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Attach stigma to plastic bag use

Plastic bags and cigarettes are similar in many ways; both are, after use, commonly found man-made pollutants, on land, in water and in the air. Both can kill. However, while it is mandatory to have graphic health warnings…

Recycling efforts gaining traction

I have been reading with great interest about recycling in Singapore. I am a British citizen and was in the Republic for the F1 race. I was pleased to observe how recycling facilities have become increasingly common in…

ACE reeling in growth opportunities with high-tech fish farming

Global fish production has been on the decline in recent years, as a result of overfishing and deteriorating water quality fuelled by climate change. Efforts to ramp up food security here have been stalled by algae blooms and…

DBS, CapitaLand Group, City Developments win big in corporate governance, sustainability

DBS, CapitaLand Group and City Developments were recognised on Thurs for leading the way in corporate governance and sustainability at the annual Sias Investors’ Choice Awards. The event took place at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre,…

Industrial building with hidden storey: Illegal floor demolished, unit for sale at $4.2m

The company which built an illegal storey inside its penthouse unit at The Alexcier in Alexandra Road has demolished the floor and put the unit up for sale. The owner is asking a cool $4.2 million for the…

Poll shows 70% of Bedok North residents want PMD use banned or restricted

Nowadays when retiree Tan Hock Suan walks in his Bedok North neighbourhood, he will look over his shoulder every few metres to see if there is any PMD speeding down the road behind him. The 73-year-old told ST…

School lauded for nurturing green habits in its pupils

Some schools are planting the seeds of green living in the minds of the younger generation, and one school that has been nurturing its pupils this way is Mee Toh School. Every Wed for the past two years,…

Is zero waste grocery shopping a reality?

The world is rapidly changing due to human activity, and that is evident in the climate changes that have led to unusual weather across the globe over the past few years. At the individual level, concepts such as…

Clementi Park unit makes $1.88 mil profit

The sale of a five-bedroom unit at Clementi Park, a 796-unit condo in District 21, was the most profitable transaction during the week of Sept 10 to 17. The 3,401 sqft, ground-floor unit changed hands for $3.34 million…

Novelty of Pullman

EL Development’s Lim Yew Soon to launch Pullman Residences Newton and open the flagship, five-star Pullman Singapore hotel on Hill St. In recent years, EL Development has been associated with large-scale, suburban private condo projects. Now, Lim Yew…

Hotel investment sales in Singapore doubles in volume to $828 mil from a year ago: CBRE

Hotel investment sales in Singapore has achieved $828.3 million in 1H2019, twice the volume recorded in 1H2018. Meanwhile, RevPAR clocked $273 million for the 12 months ended July 2019. Excluding partner buy-out transactions, a total of four properties…

Penthouse at Chelsea Gardens going for $4.9 mil

A 2,809 sqft penthouse at the freehold, 40-unit Chelsea Gardens has been put up for sale with a price tag of $4.9 million or $1,744 psf. The property on the market was originally a four-bedroom penthouse. At the…

Mapletree Commercial Trust to acquire Mapletree Business City (Phase 2) for $1.58 bil

Mapletree Commercial Trust (MCT) is acquiring Mapletree Business City (Phase 2) and the adjacent common premises Pasir Panjang Road in Singapore from a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of sponsor Mapletree Investments for $1.58 billion, including acquisition-related expenses. The agreed…

I care about climate change. I don’t wish to live in a Waterworld like Kevin Costner

My father and his siblings grew up on Pulau Sekijang Pelepah, or what is now known as Lazarus Island in Singapore. Growing up, I have always felt a connection with the sea. When Waterworld starring Kevin Costner aired…

Man dies after losing control of e-scooter along Tanah Merah Coast Road in wee hours

A 30-year-old man died on Tues morning at CGH after falling off his e-scooter on Tanah Merah Coast Road in the wee hours. SCDF said on Fri that it had received a call for assistance at 3.45am on…

Rules on PMDs: Panel calls for minimum age of 16 for e-scooter riders

These are the recommendations submitted by AMAP to MOT on Fri, as part of a review of regulations for safe path sharing among PMD users and pedestrians. 1) To mandate, as a start, that businesses procure third-party liability…

Early closures for some East-West Line MRT stations from October to December

Several MRT stations on EWL will close early on some days between Oct and Dec to facilitate maintenance work and the renewal of the power supply system. SMRT said on Thurs that on selected Fri and Sat from…

SBS Transit staff member rescues boy hanging off moving escalator

In a flash, Mr Mohamed Ferdaus Mohamed Yusoff bolted up a moving escalator at an MRT station to grab hold of a little boy hanging off its side. The SBS Transit employee hauled him over the handrail, but…

More than 12,000 dengue cases reported so far this year

Almost 230 dengue clusters were closed in the last month alone, although the total number of dengue cases has risen from a month ago. A total of 12,108 dengue cases for this year were reported as of Sept…

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