Singapore Morning News For November 9

Singapore Morning News For November 9

Singapore morning newsSingapore fourth most-visited city in the world last year: Study
Singapore was the fourth-most visited city in the world last year with 16.6 million visitors to the country, according to Euromonitor’s latest ranking of the top 100 tourist destinations released on Tuesday (Nov 7).
Channel NewsAsia 

Singapore ranks top spots as the world’s most welcoming city for tourists
Singapore was named by a news travel index as the world’s most welcoming city for tourists with the Republic earning an overal score of 8.22 out of 10 in safety, world-class airport and willingness to host tourists, according to the Straits Times Online on Wednesday (Nov 8).
Thai PBS 

Asean scholar at SMU jailed for hacking into prof’s account
An Asean scholarship holder at Singapore Management University (SMU) hacked into his professor’s computer account and changed his and others’ examination grades.
The New Paper

E-scooters go up in flames in Pasir Ris and Yishun
An electric scooter went up in flames at a Pasir Ris block on Wednesday (Nov 8), just one day after a similar fire landed a family in the hospital, with one member still in the intensive care unit with second-degree burns.
The Straits Times 

Maximum fine of S$10,000 for man who imported zebra dove illegally
A 74-year-old man was fined S$10,000 for illegally importing a zebra dove, and for subjecting the bird to unnecessary suffering and pain, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) said in a media release on Wednesday (Nov 8).
Channel NewsAsia 

Singapore: No plans to introduce reciprocal VEP charge for now
There are no plans to introduce a reciprocal charge for now for the vehicle entry permit (VEP) which will be implemented by Malaysia later this year, said Singapore Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan.
New Straits Times

Courts to relaunch Tampines megastore
Courts Singapore, a home electronics, IT and furniture retailer here, will launch its redesigned megastore in Tampines on Saturday, a highlight of its $10 million investment to refurbish all its retail stores here.
— The Straits Times

New citizens from 4 core ethnicities more accepted
Singaporeans are more likely to accept new citizens as being “truly Singaporean” if they are of the country’s four core ethnic groups, according to a local study.
— The Straits Times

Singapore moots stricter use of national ID, bill to ease data-sharing within government
The Singapore government is reviewing guidelines to limit the use of national identification numbers and has introduced a new bill to ease data-sharing within the public sector.
— ZD Net

Indian Oil Corp starts crude oil trading through Singapore subsidiary
India’s top refiner Indian Oil Corp on Wednesday began trading crude oil through its Singapore unit, buying a million barrels of Nigerian oil Akpo, the state-run company’s head of finance AK Sharma said.
— Money Control

Asia’s Biggest for Aviation’s Finest – Singapore Airshow 2018
As Asia’s largest and one of the most important aerospace and defense events in the world, Singapore Airshow has consistently scaled new heights and established itself as the top event for industry players to tap into emerging opportunities, forge partnerships and seal deals in Asia.
— Aviation Week

Singapore equities continue climb
After the sprint by Singapore equities on Tuesday, it was almost a sure thing that investors would go for profit-taking the next day – and they did, mirroring Wall Street on Tuesday where the S&P 500 was flat and the tech-heavy Nasdaq retreated from earlier highs.
— The Newpaper

How safeguarding intellectual property benefits Singapore’s economy
As global competition intensifies, it is more important than ever for firms to stand out. Intellectual property (IP)—from brands and trademarks to patents and copyrighted work—is an important means by which local enterprises can set themselves apart and go global.
— Today Online

Singapore stocks extend gains, Malaysia shares decline
Singapore stocks extended gains on Wednesday, helped by a rally in Singapore Airlines following upbeat earnings.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Singapore’s foreign policy at a juncture
This discussion came against a backdrop of China’s new willingness to assert its foreign policy preferences, apparent fissures within ASEAN as well as US capriciousness. Such developments have the potential to shake longstanding pillars of Singapore’s external relations. The debate reflects unease about shifts in East Asian politics and uncertainty over how best to respond.
— East Asia Forum

Singapore banks’ Q3 results show good top-line growth: Moody’s
Singapore’s three largest banks by assets benefited from good loan growth momentum in the third quarter this year, thanks to improved economic conditions in Singapore and Asia, said ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service.
— Channel News Asia

Singapore MPs question their government’s stance on vaping
The government of Singapore has been striving significantly to achieve a smokefree future, by implementing regulations such as banning smoking in public spaces and raising taxes. However, local MP’s rightfully feel that the local e-cigarette ban is counterproductive to this campaign.
— Vaping Post

Singapore leaves SAR in shade on English ability
English standards in the mainland and Singapore have been improving while Hong Kong is stagnating, says a global English learning institute.
— The Standard

Maximum fine of S$10,000 for man who imported zebra dove illegally
A 74-year-old man was fined S$10,000 for illegally importing a zebra dove, and for subjecting the bird to unnecessary suffering and pain, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) said in a media release on Wednesday (Nov 8).
— Channel News Asia

 

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