Multiple news reports in Malaysia are saying that Malaysia will build their high speed rail line without involving Singapore. Rather than hav
UOB (United Overseas Bank) has launched a new Smart City Sustainable Finance Framework. UOB is a Singapore based bank which started operation
The Rapid Transit System (RTS) that will link Malaysia and Singapore has held a virtual ground breaking ceremony for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.
The Rapid Transit System (RTS) that will link Malaysia and Singapore may start construction by the end of November.
South Korean conglomerate Hyundai has commenced construction of a 28,000 sqm innovation centre in Singapore. The centre will house an electric vehicle factory as well research and development facilities for automotive technologies. Singapore does a car manufacturing industry. Electronics innovator Dyson was previously planning to create an electric vehicle factory but pulled out of the
Charge+, the green mobility arm of Sunseap Group, plans to install 10,000 charging points across Singapore as a game-changer in the promotion of EV adoption in the country. The clean energy company says its investment will support Singapore’s goal of phasing out internal combustion engine vehicles for full clean energy vehicles by 2040. Sunseap Group
Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has revised their expectations for construction spending in 2020 by around SG$10 billion as Singapore feels the affect of the Covid-19 pandemic. The BCA says that construction in 2020 is now estimated in the region of SG$18 billion to SG$23 billion, falling from their January forecasts of SG$28 billion
Sembcorp Floating Solar and the Public Utilities Board (PUB) have commenced construction of a 60 megawatt-peak floating solar photovoltaic system at the Tengeh Reservoir in Singapore. The PV plant will be one of the world’s largest inland floating solar photovoltaic farms, enabling Singapore to integrate the technology with water treatment facilities. The site is expected to start full
Construction companies in Singapore that are making applications to restart construction activities can now can now get assistance from help centres set up by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA). Two centres are now available at the BCA premises in Braddell and Jurong East. Following the relaxation of COVID-19 movement restrictions, the Singapore government also
Architects from around Asia have discussed how Covid-19 has affected their businesses and how the industry can adapt and survive. You can view their webinars here:
Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced yesterday that construction of Changi Airport Terminal 5 will be suspended for at least two years. The moves comes as a blow to the construction industry in Sinagpore, as major construction contracts for the project were due to be awarded soon. Changi Airport Group has already temporarily closed
Surbana Jurong (SJ), the engineering consultancy head-quartered in Singapore, has made another acquisition. This time, they have purchased Prostruct Consulting. Prostruct offers security and blast-resistant products as well as consultancy and testing services to the urban infrastructure market in Singapore. SJ now includes the company to its buildings services portfolio as it adds extra capabilities
IDC (International Data Corporation) has announced the 2020 winners for their IDC Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards (SCAPA) with Taiwan picking up 4 awards, China and Singapore gaining 3, and South Korea and Australia getting 2 prizes. Other winners were from India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, and New Zealand. The SCAPA Awards do not include Japan.
Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced on social media over the weekend that his Malaysian counterparts had requested a further extension for the talks to determine the course of action for the Singapore to Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail (HSR) project. It has now been agreed that talks will continue until 31 December 2020.
GuocoLand’s subsidiaries MTG Apartments and MTG Retail have secured a US$512 million green loan from OCBC Bank, DBS Bank and ICBC Singapore which it will use for the construction of a mixed-use development in the Bugis area of Singapore. This will be Guocoland’s first ever “green loan” and the biggest amount so far awarded in
Singapore’s Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Khaw Boon Wan has announced that, following a request from the Malaysian government, a decision on the development of the Rapid Transit System (RTS) will be delayed until 31st July 2020. Not to be confused with the Singapore-Malaysia Highspeed Rail (HSR) project, the RTS was envisaged to provide a
Video by CNA: Singapore’s National Environment Agency has awarded a S$1.5 billion construction contract for its Tuas Nexus Integrated Waste Management Facility to a consortium comprising Keppel Seghers, China Harbour and ST Engineering. This will be Singapore’s first integrated facility to treat incinerable waste, food waste and sludge.
Changi International Airport in Singapore has added a fourth terminal and the US$1.2bn Jewel retail hub over the past couple of years, but it is now closing down terminal 2 as a reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. The terminal will undergo renovations whilst closed. (Video from CNA)
CNA: The crisis for airlines is deepening as more countries close their borders to foreign visitors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Carriers worldwide are being forced to make sharp cuts, and their stocks have come under heavy selling pressure. The world’s biggest international carriers have announced drastic measures as passenger demand nosedives and governments curb travel.
Singapore businesses (such as real estate developers, construction companies, and logistics providers) now have access to the 3D Singapore Sandbox, launched by the SLA (Singapore Land Authority). The tool provides geospatial data comprising of over 160,000 3D-building models that will help businesses develop innovative urban planning solutions and services. Users can also make use of