Singapore morning news for October 29

Singapore morning news for October 29

Singapore morning news

Singapore’s Labor Market Is Showing Strain as Economy Slows
Singapore’s resilient labor market is starting to come under strain as the trade-reliant economy struggles in the face of global pressures.
— Bloomberg

More couples try IVF for a baby but only 18% of attempts succeed: MOH
There were about 7,700 assisted reproduction procedures carried out here in 2017, up from about 7,100 in 2015 and about 5,500 in 2013.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Smarter Cities will help, but not solve, global pollution crisis
Singapore was recently declared as the top performing smart city in the world, outperforming major cities like San Francisco, Seoul, London and New York.
— e27

Yale in academic censorship row in Singapore
Yale’s Singapore college has become embroiled in a row about academic freedom after axing a course on dissent, with the controversy fuelling a wider debate on whether universities are compromising their values to expand abroad.
— The Online Citizen

Powering Singapore for the future
Advances in digital technologies will usher in the use of smart meters within a Smart Grid, communications networks and data management systems.
— The Business Times

Open-minded, thoughtful approach the way to regulating fintech, says economist
SINGAPORE is taking an open-minded but thoughtful approach to regulating financial technology, economist Beatrice Weder di Mauro has told The Business Times.
— The Business Times

Singapore preschool education growing second wing abroad
PRIVATE preschool operators here have been grappling for some time with the challenges of Singapore’s small population and falling birth rate.
— The Business Times

S’pore-based Facebook page writes post in Traditional Chinese slamming HK protesters, gets 7,300 reactions & 4,900 shares
A lot of talk in Singapore about the Hong Kong protests in the past 21 weeks have been conducted in English because it is the lingua franca of this country.
— Mothership

Commentary: Living with dementia, anguish and guilt plague families caring for loved ones
Families often learn to adapt to new physical needs, but are ill-equipped to deal with the emotional resolve the condition demands, says Melissa Chan, Head of Community and Outreach at Homage, a health-tech social enterprise in Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Security union, groups back officer abused by condo resident
The Union of Security Employees (USE) and two security agency associations have strongly condemned the abuse of security personnel, as a video of a man shouting and hurling vulgarities at his Whampoa condominium’s security guards went viral over the weekend.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Exhibition sheds light on architectural influence between Fujian, Singapore
A new exhibition on Hokkien architecture shows the impact that immigrants from southern Fujian had here after they began pouring in during the 19th century and, in turn, the influence Singapore eventually had on their home province in China.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

CPF responds to 72-year-old who posted about getting just $575 in monthly payouts, saying he had withdrawn $140K since turning 55
A Facebook post by a 72-year-old man on how he had to resort to being a Grab driver after getting only $575 of Central Provident Fund (CPF) payouts a month has gone viral, prompting the CPF Board to rebut his claims in a Facebook post on Sunday (Oct 27).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

How does climate change work? It’s like adding layers of blankets
Imagine that as you lie in bed, layer upon layer of blankets are thrown over you, turning up the heat.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

This 25-year-old makes clothes for the disabled. She’s still finding acceptance in the design industry
In June 2017, fashion design student Elisa Lim capped off her final-year project for Lasalle College of the Arts with a runway show – but not the usual kind.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Police investigating ‘discharge of fireworks’ at Jurong West
The police are investigating after fireworks were set off in Jurong West on Sunday (Oct 27) night.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Agent in Malaysia with Singaporean clients say many of her egg donors are graduates
Singaporeans have travelled as far as the United States and Australia to find an egg donor to help them have a baby, but many also go across to Malaysia, checks by The Sunday Times showed.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘We only have each other’: 83-year-old man cared for elderly housemates, oversaw their funeral rites
When 80-year-old Liu Xiao Zhong died in his sleep on a cheap mattress on the floor of Mr Lee Cho Poon’s one-room rental flat in Ang Mo Kio in 2011, Mr Lee arranged his funeral, mourned and paid his respects to him.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Two PMD-related fires break out on the same day; 2 hospitalised, 40 evacuated
There were two separate cases of fires involving personal mobility devices (PMDs) on Monday (Oct 28), with one incident forcing 40 occupants from the affected HDB block to evacuate before the authorities arrived.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Competitive real estate industry may put agents under pressure to hit their targets
Three months ago, business owner Jeremy Tan, 31, had a property agent tell him to make a better offer for the three-bedroom condominium unit he was looking to purchase, as his initial offer would yield only a small commission and was not worth the inconvenience.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Fundraising may be a common startup problem — but it hasn’t stopped these three startups
Why these three startups are turning to this programme in order to face today’s fundraising problems head-on Southeast Asia has solidified its position as one of the best places in the world to build, and by extension, expand one’s startup pursuits.
— e27

