PropertyGuru’s Green Score brings you closer to the perfect eco-friendly home.

If you're on the lookout for a new home that ties in perfectly with your eco-friendly lifestyle, check out PropertyGuru's new Green Score feature that'll lead you on your way to sustainable urban living. It's no surprise that homeseekers in Singapore have an endless list of criteria when it comes to picking out a new home. After all, a new home is a big ticket purchase, and in land scarce Singapore, ...

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Mercedes-EQ EQA: your gateway to the electric age.

Mercedes-EQ is betting on their compact EQA for owners looking to go electric, in the brand’s push to be fully electric by 2030. Mercedes-Benz has begun a journey. Their journey – like many other car brands – is the journey to full electrification, as cities around the world take a zero-emissions approach to transportation. The brand is transitioning from an ‘electric first’ to an ‘electric only’ motto, and has invested €40bn to ...

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[beyond skin deep] 7 cruelty-free drugstore brands we love.

In this latest addition to our ‘Beyond Skin Deep’ series, we explore some of the cruelty-free drugstore brands that you’ll be able to find at our local Watsons and Guardian stores!  Let me start with a confession. I find it difficult to only buy cruelty-free (CF) and sustainable brands all the time. There, I’ve said it. Sounds hypocritical, but hear me out.  If there’s ever a gripe about sustainable or environmentally conscious ...

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rain or Ecoshine: a new, eco-friendly anti-mosquito solution.

Mosquito bites can be annoying, but worse still are the lethal diseases that mosquitoes can spread. A research team from Republic Polytechnic has a solution, and an eco-friendly one at that! Introducing Ecoshine, a light-activated mosquito larvicide.  It’s the rainy season again in Singapore, and boy, am I loving this weather. Let’s be real here; after half a year of mostly working from home, the heat can get insufferable. I definitely ...

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Softhaus: sweet, sustainable satisfaction.

We check out Softhaus, pastry chef Janice Wong’s newest concept, a fun and inclusive ice cream experience with keto-friendly and plant-based options. As the escalator descended to B1 of Great World, we couldn't miss the Softhaus storefront as it came into view. "This looks really cheerful, even by ice cream shop standards," I remark to futr’s editor, Brin. There's shades of red, turquoise, and pastel pink, but it isn't just colours that ...

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Energy Story: blast from the past, peek into the future.

Curious to know where Singapore gets her energy? Energy Story at Science Centre Singapore has all the answers and more! “Woah, I haven’t been back here in x* years!” is what I exclaim to futr’s writer/photographer Marcus as we pull up into Science Centre Singapore (SCS). (*Number omitted lest it’s telling of my age.) Being an out-and-out East-sider means paying a visit to SCS rarely registered as a possible fun activity. ...

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what on earth do walnuts have to do with car cleaning?

Sure, walnuts are great for your health. But did you know that their shells can help reduce emissions and improve the engine performance of cars? Find out more about walnut shell blasting below! For most of us, walnuts are a great source of nutrition and apparently have many health benefits. However, the shells, are usually discarded without a second thought.  It might come as a surprise to you then, that the hardness of ...

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5 things you never knew could be eco-friendly.

Reusable tumblers, beeswax wraps and upcycled clothes aside, are there any other interesting products that are surprisingly eco-friendly or sustainable? Well, we're glad you asked. Okay so it’s time to let you guys in on a little secret talent I have. Buying stuff. But not just buying everything. I especially love spending time browsing the most random array of weirdly enticing products online, and then playing a dangerous game of self-restraint which I ...

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BMW iX3 driven: perhaps the most sensible premium EV SUV.

With a range of over 450km, the BMW iX3 might well hit the sweet spot for those looking for a premium EV in Singapore. Singapore has easily one of the toughest and most challenging car markets on the planet. The stratospheric taxation for cars and the resulting eye-watering prices are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg… If you’re looking to make the switch to an Electric Vehicle (EV), you may be ...

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