Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Wednesday, Feb 17, and which we think you'd be interested in.
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Public to get sneak peek of WWII bunker Battle Box
Members of the public can get a sneak peek of the refurbished Battle Box at Fort Canning Park ahead of its official re-opening in March. Guided tours will be conducted and the media will be taken on one of these tours of the bunker, which has received a $300,000 makeover.The Battle Box bunker is the World War II site where the British decided to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on Feb 15, 1942. - MELODY ZACCHEUS
COE results for February's second bidding exercise
The certificate of entitlement (COE) bidding results will be released today.
In the last tender on Feb 3, COE prices fell in all categories. The COE for cars up to 1,600cc and 130bhp ended 9.1 per cent lower at $46,651. The COE for cars above 1,600cc or 130bhp fell by 22.9 per cent – one of the single biggest falls ever – to close at a six-year low of $38,610.
Yingluck Shinawatra's trial resumes
The trial of Thailand's former premier Yingluck Shinawatra for alleged negligence in a multi-billion-dollar scheme which paid rice farmers up to twice the market rate for their crop resumes today. Yingluck, who denies wrongdoing, can be jailed up to 10 years if convicted.
Banks association celebrates CNY
The Association of Banks in Singapore is holding its annual Chinese New Year lunch today. Its chairman Wee Ee Cheong is expected to announce new initiatives to be undertaken by the association in support of the national SkillsFuture road map for the financial sector.