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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…

More cargo and passenger flights at Changi Airport as traffic picks up amid Covid-19

The recovery of Changi’s aviation hub remains a work in progress, though cargo traffic has picked up and more flight connections are available for passengers. Passenger flights to 70 cities are now available at the airport, up from…

Largest integrated transport hub in Singapore opens in Woodlands

Commuters in Woodlands can look forward to a smoother and more comfortable journey with the opening of the Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub (ITH) on Sun. The ITH – a term for fully air-conditioned bus interchanges linked to MRT…

Spike in bicycle accidents on Singapore roads amid cycling boom last year

There was an increase in the number of road traffic accidents involving bicycles last year, amid a COVID-19 inspired boom in the popularity of cycling. There were 572 traffic accidents involving bicycles in 2020, up about 25 per…

Board of Inquiry appointed to investigate death of SMRT technician pinned under bus

A Board of Inquiry has been appointed to investigate the death of an SMRT technician who was pinned under a bus he was repairing. The inquiry will be chaired by an SMRT board member, Mr Quek Gim Pew,…

Jewel Changi Airport to reopen on June 14; some airport workers to be part of trial for breathalyser Covid-19 tests

Jewel Changi Airport will reopen on Mon, after having been closed to the public for a month from May 13 amid the emergence of a Covid-19 cluster among airport workers. CAAS and CAG said on Fri that there…

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…

‘A ghost town’: Orchard XChange shops suffer sluggish sales as landlord SMRT moves to take back units

Due to sluggish business and low foot traffic, the Orchard XChange shopping area has become a “ghost town”, tenants there said. They were recently asked to vacate the premises because landlord SMRT has chosen to take back most…

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…

SMRT technical officer killed, another injured while doing repair work at Ang Mo Kio bus depot

A 43-year-old SMRT technical officer died of a serious head injury after an accident at Ang Mo Kio bus depot on Sun while carrying out repair work on a mini-bus. The 43-year-old was unconscious when taken to KTPH…

Targeted travel restrictions needed but careful not to undermine Changi Airport’s connectivity

The recent wave of infections in Singapore, which included a COVID-19 cluster at Changi Airport last month, has prompted some calls for the suspension of passenger travel at the airport altogether. While many have called for an earlier…

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 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…

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,…

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…

Lorry driver arrested after mounted crane crashes into overhead bridge

A lorry driver has been arrested after the mounted crane on his vehicle crashed into an overhead pedestrian bridge in Balestier Road yesterday. A part of the crane was damaged and fell onto the road, blocking all three…

Man, 20, dies after PMD catches fire in lift at Woodlands block

A 20-year-old man died after a fire involving a PMD in a lift at Blk 537 Woodlands Drive 16 on Thurs night. In a post on its FB page, SCDF said on Fri that it responded to a…

Build taxi stand outside Queenstown Polyclinic and community centre

My parents have lived in the Queenstown area for at least 50 years, and they are both over 70 years old now. Very often, they have to visit Queenstown Polyclinic for their medical appointments. My dad uses a…

AETOS and DBS to convert full fleet to EVs by 2026; launches Singapore’s first secure cash escort EV

AETOS as well as DBS have pledged to convert all 42 vehicles used by DBS to EVs by 2026. Both groups have also launched the first EV for cash and valuables escort (CVE) services on June 4, with…

More than 600 fines issued for Covid-19 safety breaches in first quarter

A bespectacled elderly man sat below a block of flats in Tiong Bahru, poring over a newspaper – without a mask on. He was alone, and did not seem to be bothered that he was unmasked even though…

Whose carbon footprint is it in a ‘work from home’ world?

We have entered a mass experiment for climate change. With remote working and the pandemic quickly squelching economic and social activities across the globe, global emissions have fallen by an estimated 6 per cent to 8 per cent…

Fatal lorry crashes: Human lives, dignity cannot be measured in dollars and cents

In the recent debate about transporting migrant workers on the back of lorries, a frequent comment raised is that the alternative of safer transport would incur greater costs for construction companies and thus indirectly pass on these costs…

Improve safety, deter illegal parking along Tanjong Pagar Road

Despite measures such as double yellow lines along Tanjong Pagar Road, cars and vans are often seen parked illegally there — especially near the junction with Cook St — while drivers run errands at nearby shops. This is…

2 extra demerit points, higher fine for traffic offences at Silver, School Zones from July 1

From July 1, the authorities will be raising fines and demerit points for traffic offences at Silver Zones and School Zones in an effort to make the roads safer for seniors and students. MHA said on Tues that…

Stringent measures in place for cargo drivers and accompanying personnel

We refer to Mr Lee Yong Se’s letter, “Address Covid-19 risk posed by cross-border truck drivers” (May 26). Since the start of the pandemic last year, Singapore and Malaysia have been working closely to ensure the continued two-way…

Complaints on online purchases doubled in 2020, as more turned to e-commerce during pandemic: Case

Singapore’s consumer watchdog received twice as many complaints relating to online purchases last year as it did in 2019, as more consumers turned to online shopping during the Covid-19 pandemic. Case received a total of 18,335 consumer complaints…

New rule on Covid-19 test for returning S’poreans, PRs not a straightforward matter, say experts

A new requirement that Singapore citizens and PRs must test negative for Covid-19 before being allowed to return home from high-risk countries kicked in at midnight on Sun. Infectious diseases experts say the move will help to protect…

Singapore’s hosting of F1 Grand Prix – time to reconsider?

It’s been almost 15 years since Singapore first hosted the F1 Grand Prix night race and what a ride it has been. Interest in the sport seems to be declining overall. The 11 races Singapore has hosted thus…

Covid-19: Is the coronavirus ‘airborne’ and how likely are you to catch it when indoors or outdoors?

When the Government started testing people living in public housing blocks recently after individuals infected by the coronavirus were found to be residents there, the question on most people’s minds was whether they could get infected by their…

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