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Singapore plans tree-planting bonanza to battle climate change

Land-scarce, low-lying and increasingly hot Singapore is going to have to find room for more than a quarter of a million new trees and shrubs as the city state steps up measures to respond to climate change. “Citizens…

Bishan could get 1,500 new BTO flats near MRT station by 2025

More than 1,500 BTO flats could be available by 2025 in Bishan, one of Singapore’s most sought-after housing estates. HDB has called a quotation for a traffic impact assessment (TIA) for a proposed public housing development in the…

St John Singapore opens dementia daycare centre to cater to growing need

St John Singapore has opened its first dementia daycare centre to cater to a growing need for such services amid a rise in incidents of the disorder. The centre, located next to its headquarters along Beach Road, was…

Some condos ban food delivery riders from entering on PMDs

At least three condominiums in Bishan and Sengkang have recently banned food delivery riders from entering the properties on PMDs. This comes even as the devices have been banned since Sept at the void decks and common corridors…

Employers to be consulted before accident learning reports are published by MOM

Parties directly involved in a major industrial accident, including the owner of the location where the accident took place, will be consulted by MOM when it prepares its incident learning report. Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad…

ST Engineering launches 12m-long driverless bus; public trials to start on Jurong Island next year

Workers on Jurong Island will be able to hitch a ride on two 12m-long autonomous buses from the island’s checkpoint to their workplace from around the middle of next year. At an event to launch the driverless bus…

Flying taxi goes for test spin in Marina Bay

An 18-propeller drone-like flying taxi took to the skies here for the first time yesterday, as German firm Volocopter conducted a test flight of its vehicle around the Marina Bay district. The battery-operated, two-seater vehicle flew for about…

ComfortDelGro self-driving shuttle bus showcases new features at transport congress

Four months after it began trials ferrying commuters at NUS, ComfortDelGro’s self-driving shuttle bus is now able to travel to pick-up points on demand. It can also detect and skirt around obstacles as it travels along a route,…

‘Gentle giant’ and iconic conservationist Subaraj Rajathurai dies

Veteran nature guide and wildlife consultant Subaraj Rajathurai has died at the age of 56. His son, Mr Saker Subaraj, told TODAY that he died after suffering a heart attack at home. After his wife, Ms Shamla Jeyarajah…

Kimly to acquire coffeeshop, industrial canteen units for $59 mil

Kimly is eyeing the acquisition of a portfolio of coffeeshop leases, coffeeshop units and industrial canteen units for a total consideration of $59 million. In a bourse filing on Tues, the coffeeshop operator says its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jin…

Rail operators, regulators cite challenges protecting against cyber threats

Obsolete and legacy infrastructure are two of the challenges faced by rail operators and regulators when implementing solutions against cyber threats, said a panel on Tues. For example, while rail contracts may require vendors to provide the most…

Wild boar charges at SUV before ramming into it along Upper Bukit Timah Rd

A wild boar was seen charging across Upper Bukit Timah Road and ramming into an SUV before dashing into a forested area at about 1.45pm on Oct 13. Stomp contributor Michelle alerted Stomp to the incident and said…

PropertyGuru leans towards lower end of IPO range – sources

PG, the Southeast Asian online realty company, is offering shares at the lower end of the A$3.70 to A$4.50 indicated range as it takes orders for its Australian IPO, according to two sources close to the deal. A…

Keppel faces shake-up with Temasek’s bid for control

Barely four months after a mammoth property merger led by Temasek Holdings was done and dusted by sector heavyweight CapitaLand, Singapore’s state-owned investment firm is shaking things up again – with a surprise S$4 billion partial offer for…

Retail space supply to shrink in 2020-2021

This chart from Edmund Tie shows that the supply pipeline for retail property from 2019 until 2022 will remain limited, totalling to only 692,000 sqft NLA for the four periods combined. The supply in the pipeline for the…

Ascott Residence Trust, Ascendas Hospitality Trust get over 99% approval from unitholders for proposed combination

The unitholders of Ascott Residence Trust (Ascott REIT) and Ascendas Hospitality Trust (A-HTRUST) have voted overwhelmingly in support of the proposed combination of the two hospitality reits. At their respective EGMs and scheme meetings on Mon, Ascott REIT…

Funan, Westgate boost CapitaLand Mall Trust income

CapitaLand Mall Trust has reported a third-quarter revenue gain of 17.6 per cent year on year. According to CapitaLand Mall Trust Management Limited (CMTML), the manager of CapitaLand Mall Trust (CMT), net property income reached S$144.2 million for…

Worst period for dengue cases over but NEA urges continued vigilance

The dengue situation in Singapore this year may have passed its worst period, but NEA is urging residents to continue to be vigilant in preventing infection rates from rising again. According to an update in NEA website on…

Driverless vehicles come at a cost: Experts

Automated and connected vehicles will transform the way we move and live, but they come with additional costs, and it is unclear who will bear those costs. The Korea Transport Institute research fellow and intelligent transport systems R&D…

Jurong Innovation District to see 6 new additions, including Siemens and Bosch Rexroth

The new hub for advanced manufacturing in Jurong West is welcoming six new entrants over the next three years, ranging from industry giants to research institutions, said DP Heng Swee Keat on Tues. They are Siemens, Flowserve, Bosch…

37 families in Katong to move out of state land by end of 2020 for restoration and repair works

For the past 44 years, 85-year-old Madam Hasana Ahmad has set up a tent outside her home for Hari Raya celebrations – inviting up to 500 family members, friends and neighbours. But next year’s celebrations could be the…

JTC goes beyond landlord role to play matchmaker

Over the past year or so, JTC has been looking to be more than a landlord – by actively linking its customers to potential partners which can help them to adopt more advanced technology and ease their talent…

E-commerce drives warehouse automation in Singapore

While the e-commerce boom has contributed to the demand for warehouses and driven new construction in Singapore, the impact has been less pronounced. We take a closer look at the impact of e-commerce in the Singapore market. 1)…

Remove income ceiling for first-time HDB buyers, Ho Ching

Ho Ching, the wife of PM Lee, has urged policymakers to remove the income ceiling for first-time buyers of HDB flat. This comes as Mdm Ho, who serves as CEO of Temasek, believes that everyone should own and…

International Press Building in Kallang on sale for $30 mil

The Intl Press Building, a detached industrial building at 26 Kallang Ave, is on the market for $30 million, or about $224 psf on the floor area. The six-storey property sits on a 54,000 sqft site that has…

Raffles Girls’ School moves to new home

Raffles Girls’ School (RGS) moved from the Anderson Road campus to 2 Braddell Rise yesterday morning. The new $90 million campus sees big additions in facilities while still keeping significant monuments from the 140-year-old school. While most students…

Century-old shophouse wins URA’s conservation award

The sensitive restoration of a century-old shophouse, near MacDonald House in Orchard Road, picked up one of the island’s most prestigious conservation awards at the annual Architectural Heritage Awards on Mon. Called Temasek Shophouse, the building which used…

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