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Singapore pours $7.2bn into underground sewage superhighway

The government of Singapore is spending S$10 billion to complete an underground sewer system in the city-state. The pipeline, dubbed the “underground superhighway,” is 3-6 meters in diameter and buried 35-55 meters underground. It will collect wastewater from…

Over 5,000 alumni of Raffles Girls’ School bid farewell to Anderson Road campus

More than 5,000 RGS alumni, ranging from recent graduates to those who had attended the school in the 1940s, headed back to their alma mater for one last hurrah on Sat. It was the last homecoming event at…

Multi-pronged approach best way to tackle mosquito problem

We thank Mr Kevin Ho Kun Kok for his feedback (Pull out all the stops to fight mosquito breeding, Aug 8). This year’s surge in dengue cases can be attributed to an increase in mosquito population, warmer weather…

S’pore heritage sites widely publicised

We thank Mr Henry Ong for his letter (Highlight Sun Yat Sen memorial, Aug 9). The Singapore Tourism Board recognises the significance of the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, particularly to Chinese visitors. Information about Singapore’s various…

Tiny sensors allowing observation of plant growth may help urban farms

Researchers from Smart, MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, have found a way to observe plants and their growth all the way down to the molecular level. This is done by injecting nano-sized particles invisible to the human eye…

Singapore’s warm, dry weather leads to surge in vegetation fires

The unusually dry spell in Singapore has led to a sharp increase in the number of vegetation fires this year, the highest in the last three years. SCDF said 555 fires were reported in the first half of…

Hotels of the future

Beating the rest of the services sector, the accommodation and food services industry here notched productivity gains of 2 per cent last year. And, with looming cuts to the services sector’s foreign worker quotas, the hospitality industry may…

Singapore sets up first myopia centre in Bedok

The Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) on Fri launched a new centre to tackle myopia. Myopia rates in Singapore are among the highest in the world, with one in five children having the condition by the time they…

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