What's Next: April 26, 2016

The Singapore Science Centre in Jurong.
The Singapore Science Centre in Jurong.PHOTO: ST FILE

Ruling on Taipei water park blast

A Taiwanese court is set to make a ruling today on the explosion at a water park in Taipei last year that killed 15 people and injured hundreds. The blast occurred at the Formosa Fun Coast Water Park in New Taipei on June 27 last year, when coloured cornstarch powder used as a party effect exploded, engulfing party-goers in flames.

Butterfly sanctuary at Science Centre

The Science Centre Singapore is launching Butterflies Up-Close, an indoor butterfly sanctuary, this month. There, visitors will be surrounded by more than 500 tropical butterflies, including the Singapore favourite, the Common Rose. They will be able to experience all stages of a butterfly's metamorphosis at the exhibition, which will include interactive touch points, live displays and a vivid storyline told across five zones.

Industrial production data out today

Yet another dismal picture is likely to emerge today with the release of the monthly industrial production data.

Factory output in Singapore suffered a worse-than-expected 4.7 per cent slide in February, hurt by global demand that is still weak as well as the fallout from ongoing economic restructuring. Economists see a similarly tepid performance for last month.

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