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PUB begins study to protect City-East Coast coastline; studies on Jurong Island, North-West coast to follow

To protect Singapore’s coastlines from the risk of flooding due to rising sea levels, PUB has started a study along the City-East Coast coastline. It will carry out similar studies for Jurong Island later this year and the…

SFA seeks views from public and industry on masterplan for Lim Chu Kang food hub

Plans are afoot to turn the rustic Lim Chu Kang area into Singapore’s high-tech food bowl, but the authorities are also calling for ideas to turn the area into an attractive destination in its own right. SFA is…

Emerging Stronger Taskforce: Establish S’pore as carbon trading and services hub, seize green opportunities

Singapore should establish itself as a carbon trading and services hub, as part of a broader push to seize growth opportunities in the area of sustainability. This was among a set of recommendations made by the EST to…

COVID-19: Construction industry stakeholders appeal to Govt to bring in foreign workers in a ‘controlled manner’

Stakeholders in Singapore’s construction industry on Mon appealed to the COVID-19 MTF to allow foreign workers to enter Singapore “in a safe and controlled manner”. The CIJC said that the current manpower situation may result in further delays…

Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub to open on Jun 13

The Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub will open on Jun 13, said LTA on Mon. The transport hub, which will be managed by SMRT Buses, is located near the Woodlands NSL and Woodlands TEL MRT stations, as well as…

Each PAP town council to have sustainability committee with dedicated sustainability officer as part of efforts to go green

Each PAP town council will have a sustainability committee with a dedicated sustainability officer to “drive implementation” of green efforts, the party announced on Sat. This will be part of the Action for Green Towns initiative, which will…

Maris Stella High School gate to be rebuilt, says HDB in response to petition to preserve the gate

In response to a petition to preserve the Maris Stella High School (MSHS) gate, HDB said on Sat that the gate cannot be preserved but will be rebuilt within the school compound. The school gate, built in 1997,…

Porsche Destination Charging now available at Sentosa Golf Club

Five new EV charging points have been installed at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore. The charging points are part of the Porsche Destination Charging programme, a network of charging stations available at lifestyle destinations. Sentosa Golf Club is…

S$1m grant to nudge building owners to provide proper rest areas for outsourced low-wage workers

More than 2,000 outsourced workers in essential services — including cleaners and security officers — are set to benefit from a S$1 million grant to nudge building owners to provide them with rest areas. MOM said on Fri…

Change ward structures to improve infection control in hospitals

The outbreak of Covid-19 at TTSH highlights a lesson we should take to heart and do something about. The nucleus of the outbreak is Ward 9D, a C class ward with 35 to 40 patients. About two-thirds of…

Thomson-East Coast Line’s new Mayflower station to have bird sculptures, Springleaf station gets tree of memories

The six TEL stage two stations, from Springleaf to Caldecott, have each been carefully designed with unique features. On Fri, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung, in a FB post, gave a sneak peek of the six stations that…

LTA to regulate both electric vehicles and chargers under new law

LTA will take over the regulation of EV chargers from EMA, under a new law passed in Parliament on Tues. This move will see the LTA regulate both EVs and charging infrastructure, which Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport…

Construction firm handed maximum $1 million fine over 2017 PIE viaduct collapse; two employees jailed

A construction firm was given the maximum fine over the 2017 PIE viaduct collapse that left one worker dead and 10 injured. Two of its senior employees were also jailed by a court on Wed. Or Kim Peow…

JTC appoints Engie to build, own and operate underground district cooling system

Sustainable energy innovation company Engie SEA has been appointed by JTC to build, own and operate an underground district cooling system (DCS) for the PDD. Tan Boon Khai, CEO of JTC and Thomas Baudlot, CEO of Engie SEA…

S$320 million in contracts awarded for works on Johor Bahru-Singapore RTS Link

Nine contracts worth about RM1 billion (S$320 million) were recently awarded for systems works on the JB-Singapore RTS Link, said operator RTS Operations. RTS Operations – formed in 2020 as a JV between Singapore’s SMRT and Malaysian rail…

