The Straits Times' News In A Minute: Oct 16, 2017

Tuas mega port will boost Singapore as a maritime hub: PM Lee; man charged in Golden Mile Complex assault case; new private home sales up 29% year-on-year in September.

In The Straits Times' News In A Minute today, we look at:

*The Tuas mega port will strengthen Singapore's international maritime hub said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a Facebook post.

*A 22-year-old man accused of assaulting a man at Golden Mile Complex last week was charged with causing grievous hurt.

*The number of new private homes sold in September rose 29 per cent from a year ago, according to the latest Urban Redevelopment Authority data.