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Shops should stop giving plastic bags freely

I wonder whether Singapore is really making an effort to reduce the use of plastic. On a recent visit to KL, staff in every shop I went to, even a supermarket, asked me whether I needed a plastic…

Use technology to catch litterbugs

NEA should use surveillance cameras islandwide to catch litterbugs. Littering is still widespread in Singapore. It is common to see empty plastic bottles and drink cans lying around in parks. Drivers empty trash from their vehicles onto carpark…

Plans by ousted Uber CEO to expand ‘ghost kitchen’ business in Asia face challenges from old rival

Ousted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has re-entered the Singapore market and is going up against rivals old and new, this time in the “ghost kitchen” space. Smart City Kitchens, which is under a subsidiary of Mr Kalanick’s real…

Shared-kitchen operator asks competition watchdog to help ‘level the playing field’

A shared-kitchen operator has appealed to CCCS to “help level the playing field” after being shut out by a second food delivery operator just weeks after starting business. Smart City Kitchens’ GM Warren Tseng said on Wed that…

Delivery rider on e-scooter injures man

A GrabFood delivery rider left an elderly man with a brain injury after piling into him on his e-scooter. Jegatheswaran Kalaiselvan was zipping along a walkway near Blk 152 Serangoon North Ave 1 at around noon on Oct…

NSF fined for colliding into boy, 6, while riding e-scooter at East Coast Park

A full-time national serviceman who collided into a six-year-old boy with his electric scooter at East Coast Park was fined the maximum S$2,500 on Wed. Sachiv Raj Verma, a 20-year-old Singaporean currently serving his NS, admitted to one…

Sporting legends Ang Peng Siong, Lim Tong Hai appear in film about Farrer Park, which has no dialogue

The hotly debated Farrer Park redevelopment has proved to be a rich subject for a young local filmmaker who has depicted how an URA planner helped preserve iconic parts of Singapore sporting history. When URA announced plans in…

Got ideas on recycling household rubbish? Join a new ‘citizens’ workgroup’

In the drive to make Singapore cleaner and greener, the Government is giving 50 Singaporeans from diverse backgrounds the chance to form a “citizens’ workgroup” to come up with strategies to improve the way households recycle rubbish. MEWR…

From Sang Nila Utama to Raffles: Free Telok Blangah tour explores 700 years of Singapore history

Once home to the orang lauts, infested with pirates and now a modern residential town, Telok Blangah is steeped in Singapore history. A new, free guided walking tour, called the My Telok Blangah Heritage Tour, will trace Singapore’s…

Soilbuild REIT 2Q DPU falls 6.7% to 1.18 cents on higher expenses

SB REIT mgmt, the manager of Soilbuild REIT, reported 2Q19 DPU of 1.179 cents, down 6.7% from 1.264 cents in 2Q18. This was despite gross revenue increasing by 19.4% to $22.4 million from $18.7 million last year, largely…

Pasir Ris, a town close to nature and the sea

Pasir Ris sits on the eastern part of Singapore, at one end of the EWL. It looks far removed from the madding town crowd. In fact, it is sought after by many for its multiple gems. Pasir Ris…

Four freehold Geylang shophouses on the market for $14 mil

Knight Frank is marketing the sale of four shophouses at the junction of Geylang Road and Lorong 33 Geylang. The properties have a guide price of $14 million. The adjoining two-storey conservation shophouses were affected by a fire…

Singapore Shopping Centre launched for collective sale at $255 mil

Singapore Shopping Centre at 190 Clemenceau Ave has launched a collective sale attempt with a reserve price of $255 million, announced SRI. Singapore Shopping Centre is a seven-storey, mixed-use development comprising retail and office components. It sits on…

300 cleaning robots that can rap, joke to appear on Singapore streets by March 2020

By Mar next year, expect to be greeted by any of local firm LionsBot Intl’s 300 autonomous robots that can sing, rap, wink and even crack jokes while cleaning the streets of Singapore. At the launch and live…

4 ‘sheds’ stored with reusable tools set up to help with beach clean-ups

Four colourful community “sheds” containing reusable litter picking tools have been set up across three parks in Singapore in a bid to reduce waste and complement efforts by volunteer groups to clean up beaches. Located near washing and…

True Group’s newest gym is high tech AF – Is this the future of fitness?

