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 Westgate has resumed operations on 6 June 2021, following a mandated two-week closure during which the mall has completed the deep cleaning and disinfection procedures required by the authorities. The health of shoppers, tenants and staff remains the mall’s top priority. As part of its reopening plans, Westgate has ramped up its cleaning protocols and …

UOB announced that it is the first bank in Singapore to pilot the use of Government Technology Agency’s (GovTech) Sign with Singpass1 to confirm transactions or product applications using a customer’s digital signature. UOB’s latest innovation comes off the back of research that shows COVID-19 has accelerated the move to online services, with more than …

Team Spiffeng, comprising of NTU students, April Khong Ting Feng, Daris Dzakawan, Jovan Hermawan and Edward Widjaja, represented Singapore in the Top 40 finals for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2021 A trip to the local supermarket during the onset of COVID-19 (Phase 1) made Nanyang Technological University (NTU) student April Khong realise one thing: the threat of …

A team of researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore (NP), and the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) have invented a tool that could speed up the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), their innovation uses electrocardiograms (ECGs) to  diagnose coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure to an accuracy …

Asia’s most important space and technology convention, the Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC), kicks off today as the region’s first space-focused meeting of minds in a new decade. Led by Singapore Space and Technology Limited (SSTL), the convention is the cornerstone of the space industry, held annually since 2008 to bring together national space …

Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) today announces the successful pricing of its inaugural S$400 million green bond offering (Green Bonds). Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Sembcorp Financial Services (SFS), Sembcorp has today priced the S$400,000,000 2.45 per cent. Green Bonds due 2031 comprising Series 001 under the S$3,000,000,000 Multicurrency Debt Issuance Programme established by Sembcorp and SFS. The …

    Tasman Cargo Airlines, a new freighter operator at Changi Airport, has launched scheduled freighter services between Singapore and Australia. The airline operates five weekly services on a Melbourne-Darwin-Singapore (bi-directional) route using a B767-300F aircraft. Tasman Cargo Airlines is the first Australia-based freighter operator with operations at Changi Airport. Chartered by express integrator DHL …

The discovery and development of new small-molecule compounds for therapeutic use involves a huge investment of time, effort and resources. Giving a new spin to conventional chemical synthesis, a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a way to automate the production of small molecules suitable for pharmaceutical use. The …

  CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), is the first hospitality company in the world to offer its guests global access to a comprehensive suite of telehealth, telecounselling and travel security advisory services. In a global partnership with leading health and security services company International SOS, Ascott will provide these complimentary …

As part of efforts to broaden the suite of products on the DBS Digital Exchange (DDEx), DBS announced today that it has priced an SGD 15 million digital bond, marking DDEx’s first Security Token Offering (STO). The DBS Digital Bond, which comes with a six-month tenor and coupon rate of 0.60% per annum, was done …