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Collective action only way to battle global warming, say experts

Individual actions – billions of them by billions of people each day – can have a significant impact on global warming. In fact, the only way to battle the predicament is for individuals, businesses, organisations and governments to…

New ultralight material offers many uses for plastic waste, researchers say

Researchers in Singapore are seeking a patent for a new sound-proof and heat-resistant material made from recycled plastic bottles they say could help reduce plastic waste dumped in oceans and clogging landfills. The NUS team said it had…

Debate over private clubs’ barring of maids

A maid was barred from having dinner at the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) last Fri, sparking a discussion on the policies of private clubs here, some of which do not allow domestic helpers on their premises. Netizens were…

Concept artist reimagines Singaporean landscapes covered in ice and snow

Winter is never coming to Singapore (at least for now, before humankind wrecks our weather patterns for good), but that’s not stopping local concept artist Sean Lee from imagining what it would be like. The self-proclaimed photoshop warrior…

How can Singaporeans buy a house without the bank’s help

Buying a home is probably one of the most significant investments one can make. Many Singapore residents do not enjoy purchasing or making huge investments through bank loans. This article will help you discover various economy friendly methods…

How Changi Airport can attract more visitors, not just air travellers

Here’s an idea for Changi Airport to mull over in its effort to promote itself as more than just a transport hub for air travellers. It can follow in the footstep of Pittsburgh Intl Airport and Seattle-Tacoma Intl…

Five takeaways from debate over hawker-centre models

I remember fondly the hawker centre near where I grew up. We lived in a HDB flat in Jurong East, and there was a hawker joint just 100m from our void deck. I would go to this brightly…

French firm Thales to invest over S$31 million in digital factory start-up in S’pore

French defence electronics firm Thales will be investing over S$31.2 million in its first digital factory in Singapore — the first in Asia — over the next five years. The digital factory will drive innovation and digital solutions…

Smart technologies a growth area for Daikin in Singapore

Long a household name in Singapore, the aircon nation, Osaka-headquartered air conditioning specialist Daikin is looking towards the future by harnessing smart technologies to build on its footprint here. Speaking to BT, Daikin Singapore MD Liu Shaw Jiun…

King Albert Park strata mall to house cinema, more shops

Faced with promised anchor tenants that did not show up, falling retail rents and low occupancy, owners at the KAP Residences Mall have taken matters into their own hands. Current owner and tenant EagleWings Group will expand its…

Changi Airport saw 4.3% more passengers in Oct

Changi airport handled 4.3 per cent more passengers in Oct compared to the same period last year, as all regions registered growth in traffic. The airport handled 5.38 million passengers in the month as aircraft landings and takeoffs…

Westgate acquisition could bolster CapitaLand’s DPU up to 7%

CapitaLand Mall Trust’s (CMT) shares have held up well against the market despite underlying sector weakness thanks to its sizeable portfolio which includes the recently completed Westgate deal and strong sponsorship that could further support growth, according to…

Landed home sales crashed 31.9% in Q3

This chart from ET&Co shows that landed home sales dropped 31.9% YoY to 368 units in Q3 2018. “This may be due to the larger price quantum of landed properties, in comparison to non-landed homes, resulting in homebuyers…

HDB upgraders shunned by property curbs and Hungry Ghost Festival in Q3

HDB dwellers were more cautious as condo purchases dropped 36.3% to 1,486 units, with almost half of transactions below $1m. Property buyers hoping to leave their HDB flats were struck with the double whammy that is the cooling…

Phoenix Road apartments put up for $42m en bloc sale

A row of apartments with commercial shops along Phoenix Road at Bukit Panjang will be put up for collective sale via public tender for $42m on 29 Nov. The price translates to $617 psf ppr, and $566 psf…

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