The Big Story: Retail shopping on the first weekend of phase 2; first weekend of election walkabouts

SINGAPORE - Catch up on the hottest topics on The Straits Times' weekday talk show.

The Big Story, broadcast every weekday at 5.30pm on Facebook and YouTube, has reporters and senior editors discussing the top stories of the day, in the heart of the newsroom.

The show is helmed by multimedia correspondent Hairianto Diman and assistant video editor Olivia Quay, and airs live from ST's digital studio.

On Monday's episode (June 22), we speak to executive director of Singapore Retailers Association Rose Tong on the first weekend of phase two when retailers are allowed to resume business.

Foreign editor Jeremy Au Yong, who is part of the team covering the upcoming general election, then shares more on what stood out for him for the walkabouts by the different political parties over the weekend, and what the public can expect from this election.

We also bring to you highlights of an interview by tech editor Irene Tham with Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative Vivian Balakrishnan on the industries that are expected to grow in the future.

Topics covered in previous episodes of The Big Story include the announcement of Singapore moving into phase two of its reopening, and the cancellation of this year's F1 Singapore Grand Prix.