Singapore morning news for December 3

Singapore morning news for December 3

Singapore morning news

New facility to produce up to 5 million Wolbachia mosquitoes weekly in fight against dengue
A new S$5 million mosquito production facility opened on Monday (Dec 2), as part of the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) latest efforts to combat dengue.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Civil servants to get 0.1 month year end bonus and one-off lump sum payment of $250 to $1,500
The Public Service Division (PSD) has announced that all civil servants below superscale grade will receive a year-end annual variable component (AVC) of 0.1 month and an additional one-off lump sum payment of $250 to $1,500.
— The Online Citizen

Three men fined for unlawfully sharing photographs linked to NSF’s death
Two full-time national servicemen (NSFs) with the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), who were at the scene of last year’s fatal training accident between a Bionix Infantry Fighting Vehicle and a Land Rover, snapped pictures of the tragedy and unlawfully disseminated them via WhatsApp.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Malaysia, Singapore studying ‘success’ of PHL sugar tax on beverages — Finance dep’t
MALAYSIA and Singapore consider the Philippine excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) a “successful fiscal policy intervention,” the Department of Finance (DoF) said.
— BusinessWorld Online

PM Lee launches new Home Team science and tech agency
A new Home Team agency that develops cutting-edge technology to keep Singapore safe was officially launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday (Dec 2).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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Upcoming Budget will address Singapore’s future needs, global situation: Indranee
The upcoming Budget will address Singapore’s current needs, as well as position us for the future, Second Minister for Finance Indranee Rajah said on Monday (Dec 2).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore to air new recording of national anthem on Dec 3
Singapore radio stations will be broadcasting a new recording of the country’s national anthem on Tuesday (Dec 3) as part of celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the anthem, the national flag and the state crest.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Grab Financial to launch Singapore-Philippines remittance corridor by year-end
Grab Financial, the financial arm of Southeast Asia’s most-valued ride-hailing startup, is looking to launch its first cross-border remittance corridor between Singapore and the Philippines in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to a top executive.
— Deal Street Asia

Heavy rain in Bedok North topples tree, flash floods disrupt traffic in Jurong East and Choa Chu Kang
Heavy rains and strong winds passed through various parts of Singapore on Monday (Dec 2) leaving some damage in its wake, including a tree that fell on a parked car.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SEA Games: Singapore athletes unfazed as Typhoon Kammuri delays flights, reschedules races
It was just as well that marathoner Gordon Lim’s bags were not packed, because he will not be arriving in the Philippines on schedule after his flight was retimed due to Typhoon Kammuri.

‘One of Japan’s great leaders’: PM Lee pays tribute to late former premier Nakasone
Former prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone was “one of Japan’s great leaders”, said Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a condolence letter on Saturday (Nov 30).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Advanced fingerprint testing, life-saving robotic dog: New tech to help Home Team keep Singapore safe
Using crime scene fingerprints to establish only the identity of a perpetrator might soon be a thing of the past.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PVP chief slams Govt decision to change S’pore’s National Anthem in absence of national referendum
The ruling People’s Action Party (PAP)’s decision to introduce a new rendition of Majulah Singapura, Singapore’s National Anthem, is “another sign of the PAP’s total disdain and disregard for the common Singaporean”, charged lawyer and People’s Voice Party chief Lim Tean.
— The Online Citizen

Qantas first-class lounge opens in Changi Airport T1 amid growing demand for premium air travel
Qantas has opened a first-class lounge in Changi Airport Terminal 1 – the first such facility the Australian flag carrier has set up in Asia.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore, Suzhou discuss ways to expand areas of cooperation beyond Suzhou Industrial Park
Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing met Suzhou’s new Party Secretary on Monday (Dec 2) to discuss ways to deepen cooperation between Singapore and Suzhou beyond the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Standard Chartered Marathon should not shut down city in land-scarce S’pore on Saturday evening, thousands agree
90 roads shut down in the midst of the biggest concert in Singapore.
— Mothership

Flash floods in Choa Chu Kang & Jurong East leaves some commuters in ankle-deep water
Moderate to heavy showers are expected this month.
— Mothership

Girl with epilepsy in S’pore first & only one receiving cannabis-based drug approved for treatment here
The approval was given by four organisations in the government.
— Mothership

Singapore, Guangxi organisations ink MOUs to further economic ties
Six agreements were signed between Singapore companies and organisations from Guangxi on Monday (Dec 2), furthering economic and trade ties between the Republic and the Chinese region.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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In the wake of POFMA being used, Dr PJ Thum reiterates the lack of evidence that Operation Coldstore about a communist conspirary
Historian Pingtjin Thum once again reiterated his assertion about Operation Coldstore that there was no evidence to show that those detained were involved in any communist conspiracy.
— The Online Citizen

