Singapore morning news for December 26

Singapore morning news for December 26

Singapore morning news

Singapore’s credentials draw investments in hedge funds
It was insightful to read that some of the world’s top performing hedge funds are based in Singapore (World’s top hedge fund returns found in Singapore, Dec 17).
— The Straits Times

Police investigating man for taking part in Marina Bay public assembly without permit
A 32-year-old Indian national is being investigated for participating in a public assembly without a police permit, the police said on Wednesday (Dec 25).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Useful Telegram chatbot tells you where it’s raining in Singapore
Despite the glut of sickening group chats and repulsive pervs spreading around explicit content on the platform, Telegram is actually a really useful messaging app if you value privacy and handy chatbots. Stickers too, of course.
— Asia One

Stay tuned for more ‘made with Singapore’ content creation
South-east Asia is a growing market for digital media offerings, and a rising venue to produce and create fresh content.
— The Straits Times

Local renovation database exposed on Dark Web
Data from a local quotation and service comparison portal, mostly personal details of 8,500 customers inquiring about renovation quotations and details from renovation companies, has found its way onto the Dark Web.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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Stranded British woman resumes holiday after missing wheelchair part found
A woman who was left stranded in Singapore after part of her wheelchair was lost while travelling with Emirates from Manchester airport can now continue her holiday after the part was found.
— The Guardian

Generation Grit: Once a victim of domestic abuse, he becomes a cop to protect others
The father had come home drunk and had beaten up his wife and seven-year-old child.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital’s 10,000th baby has doctor’s fees fully paid, gift hampers & limousine service
Over the weekend, Singaporeans Yeo Kim Huat and Tan Mei Hong welcomed their little bundle of joy, Averlyn Yeo, to the world.
— Mothership

Thinking of selling your e-scooter? | Video
These brothers sold their e-scooter through Facebook Marketplace and cut a sweeter deal than the Land Transport Authority’s S$100 early-disposal incentive.

Look Back 2019: Bicentennial relooks Singapore history, with an eye on the future
Singapore’s bicentennial year started off with a big bang. Four statues were erected along the Singapore River, accompanying the lone figure of Stamford Raffles.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Drive-home valet services see festive surge in demand
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)

Regional markets take it easy amid holiday lull
Festive season inertia took over yesterday as the lack of new market developments gave investors just the excuse they needed to take it easy.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SPH aggressively expands into student hostel business but says media is its core
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) announced on Monday (23 Dec) that it has acquired 7 more student hostels in UK for S$740 million. This will add 2,383 beds to SPH’s portfolio, raising it to a total of 7,726 beds across 18 cities in the UK and Germany.
— The Online Citizen

Online shoppers cheated into buying fake Apple AirPods; 2 men arrested
Two men have been arrested for allegedly cheating people into buying fake Apple AirPods, the police said in a news release on Wednesday (Dec 25).

2 men arrested over alleged assault in Jalan Berseh; 2 women nabbed for suspected drug offences
Two men have been arrested for their suspected involvement in a case of assault that happened in Jurong East on Dec 19.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Why 2019 is a game-changing year for Southeast Asian startup ecosystem – Part 2
In the previous part of this series, we talked about how WeWork’s failure to get publicly listed had pushed for change in the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem.
— e27

All eyes on Dec 26 ‘ring of fire’ annular solar eclipse
Organisations and schools across Singapore are preparing to witness a rare and spectacular sight tomorrow that has been dubbed the “greatest astronomical event in Singapore”.
— The Straits Times

Dota 2 Major coming to Singapore
Singapore is set to welcome the world’s top 16 Dota 2 teams for the first time next June, with the teams to play for a prize pool of US$1 million (S$1.36 million) at a critical juncture of their season.
— The Straits Times

Best of the 2010s: How you ranked the top 10 Singapore news
Singapore has experienced mixed fortunes as it hurtled through the age of disruption in the 2010s.
— Yahoo News

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Elderly shoppers hurt after fall on escalator in Northpoint City mall
Three elderly shoppers fell while they were on an escalator in Northpoint City mall on Sunday (Dec 22).
— The Straits Times

A new lease of life: S’porean found adrift at sea in May plans to spend Christmas with family
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.
— The Straits Times

Mountain-top airstrip to be vital link for remote Myanmar villagers, thanks to charity, S’pore donors
For the villagers of a remote mountain community in western Myanmar, it takes three days to get to a hospital in the nearest city, Bagan, about 650km away by road. And that is when conditions are favourable.
— Today Online

The Life List: 10 places to ring in 2020 in Singapore
From swanky, sky-high parties that offer stunning views of fireworks over Marina Bay and themed throwback dos at hotels and bars, to kid-friendly options, The Straits Times recommends these 10 spots for saying goodbye to the 2010s and ushering in a new decade.
— The Straits Times

Former Singapore Idol contestant dies after leaving online message about depression
According to posts on her Facebook account, Samantha Lee died on Sunday (Dec 22). She had taken part in season three of the singing competition, which ran in 2009.
— CNA Lifestyle

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
It has been snowing at Tanglin Mall, and even though it is just artificial snow, it brings on the smiles as people enjoy the 15-minute segment of the mall’s Christmas celebrations, Garden Wonderland.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man taken to hospital after 4-vehicle accident in Jalan Bukit Merah
Three cars and a taxi were involved in an accident in Jalan Bukit Merah on Tuesday (Dec 24).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Good reads: Business books that influenced startup founders in 2019
Keeping oneself motivated and constantly updated with new trends, thy name is entrepreneurship. And if there is one habit that helps startup founders stay inspired is reading.
— e27

Father of 10 jailed 3 years after sex with 15-year-old stepdaughter in car park
A 41-year-old father of 10, who had unprotected sex with his 15-year-old stepdaughter in a car at a multi-storey car park has been sentenced to jail for three years on Dec. 23, according to The Straits Times (ST).
— Mothership

Commentary: Should women stay single?
Women worldwide have high expectations for marriage, and more decide to stay single to pursue their own ambitions, says Joseph Chamie.

SK Jewellery celebrates Year of the Rat with Pokemon Gold collection, from Dec. 26
To celebrate this, SK Jewellery is unveiling a special Pokemon Gold Collection on Dec. 26, 2019, which will feature everyone’s favourite electric rat, Pikachu.
— Mothership

S’poreans help couple set up wedding ceremony in 24 hours after event planner disappeared with S$13,300 payment
A couple in Singapore was left stranded without anything prepared on the eve of their wedding, but thankfully, the gotong royong spirit here is alive and well.
— Mothership


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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