Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on April 4

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, April 4.


'My mother doesn't think she has a problem': The challenges faced by those helping people who hoard

A new study shows that hoarders resist help and groups trying to help them declutter find it difficult even to gain entry to their homes.

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MOH to formalise panel to look into issues related to Integrated Shield Plans

Insurers, doctors reminded to serve best interests of patients who are policyholders.

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'I tried to help her out, but the debris was too heavy': Taiwan train crash survivors mourn the dead

Three in a family of four were killed in the crash, after they missed an earlier train.

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She grew a tiny practice into a global design firm and now wants to build a world-class start-up

Skills and smarts can open doors in life, Shagufta Anurag readily admits.

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Who killed my father? 47 years on, son of labourer murdered in 1974 in S’pore hopes for answers

An article on the unsolved case of a girl who was found murdered in Singapore in 1995 brought back a flood of memories for Rajoo Mani.

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3 reasons why I am wary of non-fungible tokens

Would you buy something whose price seems arbitrary and which doesn't do any good?

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South Korea's late ramyeon king leaves a spicy legacy

Iconic instant noodle created by founder of Nongshim still highly popular 30 years on.

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How to pick the right maternity insurance

It pays to check out details of the many policies in the market as costs of unexpected events can potentially burn a big hole in your pocket.

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Popular food chains from Malaysia seeing bigger crowds in S'pore

Eateries like PappaRich and Kota Zheng Zong Bak Kut Teh say that business is thriving.

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49-year-old man arrested for murder at Bedok Reservoir Road

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect and the male victim are known to each other.

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