Singapore morning news for November 1

Singapore morning news for November 1

Singapore morning news

MFA advises Singaporeans to defer non-essential travel to Hong Kong
Singaporeans should defer non-essential travel to Hong Kong while those already in the city are advised to take precautions, in the wake of large-scale protests there, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Wednesday (Oct 30).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SCDF ragging trial: Warrant officer found guilty of asking staff sergeant to push NSF into well
A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) warrant officer had asked a colleague to push a full-time national serviceman into a well, a court found on Thursday (Oct 31).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore vegetable prices soar as monsoon season arrives early
The monsoon season has caused prices of some vegetables in Singapore to rise by 70 percent and even triple for at least one type, according to importers of fruits and vegetables.
— Fresh Plaza

Singapore welcomes Malaysia’s decision to proceed with JB-Singapore RTS Link
Singapore welcomes Malaysia’s decision to proceed with the construction of the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project, its Ministry of Transport (MOT) said on Thursday (Oct 31).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SDP elects ex-Navy man as new member of Central Executive Committee
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) elected a largely unchanged group of members for its Central Executive Committee (CEC), as the party gears up to contest the next general election due April 2021.
— Mothership

Malaysia Airlines Signs Wide-Ranging Commercial Agreement with Singapore Airlines
Malaysia Airlines has signed a wide-ranging commercial agreement with Singapore Airlines designed to significantly strengthen the long-standing partnership between the two airline groups.
— Travel News Asia

Job portal FastJobs to curate training courses for rank-and-file job seekers
Jobseekers may soon be able to sign up for training courses on the portal FastJobs to improve their chances of getting employed.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore, Shandong to boost collaboration on modern services, connectivity and sustainable development
A group of Singapore companies will soon start offering professional services such as financing, listing and legal advisory to Shandong companies seeking to internationalise.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New AI-powered system could reduce discomfort for pregnant patients undergoing C-section
Women enduring labour pains during childbirth often have to bear the repeated needle jabs while receiving spinal anaesthesia and risk complications such as nerve injury.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Lui Tuck Yew appointed Singapore’s Ambassador to China
Former transport minister Lui Tuck Yew has been appointed Singapore’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Thursday.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SDP says leadership ‘largely unchanged’, ready to contest in next General Election
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) said on Thursday (Oct 31) it is ready to stand in the next General Election (GE), following its latest party elections which saw its leadership mostly unchanged.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore bank lending dips 0.06% in September: MAS preliminary data
Bank lending in Singapore slipped by 0.06 per cent in September from a month ago, as a fall in business loans more than offset a rise in consumer loans, preliminary data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) showed on Thursday (Oct 31).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Fake WhatsApp message claims workers can get S$6,500 from S’pore government
A completely false WhatsApp message being circulated in Singapore is claiming that workers who worked between 1965 and 2019 can receive S$6,500 from the government.
— Mothership

Crypto Firm Plans Singapore Reboot After Bank Accounts Opened
A cryptocurrency exchange that halted Singapore activities two years ago is resuming services there after two local banks opened accounts for the firm, a sign that the country’s lenders are warming to the industry.
— Bloomberg

Founders’ Memorial designs shortlisted: Winning design must tell story that resonates with Singaporeans, say experts
The winning design for the Founders’ Memorial should support community activities and convey a story that resonates with Singaporeans, said local urban planners and architects.
— The Straits Times

SDP’s Chee Soon Juan & CPF Board still at odds over S’poreans who allegedly can’t withdraw savings
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) and the CPF Board do not appear to have reached an agreement over contacting two retirees who allegedly face difficulties in withdrawing their CPF funds.
— Mothership

Done with your drink? Dump it in a ‘reverse vending machine’ and earn grocery vouchers
The next time you are done with your bottled or canned drink, don’t dump it into a garbage bin.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Pioneering social worker Janet Yee dies aged 85, remembered as compassionate and nurturing leader
Veteran social worker Janet Yee, recognised as a pioneering social worker and advocate of children’s rights here, died last Friday (Oct 25) at the age of 85.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

IPS: Whampoa condo incident shows S’poreans want greater state intervention in class & immigration issues
A lot to unpack about Singaporeans’ attitudes towards immigration and class from this incident.
— Mothership

