Singapore morning news for September 30

Singapore morning news for September 30

Singapore morning news

Linggiu Reservoir’s water level below 50%, says PUB
The water level at Linggiu Reservoir in Johor, a source of water for Singapore, has fallen to below 50 per cent owing to the ongoing dry weather.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Red alert: Older pedestrians at greater risk
More pedestrians aged 60 and above were involved in road accidents and fatal cases in the first six months of this year compared with the same period a year ago, according to the latest figures from the police released yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SDP unveils printed manifesto with updated healthcare, education policies
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) on Saturday (Sep 28) unveiled a new book – The Way Forward – containing its printed manifesto, which lays out the party’s policies ahead of the next General Election.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Spectre of Halloween haunts Singapore bourse
THE year-long gyrations in the Singapore bourse, similar to those seen in its regional peers, will culminate in an event-packed October with the on-going US-China trade spat, Brexit deadline, Hong Kong protests and political uncertainty in Washington adding more stress.
— Business Times

No silver bullet to solve racism; community groups can step up to bring people together: Shanmugam
There is no silver bullet for solving racism, but Singapore has had a fair amount of success over the years, Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam said on Sunday (Sept 29).
— The Straits Times

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Singapore Police Force will not grant permits for rallies that ‘advocate political causes’ of other countries
Permit for assemblies that “advocate political causes of other countries” will not be granted, the Singapore Police Force said on Saturday (Sep 28).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Commentary: Have Singaporeans been mollycoddled on climate change?
Managing floods and soaring temperatures in Singapore under climatic uncertainties will be a huge challenge for Singapore but the biggest impediment to tackling climate change wholeheartedly is mindsets, say Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K Biswas.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

To infinity, and beyond: Singapore’s adventures in spacetech
Up until the 2000s, it would take up to US$300 million to launch a communications satellite.
— The Business Times

Panel recommends e-scooter users be at least 16 years old, pass theory test before riding on public path
E-scooter riders will have to pass a mandatory theory test and be at least 16 years old to use the device on public paths, if recommendations put forward by the Active Mobility Advisory Panel (AMAP) are taken up by the Government.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore re-elected to council of global civil aviation agency
Singapore has been re-elected to the council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) at the global aviation agency’s ongoing assembly in Montreal.
— The Straits Times

Singapore motorist coughs up RM28,000 to settle 116 summonses
A Singaporean motorist was forced to pay RM28,000 to settle 116 outstanding traffic summonses against him since 2000 yesterday.
— FMT News

No need for extraordinary budget at this stage: Heng Swee Keat on Singapore economy
While there are various scenarios in which the Government is ready to step in to support the economy, it does not see the need for an “extraordinary budget at this stage, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Friday (Sep 27).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

133 people arrested, drugs worth S$187,000 seized in islandwide sting
A total of 133 people were arrested and an estimated S$187,000 worth of drugs were seized in a four-day islandwide sting this week, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said in a news release on Friday (Sep 27).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s first recorded landspout damages roofs in Tuas
Winds tore up the roofs of buildings near Gul Way on Friday (Sep 27) and sent the debris flying, in scenes rarely seen in Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Firefighter’s death in Selangor temple riot result of a criminal act: Coroner’s court
Malaysian firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s death was the result of a criminal act performed by two unidentified individuals, the coroner’s court in Selangor said on Friday morning (Sep 27).

Tan Cheng Bock visits Ghim Moh, Tiong Bahru during first Progress Singapore Party walkabout
About 300 members and volunteers of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) fanned out across the island on Sunday morning (Sep 29) for its first walkabout, with party secretary-general Dr Tan Cheng Bock visiting Ghim Moh and Tiong Bahru.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Lapses detected after spot check on fund raisers outside Waterloo Street temple
The Commissioner of Charities found that four donation boxes from a charity were left unsupervised and were not secured to the booth, which put them at risk of being stolen.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

The Week Ahead: RBA, RBI And Fed Monetary Policy
Interest-rate decisions from Reserve Bank of Australia and the Reserve Bank of India, China manufacturing PMI and Singapore bank lending are some of next week’s highlights.
— The Motley Fool

Singapore, Malaysia agree to extend RTS Link deadline by another month: Malaysia’s transport ministry
Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to extend for an additional month, the deadline to decide on whether to continue with construction of the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link without any additional cost, Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport said in a media statement on Sunday (Sep 29).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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Tan Cheng Bock visits Ghim Moh, Tiong Bahru during first Progress Singapore Party walkabout
About 300 members and volunteers of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) fanned out across the island on Sunday morning (Sep 29) for its first walkabout, with party secretary-general Dr Tan Cheng Bock visiting Ghim Moh and Tiong Bahru.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Silver Challenge walking trails launched for seniors as part of National Steps Challenge
A new challenge that features guided walking trails curated specially for seniors who will be participating in this year’s National Steps Challenge was launched on Sunday (Sept 29), as the number of seniors joining in the yearly exercise programme rises.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore re-elected to council of UN aviation body ICAO
Singapore has been re-elected to the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) at the council assembly’s 40th session, which took place in Montreal on Saturday (Sept 28).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

