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Licence of pleasure craft suspended after group of people filmed ‘partying on yacht’ near Lazarus

A vessel that was chartered for a social gathering has been temporarily suspended from operating, after a group of people was filmed “partying on a yacht” near Lazarus Island last month. On Sat, MPA said that the pleasure…

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…

Over 500 truck drivers tested for Covid-19 at checkpoints on day 1 of new measure, all negative: MOH

More than 500 truck drivers have been tested for Covid-19 at Singapore’s two land checkpoints since a new requirement kicked in on Fri, with all results coming back negative, said MOH’s medical services director Kenneth Mak. Compulsory ART…

S’pore-Johor RTS Link station in Woodlands to be 10 times the size of typical MRT station: LTA

The JB-Singapore RTS Link’s station at Woodlands North and its connected CIQ facility will be about 10 times the size of a typical MRT station, LTA said on Fri. The information was released as Transport Minister Ong Ye…

Up lorry: LTA confiscates able-bodied woman’s PMA after she’s seen riding it on road

No, that’s not a golf cart on the loose, but a PMA on the road. Over the past few days, netizens said they spotted a woman riding a PMA around Canberra, Sembawang and Yishun with a Foodpanda delivery…

Some Malaysia cargo drivers run into delays at Singapore checkpoints on 1st day of mandatory COVID-19 tests

Cargo drivers from Malaysia delivering essential goods to Singapore on Fri said they experienced delays at the land entry checkpoints, on the first day the Singapore government implemented mandatory COVID-19 tests. Drivers interviewed by CNA said they experienced…

Trial to pedestrianise parts of road next to Kampung Admiralty

From next month, a stretch of road next to Kampung Admiralty will be temporarily closed off to cars and other private vehicles as part of a trial to repurpose road lanes as footpaths, pedestrianised streets or cycling paths.…

Mandatory Covid-19 tests for cargo drivers, personnel entering S’pore via Tuas, Woodlands checkpoints from Jan 22

From Fri, all cargo drivers and accompanying personnel entering Singapore via the Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints will need to take a Covid-19 ART upon arrival. Those with a negative test result will be allowed to proceed, MTI said…

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…

Changi Airport passenger traffic fell 82.8% last year – from 68.3m in 2019 to 11.8m

Changi Airport saw an 82.8 per cent drop in passenger traffic last year, according to statistics published on Wed on the airport group’s website. Passenger traffic dropped from 68.3 million passenger movements through the airport in 2019 to…

45-year-old driver arrested after goods on trailer hit flyover on AYE

A 45-year-old trailer lorry driver was arrested on Mon after goods on his trailer apparently hit a flyover above AYE, resulting in traffic congestion. SPF said they were alerted to the accident along AYE towards MCE at about…

Foreign airlines get approval to fly transit passengers to Changi Airport

Several more airlines have received approval from CAAS to stopover at Changi Airport with passengers enroute to other destinations. At least three airlines – Lufthansa, Swiss Intl Airlines and Garuda Indonesia – have resumed ferrying transit passengers this…

Collision with bike leaves girl, 8, needing eye surgery

An eight-year-old girl was left with a pair of broken spectacles and a bleeding eye after she was allegedly hit by a food delivery rider on a bicycle on Fri last week. The accident happened as the pupil…

Caused by heavy rain, spate of potholes detected in first half of January double 2020’s monthly average: LTA

LTA is urging road users to report potholes after an unusually large number of these road hazards have appeared across Singapore lately, caused by recent prolonged heavy rain. The number of potholes detected in Jan so far, about…

No parking here: Man barricades neighbour’s car with sandbags, traffic cones

Ever left a passive-aggressive note to call out bad parking? Well, one man was so incensed that he went the extra mile, barricading the errant driver in with traffic cones, sandbags and even his own car. The dispute…

Renewables firm dishes out free EV chargers with solar and energy efficiency projects. Will this propel the energy transition in cities?

With Singapore’s EV charging scene getting more crowded, the newest entrant to the market has come up with an offer to entice private condominium and commercial and industrial building owners. Clean energy developer Urban Renewables will install EV…

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…

About 27,000 marine sector workers tested for COVID-19 in ‘one-time sweep’; vaccinations have started, says MPA

About 27,000 shore-based personnel were tested for COVID-19 in a “one-time sweep” between Jan 2 and 8, MPA said on Thurs, adding that all but one tested negative. “All have tested PCR-negative except for one person who was…

Margin squeeze puts F&B players in a spot over food delivery demand

Food delivery looks set to become a more permanent source of revenue for F&B firms in Singapore, but its related costs are also increasing firms’ overall operating costs, putting them in a conundrum. As a result, some operators…

Singapore maritime industry remains as ‘world’s top bunkering hub’

Singapore’s maritime industry continues to progress and has managed to retain its top spot in global rankings despite challenges in the economy brought about by the circuit breaker. According to Senior Minister of State of Ministry of Transport…

LTA awards $34.3m contract for Downtown Line’s Hume station

LTA has awarded JSM Construction Group a $34.3m contract for the completion of the Hume station on the DTL. The new contract covers the construction of a station entrance, ventilation shaft, and fitting-out works for the new station.…

New SafeEntry@Sea platform to boost Covid-19 contact tracing efforts for maritime sector in Singapore

The national digital check-in system SafeEntry will be extended to the maritime sector in Singapore later this week. A new SafeEntry @ Sea platform will be introduced at piers, such as Marina South Pier and West Coast Pier, to facilitate…

SMRT debunks viral TikTok video, says doors opening and closing was part of maintenance check

Creeped out by that TikTok video showing train platform doors opening and closing on their own? “Doors opened suddenly. Closed on its own. There’s nobody here,” the caption read in Malay. Coupled with emojis showing fear and spine-chilling…

Right physical asset balance key to success of grocery delivery players

Competition in Singapore’s online grocery delivery sector is intensifying, as more vie for a slice of the growing pie. Relatively newer players Grab, foodpanda and Deliveroo have invested substantially into the space in 2020, and look set to…

Van drives on PCN in Punggol, draws stares and scoldings from pedestrians

The vehicle belongs to a maintenance contractor and had obtained approval from NParks to drive on the PCN, according to an approval document shared by Roads.sg in an update today. The contractor had reached out to them to…

LTA to begin rolling out three-door double-deck buses in January

LTA said on Mo it would begin introducing three-door double-deck buses into Singapore’s public bus fleet from the end of the month. A total of 100 of these buses will be progressively added to the fleet over the…

KL-Singapore HSR termination risks Malaysia falling behind on transport connectivity

The amicable discontinuation of the KL-Singapore HSR project came as no surprise given developments in Malaysia since 2018 and reprioritisation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite seemingly good faith negotiations in recent months, the writing had been on…

What derailed the Singapore-Malaysia high-speed link, and where now for neighbours’ troubled relationship?

For many observers, the 2016 bilateral agreement between Malaysia and Singapore to construct a HSR link was a seminal moment in the neighbours’ history. With the deal unravelling at the stroke of midnight on Jan 1 – following…

Train fault on North-South Line causes delay on Friday night

A train fault occurred on NSL late Fri night, but was cleared with train services progressively restored before midnight. In a post on Twitter just after 11pm, SMRT said that owing to a train fault commuters should add…

Electric vehicles in Singapore – how much is just hype?

If you asked anyone which company is the biggest automaker in the world by market value today, you may get the usual answers – Volkswagen, BMW and Toyota Group. The answer, according to Bloomberg, is Tesla. Owned by…

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