What's Next: December 16, 2015

The Singapore Zoo and the Royal Danish Embassy will launch a photo exhibition on the Arctic to mark 50 years of ties between Singapore and Denmark.
The Singapore Zoo and the Royal Danish Embassy will launch a photo exhibition on the Arctic to mark 50 years of ties between Singapore and Denmark.PHOTO: ST FILE

Photo show on the Arctic at the zoo

The Singapore Zoo and the Royal Danish Embassy will launch a photo exhibition on the Arctic today to mark 50 years of ties between Singapore and Denmark, as well as to celebrate the 25th birthday of Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics.

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has supported the upkeep of the polar bear since it arrived at the zoo on Dec 26, 1990.  SPH Foundation, the charity arm of SPH, took over from 2007.


US housing market data out today

More data on the United States' housing and property market will be released today.

Investors will be paying close attention to the housing starts - how many new homes are being constructed - as a key indicator of the health of the market there.

The data could also sway the US Federal Reserve governors, who will present their interest rate decision after two days of meetings early tomorrow morning.


S'pore-made satellites to be launched

India will launch six Singapore-made satellites at 8.30pm Singapore time today, marking the Republic's boldest leap yet into space. The satellites will be fired into orbit on the Indian Space Research Organisation's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the Sriharikota rocket port in south-eastern Andhra Pradesh state. The launch comes four years after Singapore put its first home-grown micro-satellite in space, also with India's help.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 16, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - NDNEXT16'. Print Edition | Subscribe