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20 polytechnic students given rare access to nerve centre of Singapore’s power system

A handful of tertiary students had the rare opportunity to tour the inside of the Power System Control Centre of EMA on Thurs. Organised by EMA, the visit to the centre is part of a programme that allows…

Debunking myth of the sleepy fishing village

Among Singapore’s early landowners – whose presence predated a treaty allowing Raffles to set up a trading post here in 1819 – was Hajjah Fatimah, a Bugis trader from Melaka. She and her husband were drawn to the…

Punggol versus Tampines: which is the better BTO launch of August 2019?

At first glance, it’s easy to see which is the better plot for the Aug 2019 BTO projects in Punggol. Bordering the Punggol Promenade, the East Plot will likely be designed in a similar vein to the adjacent…

Better alternatives to dementia village

I thank Senior Health Correspondent Salma Khalik for raising issues surrounding the planned “dementia village” (5 hard questions about the “dementia village” plan in Sembawang, July 25). As a caregiver to my wife, who has advanced Parkinson’s disease…

Chip Eng Seng 2Q earnings down 67% to $4 mil

Property and education group Chip Eng Seng reported 2Q19 earnings ended June of $3.9 million, down 67.4% from $12.2 million in 2Q18 on lower sales and higher expenses. Revenue from property development fell 9.9% to $169.8 million due…

ISOTeam powering up as regional player on back of Pure acquisition

As the Singapore construction sector awakens from its slump, ISOTeam is well placed to tap new markets and win more contracts. Not only has the one-stop building and engg company rolled out a new improved tender process that…

REITs, business trusts continue to improve in corporate governance: GIFT report

REITs and business trusts (BTs) on the whole have continued to show improvements in corporate governance, according to the Governance Index for Trusts (GIFT) 2019 report. GIFT, which is an annual assessment used to gauge the governance and…

Former site manager fined S$30,000 for corruption

A 47-year-old former site manager has been fined S$30,000 for corruption, said CPIB on Thurs. Indian national Kolanji Govindan, then an employee of Singapore Piling and Civil Engg (SPCE), was also ordered to pay a penalty of S$20,000.…

PUB to carry out fogging, checks as midges multiply near Pandan Reservoir

PUB will carry out inspections and fogging near Pandan Reservoir to control the rising midge population, it said on Thurs. “There has been an increase in midges around the HDB blocks near Pandan Reservoir recently due to the…

Esports, darts, and Indomie: Bountie Arena opens in the heart of One-North

A new esports arena has just opened up in the heart of One-North, and it is massive. Taking up 6,600 sqft in the basement of the Connexis Tower, Bountie Arena touts itself as Singapore’s premier esports and gaming…

You can rent a 2-storey bungalow on the rooftop of International Plaza for $15k a month

Bungalows are perched on top of hills in other countries. Here in Singapore, we have a bungalow atop a high-rise building in CBD. What caught our attention was that this “penthouse” listed on PG is not like its…

Firm faces 56 more charges for illegal e-scooter sharing service; PMD seller in court for riding device on road at high speed

Neuron Mobility has been slapped with 56 additional charges for providing the devices in public places without a licence or exemption. The company, represented in court on Thurs by its CEO Zachary Wang Zizi, had been charged earlier…

Woman wins case against sister to get back $428k, condo stake

An administrative officer who sued her elder sister to get back more than US$313,000 (S$428,000) that the latter had invested on her behalf, as well as her 25 per cent stake in an $800,000 Choa Chu Kang apartment,…

30 reports of errant PMD users lodged through LTA app on first day

Thirty reports on errant users of PMD and PAB have been made through the MyTransport.SG mobile app as of 5pm on Wed, the day the feature went “live”. The incident-reporting feature is a step up in LTA’s efforts…

Raffles Hotel Singapore reopens today with a refreshed look, new F&B concepts, and a higher suite count

Today is the day Raffles Hotel Singapore officially reopens its doors. The heritage property’s most recent restoration works started in Feb 2017, marking the first time the hotel closed for a revamp since its last makeover from 1989…

PIE viaduct collapse: Project staff did not stop works despite finding cracks, says prosecution

Two men working on a segment of the PIE viaduct in Changi that collapsed in 2017 had allowed work on the project to continue despite spotting cracks in two key load-bearing structures more than 30 minutes before the…

SMRT Trains reports S$155 million net loss for FY2019 amid rising operating expenses

Local rail operator SMRT Trains announced on Wed that it recorded a net loss after tax of $155 million for the financial year that ended on 31 Mar 2019. The net loss after tax was nearly double the…

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