Top engineering talent needed for Home Team Science and Technology Agency to succeed: PM Lee
The 1,300-strong statutory board under the Ministry of Home Affairs will be tasked with developing customised solutions and growing organic capabilities in science and technology for Singapore’s homeland security.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore Reits not likely to see big price corrections as long as interest rates stay low: Credit Suisse
The risk that Singapore real estate investment trusts (S-Reits) face significant price corrections in the coming year are limited as long as global borrowing rates stay low, Credit Suisse said at an investment outlook for 2020 on Monday (Dec 2).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Gojek celebrates first year in Singapore with 30 million completed trips, announces partnership with Trans-Cab
Last Friday (29 Nov), Gojek celebrated its first year in Singapore with a new milestone of 30 million completed trips. The number represents a threefold increase in completed trips in just six months as the company hit the 10-million mark back in June.
— The Online Citizen

Unlike in Singapore, Hong Kong developers loath to spin off properties into Reits
Hong Kong property companies, whose shares have been beaten down amid this year’s protests, are missing an opportunity to unlock value for shareholders.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PIE viaduct collapse: Jail for engineer who knew of flaws but chose not to report them
An engineer overseeing works who did not report design flaws and cracks that appeared during the building of a viaduct was sentenced to 86 weeks’ jail, or about a year and nine months, and fined S$10,000 on Monday (Dec 2).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

800 Super opens $130m Tuas plant, announces new business lines
Waste management company 800 Super on Monday (Dec 2) officially opened its new integrated energy and resource recovery facility in Tuas South, which costs over $130 million.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New YMCA charity fund to support those with special needs, youth at-risk and underprivileged families
A new charity fund has been set up to help finance community service programmes to benefit people with special needs, out-of-school youth, youth at-risk and underprivileged families.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Teacher who helped officers subdue hammer-wielding man gets police award
The primary school relief teacher assumed it was traffic congestion or an accident as he made his way home to Woodlands from his parent’s house in Chai Chee at 4pm last Wednesday (Nov 27).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Badminton: Singapore’s men lose to Malaysia, retain bronze at SEA Games
Singapore bagged another bronze on Monday (Dec 2) after losing to Malaysia in the men’s badminton team semi-finals at the 30th SEA Games.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Tribe Accelerator facilitates additional US$15.7M fundraising to boost blockchain innovations, commencing collaboration with Dubai
Tribe Accelerator (“Tribe”), Singapore’s government-supported blockchain accelerator has facilitated the fundraising of S$21.5 million (US$15.7 million) for its participating companies through its ecosystem of corporate and investor partners.
— e27

I thought saving money in S’pore would be easy but I keep spending on dumb millennial things
If spending can be frictionless, so can giving.
— Mothership

Singaporean theatremaker Zam joins hands with Gilbert Goh to offer financial aid to students with unpaid school fees
On Monday (2 December), local theatre-maker Muhammad Muazzam Amanah or better known as Zam took to his Facebook to pen his support towards activist Gilbert Goh for his effort to urge the Ministry of Education (MOE) to waive off unpaid school fees and return students’ result slips.
— The Online Citizen

My 57-year-old Dad told me about his vlogging plan. Is this a new trend for Baby Boomers?
On a car ride next to his one year-old granddaughter and me, his twenty-something kid, my Dad blurted out that he plans to vlog, coyly with his signature nervous laugh.
— e27

PE teacher receives award for helping in arrest of man armed with hammer
It would have been so easy for physical education teacher Khairil Anwar Tahir to dismiss the commotion he noticed in Bedok North Road on Nov 27 as none of his business.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Local commissions lead starting line-up alongside award-winning Canadian production for SIFA 2020
The Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) continues to break through with exciting debuts and triumphant conclusions in its 43rd year of festival-making.
— The Online Citizen

Sasa to close all 22 cosmetics retail shops in Singapore, 170 staff affected
All 22 Sasa International shops in Singapore will be shut down, the cosmetics retailer announced on Monday (Dec 2), in a move that is likely to affect about 170 workers.
— The Straits Times

Man wants to withdraw guilty plea of raping drunk teen at Pasir Ris block
A man who had admitted in October to raping a drunk teenager at the foot of a block in Pasir Ris after a sex-themed Truth or Dare game now wants to retract his plea of guilt.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Jail for childcare centre principal who embezzled more than S$46,000 from parents
A principal at a pre-school and childcare centre who embezzled about S$46,700 in enrolment and school fees was sentenced to a year’s jail on Monday (Dec 2).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Showcasing Peranakan culture with wedding at Jewel
The groom’s parents are of Peranakan descent, and the maternal side of his family are the founders of Asian Artistry Fine Jewellery at Jewel, one of the Peranakan jewellers in Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Car driver and PMD rider arrested for rash act after road spat in Tanjong Pagar
A video shows the vehicle overtaking the PMD user riding in the rightmost lane, before a banging sound is heard.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)


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This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3.


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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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