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Renewable energy imports key to carbon neutrality

The Covid-19 pandemic has rocked the foundations of societies and economies across the globe. But as Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates wrote in a blog post, climate change could be five times as deadly as Covid-19 by 2100. The…

Hawker centre cleaner came round four times to clear table

Singapore is well known for being efficient in many areas. The emphasis on efficiency has, however, compromised users’ experience in some instances. Last weekend, my family and I were having lunch at Pasir Ris Hawker Centre when we…

Account of what happened and action taken to rectify damage on cleared woodland needed

I refer to the clearing of the Kranji woodland. JTC disclosed that it had discovered the mistake on Jan 13 only on Feb 16, after evidence of the deforestation was posted on social media. Under the Parks and…

HDB price guide: 5 cheapest HDB estates for 2021

Even in a time of rising property prices, when HDB resale flat prices are hitting a 8-year high in 2020, the price increase has not been equal across the different estates across the island. There are still affordable…

How did a wild boar venture into the heart of Punggol housing estate?

When two separate incidents of wild boar attacks occurred at Punggol Walk on Sat, residents were surprised that a wild boar had managed to venture so far into the housing estate. Wild boar sightings are not uncommon in…

4 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 1 in foreign worker dorm at Kranji Way

A migrant worker who lives in a dormitory located on Kranji Way was the sole locally transmitted case of Covid-19 here on Tues. The remaining three cases are all imported, MOH said. MOH said that the 35-year-old Bangladeshi…

13 who stopped a lamppost from falling receive the Public Spiritedness Awards

Mr Noralimin and Madam Noor Adhhawati’s plans to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary and the birthdays of two close friends was memorable – for the wrong reasons. The four ended up spending 90 minutes preventing a lamp post…

Industry collaborations key to unlocking S’pore’s carbon neutral ambitions

Industry players are tackling Singapore’s ambition to reduce carbon emissions in a range of ways, from calling on innovators to conjure up sustainability solutions to setting up incubation labs to help develop start-ups with an eco-friendly bent. Temasek…

From delivery van driver to construction project engineer

After doing the same job for 10 years, delivery van driver Shariff Rhusli decided it was time to switch gears and try a change of direction, one that led him to a six-month course on workplace health and…

Surging towards a green economy

The idea of “environmental sustainability” is inextricably woven into the tapestry of Singapore’s development from a polluted island in the 1960s to one of the cleanest and greenest cities in the world. Accelerating Singapore’s ascent as a green…

APAC Realty reports FY2020 earnings of $16.3 mil, up 17.8%

APAC Realty, which owns the ERA property agency here, has reported earnings of $16.3 million for the financial year ended Dec 31 2020, up 17.8% over the preceding FY2019. Revenue in the same period was $395.1 million, up…

ISOTeam wins another $24.33 million worth of contracts

ISOTeam which provides painting and maintenance services, has been awarded contracts worth $24.33 million to be fulfilled between May this year and Mar 2024. Together with the $63.1 million worth of projects that it had clinched year-to-date for…

UIC sees 85% plunge in FY20 earnings of $90.2 mill due to lower revenue, fair value losses

UIC saw a 85% plunge in its earnings for the FY2020 ended Dec to $90.2 million, from $605.1 million a year ago. Excluding a fair value loss on investment properties amounting to $125.8 million, earnings for the full-year…

Huawei launches DIGIX Lab in Singapore; first tech hub in APAC to empower app developers

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) today announced the opening of DIGIX Lab in Singapore, its first in APAC to empower mobile app developers and partners in the region. Located at Changi Business Park, Huawei leverages Singapore’s importance as a…

‘Too much mess with too little time’: Housekeepers struggle to clean trashed hotel rooms

With Singaporeans grounded due to travel restrictions, staycations have become a popular way for us to spend our holidays. While housekeeping staff in hotels work to keep these ‘homes away from home’ spick and span for guests, the…

Singapore readies quarantine business bubble for in-person meetings

Singapore has been testing out a “bubble” business hotel that will allow quarantined executives arriving in the country to do face-to-face meetings and even exchange documents without fear of spreading the coronavirus. The bubble has been set up…

Fire breaks out at HDB flat in Jalan Bukit Merah, 2 injured

A fire broke out at a HDB flat in Jalan Bukit Merah on Tues, resulting in two injuries. In a FB post, SCDF said they were alerted at 6.50am to a fire at a 7th floor unit at…

Nature groups welcome facts on Kranji clearing, but say area’s importance to biodiversity shouldn’t be discounted

While nature groups largely welcomed the clarifications by the authorities over the erroneous clearance of a patch of forest in Kranji, they said that the importance of the site — mostly scrubland — to Singapore’s biodiversity should not…

Industry players should not ‘stoke exuberant sentiments’ in property market: Indranee Rajah

Industry players should continue to be “professional, responsible, and prudent, and not stoke exuberant sentiments” in the property market, said Second Minister for National Development Indranee Rajah on Tues. Speaking at an event hosted by REDAS, she said…

SFA launches tender for rental of 7 sites at HDB car park rooftops for urban farming

Another seven sites at HDB multi-storey car park rooftops were launched by SFA on Tues for rental by public tender. “The sites will be used to farm vegetables and other food crops, as well as for other related…

Police investigating 88 people for breaching COVID-19 rules in 2 separate incidents

Eighty-eight people are under investigation for allegedly flouting COVID-19 safe distancing measures in two separate incidents, SPF said on Tues. The police said they received information on a gathering in an office unit along Genting Lane on Feb…

Here’s how green bonds will take Singapore’s reputation as a finance hub to the next level

Fuelling the nation’s ambitions to transition into a low-carbon economy and to be a leading green finance hub in Asia and beyond, the Government announced it will issue green bonds for S$19 billion worth of infrastructure projects at…

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