This week's top reads from The Straits Times

Good evening! Catch up on some of the week's top reads.


MOH investigating 13 Covid-19 cases who served SHN at Mandarin Orchard hotel

The cases were found to have high genetic similarity despite arriving from different countries.

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The Life List: 20 pandemic-appropriate gifts for Christmas 2020

The Straits Times picks some of the most worthwhile gifts this year.

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Covid-19 vaccine: Why some groups should wait

Pregnant women, immunocompromised persons and kids are among this group.

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Heads found in Japan's 'house of horrors': Serial killer who baited suicidal victims gets death penalty

Police discovered nine human heads and 240 bones, stored in cooler boxes in Takahiro Shiraishi's home in 2017.

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Man charged with murder of S'porean teen Felicia Teo: 4 other missing persons cases

They include a 14-year-old, a medical student and an undergraduate.

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7 things to know about phase 3: Dining out in larger groups, free Covid-19 vaccinations

Priority for the vaccines will be given to those at greatest risk, such as healthcare workers and the elderly.

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Singapore's hawker culture on Unesco heritage list: Each of us can be a hawker culture ambassador

Eat at hawker centres often and don't gripe when prices go up if you can afford it, says associate editor Chua Mui Hoong.

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Lunch With Sumiko: Daren Tang, Singapore's IP Man in Geneva, on his to-do list

Lawyer Daren Tang made history when he became the first Singaporean to head a United Nations agency.

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