Singapore morning news for December 5

Singapore morning news for December 5
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Clear immigration without passport? Some Singaporeans now can at Changi Airport T4 arrival
Clearing immigration on arrival at Changi Terminal 4 could be a “contactless” and potentially quicker process for some Singaporeans.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

ADB stumps up $50 mln to help Kacific-1 bring internet to billions in AP
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $50 million loan agreement with Singapore-based Kacific Broadband Satellites International Limited (Kacific) to provide up to two billion people across the Asia-Pacific region with affordable satellite-based, high-speed broadband internet services.
— AEC News Today

Govt to mandate theory test for e-scooter users, urge mandatory insurance for all riders
E-scooter and power-assisted bicycle (PAB) users will soon be required to pass a theory test prior to riding their devices on cycling paths, according to the Ministry of Transport (MOT).
— The Online Citizen

Cross Island MRT Line to run under nature reserve: 4 reasons behind the decision
The upcoming Cross Island MRT Line that will stretch from Tuas to Changi will run under the Central Catchment Nature Reserve (CCNR).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Millennials more prepared for retirement than their middle-aged counterparts: Survey
Millenials in Singapore were more prepared for retirement than their middle-aged counterparts, a new report has found.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

92% of Singapore investors believe companies often resort to legal but ‘creative’ accounting tactics to hide figures, according to BlackLine survey
A global survey of institutional investors commissioned by financial automation software leader BlackLine, Inc reveals that 92% of Singapore investors believe companies in their portfolio often resort to legal but ‘creative’ accounting tactics in order to attract or satisfy investors, causing investors to increase scrutiny over portfolio company financials.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore invited to G-20 meetings in Riyadh next year
Singapore has been invited by Saudi Arabia to participate in the Group of 20 meetings and the Riyadh Summit next year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Mega projects to fuel Singapore’s long-term tourism
SINGAPORE’S two integrated resorts (IRs) have been a roaring success, but there’s been no let-up in efforts to keep the nation’s tourism momentum going.
— The Business Times

US$106m Singapore-based fund to keep plastic from Asian oceans
CIRCULATE Capital has launched a US$106 million Singapore-based fund dedicated to preventing plastic from entering Asia’s oceans, and which it hopes can catalyse more investments into this area.
— The Business Times

Young soldiers are no ‘strawberry’ generation, says Chief Commando Officer
The young are sometimes dismissed as the strawberry generation but Chief Commando Officer, Colonel Kenny Tay, does not.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Google points to POFMA Code of Practice for not accepting political ads online after SDP raised concerns
Google has pointed to a Code of Practice under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) for not accepting political advertisements after the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) raised concerns over the rejection of its advertisements.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Swimming: Four SEA Games records for Quah siblings, four golds for Singapore on day one of competition
The Quah siblings made it a day to remember in the pool, setting four SEA Games records as Singapore won four golds at the New Clark City Aquatic Centre on Wednesday (Dec 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

IMDA sets aside S$20 million to boost funding of media projects, including movies and animation
Media projects in the region such as television shows, movies and animation are set to receive more financial support, as the Singapore government sets aside S$20 million in a call for partners to jointly fund these projects.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Two more trees fall as monsoon season returns
Two more trees have fallen as the monsoon season returns, with one tree along the pavement in Hougang falling onto two cars on Tuesday (Nov 3).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Dentist charged with cheating suspended from making MediSave claims for patients
A dentist from Phoenix Dental Surgery Clinic who was charged in October with making false MediSave claims and falsifying patient notes has been suspended from making further claims on behalf of his patients until criminal proceedings are concluded.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SAF commissions Special Operations Command Centre as commandos celebrate golden jubilee
A new command centre commissioned on Wednesday (Dec 4) will allow the Singapore Armed Forces’ Special Operations Task Force (SOTF) to execute counter-terrorist operations in a faster and more lethal way, and with less manpower.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New campaign to encourage Singaporeans to grow and eat local produce on the cards
Next year, fish, eggs and vegetables grown in Singapore could appear on more menus and in shopping carts here, as a campaign to encourage Singaporeans to grow and eat local produce kicks off.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘No one should live like an animal’: How S’poreans at Habitat for Humanity clean up S’pore homes
From hoarders with cockroach and bedbug infestations to elderly poor with incontinence and mental health issues, staff and volunteers go the extra mile every day to lift people in need out of squalor.
— Mothership

Singapore VC firm launches US$106 million fund to address Asia’s ocean plastic crisis
Singapore-based venture capital firm Circulate Capital launched a US$106 million (S$144 million) fund dedicated to preventing plastic pollution in Southeast and South Asian oceans on Wednesday (Dec 4).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

