Singapore morning news for October 1

Singapore morning news for October 1

Singapore morning news

Some Acuvue contact lenses recalled after foreign particles found in products overseas
Some Acuvue contact lenses for astigmatism are being recalled here after foreign particles were allegedly found on the contact lenses in other countries, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care said on Monday (Sept 30).
— The Straits Times

Singaporeans misled into paying more for holidays by online travel booking sites: Competition watchdog
Some travellers using online travel booking sites have ended up paying more than they bargained for because of the non-transparent pricing and marketing practices used on these sites, said the competition watchdog.
— The Straits Times

S’pore Starbucks is 8th most expensive Starbucks in the world
If you have ever caught yourself thinking “wah, Starbucks quite expensive ah” no fret, everyone probably thinks that as well.
— Mothership

Singapore is in a contested geopolitical space, must adapt to thrive: Experts
History is a “bloody business” and Singapore has to adapt to great power rivalry or suffer the consequences, say experts.
— The Straits Times

6 otters in S’pore behead 7 pet koi fishes reared for 15 years
They run around the Central Business District mingling with human life, enter various places of interest, and have been held up as the stark juxtaposition of wildlife and urban living co-existing as one.
— Mothership

New training programme, enhanced incubation stall programme to support aspiring hawkers
Aspiring hawkers will be given more support by the National Environment Agency (NEA) through a new programme and an enhanced incubation scheme, announced Senior Minister of State for Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor on Monday (Sep 30).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

17 workplace deaths in first half of 2019, rise in non-fatal injuries
The number of workplace deaths in Singapore fell to 17 in the first half of the year, but more workers suffered injuries, according to figures released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday (Sep 30).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore agrees to delay RTS but reserves right to claim costs if project is further suspended: MOT
Singapore has agreed to Malaysia’s request for an additional one-month suspension of the Rapid Transit System (RTS) project in the spirit of bilateral cooperation, and also agreed to waive additional costs incurred during the period, said a Ministry of Transport (MOT) spokesman.
— The Straits Times

LTA again delays handing out PMD-sharing licences amid review of safety measures
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has for the second time pushed back a decision on awarding licences to companies seeking to operate sharing services for personal mobility devices (PMDs).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Critical to forge a sense of unity among Singaporeans, says Heng Swee Keat
Deputy Prime Minister Heng stressed the importance of partnership, both among Singaporeans and the wider global community.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Electricity tariff to fall next quarter after rising to near 5-year high
The electricity tariff for households will fall for the October to December period after it rose to a near five-year high in the previous quarter.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Public trust in police force cannot be taken for granted, says Shanmugam, citing Hong Kong as example
While Singaporeans may be confident in the Home Team’s ability to manage a national crisis, this public trust cannot be taken for granted, said Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam on Monday (Sep 30).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Yale report of fact-finding mission says Yale-NUS had legitimate reasons to cancel course on dissent
Yale University has released its findings regarding the cancellation of a controversial course by Yale-NUS College.
— Mothership

No government interference in decision to cancel Yale-NUS module: Yale president
The decision to cancel a Yale-NUS module titled Dialogue and Dissent in Singapore was made internally and without government interference, president of Yale University Peter Salovey said on Sunday (Sep 29).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Hyflux gets two-month extension for debt moratorium until Dec 2
Embattled Hyflux has secured two more months of reprieve from its creditors, as the Singapore High Court on Monday (Sep 30) extended its debt moratorium to Dec 2.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Non-compliant cladding found on building at International Business Park, industry professional fined
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has fined the Qualified Person for the development of [email protected] Business Park ([email protected]), after the discovery of non-compliant cladding on the building’s facade.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore re-elected to council of United Nations aviation body ICAO
Singapore was on Saturday (Sep 28) been re-elected to the council of United Nation’s aviation agency.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Woman who scalded maid, pressed hot iron on her to testify about ‘auditory hallucinations’
The Chief Justice on Monday (Sep 30) gave a woman convicted of abusing a maid the choice to testify regarding auditory hallucinations she supposedly had at the time of the abuse, which she said told her to commit the offences.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Clix Capital announces US$40M fund, Terraview raises US$815K
India-based Clix Capital today announced its latest round of capital infusion of US$40 million from its existing investors AION Capital Partners Ltd as well as its promoters Pramod Bhasin and Anil Chawla.
— e27

Chance of haze in Singapore remains low with more showers forecast in the region: NEA
The chance of the haze affecting the Republic is expected to remain low, with more showers forecast here and in the region for the next few days, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Monday evening (Sept 30).
— The Straits Times

Attention: Activist Investors Needed in Singapore
Singapore’s stock market is becoming infamous for its persistently low valuations.
— The Motley Fool

Tan Cheng Bock visits Ghim Moh, Tiong Bahru during first Progress Singapore Party walkabout
About 300 members and volunteers of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) fanned out across the island on Sunday morning (Sep 29) for its first walkabout, with party secretary-general Dr Tan Cheng Bock visiting Ghim Moh and Tiong Bahru.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

How Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd Makes Its Money
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (SGX: S63) or ST Engineering is a conglomerate with business interest in various sectors.
— The Motley Fool

48 hours on the road: Life of a Malaysian trucker who delivers vegetables to Singapore
CNA rode with a lorry driver from Pasir Panjang to Cameron Highlands and back, to experience first-hand the challenges of delivering fresh produce to Singapore.

If Gurmit Singh disappeared from your screen in the 2010s, it’s to spend time with his family
Gurmit Singh is a name that is popular in Singapore, JB, and some say Batam.
— Mothership

Pawn shop robber who donned turban to throw police off the scent gets jail and caning
To fund his illegal over-staying in Singapore, a Bangladeshi man hatched an elaborate plot to rob a pawn shop, including the donning of a pink turban, creating his own fake weapons and shaving off his facial hair in his escape.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Food delivery rider’s e-scooter catches fire in Sengkang
An e-scooter ridden by a food deliveryman caught fire along Fernvale Street in Sengkang on Saturday (Sep 28).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man attacked girlfriend on hotel steps after birthday celebration, fracturing her eye socket
What started out as a birthday celebration with dinner and drinks ended with a man assaulting his girlfriend on the steps of a hotel, fracturing her eye socket.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s B2B marketplace Eezee raises funding from Insignia for Asia expansion
Eezee, a Singapore-based online B2B marketplace for industrial hardware and supplies, has secured an undisclosed sum in seed funding from Insignia Ventures Partners.
— e27

The future of remote work is happening now, here’s how to make it work for you
The office environment that many grew up with will soon be a relic Remote work has gone from mainstream to rushing river.
— e27

Cop went beyond call of duty to ensure mum who stole milk powder to feed kids did not re-offend
After discovering that a resident in Yuhua was arrested for the second time in 2017 for stealing milk powder, Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Ahmad Fauzi Sani visited the woman’s flat to find out more about her plight.
— The Straits Times

Jail, caning for former construction worker who tried to rob Boon Lay pawnshop
An immigration offender, who was facing money problems, armed himself with a chopper, fake gun and bogus bomb belt to try and rob a pawnshop in Boon Lay.
— The Straits Times

Hoarder found dead in Bedok North flat amid piles of rubbish
Civil defence officers forced their way into a Bedok North flat after a neighbour complained of a strong stench, and found an elderly man lying motionless among mounds of rubbish.
— The Straits Times


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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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