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Robots to make food deliveries from Westgate mall to JTC Summit in upcoming trial

Autonomous robots that perform the job of a food delivery rider will be on trial in Jurong East in the second half of this year. For a start, it would pick up bubble-tea orders from HeyTea, located on…

PUB starts development of coastal-inland flood model which will help assess flood risks

PUB has started work on a new coastal-inland flood model, which will enable it to better assess the impact of climate change on Singapore’s coastal areas. The model, which is capable of simulating and evaluating both inland and…

LTA seeks information from industry players on e-vehicle charging infrastructure

The authority, which launched a RFI on Thurs, said that it wants industry players to share, among others, their views on The installation and operation of charging points; The provision and costs of charging services to consumers; What…

Parcel locker network: private or government-owned?

Singapore’s nationwide parcel locker network is set to be owned and operated by the government entity Pick Network, with 1,000 locker stations expected in HDB estates, transport nodes and community centres by end-2021. Ahead of this, some questions…

Pandemic leads to surge in real-time payment transactions in 2020

Real-time payments saw a surge in the Lion City, as the pandemic swept the globe in 2020. According to the latest global report from ACI Worldwide, real-time payments in Singapore rose by 48% in 2020, at a total…

Sunseap signs multi-year solar energy agreement with Facebook

Sunseap Group has signed a multi-year VPPA with FBfor solar energy from Singapore’s largest offshore floating solar farm. The energy from the five MWp offshore floating PV system located in the Straits of Johor will be exported to…

PropNex acquires PropTech platform Ovvy

PropNex has acquired a 70% stake in Ovvy, a tech platform that will allow its agents to provide value-added services to its clients. PropNex salespersons will be able to provide further services via Ovvy’s hundreds of merchants that…

Can Singapore’s office rents outprice Hong Kong as Alibaba, ByteDance, Tencent set up shop in rival financial hub?

Singapore’s office rents have a long way to go before matching Hong Kong’s, even after half a dozen of mainland China’s largest technology behemoths piled into the city state in recent months to set up their regional hubs,…

Singapore must ensure digital infrastructure is environmentally sustainable, says Desmond Lee

As the digital economy continues to grow, it is important for Singapore to ensure that its digital infrastructure is “as environmentally sustainable as possible”, said MND Minister Desmond Lee on Tues. He was speaking for the opening of…

IMDA’s Pick Network not intended to stifle competition in parcel locker sector: Sim Ann

Pick Network, the government-owned entity that will operate upcoming parcel-locker network, was not created to stifle competition among private-sector parcel-locker operators, Senior Minister of State for MCI Sim Ann told Parliament on Mon. Addressing concerns that Pick could…

Bill for rollout of nationwide parcel network passed as Govt addresses security and accessibility concerns

The authorities are developing security guidelines and other requirements for the rollout of the nationwide parcel locker network, said Senior Minister of State for MCI Sim Ann in Parliament on Mon. She said her ministry is working closely…

Online Hari Raya bazaars to stay for now in Singapore

Mr Feroz Abdullah, 46, has been a fixture at the Geylang Serai Hari Raya bazaar for the past 30 years, mainly selling traditional Malay Muslim clothing. He also has a permanent stall in Joo Chiat Complex. The cancellation…

Solar vision: Why it’s not all sunshine and roses for Singapore’s solar energy plans

Dutchman Edgare Kerkwijk must be “walking on sunshine”. His solar business, to use his own words, is going “gangbusters” and his phone has been blowing up. “Every time one of the ministers says something about green energy, we…

Universities in Singapore focusing research efforts on solving global post-pandemic problems

Universities here are altering their research landscape to emphasise interdisciplinary and results-driven studies. This is meant to find more solutions for pressing global issues such as food security and public health – the challenges of a post-pandemic era.…

Public electric vehicle charging point tender draws 19 bids; 600 points to be up as early as end-August

A public tender for the installation of EV charging points at some 200 public carparks across Singapore has drawn 19 bidders, reflecting a growing interest among businesses to cash in on the government’s EV push. Among those which…

Jurong Innovation District to bring jobs and innovation: Tan See Leng

Over the next 18 months, JID is expected to account for 4,500 jobs, with 1,200 being new and 3,300 being existing workers relocating into the area, said Second Minister for MTI Tan See Leng during his visit to…

Singapore industrial market: A pandemic winner

The US is launching a US$1.9 trillion stimulus package that could catalyse global economic recovery and global trade volumes. This large economic rescue package will be a booster to Singapore, given her open economy and high dependence on…

The retail scene in post-pandemic Singapore

The retail sector is dynamic, constantly responding to varying needs and ever-evolving consumer behaviour. Transformed by the Internet, today’s retail landscape is a different creature from what it was more than a decade ago, with the pace of…

E-commerce is great for buyers, but not for sellers

News publications often cover the benefits of online shopping or e-commerce from the perspective of the buyer. But often, sellers are trapped by the perpetual-discount strategies of e-commerce marketplaces like Shopee. Their profit margins are squeezed, and many…

S’pore takes top spot in ranking of smart city govts, praised for ‘sterling’ Covid-19 response, digital initiatives

Singapore has eclipsed London to take top spot in a biennial study that ranks the top 50 smart city governments in the world. The Republic took the honours due to factors such as its technology infrastructure, digital initiatives…

NTU researchers develop smart device to harvest sunlight for underground use

What looks like a crystal ball in a transparent glass case could soon be used to light up underground spaces in a sustainable way. Drawing inspiration from the magnifying glass, several Singapore researchers have developed a smart device…

New version of myENV app launched, providing information on environment, water and food

A new version of the myENV mobile app, which provides integrated information on Singapore’s environment, water services and food safety, was launched on Wed. The app combines information from the stats boards in the MSE family – NEA,…

MyRepublic investigating mobile network disruption

MyRepublic said it was aware of a mobile network connectivity issue affecting some customers on Wed morning. “Our network team is currently investigating and we will share an update on the situation when we have more information,” the…

Singapore looks to grow power generation capacity

The Republic is looking to develop its power generation capacity to ensure electricity supply remains reliable, with some power plants here near retirement and appetite for electricity set to grow in view of emerging sectors such as EVs,…

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,…

Guidelines to help local farms ensure clean and green produce

New guidelines to help local farms ensure the production of clean and green local produce were launched yesterday. They are meant to assure consumers that produce from local vegetable farms is fresh, free from synthetic pesticides, and grown…

New platform helps stakeholders collaborate on construction projects digitally in real time

Architects, engineers, contractors and fabricators can now tap a new integrated platform to collaborate digitally on their construction projects, reducing their reliance on paper-based processes. The Hubble platform, which allows all stakeholders in the construction value chain to…

HDB and A*Star to study using drones and robots to enhance construction site safety

Robots and drones may soon become a common sight in construction sites to help building projects operate faster and more efficiently. It is hoped that the mass roll-out of 5G technology will mean robotics will enhance the safety…

Data centre net absorption doubled in 2020: CBRE

The net absorption of data centres doubled in 2020, which is driven by a pandemic-led surge in demand for video conferencing, online schooling, entertainment, social networking and platforms to support remote working, according to CBRE’s new APAC Data…

Southeast Asia’s first lithium battery recycling plant opens in Singapore

A facility for recycling lithium-ion batteries has opened in SEA, the world’s dumping ground for discarded consumer electronics. Located in the industrial district of Jurong in Singapore, the S$30 million plant aims to recycle 14 tonnes, or the…

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