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Tengah: Singapore’s first car-free town centre

The masterplan for Singapore’s 24th HDB town, Tengah, aims to further raise the bar for public housing, with its fresh planning concepts, bold ideas and innovative designs. The new developments for Tengah will be rolled out progressively, with the first batch of flats to be launched in the Plantation District from 2018 onwards.

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Aurecon and Santiago Calatrava team up for new Dubai icon

The building’s striking design includes a distinctive net of steel cable stays, which attach to a central reinforced concrete column that will reach into the skies. At the top of the tower is an oval-shaped bud that will offer 360-degree views of the city and beyond.

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Singapore’s first fully automated underground bicycle parking

From early 2017, Singapore will have its first fully automated underground bicycle parking system. Located at Admiralty, this new underground system can store around 500 bicycles, hence saving land that would otherwise be used for at-grade bicycle parking.

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Intermat to launch ASEAN edition in 2017

The first Intermat ASEAN will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 8 to 10 June 2017 at the IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Centre. It takes over the Constech show, which is already organised by IMPACT Exhibition Management attracting more than 300 exhibitors and 5,000 visitors from across ASEAN countries.

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Surbana Jurong acquires SMEC

Surbana Jurong has acquired Australian engineering company SMEC Holdings, establishing a global consultancy group with deep combined expertise in urban and infrastructure sectors. The joint entity will have a combined revenue of S$1.1 billion, with a global workforce of almost 10,000 employees across 40 countries.

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Singapore and Malaysia sign MOU on High-Speed Rail Project

Singapore and Malaysia have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) Project. Both countries expect to work towards commencing HSR operations by around 2026.

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Thomson-East Coast Line (East Coast Stretch) breaks ground

Work has started on Singapore’s Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) East Coast stretch, Downtown Line 3 Extension (DTL3e) and the East Coast Integrated Depot.

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PUB & NEA to call tenders for DTSS Phase 2 and IWMF

PUB, Singapore’s national water agency and the National Environment Agency of Singapore (NEA), will be calling tenders from this year onwards for the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 and the Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF).

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LTA awards contract for Sungei Bedok Station

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a contract for the construction of Sungei Bedok station and its associated tunnels to KTC Civil Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd. It is the last of nine major civil contracts for Thomson–East Coast Line (East Coast stretch).

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IES honours 50 engineering achievements in Singapore

IES recently announced the 50 winning projects of the Engineering Feats @ IES-SG50 competition, which were identified by the public as having made the greatest impact to Singapore’s economic, infrastructural and societal development since 1965.