Singapore morning news for September 23

Singapore morning news for September 23
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Singapore may fare worse than Asean peers in the next global crash
SOUTH-EAST ASIA is more vulnerable to a downturn than it was during the last global financial crisis, Bain & Co warned in a report out on Friday.
— The Business Times (very annoying popups)

S$100 ‘early disposal incentive’ for e-scooters that do not meet fire safety standards: LTA
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is offering cash and free disposal of personal mobility devices (PMDs) which do not meet new fire-safety standards, ahead of next July’s ban on the use of such devices here.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

More than 1,700 turn up at first Singapore Climate Rally
Despite the haze, activists turned out in full force at Hong Lim Park for Singapore’s first climate rally on Saturday (Sep 21).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Minimum CPF interest rates to remain unchanged until end-2020
The minimum interest rate for Central Provident Fund (CPF) accounts will remain unchanged in view of the continuing low interest rate environment, the board of Singapore’s retirement savings scheme announced on Friday (Sep 20).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

DHL to raise prices by 4.9% next year amid rising e-commerce volumes
LOGISTICS giant DHL Express Singapore said on Friday it will be raising its average shipment price by 4.9 per cent, with effect from Jan 1, 2020.
— The Business Times

To ship gold to India, man bribed Changi Airport logistics worker to under-report baggage weight
To aid his side business transporting gold bought in Singapore to India for sale, a man bribed a logistics company worker at Changi Airport to under-report the weight of baggage with his gold in it.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Maid-abusing couple to serve jail term for abusing other maid after completing current sentence
A couple convicted of abusing two domestic helpers will serve their sentences related to the second maid after completing their current sentences for the first, a court ruled on Friday (Sep 20).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Cyclist, 65, in a coma after accident with e-scooter rider in Bedok North
A 65-year-old woman is in a coma after her bicycle collided with an e-scooter in Bedok North on Saturday night (Sept 21).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Regional rain forecast over next few days, haze situation may improve: NEA
After a deterioration in air quality on Sunday (Sep 22) following clearer skies in recent days, the haze situation may improve this week with rain forecast over the next few days.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Traders in trouble: How does Mitsubishi’s $441m loss stack up?
Mitsubishi Corp said on Friday (Sept 20) that a rogue trader at its Singapore-based unit had lost the company US$320 million (S$441 million) through unauthorised, wrong-way bets on crude oil derivatives.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore is world’s best for retirement finances, but among worst for retirees’ quality of life: Natixis
SINGAPORE emerged the global top scorer in retirement finances this year, although it performed poorly for retirees’ quality of life and material wellbeing, according to an annual retirement security index.
— The Business Times (very annoying popups)

Why Setting Up in Singapore Makes Sense for Business in ASEAN
Singapore has long been a preeminent destination for setting up a regional headquarters to pursue business opportunities across ASEAN and Asia.
— Asean Briefing

Employer-provided medical costs in Singapore to rise by 10% in 2020: report
EMPLOYER-PROVIDED medical benefit costs in Singapore are expected to jump by 10 per cent in 2020, outpacing general inflation of 1.4 per cent, and higher than the Asia-Pacific (Apac) average of 8.7 per cent.
— The Business Times (very annoying popups)

Non-Profit Organization Entities in Singapore: PCLG, Society, and Charitable Trust
There are three forms of non-profit organizations (NPOs) in Singapore, also known as charities or voluntary welfare organizations.
— Asean Briefing

‘Some fairness’ in childcare centres harmonising fees, says Josephine Teo
Commenting on how 330 childcare centres in Singapore will raise the fees for their full-day programmes next year, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said on Friday (Sep 20) that there is “some fairness” in them doing so.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore must renew its social compact, address inequality amid global challenges: DPM Heng
Singapore must address widening inequality, a growing intergenerational divide and deepening political polarisation so its people can weather global challenges together, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Friday (Sep 20).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Formula 1: Ricciardo demoted to back of Singapore Grand Prix grid
Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo will start Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix from the back of the grid after stewards excluded him from qualifying for a breach of Formula One’s rules.

Sentosa’s Merlion to go as Sentosa-Brani masterplan reshapes islands
The multi-sensory walkway Sentosa Sensoryscape will be the first feature built as part of the masterplan.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Hougang provision shop sells rice, nuts & biscuits without packaging, is OG zero-waste store
Many Singaporeans are making efforts to reduce plastic use and packaging waste.
— Mothership

View pictures that impacted S’pore and the world in The Straits Times Through The Lens photo festival
All dressed in fuchsia pink, Yanela Sanchez bawled her eyes out as she and her mother Sandra Sanchez were arrested by United States border officials in Texas.
— The Straits Times

