What's Next: September 17, 2015

The refurbished Sri Ruthira Kaliamman Temple.
The refurbished Sri Ruthira Kaliamman Temple.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Hindu temple reopens after upgrading

The Sri Ruthra Kaliamman Temple's main sanctum will be officially reopened this morning with a consecration ceremony.

The Hindu temple in Depot Road, which traces its roots to 1913, was closed in March for a $1.2 million upgrading exercise.

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will be the guest of honour at the ceremony, which several thousand devotees are expected to attend.


Release of August trade figures

Singapore's August trade numbers will be released today. July's number had already shown a drop compared to a year earlier. The numbers will be closely watched for signs of further weakness in the local economy.


Migrant crisis: Decision on EU summit

European Union president Donald Tusk is set to make a decision today on whether there would be an emergency summit of EU leaders to discuss the region's worsening migrant crisis. Pressure is building for a special EU summit to come up with solutions, with the bloc bitterly split and its vaunted passport-free Schengen zone in jeopardy. Countries in Europe are grappling with the biggest migratory wave since the end of World War II.

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