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HDB’s new Community Care Apartments vs Two-room Flexi Flats: Which is better?

On 10 Dec 2020, HDB revealed more details about a new model of assisted living for seniors aged 65 and above, called Community Care Apartments. Buyers of HDB’s Community Care Apartments are required to sign up and pay…

Helping buffet kitchens curb food waste by peeking into their bins

ST talks to Mr Rayner Loi, 26, co-founder and CEO of Lumitics, a local technology start-up that developed Insight, a smart food waste tracker. The device is used by hotels, airlines and large commercial kitchens to trace how…

Unesco’s decision on Singapore’s hawker culture out this week

By this time next week, Singapore will know if its dreams of having hawker culture inscribed on the Unesco intangible heritage list have come true. The intergovernmental committee in charge of the final verdict is convening from tomorrow…

Singapore’s young hawkers ready to make waves

Western food chains Astons and Collin’s began in hawker centres or coffee shops, and Mr Lee Syafiq hopes his burger outlets will be the next hawker brand to make it big. He opened the first Ashes Burnnit stall…

Passing on a legacy: Veteran yong tau foo hawker happy to train next generation in Singapore

Mr Clement Wang’s traineeship at Rong Xing Yong Tau Fu began after a chance encounter in Jan when, while queueing at the Tanjong Pagar Plaza stall, he told the hawker he wanted to learn how to make her…

Falling tree crushes cars and knocks over bikes in Toa Payoh; no one hurt

Six months ago, a falling tree branch shattered the rear windscreen of Mr Mohammad Norman Gatot Isman’s car. On Sun, disaster struck in the same place twice, when a large tree fell on top of the 39-year-old’s motorbike…

‘Eco boards’ to track utilities usage at five Tampines HDB blocks

Residents from about 633 households staying in five HDB blocks in Tampines can now track their blocks’ utilities usage at “eco boards” installed at their lift lobbies under a pilot programme. The digital boards provide real-time figures of…

Unsold but not unwanted food: What do supermarkets in Singapore do with these

Crushed cereal boxes, dented tuna cans and torn labels. These are things you rarely see on supermarket shelves in Singapore, and it is not by chance. Items deemed not good enough to sell are sieved out by supermarkets…

Visitors flock to Ubin

Pulau Ubin seafood restaurant Cheong Lian Yuen went from being worried about its future after the Covid-19 pandemic killed almost all visits to the island to now stressing over whether it can accommodate the number of people flocking…

Biodiversity survey on Singapore’s Southern Islands finds endangered species

A comprehensive biodiversity survey on the Southern Islands has discovered several rare and endangered species there, including the oriental magpie-robin and spotted wood owl. The Southern Islands Biodiversity survey looks at the terrestrial and marine habitats of more…

Previously inaccessible Bendera Bay at St John’s Island to be opened to public, but capacity will be limited

From early next year, members of the public will be able to head down to Bendera Bay at St John’s Island to take part in guided tours or sustainable fishing. Bendera Bay, which has a variety of mangrove,…

UOL sells 70% of units at Clavon on launch weekend at an average of $1,640 psf

UOL Group and its subsidiary, UIC announced that about 70% of Clavon has been taken up on the first weekend of launch. This works out to about 442 out of a total of 640 units at the 99-year…

Robinsons shuttered for good. Does Singapore have too much retail space?

It’s been more than a month since Robinsons called it quits. Its stores at Raffles City and The Heeren are almost empty, as bargain hunters cleared out shelves of discounted products in recent weeks. The departmental store business…

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