Does your job require you to be on your toes first thing in the morning? Does your boss expect you to be up to date with the latest news, brimming with ideas the moment your eyes meet in the office or on Zoom? If that’s the case, you need to feed your brain an intellectually nutritious breakfast. You need to watch Morning Express 晨光第一线 on Mediacorp Channel 8 8频道 or meWATCH from 9 am to 9.30 am on weekdays.
Back when I was a reporter at the now-defunct my paper, I had to report for work with my brain juices already flowing, ready to follow up on any news developments and propose leads to chase down even before setting foot inside the newsroom. Chinese news and current affairs TV programme Morning Express 晨光第一线 would have been the perfect kind of news programme to prep me for my day.
Within just half an hour, the hottest international and local news and current affairs, financial information, social dynamics, trending topics and lifestyle stories are presented by Kristine Lim, Yang Zhenhua and Huang Xiuling, who take their turns daily to host the show.
Catch the show on the go
How do you catch a TV show that’s being telecast while you’re probably on your way to work? You can do that on the meWATCH app. And if you’d like to catch up on a previous episode of the programme, or simply read transcripts of the show, use the 8world 8视界 app. If you’re on a desktop, you can always go to https://www.8world.com/vodcasts/program/morningexpress/full.
What’s interesting on Morning Express 晨光第一线
These headlines on the show caught my eye:
晨光|晨光聚焦：冠病疫情冲击女佣市场 雇主停聘改变家庭模式https://www.8world.com/vodcasts/episode/full/morning-express-maid-demand-vodcast-1242736 The Covid-19 pandemic has greatly affected the industry for domestic helpers, with agencies bemoaning an 80% reduction in revenue and charity Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics seeing a threefold increase in the number of SOS calls from domestic workers.
Were gender parties responsible for the wild fires currently raging through California?
Disney’s live action version of Mulan might be boycotted by viewers in certain Asian territories, no thanks to Liu Yifei’s perceived support of the Hong Kong police.
Morning Express 晨光第一线 showtimes
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then it follows that the earliest snippets of information your brain ingests must be just as significant. As the Chinese say, “一日之计在于晨” – what you do in the morning determines how the rest of your day will go.
So nourish your brain with Morning Express 晨光第一线. Catch the programme LIVE, Mondays to Fridays, from 9am to 9.30am, on Channel 8 & meWATCH!
Let Morning Express 晨光第一线 buy you kopi
From 16 September to 27 September 2020, friendly ambassadors of Morning Express 晨光第一线 will be giving away free Toast Box Kopi+Toast vouchers (worth $3.60 each) to new 8world app users.
The ambassadors will be stationed at selected outlets to meet Toast Box customers for four hours per outlet per day, from 10 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm. All you need to do is head down to the participating Toast Box outlets during the stipulated date and time, download the 8world (8视界)app and register as a user on the spot!
Below are the 20 Toast Box outlets where you can spot them and get your free Toast Box Kopi+Toast vouchers!
1. Asia Square (Only Monday-Friday)
2. Philip Street (Only Monday-Friday)
3. Millenia Walk (Only Monday-Friday)
4. Suntec City
5. Paya Lebar Square
6. Zhong Shan Mall
7. Wheelock Place
8. Manulife Tower (Only Monday-Friday)
9. Junction 8
10. Tampines One
11. Northpoint City
12. Joo Koon (Fairprice Hub)
15. Vivo City B2
16. Plaza Singapura
17. Novena Square
19. Waterway Point
20. Great World
On top of free Kopi+Toast sets, Morning Express 晨光第一线 will be giving away 3 x $500 BreadTalk vouchers sponsored by BreadTalk. Visit http://www.8world.com/me2020 now to find out more.