Good morning! Here are our top stories to kickstart your Wednesday, Oct 25.
Tech can boost construction sector's appeal, say observers
The smarter use of technology is an important focus of the Construction Industry Transformation Map launched yesterday. Observers say these changes can draw more young people to jobs in the construction sector.
News analysis: Xi Jinping more powerful but still faces some resistance
By having his political thoughts written into the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) charter, President Xi Jinping has gained a lot more power, and this will allow him to get the party into line.
Donald Trump to skip key Asia summit in Philippines to go home earlier
Leaders of more than a dozen countries will meet for the East Asia summit in the Philippines in mid-November, but US President Donald Trump won't be there. He is planning to skip it and leave the Philippines the day before.
VIDEO: Writer Djamal Tukimin and composer Law Wai Lun awarded Cultural Medallions
Djamal, 71, is lauded not just for his multifarious works of Malay poetry, fiction and plays, but also his efforts in literary criticism, research and archiving of Malay literature. 73-year-old Law's compositions for Chinese orchestra are considered key in shaping the Nanyang music style.
Raffles Hotel to unveil new suites and dining concepts when it opens in mid-2018
Singapore's classic heritage hotel Raffles Hotel Singapore is going to offer a whole host of new facilities, dining concepts and experiences come mid-2018, when it is slated to complete its ongoing restoration and renovation works.
VIDEO: False ceiling collapses in SMU after water leaks from drainage pipe
A false ceiling at the Singapore Management University (SMU) collapsed on Tuesday evening after water leaked through from a drainage pipe above it, but no one was hurt in the incident.
Commentary: Blue skies ahead for Asean airlines with more flight options, transfers
Agreements signed recently will mean more choices for travellers, and will the pave way for more cross-border airline-related businesses.
Football: Second-string Man City scrape past Wolves in League Cup shootout
Manchester City were kept at bay for 120 minutes by second-tier side Wolverhampton Wanderers before winning 4-1 in a penalty shootout to reach the League Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.
WTA Finals: Williams edges Ostapenko in thrilling three-setter, Pliskova advances as White Group winner
Former world No. 1 Venus Williams beat Jelena Ostapenko 7-5 6-7(3), 7-5 in a thrilling encounter that lasted over three hours at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Tuesday night. Karolina Pliskova, who had beaten Williams, advances as the White Group winner, while Ostapenko is out of the WTA Finals.
Nokia taps nostalgia, yet keeps eye on the future
The iconic brand, once the world's biggest phone maker, faces an uphill task here against incumbents like Apple and Samsung.