5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (10 September 2019)


Let’s face it: in this social media world, exciting and viral news like a cat feeding a baby beer would often appear in your Facebook news feed, while important news like the GDP growth of Singapore this year wouldn’t get the same reach.

It’s understandable since social media platforms would prioritise engaging and viral contents to keep users in their platform.

In order to ensure that you’d still know about important news instead just social news, below are the top five Singapore news that was reported yesterday which you should know, simplified for you in a bite-sized format:

Man Showed Porn and Molested Neighbour when She Was 8 

A married man, 47, pleaded guilty to two charges of aggravated molestation on 10 September.

The man showed his neighbour, then 8, obscene material before he proceeded to touch her inappropriately.

After he had pleaded guilty, the man had eight other charges for offences including sexual assault by penetration, molestation and house-trespass, was withdrawn.

The man and his wife had been close friends with the victims family for years.

They had helped with the victim’s Primary 1 registration as her mother was not fluent in English. The girl would also regularly visit the house the accused lived in.


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St Andrew’s Cathedral to Receive $977,000 For Restoration

St Andrew’s Cathedral will be receiving a grant of $977000 from the National Monuments Fund for restoration and maintenance plans.

Restoration will likely begin next year (2020), with the estimated time of completion to be around two to three years.

Church services and operations will continue during that period.

Built in 1861 and recognised as a landmark by 1973, it is the oldest place of Anglican worship in Singapore. This is the first time it has received these funds as well.

The National Monuments Fund is a co-funding grant administered by the National Heritage Board’s Preservation of Sites and Monuments division.

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High Possibility of Haze Worsening in Singapore

According to the 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI), at 2pm, the air quality in the southern part of Singapore reached 98.

Air quality above the 100 range usually means that the air is in an unhealthy range.

The Meteorological Service Singapore said in a statement on 10 September that the haze is likely blown in from smoke haze from hotspots in South Sumatra.

Hazy conditions are expected to persist over the week.

The National Environment Agency is also observing the haze phenomena closely and will update when necessary.

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Actress Melissa Faith Yeo Charged With Insulting SMRT Employee and Policewoman

Local actress Melissa Faith Yeo faces four charges of insulting a public servant or public service worker under the Protection from Harassment Act.

One such incident occurred last year, 21 November, when she made rude gestures and hurled vulgarities at an assistant station manager.

If convicted of using insulting words towards a public servant or public service worker, Yeo could be jailed for a year or fined $5000 per charge.


Yeo first appeared in the game show Deal or No Deal as one of the models. She later secured roles in Medicorp shows such as Channel 5’s Point of Entry and Mata Mata.

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SIT’s Punggol Campus To Be Up By 2023

The new campus of the Singapore Institute of Technology is set to launch in 2023 in the Punggol Digital District.

This marks the first north-east university campus in Singapore.

The campus will also have many areas accessible to the public, such as spaces on the ground level, including the park, the market village, and the foodcourt facing the waterfront.

SIT president Tan Thiam Soon commented that the university is fortunate to have enough Government support to build a new campus.

SIT runs 42-degree programmes and awards degrees in its own name. Enrolment has increased from 800 to 5000 from 2010 to 2018.

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