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PAB, PMD fires down to 68 last year but concerns remain

When the battery of his PAB exploded in his bedroom on July 22 last year, Mr Adam had fortunately gone to the toilet. “I was very lucky that day… If God did not help me, I would have…

Flash floods hit western Singapore, some roads impassable

Heavy rain in the afternoon on Tues caused flash floods which rendered some roads in western Singapore unpassable. At about 5.30pm on Tues, PUB said on FB that flash floods had occurred in Boon Lay Way and Corporation…

Singapore rail industry standards launched to get all stakeholders on same page

The rail industry here is seeking to reduce chances of miscommunication and get all stakeholders on the same page, with engineers, SBST and SMRT coming together to hammer out Singapore’s first railway standards. The first three areas were…

CapitaLand restructuring unlocks value for shareholders

There is nothing like a bit of restructuring to breathe life into a somewhat moribund stock. Listed CapitaLand soared some 21 per cent in early trading yesterday, after SEA’s largest property group announced a restructuring that would separate…

How do the new EGM rules for en-bloc affect you? (it’s bigger than you think)

Starting in Jan this year, the Land Titles (Strata) Act (LTSA) saw a small but important amendment: a limit to the number of proxy voters during en-bloc sales. This will forever change the nature of EGMs for collective…

Review if policies and mindsets are ageist

The joint report by four UN agencies on the pervasiveness of ageism worldwide is timely. Alfa has in the last three years been advocating assisted living as a more dignified and economically sustainable way for seniors to age,…

Southwest monsoon last year was the third wettest for Singapore since 1981: Met Service

Last year’s southwest monsoon season between June and Sept was the third wettest for Singapore since 1981, with total rainfall across the island coming in at 30 per cent above the long-term average for the period, according to…

Coroner notes SMRT’s steps to prevent future incidents after worker killed by rod that shot out of machine

A coroner has ruled that the death of an SMRT technical officer, who died after being struck by a rod that shot out of a machine at Bishan Depot, was an unfortunate misadventure. Coroner Christopher Goh noted the…

NETS introduces new NETS Motoring card, aims to ‘eventually replace’ CashCard

The 26-year-old CashCard, used for ERP and car park charges, is being phased out as NETS introduces a new stored value card. Introduced on Mon, the NETS Motoring card is compliant with the CEPAS standard and “aims to…

Man admits trespassing into NUS hall to steal student’s sex toy after following her on Instagram

About a year after graduating from university, a man trespassed into a residence hall and stole a vibrator belonging to a woman he was following on IG. Chua Chang Rong, 27, pleaded guilty on Tues to three charges…

437 NUS UTown hostel residents swabbed for COVID-19 after viral material found in wastewater sample

A total of 437 residents of a NUS hostel have been swabbed for COVID-19 in a special testing operation on Tues after viral material was detected in a wastewater sample. All results are currently pending, MOH said on…

Woman on wheelchair struggles with ‘jungle obstacle course’ in Jurong West HDB corridor

Moving through a cluttered corridor at Blk 906 Jurong West St 91 is a gruelling task for a wheelchair-bound resident, who has to leave home for kidney dialysis. FB user Cocoanna Christian posted a video highlighting the “daily…

Markets and malls in Jurong, Millenia Walk among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious

MOH on Tues said that the infectious persons had visited Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre at 254 Jurong East St 24 on Mar 16 between 12.15pm and 1.15pm, Mar 20 between 7am and 7.30am, and on Mar…

Underwater World fined S$105,000 over safety lapses uncovered after diver died from stingray attack

The now-defunct attraction Underwater World Singapore was fined S$105,000 on Tues over four safety breaches that were uncovered following a veteran diver’s death in 2016. Philip Chan, then aged 62, had died from being stung in the chest…

Don Don Donki opening outlets at Suntec City and Downtown East

Japanese discount chain Don Don Donki is set to open two new outlets this year at Downtown East and Suntec City. This will make the brand’s 10th and 11th outlet in Singapore. Rapidly expanding in Singapore, the Downtown…

Hyundai Motor, Singtel collaborate on 5G-enabled smart manufacturing

Hyundai Motor and Singtel have signed a MOU to collaborate on a range of ventures to support 5G-enabled smart manufacturing and connectivity for EV battery subscription service. Under the MOU, Hyundai Motor will combine its expertise in developing…

Surbana Jurong’s OMNI software digitising facilities management

Surbana Jurong has created an advanced Facility and Asset Mgmt service offering by integrating multiple data sources into a single digital platform to help ensure the efficient delivery of facility operations. By developing and adopting digital as part…

JustCo to manage Metro space in Tampines from third quarter of 2021

JustCo is set to manage a Metro Holdings space in Asia Green in Tampines from the third quarter of this year. In line with its asset-light strategy, JustCo signed a landmark agreement with T-Grand Property Holding, which owns…

CapitaLand’s morphing into CLIM could provide a template for others

Minority shareholders appear to be the immediate winners from CapitaLand’s restructuring exercise as the implied consideration for each share based on current share capital is S$4.102. This represents a 24 per cent premium to the property group’s last…

Allowing unitholders more say over Reit managers would raise accountability

It may be time to review rules governing Singapore-listed Reits, to allow unitholders more say in the appointment of Reit directors and managers. The recent declaration by activist fund managers Quarz Capital and Black Crane that they will…

The changing geopolitics of clean energy will impact Singapore’s Green Plan

Over the last month, as different ministries debated in Parliament at the COS, two key speeches on the energy component of Singapore’s Green Plan were made. MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing and Second Minister Tan See Leng outlined…

NUS UTown hostel residents to take COVID-19 test after viral material found in wastewater sample

Residents of a hostel block at NUS’ Utown will undergo a COVID-19 swab test, after viral material was detected in a wastewater sample. Low levels of COVID-19 viral RNA were detected in the wastewater sample collected from the…

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