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Forest and land-use fires are ravaging Indonesia’s Sumatra and Kalimantan islands. Haze from these fires threatens lives as inhaling smoke can cause heart and respiratory diseases, leading to premature deaths. We study the intersection of land use, fires and air pollution. Based on our latest study, smoke exposure would lead to about 36,000 premature deaths …

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Once again fires are raging in Indonesia, engulfing the country and its neighbours in a thick haze that threatens the climate and the health, education and economy of people in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Scientists and policymakers – aware of the extreme dry season of El Nino – have been predicting fire for months. Why …

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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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Singapore is a small, low-lying and highly urbanised city-state, with limited land and no natural resources. This limits our access to alternative clean energy options. It also makes us particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. We are already experiencing some of the impacts of climate change such as more intense rainfall and prolonged …

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All upper primary school students in Singapore will soon have to undergo a mandatory 10-hour coding program, said the country’s minister for communications and information, S Iswaran. The pilot program will begin this year at selected schools targeting students who have finished their Primary School Leaving Examination. It will be rolled out to all Primary 4 …

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Happy National Day everyone! As we celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday here is Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s 2019 National Day Message. This was recorded at Jewel Changi and telecast on 08 August 2019. Please follow and like us:

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Going for a vacation or a visit to Singapore? Here are some uniquely Singaporean things you should try out during your stay. Milo Dinosaur Milo is a popular powdered chocolate malt drink you can buy in supermarkets in Singapore and some other parts of the world. Meanwhile, Milo Dinosaur refers to a cold Milo drink …

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Henley & Partners has released their updated 2019 rankings of passport rankings for countries in the world. This 2019, Singapore is once again back on top alongside Japan with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 189. The Henley Passport Index is the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can …

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Despite efforts to encourage a shift to sustainable transportation, traffic congestion is often the focus of debates over mobility. Global demand for automobiles rose significantly in the 1990s, with annual sales stabilising at close to 80 million vehicles since 2017. Faced with the flood of cars, for decades governments have attempted to improve mobility of …

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Drawing on familiar lyrics from songs in the NDP repertoire such as ‘We Will Get There’ and ‘Our Singapore’, this year’s theme song features Singaporean musicians across four different generations. The song comprises carefully curated verses sung by 27 artistes representing different generations to express their generation’s hopes, dreams and aspirations. The theme song pays …

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