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Interactions with wildlife teach us to tolerate differences

Remember that neighbour whose baby’s wailing keeps you up at night or the ones upstairs who make you strike your ceiling with a broomstick to let them know their footsteps are too loud? Wild boars and urban animals…

Use public funds to wean people off cars instead of promoting EVs

Petrol duties were raised as part of the Republic’s larger push towards a more sustainable future. While I applaud the new sustainability initiatives, I have reservations about spending taxpayers’ money to sustain private car ownership in the form…

Electric cars not a viable option for now given charging constraints

There has been a lot of buzz online about EVs since the Budget was announced last month. I rented a Hyundai Kona EV for about a week and would like to share my experience. My main concern was…

Important that all companies have safety and health representatives

I thank Mr Bernard Chua for his views on how we can build a better and safer workplace (Improve quality of personnel responsible for workplace safety, Mar 3). I agree that our safety practitioners should not be fearful…

Entrée for lab-grown meat

Lost in the unending stream of news about the COVID-19 pandemic is the recent report that Singapore has just approved lab-grown meat for human consumption. The approval was granted to food company Eat Just for their cultured ‘chicken…

Grab is hatching a carbon-cutting plan

Grab, the Singapore-headquartered ride-hailing and delivery app, is working on a plan to decarbonise its operations. The eight-year-old company has been seeking advice from experts to set science-based targets to reduce its carbon footprint, according to sources familiar…

Private residential rents fall by 0.6% y-o-y in Singapore, but prices rise by 2.2% y-o-y in 2020

Singapore will be one of the key markets leading growth in APAC, with a growth of 4.5% or more, according to C&W’s latest The Signal Report: Investor’s Quarterly Guide to 2021. With ample cash reserves, the global economic…

Three-bedder at Centro Residences on the market for $1.48 mil

A three-bedroom unit at Centro Residences — located at Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 in District 20 — will be put up for auction for $1.48 million ($1,478 psf) on Mar 24 by Edmund Tie, which is handling…

Seller of Grange Residences unit makes $3.9 mil profit

The most profitable resale transaction during the week of Feb 16 to 23 occurred at the Grange Residences in prime District 10. A 2,852 sqft, four-bedroom unit there was sold for $7.38 million ($2,587 psf) on Feb 16.…

Blue Sun Holdings developing AI-managed green building in Tai Seng for $32 mil

Property investment company Blue Sun Holdings is refurbishing a freehold industrial building in Tai Seng into the first smart-managed green building in the industrial area. The 11-storey building at 7 Harvey Road was sold to the investment firm…

Amara Holdings buys Surrey Point for $47.8 mil

Amara Holdings has entered into an agreement to acquire Surrey Point, a freehold 10-storey apartment block at a purchase price of $47.8 million, or $1,332 psf based on maximum allowable GFA. The development consists of nine residential units…

Budget debate: 2 new transitional shelters set up for rough sleepers in January

Two new transitional shelters for rough sleepers were set up in Jan this year, said Minister-in-charge for Social Services Integration Desmond Lee on Fri. About 250 residents have moved from Safe Sound Sleeping Places (S3Ps) into these shelters,…

Mandatory tests for e-scooter and e-bike riders from mid-2021; all bicycles must have brakes from September

Mandatory theory tests for escooter and electric bicycle riders will begin from the middle of this year, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Baey Yam Keng said on Fri. This will ensure all riders of such motorised devices know…

EMA seeks proposals for trial to import electricity from Malaysia

EMA is seeking proposals to appoint an importer for a two-year trial to import electricity from Malaysia. The imported electricity should preferably be from low-carbon sources, EMA said on Fri. It added that proposals for electricity imported from…

2 F&B outlets ordered to close for flouting Covid-19 rules; 3 outlets, 31 individuals fined

Two F&B outlets have been ordered to close, while three others were fined for breaching Covid-19 safety regulations, MSE said on Fri. Thirty-one individuals were also fined for breaking Covid-19 rules at parks and beaches, including gathering in…

Some recovery in aviation sector expected in 2021 as some borders reopen: Ong Ye Kung

It is unrealistic to expect the pandemic-battered aviation industry to rebound quickly this year, but Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said that there would be some recovery as some borders reopen, facilitated by vaccinations and governments realising that…

Fares have to rise, operators must be more cost-efficient as taxpayers’ bill ‘cannot keep ballooning’: Ong Ye Kung

The Government will continue to subsidise rail and bus operations, but the bill to taxpayers “cannot keep ballooning”, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Fri. Steps must be taken to manage the long-term financial sustainability of the…

48-year-old woman dies after fire at densely packed Ang Mo Kio flat

A 48-year-old woman has died after a fire broke out in a densely packed HDB flat in Ang Mo Kio on Fri morning. Her 20-year-old son was also hurt. SCDF said in a FB post that it was…

Singapore PR charged for allegedly breaching SHN twice to spend time with wife in car

A man who allegedly met his wife while serving his Stay-Home Notice (SHN), and spent hours in the car with her, was charged in the State Courts on Fri. Bai Fan, a 38-year-old US citizen and Singapore PR,…

Visitors driving to Mandai Columbarium must book appointments for peak days during Qing Ming period

Visitors planning to drive to Mandai Columbarium on peak days during the Qing Ming festival period must now make e-appointments, said NEA on Fri. Crowds at the three government-managed columbaria at Mandai, Yishun and Choa Chu Kang as…

The Substation says NAC statement is ‘incomplete’, clarifies claims regarding finances

The Substation on Fri said it sought autonomy over the space at 45 Armenian St so that it could “continue to operate it as a multi-disciplinary arts centre and arts incubator”. This is in response to the statement…

Tuas explosion: Investigation findings expected in 3 to 6 months, says Zaqy Mohamad

An inquiry committee set up to investigate the fatal fire and explosion at Stars Engrg in Tuas is expected to produce its findings in three to six months, Senior Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad said on…

More roads to be converted for pedestrians and cyclists; 60 projects identified, including in Civic District

About 60 projects across Singapore have been identified for roads to be possibly converted into footpaths, cycling paths and bus lanes, as part of efforts to make these modes of transport more convenient. Announcing this in Parliament on…

Singapore retail sales fall 6.1% in January, decline in most industries

Retail sales in Singapore fell 6.1 per cent in Jan, compared with the 3.3 per cent y-o-y decline recorded in Dec last year. The larger decline was due partly to a higher sales recorded in Jan last year,…

Commuters with long-term medical conditions can claim card, lanyard to help get a seat on public transport

Commuters with long-term medical conditions that prevent them from standing for prolonged periods will soon be able to use an identifier to help them get a seat on buses and trains here. “From Apr, commuters with long-term, invisible…

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