The Big Story: DBS enters metaverse to create virtual BetterWorld

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Catch the latest news reports on The Big Story, The Straits Times' weekday online news programme.

DBS Bank is creating a metaverse virtual world that will allow users to experience building a better, more sustainable world.

It will acquire a unit of virtual real estate in The Sandbox metaverse - which will be developed with immersive elements like buildings, plants and animals.

Dubbed DBS BetterWorld, it will be accessible to members of the public, including non-DBS customers, for free.

In other news, tributes continue to pour in for Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday, at the age of 96, at her home Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

Thousands gathered outside Buckingham Palace, leaving flowers and memorials in honour of the world's longest-reigning monarch.

Also on the show, sports reporter Kimberly Kwek and multimedia correspondent Cheow Sue-Ann talk about the Great Singapore Run - a project by The Straits Times.

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