Singapore morning news for January 1

Singapore morning news for January 1

Singapore morning news

More than 6,000 caught riding e-scooters on footpaths in December
More than 6,000 people were caught riding their e-scooters on footpaths in December, despite a ban on doing so being announced last month.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Offshore and marine sector on board with stricter fuel rules
Offshore and marine players here have been gearing up for stricter fuel rules that kick in today.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Bank lending up 0.5% in Nov, but housing loans slide
Bank lending rose slightly in November although housing loans continued to slide, according to data out yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Upcoming Budget to include ‘practical measures to improve the lives of Singaporeans’, says PM Lee in New Year message
The upcoming Budget will include plans to improve the lives of Singaporeans, such as helping households with the cost of living, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his New Year message on Tuesday (Dec 31).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PM Lee asks Singaporeans to stay open and connected to the world in his New Year Message
In his annual New Year Message today (31 Dec), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong asked Singaporeans to stay open and connected to the world even as many societies are losing faith in globalisation.
— The Online Citizen

Carpool app between S’pore & Johor says it’s not subject to LTA regulations on e-hailing
Sameride, an on-demand carpool app from the United States, claims that it is not subject to LTA regulations on e-hailing.
— Mothership

S’pore’s clean power growth may beat expectations: Report
Growth in Singapore’s clean power generation may beat expectations in the long run, thanks to government efforts to promote the sector.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PM Lee says important to stay on top of ‘bread and butter issues’ but ‘intangible ethos’ of a society more vital in long run
While there is a need to stay on top of “bread and butter issues”, the “intangible ethos” of a society is even more vital in the long run, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his New Year message on Tuesday (Dec 31).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Commentary: The Singapore economy in 2020 – stabilisation or more uncertainties on the horizon?
OCBC’s Selena Ling spells out the biggest challenges, key risks and bright sparks of hope for the Singapore economy in 2020 and beyond.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore must harness its diversity as strength: Heng Swee Keat
Even as people in different parts of the world are being driven apart by their differences, Singaporeans must harness our diversity as a strength, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Tuesday (Dec 31) in his New Year message.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Six things the government can reveal in the interest of protecting public trust but hasn’t
If you’ve been following the case of the Singaporean single-mother who has been battling the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board to withdraw her savings in her Special Account due to her current circumstance, you’d know that the Board revealed the woman’s real name even when TOC originally published the story using a pseudonym as she wanted to remain anonymous.
— The Online Citizen

From NS deaths to fake news, here are 8 issues raised in Parliament in 2019 that you should know about
Deliberate online falsehoods, National Service (NS) deaths and streaming in schools were just three of the main topics discussed in the Singapore Parliament in 2019.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Murders, corruption and scandals: 10 court cases that dominated the headlines in 2019
As the new year begins, CNA takes a look back at the most read court cases in 2019, with several murders making the headlines and politically significant cases unfolding before the judges.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Friends and family pay respects to mother-of-two who died in Lucky Plaza car crash
It was a somber New Year’s Eve afternoon on Tuesday (Dec 31) as friends and family gathered inside a small memorial hall in Geylang Bahru to remember Abigail Danao Leste.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Grab, Singtel make it to digibank altar after hectic speed-dating
IT WAS a hectic speed-dating process, but in the end, two old friends decided to commit.
— The Business Times

Lucky Plaza accident: Mount Elizabeth Hospital not equipped to handle severe trauma patients
The victims of the Lucky Plaza car accident were not taken to the nearby Mount Elizabeth Hospital because it is not equipped to provide timely management for severe trauma patients, authorities said on Tuesday (Dec 31).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore defends online falsehoods law in response to articles by SCMP, Bloomberg
Singapore’s laws against online falsehoods has not restricted free debate, the country’s consul-general in Hong Kong has said in defence of the recently enacted legislation, which has been criticised by some foreign media.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

First half of Jan. 2020 expected to be windy, temperatures could fall to 23°C on some nights
Singaporeans have been enjoying some pretty cool weather in December, with temperatures reaching as low as 22°C.
— Mothership

CCTV footage of Lucky Plaza fatal accident shows how the car made a weird turn and accelerated towards the pavement
On Sunday (29 Dec) afternoon, a fatal car accident took place just outside of Lucky Plaza leaving two dead and four others injured .
— The Online Citizen

