Singapore morning news for August 13

Singapore morning news for August 13

Singapore morning news

Ban on ivory trade signals S’pore’s zero tolerance of illegal wildlife trade, but true test lies in international action
Aug 12 is World Elephant Day, and Singapore celebrated it with a strong conservation message: The domestic trade in elephant ivory will be banned.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore can turn its racial and religious diversity into a strength globally: DPM Heng Swee Keat
Singapore can turn its racial and religious diversity into a source of strength and advantage on the world stage, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Monday (Aug 12).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Six flights from Singapore cancelled as protest at Hong Kong airport continues; all flights from Hong Kong cancelled
Six flights from Singapore to Hong Kong were cancelled on Monday (Aug 12) as protesters continued to stage a sit-in at Hong Kong International Airport.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More aircraft, rescuers deployed in search for Singaporean kayakers missing off Mersing, Johor
Four more aircraft from various agencies were deployed on Monday (Aug 12) in the search and rescue operation for two Singaporean kayakers who went missing off Mersing, Johor on Thursday.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SG High Commissioner seeks mercy from new Indian state govt after SG plonks $4B into state
Last month, it was reported that the joint venture project between Singapore and India to build the new Amaravati capital city for the state of Andhra Pradesh has been stalled by the newly elected Indian state government.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore steps up scrutiny of shell firms to combat money laundering
Singapore’s central bank is raising its guard against money launderers increasingly using onshore shell companies to mask their transactions, a senior official said.
— Reuters

S’pore’s immediate future clear as low odds of haze returning right after 54th National Day
The threats of a hazy August 2019 appears to have dissipated as quickly as the change in weather in these parts of the world.
— Mothership

Owner of $14m defect-ridden Sentosa Cove villa can claim damages: Court
The owner of a $14 million Sentosa Cove waterfront villa that had numerous defects, including water seepage and two lifts that did not comply with safety regulations, is entitled to claim damages from the developer, the High Court has ruled.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Community cancer treatment saves patients time and money
It takes Madam Maimunah Abu Baker just a 10-minute walk to get the chemotherapy and other treatment she needs in her fight against stage 4 breast cancer.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

National Day 2019 Message: These Singapore-Listed Shares Could Benefit
PM Lee’s National Day Message for 2019 mentioned the continued development of Singapore.
— The Motley Fool

New figures affirm Singapore’s decision to shift focus of drug laws to rehabilitation
In the past four months, four people have voluntarily surrendered to the Central Narcotics Bureau for their drug-related activities, which took observers by surprise, but which they said was a good sign that addicts are willing to come forward to seek help.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Scoot flight makes u-turn back to Singapore – half an hour from Hong Kong airport
A Scoot flight from Singapore to Hong Kong made a u-turn about 30 minutes from its destination, after all flights in and out of the airport were cancelled abruptly on Monday (Aug 12).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Epic video shows SLE to BKE jammed with S’poreans fleeing to JB on Aug. 9, 2019
Hundreds of thousands of Singaporeans went to Johor Bahru, Malaysia for this recent 2019 National Day long weekend.
— Mothership

Perseid meteor shower brightest over S’pore on Aug. 12 -13, 2019
The annual Perseid meteor shower is visible in Singapore again.
— Mothership

Hokkien dialect entertainment TV shows make a comeback in Singapore with MP appearances
In Singapore, over 80% of Singapore’s population live in some 1 million HDB flats.
— The Online Citizen

SUSS law school takes in more poly grads
This year, it admitted 29 applicants from polytechnics, out of an intake of 68 across the undergraduate course and Juris Doctor programme, which is for students who already have degrees.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Made-in-Singapore sports car set to hit the road in 2023
Start-up Catalyst Motors is in the final stages of building a rolling chassis which will be used for its prototype – a classic-style two-door sports car.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Poly graduate pursues interest in law at SUSS
Ms Diyana Atan worked for about a year as an optometrist before she found out about the new law school opening at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Museums right at home: Teaching others about Peranakan culture
A precious century-old pair of Peranakan beaded shoes did not fare well when they landed in the hands of seven-year-old Angeline Kong.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Bishan court gets a ‘facelift’: Artist paints mural to spur residents to reflect on meaning of estate’s name
The rain was not going to deter artist Toby Tan from turning a run-down basketball court in Bishan into an art piece that he hopes will prompt residents to reflect on the meaning of the town’s name.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘Bridges are a monument to progress’
To commemorate Singapore’s bicentennial year, The Straits Times infographics artist Teoh Yi Chie explored the Singapore River on foot to sketch the bridges that have contributed to the rich history of the country.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s first NDP
Police officers were among the thousands who took part in Singapore’s first National Day Parade on Aug 9, 1966.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Pandan Valley condominium’s management corporation not to blame for tree that fell and damaged cars, rules judge
A district judge has held that a condominium management corporation (MC) was not liable for damage caused to cars parked on its grounds overnight when stormy weather uprooted a tree in the estate.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Athleisure – the buzz word that keeps the spring in Skechers’ step
Retail sales have been falling here amid a slowing economy but global footwear and apparel firm Skechers is bucking the trend.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Earnings, key S’pore data to set direction of trading
It promises to be a quieter week on the markets but stocks may still face volatility amid a lacklustre earnings season, and with growth worries returning to the forefront.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘Litter’ things that matter to this family of volunteers
While many Singaporeans spent last Friday evening watching the National Day Parade (NDP) on television, the Teo family chose to celebrate the nation’s birthday by doing good for the environment.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

ESM Goh uses ‘amazing’ 3 times to describe Mahathir & wife, countering stern NDP picture
You might have seen this picture of Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir looking rather displeased while sitting side by side at the National Day Parade 2019.
— Mothership

10 men arrested for allegedly rioting outside Central Mall in wee hours of National Day
10 men aged between 19 and 30 were over the past three days arrested for their suspected involvement in a case of rioting.
— Mothership

The Week Ahead: ComfortDelGro, ThaiBev And ST Engineering
Results from ComfortDelGro, ST Engineering and ThatBev, and inflation numbers from America and China retail sales are some of next week’s highlights.
— The Motley Fool

Your cheat sheet to the top-funded healthtech startups in Singapore
Thanks to its government great support for innovation, Singapore has been a hotbed for healthtech startups.
— e27

Singtel, DBS and CapitaLand top Singapore Governance and Transparency Index in 2019
Amongst REITs and business trusts, CapitaLand Commercial Trust dethroned CapitaLand Mall Trust.
— Singapore Business Review

Four largest hospitality REITs average NPI fell 2% in Q2
Declining income from Frasers Hospitality Trust and OUE H-Trust weighed on headline figures.
— Singapore Business Review


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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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