Home Briefs: Biker's raincoat one of winning entries

Biker's raincoat one of winning entries

More than 700 second-year engineering students submitted 91 projects for the 18th Engineering, Innovation and Design Competition organised by the Nanyang Technological University's School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Among the winning entries were a toilet door that can be opened by foot pedals, as well as a raincoat that motor- cyclists can put on without dismounting from their bikes.

Top Chinese official here for forum

A member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Mr Meng Jianzhu, will visit Singapore today and tomorrow. Mr Meng, who is also secretary of the CPC Central Committee Political and Legal Affairs Commission, will co-chair the 3rd Singapore-China Social Governance Forum with Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.

Both will deliver keynote addresses and officiate the opening ceremony of the forum, one of the key cooperation platforms between Singapore and China.

Migrant workers feted at celebration

Some 5,000 migrant workers were treated to a day-long celebration at the new Terusan Recreation Centre in Jurong yesterday.

The event was held to reinforce the message of integration and harmonious co-existence between Singaporeans and migrant workers. Highlights included an appreciation dinner for 3,000 migrant workers.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 16, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe