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Include clean toilets in Green Plan 2030

I watched with excitement the launch of the Singapore Green Plan 2030 on Wed. However, I noticed that clean toilets were not included in the plan. This is unfortunate, given that every effort will go to waste if…

Public action must complement government efforts on water conservation

I applaud the Government’s (specifically, PUB’s) relentless, concerted and forward-looking efforts to find and create new sources of water for Singapore. This was again highlighted by PM Lee at the official opening of the Keppel Marina East Desalination…

Cost not the only factor to consider with desalination

Mr Seah Yam Meng said Singapore should focus on desalination plants for its water needs (Focus on desalination as main tap, Feb 8). I agree that the advantages of desalination are abundant. The reverse osmosis technology is proven…

Make stock market a more attractive option than the property market

There has been much speculation recently that the Government may impose additional curbs on the property market. A better solution can be found. Why do investors put their money in property instead of other financial markets? A look…

Covid-19 patient had to complete full 21 days of isolation as he tested positive on day 14

We thank Mr Osman Mahmud Durrani for his letter (Quarantine period lengthened and I was asked to share a room, Feb 4). All Covid-19 patients are housed at an appropriate care facility for up to 21 days from…

Spread out amenities along beachfront to avoid crowding

Time and again, Singaporeans read in the news that East Coast Park and Changi beaches are overcrowded. I have made my own observation and, interestingly, discovered that the crowds are not well spread out across the few kilometres…

Benches should face canal, greenery

Last weekend, I cycled from Bedok Reservoir Park to East Coast Park via the recently resurfaced park connector track along the canal between Upper Changi Road and Upper Changi Road East. What caught my attention were the benches…

RHB positive on S-REITS, DBS picks AREIT as top S-REIT

RHB Group Research’s Loong Kok Wen and Vijay Natarajan have maintained their “overweight” call on S-REITs and a “Neutral” call on Malaysian REITs (M-REITs). In a 10 Feb note, the analysts said they prefer S-REITs over M-REITs, as…

Lendlease Global Commercial REIT announces DPU of 2.34 cents for 1HFY2021

Lendlease Global Commercial REIT has announced a DPU of 2.34 cents for 1HFY2021 ended Dec 30, versus 2.32 cents for the year earlier period. NPI was up 1.6% y-o-y to $30.4 million, while gross revenue was up 3.2%…

Far East Hospitality Trust posts 30.7% lower DPS of 1.38 cents for 2H20

The manager of Far East Hospitality Trust (FEHT) reported a DPS of 1.38 cents for the 2QFY2021 ended Dec, 30.7% lower than DPS of 1.99 cents. Gross revenue for the 2HFY2020 fell 34.8% y-o-y to $39.0 million, while…

All 5 new launch Executive Condos on the market in 2021 (February update)

1) Parc Canberra – The last known developer pricing was at a median of $1,101 psf, with a high of $1,165 psf and a low of $1,068 psf. It is one of the closest residential units (350m) to…

Don’t to be too quick to write off the sharing economy, even with COVID-19

The sharing economy creates value by making good use of idle and existing resources. But the pandemic’s impact on businesses involving face-to-face interactions was devastating. Many in the sharing economy were casualties. For Grab, although its transport business…

3 community cases, including NSF, among 12 new COVID-19 infections in Singapore

Three community cases were among 12 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore as of noon on Thurs, said MOH. The remaining nine infections were imported and had been placed on stay-home notice upon arrival. Of the three community…

Davos organisers prepare for August summit in Singapore, size unsure

Having delayed its ‘Davos’ summit in Singapore twice already, WEF is pressing on with plans to gather in Aug, but how big the meeting is will depend on how COVID-19 concerns play out, the organisation’s president said. Borge…

Ninja Van: E-commerce surge was both a boon and challenge

For courier company Ninja Van, the transformation of e-commerce into a lifeline for companies and consumers in 2020 was a boon for business, but a headache in the initial stages of Singapore’s partial lockdown. Ray Chou, country head…

