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Redas SG50 exhibit at URA Centre

Support for arts, culture surged during SG50: MCCY

In the year of Singapore’s 50th anniversary, or SG50, support for the arts and culture surged across the island, MCCY said on Tues. In a news release of MCCY’s Singapore cultural statistics, the ministry said that the number…

MRT, ERP and NEWater among top engineering feats since 1965: IES

LTA took the greatest number of honours for its achievements at the Engineering Feats @ IES-SG50 Awards on Fri. The awards, accorded by the Institution of Engineers (IES), pay tribute to the top 50 engineering achievements to have…

New book that traces Singapore’s real estate success story launched

Government and private sector partnership has helped transform the country’s real estate sector, as properties evolve from mere bricks and mortar entity into a financial asset, senior minister of state for health Dr Amy Khor has said. The…

Future Of Us exhibition to close next Tues

A national exhibition that envisions daily living in the year 2030 will close next Tues, and its organisers are pulling out all stops to draw people to the show at Gardens by the Bay this weekend. There will…

The Future Of Us exhibition attracts 200,000 visitors in a month

The Future of Us exhibition at Gardens by the Bay has drawn 200,000 visitors since it opened on Dec 1, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said in a FB post on Sat. The exhibition, one of the last…

SG50: A milestone in building the Singaporean identity

Entering 2015, few could have imagined how momentous the year would turn out to be. The jubilation, national pride and fresh aspirations of the people on the occasion of Singapore’s milestone 50th year of independence were anticipated. What…

SG50: S$10m used to support projects, says Heng Swee Keat

About S$10 million has been pumped into supporting ground-up projects that celebrated Singapore’s 50th year of independence, double the amount initially set aside for the SG50 Celebration Fund, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. Mr Heng, who chairs…

Online project shines spotlight on 50 days in Singapore history

American fast-food chain A&W may have pulled out of Singapore, but this brand famed for its root beer has a significant place in local history. On Sept 17, 1968, it opened Singapore’s first fast-food outlet at the former…

SG50 set new dimensions for local tourism landscape: Observers

The nation’s Golden Jubilee this year was a big draw for visitors. Not only did the celebrations help to boost tourist arrivals, industry observers said they started the push towards including more elements of culture and heritage in…

Redas SG50 exhibit at URA Centre

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Redas SG50 exhibition is ongoing at the URA Gallery Atrium at The URA Centre. The exhibition, launched by MND Minister Lawrence Wong on Thurs, showcases Singapore’s built history, the evolution of building designs here, and the efforts taken…

Channel NewsAsia attempts to set world record with pavement art

Regional broadcaster CNA is attempting to break the world record for Longest Anamorphic Pavement Art. It will unveil the massive artwork located at Resorts World Sentosa, outside Trick Eye Museum, on Fri. CNA hopes that, when fully completed,…

As long as we live, remember this year, says PM

The SG50 celebrations are coming to an end, but PM Lee Hsien Loong hopes that Singaporeans press on and keep the spirit going. While the nation’s Jubilee anniversary and the death of founding PM Lee Kuan Yew are…

The Future Of Us exhibition opens its doors to the public

Driverless cars, holographic telecommunications and urban farming designs. These are among ideas showcased at The Future Of Us, a free exhibition envisioning what daily life will be like in 2030, which opened at Gardens by the Bay on…

Exhibition on Singapore’s diplomatic history launched

An exhibition that traces the milestones in the Republic’s diplomatic history through old documents and photos from MFA’s collection and the National Archives is now on at the Capitol Piazza. Some of the exhibits are also shared by…

Jubilee Walk: 8km trail of Singapore’s iconic locations launched

The Jubilee Walk, a commemorative eight-kilometre trail that takes visitors through more than 20 iconic locations in Singapore’s civic district and Marina Bay area, was launched by PM Lee Hsien Loong on Sun morning. About 25,000 people took…

Jubilee Big Walk: A trail of tribulation & triumph

In what will be the culmination of the year-long SG50 celebrations, about 25,000 walkers will join PM Lee Hsien Loong on a 5km stroll through the heart of the Singapore tomorrow. Organised by PA and TNP, the Jubilee…

Colourful start to SG Heart Map Festival

The SG Heart Map Festival was officially launched tonight with a light wave formation involving about 3,000 people. The four-day festival, held at the Marina Bay floating platform, concludes a year-long crowdsourcing efforts to document Singaporeans’ stories of…

S’poreans’ dreams for nation’s future go on show

HDB flats float in the sky, while drones deliver fresh vegetables and herbs to homes, and driverless cars rule the roads. These are some of ideas dreamt up by Singaporeans in response to a call for ideas for…

SG Heart Map to go on display from Nov 26-29

SG Heart Map, which maps out Singaporeans’ most cherished places in the country, will go on display at The Float @ Marina Bay from Nov 26 to Nov 29. It is the result of crowdsourcing efforts spanning a…

A preview of the Jubilee Walk opening Nov 29

About 25,000 people will get to explore part of a new trail of iconic places during the SG50 Jubilee Big Walk on Sun. NHB, MCCY, URA, NParks and NAC will launch the Jubilee Walk, an eight-km trail, on…

Celebrate special local locations at the SG Heart Map Festival @ Float

The finale of the year-long SG Heart Map, which celebrates the 50 places in Singapore that define home for us, will be held at the SG Heart Map Festival @ Float. Organised by SG50 environment and infrastructure committee,…

86 community arts clubs showcase works in Orchard

Artworks made by residents across the island were brought to Ngee Ann City over the weekend for Singapore’s biggest community-driven visual arts exhibition, the Singapore W.O.W.! (Works of Wonder). These included works that have decorated the facade of…

The Future Of Us exhibition to open on Dec 1 at Gardens by the Bay

The Future Of Us exhibition, which caps the country’s SG50 celebrations, will open on Dec 1 at Gardens by the Bay. Members of the public can book tickets for the free exhibition, which runs till Mar 8 next…

Take a walk through history

When you take part in the special SG50 Jubilee Big Walk this year, you’ll get to cross a special bridge. It is called the Jubilee Bridge, one of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s last legacies. Singapore’s founding PM had…

A ‘love letter’ to playing spaces

Whether it means setting up goalposts with slippers or dustbins, or simply kicking the ball around in a void deck, weekend football warriors here always have a place they consider their “homeground”. And that is why his new…

Get Merlion to ‘talk’ about Singapore

Striking up conversations with inanimate objects such as lamp posts or fire hydrants to learn about Singapore and its culture may seem a bit far-fetched. But people here can now do just that, for the next eight days…

Closing SG50 exhibition to offer Singaporeans a glimpse of their future

Construction is still underway, but once it is completed, an exhibition called The Future of Us is where Singaporeans can get a glimpse of their future. It is set to open on Dec 1 at Gardens by the…

Beautify Merdeka Bridge for SG50

Merdeka Bridge was aptly named during those turbulent years in the 1950s and 1960s to commemorate the hard-fought independence of our nation. It goes across the Kallang River, connecting the eastern suburb to CBD. We should attach more…

NParks marks 25 years of park connectors in Singapore

NParks on Sun marked the 25th anniversary of the Park Connector Network (PCN) in Singapore, with the planting of 200 trees at Balam and Pelton Canal Park Connectors by members of the community including schools, corporate organisations and…

National Museum of Singapore to re-open permanent galleries on Sept 19

After almost one year, the 128-year-old National Museum of Singapore will re-open its permanent galleries to the public. Set to reopen on Sept 19, the revamped galleries will present Singapore’s history in more “immersive and innovative ways” and…

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