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How Lazada is improving its logistics offering for sellers and shoppers

Shopping online can involve a rollercoaster of emotions. The rush of finding a great deal, especially during major sales events like 11.11, leads to the euphoria of confirming a purchase, before it all gives way to the anticipation…

COVID death toll in Singapore crosses 500 as 14 more die; 2,470 new cases

MOH on Mon confirmed 2,470 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 220,803 – as well as 14 deaths. Among Mon’s new cases, 2,463 are local – 2,307 are in the community…

TraceTogether vaccination status restored after temporary glitch: GovTech

The TraceTogether mobile application was hit by a temporary technical glitch on Mon evening, such that it was unable to show the vaccination status of the person using it. At 8.25pm, GovTech alerted the public that this function…

Construction works for Aviation Park station set to begin in Q1 2022

Construction works for the Aviation Park station are expected to start in the first quarter of 2022, with passenger service set to commence in 2030, said LTA on Mon. The station is located next to Changi Coast Road…

Minimum age for Home Recovery from Covid-19 lowered from five to three years

The minimum eligible age for the Covid-19 home recovery programme will be lowered from five to three years old from Wed. All children aged three and older will be allowed to stay at home if their home environment…

S’pore eases border measures for more South-east Asian countries; new VTLs launched with Finland and Sweden

Passengers arriving from Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines are among those who will see more relaxed border measures from Nov 11, the authorities announced on Mon. Travellers from these countries will be allowed to present a negative, professionally…

Staggered school reopening for kindergartens, primary schools; CCAs, other activities to resume for sec schools, JCs

More elements of school life that have been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic will resume from Jan next year, with the reopening of schools to be staggered for children in kindergartens and pri schools, MOE said. Detailing the…

Covid-19: Team sports of up to 10 fully vaccinated persons to be allowed under pilot scheme from Nov 10

The Government will pilot a new set of rules for sports settings from Wed onwards, to allow team sports to resume for a group of up to 10 fully vaccinated persons to play together in controlled and supervised…

Up to 5 fully vaccinated members of same household can eat together at F&B outlets from Nov 10: MOH

Starting Wed, fully vaccinated persons from the same household can eat together in groups of up to five at F&B establishments that are able to implement vaccine-related protocols. Announcing this on Mon, MOH said that the arrangement will…

Singapore to curb greenwashing with stress tests, technology

Singapore’s financial watchdog is turning to regulation and technology to tackle so-called “greenwashing,” which it considers the weakest link in the push to expanding sustainable finance. Banks in Singapore will have to undergo stress tests from next year…

NTU housing manager fined $7,500 for flying drone to check if hall rooftop was cleaned

A housing and auxiliary services manager at NTU wanted to check if the roof at a hall on campus was properly cleaned, so he flew his unlicensed drone to take pictures of it. On Mon, Albert Yu Yeong…

Singapore will continue to expand overall hospital capacity for Covid-19 patients

Singapore will continue to expand its overall hospital capacity to care for the high number of severely ill Covid-19 patients, including collaborating with the private sector to increase beds and supporting the recruitment of foreign doctors and nurses,…

Reused incineration ash and landfill trash could be used in reclamation for Tuas Port

Incinerated ash and other waste materials from Semakau Landfill could be used for reclamation works in the third phase of Tuas Port’s development. NEA and MPA will conduct an environmental safety and technical feasibility study to use waste…

NUS grad rejected Google job and now builds floating gardens

Mr Muhammad Ibnur Rashad Zainal Abidin started an innovation lab for social and environmental good with just $7,000 in seed funds, despite getting a job offer from Google in 2011. Ten years later, the 35-year-old Singaporean has since…

New list set up for efficient resolution of technically complex commercial disputes

Those involved in technology-related disputes and disputes relating to infrastructure and construction projects can expect expeditious resolutions under a new list established by the SICC. Under the Technology, Infrastructure and Construction (TIC) List, parties such as architects, surveyors,…

Embrace technology to improve development of sustainable infrastructure: Indranee Rajah

With more data, financing sources and better use of the right technology, it is now possible to plan, design, construct, upgrade and maintain all types of infrastructure so that they are more sustainable, said Minister in the PMO…

Contact tracing now more targeted, no more ‘blunderbuss’ approach: MOH official

Health authorities are no longer taking a “blunderbuss” approach to contact tracing. Instead, it is now focused on settings such as hospitals and nursing homes where vulnerable people may have been exposed to the risk of transmission, said…

20 people fined $3,500 each for attending countdown party amid pandemic

Twenty persons – 13 men and seven women – were each fined $3,500 on Mon, after they attended a countdown party involving 44 people on New Year’s Eve last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The men are: Qiu…

Freehold residential site on Thomson Road for sale at $18 mil

A freehold residential site on Thomson Road in District 11 has been put up for sale by private treaty with an asking price of $18 million. The site has a land area of 7,300 sqft and GFA of…

JLL extends hospitality mid-market coverage in Singapore

JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group has appointed Noel Neo as head of Singapore mid-markets on Nov 8 in a bid to better service clients looking to expand investments and offerings in this segment. In this newly created role,…

Owners of Bukit Timah Road mixed-use site seek S$85m in en bloc tender

Sixth Avenue Centre, a mixed-use boutique site located at 805 Bukit Timah Road, will be launched for collective sale via tender on Tues, C&W said on Mon. The reserve price of S$85 million translates to a land rate…

Thomson View up for collective sale again with S$950m reserve price

Thomson View Condominium has been put up for collective sale again, with a reserve price of S$950 million. The 99-year leasehold property will be the largest residential site by price quantum to be launched for collective sale this…

Singapore Kitchen Equipment to buy industrial building for S$6.1m

Singapore Kitchen Equipment has exercised its OTP a freehold 3-storey industrial building for S$6.1 million in cash through its wholly-owned subsidiary Q’son Kitchen Equipment, announced the Catalist-listed group in a filing on Mon. The option was first granted…

Disgruntled ARA Logos unitholders should vote

Some readers took umbrage at this column’s suggestion a fortnight ago that minority unitholders of ARA Logos Logistics Trust might choose to support its proposed merger with ESR-Reit. The point I was making was that once ESR Cayman…

Singapore, Malaysia to launch vaccinated travel lane on Nov 29, starting with air travel

Singapore and Malaysia will launch a VTL between Changi Airport and KLIA from Nov 29, allowing vaccinated travellers from each country to cross the border without the need for quarantine, a joint press statement from the PM of…

Google Maps launches new cycling navigation feature in Singapore – first in Southeast Asia

Been cycling a lot more during the pandemic and feeling the need to explore further than your usual route on weekends? Google Maps has heard you – and has launched a new cycling navigation feature – the first…

When climate change impacts human health

The climate crisis is often treated as an environmental problem, but the planetary heating could also have severe repercussions on human health. Last month, WHO, in its Special Report on Climate Change and Health, warned that the world…

Singapore’s pledge to phase out coal use is uninspiring

While all efforts to combat global warming are, of course, welcome, I wonder whether Singapore’s commitment to phasing out the use of coal by 2050 lacks a little ambition. Before the opening of a plant on Jurong Island…

Don’t decide to relax curbs based on fall in Covid-19 infection growth rate

The official number of new Covid-19 cases reported daily by MOH is still in the thousands, and daily deaths are often in double digits. The MTF tackling the pandemic said last month that if the weekly infection growth…

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