Singapore morning news for March 25

Singapore morning news for March 25
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Singapore morning newsAdaptation or innovation for Singapore’s armed forces?
Singapore is gradually unveiling its military modernisation plans for the Singapore Armed Forces. The development trajectory will be shaped by both adapting emerging critical technologies to new security requirements and improving institutional agility to exploit these new technologies.
— East Asia Forum

Singapore skyline turns blue to commemorate World Water Day
Thirty of Singapore’s iconic landmarks and bridges – such as Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay and St Andrew’s Cathedral – were bathed in blue on Friday (Mar 22) to commemorate World Water Day 2019.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Treasure sells 272 units on launch weekend
SINGAPORE’S largest condominium Treasure at Tampines moved 272 units at an average S$1,280 per sq ft (psf) over its launch weekend.
— The Business Times

Volunteers to spread message on Merdeka Generation benefits
Volunteers will soon head to workplaces and community spaces, such as hawker centres, to tell seniors about the Merdeka Generation Package.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PSA’s 2018 profit dips 2.3% to S$1.2b on higher depreciation, finance costs
PORT and terminal operator PSA International’s net profit dipped 2.3 per cent to S$1.2 billion in 2018, owing to higher depreciation and finance costs.
— The Business Times

The Guide to Employment Permits for Foreign Workers in Singapore
For expatriate workers and their employers in Singapore, understanding the process to obtain a valid employment permit is vital.
— Asean Briefing

Fast and virtually painless health assessment
An effective health screening makes the early detection and treatment of diseases possible, and may increase chances of a better outcome!
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Speed regulating strips to be implemented at Marine Parade roundabout following fatal accident
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be implementing speed regulating strips at a Marine Parade roundabout following a fatal accident last week.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

30 by 30: Boosting food security in land-scarce Singapore
In an effort to improve its food security, Singapore has set its sights on increasing its food production capabilities by threefold over the next ten years.
— Asean Today

Explainer: Why sand is so highly valued and the controversy surrounding cross border trade
A short documentary by a Cambodian filmmaker that claimed Singapore has imported over “80 million tons of sand worth more than US$740 million (S$999 million) from Cambodia” went viral here recently.
— Today Online

Football: Sport Singapore enters three-year partnership with Bayern Munich
National sports agency Sport Singapore (SportSG) announced a three-year partnership with German football giants Bayern Munich on Sunday (March 24).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

From hardship to hope, Singapore’s migrant poets find their voices
In dorms on Singapore’s fringes or employers’ backrooms, a growing number of migrant workers are using poetry to shed light on their hidden struggles and reconnect with their roots.
— Today Online

Why Singapore should be your next holiday destination
The island of Singapore – meaning Lion City – is a prosperous little state off the southern tip of Malaysia. It’s a cosmopolitan, tolerant home to a local population with roots in China, Malaysia and India, as well as a large expat community.
— Whatson

Spike in volume of duty-unpaid liquor seized last year
The volume of duty-unpaid liquor seized last year hit a three-year high, the latest figures from Singapore Customs showed.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

A light fantastic trip of a lifetime in Singapore
TO A FUNKY soundtrack, 12 giant illuminated, canopied structures start to pulse and shimmer in time to the music. It’s like Avatar meets Saturday Night Fever as we stand in awe, watching the dazzling display of light and sound gather momentum.

‘Hard choices’ need to be made to keep healthcare spending sustainable: PM Lee
Hard choices will have to be made as the Government considers ways to fund future healthcare spending, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (Mar 23).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Made-in-Asean kopi goes under the hammer in first-ever Singapore coffee auction
White bid placards in hand, over 40 people gathered in a hall at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre on Friday for an auction with an aromatic twist.
— Malay Mail

University builds bridges to innovation
Many Singaporeans would know of the delivery service Ninja Van. Those into luxury goods would likely be aware of Reebonz, the e-commerce platform for buying and selling luxury goods.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Water pipe collapses in Yishun mall carpark
A pipe gave way in the carpark of Yishun 10 Multiplex on Saturday evening (March 23), causing water to spray from the damaged pipe.
— Asia One

Commentary: From ice cream to chatbots – how TACs are driving transformation in Singapore
Just as trade associations and chambers (TACs) play a critical role in driving transformation and growth, they too will have to transform to stay relevant for the future, says SBF chairman Teo Siong Seng.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s iVideoSmart raises $4.5m led by Kickstart Ventures
Singapore-based video publishing platform iVideoSmart Pte Ltd (IVS) has announced raising $4.5 million in a Series A+ funding round led by Philippine-based venture capital firm Kickstart Ventures.
— Deal Street Asia

Confidential staff details of Singapore’s agencies, MOH, MOE and more leaked online for sale
On Tuesday (19 March), Russian cyber-security company Group-IB divulged its discovery of employees’ email log-ins and passwords from several government organisations on the dark Web since 2017.
— The Online Citizen

Right timing: STI stays intact, but Hong Fok is at extreme overbought high
Although quarterly momentum appears ambivalent as it is consolidating beneath its own moving average, prices are intact.
— The Edge Singapore

