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Facebook, Google plan new undersea cables to connect Southeast Asia and America

FB said on Mon it planned two new undersea cables to connect Singapore, Indonesia and North America in a project with Google and regional telecommunication companies to boost internet connection capacity between the regions. “Named Echo and Bifrost,…

Finance hub Singapore outlines tips for safer post-pandemic workplaces

Singapore has started to plan for how offices will look and operate in the post COVID-19 era, signalling its intent to get one of the world’s key financial hubs fully back to business with new technology and safer…

Singapore’s Jurong Port completes purchase of Lim family’s stake in Universal Terminal

Singapore port operator Jurong Port has completed its acquisition of a stake in a major oil storage terminal in the city-state from the family behind collapsed oil trader Hin Leong Trading, a port spokesman said on Sat. The…

Munching maggots help Singapore startup secure lucrative biomaterial

In a quiet, mainly residential district of Singapore, trays of writhing black soldier fly larvae munch their way through hundreds of kilograms of food waste a day. The protein-rich maggots can be sold for pet food or fertiliser,…

Sunseap, Tenaga forming venture to trial Singapore electricity imports from Malaysia

Malaysia’s largest electricity utility, Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), and Singapore-based solar firm Sunseap Group announced on Tues they are forming a JV to trial clean electricity imports into Singapore from Malaysia. The partnership will import 100 MW of…

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…

Davos organisers prepare for August summit in Singapore, size unsure

Having delayed its ‘Davos’ summit in Singapore twice already, WEF is pressing on with plans to gather in Aug, but how big the meeting is will depend on how COVID-19 concerns play out, the organisation’s president said. Borge…

Singapore’s Jurong Port to take over Lim family’s stakes in Universal Terminal: sources

Singapore port operator Jurong Port is set to take over the shares in a major oil storage terminal in the city state from the Lim family behind collapsed oil trader Hin Leong, three sources with knowledge of the…

Marina Bay beckons as Singapore gears up for ‘Davos in Asia’

Once part of daily life for Singapore, conferences in the era of COVID-19 are a meticulously planned operation in the global business hub, which is due to host ‘Davos in Asia” in May. “Singapore is just gearing up,”…

WEF targets Marina Bay Sands for Singapore’s ‘Davos’ summit: sources

WEF is aiming to attract around 1,000 delegates for its Singapore summit in late May and wants the iconic MBS complex to host the event, two sources familiar with the organisation’s plans said. The sources, who did not…

Singapore’s happy ‘glampers’ pick airport stays for year-end holidays

Staying overnight at an airport isn’t unheard of, especially if you miss a flight. But choosing to spend your holidays there in a tent is something entirely different. With the coronavirus pandemic severely limiting trips abroad, some in…

Singapore airport goes sub-zero for COVID-19 vaccine transport plan

As the door of the vaccine transport cart opens at Singapore’s Changi airport, the sub-zero temperatures inside collide with the warm, tropical air, creating a carpet of steam like hot breath on a winter’s day. These carts known…

Zoom to set up R&D centre and hire hundreds of engineers in Singapore

Zoom Video Communications said on Wed it would expand its presence in Singapore by opening a R&D centre and will immediately hire hundreds of engg staff for the new operations. The video-conferencing services provider said that is also…

Singapore to open travel bubble as it prepares to stand in for Davos

Singapore is to allow a limited number of business, official and other “high economic value” travellers from around the world under a “bubble” arrangement that offers a glimpse into what visitors for this year’s relocated Davos summit might…

Activist funds scupper Singapore firm’s merger in rare victory

Investors in a Singapore REIT voted down a merger with a larger rival on Fri, in a rare win for shareholder activism in the city-state dominated by retail investors. Sabana REIT, which was under pressure from Quarz Capital…

Left vacant by COVID-19, can offices become homes to fix housing shortages?

The coronavirus pandemic has increased pressure on governments to address shortages in housing and allowed authorities more freedom to convert empty offices, urban experts said on Tues. Last month, the South Korean government said it will add 114,000…

Singapore nearly virus free after local cases and clusters cease

Having once had the highest COVID-19 rate in SEA, Singapore has all but eradicated the virus after reporting 14 days without any new local cases on Tues, and saying it had snuffed out the last cluster of infection…

Singaporeans snap up properties during worst ever recession

Singaporean Jason Chen recently bought a S$1.7 million three-bedroom apartment in a swanky condominium, upgrading his home in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic which has triggered the country’s worst-ever recession. “I know the price will rise”, said…

‘Liquid window’ harnesses light and heat to save energy in buildings

A newly developed “liquid window” can block sunlight to keep a building cool but also absorb heat to be gradually released during the day or night to cut energy costs, scientists said. The window, invented by researchers at…

In safe Singapore’s ‘cursed’ town, ghosts and odd happenings

With a torch in one hand and an electromagnetic meter in the other, paranormal investigator Charles Goh scours some shrub land in suburban Singapore, looking for hidden graves that could give clues to a ghostly encounter he had…

Plant-based egg producer Eat Just to build Singapore factory

Plant-based egg substitute startup Eat Just Inc said on Tues it had partnered with a consortium led by Proterra Investment Partners Asia to build a plant protein production facility in Singapore to serve the Asian market. The consortium…

Singapore’s last village proves nostalgic tourism hit in pandemic

Hidden between the skyscrapers of Singapore’s urban jungle sits Kampong Lorong Buangkok – the only surviving traditional village in this modern city-state of 5.7 million people. Made up of 26 single-story wooden houses, which were once ubiquitous across…

Singapore’s use of facial verification in ID scheme stirs privacy fears

Singapore’s more than four million residents will have to use facial verification technology to access government services through the national identity scheme, a move criticised as intrusive and heavy-handed by privacy advocates. Facial verification, which works by scanning…

Singapore considers electric harbor boats to cut carbon emissions

Singapore is seeking proposals on the electrification of small vessels known as harbourcraft as the industry transitions towards a low-carbon future, MPA said on Wed. It is working with SMI to seek proposals from industry participants and institutes…

Singapore, Helsinki and Zurich top index of world’s smartest cities

Singapore, Helsinki and Zurich are the world’s smartest cities, according to an index published on Thurs amid a growing debate on the future of urban design for a post-COVID era. From smart traffic cameras and car-sharing apps to…

Total unit signs deal with Singapore LNG Corp for solar energy system

A subsidiary of France’s Total and SLNG have signed a deal for a rooftop solar power system at the Singapore LNG terminal, the companies said on Wed. Total Solar Distributed Generation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Total, will finance,…

Singapore battles record dengue outbreak with more mosquitoes

From the high balcony of a Singapore public housing block, an environment official steadies his mosquito launcher, the latest contraption authorities have devised to combat a record outbreak of the tropical disease dengue. With the click of a…

Citadel Securities, hedge fund Citadel to open new office in Singapore

Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel and Citadel Securities, which provides trading services to asset managers, banks, broker-dealers and hedge funds, will open a new office in Singapore, Citadel said on Mon. The two businesses, which have 17 offices across…

Zoom opens new data centre in Singapore

Zoom Video Communications has opened a new data centre in Singapore, its first in SEA, it said on Tues. Use of Zoom’s video conferencing services has surged as huge numbers of people across the world work from home…

As US targets China tech, TikTok rival Bigo shifts servers from Hong Kong to Singapore

BIGO Technology, a smaller rival of embattled Chinese appmaker ByteDance, is shifting servers from Hong Kong to Singapore, out of the reach of a new national security law at a time when it is seeking to emphasise independence…

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