Daily Briefing: More Singaporean marriages and births in 2014; Fire at Malaysian landfill causes slight haze in Singapore

And why Thaipusam is no longer a public holiday.

Both Cupid and the stork worked extra hard last year -- 2014 saw the highest number of marriages since 1997, and a significant increase in the number of babies born to Singaporeans. View more here.

Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan said in a Facebook post on Sunday night that the haze that has affected parts of Singapore in the past few days has been caused by a fire in a landfill in Malaysia. View more here.

The manpower ministry says Thaipusam is no longer a public holiday in Singapore because it was one of several religious observances that were given up by various religious leaders in 1968. View more here.

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