Dewey Sim

Dewey Sim

Dewey Sim is a journalist based in Singapore who covers politics, financial and defence news.

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Coronavirus: Singapore tightens rules for residents returning from China

Returnees from China have to stay in their homes at all times for a 14-day period, authorities said, as the number of infections in the city state rose to 77.

18 Feb 2020 - 5:00AM

Returnees from China have to stay in their homes at all times for a 14-day period, authorities said, as the number of infections in the city state rose to 77.

Coronavirus: Singapore tightens rules for residents returning from China
Singapore cuts GDP forecast for 2020, cites risk to China’s growth from coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has opened up the possibility of a recession in the city-state, which lowered its 2020 growth forecast to -0.5 to 1.5 per cent.

17 Feb 2020 - 1:19PM

The coronavirus outbreak has opened up the possibility of a recession in the city-state, which lowered its 2020 growth forecast to -0.5 to 1.5 per cent.

Singapore cuts GDP forecast for 2020, cites risk to China’s growth from coronavirus
Israeli, US surveillance firms set sights on Southeast Asia as piracy, maritime tensions spike

With piracy incidents on the rise and nations clashing over claims in the South China Sea, firms at the Singapore Airshow are offering a host of hi-tech defensive solutions.

14 Feb 2020 - 9:49PM

With piracy incidents on the rise and nations clashing over claims in the South China Sea, firms at the Singapore Airshow are offering a host of hi-tech defensive solutions.

Israeli, US surveillance firms set sights on Southeast Asia as piracy, maritime tensions spike
Singapore: nine new coronavirus cases, no plans to raise outbreak alert to red

Health minister Gan Kim Yong confirmed the government has no plans to raise the Dorscon level as the island nation’s total number of cases hits 67.

14 Feb 2020 - 8:46PM

Health minister Gan Kim Yong confirmed the government has no plans to raise the Dorscon level as the island nation’s total number of cases hits 67.

Singapore: nine new coronavirus cases, no plans to raise outbreak alert to red
Coronavirus: eight new cases in Singapore, bringing total to 58

The eight new cases are linked to previously-diagnosed patients, and of the 58 cases, 15 have fully recovered and have been discharged. Seven remain in critical condition

13 Feb 2020 - 9:24PM

The eight new cases are linked to previously-diagnosed patients, and of the 58 cases, 15 have fully recovered and have been discharged. Seven remain in critical condition

Coronavirus: eight new cases in Singapore, bringing total to 58
Boeing seeks Vietnam plane orders as coronavirus threatens to worsen dry spell

The move is part of Boeing’s broader strategy to target Southeast Asia, which is seeing soaring air travel demand.

12 Feb 2020 - 10:39PM

The move is part of Boeing’s broader strategy to target Southeast Asia, which is seeing soaring air travel demand.

Boeing seeks Vietnam plane orders as coronavirus threatens to worsen dry spell
Coronavirus: why did Singapore have more cases than Hong Kong – until now?

A city bordering mainland China has a similar number of cases to one 3,500km away. How come? Some say Singapore is doing better in detection; others think trust is the issue.

17 Feb 2020 - 6:08AM

A city bordering mainland China has a similar number of cases to one 3,500km away. How come? Some say Singapore is doing better in detection; others think trust is the issue.

Coronavirus: why did Singapore have more cases than Hong Kong – until now?
US partner countries buying arms from Russia, China could be hit with sanctions: American official

R. Clarke Cooper from the US State Department says the move will mitigate risks to US technology, citing such a reprisal after Turkey’s purchase of a Russian missile defence system last year.

14 Feb 2020 - 4:51PM

R. Clarke Cooper from the US State Department says the move will mitigate risks to US technology, citing such a reprisal after Turkey’s purchase of a Russian missile defence system last year.

US partner countries buying arms from Russia, China could be hit with sanctions: American official
Singapore Airshow organisers vow to ‘carry on’ despite coronavirus concerns

More than 70 officials and exhibitors have cancelled their attendance and ticket sales have dropped off but organisers say ‘life needs to go on’.

11 Feb 2020 - 11:01AM

More than 70 officials and exhibitors have cancelled their attendance and ticket sales have dropped off but organisers say ‘life needs to go on’.

Singapore Airshow organisers vow to ‘carry on’ despite coronavirus concerns
Singapore PM says coronavirus spread could worsen but ‘there is no need to panic’

Lee sought to reassure Singaporeans who have gone on frenzied shopping sprees to stock up on essentials since the country raised its outbreak alert level.

8 Feb 2020 - 11:51PM

Lee sought to reassure Singaporeans who have gone on frenzied shopping sprees to stock up on essentials since the country raised its outbreak alert level.

