MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Nov 30, 2015

A journalist takes a picture of a " Bibendum ", the symbol of the Michelin tire company, during the presentation of Germany's Michelin Guide 2016 in Berlin on Nov 12, 2015.
A journalist takes a picture of a " Bibendum ", the symbol of the Michelin tire company, during the presentation of Germany's Michelin Guide 2016 in Berlin on Nov 12, 2015.PHOTO: AFP

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Monday, Nov 30, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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MICHELIN GUIDE FOR SINGAPORE

The French gastronomic guide, the offshoot of a tyre company, is expected to announce this morning (Nov 30) that Singapore is getting its own Michelin guide. In Asia, only Japan, Hong Kong and Macau have Michelin guides.

The guide is expected to give a boost to the already buzzing dining scene in Singapore, drawing more gourmands willing to travel to eat well.

What remains to be seen is whether there are enough fine-dining restaurants in Singapore to fill out a guide and how many will be given the coveted three stars. Another question is whether mid-tier restaurants will be included in the guide under  Bib Gourmand, which is what the guide calls restaurants that offer "exceptional good food at moderate prices", 

Credibility is key and in a city of vocal foodies like Singapore, Michelin will have to prove it knows the dining scene here well enough to assess it fairly.

Tea to thank the police


Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law K. Shanmugam speaking at the Singapore Press Holdings’ auditorium on Aug 27, 2015. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law K. Shanmugam will visit the Police Cantonment Complex in Outram today (Nov 30) to thank police officers for their efforts in keeping Singapore safe this year, in which many major events were held. He will meet officers from the various land divisions, Special Operations Command and Traffic Police during a tea reception. - LIM YI HAN

Paris Climate Change Talks Start Today


An information board about climate change is seen on a bridge near the Eiffel Tower ahead of the World Climate Conference 2015 (COP21), in Paris, France, on Nov 28, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

Crucial United Nations talks on climate change will officially start in Paris today (Nov 30), as more than 140 world leaders seek to avoid greater threats to economies, livelihoods and mass migration from the phenomenon.

Leaders including US President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping will be under pressure at the conference, which ends on Dec 11, to reach a universal climate pact to limit average global warming to 2 deg C over pre-Industrial Revolution levels, amid worldwide rallies demanding curbs to carbon pollution that have been going on for three days.