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How much of a threat are EVs to oil giants and neighbourhood mechanics?

While the impending wave of EVs heralds opportunities for many sectors, it threatens to disrupt others – among them, the retail fuel industry and your neighbourhood car mechanic. In recent years, global retail fuel companies have been pivoting…

EV agenda draws various sectors vying for slice of the pie

Singapore’s push for EVs has lured companies from a myriad of sectors, from renewable energy to electronics and payments, eager to get a foot into the ecosystem. While EVs are widely seen as an environmental asset, their economic…

Foreign labour shortages in construction sector is a wake-up call for change

For a long time, Singapore’s strategy of augmenting its workforce with a large pool of low-skilled foreign labour had served it well. It made economic sense: Focus on what we are good at, build a high-skilled educated workforce,…

Scheme to help F&B businesses provide delivery services, go online has helped 10,000 so far; extended by 1 month

A scheme to help F&B businesses defray the costs of providing food delivery services and going online has been extended by a month until Jul 15, ESG said on Sun. Since it was re-introduced on May 16, the…

HungryGoWhere’s demise shines spotlight on restaurant reservation industry trying to adapt to stay afloat

Some restaurant reservation platforms are trying to ride out the current ban on dining-in by diversifying to do takeaways and deliveries but said that the strategy has met with mixed success. They hope the June 21 resumption of…

Climatech Corp and Inovues win the inaugural CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge

Climatech Corp and Inovues are the winners of the inaugural CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge (CSXC) 2021, a global hunt for sustainability innovations in the built environment. Both winners will receive S$50,000 (US$38,000) each to fund, test and implement…

CapitaLand sets up $50m fund to spur sustainable innovations, help green its buildings

CapitaLand, one of Asia’s largest real estate groups, is setting up a $50 million fund over five years to encourage more innovation and to achieve its 2030 sustainability targets, which include greening all its buildings in Singapore and…

Foodpanda to use robots to deliver food in NUS, NTU and Punggol

Food delivery firm Foodpanda is conducting a pilot of autonomous food delivery services at two university campuses and within the Punggol neighbourhood over the next few months. The firm said that it has plans to expand the service…

Robinsons Singapore is coming back in June – as an online department store

After closing its doors in Jan this year, iconic retailer Robinsons is returning – this time as an online store. The site described in on Thurs as “a fully digital, state-of-the-art, vertically integrated online department store”, will go…

Construction sector reminded of entry requirements at worksites

We thank Mr Lu Qimin for his letter and the opportunity to clarify the TraceTogether (TT) requirements for construction sites (Couldn’t use TraceTogether app to check in at project site, June 4). TraceTogether-only SafeEntry was implemented nationwide on…

Extend in-store senior discounts at FairPrice to online purchases

It is nice to see the effort made by FairPrice to manage crowding by offering seniors discounts on different days of the week. Pioneer Generation seniors get 3 per cent off their groceries on Mon and Wed. Those…

More sustainable, smarter waste collection and recycling for City-Punggol households and businesses

People living and working in the City-Punggol sector can look forward to smarter and more sustainable services for public waste collection and recycling under a new contract awarded to SembWaste. Among them is a new fleet of refuse…

Digitalisation does not work for all hawker stalls and patrons

Digitalisation may be a good initiative by the Government, but should not be pursued single-mindedly to apply to every area of life in society. Hawker food is one area. People patronise hawker centres for convenience, to save time…

EV sales in Singapore estimated to expand by 170% y-o-y in 2021: Fitch Solutions

Sales of EVs in Singapore are estimated to grow by 170% y-o-y to reach an annual sales volume of 475 units in 2021, says Fitch Solutions in a June 7 report. The team has also estimated that Singapore’s…

Singapore startup that develops plant-based eggs banks $1.7m in seed round

Float Foods, a Singapore-based foodtech startup, announced it has raised S$2.2 million (US$1.7 million) in its seed round led by venture capital firms Insignia Ventures Partners and DSG Consumer Partners. Investors including Apricot Capital, Baksh Capital, Teja Ventures,…

