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Malaysia compensated Singapore $102.8m for costs from terminated HSR project

Malaysia has compensated Singapore $102.8 million for costs incurred in the terminated KL-Singapore HSR project, both governments said on Mon. “The payment of SGD102,815,576.00 (RM320,270,519.24) has been made by the government of Malaysia to reimburse the government of…

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,…

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…

Singapore property dynasty’s China deal is a cautionary tale

When Singapore’s richest property family invested in a Chinese real estate group, the deal was touted as “game-changing” for its expansion in Asia’s largest economy. Almost a year later, it has instead become a cautionary tale for firms…

EMA seeks proposals for trial to import electricity from Malaysia

EMA is seeking proposals to appoint an importer for a two-year trial to import electricity from Malaysia. The imported electricity should preferably be from low-carbon sources, EMA said on Fri. It added that proposals for electricity imported from…

Trade-offs and challenges ahead as Singapore moves towards cleaner energy: Tan See Leng

Singapore needs to obtain energy that is secure and reliable, affordable and environmentally sustainable but seeking to achieve each means trade-offs for the others, said Dr Tan See Leng, Second Minister for MTI on Thurs. He highlighted this…

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…

COVID-19: Johor hopes talks on reopening Malaysia-Singapore borders will resume

With Malaysia’s COVID-19 immunisation programme under way, Johor’s chief minister hopes negotiations on travel arrangements between the country and Singapore will resume. “Opening of borders, the green travel bubble, all other arrangements should be considered upon completion of…

Renewable energy imports key to carbon neutrality

The Covid-19 pandemic has rocked the foundations of societies and economies across the globe. But as Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates wrote in a blog post, climate change could be five times as deadly as Covid-19 by 2100. The…

‘Integration of Two’ is the chosen one

The winning facade design for the Bukit Chagar station of the RTS Link between JB and Singapore is inspired by the centuries-old relationship between the two places. This came to light yesterday as MRT Corp Sdn Bhd unveiled…

Linggiu Reservoir, Singapore’s main water source in Malaysia, back at healthy levels for first time since 2016

Recent rain has replenished Singapore’s main water source in Malaysia, with the Linggiu Reservoir in Johor now full, said PM Lee on Thurs. This is the first time water levels have recovered to healthy levels following a dry…

Sun Cable, Australian NTG ink Australian-ASEAN Power Link deal

Singapore-based Sun Cable and the Australian Northern Territory Government (NTG) have signed a project development agreement for the Australian-ASEAN Power Link (AAPL), which would see the territory hosting one of the largest renewable energy systems across the globe.…

More than 3,000 chickens from Malaysia dead due to hot weather, checkpoint congestion: Poultry importers

More than 3,000 chickens died during their journey from Malaysia to Singapore over the last few days after cargo trucks experienced delays at the land entry checkpoints, said poultry importers interviewed by CNA. Cargo truck drivers have been…

The Australian Open has lessons for large sports events in Singapore

Australia is split down the middle of an Australian Open muddle, livid that millionaire tennis players flying in for the tournament could possibly wreck months of hard work in keeping communities safe from COVID-19 and returning to some…

Ensure infrastructure is in place to cope with RTS Link crowds

In the 1950s, the colonial government considered converting the section of the old Malayan Railway in Singapore into a passenger railway with connections to JB and beyond. It appears that the idea will come to fruition soon. RTS…

Rise in imported cases not due to more travellers entering S’pore: Lawrence Wong

The surge in imported Covid-19 cases seen in Singapore in recent weeks is not the result of more travellers entering the country, Minister Lawrence Wong said on Mon. Instead, the rise is due to the much higher infection…

Scion of Singapore’s richest family strives to salvage China deal

Pressure is mounting on an heir to Singapore’s biggest family fortune as he seeks to salvage the troubled property investment at the centre of an ambitious expansion into China. In the past month, Sherman Kwek, the 45-year-old CEO…

Malaysia’s MCO to put more pressure on manpower and supply costs for F&B firms

Malaysia’s latest MCO will exacerbate a manpower shortage and cost issues that have plagued F&B firms in Singapore for nearly a year now, companies in the sector told BT. The silver lining is that companies have also adjusted…

Malaysians with Singapore PR can now apply for PCA scheme to travel home

Malaysia citizens who are PRs working in Singapore are now eligible to apply for the Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) scheme. Applications to travel under the scheme open from Mon, said the High Commission of Malaysia last Fri. ICA…

KL-Singapore HSR termination risks Malaysia falling behind on transport connectivity

The amicable discontinuation of the KL-Singapore HSR project came as no surprise given developments in Malaysia since 2018 and reprioritisation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite seemingly good faith negotiations in recent months, the writing had been on…

What derailed the Singapore-Malaysia high-speed link, and where now for neighbours’ troubled relationship?

For many observers, the 2016 bilateral agreement between Malaysia and Singapore to construct a HSR link was a seminal moment in the neighbours’ history. With the deal unravelling at the stroke of midnight on Jan 1 – following…

Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed-Rail project can wait, says Dr Mahathir

Construction for the KL-Singapore HSR project can wait another 10 to 20 years as it is not important, former PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. He said since the HSR line is only 230km long, it would…

Terminated HSR project a missed opportunity to boost economic competitiveness for Singapore, KL: Experts

The plan was to connect Singapore and KL – two metropolitan cities in SEA – by a HSR, revving both economies and propelling each to become a formidable force in the region. However, this was not to be…

Dreams crushed, hopes dashed for speedy travel after KL-Singapore HSR called off

It was as if he had struck gold when Mr Ricky Kok learnt that a train station for the KL-Singapore HSR would be built near a plot of land he had bought in Malacca, Malaysia. After news came…

Electricity demand expected to rebound as economy recovers from COVID-19 fallout: MTI

Electricity demand is expected to rebound as Singapore’s economy recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Government is working to diversify energy supplies, said Second MTI Minister Tan See Leng on Tues. Responding to several…

Malaysia expects compensation for HSR project’s termination to be below S$270 mil — Mustapa

Malaysia holds the view that the amount of compensation needed to be paid to Singapore for the termination of the KL-Singapore HSR project is much lower than S$270 million, said Minister in PM’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa…

News of HSR project’s cancellation disappointing, but ties still intact

The news about the KL-Singapore HSR project is disappointing. My family and I had been looking forward to the completion of the HSR project, as we have close relatives and friends living in KL and Melaka, and we…

Parliament: S’pore-Johor RTS Link project progressing well, says Ong Ye Kung

The cross-border rail line between Singapore and Johor is progressing well, said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung on Mon. “The JB side has broken ground. On our side, we will break ground soon and we hope the project…

Failed HSR project: M’sia wanted to remove AssetsCo, which was needed to protect both countries’ interests, says Ong Ye Kung

The KL-Singapore HSR project was terminated because Malaysia had proposed to remove an assets company that had previously been agreed on, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said. Speaking in Parliament on Mon, he said that the original agreement…

Singapore incurred above $270m for terminated high speed rail project: Ong Ye Kung

Singapore has incurred more than $270 million for the terminated KL-Singapore HSR and received so far about $15 million of compensation from Malaysia, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung told Parliament on Mon. As the HSR bilateral agreement (BA)…

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