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Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading super app is collaborating with Panasonic Corporation on an integrated marketing campaign that aims to bring better in-car air quality and enhance overall in-car experience to GrabCar Premium users. Through a fully-integrated campaign that combines GrabAds’ unique online and offline advertising solutions, Grab will turn 5,500 GrabCar Premium vehicles across four …

A team of NUS scientists led by Dr Polly Leilei Chen from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has discovered a previously unknown mechanism of cancer formation, the understanding of which may lead to more effective treatment. Their findings concern a process called RNA editing. The DNA code of a …

These buses are designed with a second staircase and an additional exit door at the rear of the bus to improve commuter flow. With an additional staircase, commuters boarding the bus will be able to access the upper deck via the first staircase while alighting commuters are encouraged to make their way down via the …

From 25 January, DBS/POSB customers will be able to obtain new and good-as-new notes for Chinese New Year (CNY) at more locations across Singapore. Bearing in mind the Covid-19 safety measures in place, the bank will also open up more reservation slots for new notes exchange so customers can still access new notes services. Jeremy …

ST Engineering announced that it has entered into a 10-year agreement with Honeywell Aerospace that will see the Group appointed as the only licensed MRO service provider based in Asia Pacific for Honeywell components installed on the LEAP-series engines. Under the agreement, ST Engineering is appointed to provide component MRO and warranty repair services to …

Singtel has given its iconic payphone booths at Tong Building on Orchard Road a new lease of life with 5G connectivity. Named UNBOXED Lite, the payphone booths have been transformed into next-generation multimedia kiosks, providing round-the-clock access to a wide range of Singtel services and complimentary 5G-powered WiFi. UNBOXED Lite will give all consumers a …

Digital payments have received an unambiguous boost in Singapore, prompted largely by changes to shopping behaviour during the pandemic, according to the results of the UOB ASEAN Consumer Sentiment Study2. Seven in 10 consumers here said that since the onset of the COVID-19 virus, they have increased their use of digital or cashless payment methods, …

The National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) will host the ninth edition of the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS), which will see the gathering of the world’s foremost scientists and technologists engage and inspire aspiring young scientists. Held virtually from 12 to 15 January 2021, the eminent scientists will also discuss the latest advances in research …

Nine graduate students from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU, Singapore) have started an initiative to carry out a free health monitoring exercise for 1,000 people. Known as the Community Telehealth Service (CTS), it aims to provide free health monitoring at public venues such as community centres to Singaporeans above 50 years of age, as well as …

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced the successful conclusion of the first phase of the Veritas initiative which saw the development of the fairness assessment methodology in credit risk scoring and customer marketing. Veritas, which is a part of Singapore’s National AI Strategy, aims to provide financial institutions with a verifiable way to incorporate …