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Act quickly to restore confidence in funeral profession

It’s been close to two months since allegations of poor practices in the handling of deceased persons in the Geylang Bahru area first surfaced, and a month since an article ran detailing the many issues facing the profession…

Slide in Changi Airport’s T4 goes viral: 10 other Instagrammable places in Singapore

A video of a slide at Changi Airport T4 has gone viral on FB. Here are 10 other places in Singapore which you can check out for the next picture-perfect Instagram post. 1) The former house of Tan…

Property search portal Mogul.sg simplifies real estate search for users

Property search portal MOGUL.sg launched in Nov last year, helping home seekers in Singapore find their dream home faster and easier. The proptech dubbed “Singapore’s smartest property search portal,” said its secret sauce is its implementation of custom…

Young male smokers are biggest high-rise litterbugs

Many young male smokers have a dirty habit – throwing things like cigarette butts out of the window. In fact, they make up the biggest group of high-rise litterbugs. Seven in 10 littering offenders aged between 21 and…

Construction, services down; manufacturing decline persists

As Singapore’s manufacturing slowdown continued in the second quarter this year, its key sectors of construction and services took a hit as well, surprising economists, who warned of further spillovers. MTI advance estimates showed yesterday that manufacturing was…

Five ways to build a high trust city

Public housing estates in Singapore are built with green and open spaces, so everyone has access to them. Community amenities are also located close to homes, so that people from different backgrounds can interact with one another, said…

Rail operators cannot sustain large losses for long

We thank Mr Lee Kek Chin and Mr Adam Reutens-Tan for their comments. Stepped-up operations and maintenance, and prompt asset renewals have improved rail reliability significantly. With intensified maintenance, the operating costs of running the rail network have…

Tampines Central vs Jurong East: Which is better?

Today, we will look at the two most debated hubs of the sort – the East versus the West. We’ll be comparing between the Tampines Central and Jurong East. 1) Retail – Both Tampines Central and Jurong East…

The changing face of MacPherson

Located between Aljunied and Paya Lebar, MacPherson in District 13 is one of five sub-zones in the Geylang planning area based on URA’s planning boundaries. Often overshadowed by Paya Lebar, MacPherson is slowly being rejuvenated with new F&B…

Singapore opens first seed bank to protect regional plant diversity against climate change

Singapore’s first seed bank was officially launched on Sat, as part of efforts to protect local and regional plant diversity against threats like climate change and habitat loss. The Singapore Botanic Gardens Seed Bank, set up by NParks…

The new tech driving traffic on Singapore’s roads

As part of Singapore’s Smart Mobility 2030 vision, new devices and systems have been introduced to meet the needs of the population on the roads. 1) You’re on camera – When a vehicle enters and exits the enforcement…

ActiveSG gym for elderly opens in Ang Mo Kio, 4 more to open in mature estates

To help seniors age well, five ActiveSG gyms designed with the elderly and disabled in mind will open by the end of this year. Last Sept, PM Lee announced that such gyms will open in mature housing estates.…

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