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Singtel has given its iconic payphone booths at Tong Building on Orchard Road a new lease of life with 5G connectivity. Named UNBOXED Lite, the payphone booths have been transformed into next-generation multimedia kiosks, providing round-the-clock access to a wide range of Singtel services and complimentary 5G-powered WiFi. UNBOXED Lite will give all consumers a …

Digital payments have received an unambiguous boost in Singapore, prompted largely by changes to shopping behaviour during the pandemic, according to the results of the UOB ASEAN Consumer Sentiment Study2. Seven in 10 consumers here said that since the onset of the COVID-19 virus, they have increased their use of digital or cashless payment methods, …

The National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) will host the ninth edition of the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS), which will see the gathering of the world’s foremost scientists and technologists engage and inspire aspiring young scientists. Held virtually from 12 to 15 January 2021, the eminent scientists will also discuss the latest advances in research …

Nine graduate students from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU, Singapore) have started an initiative to carry out a free health monitoring exercise for 1,000 people. Known as the Community Telehealth Service (CTS), it aims to provide free health monitoring at public venues such as community centres to Singaporeans above 50 years of age, as well as …

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced the successful conclusion of the first phase of the Veritas initiative which saw the development of the fairness assessment methodology in credit risk scoring and customer marketing. Veritas, which is a part of Singapore’s National AI Strategy, aims to provide financial institutions with a verifiable way to incorporate …

A team of researchers from NUS has created a novel film that is very effective in evaporating sweat from our skin to keep us cool and comfortable when we exercise, and the moisture harvested from human sweat can be used to power wearable electronic devices such as watches, fitness trackers, and more. Sweating is a …

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) launched a second public consultation to seek views on the draft Code of Practice for Competition in the Provision of Telecommunication and Media Services (“Code”) (“Second Public Consultation”). The Code aims to promote fair and efficient competition, enhance consumer protection and improve regulatory clarity to encourage licensees to develop …

COVID-19 has accelerated the need for Singapore to generate new digital relationships with the world. As data, financial and trade flows increasingly become digitalised, there is a corresponding need for secure and trustworthy waysto transact.The Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), has worked with Enterprise Singapore(ESG) to launch the Blockchain for Trade & Connectivity (BTC) …

UOB announced that it will set up an electronic foreign exchange (FX) pricing and trading engine in Singapore, acting as the hub to service the Bank’s client franchise. The new engine will be launched by the second quarter of 2021. UOB will take advantage of reduced latency via co-location connectivity to improve price discovery and …

Meet Singapore’s Tech Transformers, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that have adopted innovation, embraced new technologies and digitalisation to meet the challenges of a disrupted business environment. Behind their transformation is a partnership with A*STAR, involving training and the adoption of technologies to achieve their digital goals. Here, learn more about the evolution of Fong’s …