Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, April 19, 2016

Details on the annual Singapore HeritageFest will be announced today by its organiser, the Singapore Heritage Board.
Details on the annual Singapore HeritageFest will be announced today by its organiser, the Singapore Heritage Board.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, April 19, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Singapore HeritageFest details out today

The annual Singapore HeritageFest will take place from April 29 to May 15, with many activities lined up to celebrate the country's heritage. Over three weekends, the festival will pay homage to Singapore's hawker fare, with a bustling hawker street reminiscent of the 1960s set up at the National Museum Singapore. Guided trails, music performances and film screenings will also be organised to tell the stories of Pulau Ubin, Singapore's last living kampung, as well as other heritage-rich neighbourhoods such as Bukit Pasoh and Bedok. The Singapore Heritage Board, organiser of the event, will announce more details today. - MELODY ZACCHEUS

Decisive New York Primary vote today


Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (left) and Bernie Sanders will contest the New York primary today. PHOTO: AFP

New York’s primary today is expected to be the most decisive in decades in terms of picking the nominees for November’s presidential election. Polls show Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump with double-digit leads heading into the primary, and both candidates are hoping that strong victories on their home-court will reset their respective races and catapult them towards the finish line. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders needs to defy expectations with a strong victory if he is to overtake Mrs Clinton, a former Secretary of State. Mr Trump’s rivals, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich, have no strong ties to New York, though they have gamely showed up at campaign events.

Discussion on future of oil prices

The fall in oil prices has created a complex operating environment for the offshore marine sector, with companies looking at how they can reduce costs, increase efficiencies and diversify their businesses to manage outgoing volatility in the oil market.

Industry leaders will come together here today to discuss the future of oil prices at the Offshore Marine Forum, which is part of the Singapore Maritime Week.