Singapore morning news for February 7

Singapore morning news for February 7

Singapore morning newsKeep upgrading, PM Lee urges Singaporeans
Singapore will feel the effects of a slowing global economy and ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, as he urged Singaporeans to keep on upgrading themselves.
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

Highest paying jobs in Singapore – 38 jobs with monthly salary over $10K
Are you happy with your salary in Singapore? Rhetorical question, I know… But if you are happy with what you’re making, you might want to close this tab because you’re about to feel jealous of these 38 jobs where people can make above $10,000 a month.
— Asia One

M’sian Deputy Minister reveals he obtained degree from Cambridge, but not the University of Cambridge
Deputy Foreign Minister Marzuki Yahya hails from the same party as Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
— Mothership

SGD bond market starting 2019 with a bang
THE local bond market is starting 2019 on an upbeat note with January’s issuance volume up 32 per cent at S$3.5 billion and prices hitting new highs on the back of improving sentiments towards fixed-income assets.
— The Business Times

Special SCDF officers can tackle fires and medical emergencies
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers are highly regarded for their life-saving skills, with most either specialising in tackling raging blazes or providing emergency ambulance response.
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

GCB market to take a breather this year?
THE Good Class Bungalow (GCB) market may take a breather in 2019 from the strong showing last year, according to some observers, who highlight among other things an exceptionally high base in 2018, with several big-ticket transactions.
— The Business Times

Tapping ecosystems to drive business performance
Businesses are increasingly dynamic and interconnected, where success can depend on how well a firm can cooperate with others.
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore PMI down 0.4 point to 50.7 in January
The growth of new orders, new exports and factory output slowed down.
— Singapore Business Review

Seven nabbed by Malaysia police after ransom paid for release of kidnapped Singaporean: Report
Malaysian police have arrested seven men believed to be involved in the kidnapping of a Singapore vegetable trader in Gelang Patah in southern Johor.
— The Straits Times

Singapore govt to strengthen childcare support for young families
Singapore government will aim to strengthen support for young families, particularly in areas such as childcare provision, asserted Manpower Minister Josephine Teo, during a visit to healthcare workers and patients at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) on the occasion of Chinese New Year.
— Connected To India

Singapore-flagged vessel released after being seized off Cameroon
A Singapore-flagged oil tanker, which was reported to have been seized by private militiamen in Cameroon last week, has been released.
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

The Singapore Management University launches courses to upskill workers in digital technologies
The Singapore Management University (SMU) and Alibaba Cloud launched a series of courses to upskill more than 1,000 working professionals in Singapore.
— Open Gov Asia

Budget will include help for industries to continue to transform
The upcoming Budget will include a focus on keeping Singapore safe and secure and ensuring its industries can continue to transform and create good jobs for workers, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Tuesday.
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

Bond in SGD issued under China-Singapore program
A local company in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality has issued a bond in Singapore dollars under a China-Singapore inter-government program.
— Global Times

On ‘broken CPF System,’ Lim Tean says ‘Singapore deserves better’
Lawyer and activist Lim Tean highlighted the plight of the elderly in Singapore, posting a Reuters video that showed people in their 70s who are still working.
— The Independent

Best nightclubs in Singapore: Where to find underground parties, indie music, alternative scenes
Putting on your fancy pants for a night at one of Singapore’s sleek dance clubs is all well and good, but sometimes you just want to get away from the pretentiousness of Top 40s hits, champagne sparklers, and pole-dancing platforms.
— Asia One

Series of medallions launched to mark 150th anniversary of the Istana
President Halimah Yacob on Wednesday (Feb 6) launched a series of medallions to mark the 150th anniversary of the Istana.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore-flagged vessel released after being seized off Cameroon
A Singapore-flagged vessel, which was reported to have been seized by private militiamen in Cameroon last week, has been released.
— The Straits Times

