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TOP STORIES

From Third World to First: Do Singaporeans in their 40s today have it better?

Those in their 40s today are more educated, earn more, save more, and live longer compared with older age groups, says a Ministry of Finance report.

Initiative to promote responsible AI use in finance sector

A new initiative is under way to help financial institutions promote the responsible adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics.

SINGAPORE OVERSEAS

Local brands, global reach

Over the past decade, more tourists have been visiting Cuba for its colourful cities, idyllic beaches and rugged mountains.

Singaporean starts reindeer expeditions in Mongolia as a way to do good

SINGAPORE - Reindeer may be more commonly associated with the Arctic Circle than Asia, but when Mr Scott Tay first saw reindeer herding tribes during a trip to Mongolia in 2017, he wanted to share the magical experience with more travellers.

Singapore wins record 22 awards at 2019 WorldSkills Competition in Kazan

Singapore's 32-strong contingent bagged the highest number of awards since it started taking part in 1995.

Jobs

FTAs have created more jobs for Singaporeans: Chan Chun Sing

He made the point as he refuted criticism that one such agreement, between Singapore and India, had given Indian professionals unfettered access to jobs and citizenship here.

Businesses urged to find new ways to hire more locals

Businesses need to take a different approach to find more local workers and boost their productivity, with the tightening of the foreign worker quota from next year, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Chee Hong Tat said yesterday.

Looking for internships in Singapore? Check out The Straits Times internship database

Here's a compilation of internships on offer across the island:

MONEY MATTERS

$120m semiconductor research tie-up signed in largest corporate research partnership with academia in S'pore

With the new tie-up, technology that will make driverless cars, home sensors and other devices in the Internet of Things more durable and cheaper will be researched and developed in Singapore.

Singapore wants to become an Asian hub for digital banks: MAS chief Ravi Menon

Doing so would improve banking services at home and in other parts of South-east Asia, he said.

SMEs main battleground for fintech firms in the region

SINGAPORE - Financial technology firms hoping to carve out an edge in South-east Asia will have to target the small-and-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the region.

REMAKING SINGAPORE

NDR 2019: Three-pronged approach to tackling climate change

Singapore can do three things to tackle climate change: understand the issue, take measures to mitigate it, and adapt to it, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday.

AYE, West Coast area better protected against flooding after $74 million canal upgrade

The capacity of the Sungei Pandan Kechil canal has been doubled and recreational facilities have been added at a cost of $74 million.

SEE AND READ

Trash or treasure: Can you tell what can and cannot be recycled?

Do people in Singapore know how to recycle? We challenge two mums to sort a week’s worth of trash into recyclables and non-recyclables.

Interactive: How far can your passport take you?

The Singapore passport has been ranked one of the most powerful in 2018. How powerful is your passport? We compare the travel documents of 199 countries.

FUN

Sentosa Merlion to make way for new $90m themed linkway as part of Sentosa-Brani masterplan

The towering 37m-tall statue will be demolished by year end when work begins on the $90 million Sentosa Sensoryscape project.

Collapsing Jewel Changi Airport ceiling caught on video? It was taken in Shanghai mall

The video shows water seeping through what seems to be a false ceiling.

IMPRESSIONS

At risk of producing too many doctors? Too many medical undergrads creates problems for society

Those aspiring to be doctors, as well as their parents, have to wise up to the situation and make hard choices now, says public health physician Wong Chiang Yin.

More than a nostalgic rush? Reconnecting with a religion that I turned away from 30 years ago

I had not sung the words of the Benediction at the Saturday Novena Devotion for at least 30 years. But three weeks ago, the words came back to me like it was second nature for me to sing them.