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LHN plans to spin off logistics business for separate Calist listing

LHN, listed on both Hong Kong and Singapore, plans to spin off its logistics business for its separate Catalist listing. LHN explains that its business is now organised into three different areas: space optimisation business; facilities mgmt and…

SPH says Keppel Scheme Meeting delayed

SPH has announced that there is a delay in the Keppel Scheme Meeting. Originally, based on an agreement between SPH and Keppel Corp, the Keppel Scheme Meeting was to be held no later than Dec 8. However, the…

2,079 new COVID cases, 6 more deaths in Singapore

MOH on Wed confirmed 2,079 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore – bringing the country’s total case count to 257,510 – as well as six deaths. Of the new cases, 2,030 are in the community and 40 are residents…

COVID trial: Wuhan couple jailed over withholding contact tracing information

A Chinese couple who withheld information from contact tracers amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year were both sentenced to jail on Wed. Hu Jun, 40, was handed five months’ jail, while Shi Sha, 38, was given six months’…

Hotpot restaurant fined for serving alcohol after 10.30pm during COVID-19 pandemic, eatery has closed down

A hotpot restaurant that served alcohol after 10.30pm during the COVID-19 pandemic was fined S$5,000 by a court on Wed, with a legal representative for the eatery saying that the closures ordered by authorities was “already worse than…

10 applicants per four-room BTO flat in Rochor under new prime area model

There was “moderate to healthy” demand for BTO flats launched in Rochor under the new prime area housing model, property analysts noted on Wed, with about 10 applicants vying for each four-room flat. A total of 6,976 applications…

Multi-generational wellness garden in East Coast Park to be launched in end-2023

East Coast Park, Singapore’s most popular park, looks set to draw even more visitors when a multi-generational wellness garden is completed in end-2023. The KPMG Wellness Garden, which is expected to be just over one football field in…

New augmented reality centre to help mechanical engineering students at ITE East train for future

Mechanical engg students from ITE College East can pick up new skills in areas such as AR with the opening of a new facility on Wed. The Predictive Maintenance Centre, in collaboration with Schneider Electric, will allow about…

New platform launched to drive innovation and collaboration in the agri-food sector

A platform to drive innovation and collaboration among companies in the agri-food sector and to bring more developments from the lab to market was launched on Wed. The Singapore Agri-Food Innovation Lab (Sail), jointly set up by NTU…

First fully automated large-scale production line for plant-based protein launched in S’pore

Singapore’s first fully automated large-scale production line for plant-based protein products was launched on Wed in a specialised food innovation facility in Woodlands. The facility, owned by Growthwell Foods, a local firm that recently shifted its ambitions towards…

Singapore draws $3.7 billion in fixed asset investment commitments in Q3

Fixed asset investment (FAI) commitments in Singapore rose to $3.7 billion in the July to Sept period this year, according to MTI’s Economic Survey released on Wed. The commitments, garnered by EDB, are up from $3.6 billion in…

Singapore-Malaysia land VTL: Up to 3,000 travellers allowed daily in 1st phase, via designated buses

Singapore and Malaysia will launch a VTL by land on Mon via the Causeway, but under the first phase of the scheme, travellers must be citizens, PR or long-term pass holders of the country that they are entering.…

Singapore-Malaysia land VTL may involve rail next, but car trips won’t happen so soon: Gan Kim Yong

The VTL between Singapore and Malaysia could be extended to train crossings next, but it may take a longer time before travellers are allowed to cross the Causeway in cars or other forms of private transport. It may…

Waste management firm fined S$17,000 for illegal discharge into sewers, tampering with monitoring equipment: PUB

A toxic industrial waste mgmt company has been fined S$17,000 for illegally discharging trade effluent into public sewers, and for tampering with monitoring equipment used to detect such practices. The firm, NSL Oilchem Logistics, is a repeat offender…

New bonus GFA incentive scheme for developments which hit certain standards on digitalisation, productivity

Under a new 5-year scheme, private developments outside the GLS programme will be able to enjoy up to 3 per cent bonus GFA beyond the Master Plan GPR if they achieve enhanced standards in productivity, digitalisation, sustainability and…

Urgent need for stricter rules to discourage buyout of property stocks at a severely undervalued offer

Singapore’s private home market is buoyant and investor appetite for investment properties here is strong, amid low interest rates and the nation’s safe haven status. But listed property groups sitting on valuable real estate portfolios are trading at…

Building owners, tenants, regulators must come together to reduce carbon footprint

Rushabh Desai, APAC CEO of Allianz Real Estate, sees opportunities for asset owners to set the climate change agenda in the real estate industry. The property investment arm of global insurance giant Allianz is reducing the carbon footprint…

Yes, placing rubbish beside bin is still littering

We thank Ms Geraldine Soo for her feedback and suggestions (Placing rubbish beside a bin is still littering, Nov 12). Ms Soo is correct to say that leaving trash beside a bin is littering and it makes the…

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