Singapore Morning News For December 13

Singapore Morning News For December 13
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Singapore morning newsSingapore’s electric car-sharing program hits the road
Singapore launched on Tuesday its first large-scale electric car-sharing program through which the land-scarce city-state hopes to provide commuters with more transport options and steer them away from the need to buy their own cars.

Singapore is no longer on the list of the world’s 20 most expensive cities to live in : Report
It’s good news for expatriates looking to make their way to Singapore.
Business Insider 

Australia-Singapore Cable lands in Indonesia
Australia’s Vocus Communications has announced the launch of its Australia-Singapore Cable (ASC) in Indonesia, in conjunction with landing partner XL Axiata.
Telecom Asia 

China, Singapore vow to boost military exchanges in latest sign of improved relations
China and Singapore have pledged to step up military exchanges, including joint anti-terrorism and naval drills, in the latest sign of improved ties between the two countries.
South China Morning Post 

S’pore e-commerce agents face uncertain future as middlemen
THE dust-up between Singapore-based online shopping platform and the Alibaba Group’s Taobao marketplace has turned the spotlight to the role of intermediary merchants in e-commerce.
The Business Times 

Singapore has APAC’s fastest fixed and mobile speeds
Singapore maintained its position of having both the world’s fastest fixed broadband speeds and Asia-Pacific’s fastest mobile broadband speeds in November, according to the latest Speedtest results from Ookla.
Telecom Asia 

SE-Asia’s Internet economy to hit US$50b in 2017
Southeast Asia’s internet economy is poised to cross $200 billion by 2025, as it readies to hit $50 billion by the end of 2017, according to a new report by Google and Singapore’s Temasek.

Commentary: Traditional Chinese Medicine physicians must safeguard the industry’s reputation
Two weeks ago, a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) physician was suspended and fined S$10,000 after one of his patients experienced chest pains and lost consciousness following “blood-letting” therapy.
Channel NewsAsia 

MAS, top S’pore firms join drive for more transparency on climate-related biz risks
LOCAL firms Singtel, DBS and City Developments Limited are among 237 international companies that are supporting more transparency on climate-related risks for businesses in line with the two-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement.
The Business Times 

Singtel achieves 1.1Gbps speeds in LAA trial
Singtel and Ericsson have announced they have achieved a peak speed of 1.1Gbps during a trial of license-assisted access (LAA) technology in an Asia-Pacific first.
Telecom Asia 

SP Innomall houses Singapore’s largest vending machine cluster
Before MBarSG karaoke and recording booths started appearing in local shopping malls, two sets were already available in Singapore Polytechnic (SP) since July.
The New Paper 

Singapore envoy refutes comments on flight information region
Singapore’s top envoy in Indonesia said former Indonesian air force officers had misrepresented the facts when speaking to local media about the Singapore flight information region (FIR).
The Straits Times (paywall)

New app launched to help Singaporeans lead a green lifestyle
Finding the location of the nearest recycling point as well as keeping abreast of green activities will soon be easier, with a new app launched by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) on Tuesday (Dec 12).
Channel NewsAsia 

Singapore Practices Precision Air Targeting Via UAVs
The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is honing its capability to deliver precision-guided munitions (PGM) capabilities, and the integration of manned and unmanned systems. On December 13 the RSAF will conclude its annual Exercise Forging Sabre, held in the U.S. The 2017 exercise took place in Arizona, using assets and manpower that the RSAF keeps permanently in the U.S. for training purposes, as well as some that are sent from Singapore.

MINDEF to open computer systems to hackers so that vulnerabilities can be found and fixed
The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) is opening up its Internet-facing systems to hackers in a first-of-its-kind attempt to identify and fix weaknesses in computer systems in the public sector.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

40 e-scooterists caught riding on roads every month
The number of personal mobility device (PMD) users caught riding on the roads has jumped, with an average of 40 every month.
The New Paper 

Man arrested for rash act after throwing items from HDB block
A 20-year-old man was arrested for his suspected involvement in several cases of rash act, the police said in a news release on Tuesday (Dec 12).
Channel NewsAsia

Push for wholegrain noodles to be more widely available
The Health Promotion Board (HPB) has set a target to make wholegrain noodles more widely available in Singapore.
Channel NewsAsia (video)


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