Singapore Morning News For September 8

Singapore Morning News For September 8
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Indonesia and Singapore Signed Cooperation Agreement for Vocational Education
In keeping with its determination to train workers with proper skills and certification, the Indonesian government on Thursday (7/9) signed with the Singapore government an agreement to provide vocational education and training for Indonesian workers.
Global Indonesian Voices 

U.S. Navy to transport damaged destroyer from Singapore to Japan
The U.S. Navy plans to transport the USS John S. McCain to Japan for a full damage assessment after a collision last month in which 10 sailors died between Malaysia and Singapore.
Japan Today 

Singapore: Logistics firm Ninja Van raising $60m for expansion
Southeast Asian last-mile logistics provider Ninja Van is raising at least $60 million in its latest fundraising round, two sources said, as the Singapore-based company charts an aggressive expansion in key regional markets.

US tech company Qualtrics invests S$2.7m to open Southeast Asia HQ in Singapore
US tech company Qualtrics invests S$2.7m to opUS software company Qualtrics is investing US$2 million (S$2.7 million) to open its Southeast Asia headquarters in Singapore, and plans to ramp up investments here over the next three years, it announced on Thursday (Sep 7).
Channel NewsAsia

Kendal Industrial Park has drawn US$475m in investments to date
THE industrial park jointly developed by Singapore’s Sembcorp Development and Indonesia’s industrial estate developer PT Jababeka has been doing well since its official opening 10 months ago, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday.
The Business Times 

Razer delivers on proposal for universal e-payment system in Singapore
SINGAPORE’S move towards a cashless society got a fillip on Thursday, as tech firm Razer submitted the proposal it promised for a unified e-payments system, and Alibaba said it has launched its mobile payment service, Alipay, at Changi Airport.
The Business Times 

Changi Garden latest to hop on en bloc train
ANOTHER en bloc aspirant has joined the hopefuls. The residents of Changi Garden have agreed to put up their nearly 40-year-old property for collective sale by public tender on Thursday.
The Business Times 

HDB ties up with universities to boost productivity, design
THE Housing and Development Board (HDB) will be working with two local universities to boost its construction productivity and better tailor its neighbourhood designs to residents’ needs.
The Business Times

F1 ticket sales rev up in final lap of current contract
WHILE the future of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix remains uncertain, ticket sales for this year’s race are tracking ahead of last year.
The Business Times 

2 Singaporeans arrested under ISA for terror-related activities: MHA
Two Singaporeans – a man and a woman – have been arrested under the Internal Security Act
Channel NewsAsia 

China’s HNA launches $1b bid for Singaporean logistics firm CWT
Chinese conglomerate HNA Holding Group Co on Thursday launched a bid to buy Singaporean logistics firm CWT Ltd for $1 billion, after getting a green light from its shareholders.

Medical apps providing virtual consultations, e-MCs on the rise
When Mr Benjamin Gan, 26, caught a cold and started coughing because of a few late nights at the office, he did not want to make the 20-minute journey to the nearest clinic.
Channel NewsAsia 

Alipay launches mobile payment at Changi Airport to target Chinese travellers
Chinese online and mobile payment platform Alipay on Thursday (Sep 7) inked a five-year deal to roll out its payment option at Changi Airport to target Chinese travellers.
Channel NewsAsia 

Search on for ways to make flat construction speedier, more productive
Flats in the future could be built by smart cranes that can find the quickest and safest path to hoist building components, saving time and improving safety.
Today Online 

Uber’s ad campaign encourages a sedentary lifestyle: Commuters
Uber’s recent advertising campaign has raised some eyebrows, with posters and billboards pitching its private-hire car rides to those who want an extra 10 minutes’ sleep or who do not like to perspire.
Today Online 

Policyholders’ data in AXA’s health portal breached
THE wave of cyber attacks on businesses has claimed another victim: Insurer AXA Singapore has had its health portal hacked into, and the personal data of 5,400 past and present policyholders compromised.
The Business Times 

School website hacked, police report lodged
Meridian Secondary School has filed a police report after hackers broke into a website for a competition organised by the school.
The New Paper 

Building communities, boosting productivity
A $6 million memorandum of understanding to embark on this study, titled New Urban Kampung Research Programme, was signed with the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) yesterday.
The New Paper


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