Singapore morning news for November 22

Singapore morning news for  November 22

Singapore morning news

Dengue infections on the rise; outbreak has close to 3,000 people hospitalised and 20 dead
Another two people have died from dengue in the past fortnight, bringing the total deaths for the year to 20, even as infections continue to rise.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Worst may be over for Singapore economy but recovery will be sluggish, say experts
Amid early signs that the slump in the crucial manufacturing sector is easing, some economists are saying the worst may be over for the Singapore economy.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s exports down 9.6% in Q3
Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (NODX) fell by 9.6 per cent in the third quarter of this year after the 14.7 per cent drop in the previous quarter, official data by Enterprise Singapore showed on Thursday (Nov 21).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore spends $3.1 billion on stress-related illnesses annually: Study
This put the nation’s proportion of expenditure on stress-related illnesses second-highest out of the nine regions studied in the report, coming just 0.8 per cent behind Australia’s 18.8 per cent.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SAF officer to claim trial over death of NSF Liu Kai
A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) officer intends to claim trial over his involvement in the death of full-time national serviceman (NSF) Liu Kai, a court heard on Thursday (Nov 21).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s Q3 manufacturing decline milder than feared; factory recovery expected in 2020
ECONOMIC growth in the third quarter was spurred by a better-than-expected showing from Singapore factories, according to data on Thursday morning, as the gross domestic product picked up by 0.5 per cent year on year.
— The Business Times

No visa required for Hong Kong passport holders to enter Singapore, ICA clarifies
Hong Kong passport holders do not need a visa to enter Singapore, contrary to rumours circulating online, Singapore authorities clarified on Thursday (Nov 21).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Speed limit to be lowered from 40kmh to 30kmh in Bukit Merah, Jurong Silver Zones from April 2020
The Land Transport Authority said there would also be traffic calming features, such as a raised junction and road markings, at the Bukit Merah and Jurong West zones from December.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore exports forecast cut again to -10% to -9.5% for 2019; may see growth next year
Singapore’s external trade data remained weak in the third quarter, with non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) contracting for a fourth consecutive quarter in the period of July to September this year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore deports Hong Konger over protest discussion
Singapore has deported a Hong Kong YouTube star after he organised a small gathering to discuss the protests convulsing his home city in violation of public assembly laws, police said Thursday.
— The Online Citizen

Former AMKTC general manager jailed for two years three months for accepting S$86,000 worth of bribes
A former Ang Mo Kio Town Council (AMKTC) general manager was sentenced to two years and three months of jail today (20 Nov) after pleading guilty under the Prevention of Corruption Act earlier this year to receiving S$86,141 worth of bribes from 2014 to 2016.
— The Online Citizen

Discounted rides, more pick-up and drop-off points for Sentosa visitors using Grab
Visitors to Sentosa are now able to access more discounts when they take Grab rides to travel to the resort island, as part of a three-year partnership inked between Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) and Grab.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Former cop jailed for drug offences and housebreaking, claims police mistreated him
A former police officer was sentenced to one year and 11 months’ jail on Thursday (Nov 21) for multiple offences, including drug-related charges, breaking into his neighbour’s house and trying to set it on fire.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

5G is more than just faster download speeds, can make lives ‘much better’: Iswaran
The move to 5G networks here has the potential to make work more efficient and productive and make lives much better, said Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran in an interview with CNA938 on Wednesday (Nov 20).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore brings growth forecast margin closer to 0.5-1% as Q3 slowly improves
According to official data released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Thursday (21 November), Singapore narrows its annual forecast for economic growth to between 0.5% to 1%.
— The Online Citizen

PSLE results 2019: 98.4% of students make it to secondary school
For the fourth consecutive year, 98.4 per cent of Primary 6 students who sat for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) can progress to secondary school.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Military, government ‘cooperating’ over Aung San Suu Kyi going to ICJ
Both Myanmar’s military and its civilian government are behind the decision for Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to defend her country against allegations of genocide at the UN’s top court, an army spokesman said Thursday.
— CNA

Liang Court site to be turned into integrated development with 700 apartments
The Liang Court site at Clarke Quay is set to be turned into an integrated development with two residential towers consisting of 700 units.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

