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A caring and gracious commuting culture, where commuters look out for one another, is key to achieving an inclusive transport system. As part of ongoing efforts to enable a caring commuting culture, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will launch a one-year pilot for a new initiative called Priority Cabins on the North East Line (NEL) …

The Coordination Committee of the United Nations (UN) World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has officially nominated Mr Daren Tang, a national of Singapore, to be the next Director General (DG) of WIPO. Mr Tang was selected from a slate which originally comprised 10 candidates. Mr Tang’s nomination will have to be confirmed by the WIPO …

Companies can tap on a suite of infocomm technology (ICT) solutions to address business continuity challenges arising from COVID-19, such as workplace separation, visitor management, temperature recording, and contact tracing. This suite of solutions was jointly curated by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) and SGTech, the industry association for the tech sector. The solutions …

At the Committee of Supply debate, Mr Desmond Lee, 2nd Minister for National Development announced that the National Parks Board (NParks) will work with the community to transform Singapore into a City in Nature. This new vision builds on what Singapore has achieved as a biophilic City in a Garden. It seeks to further integrate nature …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will introduce the Commercial Vehicle Emissions Scheme (CVES) for all new and used imported Light Goods Vehicles (LGVs), Goods-cum-Passenger Vehicles (GPVs), and small buses, all with maximum laden weight (MLW) not exceeding 3,500kg. The Early Turnover Scheme (ETS) for existing Category C (Cat C) …

Changi Airport Group (CAG) and the National Heritage Board (NHB) announced that one of the two remaining iconic analogue flight information display boards at Changi Airport Terminal 2, which was retired earlier in the month, will be donated to NHB to form part of Singapore’s National Collection. Since the announcement of the flip boards’ decommissioning …

To drive greater efficiencies in trade, DBS Bank has closed another ‘industry-first’ with the completion of the first trade financing settlement through vCargo Cloud’s CamelONE Trade Finance portal (TFP) – with another two transactions slated to close this week. The inaugural transaction relates to an SGD 4.8 million letter of credit transaction by homegrown steel …

The Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS), a cluster under the National Parks Board (NParks) announced a 10% increase in height limit, from 50cm to 55cm, for local mixed-breed dogs to be rehomed under Project ADORE. The weight of the dog will also be removed as a criterion for rehoming. This expansion in the programme will …

DBS announced its second round of relief measures to help businesses in Singapore cope better with the COVID-19 situation. These measures are a mix of financial relief packages and a slew of digital initiatives to enable companies to fast track their digital adoption and transaction fulfilment needs in the face of business continuity measures currently …

Graduates of the National University of Singapore (NUS) achieved strong employment rates and earned higher starting salaries in 2019, according to the Joint Autonomous Universities Graduate Employment Survey (JAUGES) 2019. The JAUGES 2019 was jointly conducted by NUS and the other Autonomous Universities. Professor Ho Teck Hua, NUS Senior Deputy President and Provost, said, “We …