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The Straits Times   19 December 2017   Singapore  
<p>SINGAPORE - A warren of giant tunnels which will safeguard Singapore's electricity supply for the future has been completed.</p> <p>The multibillion-dollar effort to house 1,200km of extra-high voltage cables - more than thrice the distance between Singapore ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Straits Times   20 November 2017   Malaysia   Singapore  
<p>The second phase of an underground "superhighway" to transport used water across the island started construction work on Monday (Nov 20).</p> <p>When completed in 2025, Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 will channel used water in the western parts ...
Filed under: Construction News
<p>For more than 15 years, Mr Fong went underground.<br>As the founder of a construction firm that specialises in geotechnical engineering services, he toiled at making sure that the soil is stable enough to be built on. But a few years ago, he threw in the ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Straits Times   09 November 2015   Indonesia   Sumatra  
<p>PADANG (AFP) - Two powerful quakes struck Indonesia's Sumatra on Sunday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.<br />An initial 6.1-magnitude undersea tremor struck at a depth ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
The Straits Times   04 November 2015   Indonesia   bali  
<p>Flights to and from Bali, including several involving Singapore, were cancelled yesterday due to a new volcanic ash cloud from Mount Rinjani in Lombok, Indonesia's second-highest volcano that is active.</p> <p>The ash forced the Indonesian authorities to ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards