Singapore morning news for March 2

Singapore morning news for March 2

Singapore morning news

Singapore aims to halve 2030 peak emissions by 2050
SINGAPORE will enhance its climate pledge and long-term strategy this year, with a view to halve its emissions by 2050 after they peak in 2030, Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean said in Parliament on Friday.
— The Business Times

S’pore taking part in two global trials for potential Covid-19 cure
Singapore will participate in two global multi-centre trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of remdesivir, a potential cure for the new coronavirus Covid-19.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore stock market plunges 3.2% as COVID-19 fears fuel global turmoil
Singapore stocks spiralled downwards on Friday (Feb 28) to a 15-month low, as global markets sold off on the rising possibility that the coronavirus outbreak would become a pandemic.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore confirms 4 new COVID-19 cases, including 3 linked to cluster at Science Park
Four more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday (Mar 1), bringing the total number of cases in the country to 106.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Lotte Choco Pie Banana recalled over undeclared almond allergen
Lotte’s Choco Pie Banana has been recalled due to the presence of an undeclared almond allergen.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

MOH debunks rumour about COVID-19 death in Singapore
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has debunked a rumour circulating on social media that a foreign domestic worker has died of the novel coronavirus in Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

MHA investigating unregistered Singapore chapter of South Korean religious group Shincheonji
The Singapore chapter of a South Korean religious group is being investigated by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), which intends to take action to “proscribe” the group’s activities here.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

HDB flat owners can now keep bigger dogs under Project ADORE’s new size criteria
HDB (Housing and Development Board) flat owners can now keep larger local mixed-breed dogs under Project ADORE.
— Mothership

Public officers can make small-value purchases on e-commerce sites by end 2020
Public officers will be able to make small-value purchases directly from e-commerce sites by the end of this year, announced Second Minister for Finance Indranee Rajah during the Ministry of Finance’s (MOF) Committee of Supply debate on Friday (Feb 28).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Dry, warm weather conditions expected in first half of March
Dry and warm conditions are expected on most days in the first two weeks of March, the Meteorological Service Singapore said in its weather outlook on Friday (Feb 28).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

COVID-19: 5,000 care packages to be delivered to healthcare workers
Five thousand care packages containing items such as health supplements and masks will be delivered to 12 hospitals and polyclinics over the next two weeks, in an initiative by Singapore companies to show support for frontline workers fighting the coronavirus outbreak.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SIA cuts senior management pay by 10-15%; staff offered voluntary no-pay leave
WITH the Covid-19 outbreak hobbling travel demand, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be cutting salaries of senior management by 10 to 15 per cent starting March 1, and offering a voluntary no-pay leave scheme to employees.
— The Business Times

Measures in Budget 2020 appropriate for now to deal with COVID-19 challenges: DPM Heng
Singapore’s overall spending in Budget 2020 is “appropriate” for the current challenges brought on by the outbreak of COVID-19, with support being applied to where it matters most, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Friday (Feb 28).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

2 in 5 motorists open to hybrid vehicles: Poll
Most motorists are not ready to embrace fully electric cars, but more than two in five are willing to give hybrids a go, according to an informal poll that garnered some 1,000 responses.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PM Lee congratulates Muhyiddin Yassin on becoming Malaysia’s eighth prime minister
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday (Mar 1) congratulated Mr Muhyiddin Yassin on becoming Malaysia’s eighth prime minister, while inviting his counterpart to visit Singapore soon.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

PM Lee Hsien Loong confident Singapore’s relationship with Malaysia will grow under new PM Muhyiddin Yassin
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is confident that Singapore’s relationship with Malaysia will grow under the leadership of Mr Muhyiddin Yassin, who was on Sunday (March 1) sworn in as Malaysia’s eighth prime minister.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Temperature self-check kiosks on trial at Toa Payoh MRT station and bus interchange
When he visited Toa Payoh MRT station and Bus Interchange on Sunday (Mar 1) morning to distribute hand sanitisers to public transport workers, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan had his temperature taken at two self-checking kiosks.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

RI classes to resume on Monday as no coronavirus cluster at school, student stayed home while unwell: MOE
Staff members and students who had close, sustained contact with the infected student will be quarantined or put on leave of absence.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore needs cohesion, resilience to weather crises: PM Lee
Singapore has weathered past crises, including wars and disease outbreaks, but whether it can take on future challenges will depend on its resolve and cohesion, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Electric dreams: Singapore’s journey to cleaner mobility quickens
Singapore was probably ahead of the curve when it embarked on an initiative in 2001 to explore new energy technologies for transport.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Q & A: Who should be given the coronavirus vaccine first?
Professor Wang Linfa, director of the programme in emerging infectious diseases at the Duke-NUS Medical School, answers some pressing questions on Covid-19.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S$3.2 million raised for frontline groups, Singaporeans affected by COVID-19 outbreak: Desmond Lee
About S$3.2 million has been raised for a fund to help frontline groups and Singaporeans affected by the coronavirus outbreak, said Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee on Saturday (Feb 29).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Inside Changi Airport’s emergency service — the team given life-and-death tasks
A dedicated team of firefighters, known as the Airport Emergency Service, are the airport’s first responders. Out of 300 who apply, only about 20 will be selected.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Commentary: Why Singapore’s new ‘absolute’ climate mitigation targets could be an absolute game changer
The Singapore Government’s setting of new absolute targets is a positive step in sharpening the narrative on climate action and shaping transformation.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

The Big Read: The job struggles of some middle-aged Singaporeans, as Government sends more help their way
Workers in their 40s and 50s today face greater job insecurity due to Singapore’s ongoing economic restructuring efforts to raise skills and productivity, as well as disruption caused by rapid technological changes.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

1,000 users’ fibre broadband services affected in Ang Mo Kio, Bishan after cables damaged
About 1,000 people in parts of Ang Mo Kio and Bishan had their fibre broadband services disrupted after fibre cables were damaged on Friday (Feb 28).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SPF warns of phishing website posing as police site
The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has warned the public about a phishing site purporting to be the police website.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

If situation deteriorates significantly due to COVID-19, DPM Heng says will make case to tap on reserves
Due to continued prudence, Singapore did not have to draw on past reserves as it ramped up fiscal support in Budget 2020 for its economy and people amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Changi Airport’s de-installed flip board to be part of the National Collection
Dust and who knows what else has been accumulating for over 21 years but that didn’t deter Ms Birte Koehler and her brush and handheld vacuum cleaner.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Scouts and Guides pen letters of encouragement to healthcare workers
Thousands of Scouts and Girl Guides are banding together to write cards of encouragement to front-line workers battling to keep the Covid-19 outbreak under control.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Freelancers struggling as gigs dry up on coronavirus fears
MPs have noted the plight of self-employed people and are pushing for new ways to help them.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

All in the family with Singtel
Look no further for affordable phone plans that make up the perfect blend of convenience and reliability for everyone at home
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Sun Yang lawyer blasts ‘lies’ after eight-year drug ban
Three-time Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang came out swinging Saturday against his eight-year drugs ban, threatening legal action of his own as he attempts to salvage his broken career.

Green Day postpones Singapore, Asia concerts due to COVID-19 situation
The American band was originally set to perform at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Mar 8.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Man shares about bible studies experience with alleged S’pore branch of Shincheonji Church
He said while many would think they are ‘strong and won’t waver’, the church members ‘can be very convincing’.
— Mothership

Photographer’s vibrant cinematic shots of everyday S’pore show another side to our touristy city
Singapore is often portrayed as a busy tourist hub and concrete jungle.
— Mothership

These early stage startups receive much love from investors in February
February was another busy month for the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem with a total of 24 early stage funding rounds being announced.
— e27

Coronavirus: Want to bond with the family during this time? Grab a basket of care
On Sunday mornings, the Gunalans tend to head out for breakfast and busy themselves with chores – but on this Sunday (March 1), they decided instead to pack gift baskets for the community amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Illegal, short-term rentals in your condo? Tell us about it, say property managers
For the past two years, Ms S has celebrated Christmas from various locations around town – once in Orchard, and once in Bugis.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Primary 1 girl in S’pore answers math question ‘wrongly’, sparks discussion on creativity
Some felt that the child was right, while others thought it was not the time for creativity.
— Mothership

What really is in the chicken nuggets you like so much
Chicken nuggets have been newly ranked as Singaporeans’ favourite processed food, but are they made of real meat or just parts minced into a paste? Talking Point investigates.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Fewer cakes needed as parties get smaller amid coronavirus outbreak
Baker Wong Jie Hui’s primary source of income is customised cake orders, but the dough has dried up since the virus hit.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

‘Neighbours from hell’ move out, ending years of dispute
The outcome of two separate high-profile neighbour disputes – in Bukit Panjang and Punggol – shows that issues are resolved only when either party leaves.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Take a culture trip with luoli, kaya and toast
The nation’s go-to breakfast – toast generously spread with butter and kaya, then dunked into a warm brew of coffee, tea or soft-boiled eggs – can be traced back to Hainanese immigrants to Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Yoga classes cut, art event shelved due to coronavirus outbreak
Yoga teacher Tan Wenlin has seen her classes cut by half due to cancellations or postponements since the virus alert level in Singapore was raised on Feb 7.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Two boys under investigation after spittle found on lift mirrors, buttons in Punggol, Ang Mo Kio
Two boys are under investigation after spittle was found on the mirrors and buttons inside lifts in Punggol and Ang Mo Kio, the Singapore Police Force said on Friday (Feb 28).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

NUS student pleads guilty to taking photos of two women showering on campus
A National University of Singapore (NUS) student pleaded guilty on Friday (Feb 28) to taking shower photos of two women on campus.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Choa Chu Kang riot: 13 men to be charged after weapons including knife, knuckle dusters used in fight
Thirteen men are set to be charged on Saturday (Feb 29) after weapons including a knife and knuckle dusters were believed to be used during a fight at Choa Chu Kang on Thursday.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)



Feature photo Wildlife Press

This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on World Wildlife Day, March 3, here the Malayan porcupine.



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).



About Singapore morning news.

Singapore morning news roundup is the most comprehensive hand-curated selection of Singapore English language news headlines published. Each weekday we scour hundreds of local and international news sites and websites to find the most recent Singapore English language news today.

We filter our the dull, the boring, the repetitive, and the click-bait and package all of the Singapore daily news that you need to know to start your day into an easy to read, time saving format of Singapore news headlines and first paragraphs before 8.15am Singapore time.

We clearly identify the source of all the Singapore news headlines, whether it is behind a paywall, a media release, or whether the news site uses annoying pop-up advertising or auto-play video, in case those things annoy you too. If a website uses particularly invasive pop-up adverts, we’ll tell you.

This enables you to make an informed choice of whether you want to learn more by clicking directly through to the original Singapore news article, or keep on reading the remaining Singapore daily news headlines.

Click here to get your Singapore English language news today by email before 9am Singapore time daily. Remember to watch out for the confirmation email from us to confirm your subscription. Check your trash folder if you do not see it.

For more immediate updates download the AEC News Today Mobile App from the Apple or Google stores, or follow us on Twitter.



Governance, not government; policies not politics.


The following two tabs change content below.

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.

Support independent media by sharing using these tools. Do not steal our content

Make a comment

Your email address will not be published.