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Changi Airport has begun transforming the passenger experience with new contactless and cleaning innovations for a safer, but yet seamless, airport journey. These measures will be rolled out airport-wide in preparation for when air travel into and out of Singapore gradually resumes. At Changi’s automated kiosks, new proximity sensors are being installed progressively to eliminate …

DBS and ComfortDelGro Taxi announced that the two parties have entered into a strategic partnership to enhance payment services for their customers in Singapore. Users can now book and pay for their ComfortDelGro taxi rides directly and seamlessly through an integrated in-app booking function on DBS PayLah!, one of Singapore’s leading platform apps with over …

If you’re a passport holder in these countries, you can travel freer than anyone else. Earlier this year, Henley & Partners named the most powerful passports in the world for the beginning of 2020. Since then, much has changed given the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic which rendered the world’s mobility systems virtually paralysed. With …

With interest around community farming growing amid recent calls to strengthen Singapore’s food security networks, DBS  announced plans to transform a patch of outdoor space at its DBS Asia Hub building in Changi Business Park into what is believed to be Singapore’s first community farm located in a bank. In doing so, the bank hopes …

The world is about to experience the deepest recession in decades, World Bank forecasts reveal. The shocks due to  COVID-19 pandemic are expected to plunge the global economy into the worst recession since the second world war, the World Bank reveals in its Global Economic Prospects report published last week. Deep recession The World Bank’s …

ST Engineering today announced that its smart lighting solution and on-demand autonomous buses have been recognised as winning solutions for its customers at the IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA) 2020. The Awards recognise the top Smart City initiatives across the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan) that utilise leading-edge digital technologies and solutions that …

Here’s how the assortment of pandemic response policies have altered the mobility of the people. Mobility is among the most significantly altered features of society as a result of the emergence of COVID-19. To combat the virus, national governments have taken varying responses ranging from lockdowns, establishment closures, and travel restrictions. These strategies are quickly …

As countries around the globe are taking the first prudent steps to ease lockdowns, CapitaLand recognises that real estate post-COVID-19 will no longer be “business as usual”.  The Group is fast-tracking its digitalisation journey to establish a new normal.  The recovery of CapitaLand’s residential and retail businesses in China has been boosted in part by …

These countries rely the most on trade, according to the data from the World Bank. The World Bank defines trade as the sum of exports and imports of goods and services in a country. In order to measure trade, this sum is viewed as a share of the gross domestic product (GDP). Trade is a …

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”), with the support of other Government agencies, will drive a nationwide digitalisation movement to ensure that Singapore will emerge stronger in a post COVID-19 world. Our efforts will focus on three key thrusts – digital opportunities for workers; digital inclusion for all; and a concerted push for a digital …