5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (9 November 2019)

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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:

PMD Users Who Ride On Drains May Be Fined $40,000 And Jailed

E-scooter users are not allowed to ride on drain gratings to find a loophole around the Personal Mobility Device (PMD) ban. This was announced by the Public Utilities Board (PUB) which is responsible for drains.

“PUB does not recommend riding PMDs on drain gratings, which are an essential part of the drainage system that ensure effective stormwater management,” the agency said.

For more info, tap here.

SCDF Issues Warning To Jurong-Clementi Town Council After Officers Can’t Use Hose Reels During Fire

Jurong-Clementi Town Council was issued a warning by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) after its officers couldn’t use a fire hose reels to put out a fire at Bukit Batok last week.

The fire happened on 1 November at around 4.30am on the 13th floor. The HDB involved was located at Block 210A, Bukit Batok Street 21.

For more info, tap here.

$138,000 Donated To ST School Pocket Money Fund By Plastic Industry Association

Over $130,000 was donated to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) at the Singapore Plastic Industry Association (SPIA) gala dinner on Friday night.

The donation was made in support of ChildAid 2019, an annual charity concert organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times.

For more info, tap here.

Stuff’d Boss Feeds Kids Who Can’t Afford Meals Because He Went Hungry As A Teen

Adrian Ang was a hungry teenager long before he started his business, Stuff’d. In 1997, the Asian financial crisis hit his parents’ business when he was 16.

As a result, he “was always hungry”. He would often pretend to sleep while his friends went for recess because he didn’t have any money.

Truly inspiring story.

For more info, tap here.


Study Finds That There Are Around 1,000 Homeless People In Singapore

The study was led by Ng Kok Hoe, an assistant professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School Of Public Policy. It involved 480 volunteers from 20 non-governmental organisations.

The largest number of homeless people were found in the City, Bedok, Jurong West and Kallang. There are also more homeless men than women.

For more info, tap here.

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