Singapore morning news for October 22

Singapore morning news for October 22

Singapore morning news

Singaporeans expect inflation to inch up to 3.2% in coming year: DBS-SMU poll
Singaporeans believe overall or headline inflation will rise slightly to 3.2 per cent over the next 12 months.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’poreans advised to nominate a benefactor early as unclaimed CPF monies reach S$211 million
Members of the public are advised to make nominations for their central provident fund (CPF) monies as early as possible, after CPF monies left unclaimed with the Insolvency and Public Trustee’s Office over the last six years reached a total of S$211 million.
— Mothership

Fake police website phishing for confidential info resurfaces after 9 months
Several victims had been directed to the fake website after receiving calls from scammers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore ‘pushing the boundaries’ on mitigating climate change: Masagos
Singapore is “pushing the boundaries” and developing new ways to transition to a “low-carbon future”, as it continues efforts to mitigate climate change, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli on Monday (Oct 21).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Letter: Government property cooling measures are not effective on price hikes caused by foreign speculators
In July 2018, in order to cool down the hot property market then and to slow down the steep property price rises, the government implemented some property cooling measures which included higher stamp duties and/or additional buyer stamp duty (ABSD)
— The Online Citizen

Government ‘carefully reviewing’ whether to let women freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons
The Government is carefully reviewing the possibility of allowing women to freeze their eggs in Singapore for non-medical reasons, for example, because they have not met Mr Right yet.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Tiny devices help detect ‘silent’ heart rhythm problems, aid stroke management
Singapore has seen a significant increase in the proportion of stroke patients with atrial fibrillation – 20.6 per cent in 2016, up from 16 per cent in 2007.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MSF: Min basic standard living of $1,379 a month comes from study with “small group of seniors”
A member of the public, Lam Yin Yin, wrote to ST Forum 2 weeks ago (9 Oct) highlighting the plight of Singaporean elderly serving in physically intensive jobs such as facility cleaners, dish cleaners or cardboard collectors.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore will use nature-based solutions to deal with sea level rise: Masagos
This is the first time the Government has officially said that such solutions are on the cards, following Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Rally speech in August.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Head, neck injuries most common in PMD accidents: Tan Tock Seng Hospital
The first time patient service associate Goh Sook Leng, 33, rode a personal mobility device (PMD), it rained.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Property agent fined for fake offers: Home buyers’ and sellers’ agents can share fees, only if they declare, say experts
Questions have swirled after a property agent was given a record sentence for faking offers in a private home sale, with the aim of getting a bigger commission from the seller at the expense of his client, the buyer.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Air taxi firm Volocopter ‘putting everything in’ to continue 100 per cent safety record
While there are concerns about the safety and viability of air taxis as a mode of transport, Volocopter says it is doing everything it can to continue its 100 per cent safety rate.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Ferry operators take part in biennial multi-agency maritime security drill for first time
A terrorist speedboat on its way towards Singapore from the east coast was swiftly intercepted by a police coast guard vessel after the authorities received intelligence of suspicious activity.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Banks, casinos commended for aiding police in seizure of $25m from financial crimes
Three local banks, as well as casinos at Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands, were commended by police on Monday (Oct 21) for their efforts in combating money laundering and terrorism financing that led to seizures of more than $25 million.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

GrabFood looking into video of delivery rider using PMD on PIE
Delivery service GrabFood is looking into an incident in which a rider was seen using his personal mobility device (PMD) on an expressway.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Lawyer allegedly misappropriated $11,000 entrusted to him by 3 people
A lawyer, who allegedly misappropriated $11,000 entrusted to him, appeared in court via video link on Monday (Oct 21).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Temasek makes S$4.1 billion bid to take control of Keppel Corp
State investor Temasek Holdings on Monday (Oct 21) offered to buy control of Keppel Corp in a S$4.1 billion deal that could hasten a consolidation in the rig building sector, which is battling the effects of low oil prices.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’pore a “solid partner” & “robust contributor” to climate science & diplomacy: IPCC chair
From Oct. 21 to 23, 2019, 80 scientists from all around the world have gathered in Singapore for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meeting.
— Mothership

TTSH reports spike in injuries involving PMD riders
In the first nine months of this year, 79 PMD riders were admitted to TTSH for injuries, or an average of nine a month. This is compared with 87 last year, or seven a month; and 47 in 2017, or four a month.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore will not rush into new tech for transport: Khaw Boon Wan
An intelligent transport system must also be a wise system, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said at the opening of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in Suntec Singapore on Monday (Oct 21).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man fined for not declaring $1.18 million in cash moved in and out of Singapore
A 37-year-old man was convicted last Thursday (Oct 17) for failing to declare the movement of $1.18 million in cash in and out of Singapore over the course of one year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

