Singapore Morning News For May 9

Singapore Morning News For May 9

Singapore morning newsGlobal connectivity will boost Singapore’s economy, create jobs
SINGAPORE’S transport network will be enhanced to connect the city-state with the rest of the world, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan said on Tuesday.
The Business Times 

Singapore Tourism Awards celebrate excellence as tourist arrivals continue to grow
The team leader of guest services at Ce La Vi Singapore, a rooftop bar and restaurant at Marina Bay Sands, was shorthanded and having to deal with multiple difficult situations at once.
The Straits Times 

Malaysians in Singapore on a dash across strait hoping to sway vote
Many of the half a million Malaysians living and working in Singapore crossed the strait into their homeland late on Tuesday to cast their votes in Wednesday’s national election, packing a busy causeway in a chaotic but at times festive mood.

Singapore companies ill-prepared for Europe’s data-protection law
WITH Europe’s formidable new digital privacy standards on the cusp of kicking in, professional services firms in Singapore see an uphill task in making companies here aware of and complying with the new framework.
The Business Times 

New S$6,000 performance bond for Indonesian domestic helpers is ‘unnecessary’, says MOM
The Indonesian Embassy here has introduced a S$6,000 performance bond requirement on employers hiring foreign domestic workers (FDW) from their country, in a move Singapore believes is unnecessary, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Tuesday (May 8).
Channel NewsAsia 

Safe and secure nation: Enhancing interoperability to respond to terror threats
To build interoperability between agencies when responding to a terrorist threat, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen revealed in his ministry’s addendum that the scale and complexity of exercises such as Northstar and Highcrest will be “stepped up”.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

This Meteoric Singapore Stock Has Come Crashing Back to Earth
After a spectacular rise for two years, Singapore’s biggest technology company is suddenly returning to earth.

All immigration counters between Johor-Singapore working fine, authorities say
Johor and Singapore authorities said on Tuesday (May 8) all immigration counters at their two land crossings are working normally, squashing viral claims that system glitches left travellers stranded.
The Straits Times 

Post-industrial capitalism calls for new economic model for Singapore
GLOBAL and domestic trends over the past several years indicate that Singapore’s successful half-century of state-driven, export-oriented, multinational-led, manufacturing-focused economic growth has – or is soon to – run its course.
The Business Times 

Quality living in a connected city, three ministers pledge
Through mega aviation and port projects, as well as continued investments in rail and mobility initiatives and new housing developments, the Government will ensure a quality living environment for Singaporeans and keep Singapore one of the most connected cities in Asia.
Today Online 

Govt to reinforce defence and domestic security know-how in face of new threats
To guard against the emergence of new and unconventional threats, the government will continue to bolster its defence and domestic security capabilities, noted several ministries in their addenda to the President’s Address on Tuesday (May 8).
Today Online 

Exclusive: Singapore’s Monk’s Hill raising $120m venture capital fund
Singapore’s Monk’s Hill Ventures is raising a $120-million second fund to continue investing in early stage and Series A and B funding rounds, and also support companies from other parts of the world that want to expand into Asia, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Addenda to President’s Address: Boosting Singapore’s global connectivity to bolster economy, create jobs
As connectivity continues to be “paramount” for Singapore, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) will work to further enhance the country’s linkages with the region and the world, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Tuesday (May 8).
Channel NewsAsia 

Taisei Corporation shows off work on Singapore subway with breathtaking video
In a bid to promote its work for the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) in Singapore, Japanese construction firm Taisei Corporation has released an animated video.
The Drum 

Singaporeans may soon renew their passports via the mobile phone
That is the goal of MyICA, a new Web portal the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) rolled out last month.
The New Paper 

ICA refutes viral video alleging stranded travellers at checkpoints
The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has refuted a viral video which alleged that travellers heading to Malaysia from Singapore were stuck at the checkpoints on Tuesday (May 8).
Today Online

Singaporean Companies Ink 14 Belt And Road Deals In Zhejiang
Singapore-based companies signed no less than 14 agreements with mainland Chinese firms recently at a trade meeting aimed at deepening the city-state’s commitment to the Belt and Road initiative.
Property Guru 

Commentary: Why investing in early childhood education cannot be the primary solution to inequality
Since the publication of This is What Inequality Looks Like in January, I have seen intensified interest in poverty and inequality in Singapore.
Channel NewsAsia 

ThoughtWorks Singapore Launches a Technology Immersion Programme to Grow Tech Talent
ThoughtWorks, a global software development and digital transformation consultancy, today announced the launch of a new ThoughtWorks Immersion Programme supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).
AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release) 

US Navy seaman missing in Singapore for two days
A United States Navy (US Navy) seaman has been missing in Singapore since Sunday.
In a post early Tuesday (May 8) Singapore time, Reddit user jms428 wrote that Seth Woods, a US Navy seaman, had gone missing in Singapore after getting off a ship with a friend.
Channel NewsAsia 


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