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From 200 to 25,000 bicycles: How SG Bike became the largest bike-sharing firm in S’pore

The bike-sharing landscape in Singapore has seen a boom and bust over the years. Back in 2017, it was saturated with seven bike-sharing players but many also exited the market within a few years. Out of that seven…

F&B sector has evolved over the course of 2020

The F&B industry was hit especially hard by Covid-19, with the economic downturn, lockdown measures and dine-in restrictions leading to the sector reporting a y-o-y loss of almost 30 per cent at the end of the third quarter…

Singapore to build ecosystem of venture studios: DPM Heng

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has parked its latest corporate venture campus in Singapore, in part of the city-state’s efforts to “build up an ecosystem of venture studios” for corporate innovation, said DPM Heng at the launch of…

Daiso is latest household brand in Singapore to go online, but shoppers also want physical stores

Japanese discount store Daiso launched its Singapore website on Mon to provide more choices to its customers. The online platform lists products in 25 categories including cleaning supplies, daily necessities and personal care. “We have been working on…

Safety track records of construction firms can be easily compared on new MOM e-service

Construction firms’ safety track records will be more easily accessible from Thurs, with statistics on information such as fatalities and stop-work orders consolidated for easy comparison. The data on MOM’s website will also be updated every fortnight. Senior…

Start-up looks to help smaller commercial facilities reduce energy consumption

Mr Jason Tang, founder and CEO of energy solutions start-up TablePointer, was troubled that commercial facilities left their machines running even when they were not required. While energy efficiency solutions were available on the market, they were mostly…

RSI falls to 98 in November 2020: Knight Frank

The retail sales index (RSI), excluding motor vehicles, dipped by 2.4% y-o-y to 98 in Nov 2020, with retail sales performance having improved in the period due to large-scale sales events 11.11 and Black Friday on digital platforms,…

Food security: How S’pore, Israel can ‘feed’ off innovations

As the world grows smaller due to the acceleration of globalisation, a single event on a major scale can disrupt this finely tuned system. And that event has come in the form of Covid-19. As the pandemic gripped…

Ideas to improve road network and driving experience

As a frequent road user, I commend LTA for Singapore’s excellent road network and infrastructure. However, there is a room for improvement. For example, there are more than 10 traffic junctions within a short distance of 3km along…

Overzealous businesses might have hindered contact tracing instead

The rolling out of TraceTogether-only SafeEntry by some businesses before the official implementation, except for ongoing pilots, is a manifestation of overzealousness. To be fair, all the shopping malls that I visited have allowed me entry by using…

S$30m fund launched to accelerate 5G adoption, commercialisation

IMDA on Wed launched a S$30 million fund to accelerate the adoption and commercialisation of 5G solutions. The fund, part of IMDA’s 5G Innovation Programme, will support efforts by enterprises to adopt 5G solutions that address sector challenges…

Measures supporting 5G, green finance, agritech, supply chain resilience to feature prominently in Budget 2021: KPMG

More grants supporting local enterprises, tax incentive packages catalysing digitalisation and business transformation, as well as special propositions enhancing the skills of Singapore’s workforce, are some items on professional services firm KPMG’s wish list for the upcoming Budget…

Online furniture shop BedandBasics is thriving amid Covid-19 pandemic

There was a time when customers needed to sit on a sofa and check how comfy it was before buying, but the pandemic has made people far more comfortable with shopping for furniture online. Entrepreneur Ryan Wong, 35,…

OrangeTee & Tie restructures and accelerates digital transformation

OrangeTee & Tie (OTT) has undergone a restructuring exercise to accelerate its digital transformation, strengthen its talent pool and improve its overall operational standards and efficiency, the firm said. Under the restructuring, the company’s agency and project divisions…

NUS creates aerogel that converts air into drinking water

NUS announced that it has created a type of aerogel, which can extract drinking water from air without any external power source. The NUS researchers published their creation in the Science Advances journal in Oct last year and…

