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Lendlease receives BCA recognition for co-working offering

Lendlease has received BCA and HPB’s (BCA-HPB) Green Mark for Healthier Workplaces Platinum certification for csuites, its flexible workspace offering at Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ). The certification recognises energy-efficient, resource-efficient and healthier interior spaces designed with the quality…

Assyakirin Mosque in Jurong, Din Tai Fung at Northpoint City mall among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

The Assyakirin Mosque in Taman Jurong as well as Din Tai Fung restaurant at Northpoint City mall in Yishun were added to a list of public places that had been visited by Covid-19 cases during their infectious period.…

469 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore including 15 that are imported; 1 new cluster identified

Singapore has confirmed 469 new cases of Covid-19, including 15 that are imported, two that are in the community. The remaining 452 are migrant workers staying in dormitories. On Mon, MOH said that the 15 imported cases include…

New launch vs. Resale condo payment schedules: What’s the difference?

As you may expect, how you pay for your million-plus dollar purchase is going to have a massive effect on your finances. Both new launch and resale condos can have different payment schemes, but one may be a…

Bicycle-sharing firm Anywheel gets nod to expand fleet to 15,000

The shared bike population in Singapore will be expanding, after local bicycle-sharing firm Anywheel received approval from LTA to expand its fleet from 10,000 to 15,000 with effect from this month. LTA also announced last Wed that its…

Why dengue cases are exploding in Singapore

Dengue is endemic in Singapore, so outbreaks of this mosquito-borne virus are neither new nor unexpected. But the number of cases this year is so high it puts previous outbreaks in the shade. More than 20,000 infections have…

NTU researchers develop method to tell if someone has Covid-19 or dengue in just 36 minutes

Researchers at NTU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine have come up with a way to tell if a person has Covid-19 or dengue in just 36 minutes. This is just one-quarter of the time taken by current…

Certis to extend free temperature-tracking platform to SMEs

Certis announced on Mon that it will extend its temperature-tracking platform, iTemp, to over 270,000 businesses including SMEs in Singapore, as a way to give back to the community amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Designed and developed by Certis,…

Private home sales priced at $2m rose to 13% in June

This chart from OrangeTee & Tie shows that the number of private homes excluding EC transacting at $2m and above rose to 13% in June compared to 5% in the previous month. This is equivalent to 129 units…

M+S nabs $1.95b green loan for Marina One

M+S, through its subsidiary MS Commercial, has secured a $1.95b green loan for its sustainable asset Marina One. This claims to be the largest green loan secured by a real estate company in APAC to date. DBS, OCBC…

Kids attractions reopen after four months of closure

After nearly four months of closure, some children’s attractions began coming alive with the recent school holidays. Kiztopia at Marina Square, which reopened on July 19, saw 80 per cent of its time slots booked on the first…

Conservationists concerned by PPE showing up at beaches, nature trails

Conservationists are concerned by sightings of PPE littered along beaches, nature trails and streets, with such items growing in ubiquity. While quantities of such litter remain low, environmental groups here warn that this could just be the tip…

Nonchalance towards Covid-19 needs to stop

I was aghast to see photographs of selfish and irresponsible Singaporeans gathered in large crowds of more than 10 at the beach at East Coast Park over the weekend. The Government has warned against complacency (Masagos warns against…

Foreign worker levies could support workers’ dorm upgrade

The answer to “who pays?” for better migrant-worker dormitory standards seems obvious when you look at the funding equation (Raising workers’ dorm standards: Who pays?, July 21). I agree with Associate Professor Jessica Pan and Assistant Professor Ong…

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