10 must-reads for today

Ms Jessica Wee (foreground) heading back to shore after a session with the stand-up paddling interest group at East Coast Park. ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Ms Jessica Wee (foreground) heading back to shore after a session with the stand-up paddling interest group at East Coast Park. ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

The PAssion WaVe @ East Coast stand-up paddling interest group serves as a platform for paddlers to pursue their interest while doing their part for the environment through green initiatives such as "paddle-and-pick" expeditions, which combine stand-up paddling with the picking up of rubbish along the way.

At the National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made announcements about issues such as education, ageing and climate change. For instance, quality early education will be more accessible and affordable, the retirement age will be raised progressively, and measures are being rolled out to tackle climate change.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 19, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe