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Heritage gallery launched at State Courts Towers ahead of its opening

Visitors to the new State Courts Towers will be able to view a heritage gallery showcasing key moments in the history of Singapore’s judicial system when the building opens next month. The gallery will also showcase about 15…

New floating fish farm off Changi aims to produce more seafood than traditional coastal farms

A sustainable fish farm floating off the shores of Singapore gives a glimpse of what it is like to produce seafood with less energy and cleaner water, as the Government aims to reach the goal of producing 30…

Infuse gaming elements into efforts to reduce plastic use

Supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice’s extension of its no-plastic-bag policy shows its commitment to encouraging patrons to use less plastic. This effort is in step with Singapore’s zero-waste goal. Shoppers who need bags can buy them at between 10…

Managing packaging waste: Companies must buck up

With heightened environmental consciousness among businesses, it is laudable that big corporations have started to adopt more responsible practices. While these efforts are encouraging, many firms still hesitate to make the switch for fear of consumer backlash and…

Chan Chun Sing draws lessons for Singapore from Hong Kong situation

MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing said Singaporeans have wondered if the recent clashes in Hong Kong and other parts of the world could happen here. It can, “if we are complacent or not careful”. He said events in…

7 different types of homelessness in Singapore

1) Those in absolute dead-end circumstances – This can happen for a variety of unfortunate reasons, like medical inability to work; 2) Young people trying to escape difficult home environments – It’s tough to live with, say, an…

Merci Marcel opens on Singapore’s Orchard Road

Lifestyle brand Merci Marcel has launched a new flagship in Singapore at Palais Renaissance. The new Orchard Road location follows previous outlets in Tiong Bahru and Club St, offering curated home accessories and fine food. It stocks more…

Homeless or are they sleeping rough?

The word “homeless” is probably not entirely appropriate in the study by Assistant Professor Ng Kok Hoe of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS (1,000 homeless people sleeping on the streets in S’pore: Study,…

Make our city even more beautiful

I am sure many of us must be cheered by the news that Singapore has been ranked among the most beautiful cities in the world. Let us try to make our city even prettier, bearing in mind several…

Stray dogs at Pasir Ris Park a worry

My wife and I were at Pasir Ris Park one evening for our regular jog. As the school holidays had begun, there were more than the usual number of people there, including families with children, as well as…

Law-abiding e-scooter riders face the heat

The sudden banning of e-scooters on footpaths has ramifications for all stakeholders, and many are apparent from the get-go. There are two consequences that are not so obvious and need to be addressed. The first is the ignorance…

Senoko Energy clarifies that it does not need more Government funding in ‘foreseeable future’

Senoko Energy has clarified that it does not need more funding from the Singapore Government in the “foreseeable future”, after a media report last week said it has sought a rescue package from local authorities. It also said…

Above the Fray: E-scooter rider on walkway roof sparks new infrastructure idea

A video of an e-scooter rider traveling atop the roof of a sheltered walkway has gone viral on FB, sparking a vision of “flyovers” for users of PMDs. The 30-second clip posted to several pages yesterday initially drew…

Frasers Property takes prudent stance in Singapore residential market

Frasers Property Limited has been taking a cautious approach to the Singapore residential market, given elevated land prices and a slow take- up rate from home buyers. But it continues to actively review opportunities, group CEO Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi…

Solibuild bags $162.5m contract for Tai Sheng Avenue factories

Soilbuild Construction Group has been awarded a contract by SB Investment for the proposed erection of 4 blocks of 8 & 9 storey multiple-user general industrial factory development at Tai Seng Ave. The project constitutes a carpark, industrial…

Merger ticks all the right boxes for OUE Commercial REIT, but analysts remain cautious

OUE Commercial Trust (OUECT) seems poised to thrive on its recent merger with OUE Hospitality Trust (OUEHT), which appears to have ticked all the boxes for the REIT. OUECT’s latest set of financial results for 3Q19 ended Sept…

Bendemeer coffee shop tables set alight; man, 72, arrested

Hawkers in a coffee shop in Bendemeer were shocked to find burnt tables when they turned up for work yesterday morning. The police said they were alerted to a case of mischief by fire at Blk 27 Bendemeer…

Cat placed at bin centre: Tampines Town Council apologises for ‘lapse in protocol’

Tampines Town Council has apologised for the way it handled a cat’s relocation after the animal was found caged up in a bin centre last week. It acknowledged that there was a “lapse in the protocol” in its…

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