5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (12 March 2020)

Let’s face it: in this social media world, exciting and viral news like a cat feeding a baby bear 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:

One Of Two Men On Trial Over 2016 Death Said Victim Kept Harassing Family

One of the two men who was allegedly involved in the death of a 26-year-old in July 2016 said that the victim had interrupted his family’s afternoon meal at a coffee shop earlier that year.

Lawrence Lim Peck Beng said that Mr Shawn Ignatius Rodrigues persisted and loitered around even after being told to leave.

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Manager Faked A Robbery At Workplace After Misappropriating Employer’s Monies

A manager of eatery firm Kopitiam Investment who claimed to have owed banks as much as $40,000 staged a robbery at his workplace.

This was because Lee Kah Yeow, 49, had misappropriated his employer’s monies of over $26,000 and used the money to repay gambling debts.

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Otters Take A Swim And Feast On Fish At Botanic Gardens

A video on Stomp shows otters playing around in the sun and feeding on fish at the Sundial Garden.

The person who shared the video said, “I was just on a walk through the Botanic Gardens and into the city when I spotted the otters relaxing on the grass and having a sunbathing session.”

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Lesser People Visited The Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple On Goddess of Mercy’s Birthday

The Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple received a significantly smaller number of visitors on Thursday as it celebrated the birthday of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy.

The goddess’ birthday as a mortal being is celebrated on the 19th day of the second month in the Chinese lunar calendar.

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Singapore Stocks Plunge Amid Global Sell-off After COVID-19 Pandemic Declared

Singapore’s stock market plunged over 4% on Thursday after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.

This was accompanied by the United States announcing a 30-day Ban on travel from Europe due to the novel coronavirus.

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