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Singapore’s Top 5 News Stories of the Month: April 2017

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The Lion Air crash in Indonesia was the most followed piece of news in Nov 2018, as 9-in-10 Singaporeans (93%) followed the story. This was followed by the increase in train and bus fares on December 29, which was followed by 89% of Singaporeans. The third spot was occupied by the Bionic training accident, where […]

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The Indonesian Earthquake took the top spot as the most followed piece of news in Oct 2018. 9 in 10 (91%) followed the story. This was followed by the SingHealth cyber attack, which was followed by 82% of our respondents. The third spot was occupied by the announcement of Starhub’s plans to retrench 300 employees, […]

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The blackout which seized multiple parts of Singapore took the top spot as the most followed piece of news in September 2018. Nearly 9 in 10 (88%) followed the story. Typhoon Mangkhut which devastated neighbouring Southeast Asia and East Asia countries also received attention from Singaporeans.    

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International news took the top two spots in news stories of the month in July. Nearly all (93%) Singaporeans paid attention to the rescue story of the 12 schoolboys and football coach from a cave in Thailand whilst nine in 10 (91%) followed the arrest of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

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The top news story in June amongst Singaporeans was the historic Trump-Kim summit which took place on June 12 at Sentosa’s Capella Hotel. Nearly all Singaporeans (95%) followed the news, with more than half (51%) saying they paid close attention. Three of the top five news stories ranked by Singaporeans featured our closest neighbour, Malaysia: […]

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The top story in the month of May 2018 was the Malaysian elections across the causeway. Nearly all Singaporeans (93%) followed the news with two in five (40%) paying close attention. Other news which gained attention was the death of a NSF following a road march (89%), and the road accident near Yio Chu Kang […]

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Top story in the month of April 2018 was Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s business in Southeast Asia. Nearly nine in 10 Singaporeans (89%) followed the news with 29% paying close attention. Other news which garnered attention was the possible revision of public transport fares and imposition of parking charges in schools.

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Top story in the month of March 2018 was the Singapore Budget 2018 announcement. Nine in 10 Singaporeans followed the news with 29% paying close attention. Other news which garnered attention was the announcement of higher taxes for airlines and travellers at Changi airport and the Australian rockmelon recall amongst others.  

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Top story in the month of February 2018 was the occurrence of the super blue blood moon, a rare astronomical event. 82% of Singaporeans followed the news with 18% paying close attention. Other news which gained traction include the Singaporean hikers who went missing in Johor Bahru, a crash incident at the Singapore Airshow, developments […]

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