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Trademark registration is set to be transformed as Singapore introduces the world’s first mobile app for trademark registration. Developed by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), the app – IPOS Go – will allow businesses and entrepreneurs seeking trademark protection in Singapore to file their trademarks directly with IPOS via their mobile devices. The app offers …

Singapore’s first on-demand autonomous shuttle public trial was officially launched at Sentosa today, marking a major milestone since on-road testing of the autonomous shuttles began in June 2018. The public trial will run from 26 August to 15 November 2019. Members of public visiting Sentosa will be able to hail an autonomous shuttle via the …

Singapore is a small, low-lying and highly urbanised city-state, with limited land and no natural resources. This limits our access to alternative clean energy options. It also makes us particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. We are already experiencing some of the impacts of climate change such as more intense rainfall and prolonged …

The effects of climate change is becoming more and more apparent as the world continues to experience extreme weather events. These erratic bioclimatic conditions are not going anytime soon. A study, “Understanding climate change from a global analysis of city analogues” reveals that 77% of the cities  of the 520 major cities all over the …

The Yishun Integrated Transport Hub (ITH), Singapore’s 10th ITH, will open on Sunday, 8 September 2019. With its opening, commuters in the area can look forward to direct connectivity and convenient transfers between the new air-conditioned bus interchange, Yishun MRT Station and Northpoint City. Commuter-Friendly and Inclusive Facilities As part of government’s efforts to create …

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has been conducting a trial since October 2018, where foreign visitors who did not complete the paper-based disembarkation/embarkation card on arrival at our checkpoints, can submit an electronic arrival card at the checkpoint. From 14 August 2019, ICA will be extending the trial with the launch of the beta …

50 MWp floating solar plant will generate green energy for water treatment. National water agency PUB intends to deploy a 50 megawatt-peak (MWp) floating solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Tengeh Reservoir by 2021. When installed, it will beSingapore’s first single large-scale floating solar PV system. ​​​PUB is also in the process of implementing two other …

Do you know Water Wally, Merli, Sharity and Singa? In Singapore, we love our mascots. These cute and lovable national icons, both young and old, have accompanied us through our childhood, and even till today. How well do you know these well-loved mascots? For starters, did you know that the word ‘mascot’ originates from the …

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced today that the GDP growth forecast for 2019 has been downgraded to “0.0 to 1.0 per cent”, with growth expected to come in at around the mid-point of the forecast range. Economic Performance in Second Quarter 2019 The Singapore economy grew marginally by 0.1 per cent on …

ABB has won contracts to provide electric bus charging infrastructure to charge 40 single-deck electric buses that will hit the roads of Singapore in early 2020. The orders were received from BYD Singapore and ST Engineering Land Systems, two of the three companies awarded e-bus contracts by Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA). The smart charging solutions from …