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Changi Airport Group (CAG) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), on behalf of the Emerging Stronger Taskforce Alliance for Action (EST-AfA) on Enabling Safe and Innovative Visitor Experiences[1], announced that foreign visitors will now be able to buy inbound travel insurance coverage for Covid-19 related costs incurred in Singapore. Inbound insurance coverage has been identified …

Not long after the United Nations decreed COVID-19 a global pandemic, over three billion people were restricted to the confines of their homes (Statista). Business activity alarmingly slowed down, and public life all but halted. COVID-19 brought the global conversation on sustainability and climate change back to the front pages. Daily global carbon emissions dropped …

The Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab, Southeast Asia’s first industry-led lab for smart cities solutions development, initiated by CapitaLand and supported by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG), is officially opened today by Minister for Communications and Information, Mr S Iswaran.  The Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab will bring together leaders in the …

DBS Bank announced that it has been named the “Safest Bank in Asia” for the 12th consecutive year by New York-based trade publication Global Finance. DBS’ rankings as the fourth-safest commercial bank in the world and 14th safest bank globally remain unchanged from 2019 and 2018. Joseph D. Giarraputo, Global Finance publisher and editorial director, said, …

When the air outside is bad, office workers are more likely to order food delivery than go out for lunch, which in turn increases plastic waste from food packaging, according to a study by NUS researchers. Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from NUS Economics and an author of the study, said, “Plastic waste is a growing global environmental …

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has successfully delivered its first newbuild Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier, Avenir Advantage to Avenir LNG Limited (Avenir LNG). The LNG carrier also functions as an LNG bunkering vessel (LBV), making it the first in South East Asia to do so. It is the first of two such vessels …

DBS and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced a three-year Memorandum of Understanding to stimulate domestic tourism demand in the immediate term, as well as drive cross-border demand and catalyse tourism industry development in the mid- to longterm. The partnership, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between STB and a local bank, will leverage DBS’ ecosystem of services …

NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice) reaffirms its support to local small and medium enterprise (SME) partners by extending the SME Suppliers Support and Development Programme (SSDP) for another year, and doubling its commitment to S$2 million. This was announced at the launch of FairPrice’s ninth ‘Made in Singapore’ Fair, an annual initiative that seeks to raise awareness …

Residents in Tengah Town as well as Jurong East / West towns can look forward to direct access to PIE in both the eastbound (towards the city) and westbound (towards Tuas) directions by 2027, with the completion of a new road interchange at Pan Island Expressway (PIE) / Jurong Canal Drive (JCD) to connect PIE …

As part of the long-term fleet renewal programme for the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has purchased another 40 new trains from Bombardier Transportation for approximately $337.8 million. These new trains will arrive in batches starting from 2024 to replace the 2nd generation (Siemens) and 3rd generation (Kawasaki-Nippon Sharyo) trains currently in …