Let's get caught up on the day's top stories.
PM Lee says interest rates aren't likely to return soon, despite low inflation and interest rates.
Singapore has weathered the COVID-19 Pandemic, but the road ahead will not be easy, he said, in his National Day message on Monday August 8, Singaporeans must be prepared because the region may not be as peaceful and stable as it has been so far.
He gave the assurance that the Government is doing everything necessary to help people cope with rising prices. Mr Lee said that the Government is ready to do more to help Singaporeans if things get worse. The basic reality is that international economic conditions have shifted. China's military announced new military drills on Monday August 8 in the seas and airspace around Taiwan - a day after the end of its largest exercises in protest of the visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taipei.
Taiwan said Chinese military ships, aircraft, and drones had simulated attacks on the island and its navy, and that they would hold live-fire military drills this week, simulating its defence against a Chinese invasion.
The presence of Shandong dumpling restaurants and Shanxi noodle restaurants in Taipei prompted a storm of ridicule online, senior Chinese spokeswoman Hua Chunying.
Taiwan has always been a part of China. She said that the long lost child will return home eventually.
Hong Kong has cut incoming COVID 19 hotel quarantine from 7 days to 3 days.
Hong Kong will shorten the COVID 19 hotel quarantine period for all arrivals to three days from seven. The measures will be effective from Friday, the city's leader, John Lee, said.
Arrivals will have to self-monitor for a further four days during which they are not allowed to enter certain premises, such as restaurants and bars.
The city's border has been almost completely sealed since 2020, and it is one of the last places in the world still imposing quarantine for arrivals.
The army encik became a TikTok sensation for a workout routine that inspires many to get fit.
Singapore Armed Forces SAF warrant officer Leong Teng Kee's daily workout videos have become a hit on TikTok.
The 55-year-old is the Chief Master Trainer at the SAF's Centre Of Excellence For Soldier Performance. He also conducts free exercise classes for the public at Jurong West Sports Centre.
CNA Lifestyle sat down with him to talk about his passion for fitness and his job, and how he came up with such a rigorous daily routine.