Singapore start-up raises funds from SMRT Ventures, Yinson Holdings to develop driverless vehicle solutions

MooVita, a local AV start-up, has secured a multimillion-dollar investment from SMRT Ventures and Malaysia-listed energy infrastructure and tech firm Yinson Holdings. This investment, which is part of MooVita’s Series A funding, is expected to accelerate the development…

Microalgae ‘detective’ developing faster way to identify species that cause harmful algal blooms

In the watery world of microalgae, only a handful of them are potentially harmful to humans or fish. But identifying these microscopic organisms can be challenging. Among the 5,000 microalgae species globally, only 250 are potentially harmful. Such…

Some Singtel fibre broadband services down for hours; users in central, eastern S’pore affected

Some Singtel customers across Singapore grappled with an hours-long disruption to their fibre broadband services after an overnight maintenance session, vexing users who were working from home. Some reported connectivity issues from as early as 2am on Tues.…

Capitol Singapore and Chijmes launch online food delivery platform

Capitol Singapore and Chijmes are launching their online delivery platform Perennial Online, to group their database of more than 20 restaurant partners and allow customers to order directly. Customers can order from up to six different restaurants at…

Maximise natural ventilation instead of buying air purifier: NEA

It is not necessary to use air purifiers at home, and people should instead adopt practices like opening doors or windows as much as possible to maximise natural ventilation to reduce the risk of getting exposed to Covid-19,…

Getting onto food delivery platforms eats into already-thin profit margins, say hawkers

Food delivery platforms may not be the easy answer to solve the current woes faced by hawkers amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Many are worried that the costs of hopping onto food delivery platforms would eat into their already-thin…

After Swee Kee Eating House, Covid-19 could claim more old-time restaurants

Covid-19 has claimed the life of a restaurant with a 82-year history, now other long-standing eateries are also contemplating their fate. Red Star Restaurant and Lai Wah Restaurant, household names in their heyday, told TODAY they were unsure…

Topics that are creating buzz among Singapore investors

The property market is red-hot again with people snapping up real estate left, right and centre, so it is no surprise that inquiries from home seekers about mortgages have gone through the roof as well. The interactive mortgage…

PMD fires often the result of battery short circuits: Experts

PMDs that catch fire usually do so because of batteries that have short-circuited, said experts ST spoke to. Associate Professor Palani Balaya from the department of ME at NUS told ST that using batteries from an unreliable source,…

Hawkers to get more help to tap online delivery platforms: Josephine Teo

Hawkers will be given additional help by the Government to get onto online delivery platforms as more people stay home and order food amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In a FB post on Sat, MCI Minister Josephine Teo said…

Singapore’s two-front battle with water security and climate change

Too much, too little, and never quite enough – that sums up Singapore’s water challenge now compounded by climate change. As we mark World Environment Day today, it is timely to take stock of the existential challenge posed…

SMRT Buses boosts staff training to better help commuters with special needs

SMRT Buses is enhancing training for its front-line staff to better assist commuters with special needs. Front-line staff such as bus drivers and interchange managers will learn how to communicate with and help commuters with different physical and…

More than 300 e-waste recycling bins to be deployed from July

More than 300 e-waste recycling bins will be deployed across Singapore in public areas from Jul 1, said NEA. The move is part of NEA’s e-waste Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme, which began with a soft launch on…

Sustainability Exchange throws up fresh ideas for sustainability

EB Impact concluded its inaugural mentorship programme on 25 May with an event showcasing a selection of five ideas, with youths and mentors that took part in the initiative sharing their experiences. The programme — run in partnership…

Hawkers United – but where’s the coordination?

As a child, Gayle Lim’s favourite drink at her uncle’s coffee stall in Ang Mo Kio was iced Milo. When the Government announced its heightened alert phase which bans dining in, the public relations executive saw the spate…

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