PM Lee pays tribute to ‘illustrious’ contributions of Ong Pang Boon during birthday celebrations
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (Mar 23) paid tribute to the many illustrious contributions to Singapore made by one of the country’s founding leaders, Mr Ong Pang Boon.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Race and religion: The futility of a sanitised debate
Parliament will have “a proper debate” on issues like hate speech, race and religion next month, said K Shanmugam on March 19 at the 15th Religious Rehabilitation Group retreat.
— The Independent

Heng tells Singaporeans: Stay open to talent and ideas
Speaking at a book launch at the Grand Hyatt hotel yesterday (23 Mar), Minister Heng Swee Keat told Singaporeans to be open to talent and ideas (‘Singapore must stay open to talent and ideas: Heng Swee Keat’).
— The Online Citizen

Boost users can use their e-wallets in Singapore, Thailand by second quarter
Axiata Digital Services Sdn Bhd, the owner of Boost, the homegrown e-wallet, hopes to make it possible for Malaysian users to make cross-border payments using the platform in Singapore and Thailand by the second quarter of this year.
— Malay Mail

Home-bound Singapore Airlines flight from Newark cancelled after aerobridge collision
A Singapore Airlines flight that was home-bound from Newark on Saturday (Mar 23) was cancelled after an aerobridge collided with the plane while it was parked.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore Airlines flight from Newark cancelled due to aerobridge collision
A Singapore Airlines flight from Newark, New York, was cancelled after an aerobridge collided with the stationary plane on March 23 (Saturday).
— The Independent

Ong Pang Boon, last surviving Old Guard leader of S’pore’s 1st Cabinet, celebrated his 90th birthday
PM Lee was the guest of honour and paid tribute to Ong’s many contributions to S’pore.
— Mothership

“Revealing the past convictions of the man who drove PM Lee’s son is unconstitutional” – M Ravi
Lawyer M Ravi It has recently been reported that lawyers in Singapore are divided over a police statement on the past offences of a man who circulated videos of PM Lee Hsien Loong’s eldest son.
— The Online Citizen

‘Welcome back Team Singapore!’: Family, friends celebrate Special Olympics homecoming
Friends, family and fans showed up at Changi Airport to welcome home Team Singapore athletes from the Special Olympic World Games in Abu Dhabi.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Shower, sleep or study? Singaporeans would rather game
Singaporeans spend the most time playing video games compared with other gamers in Asia.
— Today Online

Till sickness do us part
t was turning into a long-drawn-out ordeal. For six weeks, Angeline Yong’s septuagenarian father had complained of pain in his stomach, but doctors at the GP clinics simply sent him home with instructions to “eat more regularly”.
— The Edge Singapore

Impossible foods in Singapore: does it taste like real meat?
The Impossible Burger by Impossible Foods. It’s meatless but yet it’s meaty.
— Asia One

Hunting for the truth redux: Our coverage of the penny stock saga attracted threats and lawsuits
If there’s one story published by The Edge Singapore that I will never forget, it will probably be “Hunting for the truth” (Issue 641, Sept 1, 2014).
— The Edge Singapore

PM Lee urges Hwa Chong students to understand context of Singapore society and their duties in it
Hwa Chong Institution, a Special Assistance Plan (SAP) school, has a special responsibility to promote Chinese traditional culture and values and help students master their mother tongue.
— Today Online

Police allegedly visit the home of a netizen who said he wanted to throw an egg at Law Minister
The police allegedly visited the home of a netizen, purportedly over a “harmless” comment he had made online about wanting to throw an egg at Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam.
— The Independent

Telemedicine startups confront limits of diagnosis over video
TELEMEDICINE has its attractions in that the use of telecommunications technology enables doctors to overcome the barrier of distance to diagnose and treat patients, even those in rural areas.
— The Business Times

EY Singapore launches 18th edition of Entrepreneur Of The Year awards
The search has started for the 18th EY Entrepreneur Of The Year, as part of the bid to promote entrepreneurship and shape a new role model for the business community.
— The Edge Singapore

Nursery supplier found guilty of giving bribes worth S$143,000 to Island Landscape director
He gave the director of a landscaping and plant nursery company S$143,000 in bribes, hoping it would boost his own business.
— Today Online

Commentary: Want to raise a responsible child (or nation)? Create a safe space first
Singaporeans need a mindset of radical ownership to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution, says Forest Wolf’s Crystal Lim-Lange and Dr Gregor Lim-Lange.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Pangolin Investment says exit offer for Challenger is too low
MINORITY shareholder Pangolin Investment Management is “strongly” advising shareholders to reject Digileap Capital’s “derisory” exit offer of S$0.56 a share for Challenger Technologies at an upcoming extraordinary general meeting.
— The Business Times

Virtual reality headsets transcend from gaming to helping users experience dementia firsthand
The latest Well-being of the Singapore Elderly study conducted by the Institute of Mental Health in 2015 indicated that an estimate of 1 in 10 people aged 60 and above in Singapore has dementia and that the number is expected to rise above 100,000 in the next few years.
— The Online Citizen


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Piseth Pov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh in 2017, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Western University, Phnom Penh, the same year.

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