What's Next: October 28, 2017

Tsai embarks on visit to Pacific nations

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen leaves today for a visit to three Pacific nations - Tuvalu, the Solomon Islands and the Marshall Islands - amid fears of China poaching its dwindling diplomatic allies.

Panama and Sao Tome and Principe have broken diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favour of China since Ms Tsai assumed office last year, leaving Taiwan with just 20 countries with which it maintains formal relations.

Drill to handle multiple terror attacks

An exercise simulating terror attacks will be carried out today at the Home Team Tactical Centre in Mandai.

It will be based on a multiple terror attack scenario on a simulated mixed-use premises, comprising a shopping centre, residential block and bus interchange. The exercise will involve about 400 personnel from 10 home-front agencies.

Bedok library reopens at new venue

Bedok Public Library will reopen today at a new venue - Heartbeat@Bedok. It is the first to have a dedicated space just for seniors.

It is also the second after Tampines Regional Library to be relocated from a standalone location to a complex. The Tampines Regional Library is now at Our Tampines Hub. Bukit Merah Public Library will move to VivoCity next year, and Yishun Public Library will reopen at Northpoint City next year.

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