Farm Fest to highlight local produce
The Singapore Farm Fest and the 8th Farmers Market take place this weekend on the grounds of garden and landscape firm Nyee Phoe in Kranji. The organisers promise there will be lots of interesting local produce and locally made artisanal products. This event is a prelude to the 27th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference, to be held for the first time in Singapore and Asia next week. The Farm Fest will be opened by MP Yee Chia Hsing.
Thais can pay respects at Throne Hall
The Thai public are being allowed inside the Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall at the Grand Palace starting today to pay their respects before the body of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej for the first time since his death.
The government, which is expecting large crowds, has not set a closing date to give mourners more time to pay their respects, the Bangkok Post reported.
Iceland's Pirate Party eyes big haul
Iceland's anti-establishment Pirate Party is set to shake up the political landscape in today's parliamentary election, with voters on course to punish a government tainted by the Panama Papers.
Iceland called the snap vote in August after the global tax evasion scandal ensnared several senior politicians and claimed the scalp of the prime minister.