around 2020. About 20,000 workers, up from just…

Golden Wall Centre in Rochor up for collective sale with $260 million price tag

The freehold commercial building, Golden Wall Centre at 89 Short St in Rochor, has been put up for collective sale with a $260 million price tag, announced ET&Co. This translates into $2,194 psf ppr. The property sits on…

How Singapore’s building firms can become regional leaders

Asia is the place to be if you are a construction company. Every Singaporean construction company will be looking around the region and wondering how to get a piece of this enormous pie. Fortunately, Singapore firms are becoming…

Construction firms challenged as business shrinks, cashflow hit

The beleaguered oil and gas industry has barely started to climb out of the hole when another major business sector – construction – is headed for dark times, with increasing liquidations and collapses. Backed into a corner by…

Jewel Changi Airport tenants to include A&W, Pokemon, Shaw Theatres

The return of fast food chain A&W, an 11-screen cineplex, a Pokemon merchandise store and other new-to-Singapore brands will be what travellers and local consumers can expect when Changi Airport’s mega retail and lifestyle development, Jewel, opens in…

FMSS not given free rein over payments: WP lawyer

WP town councillors followed a set of guidelines to keep a “watchful eye” on their MA. They did not, argued their lawyer Chelva Rajah, give FMSS free rein to approve payments to itself, even though the firm’s owners…

Severe cracks to the structure and facade of shophouses in Jalan Besar

Occupants of some shophouses on Jalan Besar and Maude Road are concerned by serious cracks on the facade and structure of the buildings. The road and five-foot-ways next to the buildings also appeared sunken and tilted. PE David…

10 massage parlour operators taken to court for various offences

A massage establishment operator who claimed he was not sure of the licensing rules was reminded by the judge that he had to be careful, as penalties now include jail time. Chew Kim Seng, 56, was among 10…

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