Far East Flora: A blooming online business

Digital readiness on both the front and back ends helped Far East Flora push through the difficult circuit-breaker period and pandemic pressures in 2020, said Ryan Chioh, MD of Far East Flora’s e-commerce business. Although the company’s various…

Covid situation stable, but maintain safe distancing: PM Lee

Singapore has gone all out to control the spread of Covid-19, treat the infected, and prevent the country’s healthcare system from being overwhelmed, even though this has come at a “great economic cost”, said PM Lee. In his…

Taxes, ESG are potential wake-up calls to go green

COVID-19 is a stark reminder of our fragility and amid this ongoing crisis, it has forced us to consider the Earth’s vulnerability too. The way this unseen pathogen has impacted life on the planet raises questions about other…

Fujian buyers cast wider net in Singapore property market

Buyers from China’s Fujian province continue to be drawn to Singapore property as they widen their interests in the asset class – the latest being an office unit at The Central. The unit, which has an area of…

Singapore economy expected to recover: JLL

Singapore’s economy is expected to recover as the intra-regional travel and expansion of finance, technology and asset mgmt firms from China and other countries continue, according to JLL. According to the JLL Capital Tracker, trends in 2020 include…

Going online: Bathroom fixtures firm soaks up sales

Many firms have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic but some have grabbed the opportunities, turned to online audiences and even emerged stronger. Take SaniQUO, which distributes bathroom products such as cabinets and bathtubs. It was very…

Don’t let S’pore’s anti-virus efforts go to waste during CNY celebrations

The Chinese in Singapore are all set to celebrate the upcoming CNY, while others are looking forward to a long weekend. Concerned that too much mingling could lead to Covid-19 clusters forming and spreading rapidly, the Government has…

Timeline for Sengkang-Punggol LRT renewal project under review: LTA

LTA and SBST are reviewing the timeline for an ongoing renewal project to improve the reliability of the SPLRT system. Responding to queries, LTA said this is because progress on the project – which began in Dec 2017…

Hooi Kee Eating House at Singapore Shopping Centre suspended following 2 typhoid fever cases

SFA has ordered a Chinese eatery located at the Singapore Shopping Centre in Dhoby Ghaut to suspend operations, while the authorities investigate a cluster of two people with typhoid fever who reportedly consumed food prepared there. On Thurs,…

Experts laud ‘ambitious’ S’pore Green Plan 2030; some urge more climate change education

Academics and experts have lauded the recently launched Singapore Green Plan 2030 as ambitious, though some would like to see more education on climate change at schools and institutes of higher learning. NUS’ EIS research fellow Melissa Low…

NEA appoints leading German environmental solutions firm to collect e-waste from July 1

From July 1, it will be easier for Singaporeans to recycle their e-waste, after NEA appointed an established German-based environmental solutions company to collect regulated e-waste. The agency said on Thurs that Alba Group has been given a…

Vehicle tax structure to be revised to make it easier to buy EVs

More electric car incentives are on the way as the Government speeds up towards the phasing-out of vehicles running purely on fuels here. As part of the inter-ministerial Singapore Green Plan 2030 announced yesterday, the Government said it…

Public transport ridership falls in 2020, trains hardest hit

Public transport ridership fell last year as expected, a slide that broke a trend of consecutive rises in the previous 15 years. LTA said yesterday that average daily ridership for buses and trains fell by 34.5 per cent…

Singaporeans to lead greener lives with Green Plan 2030

Singaporeans look set to lead much greener lives by 2030, with new sustainability initiatives launched to change the way they work, study and play. The Singapore Green Plan 2030, released by five ministries yesterday, will chart the country’s…

CNY dinner woes as eateries forced to shut for breaking Covid rules

Families looking forward to a CNY reunion dinner at five Chinese restaurants were probably sent scrambling yesterday when they found out the eateries had been ordered to close after breaching safe mgmt measures. One customer said on FB…

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