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Since 1 January 2019, public areas within the Orchard Road precinct have been designated as a No Smoking Zone, where smoking is only allowed in Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs). An advisory approach was adopted in the first three months of the implementation, to give members of the public sufficient time to adjust to the smoking …

CapitaLand has been recognised as one of the world’s most sustainable corporations for the third consecutive year.  CapitaLand was ranked #63 in the 2020 Global 100 ‘Most Sustainable Corporations In The World’ index by Corporate Knights Inc.  This is CapitaLand’s eighth inclusion in the prestigious index. In Corporate Knights Inc’s analysis of company age and …

Punggol will integrate residential districts, a business park, a university campus, community facilities, and a network of parks and waterbodies, transforming the way we live, work, learn, and play. Bringing together residents, businesses and students, Punggol is slated to become a thriving, tech-enabled, sustainable town showcasing our Smart Nation ambitions. Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister …

As we enter the new decade, Asian countries have firmly established their lead on the Henley Passport Index, the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. For the third consecutive year, Japan has secured the top spot on the index — which …

In 2020 Asia’s GDP will overtake the GDP of the rest of the world combined. By 2030, the region is expected to contribute roughly 60% of global growth. Asia-Pacific will also be responsible for the overwhelming majority (90%) of the 2.4 billion new members of the middle class entering the global economy. The bulk of that growth will …

Public housing is typically equated to low-quality housing. Hence, there is quite a negative connotation when someone lives in one of them. However, public housing in Singapore is different. Singapore solved the housing crisis back in the 1960s and has since established itself as arguably one of the best in the world. The Housing & …

It’s official: Singapore is the world’s smartest city. That’s according to a new survey Published by Swiss business school IMD and the Singapore University of Technology and Design – the IMD Smart Cities Index – which looked at how well cities are adopting digital technologies and improving the lives of the people who live there. What is …

ETH researchers have shown that we can use the structure of urban road networks to predict their traffic capacity. This information enables urban and transportation planners to quantify how changes will influence traffic volumes. People who commute by car will have an idea of what “traffic capacity” means, drawn from their own experience: as a …

E.O. Wilson, who did a lot to disseminate biophilia in the USA in the middle of the twentieth century, described biophilia as “the innately emotional affiliation of human beings to other living organisms. Innate means hereditary and hence part of ultimate human nature.” For the first time in history, more people are living in cities …

The Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) and National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last 30 November 2019 to formalise collaborations to equip workers with knowledge and skills for the digital economy and to engage Singaporeans in the co-creation of Smart Nation initiatives and digital government services. The MOU was …