What's Next: January 16 2016

The Sultan Mosque in Kampong Glam.
The Sultan Mosque in Kampong Glam. PHOTO: ST FILE

Taiwan heads to the polls

Taiwanese are going to the polls today to elect a new president, with opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen forecast to be the island's first woman leader. As head of the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party, Ms Tsai risks antagonising China if she attempts to forcefully assert Taiwan's sovereignty, which would reverse eight years of warming China ties under incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou, analysts said.

New amenities at Sultan Mosque

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will attend the opening of the upgraded Sultan Mosque in the Kampong Glam area today. New ablution areas and barrier-free amenities, including lifts, have been added to make the mosque more comfortable and accessible for worshippers.

Chinatown light-up ahead of CNY

Chinatown is set to be awash in colours tonight as lanterns in the shape of monkeys, peaches, spring blossoms and gold zodiac coins are lit up as part of the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 16, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next: January 16 2016'. Print Edition | Subscribe