Singapore morning news for December 25

Singapore morning news for December 25
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SFA recalls 2 Waitrose pesto products due to undeclared peanut allergen
Two Waitrose pesto products from Italy is being recalled by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New cyber-security measures in place after server breach at HMI Institute affects Mindef staff, SAF servicemen
The private healthcare training provider said its e-mail host server has been made more secure and hard disk encryption has been put in place.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore to host 5th Asia Pacific Healthcare Summit (HPAP) 2020
Dexus healthcare announces the 5th Asia Pacific Healthcare Summit (HPAP) 2020 to be held in Singapore from 16th to 17th April 2020.
— BioSpectrum Asia

8 Singaporeans on Bloomberg billionaires list, from paint tycoon Goh Cheng Liang to banking veteran Wee Cho Yaw
Eight Singaporeans made the cut in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index released on Tuesday (Dec 24).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Two latest piracy attempts in Singapore Straits on 23 Dec brings 2019 total up to 29
In the cover of dark on 23 December, two pirate attacks occurred along the eastbound lane of the Singapore Straits as a bulk carrier, Trust Start, and a tanker called Bamzi, were boarded.
— The Online Citizen

Binge drinking linked to poorer mental health, quality of life: Study
Researchers from the Institute of Mental Health and the Ministry of Health found that an estimated 13.7 per cent of the population in Singapore engaged in binge drinking within the last year of being surveyed.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

A more upbeat scenario for Singapore job market
THE job market for 2019 has turned out to be better than predicted – and many private-sector economists and recruiters are looking at stepped-up hiring in the year ahead, with real salary hikes for 2020 expected to surpass this year’s.
— The Business Times

Singapore-based Sea Ltd outshines Alibaba, in US stock market
OPTIMISM fuelled by e-commerce gains has more than trebled the stock value of New York-listed Sea Ltd in 2019 – despite its US$1.18 billion net loss for the nine months ended Sept 30, 2019.
— The Business Times

Singapore’s Revised Patent System Starts Jan. 1, 2020
Patent applications filed in Singapore on or before Dec. 31, 2019, can still enjoy the current supplementary examination process (also known as the “foreign route”), if the applicant chooses.
— The National Law Review

As we enter 2020, these are the tech trends that have been predicted to rule the next decade
2019 was the year of hyper-personalisation, blockchain, as well as data privacy and transparency.
— e27

Monetary Authority of Singapore starts consultation on digital payment tokens, e-money
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has commenced consultation on E-money and digital payment tokens (DPTs).
— The Paypers

Singapore investors plow into health care startups
Singaporean investors are plowing into startups in the health care sector, drawn by the industry’s innovations and strong government support.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Singapore stocks gains for third straight session; others slip amid holiday lull
Trade-sensitive Singapore shares extended gains for a third straight session on Tuesday (Dec 24), buoyed by lingering optimism about an interim United States-China trade deal, while other South-east Asian stock markets were down in subdued trade ahead of holidays.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NEA survey shows trend of more people taking steps to reduce food waste
More consumers are taking steps to reduce food wastage, according to a survey commissioned by the National Environment Agency (NEA).
— The Online Citizen

Unmanned aerial vehicles to help police control crowds during countdown party
The police will be aided by technology such as unmanned aerial vehicles.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Partygoers turn to drive-home valet services during festive period to avoid drink driving
Even though she knows that she will drink at social gatherings and networking dinners during the festive period, Ms Jacqueline E. has no qualms about driving to these events.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘A pity if people didn’t know’: The astronomy enthusiast bringing rare solar eclipse to the heartlands
For the past three months, Mdm Gerardyn Brittos has been hard at work preparing for a rare annular solar eclipse on Boxing Day.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

“Funding is not a reward or disincentive programme”, says Sports Singapore
The High Performance Sports (HPS) system is designed based on an athlete-centric environment, to nurture athletes to reach their fullest potential, said Sports Singapore (SS) on 23 December.
— The Online Citizen

10 business building tips for a successful freelance career
Some people thrive in a 9-to-5 day job setup while some flourish when they work on their own pace and in their own space.
— e27

S’pore parent writes ST forum letter saying December school holidays too long, children ‘very restless’
The school holidays can be a source of great joy for students as well as some parents.
— Mothership

Planning for 2020: Leveraging technology to alleviate basic business woes
Use modern technology to improve daily business activities. Many medium-sized and small businesses are tapping into the new technology to help them come up with a more innovative, more efficient, and more productive workforce.
— e27

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10 must-reads for today
Lion dance, one of the National Heritage Board’s 88 living heritage elements, takes a coy form with Singapore’s oldest lion dance troupe.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Investing in research to go carbon-free
SOMETIMES us old journalists put two and two together and make five.
— The Business Times

Interactive: Vote for the Singaporean of the Year 2019
The Singaporean of the Year award honours Singaporeans who have made a positive impact in society, and celebrates the triumph of the human spirit.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

A special Christmas for Singaporean who survived sea ordeal
Seven months after floating adrift at sea for 80 hours while clinging on to a life buoy, Mr John Low is looking forward to spending time with his family this Christmas.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

HERITAGE: Bicentennial relooks S’pore history, with an eye on the future
The year was a rich one for heritage and history buffs, as Singapore marked its bicentennial with a slew of activities and exhibitions.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Elderly shoppers hurt after fall on escalator in Northpoint City mall
The Singapore Civil Defence Force said four people were taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, two of whom had head injuries.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Youth admits pointing mobile phone camera at girl while she was taking a shower during school camp
A 19-year-old youth was at a camp in a secondary school in the northern part of Singapore when he decided to play a prank on a female camp-mate by pointing his mobile phone camera at the girl while she was taking a shower.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Generation Grit: Victim of domestic violence becomes cop to protect other abuse victims
Jason Yeo suffered abuse at the hands of his late father, but now does his part as an assistant superintendent of police to protect other abused children.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

It’s easier now to give to the needy this Christmas, thanks to Blessing in a Bag’s partnership with Amazon
Christmas is just a day away, and for volunteer-driven social initiative Blessings in a Bag (BIAB), this festive season is a truly joyous one.
— The Pride

Business owner jailed for under-reporting S$1.28 million in income
A consultancy services provider has been sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to pay a penalty for evading taxes, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) said on Monday (Dec 23).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Does the CPF own our personal data?
According to reports, a single mother’s identity which she had wanted concealed has been outed by the Central Provident Funds Board (CPF)’s Facebook page.
— The Online Citizen

New Hyflux investor to engage with PNP holders ‘as soon as practicable’
Aqua Munda has poured cold water on the hopes of Hyflux’s perpetual securities and preference shares (PNP) holders – for now.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Condo residents in S’pore pool together S$780 for cleaner who had savings scammed
Residents of a local condominium banded together and raised S$780 for one of their cleaners who had been scammed of all of his savings.
— Mothership

Disney cuts lesbian kiss from ‘Star Wars’ in Singapore
Disney has cut a lesbian kiss from the latest “Star Wars” movie, Singapore’s media regulator said on Tuesday, so that more children can watch it.
— The Japan Times

‘The end is near’: Netizens are making apocalypse jokes after supermassive stork flock visits Singapore before Christmas
If all you want for Christmas is babies, take heart in this omen from the heavens: thousands of storks have descended upon Singapore in the days before Christmas.
— Business Insider

Masseuse in Far East Plaza lies about molest after customer rejects sexual services, gets fined for unlicensed massage parlour
After a massage parlour customer made a police report that led to further investigations, 41-year-old Yu Shi Qi was fined for operating unlicensed massage parlours.
— Mothership

Teen allegedly trespassed into NUS hall and took 9 laundry bags containing items including underwear
Goh An Soon allegedly trespassed on eight separate occasions between Dec 19 last year and Feb 1 this year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)


Feature photo Celebrate Christmas In Singapore

This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on Christmas Day, December 25.


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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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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