What's News: September 9, 2016

An artist's impression of the car-free town centre in Tengah.
An artist's impression of the car-free town centre in Tengah. PHOTO: HOUSING & DEVELOPMENT BOARD


Car-free Tengah town centre

The first new town to be built in 20 years, Tengah, will be designed as befitting its natural environment. It will have the first car-free town centre and a green corridor with hiking trails, linking it to the forest on the fringes of the town. The first homes will be launched in 2018.


S. China Sea ruling 'binding'

US President Barack Obama, while meeting Asean leaders in Laos yesterday, stressed that an international tribunal's ruling against China's historical rights in the South China Sea is binding. His attitude is in contrast to Asean's caution in mentioning the case.



No clear White House winner

Though most opinion polls show a clear lead by Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton two months ahead of the presidential election, pundits say the idiosyncrasies of this year's campaign make predictions foolhardy. In a year when nothing has kept to conventional wisdom, nobody is confident about what will happen in the remaining time.


HK lawmaker gets threats

Mr Eddie Chu, a newly elected lawmaker in Hong Kong, has filed a police report over "credible death threats" that he said were politically motivated. The 38-year-old social activist, who advocated more autonomy from China, won a landslide victory in Sunday's elections.


Obama's legacy in Asia

Farewell tour over, President Barack Obama's legacy in Asia is ripe for review. Associate editor Ravi Velloor embarks on a preliminary assessment, including of America's most important account - with China.


Single-digit rise in Zika cases

Nine new Zika cases were reported yesterday, as the number of new cases fell below 10 for a second day. There are now 292 confirmed Zika cases here, with the Ubi Crescent industrial area also identified as a new potential cluster yesterday.


Movements in oil, gas sector

More oil and gas firms are making moves amid the slump. Dyna-Mac is seeking note holders' consent for a proposed call option and an offer to sell its $50 million 4.25 per cent notes maturing next August for cash. Marco Polo Marine has appointed KPMG Services to do an independent business review.

Top local amateur Gregory Foo in action during the Putra Cup at Tanah Merah Country Club's Garden Course yesterday. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN


Singapore golfers in final round of Putra Cup

Singapore will go into today's final round of the Putra Cup with a five-shot lead over Thailand. Gregory Foo, Joshua Ho, Joshua Shou and Marc Ong combined to score 11-under 619 after three rounds at Tanah Merah Country Club's Garden Course. Favourites Thailand are on 624.



Marrying food and design

Lovers of good food and design will find both at home-grown multi-label retailer Naiise's inaugural I Eat Design festival this weekend. Local independent food vendors, artists and designers will showcase food-inspired designs and creative eats at Naiise's flagship at The Cathay. Admission is free.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 09, 2016, with the headline 'What's News'. Print Edition | Subscribe