The Big Story: S'pore slips to second place in Pisa 2018, lower bonus for civil servants and typhoon affects SEA Games events

SINGAPORE - Catch up with 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.

Helmed by multimedia correspondent Hairianto Diman, the episode airs live from ST's digital studio.

In Tuesday's (Dec 3) episode, education correspondent Amelia Teng shares more about the results of the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) study that saw Singapore slipping to second place behind China.

Senior political correspondent Grace Ho will then talk about the lower year-end bonus for civil servants amid the weak economic outlook.

Lastly, assistant sports editor Low Lin Fhoong, who is currently in the Philippines, gives the latest updates on the situation on the ground with Typhoon Tisoy hitting Manila and other areas, forcing the suspension of some SEA Games events.

In #WhatsTrending, multimedia journalist Dylan Ang discusses the stories trending on the Internet.

In Tuesday's segment, he talks about the new rendition of Majulah Singapura, Sasa's decision to close all its stores in Singapore, and Lionel Messi winning the Ballon d'Or for the sixth time.

Topics covered in previous episodes include the sudden death of celebrity Godfrey Gao, the London Bridge attack and the Black Friday craze.