5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (5 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:

Swimming Instructor Dies After Virus Triggers Rare Disorder

Swimming instructor Benedict James Naden Lim, 23, passed away last Saturday afternoon, on 31 August 2019.

Mr Naden fell ill in June and developed cough and fever symptoms. He brushed it off as signs of the common flu, and a visit to the doctor did not suggest otherwise.

However, his symptoms were those of the Epstein-Barr virus, which triggered a rare immune disorder known as hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.

This led to further complications, as he developed a rare form of cancer three weeks later known as T-cell Lymphoma.

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Singapore Ranked the 40th Most Livable City

Singapore ranked 40th in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index, three rankings below the previous year’s ranking. She also placed below Hong Kong, who moved from 35th to 38th recently.

Due to political unrest in Hong Kong, this will likely be taken to consideration for further rankings.

However, Singapore ranks ahead of London (48th) and New York (58th).

To assess living conditions, the index examines the quality of healthcare, education, infrastructure, stability and culture.

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Secondary School Girl Saved Traffic Accident Victim With CPR

National Civil Defence Cadet Corps (NCDCC) cadet Diniy Qurratuaini, 15, saved a woman from certain death after a traffic accident.

On 19 July 2019, she was on her way home when the bus she was on knocked a woman unconscious along New Upper Changi Road.

After asking a passenger to call 995, she found that the victim had no pulse and started performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on her until she regained consciousness.

Diniy did not realise the significance of her actions until she reached home and told her parents about the incident.

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Recycling Efforts to Help Pulau Semakau

A new Bill to fight Singapore’s growing mountain of trash was read again in Parliament yesterday.

Ideas proposed were to use less, and make recycling mandatory in selected manufacturers and retailers. Other methods could possibly include using food waste as fuel and extracting metals from discarded electronic waste.

Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources, said that turning trash to treasure will help create more natural resources for Singapore.

It would also help create new economic and job opportunities.


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Elections Department Announced Formation of Electoral Boundaries Committee

Yesterday, the Elections Department announced the formation of the Electoral Boundaries committee.

That is the first formal task to be done before an election: after the committee submits the report, the General Elections will usually take place shortly. The committee, in recent elections, had often submitted the report after two to four months, and the election to take place after about one to two months.

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