What's Next: July 4, 2015

The first edition of Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road on Oct 4, 2014.
The first edition of Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road on Oct 4, 2014.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Pedestrian Night gets more spacious

Shoppers will have more space to stroll on Singapore's main shopping street and into the malls this evening, when a stretch of Orchard Road is closed to vehicles from 6pm to 11pm.

Previous instalments of Pedestrian Night allocated a lot of space to activities such as mass yoga and street tennis, but not tonight. Organisers hope the move will nudge more people into the malls to shop.

Gardens' Unesco bid: Verdict due today

Singapore could welcome its first Unesco World Heritage Site today, with the World Heritage Committee set to deliver its verdict on the Botanic Gardens' nomination in Germany.

The accolade would be a feather in the Republic's cap and boost its tourist numbers.

Home to more than 10,000 types of plants, the Botanic Gardens draws more than four million visitors annually.

PM Lee to attend mass to mark SG50

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will attend the JOY SG50 Thanksgiving Mass today, organised by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore to celebrate the golden jubilee.

It is one of several religious groups that will mark Singapore's 50 years of independence ahead of Aug 9. About 9,000 people from 31 parishes are expected to attend the event.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2015, with the headline 'What'sNews'. Print Edition | Subscribe