What's Next: December 19 2015

A man wearing a face mask in Beijing on Dec 1.
A man wearing a face mask in Beijing on Dec 1. PHOTO: EPA

Heritage drive to mark SG50

Motoring enthusiasts will be driving their cars to historical sites, where they will complete tasks today, to mark Singapore's 50th anniversary. The heritage drive is part of a two-day event organised by the Automobile Association of Singapore and Liberty Insurance Singapore. Other highlights include an exhibition of more than 40 vintage cars and a photo exhibition on 50 years of motoring in Singapore, both held at Leisure Park Kallang.

Teochew Federation book launch

The Teochew Federation (Singapore), which represents various clan associations of the Chinese dialect group here, will launch a book today to mark Singapore's 50th birthday. It will feature prominent members of the Teochew community here, whose origins are in southern Guangdong province, China.

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who is Teochew, will be the guest of honour at the launch at the Teochew Building in Tank Road.

Beijing on red alert for smog

Beijing's second red alert for smog, the highest tier of a four-colour warning system, will last from today to Tuesday, as choking smog is forecast to envelop a large part of northern China. Visibility in the worst-affected areas, such as the nation's capital, is likely to fall to less than 1km.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 19, 2015, with the headline 'What's Next: December 19 2015'. Print Edition | Subscribe