Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Oct 4

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Tuesday, Oct 4.


S'pore to spend more than $1 billion to get Healthier SG preventive care strategy up and running

It will also spend an estimated $400 million a year on recurrent costs, such as annual health screenings for residents.

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S'pore committed to affordable public housing, will intervene as needed: Desmond Lee

The Government will ensure that prices move broadly in line with economic fundamentals, he said.

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Fixed home loan rates in S'pore hit 3.85% as UOB makes move after DBS

OCBC has also confirmed that it is reviewing its fixed-rate package.

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Alfa Romeo showroom shut, staff laid off as S'pore distributorship set to change hands

Komoco Holdings is set to take over the exclusive distributorship next year, ST has learnt.

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Indonesia football stampede: What led to the tragedy?

A look at what we know so far of the incident, one of the worst stadium disasters in the world.

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US, South Korea conduct ‘precision bombing drill’ after North Korea missile launch

North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan this morning, for the first time in five years.

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Local football clubs told to cease jackpot operations by end of October

This move comes as the Singapore Premier League heads towards privatisation, which will take place in 2023.

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Covid-19 strikes for 24 hours on a luxury cruise in Italy

Senior correspondent Chantal Sajan shares her experience of catching Covid-19 while on cruise, and recovering just after about 24 hours.

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Ajoomma selected as Singapore’s entry to the 2023 Oscars

This comes after the film nabbed four Golden Horse Award nominations.

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Young & Savvy: Should I get a credit card for a free luggage bag?

Young people must be very aware not to be sucked into the trap of spending more to save more, an expert warns.

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