Singapore morning news for January 14

Singapore morning news for January 14

Singapore morning news

Singapore port container throughput hits record high in 2019: MPA
CONTAINER throughput at the Port of Singapore hit an all-time high of 37.2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2019, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced in a press release on Monday.
— The Business Times

Singaporeans advised to defer travel to area near Taal volcano in the Philippines: MFA
Singaporeans are advised to defer travel to the areas near the Taal volcano island in the Philippines amid the threat of a hazardous explosive eruption, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Monday (Jan 13).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

10 Singapore-Manila flights cancelled or rescheduled
At least 10 flights between Singapore and Manila were cancelled or rescheduled yesterday after a volcano erupted south of the Philippine capital, Manila, forcing the closure of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

O-Level results: 85.2% score at least 5 passes, beating previous year’s record
About 85.2 per cent of students scored at least five passes at the GCE O-Level examinations in 2019, narrowly beating the previous year’s record of 84.8 per cent.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

New website to compare fuel prices and promotions launched
Motorists can now check fuel prices and promotions for different retailers on a new website launched on Monday (Jan 13).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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Petrol stations revert to previous rates as crude oil prices ease
Singapore Petroleum Co (SPC) had resisted the latest pump price increases, which saw all the other players raising petrol and diesel prices by three cents a litre from Jan 6.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’porean kidnapped, tortured & nearly buried alive in Thailand over bitcoins
A Singaporean man was recently kidnapped by another Singaporean and held hostage for bitcoins.
— Mothership

S’porean stands trial for alleged terrorism financing
A 36-year-old Singaporean man went on trial on Mon (13 Jan) for allegedly funding Islamic State (IS) propaganda nearly six years ago.
— The Online Citizen

Hong Kong funds eye Singapore offices to dodge protest fallout
Hong Kong’s protests are spurring more asset managers from the city to ask about opening offices in Singapore, according to consultants.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Facilities determine where heart attack victims are taken
It is not always distance that determines which hospital should treat a patient in a critical condition.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Citizens from new markets among buyers of top condos here
THE cooling measures introduced in July 2018 have dampened overall home-buying demand but in the top end of the condo market, foreigners may have shown more resilience.
— The Business Times

Grab ties up with Chubb to offer travel insurance purchase on its app
Grab is making its first foray into the consumer insurance business in a tie-up with Chubb offering travel insurance to its Singapore customers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Raffles City power outage plunges shoppers, diners into darkness
A power outage at Raffles City plunged shoppers and diners into darkness on Monday (Jan 13) evening.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Case against Pofma corrections should be heard in open court: SDP
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), which has had two correction directions issued against it under the fake news law, will request to have its case challenging the corrections heard in an open court.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Aware wants Budget 2020 to give caregivers of elderly family members a monthly income
People caring for older family members should be given a monthly income regardless of whether they are working, said the Association of Women for Action and Research (Aware) on Monday (Jan 13).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Retail outlets at Jewel Changi Airport performing poorly despite large volume of visitors
Building at a cost of S$1.78 billion, Jewel at Changi Airport first opened its doors last April, and has become an “instantly recognised icon” in Singapore, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
— The Online Citizen

Releasing personal information in the public interest while withholding statistical data for the same reason?
In recent weeks, we’ve seen the government fall on two ends of a spectrum relating to releasing information for the sake of public interest.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore’s Golden Equator Group expands to Brunei, to establish community-driven workspace SPECTRUM
Singapore-based multi-family office and digital consulting group Golden Equator has announced its expansion into Brunei.
— e27

WeWork Singapore to expand despite tumultuous year, says Southeast Asia managing director
Last year was a controversial one for WeWork, but it is not planning to scale back its plans in Singapore, said the co-working space operator’s Southeast Asia managing director Turochas Fuad in an interview with CNA on Friday (Jan 10).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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O-level results: She scores 7 distinctions despite having to miss most classes due to illness
Racked by pain from illness in the last year and a half in secondary school, Sherry Lim Xuan Ying had to miss most of her lessons.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Theme parks, farms proposed for Pasir Panjang Power District redevelopment
Towers built from old shipping containers, farms and theme parks were some of the ideas proposed to redevelop the Pasir Panjang Power District, as part of the Government’s plans to transform the Greater Southern Waterfront.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

