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New towns, industries are being built, now what S’pore needs are new people: PM Lee

There are many new plans to build Singapore for the next generation, but the country first needs birth rates to rise so that the population can grow “a little bit”, PM Lee said on Thurs. “We have so…

Singapore processes only tiny fraction of plastics locally; experts say this is unsustainable

NEA has disclosed that only 7 per cent of plastics collected here in 2018 for recycling was processed locally. The small proportion worries experts because there is currently an oversupply of such plastics. At the same time, China…

PMD user who hit girl at void deck: Why can’t I ride here?

An e-scooter crashed into a toddler at a void deck on Sun evening, mere metres from a notice warning users they can no longer ride in common areas of HDB blocks. The collision left the three-year-old girl bruised…

Adapt workplace strategies to cater to five-generation workforce: CBRE

Real estate occupiers will have to adapt workplace strategies over the next decade to meet the differing needs of a “five-generation workforce”, CBRE notes in a report on Oct 9. The flagship report, ‘Real Estate 2030’, was launched…

Roxy-Pacific previews NEU at Novena on Oct 17

Roxy-Pacific Holdings and Macly Group, with local construction firm Lim Wen Construction, will open the public preview for NEU at Novena over the weekend of Oct 12-13. NEU at Novena is an 87-unit residential development by the three…

Architect, businessman and philanthropist Albert Hong dies at 84

Prominent architect, businessman and philanthropist Albert Hong, who had donated a sum of $30 million to SUTD about five years ago, died on Mon. He was 84. Described as a man with a strong personality and forceful character…

Ex-National Library building’s gate posts in safekeeping, will return to old spot after SMU moves them

A pair of red brick gate posts and their connecting fence – the last remaining physical structures of the former National Library building – seemed to have gone missing, causing alarm to some members of the public and…

Co-working space for biotech start-ups in Singapore will launch next month

With pastel-coloured walls, neon decorations and plush sofas, a co-working space in Biopolis can be mistaken for a cafe or a blogshop’s retail outlet. But NSG BioLabs, fitted with a sterile lab and high-tech equipment, is a 15,000…

Singapore’s shifting roles through the centuries

Why should we pay attention to the longer and deeper history of Singapore that reaches back several centuries? Sceptics might argue that the present-day global city state has nothing in common with the settlement – or settlements –…

New approaches to funding public transport system might be needed

Since 1998, fare adjustments have been formula-driven exercises that try to strike a balance between ensuring public transport is affordable and operators remain viable. This year is no exception. But as it has done in recent years, PTC…

Singapore is world’s smartest city: IMD Smart City Index

It is indeed wonderful to be living in the “smartest” city in the world (Singapore tops world Smart City Index, Oct 4). And no doubt, on all the measures indicated in the survey that went into the index,…

Alternative reading options near Choa Chu Kang Public Library

We thank Dr Angus Whitehead for his feedback. The renovation of Choa Chu Kang Public Library is part of NLB’s effort to better serve the community with enhanced facilities and programmes. To minimise inconvenience to mall visitors, the…

More energy efficient to use spot-cooling units in hospitals?

I refer to MOH’s reply (Subsidised wards in newer hospitals better now, Oct 9). The ministry stated that hospitals have implemented measures including “spot-cooling to bring down the ambient temperature in specific locations”. I saw this being done…

Despite shelved IPO, WeWork still expanding in Singapore

WeWork on Thurs launched its new space at 9 Battery Road, in the heart of Singapore’s CBD. WeWork 9 Battery Road occupies the prime commercial MYP Centre building and is the first location in Singapore to feature a…

Innovation, sustainability at the heart of Singapore’s energy ecosystem

Around the world, nations are in a race against time as the accelerated melting of ice sheets forebode prolonged droughts, new diseases and intense heatwaves. At the heart of this longstanding movement in SEA is Singapore, with a…

BCA SkyLab: Technology assessment of Electrochromic glazing for energy efficiency, thermal and visual comfort

ERI@N conducted a full-scale real-world laboratory test on Halio electrochromic glazing (EC) technology or known as smart-tinting glass at BCA SkyLab in 2018. The test aimed to understand Halio’s impact on glare control, occupant comfort and energy consumption…

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