Yew Tee to have Singapore’s second vertical ‘kampung’ with flats for seniors, ready by 2026
Residents in Yew Tee can look forward to having Singapore’s second vertical “kampung” where the elderly can live and access facilities such as a polyclinic and community club within the same development.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Racism in Singapore, relevance of SAP schools among topics raised at dialogue on race
Ms Swedha Rajaram was six years old when she heard a taxi driver telling her mother: “You know, I normally don’t pick up Indians.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Tackling ageing issues: Turning silver into gold as Singaporeans live longer
Singapore now has the world’s longest-living population, stealing the crown from long-reigning champion Japan.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Days of old-school money changers may be numbered
MMoney changers shuffling stacks of notes in their kiosks are a common sight around town.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

South-east Asian data centres poised for fast growth
South-east Asia will be the fastest-growing region for co-location data centres in the next five years, with its market size expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13 per cent between this year and 2024.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PM Lee to meet Trump on week-long visit to New York
PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong will arrive in New York on Saturday for a week-long working visit, during which he will meet US President Donald Trump and deliver Singapore’s national statement at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
— The Business Times

MBA in crisis? In Singapore, it’s less clear-cut
BUSINESS schools in the United States may be seeing declines in MBA applications, but the picture in Singapore is less clear-cut.
— The Business Times

Shift in focus from ‘democracy’ to ‘good governance’ needed
THE world is in turmoil and one of the biggest questions on the global agenda is the future of democracy.
— The Business Times

Former Prudential top agency manager received S$15.3m sign-on bonus from Aviva, court told
AVIVA dangled S$15.3 million as a sign-on bonus to Prudential Assurance Company Singapore’s then top agency manager Peter Tan Shou Yi in 2016, Prudential said.
— The Business Times

Donald Trump announces nomination for Singapore ambassador
US President Donald Trump has announced his intended candidate for the post of US ambassador to Singapore, a post that has been vacant since 2017.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Teenager among 5 suspected drug offenders nabbed, drugs worth S$78,000 seized: CNB
Five suspected drug offenders, including an 18-year-old suspected drug trafficker, were arrested in two separate operations conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Thursday (Sep 19).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Formula 1: Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc on pole for Singapore Grand Prix
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc secured pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday (Sep 21) as he looks to claim a stunning hat-trick of wins after triumphs in Belgium and Italy.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’porean man does autopsy on sardine epok epok to reveal it’s 70% onions & 30% sardines
A Singaporean man who cannot stand the strong taste of onions had at least four of his five senses offended recently when he bit into a sardine epok epok, only to be consumed by the taste of the layered vegetable, which is sometimes used to symbolise truth because the truth also has many layers.
— Mothership

S’porean woman allegedly claims professional photos as her own to promote travel & diving business
She said: ‘Earth doesn’t belong to us, so any photos taken by anyone also doesn’t belong to anyone’.
— Mothership

‘Instead of my baby crying, I was crying’: How sewing helped mend a mother’s heart after stillbirth
After more than 30 hours of labour, Ms Christy Liew held her daughter in her arms, but the newborn was silent.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Two Choa Chu Kang hawker centres in the works, first one expected in 2026
Choa Chu Kang residents craving tasty and affordable meals close to home can look forward to two new hawker centres in the years to come.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Older women’s desire to be mums against all odds
Many headed overseas for in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments, with some using donor eggs, but these women in their mid to late 40s all shared a common desire – to become mothers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Orange Valley Nursing Homes reopens upgraded Changi branch
Orange Valley Nursing Homes re-opened its Changi branch yesterday after a year-long renovation.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Lunch With Sumiko: Andrew Kwan on building brands that nourish the world
From the Pastamania chain to farming barramundi, Andrew Kwan hothouses local food brands and helps them grow.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Staying in the know to sniff out the right buys
Former army officer Ryner Koh decided to be a real estate agent in late 2011 and hit the jackpot in his first year, earning $700,000 in sales commissions.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘Burning through the roof’: Fire breaks out at semi-detached houses in Wilton Close
A raging fire broke out inside two semi-detached houses in Wilton Close near one-north on Saturday (Sep 20), said the Singapore Civil Defence Force.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Creative Capital: How this illustrator and children’s book author dreams big in Singapore
What began as a blog grew into a career for lecturer Lee Kow Fong, who creates charming, child-like worlds that capture the imaginations of both kids and adults alike.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

‘It is very scary’: How a foreign student was cheated of S$500,000 by fake China officials
I agreed to work with them out of shock, said Ms Zhou, a foreign student who was cheated of S$500,000 earlier this month by scammers pretending to be officials from China.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Foreign maids learn about radicalisation risks from documentary and dialogue
Ms Dian Yulia Novi used to work as a maid in Singapore between 2008 and 2009.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

3 men arrested for involvement in contraband liquor activities
Three suspects, aged between 25 and 40, were arrested for their involvement in contraband liquor activities, Singapore Customs said on Friday (Sept 20).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘No different from other teachers’: The childcare aide with special needs
When one voluntary welfare organisation decided to tap on people with special needs to work in their childcare centres, questions arose: Would having them there create more work for the teachers? Would the children accept her? And would their parents give her a chance?
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)



Feature photo Labourweek/ NTUC This Week

This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on World Maritime Day, September 26.


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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