More than 600 appeals for waiver of 15-month HDB resale wait-out period: Desmond Lee

More than 600 appeals for waiver of 15-month HDB resale wait-out period: Desmond Lee

To meet strong housing demand, National Development Minister Desmond Lee said more Build-to-Order projects with shorter waiting times will be launched where possible — subject to site and infrastructure readiness. He was taking questions in Parliament on housing availability and…

Bills to repeal 377A, amend Constitution to protect definition of marriage tabled in Parliament

Bills to repeal 377A, amend Constitution to protect definition of marriage tabled in Parliament

Singapore has taken a historic step towards striking down a law that criminalises gay sex. A bill tabled in Parliament today (Oct 20) to amend the Penal Code will pave the way for a debate on the issue next month.…

Proposed code of practice for online safety could include age verification of social media users

Proposed code of practice for online safety could include age verification of social media users

Verifying the age of social media users is on the cards as Singapore mulls regulations for online safety. Currently, most major social media services require users to be at least 13 years old, but false declarations could expose underage users…

27,000 bicycle parking spaces spread out across MRT stations, transport hubs in Singapore

27,000 bicycle parking spaces spread out across MRT stations, transport hubs in Singapore

27,000 bicycle parking spaces are spread out across MRT stations and transport hubs, instead of having a fixed number at each site. The Land Transport Authority said that’s due to differing demands near these nodes. Based on the utilisation rate,…

Four HDB estates, including Ulu Pandan, designated as "car-lite" areas

Four HDB estates, including Ulu Pandan, designated as “car-lite” areas

November’s Build-to-Order launch at Ulu Pandan will be HDB’s first car-lite precinct, and it could be ready by around 2027. It’s one of four public housing estates slated for development as car-lite areas, including Mount Pleasant, Tengah and the Keppel…

US pharmaceutical giant MSD opens new packaging facility in Singapore

US pharmaceutical giant MSD opens new packaging facility in Singapore

Singapore’s ambition to become a biopharmaceutical manufacturing hub just got a big boost. US pharmaceutical giant MSD has opened a new packaging facility at its site in Tuas for its immunotherapy drug KEYTRUDA and HPV vaccine GARDASIL. The company also…

Healthier SG: MPs unanimously endorse white paper on Singapore's healthcare reform plan

Healthier SG: MPs unanimously endorse white paper on Singapore’s healthcare reform plan

Singapore’s new healthcare reform plan has been endorsed by Parliament as Health Minister Ong Ye Kung called on all stakeholders to push for a healthier lifestyle in a rapidly ageing society. He said the old will outnumber the young in…

New wildlife park Bird Paradise to open in 2Q2023, featuring 3,500 birds from over 400 species

New wildlife park Bird Paradise to open in 2Q2023, featuring 3,500 birds from over 400 species

Singapore’s new bird park at Mandai Wildlife Reserve will open its doors in Q2 2023. Bird Paradise will house 3,500 birds from over 400 species. From the dense African rainforests to the South American wetlands, visitors can explore eight walk-in…

Singapore's manufacturing activity contracts in September for first time in 26 months

Singapore’s manufacturing activity contracts in September for first time in 26 months

Singapore’s manufacturing activity fell in September for the first time in 26 months, due to the electronics sector weakening amid high inflation and geopolitical uncertainties. The Purchasing Managers’ Index, which measures factory output, dipped 0.1 point to 49.9. The index…

Prof S Viswanathan on effectiveness of sustainability initiatives at Singapore Grand Prix

Prof S Viswanathan on effectiveness of sustainability initiatives at Singapore Grand Prix

The race towards a net-zero Singapore Grand Prix began at last weekend’s night race. Organisers put in place a slew of green measures, such as energy-efficient LED track lighting, compostable food waste, as well as renewable and cleaner energy sources.…