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The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have announced the establishment of the UNESCO Chair on Architectural Heritage Conservation and Management in Asia. Professor Ho Puay Peng, Head of Department of Architecture at the NUS School of Design and Environment, was appointed as the Chairholder on …

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) further expanded the range of pre-approved digital solutions to help Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the healthcare and education sectors manage the impact of COVID-19. The new teleconsultation (video) solutions and Learning Management System solutions will enable healthcare and education providers to deliver their …

Travellers worldwide selected these airports as the best in the world for the year 2020. Singapore Changi Airport earned the title of being the world’s best airport in Skytrax’s World Airport Awards 2020. This is the eighth consecutive year that Singapore Changi attained this distinction. This makes it the eleventh time throughout the award’s 21-year …

DBS Bank is the first Singapore bank to join Contour‘s network, growing the number of banks on the platform driving a collective effort to digitalise global trade. Built on R3’s Corda, Contour’s network focuses on digitalising processes, including the creation, exchange, approval and issuance of letter of credits (LCs), which are often tedious and time-consuming. Joining Contour’s …

An international study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists found that the global mean sea-level rise could exceed 1 metre by 2100 and 5 metres by 2300 if global targets on emissions are not achieved. The study used projections by more than 100 international experts for the global mean sea-level changes under …

The Energy Market Authority announced “Creating Our Low Carbon Energy Future Together” as the theme for Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented challenge for the energy industry with the uncertain economic and energy demand outlook.  At the same time, this crisis could help accelerate the transition to …

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) has expanded its programmes to help more seniors receive the knowledge, training and support they need to use technology to stay engaged, productive and entertained during this circuit breaker period. This is part of IMDA’s continual efforts in enhancing online accessibility to enable individuals, especially seniors, to carry out …

The Singapore Management University (SMU) announced the establishment of a new SMU Resilience Fund to help students who are facing financial hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The $2.5 million Fund comprises three coordinated components – SMU CARES (comprising funds from the University’s own resources), SMU GIVES (made up of contributions from the SMU Community), and SMU HELPS (assistance supported by donors). …

OCBC Bank has officially placed all personal financing facilities, secured and unsecured, under its Singapore Covid-19 Relief Programme. With this, car loans, renovation loans, education loans, industrial and commercial property loans and Debt Consolidation Plans all come under that Relief Programme. To date, OCBC Bank has approved moratorium for S$4 billion in loans to individuals, …

OCBC Bank and staff will donate an additional S$1,225,000 in its fourth tranche of support to the community dealing with hardships arising from the coronavirus outbreak. This fourth tranche of donations will be used to help needy Singaporean families as well as the migrant workers under isolation due to the enhanced Circuit Breaker measures. The …