Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on March 28 – The Straits Times

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, March 28.


S’pore public servants to work 3 days in office, 2 days at home as Covid-19 rules eased

Public transport ridership is expected to rise in tandem with the return of more workers to offices.

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Poll finds most people in Singapore would rather work from home

Only 1 in 4 of those polled wants to return to the office, with half of them saying they miss their colleagues.

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Tutor in Singapore left over $1m to Africa’s poor kids

She wrote her own obit and wanted proceeds from the sale of her Pasir Ris home to be donated.

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At least 114 killed in Myanmar in one of bloodiest days of protests

The killings came as police and soldiers tried to suppress protests on Armed Forces Day.

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Secret gardens, mini lodge and shrine hidden in Singapore’s forests

People who set up and maintain such sites could be trespassing on state land.

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30 years after SQ117 hijacking, is Singapore ready for another terror attack?

The terrorism landscape and Singapore’s counter-terrorism capabilities have evolved significantly since the 1991 hijacking of SQ117.

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‘Minimal wastage’ of Covid-19 vaccine doses in Singapore: MOH

Take-up rates are carefully monitored through appointment bookings.

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Participants happy to compete in Singapore’s biggest mass race in nearly a year

1,000 people are competing in the aquathlon, though no spectators are allowed.

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Sole Covid-19 community case detected before trip to India: MOH

The other 22 infections were imported cases that had been placed on stay-home notice or isolated on arrival.

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Collector paid $50,000 for 2 Tan Swie Hian paintings, only to find out they were forged

Mr Johnny Quek found out the paintings were fake after he asked the artist to verify them.

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