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Online book about Singapore’s 700-year history to supplement secondary school curriculum

A new online interactive history book will be introduced to supplement the current curriculum in secondary schools, President Halimah Yacob announced at the launch of the Bicentennial Experience on Thurs. The book will be available at 700years.sg and…

7 things to know about Tengah BTO

Here are 7 things you should know about Tengah BTO flats in Singapore’s “forest town”. 1) The launch of two housing projects, Plantation Acres and Garden Vale@Tengah amounts to a total of 2,200 units offered for sale; 2)…

All hands to the pump in push for a zero-waste nation

Stakeholders from across the board joined forces on Thurs to devise ways to improve the low recycling rates that are failing to keep up with the escalating amounts of waste being produced here. The strategy session took the…

Extend smoking ban to the Central Business District

Fri is World No Tobacco Day, so it is timely to revisit the problem of secondhand smoke. To avoid the perimeter of office buildings where smoking is disallowed, smokers gather at informal “smoking corners” that have emerged over…

Changi Experience Studio to open at Jewel with airport-themed games

From Jun 10, a new attraction will open at Jewel Changi Airport, with interactive exhibits that give visitors a glimpse into the airport’s day-to-day operations behind the scenes. Located on level 4, the attraction features interactive exhibits including…

TEE International extends completion of sale of TEE Land stake by 2 months

TEE Intl is extending the completion date for the sale of a 28% stake in subsidiary TEE Land to Top Capital Securities by about two months. On May 10, TEE Intl had announced that it would sell 100.5…

Revolutionising skincare shopping at the airport

The face of travel retail is changing. For decades, brands and travel retailers have relied on shiny product display shelves and a steady stream of travellers armed with long duty-free shopping lists as their winning formula. However, this…

For SMU, super-low is the way to go

SMU upcoming Tahir Foundation Connexion building is planned to be more energy-efficient than BCA’s Green Mark Platinum standard — by 45 per cent. In fact, when completed by the end of this year, the Tahir Foundation Connexion will…

Envisioning cityscapes of the future

Few real estate companies in Singapore can boast a 55-year proven track record in property development, investment and mgmt. City Developments Limited (CDL) is one of them. A seven-time Quality Excellence Award – Quality Champion Platinum winner at…

$50k NUS prize for inspiring story on Singapore history

The life of a coolie, the history of food production or even the story of the first telegraph that was transmitted from Singapore’s Fort Canning Hill to London in 1871. These are some examples of books that could…

CapitaLand wants entire portfolio to be green certified by 2030

With the Ascendas-Singbridge acquisition expected to be completed by June, CapitaLand aims to achieve 100 percent green certification for its expanded global portfolio by 2030. The group also seeks to have at least 20 percent of its extended…

Capri by Frasers at China Square targets millennial travellers

Twice a week, Vernon Lee, country GM at Frasers Hospitality Singapore, would make it a point to organise bicycle tours around Changi and East Coast for guests at Capri by Fraser at Changi City. As a result of…

Resale unit at Richmond Park reaps $1.85 mil profit

At Richmond Park, on Bideford Road in prime District 9, the seller of a 1,550 sqft unit made the top gain of $1.85 million over the week of May 14 to 21. The three-bedroom unit on the 16th…

Government can’t adopt ‘hands-off’ approach to managing property market: Lawrence Wong

The government has concluded that it cannot take a “hands-off” approach to managing Singapore’s property market and allow asset bubbles to develop. “This is not what a responsible government would do,” says Lawrence Wong, MND Minister and Second…

Singapore no place for speculators as home stability goals met

Almost a year after intervening to stem soaring property prices, Singapore has done what it set out to do and stabilized the property cycle, MND Minister Lawrence Wong said. “The property market last year, before the cooling measures…

From sky farms to lab-grown shrimp, Singapore eyes food future

Singapore is an unlikely place for a farming revolution. With tiered fish farms, vegetable plots atop office buildings and lab-grown shrimp, the island aims to beef up its own food production and rely less on imports to feed…

First look at Jewel Changi Airport’s Canopy Park, Sky Nets, slides and mazes

Jewel Changi Airport’s much-awaited play attractions on its top-floor Canopy Park, as well as its partially glass-bottomed bridge open to the public on June 10. They include the Manulife Sky Nets, Discovery Slides, the Mirror Maze and Hedge…

PMDs are here to stay. It’s time to get used to them

In the 1930s, British philosopher C.E.M. Joad described an increasingly popular new mode of transport back then as “one of the most contemptible soul-destroying and devitalising pursuits that the ill-fortune of misguided humanity has ever imposed upon its…

Fort Canning area should reflect earlier or local history

The Singapore Bicentennial marks the 200th anniversary of the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles. Its organisers have said they want Singaporeans to engage with colonial history in all its complexity. I believe that is commendable and the right…

Why remove references to historical landmarks from bus stop names?

As we mark the Singapore Bicentennial and celebrate our multiculturalism, cultural markers need to be incorporated in everyday life for people to celebrate it and keep it alive for future generations. Unfortunately, in the midst of the celebrations,…

Dismount zones of little use without enforcement

Town councils are discussing with the Government the possibility of identifying zones where PMD users and cyclists may need to dismount. This will achieve little. Currently, cyclists are supposed to dismount at pedestrian crossings and certain bridges, but…

Blanket ban not the solution to PMD conflict

The active mobility movement is arguably one of the greatest steps forward in commuting in Singapore since the inception of MRT. PMDs have enabled a major part of the instant delivery workforce, and allowed the young and old,…

5G equipment must meet international guidelines

We thank Mr Teo Leng Lee for his letter (Will 5G technology have adverse impact on human health?, May 22). IMDA works closely with NEA, the national authority for radiation protection, to ensure that telecommunication equipment installed island…

Food factories are eating up Singapore’s industrial space

The rising popularity of food delivery firms like Deliveroo, GrabFood and foodpanda is driving the steady growth of facilities designed to store, process, cook and package food in Singapore with another 3.68 million sqft of food factory space…

Freehold site along Upper Changi Road up for sale at S$16m guide price

A freehold landed residential redevelopment site along Upper Changi Road has been put up for sale by EOI, with an indicative guide price of S$16 million. This works out to a land rate of S$1,051 psf, said Knight…

Braddell View another victim of moribund en bloc market

The collective-sale cycle appears to be running out of steam, with no residential projects having achieved a successful outcome so far this year; the mega Braddell View estate has become the latest to reach its tender close with…

MOE to open 8 new kindergartens in 2022 as part of expansion plan

MOE will open eight new kindergartens across Singapore in 2022, as part of ongoing plans to expand the total number of kindergartens to about 50 by 2023. On Wed, the ministry said that its expansion plans will give…

Over 30 plants removed from Pasir Ris corridor after complaints

More than half of the potted plants that once crowded a common corridor at a Pasir Ris HDB block are gone. What was once a dark, forbidding 8m-stretch lined with plants as tall as 3m is now well-lit…

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