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Public start choosing their favourite design for Founders’ Memorial

Members of the public can start voting for their favourite design for the Founders’ Memorial at Level 2 atrium of IMM in Jurong East until Nov 10 before travelling to various locations across Singapore until Dec 29. A…

Aetos auxiliary police officers to be trained to perform fire safety inspections too

Two firms have joined hands to be the first in Singapore to provide auxiliary police officers who can perform both security roles and fire safety inspections and enforcement, among others. Aimed at tackling the manpower crunch in the…

Did Singapore copy its landmark airport rainforest and mall complex from Qatar’s designs?

When Singapore’s Changi Airport opened its landmark new entertainment and retail complex, Jewel, in Apr it was hailed by intl media as a marvel of modern architecture. Described as “part luxury mall and part indoor rainforest”, the US$1.25…

Singapore bans electric scooters from footpaths after spate of accidents

Singapore announced on Mon it was banning all escooters from footpaths, following a rise in the number of accidents involving the devices. Transport experts welcomed the move, saying the government had run out of patience with the problems…

Bishan BTO 2025 — everything we know about it so far

It’s been quite a year for high-profile HDB BTOs. First, there were not 1 but 2 oversubscribed Boon Keng BTOs, then there were rumours of a Keppel Club BTO. And now, there’s an upcoming BTO development in the…

BTO facebook groups are super political. But can they replace the kampung spirit?

Save for my neighbour’s pesky Pomeranian that has yapped at me every day that I’ve stepped out of my house for the last decade, my neighbours and I aren’t well-acquainted. On regular days, we don’t exchange pleasantries nor…

PMD-related fire broke out outside flat in Hougang

A fire involving a PMD broke out outside a flat in Hougang on Mon. SCDF said in a FB post that it responded to a fire outside an 11th-floor unit at Blk 927 Hougang St 91 at about…

Pop-up brothels: MPs question fairness of burden on homeowners to exercise ‘reasonable diligence’

MP have voiced concerns over homeowners having to make sure – at the point of signing their lease agreements – that their tenants will not use their homes for vice activities. The feedback came as part of amendments…

JB-Singapore RTS Link to go ahead but further suspended to April 2020: Khaw

The suspension of JB-Singapore RTS Link project has been extended to Apr 30, 2020, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Mon. This comes after Malaysia said on Oct 31 it would proceed with the construction of the…

Parliament passes law to stamp out ‘pop-up brothels’ in rented flats, some run by foreign syndicates

A law designed to crack down on “pop-up brothels” appearing in rented flats in the Singapore heartlands, some of them run by foreign vice syndicates using websites and apps, was passed by Parliament on Mon. Three key changes…

Changi Airport to close Runway 2, planes to use Runway 3 from October 2020

Changi Airport will operate using Runway 1 and Runway 3 from Oct next year in order to facilitate works for the airport’s fifth terminal and the Changi East Industrial Zone. The airport will operate on these two runways…

Stiffer penalties for drone-related offences, compulsory registration from 2 Jan

Owners of drones with a take-off weight of above 250g will be made to register their devices from 2 Jan next year, before they can be operated in Singapore. Penalties for offences involving drones and other UA will…

Municipal projects: Which town councils got how much in CIPC funds?

Funds disbursed through the CIPC amounted to $25 million last year, distributed among the 15 PAP town councils. The year before, CIPC grants totalled close to $42 million, checks with the financial reports of town councils showed. In…

NTUC FairPrice’s ‘no plastic bag’ initiative to be extended to 25 stores islandwide for a year

NTUC FairPrice will be extending its “No Plastic Bag” initiative to 25 stores across the island, up from seven previously, after a month-long trial run received positive feedback from customers. From Nov 11, the initiative will involve 12 FairPrice…

Singapore sees greener future in trading power with neighbours

Singapore’s state-owned power grid operator wants to build more connections to neighbouring countries to tap their greater potential for renewable energy. Nations like Malaysia and Indonesia have ample spare land for solar panels and enough wind to power…

E-scooter ban on footpaths ‘only right’, says brother of woman who died in Bedok accident

