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Government harnessing technology to build our future city

The Government of Singapore is harnessing technology to build future Singapore. Mr Lawrence Wong, MND Minister said this at the Fourth South Asian Diaspora Convention on Nov 16. “You will hear a lot about technology in different sectors,…

First brain bank in Singapore launched to improve research on Asian brain disorders, donors wanted

Last week, Ms Lovely Fernandez, 41, signed up to donate her brain after her death to Singapore’s first brain bank, despite her family’s misgivings. “I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a disease with no cure which has kept…

Here are 3 ways to make land transport safer, more convenient for seniors and PWDs

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said that it costs up to S$4 million for a pair of lifts to be installed at each pedestrian overhead bridge and a further S$40,000 a year to maintain them. Given these constraints,…

Jail, fine for Chinese national who sublet terrace house to 21 foreign workers, attempted to bribe officer

A Chinese national who sublet a two-storey terrace house illegally to 21 foreign workers, and then attempted to bribe an auxiliary police officer, was sentenced to four weeks’ jail and fined on Wed. Li Ying, 28, had partitioned…

Squash body concerned over lack of replacement for Kallang Squash Centre, which closes in 2021

The national governing body for squash has voiced concerns about the absence of a replacement for the Kallang Squash Centre, which is set to close by 2021 ahead of a major revamp of the precinct. A SSRA spokesperson…

Plucking, picking up fruit in parks, nature reserves: Permission denied

Permission from NParks is needed before members of the public can pluck or pick up dropped fruit from trees in parks, according to a news report last month. As someone who frequents the nature reserves and occasionally finds…

Doing well, quietly but surely

When Chye Thiam Maintenance was setting up its new material recovery facility at Sungei Kadut last year, the environmental services firm didn’t change the sign outside the building to its own until the facility was up and running.…

URA gazettes two Rail Corridor buildings for conservation

The former Railway Station Staff Quarters and the Bukit Timah Fire Station have been gazetted for conservation, under URA’s new Master Plan 2019 released on Wed. Both the buildings that are newly-gazetted for conservation are located along the…

E-scooter rider, 19, charged for knocking down boy, 12, in Yishun

A 19-year-old PMD rider has been charged for knocking down a 12-year-old boy in Yishun in 2018. According to court documents, Brendon Lim Chun Hsien allegedly committed the offence on 28 Mar last year at the multi-purpose court…

Building a clear future

A five-day work week is the norm for most Singaporeans, but not for Rodney Cheong. The MD of Seiko Architectural Wall Systems has been turning up for work every day of the week for the past decade and…

Watching out for the next high-tech solution in security

Cloud and wireless systems are almost as common these days at the workplace as filing cabinets and fax machines once were. It was a different story 10 years ago when security provider Ademco Security Group adopted them. The…

Marina Bay takes up a third of upcoming office supply

This chart by Knight Frank Research reveals that 2.67 million sqft out of the 7.9 million sqft GFA of upcoming office supply in Singapore will be located in Marina Bay/Raffles Place precinct by 2022. Over half or 1.53…

Top three real estate developer stocks averaged total return of 30.1% YTD

The three best-performing real estate developer stocks (excluding REITs) have posted an average total return of 30.1% YTD, according to an SGX report. These firms have a market cap exceeding $200m. City Developments (CDL) leads the pack at…

Hong Kong leather label Rabeanco opens its fifth store in Singapore

Hong Kong leather specialist brand Rabeanco has opened a new flagship store at Changi Jewel, its fifth store in Singapore. The new store features a selection of travel convertible bags which can be used as both backpack and…

FairPrice avoids unnecessary, excessive use of packaging

We thank Mr Alexander Glass for his feedback (FairPrice overusing plastic packaging for produce, Nov 22). Food safety and quality take priority at our supermarkets, especially when handling fresh and delicate produce items. Depending on the type of…

Do more to support local artists

DPM Heng Swee Keat wants to encourage more Singaporeans to become artists (Bicentennial artwork on childhood game a stone’s throw away, Nov 25). Artists in Singapore, however, still face obstacles and need support. There are only a few…

Singapore universities should open their libraries to the public

I recently completed my master’s degree programme overseas. While pursuing my postgraduate degree, I found out that the libraries in Singapore’s universities place various restrictions on visitors’ access. If the Government wants to encourage research in Singapore, there…

Study impact of job clustering on older workers

It was rather disturbing to read about a pilot project to explore the feasibility of workers doing a combination of cleaning, gardening and security duties (Job clustering project to start next year, Nov 23). This will impact Singaporeans…

Drawbacks to laundry-drying racks for flats

With every HIP project, HDB replaces laundry-drying pole sockets with drying racks in each unit. While the intention behind the move – safety and the prevention of mosquito breeding – is good, HDB should also look into other…

Bangladeshi worker struck by collapsing wall at ACS (Barker Road) dies

A Bangladeshi worker died after he was struck by a collapsing wall at ACS (Barker Road) on Fri. The 38-year-old was carrying out housekeeping works beside the wall of an existing building when a part of it collapsed…

SG Bike completes Mobike takeover to become largest bike-sharing operator in Singapore

Bike-sharing operator SG Bike announced on Wed that it has completed its takeover of Mobike’s licence, a move that will allow it to operate a fleet of 25,000 bicycles in Singapore. This makes SG Bike the largest bike-sharing…

Shocking that Singaporeans ask for wildlife to be ‘returned’ to the zoo, says Jane Goodall

Singapore is a country where, when someone spots a snake in the park, it is not uncommon for the person to think of calling for help to send it to the zoo, thinking that it “belongs” there. When…

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