COE prices end mostly lower in latest tender
Certificates of entitlement (COE) ended mostly lower at the latest tender on Wednesday (Dec 4), as consumer sentiment remained weak.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Firms moving arbitration cases from protest-hit Hong Kong to Singapore
Safety fears in Hong Kong have prompted firms to shift arbitration hearings out of the Chinese-ruled city, industry sources said, another sign that pro-democracy protests are denting its appeal as an international business hub.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PIE viaduct collapse: CPG hires engineers with no or limited experience in designing bridges
It was reported in the media yesterday (3 Dec) that the Indonesian engineer, Arianto Tjandra, who is a PR here, was sentenced by the Court on Monday (2 Dec) to 86 weeks’ jail.
— The Online Citizen

E-scooter, e-bike riders must take theory test; pedestrians will be encouraged to keep left on footpaths
The Ministry of Transport has accepted all recommendations made by the Active Mobility Advisory Panel to improve safety of pedestrians and active mobility users.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SIA plane suffers damage on landing in Yangon airport after suspected tail strike
A Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane was undergoing repairs after suffering damage due to a suspected tail strike in Myanmar last Monday (Nov 25).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Government holds housing land sales steady amid supply-demand gap
THE government is holding land supply for private homes steady for the first half of 2020, which should keep the residential market stable amid a big supply of unsold units.
— The Business Times

Low-income students here do better than their peers overseas
Students from lower-income homes in Singapore not only do better than their peers overseas but also outperform the average international student, the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) study found.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man wins dispute with siblings over sale of property worth $8.1 million
After his father’s death in 1974, Mr Neo Aik Soo became the de facto head of the family even though he was the second-oldest among 12 siblings.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

F&N building S$80 million food and drinks facility in Tuas
Fraser and Neave is investing more than S$80 million to build a food and drinks facility in Tuas, in a move that will consolidate most of its non-alcoholic beverage operations in Singapore under one roof.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

French firm Bollore Logistics opens $100m logistics facility in Boon Lay
French logistics and transport company Bollore Logistics has opened a $100 million facility in the Boon Lay area which houses the firm’s first innovation centre in Asia Pacific and only its second worldwide.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Maserati driver convicted of causing grievous hurt to policeman: Other cops injured in the line of duty
Maserati driver Lee Cheng Yan whose car dragged a police officer for more than 100m along Bedok Reservoir Road in 2017 was convicted on Wednesday (Dec 4) of several offences, including voluntarily causing grievous hurt.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Royal Brunei Land Forces commander receives Singapore’s prestigious military award
The commander of the Royal Brunei Land Forces received a prestigious military award in Singapore on Wednesday (Dec 4).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Commentary: Jo Schooling, a hunted man on a quest for gold and so much more
While the Olympic champion will cruise through the SEA Games, his bigger struggle is to rediscover Olympic form, says sports commentator Shamir Osman.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Netizens share the heartwarming acts of kindness they’ve experienced in Singapore
Acts of kindness can come in many forms. Sometimes it’s grand, and sometimes it’s simpler, but no less meaningful.
— The Pride

Mediacorp and Wattpad to develop Wattpad hit Slow Dancing
Mediacorp on Wednesday (Dec 4) announced that it has picked up its inaugural English-language scripted series from global multiplatform entertainment company Wattpad.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Hyundai Heavy says trying to allay Singapore concerns over Daewoo shipyard merger
Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings said on Wednesday (Dec 4) it is working with Singapore regulators to alleviate concerns over its US$2 billion (S$2.7 billion) merger with fellow South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo crimping competition in the South-east Asian maritime hub.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore retailers score hat trick with mega sales events
IT’S officially sale season, and while consumers are happy with the deals they scored from the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, retailers are even happier with their takings at the till.
— The Business Times

Case of medical confidentiality
In March, the director of the Neuroscience Clinic at the National University Hospital was fined $50,000 for breaching medical confidentiality.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Actress-model Melissa Faith Yeo fined after hurling vulgarities at police operator and SMRT employee
Actress-model Melissa Faith Yeo Lay Hong called the police emergency hotline in May this year and used vulgar language when talking to the operator who took her call.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘Chao ni ma’ taxi driver said he doesn’t care about online vitriol & plans to “live in seclusion”
He said he was provoked by both cars that were blocking his way on purpose.
— Mothership

4 people, including 2-year-old boy, taken to hospital after accident involving car and cabs in Ang Mo Kio
Four people, including a two-year-old boy, were taken to hospital after an accident involving a car and two taxis in Ang Mo Kio last Friday (Nov 29).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)


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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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