Singapore Morning News For June 15

Singapore Morning News For June 15

Singapore morning newsSingapore using mini USB fans to hack summit journalists’ data?
The 3000 or so journalists who provided media coverage for the Trump-Kim summit were cautioned by netizens not to plug in the USB mini fan they received into their computers.
The Independent Singapore 

Offspring of Well-heeled Singaporeans Trash ACS Barker Road (video)
The offspring of well-heeled Singaporeans have been caught on video running amok at one of the country’s most prestigious schools. Far from an image of studious, youth intent on pursuing careers of excellence, the children in the video above exhibit the appearance of juvenile delinquents.
AEC News Today (video)

Faster US rate hikes to have mixed impact on Singapore
THE United States Federal Reserve’s decision to step up the pace of interest rate increases signals its optimism about the economy but will likely have a mixed impact on Singapore and Asia.
The Business Times (paywall)

Personal data of 427 NSmen disclosed due to technical error
The personal data of 427 national servicemen from the Singapore Armed Forces and Home Team were sent to each other on Tuesday (Jun 12) due to a technical error made by a vendor in charge of redemption services.
Channel NewsAsia 

The Singapore economy is at a crossroads, facing challenges in the global environment as well as within its domestic economy.
Lowy Institute 

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Singapore’s Granite Island
History and nature are both safeguarded in one of the city-state’s rare green spaces.
The Diplomat (paywall)

‘Where is Singapore?’: Trump-Kim summit a PR coup for tiny city-state
As images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un strolling by revellers at a rooftop bar the night before an unprecedented meeting with President Donald Trump circulated around social media sites, US citizens started asking ‘Where is Singapore?’.
Channel NewsAsia

3,000 journalists covering Kim-Trump this week is WTF is wrong with media
Media businesses are in the dumper. Every week, we hear of new layoffs, budget cuts, diminished editorial quality and more, way more.
Tech Crunch 

Singapore’s Deputy PM in Rwanda for a two-day working visit
The Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, is in the country for a two-day working visit to discuss investment and business ties between Singapore and Rwanda.
The New Times

Singapore Airlines investigating passenger allegations of being treated like a “prisoner” onboard
On June 12, Facebook user Chandni Doulatramani created a video post on the social media platform, and recounted a “horrifying” experience she allegedly had on a Singapore Airlines flight to Kolkata.

CrimsonLogic opens Rwanda office
E-GOVERNMENT products and services provider CrimsonLogic has opened an office in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, as a hub for East Africa that will also support the firm’s operations across the continent.
The Business Times (paywall)

Channel NewsAsia scores international awards for hard-hitting digital features
Channel NewsAsia has won two awards at the annual Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) awards and one at the Banff Rockie Awards for its digital features.
Channel NewsAsia 

Telco war heats up even before TPG enters fray in Q4
M1 and Starhub stand the most vulnerable to TPG Telecom.
Singapore’s telco war is heating up as new mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) are aggressively outdoing each other even before TPG rolls out its mobile services on a commercial basis, according to UOB Kay Hian.
Singapore Business Review 

Where Top Chefs Go Out to Eat in Singapore
Singapore is one of most exciting cities in Asia for food, with a culture that embraced Chinese, Malay and Indian influences long before it got around to discovering the culinary delights of France, Italy and the rest of Europe.

Authorities warn against illegal forms of gambling during World Cup | Video
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) work together to tackle illegal remote gambling and problem gambling during the 2018 World Cup. Gwyneth Teo reports.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

Tech giants spend big to stay on top
IN THIS rapidly evolving age of digital advancement and disruption, changes to the technology sector have ranked among the most momentous in recent times.
The Business Times (paywall)

China’s gain from Singapore summit benefits Northeast Asia
Tuesday witnessed the historic encounter between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. It was supposed to be a crucial turning point in bilateral relations between Washington and Pyongyang as well as the situation on the Korean Peninsula, yet quite a few US media aimed their spears at China.
Global Times

Singapore’s baking and confectionery sector on the rise | Video
The baking and confectionery sector in Singapore is in for a sweet treat as demand for desserts and baked goods increase in the country.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

Nightclub brand Marquee is set to launch in Singapore, and it will be coming with a huge indoor ferris wheel
If you are tired of the local nightlife, you’d be pleased to know nightclub brand Marquee is set to make its Singaporean debut in 2019.
Business Insider

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Singapore wants to be test-bed for world’s new tech
COME to think of it, there’s a lot of new technology that makes its way to Singapore.
TechWire Asia


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