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Modify TraceTogether token to help those with dementia who get lost

One of the current challenges faced by adults who have elderly parents with moderate to severe dementia is that every now and then, these parents wander out of the home on their own and become lost in the…

Plastic use still growing unchecked

Singapore’s zero-waste masterplan highlights a target of sending 30 per cent less waste to Semakau Landfill by 2030. This vision requires everyone in Singapore, from industries to households and individuals, to work together.hile the Covid-19 pandemic has changed…

Get serious about controlling pigeon population

It is about time NEA and LTA take measurable steps to control the pigeon population. Raising fines, repeating the mantra of not feeding pigeons and issuing more enforcement notices have not reduced the pigeon infestation. I feel that…

HDB Nov 2020 BTO in-depth review: Bidadari (Toa Payoh)

The upcoming HDB Nov 2020 BTO sales exercise will feature five projects comprising of a total of 5,770 units. The Bidadari BTO is one of three projects in mature estates that will be launched, and will consist of…

Proptech wave is building up in Singapore

A proptech wave is building up in Singapore – recently named the world’s third most innovative city in JLL’s Innovation Geographies study. Driving this is the Singapore government’s Smart Nation initiative that was kicked off in 2014, laying…

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 12 new cases, all imported

MOH confirmed 12 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Sat noon, taking the country’s total case count to 58,015. All the new cases are imported and all except one are asymptomatic. Of them, two are Singaporeans who…

COVID-19 closures: Le Meridien Sentosa to cease operations on 31 October

Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa announced today that it will cease operations by 11.59pm. The five-star hotel is situated opposite Imbiah Station on the Sentosa Express monorail and features 191 guestrooms, including suites with Japanese private Onsen pool. Its…

Relax Covid-19 curbs or open borders in S’pore’s phase 3, but not both

Singapore is at a crossroads. Community cases here are now extremely low, with just six in the past fortnight. This means measures to contain the virus here are working and Singapore should be able to significantly ease them…

Some S’pore retailers buck trend with new outlets, creating job opportunities

While some retailers – including Robinsons – have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and forced to shutter, others are looking to hire more staff to support their expansion plans. Homegrown footwear retailer Moda Paolo is opening…

Robinsons’ closure: Beginning of the end for department stores?

The demise of one of Singapore’s oldest and best-loved department stores marks the end of an era for the retail scene here. It may also spell the beginning of the end for the one-stop-shop format, which has struggled…

With Robinsons closing, what lies ahead for its peers?

The imminent closure of Robinsons, one of the oldest homegrown names in Singapore, has put a question mark over whether other department stores may find themselves in its shoes, as they continue to fend off competition and e-commerce.…

PUB enhances water efficiency fund with more funding areas, shorter payout periods

PUB has enhanced its Water Efficiency Fund (WEF) with expanded funding areas, higher funding amounts and shorter disbursement periods, it said on Sat. Expanded funding areas include a new category for water-efficient equipment, where companies can receive up…

NUS to lift segregation policy on campus from Dec 6

NUS will lift a zoning policy from Dec 6 following a recent review of the arrangement. The policy, which was introduced in June, is meant to minimise inter-mingling on campus during the Covid-19 pandemic. It was met with…

Stop stealing my plants!

One of the best things that came out of being stuck at home during the circuit breaker was discovering that I had a fairly green thumb after years of assuming I had black ones. I once sent a…

Government extends season parking waiver for private buses as part of COVID-19 support

Private bus season parking holders at all Government-owned car parks will receive a further waiver of their season parking fees, as part of a multi-agency effort to help the private bus industry affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The…

7 Quick Build Dormitories ready to house 8,000 migrant workers

8,000 migrant workers will be housed in seven new Quick Build Dormitories (QBDs) that have improved living conditions, with eight more such dorms to be built by the second half of next year. The latest facilities, which are…

The PMD footpath ban a year on – what has changed?

In May last year, former Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min said that MOT had no plans to ban PMDs from footpaths, citing their usefulness for short trips as well as first-and-last mile journeys. About…

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