Top stories from The Straits Times on Sunday, Feb 17

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, Feb 17.


Budget 2019: Experts predict fiscal fillip

They expect an expansionary Budget, with a projected surplus in government coffers for the 2018 financial year.

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Day in the life of a postman: Two slices of bread and a toilet break between 12 hours of work

That is the gruelling pace of a postman as The Sunday Times follows him on his rounds.

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Hyflux reorganisation plan could see heavy losses for investors

Beleaguered firm says investors and creditors would get less if it were to go into liquidation.

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Lunch with Sumiko: S.Iswaran on making Singapore matter to the world

Much of S. Iswaran's career - in the Administrative Service, corporate world and politics - has seen him doing just that.

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3 questions on Budget 2019

These issues will be at the top of my mind as I watch Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat deliver his Budget speech tomorrow.

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Are schools blunting excellence?

Move to make sports less competitive for kids triggers debate.

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After the Thai royal storm, Princess Ubolratana's short foray into politics seems like a footnote

The confounding episode put coup-prone Thailand on the edge.

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Firm action will be taken against parties responsible for recent power outage in central Singapore: Koh Poh Koon

Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon said this in a Facebook post, after a visit to SP Group's Kim Chuan substation.

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Singapore legends: The art of buying art

It is possible to collect artworks by renowned Singapore artists without busting the bank. Here's how.

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Police investigating pickpocketing attempt at AMK Hub taxi stand

In a video taken by a witness, a man can be seen taking a wallet out of another man's pocket as they waited in line for a taxi.

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