BioNTech to establish Regional HQ and first mRNA facility in Singapore

BioNTech Regional HQ Singapore

BioNTech SE announced on 10 May its plans to establish its Regional Headquarters for Southeast Asia in Singapore. This is a key milestone in the Company’s international expansion. It follows the establishment of of its U.S. Headquarters in Cambridge, MA in 2020. In addition to selecting Singapore as its future regional headquarters, BioNTEch also plans […]

Mufti Nazirudin welcomes updates on tudung; exchanges letters with PM Lee

Mufti Singapore Dr Nazirudin Exchange Letters with PM Lee Hsien Loong on Tudung Matters

The Mufti of Singapore welcomes updates from the government on a likely shift in allowing Muslim nurses to wear the tudung at the workplace. In a letter to PM Lee that is dated 27 March, the Mufti Dr Nazirudin Mohd Nasir expressed Muis’ deep appreciation of the opportunity to ‘continuously provide feedback and inputs on many […]

Award-winning Punggol 21: a promise delivered brick by brick, step by step

Punggol 21 - Punggol Waterway

Stroll along Punggol estate and you will come across My Waterway@Punggol – a waterway created for a more refreshing living environment for HDB residents. The 4.2km-long Punggol Waterway is now one of the most recognisable landmarks in Punggol. A joint project between HDB and NParks, the waterway acts as a major air corridor and encourages […]

Plastic bags more eco-friendly than cotton and paper bags for countries like Singapore: study

eco-friendly plastic bags

In a surprise finding, scientists from NTU discovered that plastic bags are more eco-friendly than paper and cotton bags. In the study that was released on Wednesday 14 October, 5 types of bags were evaluated for their environmental impact associated with their production, distribution, transportation, waste collection, treatment and end-of-life disposal. The finding is true […]

Hundreds of jobs to be created at Hyundai Singapore facility

Hyundai electric vehicles

Singapore to get its first car manufacturing facility, and it’s electric Last week, Hyundai announced the launch of a new range of electric vehicles (EV) under its Ioniq brand to be manufactured in Singapore. Construction of its new 28,000 square-metre manufacturing factory in Singapore was to begin in May. It was delayed to October because […]