Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Dec 23

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Wednesday, Dec 23.


Checks and enforcement to be stepped up as Singapore cannot let its guard down: Lawrence Wong

Mr Wong said that within Singapore, people have to continue to take the pandemic seriously.

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12 households evacuated after suspected war relic found in Shunfu unit under construction

The corner terraced unit at 43 Jalan Rabu, which is currently under construction, was cordoned off.

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No breach found so far in probe into 13 SHN cases at Mandarin Orchard hotel: Lawrence Wong

What happened there is another reminder that things can go wrong, said Lawrence Wong.

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Details on S'pore's Covid-19 vaccination programme could be released by January: Lawrence Wong

Healthcare and front-line workers will receive the first vaccines between the end of the year and January or February.

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Wonton mee business fight: Court dismisses claims made by partner, founder's daughters

With a trademark dispute still before the court, the battle over the wonton mee business is far from over.

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Could en-bloc fever start again in 2021?

The continued drop in unsold inventory and a conservative slate of sites on the Government Land Sales programme may lead to a revival.

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Biden says huge cyberattack on US government cannot go 'unanswered'

"This assault happened on Donald Trump's watch when he wasn't watching," Biden said.

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What helps people bounce back

Singapore's whole-of-nation approach to fighting Covid-19 is a model for how we need to support people still struggling to get back on their feet, says Lydia Lim.

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Ex-NCMP's new book reveals details on WP's inner workings

Yee Jenn Jong's book confirms for the first time that there had been a group of members who felt the party's MPs had mishandled matters at the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council.

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Rest & Relax: 7 ways to fully recharge, from knitting to soaking in nature

Activities such as meditation, exercise, and being in nature can improve physical and mental energy.

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