Historically, fitness has always been a rather analogue affair. The folks over at TFX, however, are planning to change that. Located on the top floor of the recently reopened Funan mall, TFX is the latest offering from homegrown…

More Singapore SMEs paying debt on time in Q2, led by building sector: Experian

More SMEs in Singapore are paying their debts on time in the second quarter of 2019, boosted by construction sector activities, according to an Experian report. A healthy pipeline of activity within the construction sector led to significant…

Clampdown on loans to maids is good news for property owners

Money lending, in either licensed or ah long form, has a real impact on property owners. This isn’t only applicable in HDB flats either; even condos now see debt collectors trying to sneak in. Because maids have only…

Singapore’s first dementia care village is in the works: Here’s what to expect

Singapore is opening its first dementia care village, a much-needed necessity given our ageing population. But if you think this is some sort of old folk’s home or hospital, you’re wrong. It’s so much more than that. Up…

New research office to boost Singapore’s climate science capabilities

The Government will set up a new office to strengthen Singapore’s capabilities in climate science, MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli said on Wed. The new Climate Science Research Programme Office, set up under the Centre for Climate Research Singapore…

Preparing against ‘the perfect storm’: Singapore to spend S$400 million upgrading and maintaining drains

As part of efforts to boost flood resilience, Singapore will spend an additional S$400 million to upgrade and maintain drains over the next two years, announced Environment Minister Masagos Zulkifli on Wed. Speaking at MEWR’s 2019 Partners for…

WeWork to lease 21-storey Singapore office tower after HSBC moves out

WeWork Cos will lease a 21-storey building in Singapore’s prime financial district that is currently leased to HSBC, marking an expansion by the US co-working space provider in Asia. WeWork, backed by Japan’s SoftBank Group, will lease the…

Enjoy discounts at some F&B outlets in 3 SPH malls by bringing your own containers

Bring your own containers and enjoy discounts the next time you buy drinks and meals at The Clementi Mall, The Rail Mall or The Seletar Mall. A six-month-long campaign to reduce waste was announced on Wed by SPH,…

What Singapore’s first dementia care village in Sembawang could be like

Dementia care villages, such as the one planned for Gibraltar Crescent, encourage residents to live as independently as possible despite their age and condition. One such village is De Hogeweyk in Amsterdam, where patients are encouraged to shop…

Jewel Changi Airport’s new Pokemon Explorer game

Tired of playing Pokemon Go? Try Pokemon Explorer (PEX). Launched jointly by Jewel Changi Airport and The Pokemon Company, PEX is an interactive game in which players can choose a partner Pokemon to accompany them and complete various…

Engineering SME to launch full smart factory in 3-5 years

Fong’s Engg and Manufacturing, a maker of high-end medical devices, aims to launch a full-fledged smart factory in the next three to five years, a move expected to boost its revenue by 20 per cent year on year.…

Police begin probe over irregular quotations received by MND and URA after AGO report

Police have started investigations into irregular quotations received by MND and URA. In its report released yesterday, AGO highlighted irregularities in a “significant number” of quotations by contractors for public projects. It said checks at MND revealed “tell-tale…

Will it be one, two or three for 5G?

Singapore telecom operators are divided on the regulator’s plans for a 5G network model, though industry analysts largely stuck with the structure put forth by IMDA. In a two-month consultation that closed last week, IMDA proposed “at least…

Keppel DC REIT’s NPI up 19.9% to $86.49m in H1

Keppel DC REIT’s NPI climbed 19.9% YoY to $86.49m in H1 2019 from $72.16m in 2018. Revenue also grew 19.5% YoY from $79.94m to $95.49m. The strong performance was attributed to the firm’s acquisitions of maincubes Data Centre…

Two-storey Belmont Road GCB for sale at $42m

A landed, two-storey good class bungalow (GCB) at 80 Belmont Road is set to be put up for auction with a guide price of $42m, an announcement by Knight Frank revealed. The property has a land area of…

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