What's Next: July 18, 2015

HDB blocks 837 and 839 in Jurong West Street 81 decorated with residents' artworks.
HDB blocks 837 and 839 in Jurong West Street 81 decorated with residents' artworks.PHOTO: PASSION ARTS FESTIVAL 2015

Art on 105 HDB blocks

For the first time, the exterior of 105 Housing Board blocks across the island will be dressed in large-format facade art, as part of the PAssionArts Festival organised by the People's Association.

The festival will run till the end of next month to celebrate National Day. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will launch the event today in Ang Mo Kio and Sengkang West.

George Yeo assumes Nalanda post

Former Singapore foreign minister George Yeo takes over as the chancellor of Nalanda University for a term of three years today. He succeeds Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, who continues as a board member of the university governing body.  

Mr Yeo has been closely associated with the efforts to revive the ancient university and in getting support  for the project.

Coach's goal: Score one for the fans

Singapore Selection coach V. Sundramoorthy wants his team to score against Stoke in the Barclays Asia Trophy third-place play-off today to make the National Stadium crowd erupt. His team earned the praises of Potters boss Mark Hughes and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who called them "electric" for their good first-half showing against the Gunners on Wednesday before losing 0-4.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 18, 2015, with the headline 'What's Next: July 18, 2015'. Print Edition | Subscribe