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Ex-Deliveroo rider admits colliding into 3-year-old while on e-scooter at Nex mall

An electric-scooter rider on his way to deliver food to a customer collided with a three-year-old boy in a corridor of a mall in Serangoon, causing the child to fall backwards. Neo Jia Ming, 20, who was a…

New productivity initiatives at Raffles Hotel increase efficiency

Guests at the posh Raffles Hotel can bypass the butler service and order food, spa sessions and other treats with a click on a tablet that comes with the room. The Digitvalet Guestroom Mgmt System (GRMS) is just…

Commuters experience delays on North East Line on Thursday morning

Commuters on NEL experienced delays on Thurs morning, which was linked to a software glitch. They complained about trains which were more packed than usual, from as early as 7am. Station announcements were made about the delays. Some…

Prolonged uncertainty in Hong Kong ‘not good’ for Singapore: MAS head

Protracted uncertainty in Hong Kong, where protests continue over a contentious extradition bill, is bad for Singapore, the Republic’s central bank chief said on Thurs. While the two financial hubs are often seen as competitors, there is much…

Property transactions, cross-border trade documentation to go electronic: Iswaran

Singaporeans and businesses can look forward to buying and selling properties completely online as the Government makes changes to a key digital economy law. Singaporeans can also apply for the Lasting Power of Attorney online, while cross-border trade…

Power naps in private suites are now available at Capitol Piazza

Falling asleep on bed displays in furniture stores is usually frowned upon but at the newly unveiled Simmons Gallery at Capitol Piazza, they’ll even pass you pyjamas. The premium mattress brand has just introduced a new nap concept…

Property market ‘more sober’ after cooling measures; no need to shift gears significantly: MAS

Following the introduction of cooling measures last year, Singapore’s property market is now “more sober” with early signs of slower price increases and lower transaction volumes. This was according to Mr Ravi Menon, MD of MAS, who added…

Frasers Commercial Trust refuses to cut back its interest in Frasers Towers

Frasers Commercial Trust (FCT) has rejected an opportunity to participate as a co-investor in the investment of 38-storey Grade A commercial development Frasers Tower, a filing with SGX revealed. FCT received a notice from Frasers Property on the…

URA launches three residential sites under H1 GLS programme

URA has released one residential with commercial at 1st storey and two residential sites for sale under the H1 2019 GLS programme. Together, these three sites can yield about 1,545 residential units, URA said. The residential with commercial…

Singapore keeps options open on Huawei, says any 5G vendor must meet security standards

Singapore has not taken a specific position on any particular vendor when it comes to 5G networks but requires that any prospective operator must meet the standards for resilience and security set by the government, according to MCI…

Frasers Property to sell 50% stake in Frasers Tower for $442.7 mil

Frasers Property announced that it has entered into an agreement to divest of a 50% stake in Frasers Tower to an unnamed long term strategic investor. The sale will be done through the issue of new units in…

From living in rental flat to running Singapore’s largest estate agency

When he was 14 years old, Mohamed Ismail Gafoor faced a serious problem. Between him and his elder brother, only one could continue schooling, as the other was needed to work behind the cashier’s counter at their father’s…

Singapore to spend S$40 million to build 5G ecosystem

Singapore has earmarked S$40 million to build an open, inclusive 5G ecosystem, and is looking to clusters like maritime operations and urban mobility for their export potential. The funds will be used to support 5G tech trials for…

Aquaculture centre aims to boost Singapore’s food sustainability goal

In a research facility at the Aquaculture Innovation Centre (AIC) at TP, about 300 crabs have been produced from a few spawning batches over the last 15 months, offering hope that the numbers of the crustacean will be…

New centre to advance drug development

It goes by the lacklustre name of ETC-159, but this chemical compound, for people with advanced cancer, is a front runner among hundreds of candidates vying to become Singapore’s first home-grown blockbuster drug. To consolidate such efforts, a…

Building inspections should be properly conducted

The building collapse in Cambodia and other such mishaps in other countries over the years show the need to be vigilant about building standards and checks. While there are strong regulatory frameworks in place to prevent building collapses…

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