Singapore businesses mixed on near-term prospects amid uneven growth, surveys show
Singapore businesses are mixed on their near-term prospects, but the depth of manufacturers’ negativity is easing from recent months, official quarterly surveys show.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

4 men jailed, fined $110m over duty-unpaid cigarettes
Four Singaporean men were fined $110 million in total for dealing with duty-unpaid cigarettes, Singapore Customs said in a statement on Thursday (Oct 31).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Safety a priority for PMD rental businesses, but insurance is a challenge for some
Businesses that rent out personal mobility devices (PMDs) say they have a focus on safety to try to prevent their customers adding to the number of accidents involving the popular mode of transport.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Asia stocks edge higher after Fed rate cut; Singapore shares open up 0.3%
Asian shares rose on Thursday (Oct 31) and US stock futures edged higher after the US Federal Reserve cut interest rates as expected to keep economic expansion on track.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Snake not seen in 172 years found in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
A snake not seen in Singapore for over 172 years was spotted in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve last month, according to a report filed on Thursday (Oct 31).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Unfair clauses in contracts: What more can be done and how should workers protect themselves?
An employee who wanted to quit after less than three months on the job was told to pay the company a month’s worth of salary as compensation.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

AGC appeals against ‘excessive’ sentences meted out to Android box retailer and its director
The AGC said the State Court relied on a previous decision which had been overruled.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Dreamy, nature-themed Norway travel itinerary for S’poreans who are tired of the office life
If you’re sitting at your desk pretending to work while trawling through the internet for a vacation spot far far away — Far from your office cubicle, your boss, your coworkers, your lanyard with the key card, and even the instant kopi in the pantry — This is it.
— Mothership

High Court allows Teochew-v-Teochew spat to be heard in open court
The events behind the dispute span more than 100 years involving the history of two of Singapore’s most prominent Teochew organisations.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New link road connecting Pasir Ris and Punggol towns to open from Nov 17
A new link road will open on Nov 17 to connect Pasir Ris and Punggol, allowing for more direct travel between the two towns.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

URA launches tender for Irwell Bank Road residential site
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has launched a residential site at Irwell Bank Road for sale by public tender, it said on Thursday (Oct 31).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singtel-backed fintech Sygnum gets capital markets services licence
Singapore-focused digital asset start-up Sygnum has obtained a capital markets services licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MindChamps opens $6.6m flagship pre-school centre in Sydney
MindChamps PreSchool has opened a A$7 million (S$6.6 million), 94-place flagship centre in Australia which caters to children aged six weeks to six years, the company said in a bourse filing on Wednesday night (Oct 30).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Truck driver rescued by SCDF in 3½-hour operation; taken to hospital with leg injuries
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) rescued a man pinned inside a tipper truck in a three and a half hour operation on Thursday (Oct 31).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

3 teenagers arrested for posting Instagram video of a fake chopper attack
The police have arrested three teenagers for posting a fake video on Instagram.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Police probing man accused of stealing and seen in video begging captor for leniency
Police are investigating a man who was arrested for allegedly stealing and seen in a video begging the person who caught him for leniency.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Co-owner of flat demanded more than 40% of its value though he put in less than 5%
After buying a $237,000 five-room flat in 1997 with a man who was not related to her, Madam Tan Chor Hong was the only one making the mortgage payments for the past two decades.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Giant veggies, themed displays and more at this year’s Community Garden Festival
The handiwork of some of Singapore’s greenest thumbs will be on display atthis year’s Community Garden Festival, with visitors able to admire a winter melon weighing an impressive 24.06kg, a 46.4cm long lady’s finger, and a long bean living up to its name at over a metre.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Jail for man who hired friend to set fire outside flat while son and ex-wife were sleeping
A man hired a friend to set fire to a mattress outside a flat he co-owned while his son and former wife were sleeping inside the unit.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

29-year-old man found hanging from tree near Tampines Road on Oct. 30, 2019
SCDF received a call requesting assistance at a carpark along Hun Yeang Road.
— Mothership

More than 2 years’ jail for man over offences including multiple counts of road rage
After serving a seven-week jail term for road rage in 2016, a man did not learn his lesson and instead committed similar offences three times, even when he was out on bail.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)


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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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