Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, June 15, 2016

A staff member of Singapore Children’s Society conducting a KidzLive session to teach five- and six-year-olds “body safety" skills.
A staff member of Singapore Children’s Society conducting a KidzLive session to teach five- and six-year-olds “body safety" skills.PHOTO: SINGAPORE CHILDREN'S SOCIETY

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Wednesday, June 15, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Volunteers and donors of Singapore Children’s Society to be recognised at awards ceremony

The Singapore Children’s Society Awards recognise the dedication and generosity of volunteers and donors whose contributions have helped build a better life for the children under the society’s care.

This year’s recipients will be honoured at the awards ceremony at the Pan Pacific Singapore tonight (June 15). - AUDREY TAN

Asean anti-dengue campaign day


Dengue prevention volunteers give out dengue prevention fliers. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

South-east Asian countries will mark Asean Dengue Day today (June 15), an annual campaign day advocating dengue prevention and control within the regional grouping.

The day provides a common platform for promoting cooperation and exchanges on awareness about the disease and its prevention.

Dengue has an immense social, economic and human impact on South-east Asia. Of the estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide at risk of dengue, 1.8 billion live in the Asia-Pacific region.

New private home sales figures


New private home sales data is likely to be boosted due to the strong take-up of Gem Residences. PHOTO: DANIEL NEO FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Data on new private home sales for last month will be released today (June 15).

Market watchers say the numbers will be boosted by the strong take-up of Gem Residences, a condominium project in Toa Payoh that sold more than 300 units at its launch late last month.