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To make Singapore cleaner and more gracious, start with yourself

Last year, veteran diplomat Tommy Koh and a few forum writers expressed the view that Singaporeans in general are not as civic-minded and gracious as they should be. I wish to offer another perspective. I, too, felt that…

About 800-900 mynas roosting at hotspots near Yishun Ave 3: Lawrence Wong

There are an estimated 800 to 900 mynas roosting at hotspots near Yishun Ave 3 based on a 2019 survey, said MND Minister Lawrence Wong on Mon. However, there is no comparable historical data on the birds as…

The Lucky Plaza accident won’t stop domestic workers having picnics. And it shouldn’t

Almost a year ago, I wrote about the special place Lucky Plaza occupies at, and as, the centre of the local Filipino community. Even as the diaspora here has grown, and you can now find Filipino restaurants or…

E-scooter ban on footpaths to extend to all motorised PMDs under amendments to Active Mobility Act

The ban on riding e-scooters on footpaths will be extended to all motorised PMDs, under amendments to the Active Mobility Act introduced in Parliament on Mon. The ban came into effect for e-scooters – defined as motorised PMDs…

More than $1 billion needed to complete cycling path network: Lam Pin Min

The government may need to spend “more than $1 billion” to complete the islandwide cycling path network, said Senior Minister for Transport Lam Pin Min in Parliament on Mon. “We had previously announced a plan to extend the…

30% drop in accidents since e-scooter footpath ban imposed: Lam Pin Min

The number of accidents involving e-scooters on public paths has dropped “about 30 per cent” since the devices were banned from such footpaths on 5 Nov last year. This figure was shared by Senior Minister of State for…

24 offenders caught in 4 days after LTA strictly enforces e-scooter ban on footpaths

A total of 24 errant e-scooter riders were nabbed in four days after a strict enforcement on an e-scooter ban on footpaths kicked in last Wed, said LTA. In a FB post on Sun, LTA said its officers…

LRT stalls during morning rush hour, leaving commuters stranded

Some commuters on the Bukit Panjang LRT were left stranded after their train stalled during morning rush hour on Mon. SCDF said it received a call for assistance at about 7.40am from a member of the public over…

JLL APAC HQ: A new office, new home

JLL’s new APAC head office at Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) 2, situated in Singapore’s Paya Lebar sub-regional business district, has won many hearts for various reasons. Positive vibes reverberate from the moment you step out of the elevator…

Eunoia Junior College moves in to new campus in Sin Ming Avenue

Students at Eunoia JC (EJC) kicked off their new academic year with a 1km march from Bishan Active Park to their new campus in Sin Ming Ave on Mon. Representatives from the school had started the symbolic relay…

High demand driven mainly by estate’s prime location

Opened in 1908, Bidadari – meaning “angel” or “fairy” in Malay – served as a burial ground for Muslims, Hindus, Sinhalese and Christians. Burials ended there in 1972 and exhumations took place between 2001 and 2006 to make…

First family home after four-year wait

Being one of the first few residents to move into a new BTO flat means having to put up with daily inconveniences such as renovation dust and noise. But for sales operation manager Amanda Tan, 30, and her…

Bidadari HDB estate taking shape as residents move in

Singapore’s latest large estate, Bidadari, is coming to life as the first batch of residents move into their BTO HDB flats. A total of 881 families across two BTO projects – Alkaff Lakeview and Alkaff Vista – have…

Making ‘environment-plus’ the future of conservation

A day after environmentalist Jane Goodall spoke to a full house at NUS where I teach, a friend asked me: “How is the environmental movement going to survive in a post-Jane Goodall, post-David Attenborough world?” Both are eloquent…

Making a safe haven with bomb shelters at MRT stations

Once a year, I put on my SCDF uniform and take on the role of a sergeant in an MRT shelter company. At 1am, about 40 of us begin converting our assigned MRT station into a bomb shelter.…

Solutions for Causeway jams

Having separate lanes at the Woodlands Checkpoint for foreign vehicles is clearly not a good solution as all vehicles go through the same mandatory checks (Have separate lanes at Woodlands Checkpoint for foreign-registered cars, by Mr Chew Guan…

Lucky Plaza tragedy: Some domestic workers mulling change of Sunday hangout spot

Lucky Plaza has been a hot spot for the Filipino community to gather and socialise on their days off. But some of them are mulling a change after the Dec 29 crash tragedy, which killed two Filipino domestic…

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