More investors buy into megatrends amid search for better yield
INVESTORS are increasingly buying into funds and instruments that track opportunities based on long-term megatrends, in the hope of achieving better returns from paying heed to big structural themes that may also hedge against risks of a world that is increasingly becoming more insular.
— The Business Times

Visitors enjoy sweet treats, performances, nature walks at Istana open house
Visitors to the Istana had a different taste of Deepavali yesterday, with sweet treats flavoured with spices and herbs found in the garden of the President’s official residence.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Family’s four generations gather for Deepavali
Yesterday, more than 50 members of Madam Nadeson Pillai Muthulaxmy’s family converged on her three-room flat in Henderson Road to uphold an annual family tradition.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Fun projects with grandpa inspire dream to be architect
As a child, Mr Benjamin Chong, 23, used to watch his grandfather fix home appliances and make toys out of scraps of wood.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Photographer in Yishun captures dramatic bursts of lightning that resemble shape of S’pore
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening me.
— Mothership

Man allegedly murders mom & grandma in Commonwealth, details as provided by S’pore Chinese newspapers
The deceased mother single-handedly raised the suspect and his brother for the past 20 years.
— Mothership

Income Investor Alert: These 4 Non-REIT Companies Pay Quarterly Dividends
While it’s a known fact that most REITs pay quarterly dividends, income investors who branch out of the real estate industry may be interested to know about these four companies that also pay out regular dividends.
— The Motley Fool

Salty S’poreans can buy Himalaya Salt Candy design earrings in S’pore for S$8
Himalaya Salt Candy is a type of sports candy with higher sodium levels compared to other sweets.
— Mothership

Condo resident says security officer bullied his visitor; SM Tharman backs security officer
It was reported that a recent video capturing an exchange between a man and a security officer at Eight Riversuites has gone viral.
— The Online Citizen

Money Hacks Podcast: The difference between credit card fraud and disputes
In this fortnightly podcast series on Mondays, The Business Times breaks down actionable financial tips.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Commonwealth double deaths: Man charged with murder of 56-year-old woman
A 22-year-old man was charged with murder on Monday (Oct 28) after two women were found dead at 7A Commonwealth Avenue Sunday night.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

54-year-old woman charged with murder of man in Ang Mo Kio flat
A 54-year-old woman was charged with murder on Monday (Oct 28), a day after the body of a 63-year-old man was found at an HDB block in Ang Mo Kio.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Teochew clan group celebrates its 90th year at place close to its heart
One of the oldest Chinese clan associations here celebrated its 90th birthday in a part of the heartland first developed by its founder.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Midwood sells 24 of 50 units released on weekend launch
Midwood condominium in Hillview saw a take-up rate of just under 50 per cent on its weekend launch.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

When a stroke strikes, get help fast
Operations manager Charlie Lee, who is in his 50s, was driving home when he felt a sudden weakness in the left side of his body.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Suspects nabbed in two separate murder cases
Police are investigating two separate murder cases, believed to involve the suspects’ loved ones.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Step into Istana without stepping out of your house
Fly by the grand facade of the Istana’s iconic main building, walk under the brightly lit chandeliers of the State Room, and explore unusual spots in the sprawling estate of the President’s official residence.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)


Feature photo Praveen Tomy

This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on Diwali.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).



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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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