This week's top reads from The Straits Times, June 11

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

From new homes to a new 'island': 7 things about S'pore's long-term plan for next 50 years

A wider variety of home types, new parks and heritage corridors are among upcoming plans.

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More men in S'pore staying home to look after their families

Observers say the trend points to greater gender equality.

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9-year-old's intestine punctured after she swallowed magnetic balls

Magnetic forces caused the 3-5mm balls to push and pull against one another, constricting her intestine and puncturing it.

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A road trip in Malaysia yields plenty of pleasant (and not so pleasant) surprises

Journalist Louisa Lim and her husband reunited with her in-laws after more than two years. 

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askST: How much will it cost to watch the EPL?

You'll pay less - if you watch only EPL.

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Sleaze, songs and shiok eats at Orchard Towers

The building, with its R-rated repute, is home to a bar with a local rock band and a cafe  serving cheap and good food.

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Top outdoor playgrounds in Singapore: The kids' choice awards

Energetic kids enjoy playgrounds with challenging elements. Head to where the slides are "super fast" and a Wild West-themed centrepiece is "scary slanted" during the June holidays.

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A cancer trial's unexpected result: Remission in every patient

For 18 people with rectal cancer, the outcome led to “happy tears”.

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