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The social network for internal office communication is expected to cut down on email among government employees, GovInsider says.
The Building and Construction Authority will use the rotating lab to test a variety of innovations for the interior and facades of tropical structures.
The city-state’s long-term plans encourage residents to abandon private car ownership for public transit, cycling and driverless cars, GovInsider reports.
The walking, jogging and cycling trail would cut across Singapore’s entire length from north to south, The City Fix reports.
The city-state strictly controls ethnic composition in apartment blocks to ensure equality across neighborhoods, the Brookings Institution says.
The move comes as Indonesian fires are causing air pollution in Singapore, Eco-Business.com reports.
The city’s 180 e-waste bins are credited with keeping 23 tons of electronics out of landfills since last year, Eco-Business.com reports.
The island nation is employing sensors and other technology in its push to be more environmentally conscious, the Straits Times reports.
Modeled after Amazon.com, Singapore Post is riding the boom in e-commerce, the New York Times reports.
Bangkok, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore are among the places exploring the viability of water-borne expansion, Deal Street Asia reports.
The city-state is testing a new initiative that allows riders to suggest routes and pickup times and make reservations for public buses, FutureGov reports.
An architectural firm hopes to nurture healthy living among Singapore’s seniors by encouraging them to grow produce in a vertical farm, according to Seedstock.
Cars produced by 3D printers could be part of the urban future, Engadget reports.
India’s Andhra Pradesh has asked Singapore to help it build a new capital city, Silicon Republic reports.
The domed green space could be replicated in other dense cities that lack terrain for traditional parks, Fast Company reports.
The city-state has embarked on a year-long research study that seeks to identify ways to encourage more residents, especially older adults, to walk, The Straits Times reports.
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of 100 “smart cities” could get a boost from Singapore, the Economic Times reports.