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What is the future of sustainable construction in Singapore?

Home, green home. In the eco-conscious community of today, sustainability has become the new buzzword and Singapore has also taken the message to heart. Even the construction sector is not left out. Measures have been taken to have eco-friendly buildings and sustainable construction practices. In BCA’s 2016 survey of 610 homeowners in Singapore, between 90…
30 Apr 2022 4 mins read

The way ahead for Singapore’s construction industry

Drones are changing the way buildings are designed.  One of the benefits is their application of surveying. The small sizes of these drones make them easily maneuverable and in turn, they are ideal for accessible into difficult to reach spots.  The aerial photography helps architects, developers and even the clients visualise how the finished product…
30 Apr 2022 2 mins read

Navigating the rising costs within Singapore’s construction sector?

As Singapore eases its Covid-19 restrictions, and moving towards opening the economy, the construction industry is also bursting to start working again after two years of forced hiatus. Labour restrictions due to restricted movement within the island republic, and the halting of imports of essential foreign labour have forced many construction firms to either reduce…
30 Apr 2022 3 mins read

How can local construction sector cope with the coming accelerated building boom

The construction sector in Singapore slowed to a mere crawl when the country was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions put in place. This resultant restrictions in movement led to import restrictions of foreign labour, a critical aspect of the industry. But with the current lifting of restrictions since April 2022, there is a…
30 Apr 2022 3 mins read

Singapore’s missing McDonald’s boys: Could there have been a different lead?

The popular Japanese reality TV series Old Enough on Netflix features children as young as 2 taking on tasks such as shopping for groceries and navigating public transport on their own. A similar 2019 series over CNA On the Red Dot mimicked the Japanese show – this time with children of celebrities doing the same,…
13 Apr 2022 5 mins read

What’s up with the OneMillionTrees Movement?

It was in 2020 that plans were put out to grow one million trees in Singapore by 2030.  The OneMillionTrees movement, announced then by Minister of National Development Desmond Lee, took its cue from similar initiatives in Europe, North America and Australia. It aims to restore nature to the island nation through the planting of…
21 Mar 2022 5 mins read

What went wrong with Singapore’s energy market liberalisation

Singapore’s electricity sector started out bright in 2017 as the country approached the last leg of a long journey in the liberalisation of the market. Twenty-five electricity retailers slugged it out for a piece of the fully liberalised pie that will be in 2018 and the range of services offered brought immense benefits to end-consumers.…
10 Mar 2022 4 mins read

Judicial caning in Singapore: Why stop at 50?

Nellie (not her real name) was 11 when she faced the unwelcome advances of her own father. ‘’He used to make inappropriate comments about my T-shirts, and skirts. But none of us bothered about them at the time, although I did feel uncomfortable hearing them. Mummy told me not to worry too much about them…
17 Feb 2022 5 mins read
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