ESR and GIC to set up $673m joint venture to invest in China logistics facilities
Logistics real estate developer ESR Cayman and Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC will enter into a joint venture with a total US$500 million (S$673 million) in equity commitment to develop institutional-grade logistics facilities in key cities across China.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NUS team’s ‘scorecard’ to detect cancer, predict patient survival
There is a new personalised tool that can detect cancer, predict patient survival and also how well a cancer patient would respond to immunotherapy.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s lost palaces: Researcher locates 20 former istanas
Singapore was once home to as many as 30 istanas, some of which were located in heartland areas, such as Bedok, Serangoon Road and Telok Blangah.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Cantonment Road fatal accident: 2nd driver nabbed
A motorist who allegedly drove off after running over a woman in Cantonment Road was arrested last Friday, five days after the accident.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Drones race course, giant slides and homes proposed for Pasir Panjang Power District re-development
The power station district, which comprises two red-brick main station buildings, round oil tanks and ancillary buildings, is the size of about 21 football fields.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Jail & caning for S’pore PR, 24, who badgered 13-year-old girl into having sex with him in car park staircase
He had only been released from reformative training for similar offences four months prior to this incident.
— Mothership

New diploma courses at Ngee Ann Polytechnic to prepare students for changing economy
Prospective students at Ngee Ann Polytechnic can expect three new courses this year that will prepare them for the changing economy.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man admits to taking upskirt and shower videos of women at Yale-NUS college
A man living in a suite with five female students at Yale-NUS College took intrusive videos of four of them.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Suspect arrested for attacking man with knife at Woodlands
A 41-year-old man was arrested on Monday (Jan 13) after he allegedly attacked another man with a knife at Woodlands.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Thieving maid served family food mixed with her urine and blood, gets jail
A maid served the family she was working for rice and water mixed with some of her urine, saliva and menstrual blood, hoping that they would agree with her and not scold her for her work performance.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’porean actor Thomas Ong dropping out of Showbiz, planning to sell crystals online
His interest in crystals started last year due to an ambassadorship.
— Mothership

Man gets 28 years’ jail, 24 strokes for repeatedly sodomising, raping stepdaughter
His stepdaughter was only six years old when he first molested her.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Elderly female e-cyclist with 3 part-time jobs killed in accident along Cantonment Road
Last Sunday (5 Jan) early morning, a car accident involving two cars and an e-bike along Cantonment Road resulted in the death of a 69-year-old woman E-bike cyclist.
— The Online Citizen

Woman hospitalised after falling from 4th floor Whampoa flat collecting laundry
A 27-year-old woman collecting her laundry was taken to the hospital after she lost her balance and fell from the fourth floor of a block along Whampoa Drive, according to Shin Min Daily News.
— Mothership

Singapore Idol Hady Mirza among artistes and ex-internationals to help raise funds for Chiam See Tong Sports Fund
Singapore Idol Hady Mirza, actors Zheng Ge Ping (Tay Kok Peng) and Devarajan Varadarajan, alongside Singapore’s ex-internationals like Nazri Nasir, Steven Tan, and Mohd Noor Ali are all set to take to the Our Tampines Hub pitch on 31 January at 7.30pm to help raise funds for the Chiam See Tong Sports Fund (CSTSF).
— The Online Citizen

Cleaner who caused hurt to baby son by rash act fined $4,500
A cleaner who pressed his six-month-old son’s neck against a mattress, causing the baby to cry in pain, was fined $4,500 on Monday (Jan 13).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Close shave for female biker as iron pipe hits her on PIE
When she saw an object flying from an open-top lorry towards her motorcycle, she thought it was a piece of string.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Koh Brothers CEO’s children to buy 2 units at Van Holland luxury condo
Two family members of Koh Brothers Group’s executives will each buy a unit in the company’s upcoming 69-unit freehold luxury condominium Van Holland.
— 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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