Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on June 8

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Wednesday, June 8.


Tampines Avenue 11 megasite to test developers' appetite

The 5.07ha mixed-use site is among the highlights of the latest government land sales programme.

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World Bank slashes global growth forecast to 2.9%, warns of 'stagflation' risk

It said global inflation should moderate next year but would likely remain above targets in many economies.

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Resorts World Cruises to offer cruises to Malaysia and Indonesia from July

Its cruises will call at Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Penang, as well as Bintan and Batam.

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Why 'customers first' is the ultimate winning strategy

Research shows that it delivers for all stakeholders, says associate editor Vikram Khanna.

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A Singaporean tram driver cycled 2,100km around Norway. Here's how his journey went

From April 4 to May 21, he embarked on a 48-day cycling adventure around the Nordic nation.

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Over $9,700 lost in first week of June to scammers posing as government and public service agencies

Scammers would claim the victims paid their bills twice and offer a refund if they clicked on links.

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Only 10 LED wreaths allowed at a wake under new NEA guidelines

The light-emitting wreaths will be confined to the funeral wake area - HDB void decks and pavilion.

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Durian orchards, supermarkets and hospitals enter metaverse in Thailand

The country has launched an initiative that enables tourists to explore virtual durian orchards.

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Powerlifting: Singaporean Farhanna Farid sets Open U-52kg deadlift world record

She lifted 200.5kg at the World Open Classic Powerlifting Championships in South Africa, eclipsing the previous mark of 196.5kg.

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From hospital bed to massage bed: Wellness centres targeting new mums are big business

Unlike slimming centres, these brands offer lactation massages and services for busy, tired new mothers.

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