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TTSH reports surge in PMD-rider related accidents over last 3 years, especially in 2019

While much attention has centred on pedestrians suffering severe, even fatal injuries after collisions with PMDs, the PMD riders themselves are also being injured in fast-rising numbers, TTSH said on Mon. A stocktake at TTSH found a 68…

Explainer: Why we need to use nature in the fight against climate change

While Singapore has big plans to invest in hard infrastructure to deal with the effects of rising sea levels, it also plans to employ “nature-based solutions”, MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli said on Mon. Experts TODAY spoke to said…

‘No need to rush and be the first’: Khaw on S’pore’s approach to adopting newfangled transport technologies

Spelling out the Government’s approach to the adoption of transport technologies, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said on Mon that Singapore is not in a rush to be “ahead of the curve” and be the first in adopting…

Property agent fined for fake offers: Home buyers’ and sellers’ agents can share fees, only if they declare, say experts

Questions have swirled after a property agent was given a record sentence for faking offers in a private home sale, with the aim of getting a bigger commission from the seller at the expense of his client, the…

Singapore ‘pushing the boundaries’ on mitigating climate change: Masagos

Singapore is “pushing the boundaries” and developing new ways to transition to a “low-carbon future”, as it continues efforts to mitigate climate change, said MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli on Mon. In a speech ahead of an IPCC meeting,…

Analysts stay lukewarm as Soilbuild REIT misses 3Q estimates

Analysts are remaining lukewarm on Soilbuild Business Space REIT, after it saw its 3Q19 results come in below expectations. The manager of Soilbuild REIT on Oct 16 announced a DPU 0.918 cents for the 3Q ended Sept, some…

Further upside to property-related companies on the way, says KGI

In Sept, new home sales reached the highest monthly sales since July 2018, when the latest round of property cooling measures came into effect. According to data released by URA, developers sold a total of 1,270 private residential…

Why would anyone volunteer to help gather data for a homelessness survey?

Take a walk around CBD past midnight—specifically, at Raffles Place Park—and you’re bound to see a few homeless people sleeping at the exit of Raffles Place MRT. Either lying on the cold pavement or sprawled on a thin…

Bubble-tea chain The Whale debuts in Singapore

The Nanjing-based brand opened the first franchise in the territory in a basement takeaway kiosk at Lot One Mall in Choa Chu Kang. It is known for its unusual blends, including the Brown Sugar Avocado and Volcanic Sapphire…

Geox opens X Store concept in Singapore

Italian shoe brand Geox has opened an X Store concept in Singapore with a new outlet in Paragon, Singapore. The concept fuses various design elements under one roof designed to convey Italian quality, contemporary design, sustainability and digital…

‘Crazy uncle’ spotted driving car along East Coast Park cycling path

Some people take the motivational quote “make your own path in life” way too literally. Take this driver, for example, who was spotted cruising in his sedan along East Coast Park on one of its cycling paths on…

UOB and RHT Chestertons launch online commercial property indication guide

RHT Chestertons and UOB Business Banking have jointly launched Singapore’s first online commercial property indication service. Using an app developed by Soreal Prop and UOB, the platform claims to provide the value indication guide for local commercial titled…

Industrial supply pipeline 40-50% lower than past years’ averages

This chart from Edmund Tie reveals that there are approximately 26.7 million sqft NLA or 7.6 million sqft per annum in the supply pipeline until 2022, about 40-50% lower than the past 3- and 5-year averages. There are…

Property agent fined S$30,000, suspended 12 months over unethical bid to pocket bigger commission

A property agent was fined S$30,000 and suspended for 12 months after trying to persuade his client to buy a condominium unit at a higher price than the seller was offering so that the agent could pocket a…

5G licences: Will industry partners bite?

Singapore regulators’ final plans for 5G telecom licences seem to anticipate a voracious appetite from mobile network operators (MNOs). As many as four licences are up for grabs, under a framework announced last week. Two nationwide providers are…

NUS, Keppel and SLNG tie-up to develop better cooling technology for data centres

NUS’s Faculty of Engg, Keppel Data Centres Holdings and SLNG have partnered to develop novel, energy-efficient and cost-effective cooling technology for data centres. The innovation could further pave the way for more sustainable and compact data centres, the…

Singapore malls offering experiential concepts to attract returning customers: Edmund Tie

With the disruption posed by e-commerce, retail malls in Singapore are rapidly evolving beyond mere sales to introduce experiential and activity-based concepts to entice returning customers, said a new paper by Edmund Tie. While Singapore’s GDP and household…

Why a community needs a library

I am sorry that Tan Yi Shu deems me an ungrateful and unreasonable Third World-minded member of Singapore’s citizenry in lamenting Choa Chu Kang’s loss of its library (Temporary closure of library not the end of the world,…

Equatorial nations must overcompensate for rising sea levels

The faster-than-expected rise in sea levels comes as no surprise as we have witnessed the sea fill the roads in Nicoll Drive and Kallang in the past (Shoring up Singapore’s coastlines as sea levels rise faster than expected,…

Balance PMD riders’ needs, public safety

Some netizens have suggested the outright ban of PMDs. I urge the authorities to think carefully before implementing drastic measures. Many riders depend on PMDs to deliver food. This allows them to earn some income and gives them…

Conserved: 7,200 buildings and counting

Pearl Bank Apartments and a row of 1950s art deco walk-up flats in Upper Pickering St are some of the buildings conservation veteran Teh Lai Yip wishes she could have saved. Mrs Teh, who has been with URA…

Singapore will use nature-based solutions to deal with sea level rise: Masagos

The Republic’s plans to deal with sea level rise will incorporate nature-based solutions that go beyond coastal protection, as well as engg solutions. MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli said: “To boost our natural defences such as mangroves, we take…

Nations must not take eyes off climate change or citizens will take their cause to the streets: Masagos

The existential threat of climate change is an issue that nations cannot ignore, MEWR Minister Masagos Zulkifli said on Mon at the first Singapore meeting of scientists from UN climate science body. “We must not take our eyes…

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