Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Wednesday, Jan 24.
VIDEO: Flood mitigation measures to be introduced at 4 locations on East-West MRT line
Rail operator SMRT will be introducing flood mitigation measures - put into place at the Bishan MRT station to prevent a repeat of October's flooding incident - at four other locations by April this year.
VIDEO: US attorney-general Jeff Sessions questioned in special counsel Russia probe
The interview marked the first time that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office is known to have interviewed a member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet.
New FTA with Sri Lanka a boon for Singapore firms large and small
The newly signed free trade agreement was welcomed on Tuesday by companies and observers, who said it was a comprehensive, high-quality deal.
TPP-11 deal a major boost to Pacific Rim economies
The renamed Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for TPP (CPTPP) caps a trade pact over 10 years in the making, with its roots in an agreement between Singapore, Brunei, Chile and New Zealand.
VIDEO: Indian PM Modi makes investment pitch at World Economic Forum in Davos
Delivering the opening address at this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, he said the world needed not only more wealth, but also enhanced wellness, peace as well as prosperity, while societies needed to seek "wholeness".
The hype and reality of blockchain
Tracking diamonds, use of photos online, or property ownership - these are some of the ways blockchain can change the world. But much of the buzz now is hype.
Community-themed messages add fresh touch to traditional Chinese New Year greetings
The traditional handcrafted lanterns which hang over the streets of Chinatown carry the usual Chinese New Year messages such as wishing people prosperity and a happy new year.
VIDEO: The Lives They Live: Tiong Bahru Market's 'chicken boy'
Mr Chan Lay Boo, 82, has been selling chickens at Tiong Bahru Market and its predecessor, the Seng Poh Road Market, since the 1950s, earning him the moniker "gai zai", or chicken boy, in Cantonese.
Oldest employee of McDonald's Singapore dies aged 90
Madam Goh Gwek Eng, who worked at the fast-food chain for close to 20 years, died on Monday. Her son said she had grown frail in recent years.
Interactive quiz: Man races animal - who is faster?
Take our quiz to find out how humans fare against crocodiles, wild boars, otters and other animals in terms of speed.
Oscar nominations: The Shape Of Water leads with 13 nods
The fantasy romance about a woman who falls in love with a strange river creature led the nominations in a wide-ranging list that embraced stories about and by women and people of colour.