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Wild boar found dead in illegal poaching trap set up at Lim Chu Kang cemetery

ACRES has called for better protection for local wildlife after a wild boar was found dead in a poaching trap at Lim Chu Kang cemetery. It noted in a FB post that it had been alerted to the…

Honing Singapore’s edge in innovation

Stockholm, Shenzhen, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, New York – these five cities have something in common: They are leading innovation hubs in a world experiencing rapid technological change. These cities are useful to keep in mind as Singapore…

Eco Lake at Botanic Gardens disappeared? Blame the hot spell for low water levels, says director

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The Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG) is planned meticulously and nothing is moved or changed at random, its director Nigel Taylor told ST yesterday. When something is altered, it is done so for a legitimate reason in a planned…

Singapore stands out in terms of strategy for autonomous vehicles: Volvo executive

Singapore is at the forefront worldwide in terms of its progress with AVs, a top Volvo executive said on Tues. Volvo Buses president Hakan Agnevall also said that the company is willing to increase its investment in developing…

Singapore opening up land and opportunities for agri-tech ventures

Singapore wants a bite of the $5 trillion global food and agri-tech pie, and is putting its money where its mouth is. It is opening up land, giving out grants and increasing education opportunities for those who want…

Family sues American Club after teen injured by shards from shattered shower glass door

A teenager was injured by glass shards inside a shower facility at the American Club when the glass door shattered. This happened about four months after the shower facility had been constructed and handed over to the club…

2 temples on shared site clash again in court

Two temples that are sited in a Bedok North compound are at loggerheads again. In the latest spat, Tian Kong Buddhist Temple sought to stop Tuan Kong Beo (Teochew) Temple from celebrating the birthday of a deity in…

Social service hubs near rental flats among Govt’s plans to help disadvantaged families

The Government unveiled measures on Tues to cushion the impact of income inequality and raise social mobility. They include beefing up support for students from disadvantaged families and helping lower-income families have homes to call their own. The…

HDB price guide: 5 most expensive HDB estates in 2019

Property prices is a topic many Singaporeans are interested in. One of the main reasons is because Singapore has one of the highest rates of home-ownership rates in the world (at above 91%). Public housing has played a…

PUB issues default notice to Hyflux’s Tuaspring, says will take over plant if defaults not resolved

PUB has issued a default notice to Hyflux subsidiary Tuaspring Pte Ltd (TPL), which owns Singapore’s second and largest desalination plant, to remedy defaults arising under a 25-year water purchase agreement between them. The move was made to…

Former AMKTC general manager accused of corruption to plead guilty after weeks of trial

In a twist during the final tranche of the AMKTC corruption trial, former town council GM Wong Chee Meng indicated his intention to plead guilty. On Tues, the first day of the last tranche, DPP Alan Loh told…

HDB to set up dedicated team to help rental households progress to home ownership

HDB will set up a team dedicated to helping rental households attain eventual home ownership, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for National Development Sun Xueling on Tues. Ms Sun said that the Home ownership Support Team (HST) will provide…

World’s first full-sized, driverless electric bus launched by NTU and Volvo

NTU and Volvo Buses have launched a full-sized, driverless electric bus in what is said to be a world’s first for AVs. The single-deck, 36-seater bus is 12m long and has a full capacity of close to 80…

SCDF puts out fire near Lim Chu Kang cemetery after battling for nearly a day

Firefighters in Singapore put out a vegetation fire near Lim Chu Kang Chinese Cemetery on Tues after battling the blaze for nearly a whole day. This was one of the longest SCDF operations involving vegetation fires in recent…

Four junior colleges to be rebuilt and upgraded by 2025

As the campuses of several JCs are “somewhat dated”, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung announced on Tues that three of them will be rebuilt, while a fourth will be upgraded by around 2025. This will come under the…

Beyond transformation: 3 suggestions for Orchard Road

The recently announced transformation plans for Orchard Road have already outlined four separate precincts, each with its own unique features, to cater to different segments of visitors. This is a right move to make, and I would suggest…

Single-user factory space to dominate industrial supply

Single-user factory space is expected to account for the lion’s share (64 percent) of new industrial property supply in 2019, according to a recent report from Colliers Intl that cited JTC data. In particular, about 10.35 million sqft…

One Draycott units priced from $2.6 million

One Draycott, Selangor Dredging Bhd’s latest residential project, is looking to tempt young and wealthy buyers in Singapore with its unique product offering. The development is located within the Ardmore/Draycott district – a traditionally well-known and sought-after address…

JTC to launch Gambas Way industrial site for public tender

JTC is set to launch an industrial site at Gambas Way (Plot 2) for sale by public tender through the Reserve List system under the first half 2019 IGLS programme. According to JTC, it received an application for…

WeWork opens new space in Jalan Besar

Co-working operator WeWork has launched its latest space in ARC 380, a mixed-use commercial development at 380 Jalan Besar. WeWork 380 Jalan Besar is WeWork’s first location outside the CBD, and also the first among its offerings in…

Condos in central Singapore you can purchase at under $1,000 psf

Prices of private homes in the Central Region have risen exponentially over the past 10 years. Based on our previous research, prices of new launches in the area have increased by about 55% between 2008 and 2018. Meanwhile,…

Man runs from NEA officers after he’s caught smoking under sheltered walkway at Tanglin Shopping Centre

A man was seen running away from NEA officers after he was caught smoking under a sheltered walkway behind Tanglin Shopping Centre on Sat. A video of the incident was posted on SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook group page…

Means-testing balances accuracy and simplicity

We thank Miss Manjit Kour for her feedback on the means-testing criteria for healthcare subsidy schemes for households with no income (Criteria for means testing can be further simplified, Feb 22). In general, these schemes are means-tested and…

Botanic Gardens’ open spaces will continue to be kept

We thank Ms Subina Aurora Khaneja for her letter (Botanic Gardens losing what made it special, Feb 26) and for taking the time to visit us on Feb 28 to share her views with us directly. The open…

Don’t gloss over darker aspects of Raffles’ life

As a heritage enthusiast, I am deeply disturbed by the Asian Civilisations Museum’s ongoing exhibition, Raffles In Southeast Asia: Revisiting The Scholar And The Statesman. It was advertised that the exhibition would determine whether Sir Stamford Raffles was…

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