What's Next: September 03, 2015

River Safari's pandas Kai Kai (right) and Jia Jia.
River Safari's pandas Kai Kai (right) and Jia Jia. PHOTO: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

Panda party as Kai Kai, Jia Jia turn 3

Pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia celebrate their third birthday at the River Safari. The Wildlife Reserves Singapore is holding a party for the two furry creatures today, complete with a birthday cake. They will also reveal whether the artificial insemination procedure carried out on Jia Jia in April was a success.

China holds WWII anniversary parade

China will commemorate victory in what it calls its war of resistance against Japanese aggression today with a military parade through Tiananmen Square to mark 70 years since World War II ended in Asia.

The event, during which President Xi Jinping will address the nation, will be Mr Xi's platform to consolidate his power and push a much bolder nationalist agenda amid a volatile stock market and the deadly Tianjin blast, observers say.

Honouring the best in banking, finance

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong will deliver the keynote address today at the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore's (IBF) annual Distinction Evening at The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore. The event is a key industry platform to recognise the contributions of IBF partners and stakeholders and honour financial institutions and industry captains who have demonstrated exemplary professional excellence.

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