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  • Qatar Airways chief wants to expand fleet, look for U.S. investments

    September 25, 2017 9:40 PM 3

    EVERETT, Wash. - Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said on Monday that the carrier plans to expand its fleet, buying four Boeing Co 777-300 aircraft for its passenger fleet and accepting four Airbus A350 aircraft that it had rejected in July. Speaking at an event in which he formally accepted delivery of Qatar Airways' first Boeing 747-8 freighter

  • Singaporeans baffled by strong, mystery smell

    September 25, 2017 9:01 PM 3

    A strong odour that smelt like burning chemicals or petrol, along with smoke that stung the eyes, fanned anxiety among many yesterday as it spread from north-eastern parts to the western areas of Singapore. Many remain puzzled at the lack of details over the source of the smell and smoke, despite assurances from the National Environment Agency (NEA)

  • S'pore, Malaysia rail operators ink MOU on JB-Woodlands link

    September 25, 2017 9:00 PM 3

    Rail operators SMRT and Prasarana Malaysia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) yesterday to form a joint venture company to finance, build and operate the Johor Baru-Singapore rail link that will be ready seven years from now. The signing ceremony for the Rail Transport System (RTS) Link paves the way for both sides to work on a joint venture

  • Network of cycling paths in Tampines to be tripled by 2022

    September 25, 2017 9:00 PM 3

    SINGAPORE — Tampines, the first town in Singapore to have dedicated cycling paths back in 2010, will triple its network of cycling paths by 2022. It could also see a bridge built across the Tampines Expressway for cyclists to get to Pasir Ris. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced details yesterday of plans, first announced in March, to transform

  • Cycling network in Tampines to be tripled by 2022

    September 25, 2017 9:00 PM 3

    The length of the cycling network in Tampines will be tripled by 2022, with footpaths widened and roads redesigned to make walking and cycling safer and more convenient. In five years, trunk cycling routes will also connect residents to the neighbouring towns of Simei and Pasir Ris, and to Changi Business Park and Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition

  • Hewlett-Packard Enterprise to vacate Alexandra Technopark rental space

    September 25, 2017 8:50 AM 3

    The move follows HPE’s reported plan to cut about 10% of its workforce, or approximately 5,000 of its employees, as part of its cost-cutting efforts. The enterprise that currently occupies 191,846 square feet at ATP, is planning to vacate 178,843 square feet – 17.1 per cent of the total net lettable area at ATP – between Sept 30 and Nov 30 this year. The leasor

  • Thumbprint scanning to be extended to car travellers at Tuas, Woodlands checkpoints

    September 25, 2017 1:55 AM 3

    SINGAPORE: Thumbprint scanning will soon be extended to all car travellers at the Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said on Monday (Sep 25). The BioScreen system, which captures the thumbprints of those arriving at and departing from Singapore's checkpoints, will be progressively implemented at car counters

  • Suvarnabhumi officials catch accused iPhone smuggler

    September 24, 2017 9:24 AM 3

    Customs officials at Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Sunday arrested an Australian man who allegedly tried to smuggle 26 iPhone 8 mobiles, worth about Bt1 million, into the country without permission. The suspect was identified as Ho Wun Howard Lee, 38, a music producer from Australia. Ho said he bought the phones in Australia and intended to sell them to friends

  • Deliveroo is now valued at over $2 billion after investors pumped in another $385 million

    September 24, 2017 9:21 AM 4

    Deliveroo has raised $385 million (£285 million) from investors in a huge funding round that values it at over $2 billion (£1.48 billion) and makes it one of the most valuable tech companies in the UK. Total investment in the London-based startup, which employs over 1,000 people worldwide, now stands at around $857 million (£635 million). The lead investors

  • PropNex property agent suspended 7 months and fined S$6,000 for misconduct while representing senile client

    September 22, 2017 8:05 AM 3

    SINGAPORE – A property agent has been suspended and slapped with a fine by the Council for Estate Agencies’ (CEA) for misconduct in the sale of a Housing and Development Board (HDB) flat owned by an elderly couple in their 80s, one of whom has dementia. The PropNex Realty agent, Ng Ser Leong, 44, learned that the elderly man had wanted to sell the flat in August