Singapore morning news for July 30

Singapore morning news for July 30

Singapore morning newsSingapore to host 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting: MFA
Singapore will host the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and related meetings from Jul 30 to Aug 4, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday (Jul 29).
— ChannelNewAsia

RPT-Petrobras targets larger China market share with new crude oil
Brazil’s state-controlled energy company Petrobras plans to push more crude oil to top importer China by marketing a new medium-sweet grade that could be shipped from October, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.
— Reuters

Are Singapore’s latest property measures too much too soon?
Singapore’s new policies aimed at tempering house-price gains were the latest government effort to address a growing lack of affordability in cities worldwide.
— The Investor

Malaysians studying in Singapore should take precautions due to HFMD, deputy minister says
With most Malaysia states including Johor experiencing hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), the country’s Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching advised Malaysian students who commute daily to study in Singapore to take extra precautions by observing hygiene.
— The Straits Times

Asean and regional foreign ministers to meet in S’pore
Foreign Ministers from the 10 Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) states and their regional partners will gather in Singapore from Monday (July 30) for six days of talks on key international developments and how to make the region more resilient and innovative.
— TodayOnline

Opposition politicians that I met are not ‘3rd rate’: Tan Cheng Bock
Stressing that opposition figures such as the Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) Paul Tambayah is “a 1st rate human being and doctor who cares for the country”, he added, “I believe that the men and women I met yesterday, were more than willing to make way for better men and women who would stand in their place.
— YahooNews

Plogging comes to Singapore
That is what 12 members of the local running group Superhero Runners did yesterday morning at the Rail Corridor.
— The Newpaper

Bones cut and pulled apart, in the quest to be taller
When basketball, hanging upside down daily and growth tonics from dodgy online stores did not help Kevin Tan (not his real name) become taller, he turned to a controversial surgery that boosted his height from 150cm to 162cm.
— TodayOnline

Hawkers at new Pasir Ris centre upset over cashless payment system
Several hawkers have complained about the alleged poor management of the Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre.
— The Newpaper

SIA’s new Singapore-Newark service: Getting comfy for world’s longest flight
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is pulling out all the stops to help passengers getting off its Singapore-Newark service, which starts on Oct 11, forget that they have just been on the world’s longest commercial flight.
— The Straits Times

More than 200 residents benefit from healthcare on wheels
The sight of an elderly woman carrying a large pair of scissors to a community healthcare programme was worrying for Singapore Red Cross social worker Su Huiting.
— The Newpaper

Australia’s Healthscope to sell Asian pathology operations
The Melbourne-based company had flagged the sale of the operations which consist of 39 pathology laboratories across Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam in May.
— Reuters

High-flying ex-Dty Police Commissioner to head new food agency despite being “motivated” at SPF
The agency will bring together all the food-related functions currently carried out by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) under one agency.

Singles and small families occupy public rental flats: HDB data
Drink stall operator Tan Bai Chen may not own the two-room flat in Upper Boon Keng Road he has lived in for the last decade, but it is very much home for his family.
— The Straits Times

‘Is this useful for going to casinos?’ The Singapore team bidding for success at the Asian Games
Loo Choon Chou, a member of the Singapore team for the upcoming Asian Games, trains hard for competitions.
— Channel news Asia

Singapore-designed jersey numbers for Arsenal
Both the Singapore icon and Arsenal’s players made an appearance on the National Stadium pitch at the ongoing International Champions Cup (ICC) thanks to local streetwear artist Mark Ong.
— The Newpaper

Police investigating death of SAF regular found hanging from rope in camp
Police are investigating the death of an off-duty Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) regular serviceman found hanging from a rope in his bunk.
— AsiaOne

SingHealth cyber breach
The personal particulars of 1.5 million patients were stolen in Singapore’s worst cyber attack.
— The Straits Times

How Grab’s CEO steered it from a garage in Malaysia to Southeast Asia’s most valuable tech unicorn
Anthony Tan knew it was not going to be your usual business meeting when the taxi fleet boss he had arranged to meet in the Philippines entered the restaurant surrounded by burly bodyguards.
— Today Online

50 Daintree Residence units sold at launch
Phase-one sales at the 327-unit project in Toh Tuck Road saw an average selling price of S$1,710 per sq ft (psf), according to developer S P Setia International – a tad lower than the $1,800 psf that it had earlier floated. There was a 5 per cent discount in play at the weekend launch.
— The Straits Times

Shooting the breeze, while waiting to catch Mars and ‘blood moon’ double bill
Seven hours before the longest “blood moon” eclipse of the century made its appearance on Saturday morning (July 28), Yee Jia Chen and his friends from the School of Science and Technology’s Astronomy Club were excitedly setting up their gear at the rooftop of the Singapore Maritime Gallery.
— TodayOnline

Keppel buys back about $3.1m worth of shares
Companies repurchasing their shares could be a signal to the market that they are undervalued. Let’s look at three firms picked at random that have repurchased their shares thus far during the week, as of market open today.
— Singapore Business Review

ST Now, News As It Happens – July 30, 2018
Number of suicides committed by elderly hits record high as Singapore population ages.
— The Straits Times

HDB resale prices inched up by 0.1% in Q2
Singapore’s resale price index (RPI) for HDB flats in the second quarter of 2018 inched up by 0.1% to 131.7 from 131.6 in Q2. Flash data revealed that resale transactions rose by 33.3%, from 4,458 cases in Q1 to 5,941 cases in Q2.
— Singapore Business Review

Man who threatened to blow up pawnshop at Boon Lay MRT Station after failed robbery still at large
With a knife and gun believed to be a replica, a man ordered staff at the ValueMax pawnshop outside Boon Lay MRT Station to hand over cash and jewellery on Saturday (July 28), threatening to blow up the store when they refused.
— TodayOnline

Ministers from Asean, regional partners in Singapore this week for annual meetings
Officials from Asean countries and their key counterparts across the region will be in Singapore for a series of annual meetings this week, starting on Monday (July 30).
— The Straits Times

Deliveroo Singapore revenue up by 142.2% to $26.4m in 2017
Deliveroo Singapore’s operations are on a tear as revenue grew by over 142.2% from $10.9m in 2016 to $26.4m in 2017. Revenue was boosted by $15m in investment from Deliveroo HQ to fuel the company’s expansion in its rider and restaurant partner numbers.
— Singapore Business Review


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