Three men arrested and 7,392 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized by Singapore Customs
Three men were arrested and 7,392 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes and two trucks were seized in an operation conducted at the vicinity of Sunview Road earlier on 21 December 2019.
— The Online Citizen

Online users slam government agency’s justification for disclosing personal details of CPF member
On 27 December (Friday), the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, released a statement saying that it disclosed the personal details of a sick and depressed woman who attempted suicide multiple times to obtain her Central Provident Fund (CPF) savings for her family because it wanted to provide the public with correct and relevant facts in the case.
— The Online Citizen

Private investors still shy from Singapore renewable energy sector
GOVERNMENT efforts will support growth opportunities in Singapore’s renewable power sector.
— The Business Times

Scammers using bitcoin machines to evade police
Scammers are turning to bitcoin machines to cheat their victims and avoid detection by the police, as cryptocurrency such as bitcoin is untraceable.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

FActually Singapore is not actually an official government social media account, says MCI
I’m sure many people would be familiar by now with the government website Gov.sg/Factually.
— The Online Citizen

Government efforts to fuel growth opportunities for renewables in Singapore: Fitch Solutions
GOVERNMENT efforts will support growth opportunities in Singapore’s renewable power sector.
— The Business Times

Futuristic Haidilao with robot servers & immersive dining experience opens at Marina Square Dec. 31, 2019
Haidilao Singapore just opened its first “technology experience” branch at Marina Square.
— Mothership

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung’s song performances helped to raise $100,000 from Sheng Siong Group for charity
Education Minister, Ong Ye Kung helped to raise $100,000 for charity by performing three songs in English, Mandarin and Hokkien at the 2nd Blossom Seeds Tribute Charity Lunch.
— The Online Citizen

From coffee to dentistry: The top 10 funding news that rocked the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem in 2019
There are many reasons why a piece of funding news can rock a startup ecosystem.
— e27

Startup anecdotes: 3 stories that graced our platform in 2019
A year-end throwback featuring three of our startup partners in 2019 2019 proved to be a great year for startups.
— e27

S’porean man starts petition to ban cars for 6 months having lambasted govt for e-scooter footpath ban
Latching on to Lucky Plaza tragedy might cause public to further stigmatise e-scooter and PMD users in general.
— Mothership

Mingling with the rich and famous is part of the job for personal bodyguards
They have rubbed shoulders with the likes of Olympic gold medallist Joseph Schooling, as well as other prominent figures such as former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan and billionaires.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Generation Grit: Family’s love, faith turn drug addict’s life around
At his lowest point, Mr Benny Thiam was on the run for about three months.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Doorman? Think again, he’s a private security officer
Decked out in a sharp suit and a skinny black tie, Mr Rosli Ahamad, 56, swings open the heavy doors and greets everyone who enters the jewellery boutique with a warm smile and a hello.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’porean-M’sian couple’s interracial wedding with Chinese & Indian customs wows internet
The couple decided to hold two wedding ceremonies to honour traditions from both sides.
— Mothership

Man arrested for inciting violence through Telegram
A 34-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday (Dec 31) for inciting violence through Telegram chat groups.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Life on Pulau Bukom: Pretty sunsets, a 3,000 sq ft home and lots of fun
For some years, Singaporean Leng Ng-Tai had this as his home address – A, 4A, Pulau Bukom.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Woman, 22, allegedly cheated 60 people of postage fees on S’pore Telegram freebie channel
Platforms for giving away and receiving free things are great; you can Marie Kondo your stuff and find things you need, all while helping the environment by contributing to a circular economy.
— Mothership

Fireworks, dance, music: Fun for all at Mediacorp’s New Year countdown party
Enjoy performances by electronic music star Jasmine Sokko and rock icon Ramli Sarip, and watch Star Search 2019 winner Zhang Ze Tong strut his stuff on the catwalk at Mediacorp’s Let’s Celebrate 2020.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man fined for setting off fireworks in Little India on Deepavali
A man was fined S$3,000 on Tuesday (Dec 31) for setting off fireworks in Little India on Deepavali.
— 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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