Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, Sept 14.
Indonesia and Singapore will exchange financial data to curb tax evasion
Indonesia and Singapore will start exchanging financial data on taxpayers by the end of this month, with an eye on cracking down on tax evasion.
Religious groups welcome tighter land tender process
Leaders say most groups facing space crunch do not have enough funds to outbid businesses.
One year with President Halimah
Singapore's eighth and first woman head of state has made it one of her priorities to make the Istana more accessible to ordinary Singaporeans, beyond the five traditional open houses during Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali, Labour Day and National Day.
Thousands evacuated in the Philippines ahead of super typhoon Mangkhut
A powerful typhoon is expected to make a landfall in the Philippines' main Luzon island on Saturday, prompting authorities to place 17 areas on alert and start evacuations.
VIDEO: Hawker culture nomination does not mean it belongs to or exists only in Singapore: NHB
Choosing to nominate hawker culture for Unesco recognition does not mean it belongs to, originates from, or exists only in Singapore, said the National Heritage Board in a video.
VIDEO: China welcomes US invitation for trade talks
China said it welcomed an invitation by the United States to hold a new round of trade talks, as Washington prepares to further escalate the US-China trade war with tariffs on US$200 billion (S$274 billion) worth of Chinese goods.
Police arrest Maserati driver who drove against traffic at high speed for dangerous driving
A man who drove against the flow of traffic to overtake a lorry has been arrested for dangerous driving, the police confirmed on Thursday.
Asian fashion labels on the rise
Just like the model line-up on runways, the mix of design geniuses in fashion is becoming increasingly inclusive.
Athletics: Pole vaulter Rachel Yang seeks compensation from Singapore Athletics after botched Asian Games bid
National pole vaulter Rachel Yang is attempting to recover the costs she had incurred in training and preparing overseas for the Aug 18-Sept 2 Games, as well as for the loss of income as she had taken no-pay leave from her job to prepare for the competition.