The e-scooter ban on footpaths is “only right”, said the brother of a female cyclist who died in a fatal accident with one of the devices in Bedok in Sept. Mr Andy Ong, 53, spoke in favour of…

Multi-agency work group to tackle food insecurity, food waste in Singapore

A new multi-agency work group has been set up to tackle the twin issues of food waste and food insecurity here, ST has learnt. This is the first such group involving stakeholders from the Government and community groups…

Jewel Changi Airport not a copycat: CAG and Safdie Architects respond to Qatar Airways chief’s accusation

Singapore did not copy the idea or design for Jewel Changi Airport from anyone. CAG and world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, who designed the structure that has drawn intl acclaim since its opening in Apr, have hit back at…

Santa’s coming: Christmas Wonderland’s jingling back to Gardens by the Bay with parade, Nordic-inspired floral displays, new light sculpture

Singaporeans obsessed with light installations and Instagram-worthy photo opportunities will be happy to know that the sixth edition of the Christmas (selfie) Wonderland is returning to Gardens by the Bay at the end of this month with a…

CDL Hospitality Trusts remains top pick despite 3Q DPS dip

Analysts from Maybank Kim Eng Research and RHB Group Research are keeping their “buy” recommendations on CDHLT, despite the REIT stumbling in its recent 3Q19 results. CDLHT reported DPS of 2.09 cents for the 3Q19 ended Sept, some…

From the PAP to the Workers’ Party, why are Singapore’s political parties increasingly concerned with climate change?

Marine Parade, a largely residential estate on Singapore’s east coast, was built on reclaimed land and last month, former PM Goh Chok Tong the area’s parliamentary representative for over four decades wrote in an email to youths behind…

Eco Shop Me @ South East launched

NEA has partnered with South East CDC to launch Eco Shop Me @ South East programme. Collaborating with eco-shops, the programme is to create a stronger awareness of eco-friendly businesses in the South East District and encourage consumers…

Park-themed Sony Singapore store opens in Westgate

Sony Singapore has opened a park-themed store at the Westgate shopping centre. It says the store has been designed to connect with customers through their lifestyle by offering consumer products from the photography, videography and audio categories through…

Riverside Piazza to be put for collective sale tender for $195m

The Riverside Piazza at Keng Cheow St near Clarke Quay will be put up for collective sale via tender for $198m on 5 Nov until 19 Dec, Colliers Intl announced. This translates a land rate of $2,602 psf…

Foreigners snapped up 18.2% of Parc Clematis units

This chart from Knight Frank reveals that non-permanent foreigners accounted for 18.2% of sales of residential condo development Parc Clematis, making it the development with the highest number of foreign buyers in Q3 2019. “The project appealed to…

World’s No. 1 Swiss hospitality management school to open its first international campus outside Switzerland in Singapore

Switzerland’s Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL) is setting up its first intl campus outside its home country in Singapore. The renowned Lausanne-based school, which is consistently ranked No. 1 in the field by university rankings, will open the…

1 dead after crane collapses at construction site of new TTSH rehab facility

A 28-year-old Indian worker was killed and another injured after a crane collapsed on Mon at the construction site of a new rehab facility under TTSH. SCDF said it received a call for help at a construction site…

Man fined S$2,000 for flying drone near Paya Lebar Air Base without permit

Stiff fines are needed as a deterrence against illegal drone-flying here, said a district judge on Mon, as he ordered a 37-year-old man to pay a S$2,000 penalty for doing so. The man, Ed Chen Junyuan, is the…

E-scooter sharing services prohibited, existing applications to be rejected till further notice: LTA

Amid rising safety concerns about PMD, LTA is scrapping plans to offer e-scooter sharing licences, Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Lam Pin Min announced in Parliament on Mon. “Given the safety concerns of motorised PMD usage…

Govt bans electric scooters from all footpaths from Nov 5

The use of electric scooters on all footpaths will be banned from Tues and riders may only use them on cycling paths and PCN. Such devices will continue to be banned from roads as well. The ban from…

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