Singapore PM says coronavirus spread could worsen but ‘there is no need to panic’
The next coronavirus: how a biotech boom is boosting Asian defences

It may sound counterintuitive, but Asia’s exposure to diseases like Sars and the coronavirus is just one of the region’s many strengths in the eyes of the booming biotech sector.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:43PM

It may sound counterintuitive, but Asia’s exposure to diseases like Sars and the coronavirus is just one of the region’s many strengths in the eyes of the booming biotech sector.

The next coronavirus: how a biotech boom is boosting Asian defences
Coronavirus: Singapore raises outbreak alert level after signs of community spread

Dorscon alert raised to orange after three new cases – including a high school teacher – suggest ‘community spread’ of the disease. Schools will suspend external events; hospitals will screen visitors.

8 Feb 2020 - 5:51PM

Dorscon alert raised to orange after three new cases – including a high school teacher – suggest ‘community spread’ of the disease. Schools will suspend external events; hospitals will screen visitors.

Coronavirus: Singapore raises outbreak alert level after signs of community spread
Chinese air force will perform at Singapore Airshow despite travel restrictions

Organisers of the event said the PLA Air Force’s August 1st aerobatics team had taken ‘proactive measures’ such as regular health checks and temperature screening before flying into Singapore.

6 Feb 2020 - 11:45PM

Organisers of the event said the PLA Air Force’s August 1st aerobatics team had taken ‘proactive measures’ such as regular health checks and temperature screening before flying into Singapore.

Chinese air force will perform at Singapore Airshow despite travel restrictions
Coronavirus: Singapore has 6 more infections, 4 human-to-human transmissions

New locally transmitted infections include two people who had not travelled to mainland China, but worked at a health shop catering to Chinese tourists.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:13PM

New locally transmitted infections include two people who had not travelled to mainland China, but worked at a health shop catering to Chinese tourists.

Coronavirus: Singapore has 6 more infections, 4 human-to-human transmissions
Coronavirus: Singapore to put together assistance package for China, confident Beijing can weather crisis

Experts expect the recently imposed travel restrictions to have little impact on Sino-Singaporean ties given the two countries’ long history of relations.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:23PM

Experts expect the recently imposed travel restrictions to have little impact on Sino-Singaporean ties given the two countries’ long history of relations.

Coronavirus: Singapore to put together assistance package for China, confident Beijing can weather crisis
Coronavirus: Singapore ‘won’t rule out’ extending travel ban to Hong Kong

The Lion City refuses to rule out the move, even though some say it would be ‘odd’, given Hong Kong has fewer confirmed cases than Singapore at present.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:24PM

The Lion City refuses to rule out the move, even though some say it would be ‘odd’, given Hong Kong has fewer confirmed cases than Singapore at present.

Coronavirus: Singapore ‘won’t rule out’ extending travel ban to Hong Kong
How to beat the coronavirus? Re-creating it in Singapore, Australia is vital first step

Experts from the two countries as well as Japan have cultured the virus outside China, allowing the testing of potential vaccines and treatments.

3 Feb 2020 - 5:00PM

Experts from the two countries as well as Japan have cultured the virus outside China, allowing the testing of potential vaccines and treatments.

How to beat the coronavirus? Re-creating it in Singapore, Australia is vital first step
Coronavirus: three new cases confirmed in Japan, two in Singapore

A 47-year-old woman is the second Singaporean to test positive for the virus, while the new strain has sickened three more Wuhan returnees in Japan.

3 Feb 2020 - 10:46AM

A 47-year-old woman is the second Singaporean to test positive for the virus, while the new strain has sickened three more Wuhan returnees in Japan.

Coronavirus: three new cases confirmed in Japan, two in Singapore
China coronavirus: Singapore’s seven habits for good hygiene

As the Wuhan coronavirus spreads, the city state synonymous with cleanliness has issued some guidance on the ‘seven habits’ of good public hygiene.

15 Feb 2020 - 7:06PM

As the Wuhan coronavirus spreads, the city state synonymous with cleanliness has issued some guidance on the ‘seven habits’ of good public hygiene.

China coronavirus: Singapore’s seven habits for good hygiene
Singapore reports three more China coronavirus cases, bringing its total to 10

All three of the new cases are Chinese nationals who travelled from Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak.

29 Jan 2020 - 8:32PM

All three of the new cases are Chinese nationals who travelled from Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak.

Singapore reports three more China coronavirus cases, bringing its total to 10
Wuhan virus: new song from Singapore’s JJ Lin and Stefanie Sun strikes chord in China

Chinese social media users have responded positively to the track, Stay with You, which pays tribute to those working to curb the coronavirus’ spread

17 Feb 2020 - 2:04PM

Chinese social media users have responded positively to the track, Stay with You, which pays tribute to those working to curb the coronavirus’ spread

Wuhan virus: new song from Singapore’s JJ Lin and Stefanie Sun strikes chord in China
How does Singapore’s burgeoning digital banking scene stack up against Hong Kong and Britain?

One expert says that since Hong Kong and Britain were earlier adopters of digital banking than the island nation, it could see what worked for them and adopt those strategies.

25 Jan 2020 - 2:40PM

One expert says that since Hong Kong and Britain were earlier adopters of digital banking than the island nation, it could see what worked for them and adopt those strategies.

How does Singapore’s burgeoning digital banking scene stack up against Hong Kong and Britain?
Chinese tech giants bid to be among Singapore’s new wave of digital banks

The likes of Ant Financial, ByteDance and Xiaomi are looking to snag one of the licences issued by the Lion City’s central bank this year.

17 Feb 2020 - 2:24PM

The likes of Ant Financial, ByteDance and Xiaomi are looking to snag one of the licences issued by the Lion City’s central bank this year.

Chinese tech giants bid to be among Singapore’s new wave of digital banks
China coronavirus: new cases confirmed in Singapore, Japan, South Korea and Nepal

The three cases in the island nation are all travellers from Wuhan, with health authorities expecting to see more imported cases.

24 Jan 2020 - 11:12PM

The three cases in the island nation are all travellers from Wuhan, with health authorities expecting to see more imported cases.

China coronavirus: new cases confirmed in Singapore, Japan, South Korea and Nepal
Singapore government rejects Li Shengwu’s snub of contempt case; cousin Li Hongyi says ‘leave me out of it’

Singapore’s Attorney General says the conduct of a grandson of Lee Kuan Yew who is refusing to take part in a contempt of court case ‘suggests a sense that he is above the law’.

23 Jan 2020 - 11:29PM

Singapore’s Attorney General says the conduct of a grandson of Lee Kuan Yew who is refusing to take part in a contempt of court case ‘suggests a sense that he is above the law’.

Singapore government rejects Li Shengwu’s snub of contempt case; cousin Li Hongyi says ‘leave me out of it’
Singapore PM’s estranged nephew Li Shengwu will not ‘participate’ in contempt case, will unfriend cousin on Facebook

Li Shengwu says he will no longer take part in a court case brought against him by the Attorney General’s Chambers, but a legal expert says defendants don’t get to choose.

23 Jan 2020 - 3:11PM

Li Shengwu says he will no longer take part in a court case brought against him by the Attorney General’s Chambers, but a legal expert says defendants don’t get to choose.

Singapore PM’s estranged nephew Li Shengwu will not ‘participate’ in contempt case, will unfriend cousin on Facebook
Singapore uses fake news law against Malaysian watchdog that alleged ‘brutal execution methods’

The Lion City’s government is to issue a ‘correction order’ against Lawyers for Liberty after it claimed prison officers were told to kick the necks of prisoners ‘whenever the rope broke’.

22 Jan 2020 - 9:40PM

The Lion City’s government is to issue a ‘correction order’ against Lawyers for Liberty after it claimed prison officers were told to kick the necks of prisoners ‘whenever the rope broke’.

Singapore uses fake news law against Malaysian watchdog that alleged ‘brutal execution methods’
Look to Japan and China: can the Middle East learn from East Asia’s success story?

Education systems and effective systems of authority are among the areas that could be adopted, according to experts at the Middle East Institute’s annual conference.

17 Feb 2020 - 3:31PM

Education systems and effective systems of authority are among the areas that could be adopted, according to experts at the Middle East Institute’s annual conference.

Look to Japan and China: can the Middle East learn from East Asia’s success story?
5G: Why is Samsung cool, Chinese tech brands cold and US brands domineering?

A poll finds Samsung is Southeast Asia’s preferred choice of 5G developer, beating US and Chinese rivals such as Huawei.

16 Jan 2020 - 7:24PM

A poll finds Samsung is Southeast Asia’s preferred choice of 5G developer, beating US and Chinese rivals such as Huawei.

5G: Why is Samsung cool, Chinese tech brands cold and US brands domineering?
Southeast Asia unsure of the value of Asean, poll by Singapore think tank shows

A survey by the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak institute shows 75 per cent of respondents do not feel tangible benefits from the regional bloc.

16 Jan 2020 - 12:02PM

A survey by the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak institute shows 75 per cent of respondents do not feel tangible benefits from the regional bloc.

Southeast Asia unsure of the value of Asean, poll by Singapore think tank shows