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Agents see new ways of doing business in real estate

Technology has played a critical role in ensuring the continuity of business operations at such a disruptive time, especially for the real estate industry, whose operations partially rely on property visits. Real estate agents have utilised digital tools,…

Agri Tech 4.0 is the new buzzword in agriculture, says food security expert

Smart farming on the other side of the world includes drones buzzing over a 300km stretch of farmland in Chile, checking for pests as well as for sick or parched crops. In Singapore, plastic sheets covering greenhouses and…

100 vending machines to be set up for collection of COVID-19 self-test kits

People who received a COVID-19 health risk warning or health risk alert via SMS will be able to collect ART kits at 100 vending machines across Singapore from Sat. The test kits will be available for collection round…

New solutions are needed for more sustainable food: Grace Fu

The need for sustainable food production has “never been more urgent”, and new solutions are needed to drive this, said MSE Minister Grace Fu on Fri. She noted that the topic of food security came into greater focus…

Surge in demand for Internet services boosts demand for data centres worldwide

The surge in demand for Internet-based services over the past few years has boosted the demand for data centre developments around the world, especially in major cities such as Singapore. The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the use of…

Fraxtor offers investors opportunity to co-invest in real estate for as little as $20,000

A bungalow sitting on a sprawling 30,659 sqft, freehold site at 21 Mount Rosie Road in prime District 11 was sold for $43.8 million ($1,429 psf) at the end of May. The plan is to redevelop the property…

Innovative turnkey retail creates a win-win solution

Retail sales remain below pre-pandemic levels as footfall in malls continues to be hit by ongoing capacity limits, border controls and WFH arrangements. From dine-in bans to the cap on group sizes, restrictions in the F&B sector have…

Singapore’s Naiise resurrected and back online

Singapore’s home-grown gift and homewares retailer Naiise has been brought back by WestStar Group after being put in liquidation last Apr, unable to pay debts. WestStar Group said it has acquired Naiise’s online marketplace together with its accompanying…

How a West Coast murder in 1984 changed condominium security

Did you know that in the early 1980s, condominium security was so lax that visitors can simply walk past security guards with a smile and use the swimming pool? Or that if you were driving a fancy car…

HP Singapore to take workforce, business partners on journey to sustainability, smart manufacturing

There are only a handful of companies in the world like HP Inc that have shown how technology can be used to pursue aggressive sustainability goals without compromising the interest of their shareholders. HP has a sustainable impact…

UOB unveils green financing solution to push EV adoption in Singapore

UOB has launched U-Drive, a green financing solution that aims to help drive the adoption of EV and green transportation in Singapore. The solution connects users to automotive brand owners, car dealers, and charging point operators in the…

NTUC LearningHub launches agri-tech training space to groom workforce

NTUC LearningHub launched its first agri-tech training space on Thurs to train workers and to address the “pressing issues of employability for the sector and Singapore’s food resilience”. The Agritech Lab @ Benoi, which spans over 3,200 sqft,…

S’pore top in broadband speed in world digital quality of life index, but slips in mobile speed

Singapore ranked sixth globally in the digital quality of life index, with Internet access and stability, and digital government services among the best provided in the world. Now in its third year, the index analyses how digitally advanced…

SLA launches OneMap3D; signs MOUs with PropNex, Ninja Van and Kabam to further the use of OneMap

SLA has launched a 3D version of OneMap on Sept 15. Named OneMap3D, the application was launched at the Singapore Geospatial Festival 2021, where SLA also signed separate MOU with Ninja Van, PropNex and Kabam to further the…

Why does Singapore need robots to remind us to be civic-minded?

Last year, Singapore made intl headlines unveiling Spot the robotic dog, who patrolled Bishan-Ang Mo Kio park, reminding park-goers to practise safe distancing. Fast forward a year, and we now have Xavier, a four-wheeled robot designed to detect…

Singapore’s ability to forecast rainfall will get a boost by the first quarter of 2022

An enhanced smart system to forecast rainfall here with greater accuracy will be completed by the first quarter of 2022, boosting the Republic’s suite of tools to respond more quickly to flash floods. MSE Minister Grace Fu said…

NTU invention can prevent lithium-ion battery fires in PMDs and other devices

A new battery technology could soon prevent PMDs and mobile phones from catching fire while charging. NTU scientists have invented a battery component that provides an added layer of protection to prevent short circuits, the main cause of…

BCA and IMDA launch initiative to promote robotics and automation adoption

BCA and IMDA have launched a call for proposals for integrated robotics & automation solutions to improve productivity and reduce labour dependency in Singapore’s built environment sector. The initiative was unveiled by Tan Kiat How, Minister of State…

TPG Singapore acquires IMDA approval for 5G NSA market trial

TPG announced that the company has received IMDA’s approval for an upcoming 5G network. Richard Tan, CEO of TPG Singapore, shared the opportunities that this approval will bring. “We are excited to have been given the opportunity to…

ST Engineering reveals IoT solution for lifts in Singapore

ST Engg announced the release of its AGIL Smart Life Monitoring solution, which is aimed at 24/7 lift status monitoring and diagnostics. A centralised function will be put in place, which allows for its use across different manufacturer…

Real estate trends to watch for new proptech ideas

There is no doubt that digitalisation, which grew at a much faster rate in the past year, played a major role in the survival of the real estate industry. And at this point, it is only expected that…

Architects design greener spaces as SG lives with pandemic

Nearly two years since the COVID-19 outbreak, which halted operations of the construction sector and delayed architecture projects, hit Singapore, yet it seems going back to the pre-pandemic normal will likely come later rather than sooner. The Singapore…

How 60,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging points in car parks may affect property demand (and Tesla sales)

In early Sept 2021, URA and LTA awarded the pilot tender for more than 600 EV charging points in 200 public car arks to two consortiums. This would definitely benefit homeowners living near these stations, particularly EV owners…

PUB gets $51m funding, invites proposals including for studying climate impact on water quality

PUB has received $51 million in funding from NRF for water research, and is looking for solutions in two areas – extracting chemicals needed for water treatment and studying the impact of climate change on water quality here.…

Hope for green future also rests on harnessing hydrogen, trapping carbon dioxide

Hydrogen, that simplest, most abundant element in the universe, has potential to be a game-changing green fuel for Singapore in the fight against climate change. “For the further, but not-too-distant future, advancements in technology will increasingly see hydrogen…

Singapore’s approach to security threats evolved after 9/11 attacks

Since Sept 11, 2001, Singapore has taken steps to respond to the threat of terrorism in largely two areas: enhancing its security capabilities and intensifying efforts to build a cohesive and united society that is involved in anti-terror…

MSO calls for proposals for sensors, other solutions to address secondhand smoke from neighbouring homes

To address the issue of secondhand smoke from neighbouring homes, MSO on Fri called for proposals from enterprises to develop possible solutions. These should be able to eliminate secondhand smoke at its source or prevent the smoke from…

MAS: Green finance needs to scale up

Green finance needs to scale up in order to meet net-zero emission goals by 2050, said MAS MD Ravi Menon in a speech, 8 Sept. “Green finance is a key enabler for the transition to a sustainable future……

Retailers’ expansion plans dampened by tighter Covid-19 restrictions: survey

A big percentage of retailers (46.7%) are either reviewing, postponing or dropping plans to seek new physical retail space in Singapore this year, after more stringent control measures were enacted by the government this May, according to Knight…

S’pore using ‘virtual twins’ of land and sea to monitor activities and plan projects

Dotted with ships and fish farms, and teeming with marine life, the seas surrounding Singapore contain a treasure trove of information, some of it invisible to the naked eye. The information includes details about the seabed, the status…

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