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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 …

The National Parks Board (NParks) launched the citizen park programme at the site of the future Pasir Panjang Park. The area of approximately 9 ha is set aside for stakeholders to reimagine the park experience and be involved in the design, development, and management journey of Pasir Panjang Park. Announced by Minister for National Development Lawrence …

As the year began, vast tracts of Australia were burning, Jakarta was under water, while Norway recorded its warmest January day ever. Extreme weather events have long been forecast as the result of global climate change, caused by emissions of greenhouse gases that trap heat in the atmosphere. What’s happening now is the result of a 0.9C increase in global temperatures …

Human beings have experienced an incredible period of development for more than a century. Global average life expectancy has increased from around 30 years in 1900 to more than 70 today. The global economy is around 80 times larger than it was in 1900. It has been a period for life-altering inventions and discoveries. There have …

Information on tap will become a reality for residents and business owners in Bukit Batok, Hougang, Jurong West, Tampines and Tuas, as well as the new estates of Tampines North and Tengah, when PUB rolls out the first phase of its Smart Water Meter Programme in early 2021. Some 300,000 smart water meters will be …

Haze and landspout are among the year’s notable events. 2019 continued the warm trend seen in Singapore over the past decades. Since February 2018, Singapore’s monthly mean temperatures were above the respective monthly average for 23 consecutive months. The annual mean temperature in 2019 was 28.4°C. This was 0.9°C higher than the 1981-2010 long-term average, …

Dengue cases in 2020 could rise above current levels, as the Aedes aegypti mosquito population and number of dengue cases remain high, amid higher circulation of the less common Dengue virus serotype 3 (DENV-3) in more clusters across the island. The number of dengue cases has increased in the past three weeks, with 345 cases …

A Frenchman is credited with being the first to discover the photovoltaic effect that produces electricity from sunlight. The first solar panel was built in the US. But when Abu Dhabi decided to build the world’s largest individual solar power project, they looked east for help. The country partnered with Chinese and Japanese companies to …

Singapore’s first offshore landfill – Semakau Landfill celebrated its 20th Anniversary last 10 December 2019, commemorating its history and heritage as well as honouring the pioneer engineers behind this engineering feat. The celebration today was graced by Guest of Honour, Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources. Given the …

Eight out of the ten countries with the biggest share of inhabitants who believe in man-made climate change are Asian countries, a survey from YouGov reveals. The following list shows the top 10 countries when it comes to the percentage of citizens believing that climate change is happening and that us humans are responsible for …