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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…

Exxon says it remains committed to Singapore refinery expansion

Exxon Mobil said on Thurs it remains committed to expanding its refining-petrochemical complex in Singapore amid an ongoing review of its projects globally. Along with other oil producers, Exxon has been slashing costs due to a collapse in…

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…

Temasek abandons $3 billion bid for Keppel after conglomerate’s loss

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings is terminating its $3 billion conditional offer for conglomerate Keppel Corp by invoking a material adverse change (MAC) clause following the company’s poor financial results. Keppel’s large second-quarter loss that breached a threshold in the…

Don’t stand so close: Singapore trials automated drones to check

Beware, Singaporeans standing too close, automated drones might be keeping an eye on you from above. SPF have been trialling two pilotless drones developed by Israel’s Airobotics to help enforce social distancing measures aimed at containing the spread…

Spate of suicides among migrant workers in Singapore raises concern

A recent spate of suicides and attempted suicides involving migrants in Singapore has heightened concerns over the mental health of thousands of low-paid workers who have been confined to their dormitories because of COVID-19. In Apr, Singapore sealed…

Singapore’s Universal Studios deploys facial recognition for entry

Visitors to USS will now have to pass through facial recognition scanners to enter the park, in the city-state’s latest foray with a technology that has stoked privacy concerns. RWS, which owns the sprawling area of tourist attractions,…

Tokyo, Sydney aim to lure edgy HK financial firms, but Singapore a top draw

Japan, Australia and some other nations are readying incentives to attract banks and asset managers in Hong Kong that are worried about the new security law imposed by China, but finance sector experts said even if they move,…

Warburg Pincus-backed Singapore REITs ESR and Sabana propose to merge

Singapore’s ESR-REIT has agreed to buy Sabana REIT in a deal that will create the city-state’s fifth-largest industrial reit by assets, adding to a wave of consolidation in the sector. Each Sabana unitholder will receive 94 new ESR-REIT…

Back to work? Not without a check-in app, immunity passport

To go anywhere in Singapore these days, Joni Sng needs mobile phone apps and other technologies: a QR code to enter shops, a digital map to see how crowded a mall or park is, and a tracker to…

Lovers reunite over food as Singapore eases virus lockdown

People in Singapore reunited with lovers and friends on Fri as the city-state lifted strict curbs on socialising, shopping and dining out after more than two months of lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic. Jerry and his girlfriend, who…

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