TraceTogether tokens handed out again at 38 CCs – but without the long queues

Residents lined up on Mon to collect their TraceTogether tokens – but this time without the long queues seen in Oct. Distribution of the devices resumed at 38 CCs, 12 weeks after it was suspended due to overwhelming…

Property developers must take the lead in industry transformation as S’pore seeks to innovate better: Heng Swee Keat

Property developers in Singapore have to set the pace for industry transformation in the post-pandemic world, where an increasing premium will be placed on sustainability and resilience. Calling on developers to build a sustainable, caring and liveable city,…

Installing CCTVs outside HDB flats is illegal, but more home owners are doing so, say merchants

Could you accept a neighbour monitoring your daily movements along the common corridor of an HDB block through the installation of a CCTV camera outside their home? That was a question posed on Jan 12 to the FB…

Singapore needs a new Smart Nation vision that doesn’t leave any citizen behind

In a special edition of the WEF annual report released on Dec 16, Singapore was listed as one of the digitally advanced countries well-placed to manage the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The country was ranked sixth in…

TraceTogether token distribution to resume at 38 CCs from Jan 18

Thirty-eight CCs that previously suspended distribution of the TraceTogether tokens will reopen next Mon, said an updated advisory posted on the TokenGoWhere website. Residents may enter their postal code on the website to find out if their neighbourhood…

Hawkers go online to boost sales of festive goods in lead-up to Chinese New Year

Second-generation stall owner Sim Ah Yoke, 52, used to fear digital tools as she was not familiar with them. But now she hopes going online will give a much-needed boost to sales amid the Covid-19 pandemic. She is…

Mice sector restarts with hybrid events, exploring options to overcome safe distancing challenges

When Singapore raised its alert level in response to the potential spread of Covid-19 on Feb 7 last year, event company Hydse started receiving cancellations or postponements of contracts. And while a few events went ahead before the…

Eateries expand revenue streams, online presence

When the circuit breaker was imposed in Apr last year, banning dining-in at eateries, Co Chung Restaurant had been open for just two months. The casual nook had hoped to attract foot traffic by replicating a dining experience…

Designated common spaces to fly unmanned aircraft to be set up

Designated spaces for hobbyists to fly their unmanned aircraft will soon be made available, with details to be announced in the coming months. Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said in a FacebFBook post on Fri that his ministry…

Time is ripe for innovation as Covid-19 turns spotlight on sustainability: Business leaders

The Covid-19 pandemic saw an extraordinary shift in our lifestyles and travel patterns, as people opted to have food delivered – using huge amounts of plastic in the process – and moved towards using private transport over public.…

TraceTogether check-ins not compulsory yet, retailers told after some outlets turn on function too early

Retailers who have started to roll out TraceTogether-only check-ins have been told to hold off for now by the authorities after many businesses around Singapore were found to have jumped the gun by switching on the function and…

Plant-based food innovation centre run by 2 Swiss companies to open in Singapore in April

Food manufacturers, start-ups and researchers looking to develop and test plant-based food products can turn to a new facility in Woodlands which will open in Apr. The facility is jointly set up by Swiss companies Buhler, which is…

Let people get recycling info easily from messaging apps

With the effects of climate change becoming more prominent in our daily lives, it is worrying that the domestic recycling rate dropped from 22 per cent in 2018 to 17 per cent in 2019. Despite these statistics, I…

New HDB Flat Portal displays low-interest home loan rates from banks

HDB has launched the new HDB Flat Portal, which is a combination of the existing portal and a new interface that includes calculators and guides specifically targeted at flat buyers. The new portal also has a revamped user…

Road trials launched for driverless road-sweeping vehicles that produce zero emissions, less noise

Driverless road-sweeping vehicles might become a common sight on Singapore’s streets in the near future, as NEA is trying out two such vehicles over the next half year. The trials, which started in Jan this year, will run…

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