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NTU, HP open S$84m lab to develop digital manufacturing technologies

A corporate research laboratory set up in partnership with tech giant HP was officially opened at NTU on Tues. The $84 million laboratory and its 100 researchers and staff will focus on digital manufacturing technologies, specifically in areas…

Changi Airport to use audio, video analytics to monitor security incidents from mid-2019

Changi Airport will pilot a Multi-Signal Surveillance Platform, which combines audio with video analytics to monitor security incidents. The platform, which will start in the middle of next year, will help security officers determine if an alert received…

Gardening plots in Ang Mo Kio and Jurong open for registration on Nov 9

Wish to have your own gardening space? Public registration for gardening plots at Ang Mo Kio Town Garden West and Jurong Lake Gardens West will begin on Nov 9, with applications available online for the first time. Previously,…

Coming clean about being a ‘cleaned’ city, Singapore cannot continue to rely on cleaners indefinitely

The familiar refrain that Singapore is not a clean city but a “cleaned” one appears borne out by the findings of the Public Cleanliness Satisfaction Survey commissioned last year by MEWR. There are currently more than 40,000 resident…

ICA should improve fingerprint scanning procedure at manned counters

Many travellers benefit from the enhanced Immigration Automated Clearance System (eIACS) at the various immigration checkpoints. Unfortunately, travellers like me with children under the age of six are not among them. We are required to use the manned…

Emergency lights will be checked again

We thank Mr Thomas Reginald Vernon for his feedback (System needed to ensure all blocks meet emergency requirements; Oct 10). SCDF understands from the Tampines Town Council that the replacement of faulty emergency lights in the estates Mr…

Agencies handling animals must adhere to AVA’s guidelines

We thank Mr Ong Junkai for his letter (Are pest control firms’ wildlife removal methods regulated?, Oct 16). Cruelty to animals is an offence under the Animals and Birds Act. AVA has issued a set of guidelines on…

Hope for more liveable, affordable homes

I find the comments from Redas interesting (New guidelines may price some buyers out of market: Redas; Oct 19). I believe the whole idea of setting the minimum average size of condominium apartments is to curb rising property…

Good move to curb growth in small flats

Redas asserted that developers are building fewer smaller flats as the demand for these has reduced over the years. Yet, a recent property launch along Grange Road comprising only small units of less than 65 sqm sold like…

Hawkers’ plight shows that new business owners must study contracts in detail before signing them

I read with interest “The Big Read: Grumbling and rumbling at social enterprise hawker centres — what’s the rub?” (Oct 20), on the plight of hawkers at the new hawker centres run by social enterprise. Food critic KF…

Poor consultation and communication at heart of hawker centre fracas

I refer to the feature, “The Big Read: Grumbling and rumbling at social enterprise hawker centres — what’s the rub?” (Oct 20). Given the “allegations of poor management practices as well as high rentals and auxiliary costs at…

S’pore’s public transport fares 2nd most affordable among major cities, ‘not necessarily sustainable’ for operators: Study

With bus and train fares likely to go up in a few months, PTC on Tues released a study which showed that public transport fares in Singapore are the second most affordable among a dozen major cities, pipping…

AHTC trial: WP’s Sylvia Lim admits she ‘stated untruth’ in a 2011 media statement claiming no extra cost incurred in hiring FMSS

The appointment of FMSS as MA cost AHTC S$89,150 more as additional staff would have to be hired. But in a media statement sent by AHTC chairman Sylvia Lim on behalf of the town council on Aug 5,…

Dyson to open first electric car plant in Singapore

Dyson has chosen Singapore as the location to build its first advanced automotive manufacturing facility. The bespoke two-storey building is expected to be completed in 2020.Dyson plans to invest £2 billion ($3.6 billion) to build its own electric…

Beam scores funding to bring e-scooters to Singapore

Singapore’s sidewalks are about to get a lot more crowded. Beam, co-founded by the former Asian chief for Chinese bike-sharing giant Ofo has raised $6.4 million from investors including Sequoia India to deploy its electric scooters around the…

How large is Singapore’s data centre capacity?

This chart from JLL shows that Singapore is Asia’s leading market for data centres with an estimated total capacity of 330 MW. According to JLL, the Singapore market is projected to remain stable as it takes a breather…

Here’s how small coworking space operators can wrestle with global giants to survive

With only so much space to go around in land-starved Singapore, consolidation has been the name of the game in the city state’s rapidly maturing flexible workspace market as smaller players eager to join the co-working fray run…

Property launches continue unabated despite new curbs

Despite the new property development policies, City Developments and Oxley debuted their latest properties, Whistler Grand and Kent Ridge Hill Residences respectively, last weekend. The two projects are targeted to launch officially on Nov 3. In a DBS…

New protocol to help stakeholders of mega infrastructure projects manage disputes

Parties involved in mega infrastructure projects can now appoint up to three neutral professionals to form a dispute board and prevent potential differences from snowballing into full-blown disputes, which can become expensive to resolve. This is under the…

Final rotation: Sentosa’s Sky Tower to close for good after 15 years

Sentosa’s Tiger Sky Tower – which was shuttered for three months last year after a malfunction trapped 39 people for hours – will close its doors for good in Dec after negotiations to renew the lease fell through.…

Paper stuffed in Woodlands lift landing wall; HDB says building structure, lift operation unaffected

Paper wrappers were found stuffed inside a wall at a Woodlands HDB block lift landing, raising concerns among some residents. A resident of Blk 729 Woodlands Circle saw the wrapper exposed during renovation works and was worried about…

BuildTech showcases innovative tech for construction sector

Can robots build cities? Increasingly so, it appears. Singapore-based Japanese construction firm Kajima uses its Mighty Hand robot to lift heavy materials such as concrete and glass to assemble walls in Japan, under human supervision. South Korean company…

First Car-Free Weekend to kick off on Fri

The Car-Free Sun event will stretch over three days in Oct, to allow more to experience going car-free in the city as part of Singapore’s first Car-Free Weekend event. Last held in July, Car-Free Sun is usually held…

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