DFS handling of layoffs could have been better, says minister
Travel retailer DFS Group could have better handled its recent retrenchment exercise, particularly the way it communicated with its employees and how it offered severance packages, Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo said yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Investing crucial for younger generation: Here’s how to go about it
A recent OCBC Bank survey found a surprising statistic: 56 per cent of those polled in their 20s have investment products.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

US select-service hotels worth checking out
ARA US Hospitality Trust became the first pure-play United States hospitality portfolio to be listed on the Singapore Exchange mainboard when it debuted on May 9.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

First Citizens’ Panel session held to look at work-life harmony in Singapore
Singaporeans came together on Saturday (Sep 28) as part of the first session of the Citizens’ Panel on Work-Life Harmony to discuss how work-life balance can be improved.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More than 40,000 sign petition against NUS student’s sentence in molest case
In less than two days, tens of thousands of people have signed an online petition calling for signatories to take a stand against what was termed as favouritism for sex offenders.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Engaging with racist comments and navigating sensitive issues among topics discussed at race dialogue
During a meeting here a few years ago, Mr Adrian Heng found himself in a situation familiar to many Singaporeans.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore tuition agency terminates NUS molester’s freelance tuition account
Things are not going well for Terence Siow, the National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate who was recently convicted for molesting a fellow commuter on the train in Sep. 2018.
— Mothership

Fibre cable outage in north-eastern Singapore fully resolved after 19 hours: NetLink Trust
The outage was caused when a third-party contractor severed the fibre cables while performing sheet piling work.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Commentary: Burden of caring for ageing parents weighs heaviest on unmarried daughters
Women are expected to live well into their mid-80s, but many will find themselves unable to afford care in their old age when they are busy caring for aged parents instead of saving in midlife, says AWARE’s Shailey Hingorani.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Embracing a long-term approach to investing
Financial services professional Ronald Tan learnt the hard way when he was young that he had to be disciplined with his finances.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

What’s good and bad about using robo-advisers?
Robo-advisers, or platforms offering financial advice based on computer algorithms with little or no human intervention, have been in the Singapore market for about three years now, with new ones popping up every few months.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

6 Singapore-bred e-commerces that tread ahead among fierce competitions
e27 rounds up six names that still hang around the tight competition of e-commerces in the mature infrastructure of Singapore According to the report published by Google and state-owned venture company Temasek released by Amcorp, Singapore’s e-commerce market is expected to grow to US$5.4billion by 2025.
— e27

Scoot passenger gets jail for molesting air stewardess on flight, wants to appeal
A man who molested an air stewardess on a Scoot flight from India to Singapore was sentenced to four months’ jail on Friday (Sep 27).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Sikh group invites influencer to gurdwara after her Instagram post on two men wearing turbans went viral
When a social media influencer’s post calling two men wearing turbans huge obstructions to her view at the Singapore Grand Prix went viral, some among the Sikh community felt uncomfortable.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Cleaner fined S$2,200 for throwing coffin into Kallang River
Those two boxes turned out to be the inner and outer crates of a coffin.
— Mothership

Woman takes Oppo phone from Woodlands store without realising she’s looking directly at CCTV
On Sep. 28, a video of a woman allegedly stealing an Oppo phone from a handphone shop was uploaded to All Singapore Stuff.
— Mothership

Food hampers bring festive cheer ahead of Deepavali celebrations
Despite having to travel all the way from Punggol where he lives, Mr Dharumalingam Sinnakannu gladly made the hour-long trip to Bedok on Sunday (Sept 29) morning to receive a gift.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘Rain or shine, he’ll be there’: Local football’s Mr Dependable prepares Singapore for SEA Games success
In the first of a series of profiles for this year’s SEA Games, Matthew Mohan speaks to a man who has gone from servicing Fandi Ahmad’s air conditioning units to helping him kit out the team.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Body found at canal along Marine Parade Road
The body of a 61-year-old man was found at a canal along Marine Parade Road on Friday (Sep 27) evening.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Accused in Orchard Towers murder case arrested after jumping bail, slapped with new charge in court
An accused person linked to the Orchard Towers murder case was arrested after jumping bail and taken to court on Friday (Sep 27), where he was given a fresh charge.
— Channel NewsAsia (very 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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