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COVID-19: MOH reports 188 new cases including 2 Singaporeans

MOH has confirmed 188 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Mon noon, taking the country’s total case count to 55,292. Of the cases, there is one community case, 12 imported cases and 175 foreign workers residing in…

Temasek abandons $3 billion bid for Keppel after conglomerate’s loss

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings is terminating its $3 billion conditional offer for conglomerate Keppel Corp by invoking a material adverse change (MAC) clause following the company’s poor financial results. Keppel’s large second-quarter loss that breached a threshold in the…

Singapore’s pedestrian code of conduct divides opinion among path users

Real estate lecturer Celeste Ng, 53, was walking down the left side of a footpath in Bukit Batok recently when she spotted a cyclist riding towards her from the opposite direction. As the path on her right was…

Singapore’s pedestrian code of conduct not intended to police how people walk: Baey Yam Keng

Pedestrians will not be policed based on how they walk under the new pedestrian code of conduct. Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Baey Yam Keng said that the code was meant to raise awareness and build a gracious…

Cycling path network in Singapore to treble by 2030

URA CEO Lim Eng Hwee has been cycling to work since he was chief planner for the authority some 10 years ago. He is heartened by the uptrend in cycling and is hopeful that more people will take…

Bicycle sales gets boost from Covid-19 pandemic, as more turn to cycling for leisure, transport

Thanks partly to the Covid-19 pandemic, cycling is fast gaining popularity – not only as a leisure activity, but also as a mode of transport. This is so much so that bicycle shops are running out of stock…

Co-working space operators tone down growth plans

Expansion plans among co-working space operators have been more muted this year, with the opening of new work centres delayed and a more subdued take-up of new spaces. But despite the quiet year thus far, co-working spaces are…

Lush greenery and sustainable features in Tengah’s new Park district

Rainforest-themed children’s playgrounds, a green lung called Central Park and a 1.5km-long rainforest walk that connects various housing projects. These are some of the green features future residents of Tengah’s new Park district can look forward to. It…

Logistics sector responds to pandemic pressure with tech, new business models

As the pandemic puts pressure on the logistics sector, many industry players are turning to technology and experimenting with new business models to overcome operational challenges and chart a new future. “The lack of transparency and visibility within…

New brands join line-up at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

The Shoppes at MBS has revealed a list of store openings and new brands for the shopping centre this year. In the childrenswear category, Italian label Monnalisa has opened its first Southeast Asian standalone store, following the opening…

Electric car-sharing service BlueSG hits 1 million rentals despite ‘dip’ during circuit breaker

Almost three years after it first launched in Singapore, electric car-sharing service BlueSG announced on Mon that it has recorded its one millionth rental and sold more than 80,000 subscriptions. This is despite a “dip” during the circuit…

HDB to launch first flats in Tengah’s district with ‘car-free’ town centre in August

In its BTO exercise later this month, HDB will be offering up the first batch of flats in Tengah’s most highly anticipated district, where Singapore’s first “car-free” town centre will be located. The 1,044 units to be put…

Mother and daughter team up on novel that chronicles decades of life in Sembawang

Dipping her feet in the waters of Sembawang’s beach, boiling eggs at the hot springs, going for evening movies at Sultan Theatre in Chong Pang Village. These are some early memories that local writer Ms Kamaladevi Aravindan has…

Covid-19: New brick-and-mortar businesses pop up despite uncertainties

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to put a severe strain on the Singapore economy, some businesses have crumbled. It is not all just shuttered storefronts, however, as new businesses have emerged to try to make their mark despite…

Quarz and Black Crane to reject Sabana and ESR merger

Fund managers Quarz Capital Mgmt and Black Crane Capital have issued an open letter to the mgmt and board of Sabana REIT, announcing intentions to vote against the proposed merger of Sabana REIT and ESR REIT. Both firms…

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