MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, April 21, 2015

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break today and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Minister Tan Chuan-Jin to attend Mr Lee Kuan Yew's memorial service in Beijing

Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin will be attending a memorial service today for the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew at the Singapore Embassy in Beijing, as the one-month death anniversary of Singapore's founding Prime Minister approaches. Mr Tan will also meet senior Chinese officials on the sidelines.

Mr Tan will also officiate the opening reception of Singapore: Inside Out in Beijing tomorrow. The event is a multi-disciplinary showcase of contemporary creative disciplines, with collaborations between Singaporean and Chinese artists. - TEO CHENG WEE

Jurong Heritage Trail traces the area's rich history


Did you know that Jurong was once a pirates' hideout and training ground for spies? The National Heritage Board (NHB) has come up with a new heritage trail that will feature more than 30 sites and 12 trail markers on such highlights of Jurong's history. The NHB will give a media preview today and officially launch the Jurong Heritage Trail, its 13th national heritage trail, on Saturday (April 25) as part of Singapore HeritageFest. - OLIVIA HO

$1 million donation to mark 20 years of Tang Plaza


Tang Holdings Group will donate $1 million to charity to mark the 20th anniversary of its building Tang Plaza, which houses its office, its flagship department store Tangs, as well as Marriott Hotel. The recipients of the donation are The Straits Times Pocket Money Fund as well as four ethnic self-help organisations here - The Chinese Development Assistance Council, Mendaki, The Singapore Indian Development Association and The Eurasian Association. - MIRANDA YEO

Closing day highlights of the World Economic Forum on East Asia


One of the highlights on the closing day of the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Jakarta today will be a session devoted to examining the benefits accruing to the region and to the global economy from the formation of the Asean Economic Community. The bold initiative underway will carve a single market and production base from the 10 South-east Asian economies by the end of this year. Mr Bambang Brodjonegoro, Indonesia's Minister of Finance will be among speakers addressing the topic.

Attention will also be on geopolitics, with a discussion on tensions over resource extraction and territorial disputes at which the Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet, Admiral Harry Harris, is slated to make remarks. - BHAGYASHREE GAREKAR

Credit Suisse to hold third annual Global Megatrends Conference

Swiss bank Credit Suisse is holding its third annual Global Megatrends Conference, at which 16 speakers, including leaders in the business, academia, and economic research fields, will discuss major economic, social and political forces that shape the way people live and how business is conducted globally. - MARISSA LEE