Top stories from The Straits Times on Sunday, Jan 28

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Sunday, Jan 28.


More home-based care options likely for seniors

The Ministry of Health is exploring various models of how assisted living can be piloted in Singapore. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

A new offering is now under study: assisted living facilities or services, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong disclosed in an interview with The Sunday Times.

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2.8m tapeworm found in Singapore patient who had no symptoms

PHOTO: SINGAPORE GENERAL HOSPITAL'S DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

The tapeworm that grew in the gut of a patient here was so long that it was at least one and a half times his height.

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Video: Baby saved after pregnant mum died in accident: Dad thanks medical team in heart-felt video

Dave Yuen, 26, thanked the team in a video that was played during the opening of The Society for Emergency Medicine in Singapore's Annual Scientific Meeting 2018. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE

Mr Dave Yuen, 26, lost his six-month pregnant wife on May 13 last year after she was hit by a lorry in Jurong West Avenue 1.

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Talking succession: Passing remarks on PM front runners spark discussion

PHOTOS: DESMOND FOO, JONATHAN CHOO, MOE

In Singapore, where political succession planning is traditionally a structured and low-key exercise, recent public remarks highlight just how unusual the current situation is.

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Is collective sale fever cooling?

Developers are wrestling with issues unique to iconic developments such as Pearlbank Apartments in the Outram area. PHOTO: ST FILE

Sellers' unrealistic expectations, coupled with more state land coming on the market and the prospect of higher development charges, may be cooling the fever, analysts said.

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Video: New malls to check out in JB: Paradigm Mall and biggest Ikea store in South-east Asia

A 12,000 sq ft indoor climbing gym in Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

There are now more reasons to make a trip across the Causeway, given the new attractions that have opened in Johor Baru recently.

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Lunch With Sumiko: Why can't Singapore produce a Tash Aw?

Class divides and the chasm between the haves and have-nots is a theme in the new work Malaysian novelist Tash Aw is now working on. It is about a working-class man who accidentally commits a serious crime. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

This is a question the acclaimed Malaysian author gets a lot - and it leaves him bewildered.

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Social mobility, ageing are Singapore's big challenges: Tharman

One in four Singaporeans will be aged 65 and above by 2030, a dramatic shift from today's figure of about one in eight. This is already propelling healthcare spending upwards, said DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam. PHOTO: ST FILE

"They will be with us for a long while. They are not one-off challenges, not challenges for 10 or 15 years. They are challenges for decades to come," DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam said in an interview with Insight.

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In Davos, the global elite ponders on income inequality, lack of trust in leaders

The logo of the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, is seen on a window in Davos, Switzerland. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

A much-talked about Oxfam study showed that 82 per cent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest 1 per cent of the global population while the poorest half saw no increase at all.

18 CNY snacks to try: Sambal cookies, bak kwa madeleines and more

Diced bak kwa in buttery madeleines. PHOTO: ONE FARRER HOTEL & SPA

Many of this year's new snacks have a local twist. They include nasi ulam florentines and sambal bak kwa cookies.

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