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A new research centre focused on improving support for lifelong learning and cognitive agility opened on 1 October 2020 in Singapore. The Centre for Lifelong Learning and Individualised Cognition (CLIC) is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), and is funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation. Cultivating new skills …

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced Singapore’s Safer Cyberspace Masterplan 2020 at the opening ceremony of the virtual Singapore International Cyber Week. Building on the 2016 Singapore Cybersecurity Strategy[1], the Masterplan outlines a blueprint for the creation of a safer and more secure cyberspace in Singapore. Developed in consultation with industry and academic partners, it …

Grab Singapore announced the official launch of its second GrabKitchen in Singapore. Located in Aljunied, the new kitchen is the 56th GrabKitchen regionally, making Grab one of the largest operators of cloud kitchen facilities in Southeast Asia. With the commitment to support merchant-partners’ growth and provide consumers with high-quality food options, Grab started its cloud kitchen operations …

Singapore Exchange (SGX) welcomed the listing of Phillip SGD Money Market ETF, a new treasury and cash management tool for institutional investors as well as a timely alternative investment solution for individual investors to manage their ready cash efficiently. Managed by Phillip Capital Management, the fund invests in short term, high quality money market securities …

NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice) reaffirms its support to local small and medium enterprise (SME) partners by extending the SME Suppliers Support and Development Programme (SSDP) for another year, and doubling its commitment to S$2 million. This was announced at the launch of FairPrice’s ninth ‘Made in Singapore’ Fair, an annual initiative that seeks to raise awareness …

Residents in Tengah Town as well as Jurong East / West towns can look forward to direct access to PIE in both the eastbound (towards the city) and westbound (towards Tuas) directions by 2027, with the completion of a new road interchange at Pan Island Expressway (PIE) / Jurong Canal Drive (JCD) to connect PIE …

Singapore Airlines (SIA) launched the Discover Your Singapore Airlines suite of experiences, which comprises three exciting and all-new initiatives that have been specially curated for our customers and fans in Singapore over the next few weeks. Restaurant A380 @Changi offers an exclusive dining experience with SIA’s award-winning service inside the Airbus A380, the world’s largest …

As part of the long-term fleet renewal programme for the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has purchased another 40 new trains from Bombardier Transportation for approximately $337.8 million. These new trains will arrive in batches starting from 2024 to replace the 2nd generation (Siemens) and 3rd generation (Kawasaki-Nippon Sharyo) trains currently in …

Singapore Management University’s (SMU) Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB) has been ranked 76th place in the Financial Times’ (FT) 2020 global ranking of Masters in Management (MiM) programmes, moving up 16 notches from its previous 92nd position in the 2019 rankings. It holds the eighth spot, among Asian universities ranked. This is the fourth time LKCSB …

Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) launched the Sembcorp Energy for Good Fund. The initiative aims to support community development with an initial injection of S$1.5 million by the Group. This year, over S$1 million will be used to provide relief to the social sector and migrant workers – to ensure these support pillars of the community can …