Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Jan 3

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, Jan 3.

Malls and restaurants buzzing on first weekend of Singapore’s phase 3 reopening

Strong winds and wet weather did not deter Singaporeans from making the most of the long weekend.

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Rainfall on Saturday among highest in Singapore in past 39 years

The amount of 210.6mm is more than half of Singapore’s average monthly rainfall in January.

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Malaysia’s high-speed rail project without Singapore stop is redundant: Transport experts

It will likely end up a white elephant if it is built, analysts said.

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Time for Singapore to do more to stub out smoking?

The Jan 1 raising of the minimum age limit for smoking to 21 is the latest step to manage the harm of tobacco. But some feel more needs to be done.

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Covid-19 testing tightened for shore-based staff in Singapore’s maritime sector

They will be tested every 7 days in the light of 2 cases in which a marine surveyor and a harbour pilot tested positive for Covid-19.

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Police probing group of 44 who were drinking, smoking, singing in empty Boon Lay office on Jan 1

The 29 men and 15 women, aged between 17 and 34, had allegedly gathered to socialise.

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Risk of Covid-19 community spread by SIA steward who drove for Grab small because of measures taken: Experts

Precautions such as mask wearing and the contact tracing system here will mitigate the likelihood of a cluster forming.

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Visiting Sentosa attractions? Book a time slot first to avoid being denied entry

Various attractions said that time slots were introduced to help them reduce overcrowding.

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From one fishball noodle stall to a $150 million-a-year food empire with 15 brands

The founders of Fei Siong Group have nearly 160 outlets in hawker centres, coffee shops and foodcourts all over the island.

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How you can make up to $1 million with CPF

Invest editor Tan Ooi Boon explores ways to make the most of your money through the Central Provident Fund.

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