The Big Read: Layoffs part and parcel of any business, but not all firms let workers go with dignity
In the age of disruption where industries could be turned on their heads overnight, it could be said that workers need to be better prepared for and protected against retrenchments, experts say.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise offering 26 weeks of paid leave for new parents
The tech company said this is part of its new initiative to improve the wellbeing of its staffers and their work-life balance.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Jewel logged 50 million visitors in first six months says CAG, Makansutra founder is sceptical
Jewel at Changi Airport has become an “instantly recognisable icon” in Singapore, said PM Lee Hsien Loong at the official opening on Friday (18 October), which also happened to be the 10th Aniversary of the Changi Airport Group (CAG).
— The Online Citizen

Online fashion platform Zilingo to pour US$100M for its US expansion plan, adding multiple new markets
Zilingo, a Singapore-based online fashion platform that champions women, announces that it has launched offices in New York and Los Angeles over the summer.
— e27

Nations must not take eyes off climate change or citizens will take their cause to the streets: Masagos
Citizens around the world, including young people, have recognised climate change as a defining issue of their time, Mr Masagos said.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore malls increasingly turning to experiences and activities for repeat customers
With the disruption posed by e-commerce, retail malls in Singapore are rapidly evolving beyond mere sales to introduce experiential- and activity-based concepts to entice returning customers, said a new paper by real estate consultancy Edmund Tie.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

OCBC joins Singtel’s regional payment alliance
The Republic’s second-largest bank OCBC Bank has joined Singtel’s regional payment alliance in a move that will allow its customers to scan and pay for purchases in Thailand and Japan.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore man takes wireless security camera outside HDB gate, has face recorded in 4K
The purpose of a security cameras is, of course, to reveal crucial footage in the event of crime.
— Mothership

Sembcorp Marine shares jump 11.6%, gets SGX query
Shares of Sembcorp Marine surged on Monday afternoon (Oct 21), prompting a query from the Singapore Exchange (SGX) on the stock’s unusual price movements.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NUS, Keppel and SLNG tie-up to develop better cooling technology for data centres
The National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Engineering, Keppel Data Centres Holdings and the Singapore LNG Corporation (SLNG) have partnered to develop novel, energy-efficient and cost-effective cooling technology for data centres.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Temasek Polytechnic student, 24, jailed for filming woman, 40, in shower
The student said that he was feeling stressed about his financial situation and his relationship problems with his girlfriend.
— Mothership

Orchard Road shophouse picks up restoration award; URA marks 30 years of conservation
The sensitive restoration of a century-old shophouse, near MacDonald House in Orchard Road, picked up one of the island’s most prestigious conservation awards at the annual Architectural Heritage Awards on Monday (Oct 21).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

5 otters visit Marina Bay to catch sneak peak of flying taxi demo on Oct. 21
The otters are keeping an eye on interesting events in Singapore.
— Mothership

Property agent fined S$30,000, suspended for ‘unprofessional, unethical conduct’
A property agent has been fined S$30,000 and suspended 12 months for being unprofessional and unethical in a property transaction, said the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) on Monday (Oct 21).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

How this Singaporean went from ‘fat kid’ to world kickboxing contender
Nazri Sutari, representing Singapore at the Senior World Kickboxing Championships and SEA Games, on how he endured mean nicknames to go from 97kg to fighting fit.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore competition watchdog gives conditional nod to clinical labs merger
The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has granted conditional approval for the completed merger of two private clinical laboratories, after accepting four-year commitments from Pathology Asia Holdings (PAH).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

In bid to save lover’s sick daughter, man embezzled S$21,000 from restaurant
After seeing his lover’s sick daughter die due to lack of money for hospital bills, a man decided to embezzle money from the restaurant he worked at when the other daughter fell ill from the same condition.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Raffles Girls’ School gets new home in Braddell Road, across from Raffles Institution
New students will start at the Braddell Rise site in academic year 2020, while current students will finish up the last week of this school year there.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Sakae gets more time to hold AGM; appointing independent auditor to review disclaimer of opinion
The Singapore Exchange has approved Sakae Holdings’ application for an extension to hold its annual general meeting (AGM) originally scheduled for Oct 29.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)


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This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, October 27.


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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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