Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on April 8 – The Straits Times

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Thursday, April 8.


Singapore’s tourism industry to tap sustainability, wellness and tech trends for growth

Challenge for Singapore is to reinvent global travel, prepare for long-term success.

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Police knock on doors to warn about scammers

Officers carry out house visits and neighbourhood patrols, often with anti-scam pamphlets and other materials.

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Taiwan train crash: Body parts found after last carriage removed; authorities seek damages

DNA from the passengers’ remains have been sent to Taipei for further identification. 

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Battle of the sidewalks: Cyclists versus pedestrians

Serious collisions have plagued Singapore’s overcrowded sidewalks in recent years.

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S’pore’s sole new Covid-19 community case is Myanmar maid who tested negative while serving SHN

The patient then developed a headache last Friday and shortness of breath on Sunday. 

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NEA to lower vehicle noise levels, tighten motorbike emissions from 2023

Motor vehicle noises will have to fall within a band of between 68 and 77 decibels.

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Speaking Of Asia: What’s with Asia’s strongman urge?

When such leaders seem to thrive in the region, questions arise as to what it takes to keep democracy alive, says Ravi Velloor.

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Malaysia brings forward Covid-19 vaccine roll-out schedule due to low registration

Only one-third of senior citizens have signed up for the jab.

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Singapore to start T cell study on Covid-19-vaccinated individuals

Local firm ImmunoScape is working with two vaccine companies to recruit more than 70 vaccinated individuals.

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Distanced by Covid-19, Singapore International Festival of Arts gets hybrid

Some will beam themselves in remotely. Others will have actors present digitally and in the flesh.

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