Series of medallions launched to mark 150th anniversary of the Istana
President Halimah Yacob on Wednesday (Feb 6) launched a series of medallions to mark the 150th anniversary of the Istana.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

New portal for students eyeing China internships
An internship programme to support Singapore students pursuing opportunities in China will be implemented this year.
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

Monetary Authority of Singapore wins Central Bank of the Year award
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has won the Central Bank of the Year award by London-based publication Central Banking.
— Today Online

How Investment Made Singapore an Innovation Hub
Few would have predicted that 60 years ago, Singapore would become one of the richest sovereign nations in the world.
— Barron’s

Children need more support to transition to P1: Researchers
Children need more emotional support and fewer worksheets and spelling tests when they move from pre-school to primary school, say researchers.
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

E-scooter the cause of home fire that injured three
A fire that broke out in a Cashew Road flat on Monday night, injuring three people, started from an electric scooter that had been placed in one of the bedrooms.
— The Straits Times

Singapore: The 200-year tale behind the making of a city-state
IT was 200 years ago today that Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles arrived in Singapore to sign a treaty with the local Sultan.
— The Nation (very annoying popups)

MAS named central bank of the year by London-based financial magazine
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has been named the central bank of the year, it was announced on Thursday. The award from London-based journal Central Banking recognises best practices in policy, governance, economics and management.
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

MAS wins Central Bank of the Year award
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has won the Central Bank of the Year award, given by London-based publication Central Banking.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Viswa Sadasivan warns: Every Singaporean will be loser if trust in government goes down the drain
HE has a fiery reputation of firing from the hips, without fear or favour, especially on matters of public interest.
— The Independent

PM says Chinese immigrants came to seek fortunes but many were fleeing from poverty due to opium menace
This Monday (4 Feb), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sent a Chinese New Year greeting message to all Singaporeans. This year, we are commemorating the Singapore Bicentennial, he said.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore strengthens cybersecurity initiatives as a smart nation
Singapore is serious in its goal to become a smart nation. This makes all the government’s efforts to ensure the strict implementation of cybersecurity measures.
— The Independent

Commentary: Shortening the waiting time for your cab with a driver guidance system
There is a solution that can help match taxi demand and supply better – and it isn’t surge pricing, says one Singapore Management University professor.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Series of medallions marking Istana’s 150th anniversary launched
The Singapore Mint has introduced a series of souvenir medallions to commemorate the Istana’s 150th anniversary.
— The Strait Times (annoying popups)

The Singaporean who found a way for inmates, people with disabilities to help seniors
He was a man with a plan to help others, but this restaurant executive had to first overcome resistance from his staff, suppliers and even those who were going to benefit.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Transformation continues amid erratic global economic environment : PM Lee
The year 2019 may not be as vigorous as the previous years since the ongoing US-China trade conflict will definitely have an impact on Singapore.
— The Independent

Animation, QR codes: Digital red packets on the rise this Chinese New Year
For generations, the handing out of red packets – or hongbaos – containing cash has been a tightly held tradition in the Chinese culture, especially during Chinese New Year.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore tanker seized in Cameroon released
A Singapore-flagged oil tanker, which was reported to have been seized by private militiamen in Cameroon last week in an apparent commercial dispute, has been released.
— The Straits Times (annoying popups)

PAP Ministers and MPs visit wake of billionaire Popiah King Sam Goi’s son
The son of billionaire Sam Goi, Ben Goi, 43, died on Sunday (3 Feb) from a heart attack. Ben Goi married former TV actress Tracy Lee two years ago.
— The Online Citizen

No drink-and-fly pilots: Singapore slams with random alcohol tests
LET’S not beat round the aeroplane: An intoxicated pilot is not someone you want flying your aircraft.
— The Independent

 

Feature photo CEphoto, Uwe Aranas

 

This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo acknowledges Chinese New Year, 2019.

 

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Piseth Pov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh in 2017, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Western University, Phnom Penh, the same year.

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