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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on June 27

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Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, June 27.


New enterprises bloom in S'pore despite Covid-19 gloom​


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There were 63,480 new enterprises last year, up from 61,573 in 2019.


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Housewife who starved, tortured and killed Myanmar maid: What drove her to violence?​


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Gaiyathiri Murugayan was sentenced to 30 years' jail for abusing her domestic helper.


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Elderly woman who visited Bukit Merah View block dies of Covid-19; new cases include CGH nurse​


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The 84-year-old Singaporean had not been vaccinated and had a history of cancer and hypertension.

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Firms in S’pore turn to tech, online space to weather pandemic storm​


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While figures show that a significant number of new businesses opened last year, some sectors have seen their fair share of firms going belly-up.

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S'pore's F&B business owners grapple with dine-in curbs while juggling delivery​


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For restaurants that are newly opened or about to open, owners have had to tweak their timelines and plans.

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Phuket gets ready for tourists amid Covid-19 in 'sandbox' experiment by Thai govt​


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The reopening can be suspended if more than 90 infections are recorded a week on the island.

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A 'silver tsunami' looms. What can Singapore do about it?​


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Decisive steps have to be taken to keep older workers in jobs for longer and improve the caregiving landscape, says deputy news editor Royston Sim.

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More cyclists caught riding illegally on S'pore expressways this year​


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With many taking up regular cycling, some are unfamiliar with the road network or regulations.

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Use S'pore's Census 2020 to plan your own retirement​


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Getting a peek at growing trends, such as the ageing population, should signal how older folk will need more help.

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Spend time with friends without breaking Covid-19 rules: 5 ways to hang out virtually​


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Have fun with friends by playing games or watching movies together online.

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