State of the City

State of the City

Elderly don't need institutionalising; private sector, community to step up

SINGAPORE (Sept 3): It is 11am at HoviClub in Bukit Timah, and Glenn Miller’s In The Mood is on the speakers. An elderly lady and a nurse are swaying together to the jazzy tune.

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Singapore's smart city push cannot create Smart Nation without everyone's buy-in

SINGAPORE (July 9): Housewife Doreen Tan is “brushing up on the use of computers” to prepare herself to be part of Singapore’s Smart Nation vision.

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As Singapore moves towards water self-sufficiency, price hikes are a fact of life

SINGAPORE (June 25): When Tan Tiong Peng started a laundromat in Singapore eight years ago, customers complained that his imported washing machines spat out too little water as they put their cloth

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Open electricity market slow to gain traction in Jurong soft launch; retailers still positive

SINGAPORE (Apr 23): This month, Joshua Loke switched his electricity service provider. Instead of Singapore Power Services, Loke now buys electricity from Keppel Electric.

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Uber’s sale of Southeast Asia operations to Grab leaves drivers, riders at a loss

SINGAPORE (Apr 2): The 500 Uber employees who turned up for work at the company’s Singapore offices on March 26 received a rude shock: They had till 4pm to pack up and leave.

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National Electronic Health Record brings patient rights, integration concerns

SINGAPORE (Mar 19): Nearly 20 years ago, Dr Eugene Loke and a few classmates from medical school began tinkering with a web-based personal health record system that put patients in charge of their

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Co-working spaces: Vibrant communities or a drain on workplace productivity?

SINGAPORE (Mar 5): When Dr Shravan Verma started his company, an on-demand medical house call service called Speedoc, he chose to do so from a co-working space.

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What does Singapore have to fear from escalating protectionism in the US?

SINGAPORE (Feb 26): On Feb 16, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross proposed a tariff of at least 24% on steel imports from all countries and at least 7.7% on aluminium imports.

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As e-commerce retailers experiment with alternatives, malls may change

SINGAPORE (Jan 29): Alvin Lim, CEO of SGPomades, recently began selling his Ubersuave texturing wax and Mister Pompadour peppermint shampoo using vending machines.

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Hospitality industry faces challenge of integrating technology to pursue growth

SINGAPORE (Jan 15): At the 120-year-old École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), executive dean Inès Blal is aiming to train a generation of technology-ready hoteliers.

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