Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Monday, Feb 12.
11,000 households get $211m in proximity housing grants to buy resale flats: HDB
Since August 2015, HDB said some 11,000 households have tapped on a government grant to buy resale flats to live with or near their parents or married child.
ICA investigators bust elaborate web of sham marriages involving six couples
A Singaporean "groom" would be flown to Vietnam for a wedding photo shoot with his Vietnamese "bride" as part of a ruse to make their "marriage" look genuine.
Video: Russian passenger plane crashes near Moscow, killing all 71 on board
The Antonov An-148 plane operated by Saratov Airlines crashed minutes after taking off, killing everyone on board in one of the country's worst ever aviation disasters.
South Korea's Moon watches concert with Kim Jong Un's sister as protesters burn North's flag outside venue
The show was the final set-piece element of the North Korean delegation's landmark visit, the diplomatic highlight of the Olympics-driven rapprochement between the two halves of the peninsula.
Video: SCDF firebikers help save lives as first responders in accidents and emergencies
Over two days, The Straits Times joined Singapore Civil Defence Force Staff Sergeant Md Hilmi Md Fuad and learnt what it takes to be a firebiker.
Beware non-Singaporean bosses who flee without paying foreign workers' salaries
In the past 1½ years, there have been at least six cases involving non-Singaporean employers who absconded without paying their foreign workers, according to the Migrant Workers' Centre.
Singapore wholesalers turning tech-savvy in expanding online and regional market
All it took was 10 minutes for business development manager Abbie Chen to send in her order online for threadfin and salmon, and a day for it to reach her doorstep.
Third virtual mobile telco Zero1 enters market, offers unlimited mobile data plan
Zero1, the third virtual mobile telco to enter Singapore after Circles.Life and Zero Mobile, is eyeing a slice of the pie with its $19-a-month plan that will be launched next month.
Video: Meet Malik Mazlan, Chinese calligrapher
Since winning the Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award in 2016, the up-and-coming artist has been commissioned by government agencies and cultural institutions to produce calligraphy and carvings.
Two's Company: Brothers take Three Legs Cooling Water to modern times
Behind today's Wen Ken Group, whose signature product is the popular drink said to relieve "heatiness", are a pair of third-generation brothers determined to modernise the 81-year business.