10 must-reads for today

Volunteers teaching residents some basics on gardening at a community garden in Jurong West.
Volunteers teaching residents some basics on gardening at a community garden in Jurong West.ST PHOTO: JEREMY KWAN

The 1,000,000 Native Plants @ South West, an initiative started in 2008 to plant one million native plants in the district, has borne fruit. Ten years later, there are more than one million of these plants across 152 community gardens, tended to by more than 3,000 volunteers.

A landmark 11-nation Pacific Rim trade deal entered into force yesterday after years of bumpy talks, bringing steep tariff cuts to the first six countries that ratified the pact, including Japan and Singapore. Consumers will also stand to gain from the deal.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 31, 2018, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe