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There is no one, easy solution to PMD issue

The recent saga over the banning of e-scooters on footpaths brought back memories of a similar episode I was involved in years ago. It was 1985 and MCI then was trying to solve the perennial problem of commuters…

Bicentennial artworks in public spaces to make art easier to access: DPM Heng Swee Keat

See if you can spot a giant, inflatable sculpture in your neighbourhood in the coming month. Ten of these colourful sculptures, measuring up to 6m high and part of a bicentennial artwork called The Five Stones by artist…

Young people to play central role in making Woodlands dementia-friendly

Young people in Woodlands will have a key role to play as the town becomes a dementia-friendly community. A new Dementia Friends Mobilisation Team will be formed next month, to engage young people in dementia outreach initiatives, as…

Tweaks made to dementia village tender to draw more bidders

Singapore’s plans to set up a high-end dementia village in Gibraltar Crescent, near Sembawang Park, appears to have run into some hiccups. The authorities have now tweaked a couple of requirements and extended the deadline for operators to…

New lease of life for favourite Pulau Ubin eating spot run by two sisters

Pulau Ubin’s town centre boasts a second-generation eatery that has become a beloved makan (eating) spot for some of NParks staff attached to the island, as well as cyclists, fishing enthusiasts and other day trippers. The Sin Lam…

Just 4% of Singapore’s plastic waste recycled last year

Singaporeans may be increasingly aware of the risk plastic poses to the environment, but the rate of recycling here remains strikingly low. A whopping 949,300 tonnes of plastic waste was thrown out here last year, yet only 40,700…

Me & My Property: Find out how you can press Home your advantage

Property executive Nizam Gafoor started becoming interested in real-estate investing after reading the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki and attending the American businessman and author’s seminar in Singapore more than 15 years ago. “After…

Ensuring the future of industrial and logistics real estate

Retail players – landlords and retailers alike – have been confronted with the rise of e-commerce for almost a decade with online shopping disrupting supply chains around how goods are manufactured, stored and distributed. Shoppers are now putting…

E-scooter tour firms hit by footpath ban, one operator closes

Nearly three weeks after the authorities declared footpaths off-limits to PMDs, the wheels have come off for a small crop of firms providing guided tours on these vehicles. One operator, JoyScoot, has put up the shutters. Others are…

NUS public transport study: Working adults want reliable travel times; seniors, students focus on cost

A major study on the way Singaporeans use public transport has found that the reliability of travel time is important for working adults while the cost of fares is a bigger factor for senior citizens, students and children…

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