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Shells of tamarind, a tropical fruit consumed worldwide, are discarded during food production. As they are bulky, tamarind shells take up a considerable amount of space in landfills where they are disposed as agricultural waste. However, a team of international scientists led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found a way to deal with the …

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to collaborate in the areas of innovation and enterprise. The MOU underscores the two universities’ shared efforts to cultivate new ideas; nurture entrepreneurial, research translation and innovation talents; and create opportunities for technology commercialisation …

Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp), through its UK subsidiary Sembcorp Energy UK (SEUK), today announces a collaboration agreement with Zero Degrees Whitetail Development Ltd., the UK subsidiary of US innovation firm 8 Rivers Capital, to explore the development of the UK’s first Net Zero emissions NET Power station at SEUK’s Wilton International site on Teesside. Named Whitetail …

NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice) today announced that all Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) Blue cardholders will be able to enjoy a three per cent discount across all 149 FairPrice stores, FairPrice on Wheels mobile truck, and 84 Unity pharmacies island-wide, every Thursday from 15 July 2021 onwards till the end of the year. This new initiative …

A team of communication researchers from NTU Singapore’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information has found that as the type of COVID-19 misinformation rectified by Singapore’s mainstream news media evolved over the course of the pandemic, the role played by the media in debunking those myths became increasingly important to citizens in the nation’s fight …

The six works shortlisted for the NUS Singapore History Prize. The Department of History at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences today announced six inspirational works that have been shortlisted for the second run of the NUS Singapore History Prize – the first-ever history prize devoted entirely to Singapore history. A five-member nominating committee, drawn from …

Singapore has maintained its lead in the Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development (ISCD) Index as the world’s top maritime centre for the eighth year running. The index is an independent ranking of the performance of 43 cities offering port and shipping business services. The rankings consider factors including cargo throughput, port facilities, maritime services and …

The Republic of Singapore and Thailand signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Digital Economy via a virtual ceremony this morning. The MOU was signed by Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Communications and Information, Singapore, and Mr Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Thailand. The MOU will see Singapore and Thailand step up cooperation …

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen (left) called on Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid (right) this afternoon.   Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen called on Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid this afternoon. President Kaljulaid was in Singapore for a working visit and called on President Halimah Yacob earlier in the day. During their meeting, …

Building on its commitment to achieve net zero operational carbon emissions by 2022, DBS today announced plans to transform an existing four-storey office building located at 135 Bukit Timah Road into Singapore’s first net zero development by a bank. When completed, the building, located a stone’s throw from the Newton MRT station, will join the …