Current Affairs

Singapore might see its first air taxi by 2021, courtesy of German company Volocopter

German company Volocopter’s spokesperson, Ms Helena Treeck, told TODAY (16 October) that the firm is in “introductory talks” with the Singapore government to bring its eponymous air taxis to Singapore, hopefully by 2021. In the past year, the German firm has been communicating with the Economic Development Board, Transport Minister and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore to study the feasibility …

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Top three e-racers at GameStart 2019 sign professional contracts with Legion of Racers

Three simulator e-racers have earned professional e-sports contracts with the Legion of Racers (LOR) after emerging as the top three finalists in the LOR competition held during GameStart 2019, Southeast Asia’s premier gaming convention, at Suntec City on 12 and 13 October. What’s more, two of the racers, 25-year-old Andika Rama (1st place) from Indonesia and 27-year-old Luis Moreno (2nd …

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Singapore is no rush to be ‘ahead of the curve’ in adopting new technologies, say Transport Minister

Singapore is not in a rush to be “ahead of the curve” in adopting “newfangled technologies” said, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Monday (21 October), especially for essential sectors like public transport. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mr Khaw said: “We take our time …

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Netizens support MP Pritam Singh over the accessibility ramp issue; slams PAP appointed grassroots adviser for his remarks

The People’s Association’s (PA) grassroots adviser, Chua Eng Leong, for Eunos ward took to his Facebook on Saturday (19 October) to hit back at Workers’ Party (WP) chief Pritam Singh over what Mr Chua refers to as “unsubstantiated comments” about the delay in the completion of a barrier-free-access (BFA) ramp at Blk 108 Bedok Reservoir Road. Mr Chua – who …

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WP Pritam Singh shoots down PAP appointed grassroots advisor’s rebuttal, saying “I cannot find a substantive reason for the delay in Mr Chua’s long post below”

On Saturday (19 October), the People’s Association’s (PA) grassroots adviser, Chua Eng Leong, for Eunos ward took to his Facebook to hit back at Workers’ Party (WP) chief Pritam Singh over what Mr Chua refers to as “unsubstantiated comments” about the delay in the completion of a barrier-free-access (BFA) ramp at Blk 108 Bedok Reservoir Road. Mr Chua – who …

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Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam receives international award for contributions to global financial governance

Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam was presented with the inaugural Distinguished Leadership and Service Award from the Institute of International Finance (IFF) on 17 October, in recognition of his contributions to global financial governance and public service. In a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr Shanmugaratnam said: “It is my privilege to …

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