‘New things happening in new parts of the world and we need to be part of that story’: PM Lee
Singapore should not miss out on business opportunities in promising markets in North, South and Central America, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday (Nov 20) as he wrapped up his four-day official visit to Mexico.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s rail reliability continued to improve in the first nine months of the year
Latest figures from the Land Transport Authority showed the oldest line, the North-South Line – which was extensively renewed in recent years – posting the best results.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

LTA awards S$739.5m contract to build depot for Jurong Region Line
CHINA Railway 11 Bureau Group Corporation (Singapore Branch) has snagged a S$739.5 million civil contract to design and construct Tengah Depot and associated facilities, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Wednesday evening.
— The Business Times

Teen arrested for allegedly lying to Carousell sellers he had paid for used Apple products
A 17-year-old teenager was arrested for allegedly lying to sellers on online marketplace Carousell that he had arranged for bank transfer of money to pay for their used Apple products, before collecting the goods from them.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Liang Court: Some shoppers glad about redevelopment, tenants sad about having to move
Walking through the upper floors of shopping complex Liang Court, one might think that the building has been abandoned.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to visit South Korea on Friday
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be in South Korea from Friday (Nov 22) to Nov 27, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Friday.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Commentary: Can the RCEP save the Singapore economy?
While the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is unlikely to add to Singapore’s trade numbers in the short term, it will be a boon for the economy in the long run, says SMU associate professor Henry Gao.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore firms’ R&D spend has lifted productivity: MTI economists
SINGAPORE firms’ research and development (R&D) investments are bearing fruit in productivity gains, according to a group of Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) economists.
— The Business Times

LTA awards $740m contract for Tengah Depot
A depot which can maintain 100 trains and 600 buses, as well as house 450 bus captains, will be built next to Tengah New Town by 2026.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man involved in transfer of stolen $4.4m cleared of money laundering but remains jailed for 5 years
A man involved in one of the most successful electronic bank heists Singapore has seen, was on Thursday (Nov 21) acquitted of three money-laundering charges by the High Court.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s Wilmar eyes regulators’ nod for China IPO in early 2020
Singapore-listed agribusiness Wilmar International hopes to receive regulatory approval early next year for the initial public offering of its China business, Yihai Kerry Arawana Holdings (YKA), it said on Thursday (Nov 21).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More young people getting help for mental health issues at IMH’s youth outreach arm
Chat – short for Community Health Assessment Team – offers free, personalised and confidential mental health checks on an appointment basis.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

19-year-old teen apprehended for riding PMD on top of sheltered walkway
After a 28-second video of man riding his electric scooter on top of sheltered walkway went viral early this week, the police said on Wednesday (20 November) that they have arrested the 19-year-old teen for his “suspected involvement in a case of rash act”.
— The Online Citizen

‘Discoloured’ tap water reported on Pulau Tekong; SAF servicemen getting water from alternative sources: MINDEF
Discoloured tap water was reported at some parts of the Basic Military Training Centre (BMTC) on Pulau Tekong on Wednesday morning (Nov 20), the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

ChildAid concert raises $2.12 million as it marks 15th year
The 15th anniversary of ChildAid ended on a high on Thursday (Nov 21), with the announcement that this year’s edition of the annual fund-raising concert raised $2.12 million.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘Raw tuna’ made from tomatoes and mung bean ‘eggs’: Growing the list of plant-based protein for restaurants to tap
Raw tuna made from tomatoes and eggs made from mung beans – these are some of the alternative proteins you may be able to order in restaurants in the near future.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Paedophile reoffends after corrective training stints, molesting 2 boys on public bus
A man who had two previous convictions for sexual crimes against children younger than 16 years old was back at it just over a year after his release from prison.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Boys’ Brigade Share-a-Gift 2019 launched with new food hamper
The annual Boys’ Brigade Share-a-Gift (BBSG)charity drive, launched on Thursday (Nov 21) at Our Tampines Hub, has a revamped food hamper for the first time in five years.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

64-year-old cyclist dies in Tampines road accident; driver arrested
A 64-year-old cyclist has died following an accident in Tampines on Thursday (Nov 21).
— Channel NewsAsia (very 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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