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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Feb 22

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Monday, Feb 22.


Singapore hopes to balance its Budget as economy picks up: DPM Heng

With vaccination exercises taking place globally, there is hope for the economy to gain strength in 2021.

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Over 20 roads to be assessed for space to provide cycling paths

They include stretches along Aljunied Road, Braddell Road and Upper Serangoon Road.

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Malaysian truck driver with Covid-19 suspected of visiting Resorts World casino earlier

He was denied entry to Singapore after he tested positive at Woodlands Checkpoint.

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Dover Forest case: Debate over alternative sites highlights core land, housing issues

The potential clearing of Dover Forest to make way for BTO flats sparked concerns among the public.

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S’pore firm’s high-rise fish farm to produce 2,700 tonnes of fish a year by 2023

Apollo Aquaculture’s eight-storey fish farm is the tallest in Singapore and the region.

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2 injured after wild boar attacks in Punggol

One of the victims was reportedly bitten and dragged for nearly a metre.

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Electric car sales forge ahead in Singapore, powered by tax incentives

60 full-electric cars were registered in January, which outpaced 2020’s monthly average of 8.3 units.

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Plane carrying Malaysia’s first batch of Covid-19 vaccines arrives at KL International Airport

Another consignment made its way over land from Singapore to Johor.

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Covid-19 test results, vaccination records now accessible in HealthHub mobile app

App users can check the type of vaccine they took and which batch it belonged to in real time.

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Help! My child is a screen addict

Simply banning the use of devices is not the answer, in an increasingly digital world.

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