Home Briefs: KKH aims to set new Guinness World Record

KKH aims to set new Guinness World Record

More than 2,000 people have registered online to take part in an attempt by KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) to set a new Guinness World Record for the "Largest Reunion of People Born at the Same Hospital".

The attempt will be made at the "Born in KKH" carnival in Bishan Stadium on Oct 16. The carnival marks the 50th anniversary of KKH's world record in 1966 for being the world's largest maternity hospital. It had a record birth of 39,835 babies that year. It held the record for 10 years.

KKH hopes to gather 3,000 people who were born there.

Enjoy a spa treat at a parking spot on Friday

Seventy-eight parking spaces across the island will be turned into 52 parks of a different kind on Friday as part of the International Park(ing) Day movement, which turns individual parking spots into temporary public spaces.

People can enjoy a spa treat, walk and cycle on a redesigned street in virtual reality, or wander among 100 inflatable cheer sticks, among other interactive experiences.

The move is part of the Urban Redevelopment Authority's Our Favourite Place programme.

Road closures from today to next Tuesday

Several roads in the Marina Centre area will be closed from today to next Tuesday for the setting up and dismantling of race infrastructure for the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix taking place from Friday to Sunday.

When the race is completed, affected roads will reopen progressively and all roads will be fully accessible by 5.30am next Tuesday, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in a statement yesterday.

For more details, visit LTA's website at www.lta.gov.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 14, 2016, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe