Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 17
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 17

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, Sept 17. S’pore reports 910 new Covid-19 cases and 1 death This is the highest number of daily new cases since May 1, 2020.  READ MORE HERE Nuclear submarine pact sparks anger in Beijing, raises concerns about regional arms race Beijing’s strident criticism contrasts sharply with... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 16
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 16

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Sept 16. Australia will upgrade to nuclear-powered submarines in new security partnership with Britain, US The pact is not aimed at China, senior US administration officials said.  READ MORE HERE 807 new Covid-19 cases in S’pore; new clusters at two nursing homes There are 13... » read more

Underwater forensics reveal new shark and ray species in Singapore waters

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s murky waters hide an abundance of marine life – including a group of creatures that are globally threatened from overfishing. A new study by National University of Singapore (NUS) scientists has found that there could be more species of sharks and rays here than expected – including two species never before recorded... » read more

Former commando creates miniatures so beautiful that people cry

SINGAPORE – In the comments section of a recent Facebook post, one of Mr Wilfred Cheah’s friends writes: “You going to make someone cry when they see this.” The miniature artist’s rejoinder is a gleeful “Ya, I like to see ppl cry” and several emojis, including “loudly crying face” and “smiling face with heart eyes”.... » read more

About 1,000 F&B, retail businesses open in S’pore each month despite pandemic

SINGAPORE – Analogue is a two-week-old sustainability-focused cocktail bar at Chijmes. Despite the various lockdowns and construction delays brought about by Covid-19 restrictions, its founder, Mr Vijay Mudaliar, 32, went ahead with its opening. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month Latest headlines... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 8
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 8

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Wednesday, Sept 8. Immediate 14-day WFH for firms if worker with Covid-19 was in office in week before testing positive Employers should implement the work-from-home regimen no later than one day after the positive test result. READ MORE HERE New Covid-19 cluster at madrasah in... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 3
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 3

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, Sept 3. SingPost Centre death: How the elderly man could have got into the stairwell Soh Eng Thong’s body was found three days after he was reported missing. READ MORE HERE 341 Covid-19 cases now linked to bus interchanges, with 21 new cases The 191... » read more

From serving time to serving as prison teacher

SINGAPORE – Former offender Ang Kim Song passed his PSLE, N, O and A levels in a span of five years when he was in jail. Now, he is helping other inmates find success in their studies. In the four years he has taught in the prisons, he has helped a few inmates get into... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 1
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Sept 1

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Wednesday, Sept 1. Number of Covid-19 cases linked to 8 S’pore bus interchanges rises to 276 There were also 79 unlinked cases, the highest recorded in a day in Singapore so far. READ MORE HERE S’porean with breakthrough Covid-19 infection lost his sense of taste... » read more

Torn between staying here to earn money or going home to family

SINGAPORE – Over the last 15 months, construction worker M. Muthu has not been able to meet his relatives for a meal at a South Indian restaurant in Norris Road. It was something he did with his relatives, who also work in Singapore, every week pre-pandemic. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Aug 26
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Aug 26

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Aug 26. 2 S’poreans aged 86 and 95 die of Covid-19; death toll in August rises to 15 The 86-year-old man was partially vaccinated, while the 95-year-old woman had not been vaccinated. READ MORE HERE 230 short-term visitors from HK, 13 from Macau approved... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Aug 19
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Aug 19

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, Aug 19. Unvaccinated 64-year-old S’porean man dies from Covid-19 complications; 9th death in August He had a history of end stage kidney failure, ischaemic cardiomyopathy, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. READ MORE HERE Firms in S’pore restore wages after pay cuts and freezes last... » read more

Speech therapist didn’t expect to make Singapore home

SINGAPORE – When Indian national Puzhekadavil Babu Sethulakshmi came to Singapore in 2013 to join her IT business analyst husband who was working here, the couple did not think they would stay on in the country for eight years. In that time, they have put down roots and are now raising their two children in... » read more