Singapore morning news for October 3

Singapore morning news for October 3
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Singapore morning newsSingapore manufacturing growth dips in September after brief uptick in August
Singapore’s factory activity grew at a slower pace last month (September), with fewer new orders and new exports, in line with a similar trend across Asia and Europe, signalling the fallout from the trade conflict between the United States and China may be growing.
— The Straits Times

Singapore’s port authority has invested $19 million to date for LNG marine fuels
Singapore’s port authority has so far invested S$26 million ($19 million) into developing cleaner-burning liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel at the city-state, the world’s largest marine refueling hub, an executive at the port authority said.
— Reuters

Singapore MP calls for surcharge on all single-use bags
Consumers should pay for single-use carrier bags made of all materials, not only plastic. But bags used to carry fresh produce should be exempted from any charge, Louis Ng said yesterday.
–Fresh Plaza

Government aims to overhaul IT systems
There will be a fundamental re-engineering of the Government so it can tap technology to provide better and faster public services at a fraction of the cost.
— The Newpaper

F1 benefits from $27m Singapore tax windfall
Newly released documents reveal that F1 is set to receive $27m in tax money previously withheld by the Singapore government.

Singapore builds a WeChat for city services
China’s WeChat app is one of the world’s most-used mobile apps this year, with over a billion monthly active users, according to Technode.
— GovInsider

Facebook, IMDA to launch startup accelerator in Singapore in February
FACEBOOK on Tuesday unveiled Startup Station, Singapore, a startup accelerator programme for data-driven startups based in South-east Asia.
— The Business Times

Malaysia and Singapore agree to share tech on waste management
Malaysia and Singapore vowed to partner on better waste management at the Malaysia-Singapore Joint Committee on the Environment (MSJCE) held in Malaysia. At the meeting, both countries also agreed to enhance collaboration through further cooperation in new areas such as climate change, circular economy, industrial pollution and radiation safety.
— Open Gov Asia

Thomson-East Coast Line on track to start operating next year
The Thomson-East Coast MRT Line (TEL) is on track to open next year, with another two trains for the line delivered to Jurong Port yesterday morning.
— The Straits Times

12cm launches echoss stamp as Singapore’s representative innovative service
12cm, a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, is the source technology company for the smart service “echoss stamp,” and its overseas business subsidiary 12cm Global began commercialized servicing of echoss stamp in the Singaporean market.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Jolovan Wham trial adjourned: Defence calls no witness
The trial involving civil rights activist Jolovan Wham was adjourned yesterday after the defence closed its case without calling any witnesses to the stand.
— The Straits Times

Sulawesi quake: Singapore deploys C-130 aircraft to quake-stricken Indonesia
Two Republic of Singapore Air Force aircraft were deployed to Indonesia on Tuesday to deliver humanitarian aid and help evacuate earthquake victims in Central Sulawesi
— The Straits Times

Panel suggests more upstream moves to help ease divorce pain
Conducting mediation before couples file for divorce, giving parents more personalised data during the pre-filing period and upskilling lawyers and judges will help ease the difficult divorce journey, especially the impact on children.
— The Newpaper

SAF delivers humanitarian supplies to Indonesia
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) on Tuesday (Oct 2) delivered humanitarian supplies to Indonesia to help with ongoing relief efforts following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit central Sulawesi.
— Channel NewsAsia

Otters go for a dip in Sentosa pool
The pair were captured on video taking a brief dip in the swimming pool of a condominium in Sentosa Cove.
— The Straits Times

Enabling food safety research: New Singapore centre seeks food industry applicants
The Waters-sponsored International Food and Water Research Centre (IFWRC) has opened its doors to applicants from food companies and other scientists with food and water safety-related projects.
— Food Navigator-Asia

Singtel launches e-wallet tie-up in Thailand | Video
Singapore’s Singtel has launched VIA, Asia’s first cross-border mobile payment alliance, which will allow users to make cashless payments when they shop and dine in Bangkok. Thailand
— Channel News Asia

Singtel, AIS and KBank in cross-border mobile payment alliance
The Singtel Group on Tuesday debuted VIA, its cross-border mobile payment alliance with regional associate Advanced Info Service (AIS) and additional launch partner Kasikornbank (KBank), Thailand’s largest digital bank.
— The Nation


Feature photo Joan Campderrós-i-Canas

This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day of Older Persons, October 1.


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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Stella-maris Ewudolu

Journalist at AEC News Today

Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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