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Senior Minister of State for Defence Mr Heng Chee How visited the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF)’s Basic Military Training Centre (BMTC) at Pulau Tekong to observe the enhanced measures put in place at SAF camps after the Ministry of Health (MOH) stepped up the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) from Yellow to Orange on …

Grab announced that it will introduce GrabCare, a dedicated, round-the-clock, on-demand service to enable healthcare professionals to travel to and from hospitals seamlessly. As part of a phased rollout, the new pilot service will start running on Friday for healthcare professionals[1] from the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). Professionals from …

The novel coronavirus that has so far killed more than 1,100 people now has a name – COVID-19. The World Health Organisation (WHO) didn’t want the name to refer to a place, animal or certain group of people and needed something pronounceable and related to the disease. “Having a name matters to prevent the use …

Industrial designers will soon obtain greater assurance in protecting their designs in Singapore when the Locarno Agreement enters into force on 19 March 2020. With this, Singapore is now signatory to 15 World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) treaties, marking a continued commitment to support global innovation flows through the active harmonisation of our intellectual property …

National water agency PUB has appointed Sembcorp Solar Singapore Pte Ltd to construct Singapore’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Tengeh Reservoir. With a solar capacity of 60 megawatt-peak (MWp), it will be one of the world’s largest single floating solar PV systems, when completed in 2021. PUB called for a Request for Proposal …

PM Lee Hsien Loong’s remarks in English, Chinese and Malay, on the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) Situation in Singapore, delivered on 8 February 2020.    Click here for PM Lee Hsien Loong’s remarks in Chinese, and here for PM Lee’s remarks in Malay, or scroll down. We have faced the new coronavirus (nCoV) situation for about two weeks …

Chief of Army, Major-General (MG) Goh Si Hou and Commander of the Royal Brunei Land Force (RBLF), Brigadier-General Dato Seri Pahlawan Awang Khairul Hamed bin Awang Haji Lampoh co-officiated the closing ceremony of Exercise Maju Bersama on 06 February in Berakas Garrison, Muara District, Brunei. The 24th edition of the bilateral exercise was conducted from …

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a contract to Hyundai Rotem Company (HRC) for the supply of 62 three-car trains for the Jurong Region Line (JRL), at a contract value of $416.5 million. The contract covers the supply of the new fleet of fully-automated and driverless JRL trains, which will be wholly designed and …

As Singapore is now seeing a few local cases without any links to previous cases or travel history to China, the Government has stepped up risk assessment from DORSCON Yellow to DORSCON Orange. The Government is prepared for a scenario involving community spread. Existing measures will be strengthened, and additional measures implemented, to minimise the …

ST Engineering announced the launch of GEOEARTH, a cloud-based geospatial analytics platform that provides one-stop and immediate access to satellite imagery data and analytics tools that will help businesses to derive new insights as well as to accelerate decision making. Moving away from traditional standalone systems that are costly, time-consuming and limited by system capabilities, GEOEARTH’s …