Daily Archives: April 21, 2019 (10 Articles Found)

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What labour crunch? This cafe thrives on a student-run crew

As some eateries struggle to stay afloat amid a labour crunch and soaring costs, one cafe appears to be bucking the trend. Superfudo, which sells protein bowls, hires an entirely student-run crew, down to its managers. This has…

City streets to look brighter with 25,000 LED lamps

City streets are getting brighter. The first batch of 25,000 street lamps in central Singapore are being converted to LED lighting at a cost of $76.3 million. These lights are up to 30 per cent brighter watt-for-watt than…

I feel like a semi-citizen of Singapore, says Jewel architect Moshe Safdie

Lunch with architect Moshe Safdie is at one of the nicest dining spots in the new Jewel Changi Airport, which he designed. We’re at Tonito, a Latin American restaurant, whose terrace looks out to a valley of trees.…

Technology in nursing homes: E-tagging of seniors boosts safety but is it dignified?

Patients at some nursing homes here are being tagged and their movements tracked round the clock, in a controversial practice that has drawn mixed reactions. At least three nursing homes and a senior care centre in Singapore have…

Twins in viral video scuffle lose civil suits

Two sisters who were involved in a condominium ruckus that went viral failed in their $55,000 civil suits against the condo manager and his employer for alleged battery, harassment and breach of confidence. A magistrate’s court dismissed the…

What is an Executive Condominium (EC)?

Today we look at Executive Condos (ECs), and the appeal they hold to Singaporeans. ECs are a form of sandwich-class housing – they’re built to cater to Singaporeans who bust the income ceiling to own HDB flats. ECs…

Singapore, Malaysia aviation regulators to meet about GPS-based approach procedures at Seletar Airport

Aviation regulators from Singapore and Malaysia will be meeting next week to discuss how the new GPS-based instrument approach procedures at Seletar Airport will be implemented, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan. Speaking at a press conference held…

The Chinese developers to watch in Singapore

Chinese developers have made their presence felt in Singapore over the past decade, with investments totalling US$2.5 billion in just the few years up to 2016. Some began as building contractors before becoming developers; some are boutique set-ups;…

Why Hong Kong-linked Kingsford Development can’t sell flats on a US$600 million Singapore property

Cui Zhengfeng, the board chairman of the Hong Kong-linked Kingsford Development Pte Ltd is a Chinese national turned Singapore citizen. Since arriving on the Singapore scene in 2011, his group has gained a reputation for splashing out on…

Ride-sharing should reduce congestion, not increase it

Singapore has one of the most respected transport systems in the world. Inexpensive and high-quality train and bus services, minimal road congestion, and widely available taxi and ride-sharing services make it one of the easiest cities to move…

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