Daily Archives: February 5, 2019 (7 Articles Found)

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Build special flats for those with autism

There is a need to provide housing options for those with special needs. HDB could, for example, consider building an apartment block with affordable soundproofed units for those with autism who can live independently. Those with autism have…

Huawei and the 5G revolution: Diversity is the name of the game in Singapore

The pushback against Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei will have little impact on Singapore telcos, analysts say. The three major telcos here – Singtel, StarHub and M1 – also said that they work with multiple vendors and not…

Woman hurt in MRT escalator accident

A woman and her two children were injured when they fell on a moving escalator at Changi Airport MRT station on Jan 27, after they and other commuters were caught between the escalator and the unopened shutter door…

Private entities should be required to get permits to install CCTVs

CCTVs installed by private entities overlooking public spaces, as well as dash cams in vehicles, are a boon in terms of curbing anti-social behaviour and crime, but they may be a bane to privacy too. In Singapore, where…

More clicking, but touch and feel still matter for the Lunar New Year

At any other time of the year, Singaporeans craving grilled pork jerky from popular bak kwa retailer Lim Chee Guan can simply order home delivery direct from the company. Yet during the Chinese New Year (CNY) period, when…

Have a Mardi Gras parade or a fashion runway: Experts suggest ideas to rejuvenate Orchard Road

A Mardi Gras or Halloween parade, and underground walkways to link every mall along Orchard Road — these are some of the ideas experts have thrown up as the authorities embark on a mission to freshen up Singapore’s…

Geylang, oh Geylang! How mainland Chinese fell in and out of love with Singapore’s red-light district

When Hu Fengkai first arrived in Singapore’s Geylang district from China in 2013, it was everything he had imagined it to be. “So when I finally reached Geylang six years ago, let’s just say I wasn’t disappointed,” says…

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