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Singapore set to have flying electric taxi service by 2023

Singapore is set to host the world’s first electric-powered air taxi service by the end of 2023, according to Volocopter GmbH, which is developing the vertical-takeoff craft. The German manufacturer is committed to starting operations within three years…

Covid-19 rule-breakers endangering all

Recent punitive action taken against Gemma Steakhouse at the National Gallery Singapore and Foot Locker’s Orchard outlet for breaches of safe mgmt measures should provide ample warning that companies and individuals should not behave as if the danger…

More people allowed for services at some places of worship

More people will be able to attend congregational and other worship services, as some religious organisations have increased their capacity limit to 250 people. At least four churches ST contacted are welcoming between 150 and 250 worshippers, up…

How big of a “windfall” is a prime region HDB flat?

Given the recent limelight on how Singaporeans who manage to score prime region HDB flats are akin to winning the lottery, we decided to take a look at some of the notable prime BTOs and how they fare…

Netizens ridicule listing of cosy utility room (with private toilet) in condo for rent at $500 a month

A room in a condominium apartment with private access to a person bathroom that’s just a five-minute walking distance to Boon Keng MRT station? At just $500 a month? What an absolute steal! It’s just too bad then…

Anywheel deals with errant users head-on

Local bicycle-sharing company Anywheel has announced that they have implemented a new measure to deal with users who have been misusing their bicycles. It stated in a FB post on Dec 6 that it has hired enforcers to…

Lawrence Wong’s condo buyer requests for autograph

Being popular means that you would get interesting requests from people, as Lawrence Wong recently found out when selling his house in Singapore. The actor, who gained popularity starring in the 2018 mainland period drama “The Story of…

Man who used fitness corner during Phase 1 reopening fined $1,500

A man who was caught using a cordoned off fitness corner during Phase 1 of Singapore’s reopening and refused to provide his particulars to the authorities was fined $1,500 on Wed. Ten Swee Kien, 42, pleaded guilty to…

Tiong Bahru Social Club: How real estate and big data came together in creating the Singaporean film

“It has always been a film about real estate,” said Antti Toivonen, one of the writers of Tiong Bahru Social Club, a candy-coloured comedy-drama set in the eponymous neighbourhood in Singapore. The film starring Thomas Pang was written…

mm2 Asia proposes to merge its Cathay cinema business with Golden Village cinemas

mm2 Asia has entered into a heads of agreement with Orange Sky Golden Harvest Entertainment (OSGH), proposing to merge its cinema business with GV cinemas. Through its unit mm CONNECT, mm2 Asia owns eight cinemas in Singapore under…

Singapore app halves contact-tracing time, top engineer says

A contact-tracing app in Singapore that’s a key part of the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has helped to reduce the time taken to isolate contacts of a patient from four days to less than two, according…

No to KTV, yes to CCTV: Bars reopen as part of COVID-19 nightlife pilot

It was only 4pm on a Wed but there was already a line of people waiting to get into Skinny’s Lounge at Boat Quay – the first customers at the bar after a closure of about eight months…

Singapore Flyer launches Time Capsule attraction

Singapore Flyer on Wed unveiled its new Time Capsule attraction, aimed at providing visitors a “multi-sensory journey” of Singapore’s 700-year history. The launch of the new attraction comes amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has battered economies around the…

Flour mill fined S$3,000 after cockroaches and signs of ‘rodent infestation’ found

A local flour mill was fined S$3,000 on Wed for failing to keep its licensed premises clean and free of pest infestation. SFA said it found “cockroaches and signs of rodent infestations in the food processing area” during…

New Mandai Nature Fund to advance wildlife conservation efforts in Asia

A new fund has been set up to advance efforts in conserving wildlife and mitigating climate change in Singapore and Asia. Called the Mandai Nature Fund, it will focus on tackling overlooked issues, such as wildlife trade and…

Tourism, events sectors to get a boost from WEF meeting

Hosting the WEF’s next annual gathering of global political and business leaders bodes well for Singapore’s tourism and events sectors, said experts yesterday. Public health experts also said that if handled properly, the WEF Special Annual Meeting 2021,…

MBS, Sentosa viewed as potential venues for WEF 2021 in Singapore

MBS and Sentosa Island have been earmarked by observers as potential venues for Singapore to stage WEF annual meeting in May next year. The gathering of global political and business leaders typically attracts around 3,000 to its usual…

Why Singapore was picked to host WEF: Covid-19 response, events infrastructure key factors

Singapore’s handling of the Covid-19 outbreak and its strong events infrastructure were likely factors in the country being picked to host the WEF annual meeting next May, observers said on Tues. Professor Dale Fisher from NUS Yong Loo…

Pilot to reopen nightlife scene welcomed by all

Customers as well as owners of bars and pubs welcomed the Government’s pilot programme to reopen nightlife venues, but were realistic that this is still not business as usual. Among the first customers at Bell Bar in Cuppage…

AirTrunk opens new SGP1 data centre

Hyperscale data centre specialist AirTrunk has launched AirTrunk SGP1, its new data centre in Singapore amidst the company’s rapid expansion in APAC. Offering more than 60 MW, SGP1 data centre has over 20,000 sqm of data hall area…

Waterloo Street vendors not worried by introduction of rent, but some say designated lots may be too small

Vendors along a stretch of Waterloo St said that they are concerned about the limited space they will be allotted under a new initiative announced by the authorities on Tues. The 41 vendors in the area near the…

Cycling on roads: 5 areas that ought to be reviewed

In recent years, there appear to be more cyclists riding on roads. While the Government is keen to push for a car-lite Singapore, it owes a duty to motorists and cyclists to ensure that the roads remain safe…

Cuppage Plaza bar owner ‘overwhelmed’ as business reopens under strict Covid-19 rules after 8-month closure

For the past few months, seated in front of a screen, one woman has been writing to the authorities to ask for permission to reopen her bar. She wrote in more than five times, submitting layouts of her…

Keppel Bay Tower first commercial building to be certified with BCA Green Mark Platinum (Zero Energy)

BCA has certified Keppel Bay Tower as a Green Mark Platinum (Zero Energy) building, which means it has a low energy use index (EUI) of less than 115 kWh psqm per year and also uses renewable sources of…

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