Singapore morning news for August 12

Singapore morning news for August 12

Singapore morning news

High rentals fuel demand for illegal ‘cubicle’ units in apartments
The practice thrives here partly due to high rentals and limited budgets, said real estate agents.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Attempt to smuggle 815 birds into Singapore thwarted at Woodlands Checkpoint
The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Saturday (Aug 10) thwarted an attempt to smuggle 815 birds through Woodlands Checkpoint.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Fire breaks out at Singapore Art Museum
A fire involving construction materials broke out at the Singapore Art Museum on Sunday afternoon (Aug 11), as the museum undergoes renovation.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Commentary: Did aggressive land bidding by Chinese developers push up Singapore property prices?
The market share of the Singapore residential property market sold by Chinese developers has surged since 2015, NUS Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies’ Sing Tien Foo and Chia Liu Ee say.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

When PM Lee marched in the National Day Parade
A formative experience that will inspire them to serve Singapore in their own ways, is how Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hopes young people who participated in this year’s Bicentennial National Day Parade will remember it.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PMDs: Bane of many, Boon to others
More users of personal mobility devices are getting caught flouting rules amid greater enforcement plus scrutiny over safety issues.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Lawyers welcome proposed payment option
Industry players welcomed a move to consider conditional fee agreements (CFA) as a means to level the arbitration playing field for local lawyers and further boost Singapore’s position as a leading international legal hub.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Cleaning start-up gives shares to its top cleaners
As an operations manager of a cleaning company, Mr Asrin Che Hosni earns just enough to make ends meet and save a little for his retirement.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Son of missing S’pore kayaker pleads for more to be done in finding mother
52-year-old Tan Eng Soon and 64-year-old Puah Geok Tin were reported missing on August 9, 2019 while on a kayaking trip with 13 other Singaporeans.
— Mothership

Courting talent: Will Singapore remain attractive to the world’s best?
As EDB chairman Beh Swan Gin said when the video was launched last November: This campaign is an invitation to like-minded individuals and companies all around the world to discover new possibilities in, and with, Singapore.
— The Business Times

Singapore Minister Sees ‘No Profit’ From Hong Kong Instability
Singapore’s Minister of Law and Home Affairs doesn’t believe the island city-state stands to benefit from any instability in Hong Kong, as protests stretch into a third month.
— Bloomberg

A S$10m fund with a difference to address Singapore’s social issues
LUNCH affairs with Singapore Exchange (SGX) head of global sales and origination and executive vice-president, Chew Sutat, does not come cheap. But it is not because he prefers fine dining or a lavish meal, but rather, he is always looking out for opportunities to raise funds.
— The Business Times

P. Suppiah, Singapore’s oldest practising lawyer, dies aged 89
Singapore’s oldest practising lawyer P. Suppiah has died aged 89.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Why Singapore retail funds’ costs remain stubbornly high
Investment costs among Singapore’s retail funds remain stubbornly high, exacting a substantial toll in terms of net returns for investors.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

2 Singapore Shares That Are Potential Privatisation Targets
These two Singapore-listed companies could be privatisation targets given their attractive fundamentals and valuations.
— The Motley Fool

S’pore’s 1st Chief of Defence Force spills tea on SAF scholars & parachuting Generals into top positions
We Built This City: General Winston Choo happens to be one of them as well.
— Mothership

Examining the granite outcrops that played a role in Singapore’s maritime history | Video
Long Ya Men, which means “dragon’s tooth door”, consisted of two gigantic rock outcrops located around Labrador Park.

Will China allow a different system in Hong Kong? Wishful thinking, says Singapore’s Shanmugam
Will China ever allow a different system of government in Hong Kong? That is “wishful thinking replacing reality” by some protesters, said Singapore’s Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Think, reflect and be critical, Mufti urges Muslims in Singapore
Muslims should reflect and think critically about the information they get instead of accepting things without evaluation, said Mufti Mohamed Fatris Bakaram in his Hari Raya Haji message on Sunday (August 11) morning.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

100 beneficiaries receive korban meat from Jamiyah Singapore
A hundred beneficiaries received korban meat from Jamiyah Singapore on Sunday (Aug 11), in line with the sharing spirit of the sacrificial ritual during Hari Raya Haji.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’poreans may change their accent to be understood abroad. It doesn’t make them less S’porean.
Having been born and raised in Singapore my whole life, I feel essentially Singaporean even if the nationality on my IC and my name sounds otherwise (my dad’s Indonesian, that’s why my name sounds Indonesian, though some might say Japanese).
— Mothership

3 Things Investors Will Like About Singapore Exchange Limited Now
Looking for investment ideas amid volatile markets? Here are three reasons to like Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX: S68) now.
— The Motley Fool

For 33 years, Singaporean couple helped a ‘forgotten’ people – at a personal cost
They’ve endured illness, separation from their kids and tough conditions, to bring help to the impoverished Ati tribe of the Philippines, as On The Red Dot finds out.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Rain fell on S’pore’s 1st National Day Parade in 1966, but the people didn’t care
NDPs have grown in sophistication since Singapore’s first humble parade.
— Mothership

S’pore contingent sets off on 92-day drive home from London
Jars of sambal belachan, two rice cookers, 20kg of jasmine rice, curry paste and packets of instant noodles are just some of the essentials that a group of Singapore driving enthusiasts have packed for their 92-day road trip from London to the Republic.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PMDs: A means to reduce car usage and earn extra income for one family
Public servant Sunny Seah, 33, and his wife Sok Cheat, 35, decided to get an e-scooter in December last year, in order to give her the option to work part time as a food-delivery rider while still having the time to take care of their children.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Schools start joint classes for gifted pupils to mix with peers
Primary schools with the Gifted Education Programme (GEP) have started classes for gifted pupils and their schoolmates to mix daily.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Part-time student finds PMDs a cheaper alternative to cars and motorcycles
For most people, a late night out in Clarke Quay would lead to an expensive cab ride home.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mobile column wows heartland crowds
Cheers and applause from people lining the street yesterday greeted a Singapore Armed Forces Light Strike Vehicle, part of the mobile column visiting a National Day celebration event near Bishan MRT station.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

54 ways to save and get savvy with your money
As Singapore celebrates its 54th birthday, Invest editor Lorna Tan highlights 54 top money tips, covering a wide range of areas, from saving, insurance, investing, and legacy planning to consumer protection.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

CapitaLand Limited’s Latest Earnings: Headline Numbers Down, but Future Looks Bright
CapitaLand Limited (SGX: C31) will likely benefit from the acquisition of Ascendas Singbridge.
— The Motley Fool

5 Singapore Companies With Businesses in This Growing Southeast Asian Nation
Vietnam is a country to be reckoned with in this part of Asia.
— The Motley Fool

NDP 2019: Past and present contributions honoured in bicentennial spectacle at the Padang
An impressive 1.3km-long mobile column rolled past the Padang on Friday (Aug 9), showing off Singapore’s military might.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Food delivery rider rescues elderly driver from lorry that flipped on its side
A man was taken to the hospital after the lorry he was driving flipped on its side in an accident at Boon Lay.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Foreigner & his children pick litter on Aug 9, thanks S’pore for opportunity of “decent life”
For many, the National Day public holiday represents an opportunity for Singaporeans to sit back and relax.
— Mothership

Ex-convict, now an undergrad, aims to be Mr World Singapore
In 2009, when Mr Calvin Alexander Neo was sentenced to 13 years’ jail and 15 strokes of the cane, the future looked dim for the self-described teen terror.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)


Feature photo Lee Hsien Loong

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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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