Construction on 2 Jurong Region Line MRT stations to start this month

Construction works on two MRT stations on JRL will start later this month, LTA said on Wed. The two stations, currently known as JS9 and JS10, will be located along Jalan Boon Lay near Enterprise Road and Jalan…

Surbana Jurong partners with ITE to set up built environment labs on campuses

Surbana Jurong will partner with ITE to set up high-tech labs for built environment students and professionals. Both parties signed a MOU on Mon to advance the built environment industry by upskilling the workforce with the latest technology.…

Shorts and slippers aren’t sloppy – they’re sensible attire for Singapore’s weather

After the heavy rains of Apr 17, MSE Minister Grace Fu said “recent floodings have shown the effects of climate change in Singapore”, which is why mitigating climate change and adapting to its effects is necessary. Amid top-down…

Impractical to expand Singapore’s drains to accommodate all instances of extreme rainfall: Grace Fu

It would be impractical to expand Singapore’s drains to accommodate all instances of extreme rainfall as this would require “massive land take and much higher costs”, said MSE Minister Grace Fu. Speaking in Parliament on Mon, she noted…

Parliament passes new law to allow Government to take loans for major infrastructure projects

A new law that will allow the Government to borrow money for long-term infrastructure projects was passed on Mon, after a debate where MPs questioned if future generations may be burdened by such borrowing. Finance Minister Heng Swee…

Worthwhile to invest in sustainability: Surbana Jurong

It’s a cost that needs to be incurred sooner or later, which is what makes sustainability a zero-sum game, says Surbana Jurong’s group CEO Wong Heang Fine. Noting that there has been several flooding incidents of late due…

Majority of S’pore residents favour infrastructure improvements to address cycling concerns: Poll

More than seven in 10 Singapore residents favour building more cycling paths and park connectors as the way to accommodate cyclists in a safer manner. But while registration of bicycles has been mooted as a way to enhance…

Plans to build new mosques deferred; enhanced training for religious teachers among new initiatives by Muis

Plans to build new mosques, including one in Tampines North, will be deferred in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Muis will instead prioritise the upgrading of existing mosques, said Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Masagos Zulkifli on Sat.…

LTA to look at more paths for cyclists, pedestrians in central S’pore, Bukit Timah to Kallang

Sections of 40 roads around the city, and in Bukit Timah, Bukit Merah and Kallang, may make way for cycling tracks as more space is carved out for bicycles. This is to cater to the growing popularity of…

27 parks, developments recognised for good design and management

A total of 27 parks and developments in Singapore have been recognised for good landscape design and mgmt under an enhanced certification scheme by NParks. The 2020 Landscape Excellence Assessment Framework certification scheme now puts more emphasis on…

Mitigation measures can cut environmental impact of expressway work in Sembawang forest: Report

Building an 800m stretch of the North-South Corridor (NSC) expressway through a forest in Sembawang could result in various negative impacts to the biodiversity in the area, including to critically endangered species like the Sunda pangolin and the…

Biomimicry: When nature and tech work together

Clearing land for construction destroys natural habitats, especially the soil. When the topsoil is removed, the soil loses its ability to regulate water flow, provide nutrients, and fight pests and diseases. The off-site negative impact includes affecting soil…

Khadijah Mosque, one of Singapore’s oldest, to be revamped

One of Singapore’s oldest mosques, home to a resource and counselling centre for countering extremism, will be renovated to better serve the community. The Khadijah Mosque in Aljunied, which was built in 1920 and underwent major preservation works…

Park Nova to have biophilic design and large-format units

Hong Kong-listed Shun Tak Holdings is launching its first residential project in Singapore, Park Nova. It will open for preview on May 1. Joanne Goh, assistant director of property sales & marketing at Shun Tak Residential Development, said…

Repurpose Old Changi Hospital by setting up wellness village for seniors

SLA and URA have called on the public to propose a plan to repurpose Old Changi Hospital and I have a proposal to put forth here. Issues concerning the welfare and health needs of elderly Singaporeans need to…

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