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Singapore, 17 September 2019 – The Government’s Haze Task Force (HTF), comprising 28 government agencies and led by the National Environment Agency (NEA), stands ready to minimise and manage the impact of haze on the public. HTF member agencies have put in place robust action plans, allowing tiered responses depending on the intensity of the haze, …

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Singapore, 17 September 2019. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that Singapore’s average daily foreign exchange (FX) trading volume reached a new high of US$633 billion in April 2019, up 22% from US$517 billion in April 2016. Singapore retains its position as one of the largest FX centres globally – ranked third with …

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on 16 September 2019 that it is launching an online application service for an additional two million pieces of the Singapore Bicentennial $20 commemorative notes. The online application at go.gov.sg/mas will run for four weeks, from today until 13 October 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by 3 …

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A haze has periodically wafted over Asia for 20 years. But despite rising public health concern, the pollution remains as opaque as the smoke itself, Mike Ives reports.  At the age of 13, Tan Yi Han could not see the edge of his schoolyard. It was 1998 in Singapore, the wealthy city-state known for its …

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Minister for Communications and Information, Mr S Iswaran visited the Netherlands on 12 September 2019 to gain insight into the work by three leading library and archive institutions in the Netherlands in the area of digital preservation and how they promote greater digital access to materials. Said Minister Iswaran, “Singapore and the Netherlands share longstanding …

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Being bilingual enables to connect with more people and in touch with more cultures. However, bilingualism is known to have cognitive benefits, too. It turns out that being bilingual also alters how your brain works. A recent study shows that just being exposed to multiple languages can provide the benefits bilingual people enjoy. The benefits …

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Singapore is among the cleanest countries in the world. This is possible because the country has maintained high standards when it comes to cleanliness. Laws ensuring the cleanliness of the Singaporean streets are heavily imposed. This standard of cleanliness is deeply embedded in Singapore’s DNA. It has been around 50 years now since the Keep …

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Engineering has always been about building for what lies ahead, creating lasting legacies in the form of extraordinary buildings or resilient infrastructure that can stand for centuries. WSP’s sustainability director David Symons looks at some of the ways the profession is designing now to be future ready. Now more than ever we need to adopt …

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Every August, the Singapore Night Festival (SNF) transforms the Bras Basah/Bugis heritage precinct into a midsummer’s celebration of sorts. This year, on its 12th edition, a plethora of experiences transforms Singapore’s Bras Basah.Bugis district into an arts and cultural oasis from 23 to 31 August 2019. A treat for the eyes and ears Every year the …

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that it will begin accepting applications for new digital bank licences. Interested parties have until 31 December 2019 to submit their applications. This follows the announcement in June 2019 by Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Chairman of MAS, that MAS will issue up to two digital full bank …

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