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Iris, facial scanning for immigration clearance on trial at Tuas Checkpoint

Returning to Singapore via Tuas Checkpoint? Look out for a new contactless immigration clearance system there, said ICA on Mon. The new system is able to identify travellers through iris and facial scans, without needing them to present…

Hyflux files lawsuit against former white knight SM Investments

Hyflux is suing former white knight investor SM Investments (SMI) in the Singapore courts for repudiation of the restructuring agreement agreed upon between the two parties in Oct last year. The water and power company on the brink…

How to make a Jewel shine: ST goes behind the scenes to find out what went into bringing Jewel Changi Airport to life

The verdict is clear. From the throngs as well as selfies, wefies and snapshots on social media since last Thurs, when people began streaming in, the star at Jewel Changi Airport is its indoor waterfall. And making sure…

Singhayi Group previews The Gazania and The Lilium

Listed property developer SingHaiyi Group will preview its two newest residential developments, the 250-unit The Gazania and the 80-unit The Lilium, this Thurs. Both developments are on collective sale sites. The Gazania is a redevelopment of the former…

50 vehicles stuck in Bedok Mall for up to an hour due to carpark gantry fault

About 50 vehicles were stuck in Bedok Mall for up to an hour on Sun evening as its carpark gantry barrier would not lift to allow motorists to leave. The incident happened about 6.20pm due to a fault…

20 residents evacuated from Jurong East HDB block after living room fire

A fire broke out in a sixth-floor unit of a HDB block in Jurong East on Sun, which saw about 20 residents being evacuated. SCDF said that it responded to a fire at about 3pm. The fire involved…

$80m project to resurface five expressways to be done by next year

Motorists can look forward to smoother rides on all major expressways once a major resurfacing project is completed. The $79.6 million undertaking started three years ago and will be finished by the end of 2020, LTA said. Resurfacing…

$163.5m upgrading works to better fight tunnel fires

Works are under way to equip two underground roads here with the latest fire-fighting system, and the $163.5 million project is slated to be completed by 2022. The investment was listed in this year’s Budget, and it is…

116 cameras for Changi’s ‘smart digital tower’ trial

There are 116 cameras along the two runways at Changi Airport, as Singapore prepares for a trial later this year – the first of its kind that could change the way major airports handle flights. The cameras are…

Certis boosts security services with tech tools

Technology is proving a huge game-changer at security services firm Certis, even extending to ways it helps keep order at shopping malls. Back in the (pre-tech) days, it would deploy an officer to ensure that children did not…

Motor vehicles travel too fast on the streets of Singapore, says British expert

Motor vehicles travel too fast on the streets of Singapore, said a British expert as she called for speed limits on all non-expressways to be slowed to 30kmh. A 10kmh reduction makes “the difference between life and death”,…

Singapore’s housing market most affordable of any major developed city in the world

Singapore’s housing market is likely one of the most affordable of any major developed city in the world, said a recent research by JLL. The report which said that Singapore’s housing market is leading the pack among the…

Ready to report: How Singapore firms are preparing for new packaging mandate

When Japanese MNC imaging and electronics company Ricoh APAC delivers its machines to other firms in Singapore, it can collect the products’ packaging materials and recycle them. “When it comes to our toner supplies, however, customers can replace…

Singapore hotel property sector expected to ride wave of boom in APAC

The Singapore hotel property sector is on intl investors’ radars, and hotel transactions activity is expected to rise, said a research report by JLL. The positive trend in hotel trading performance will continue to push pricing higher in…

New private home sales jump 47% in March as developers roll out multiple projects

Sales of new private homes in Singapore surged 47.2 per cent year-on-year in Mar as developers rolled out multiple projects following the seasonally slow Chinese New Year festive period, leaving buyers “spoilt for choice”. Developers sold 1,054 units,…

Unfolded stroller was on escalator when it collapsed: Tampines 1 manager

An unfolded stroller was likely the cause of an escalator at Tampines 1 collapsing on Sat night, the mall’s manager has said. Four shoppers were on the escalator when its bottom steps collapsed on Sat evening, Shin Min…

Why Singapore’s new approach to workplace safety and health matters (to you)

MOM recently accepted the recommendations of the Tripartite Strategies Committee for WSH 2028. The recommendations place stronger ownership of WSH on employers and employees than before. There is also a strong focus on enhancing workforce health and the…

Small acts help fight global warming

Climate change has negatively impacted the earth in many ways, some of which are severe. Despite intl efforts to minimise global warming, there seems to be no significant improvement. This is largely because governmental efforts seldom translate into…

Massimo Dutti Singapore opens sixth store, at Jewel Changi

Massimo Dutti Singapore has launched its sixth store, at Jewel Changi. The Inditex-owned fashion label’s almost 600 sqm retail space features the brand’s newest design concept for the first time in SEA and following the opening of a…

Marks & Spencer Singapore store opens at Jewel Changi

Marks & Spencer Singapore will open its Jewel Changi store this Wed. The 13,000 sqft space offers M&S’s clothing and accessories across womenswear, menswear, lingerie and kidswear. The store also features Food Hall which will include nearly 3000…

Ecco Singapore opening concept store at Jewel Changi

Ecco Singapore is opening its newest store in SEA at Jewel Changi this Wed. With a design different to other stores in the Ecco Singapore network, the new outlet was inspired by the brand’s philosophy of ‘natural motion’…

Oysho Singapore opens first store, at Jewel Changi

Oysho Singapore is opening its first store this week, at Jewel Changi. The Spanish fashion label’s debut Singapore store spans 220 sqm, and features a warm atmosphere, fitted out with materials such as wood and metal, combined with…

CBD incentive scheme offers multi-fold benefits: JLL

The government’s CBD Incentive Scheme is a visionary initiative that could bring about multi-fold benefits, revealed JLL. As part of its recently released Draft Master Plan 2019, the scheme offers higher plot ratios for property owners who convert…

Normanton Park hit with ‘no-sale licence’ – what it means for the developer

With close to 1,900 units, the new development on the former Normanton Park en bloc site was going to be one of the biggest residential projects to be launched in 2019. It would be second only to the…

Don Don Donki not fazed by tight labour, pricey rentals here

Stiff labour conditions and pricey property rents may be the bane of retailers in Singapore, but Don Don Donki is not letting such troubles get in the way of its rapid expansion. Since the end of 2017, the…

2 men rescued from faulty gondola at Yishun Ring Road

Two men washing the facade of Blk 451 in Yishun Ring Road were rescued by firefighters on Mon, after the gondola they were on suffered a technical glitch. Due to the glitch, the men were unable to bring…

Corridor fire at Tampines HDB block sees 4 taken to hospital, over 20 residents evacuated

Four people were taken to hospital following a corridor fire at a Tampines HDB block on Mon morning. The incident also saw over 20 residents evacuated, said SCDF in a FB post. At about 9.15am, SCDF was alerted…

Property jargon of the day: QC

Today we look at the Qualifying Certificate (QC), and how it affects both developers and you. The QC is a scheme imposed on foreign property developers. It applies in all parts of Singapore except Sentosa Cove. Under the…

Singapore makes room for allotment gardens as urban farming takes root

Rain or shine, every day for the past year, Kanti Kagrana walks a short distance from his son’s flat to Singapore’s HortPark, where he grows chillies, eggplant and spinach in his allotment garden. Kagrana, a 60-something, is among…

New public spaces to expand draw of Gardens by the Bay

Visitors to Gardens by the Bay now have more attractions to check out, with the launch of a new area that houses a floral exhibit and cafe, as well as community spaces that will host a weekend market.…

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