Some 600 people came together over the weekend to mould small clay bricks and paint ceramic tiles as part of an initiative to mark Singapore's bicentennial year. They were putting together the second instalment of a four-part mural project to pay tribute to the pioneers and organisations that have played important roles in shaping Singapore since the early years. The second part of the SG Cares "Celebrating Our Culture of Care" mural honours those that have laid the foundations for the country's healthcare, education and youth development since the 1800s. SG Cares is a national movement dedicated to building a more caring and inclusive home for all. Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, who was at the event at Suntec City yesterday, said small gestures by the pioneers have long-lasting impact on Singapore. "The bicentennial allows us to look at not just 200 years, but many years of us as a community looking out for each other and enabling us to be what we are today," he added. Mr Tan … [Read more...] about New bicentennial mural to pay tribute to Singapore’s pioneers
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MANILA -- The University of the Philippines soared in a London-based publication's ranking of the top schools in Asia. It was UP's first time to crack the top 100 of Times Higher Education's list and one of only 5 Southeast Asian universities in the top 100. Singapore and Malaysia had 2 each. The Philippines' premiere state university was at 95th place, up 61 places from 156th in 2018. UP has been on the list since 2017. With an overall score of 38.1 points, UP remained the highest ranked university from the Philippines. De La Salle University placed 251st to 300th with a score of 20.7 to 23.8. The list was topped by Tsinghua University in China with 83.1 points followed by the National University of Singapore with 81.5 points. Completing the top 5 were the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the University of Hong Kong and China's Peking University. The Asia University Rankings use the same indicators as the World University Rankings, though “recalibrated … [Read more...] about News UP zooms up London paper’s university rankings
SINGAPORE - Food and grocery delivery company Honestbee is suspending some of its overseas operations as part of its ongoing strategic review. Some roles within the company will no longer be available, and about 10 per cent of its global headcount will be affected, a company spokesman said on Tuesday (April 30). "We are halting our services in Hong Kong and Indonesia, as well as our food vertical in Thailand," he added. "Our services in Japan and the Philippines, along with specific partnerships in other markets, are also temporarily suspended as part of this review." The spokesman noted that the review was necessary to help the company focus and align its regional business and to enable it to better meet its customers' needs. "The status of Honestbee's business in the remaining markets stands unchanged," he said. Honestbee was responding to media reports last week that the company was running low on funds, and that it was looking to sell its operations to technology company Grab and … [Read more...] about Honestbee says suspending some overseas operations, cutting global headcount all part of ongoing review
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?
Singapore's dismal total fertility rate has been a point of discussion for years. I Love Children (ILC), a voluntary welfare organisation, has deployed an interactive kiosk to encourage young people to make starting a family a priority. The Reward Your Curiosity kiosk is part of ILC's annual Know Your Fertility Wellness Campaign, which started in 2016. The travelling kiosk has been making rounds across higher-education institutions, and the free information-dispensing machine will be at the National University of Singapore (NUS) until April 30. Targeted at young adults between 17 and 39 years old, the kiosk shares parenthood-related information, such as financial planning, managing relationships, work-life balance, marriage and parenthood. It tests participants' knowledge through a curated list of questions. Regardless of their score, participants can win prizes such as Starbucks gift cards, T-shirts and tote bags. ROADSHOW The Know Your Fertility Wellness Campaign also includes a … [Read more...] about Kiosk highlights importance of fertility health