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The Ministry of Health (MOH) had earlier reported that a marine surveyor and a harbour pilot had tested positive for COVID-19 infection on 30 and 31 December 2020 respectively. Contact tracing is underway to prevent the clusters from spreading. The agencies are also investigating if there had been any breach of COVID-19 safe management measures. …

Down the road from our Asia Pacific headquarters, one of the world’s most connected travel hubs—Singapore Changi Airport—is unusually quiet. It’s been this way for months, with global air passenger numbers falling by almost 90 per cent in 2020. This has been a devastating year for the tourism industry and the $9 trillion global travel …

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Heng Swee Keat launched the 30th anniversary of the annual CGS campaign at ITE College East last November 30. Organised by the National Environment Agency (NEA), this year’s CGS event takes on a hybrid approach, with a small, limited-attendance physical launch event, livestreamed on Facebook, and virtual exhibits and online workshops …

Solving the world’s sustainability issues isn’t easy, but one thing’s for sure. It is not something you can achieve alone. Innovation and collaboration with like-minded partners are essential. Are you the one we’re looking for? If so, swipe right on the CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge. If you ever had an idea or innovation to shape …

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 …