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Take objective appraisal of Singapore’s modern history

I am glad that Mr Anthony Oei pointed to the archaeological dig at the Sultan Gate last May to support his belief that Singapore was more than a sleepy fishing village in 1819 (Pre-colonial Singapore was thriving island,…

Meyer Mansion tops launch sales; The Antares sells 20% of 90 units released

Three projects were launched over the weekend of Sept 14-15, namely Meyer Mansion on Meyer Road in prime District 15; The Antares on Mattar Road, near Aljunied Road and Macpherson Road in District 14; and Uptown @ Farrer,…

Home-grown food start-ups get a hand in the kitchen with new innovation hub

Food start-ups here may have a new home in a 90,000 sqft building in Chin Bee Drive, offering facilities such as R&D laboratories, a co-working space, and trading, logistics and manufacturing facilities. A spin-off by sugar company Cheng…

Cyclists and PMD users concerned about new ban in common areas; town councils say rule to remain

Food delivery rider Shahrulnizam Ramli, 32, used to take his two children, aged four and five, out cycling around his Tampines HDB estate every weekend. But he is worried that doing so now would risk a fine of…

Clash of the clans: First the Teochews, now the Hainanese

For three decades, the characters “Hainan Hwee Kuan” in elegant Chinese calligraphy adorned the facade of a building in Beach Road. On a Fri evening two weeks ago, they were taken down. Members of a splinter faction from…

Illegal cigarette sellers who hide in the forest

They stand in blind spots before sprinting across a filter lane, precariously dodging oncoming vehicles from BKE. More than a dozen foreign men living in the forest near Zhenghua Flyover in Bukit Panjang are often seen doing this…

Singapore’s F&B sector in sweet spot to exploit hottest growth opportunities

In the latest earnings season, the majority of local F&B firms reported huge losses. But, despite the overall lacklustre performance, market watchers remain positive on the sector. BreadTalk, Jumbo, Neo Group, Japan Foods Holding and Kimly were among…

How much is your home worth? Some things are within our control

A lot of things factor into how much your home is worth, such as the location, the square footage, the school district and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Although several of those parameters aren’t easily changed, some…

Air quality in S’pore forecast to gradually improve, says NEA

The 24-hr PSI is forecast to gradually improve to the high end of the “moderate range” overnight if prevailing wind conditions continue, NEA said on Sun. The agency said that the haze situation in Singapore has gradually improved…

Explainer: What are polders and how does the Govt plan to use them to defend S’pore against climate change?

When PM Lee devoted a big part of his NDR speech on Aug 18 to climate change, many listening may have encountered an unfamiliar word — “polders”. But what exactly are polders, and how do they work? Speaking…

Plug gaps in vehicular noise-emission standards

Idling engines are rightly sanctioned under the Environmental Protection and Mgmt (Vehicular Emissions) Regulations owing to their contribution to pollution. The Fourth Schedule of the regulations sets out the standards for vehicular noise emissions. Unfortunately, the limits reference…

Unfazed by haze: S’poreans head outdoors despite PSI readings inching up on Sunday

While smog continued to paint the skies around Singapore on Sun, life went on as usual for many — as people gathered to have picnics at Botanic Gardens, while others were seen flying kites at the Marina Barrage…

Is the Michelin Bib Gourmand overrated?

The Michelin Bib Gourmand list has expanded this year but instead of there being something for everyone, it seems many are not entirely pleased with what’s on it. From huffy declarations about how some joints do not deserve…

Artificial intelligence for construction safety, 3D printing part of new technologies trialled by HDB

HDB has rolled out the use of AI to enhance worker safety at its construction sites. The system will monitor workers who come within one metre of a non-barricaded edge with a drop of more than two metres…

Fire breaks out at Geylang shophouses

A fire broke out at two shophouse units along Geylang Lorong 4 on Sun afternoon. SCDF said in a FB post that it was alerted to the fire at about 2pm. “The fire involved the content of shophouses…

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