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First ever open sexual assault support group

First ever open sexual assault support group

AWARE’s Sexual Assault Care Centre (SACC) is launching an open support group for women who have experienced sexual assault. Participants can attend any and as many sessions as they choose. If you attend a session, you are encouraged to stay until the session ends to avoid disruption. Through a combination of writing, art and the sharing of stories, survivors come together...

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Launch of “Engineering a First World – 50 Feats that Transformed Singapore” Coffee Table Book

Launch of “Engineering a First World – 50 Feats that Transformed Singapore” Coffee Table Book

Untold first-hand stories showing determination, passion and ingenuity of an amazing generation of engineers On 7th April 2018, the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) launched “Engineering a First World – 50 Feats that Transformed Singapore”, a book recounting first-person stories of engineers behind Singapore’s 50 greatest engineering feats. Mr. Heng Chee How, Senior Minister of...

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NUS’ cultural icon refreshed for a new generation

NUS’ cultural icon refreshed for a new generation

The University Cultural Centre’s first major renovation since its inception sees improved high standard of guest comfort, efficiency and production possibilities.   NUS’ University Cultural Centre (UCC) was formally reopened by NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye this afternoon, after an extensive renovation. The six-month revitalisation project is the first in the iconic venue’s history. It improves...

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Oneware: James Dyson Award 2016 National Winner: Loren Lim

Oneware: James Dyson Award 2016 National Winner: Loren Lim

ONEWARE: James Dyson Award 2016 goes to Loren Lim, National Winner                                                         Design meets disability 2016’s national winner for the James Dyson Award competition in Singapore goes to Loren Lim who invented Oneware, a product that aims to simplify household chores to be more effortless for the physically challenged users from different background that includes amputees,...

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A global call for problem solvers: The James Dyson Award is officially open for entries and launches for the first time in Mexico, UAE, Sweden and the Philippines

A global call for problem solvers: The James Dyson Award is officially open for entries and launches for the first time in Mexico, UAE, Sweden and the Philippines

A global call for problem solvers: James Dyson begins his search for ingenious inventions. James Dyson (second from right) with the 2017 James Dyson Award international winning team- sKan Today, the James Dyson Award opens for entries, giving students and recent graduates of engineering and design a unique opportunity to show their problem solving inventions...

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SGIFF New Waves 2018 returns to Shine Spotlight on Emerging Southeast Asian Filmmakers

SGIFF New Waves 2018 returns to Shine Spotlight on Emerging Southeast Asian Filmmakers

(2018 New Waves speakers (Left to right, from Top): Pathompon Mont Tesprateep, Don Aravind, Amanda Nell Eu, Sharifah Amani, Silke Schmickl, Andie Chen, Tania De Rozario, Janice Koh) SHORT FILM SCREENING AND DIALOGUE New Waves shines a spotlight on young filmmakers who are making waves through the archipelago, forming an emerging community within Southeast Asia....

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Empowering people with disabilities at We Are Able! 2018

Empowering people with disabilities at We Are Able! 2018

We Are Able! 2018 empowers persons with disabilities and celebrates their abilities! We Are Able! was held for the third time to raise public awareness and celebrate the abilities and contributions of persons with disabilities in society with the theme “Enhancing Possibilities, Celebrating Abilities”. This celebratory event, organised by the National Council of Social Service...

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Interview with Founder of Singapore Fashion Runway Eileen Yap

Interview with Founder of Singapore Fashion Runway Eileen Yap

(photos courtesy of Eileen Yap)   Social Enterprise Singapore Fashion Runway started in 2015 due to SG50, to gather people who love designing, creativity, arts, music and sewing to come together to present our love for Singapore through fashion. Today, SFR bring joy and hope to the special needs, chronically ill children and youth, and breast...

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Open call for favourite playground memories to National Museum of Singapore

Open call for favourite playground memories to National Museum of Singapore

    Images courtesy of Housing & Development Board You may affectionately recall weekend afternoons spent playing ‘catch’ with friends at the playground – dashing through an obstacle course of wobbly bridges, and wooden steps, before descending the slide into the sand pit! As teenagers, you may recall late nights spent deep in conversation with...