The Straits Times' News In A Minute: Oct 25, 2017

Today's top news headlines: Singapore passport 'most powerful' in the world, customs warns of scam messages and calls, and Orchard Road set for Christmas

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

* The Singapore passport is now the "most powerful" in the world, ahead of the German passport, with a visa-free score of 159. 

* The Singapore Customs has made a police report over scam text messages and calls appearing to be from its fax number 6250-8663.

* Christmas lights in Orchard Road will be switched on three hours earlier at 3pm this year to give visitors a "different experience" of seeing daytime lights.