A Letter from Singapore

A Letter from Singapore

 

Commonwealth nations join forces in the name of science
Commonalities in Singapore and UK's economic strategies
The three-day conference was held from 13 to 16 June and saw over 400 participants from 37 Commonwealth countries.  The Duke of York, Prince Andrew was the guest of honour at the opening ceremony.  The conference aims to strengthen international scientific collaboration, with travel grants, cross-border collaboration awards and fellowship programmes by both the Singapore National Research Foundation and Royal Society in Britain.

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Prince Harry takes part in charity polo match in Singapore
Singapore's artificial intelligence capabilities receive S$150m boost

As part of his visit to Singapore, Prince Harry took part in a charity polo match at the Singapore Polo Club to raise money for Sentebale, a charity to support children living with HIV in southern Africa.  Prince Harry also joined local Muslims for a traditional iftar session – the breaking of fast at sunset during Ramadan.

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Digital economy a priority for Singapore when it takes ASEAN chair in 2018
Toby Landau is the first QC to be called to the Singapore bar
Singapore plans to drive e-commerce within the region when it chairs the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) next year. This was highlighted as a priority by Senior Minister of State of Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon at the inaugural Digitize ASEAN Conference organised by the Singapore Business Federation.
Chelsea FC players take on char kway teow challenge
Singaporean artists making their mark at the 2017 Venice Biennale

Ahead of their upcoming trip to Singapore for the 2017 International Champions Cup Singapore in July, Chelsea players Gary Cahill, David Luiz and Nathan Ake fired up the competition off-pitch to see who could cook the best char kway teow, a favourite Singapore hawker dish.  Their efforts were judged by the head chef of Singapore Garden restaurant in London, with Luiz’s dish pronounced as the winner.

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Michelin’s Bib Gourmand goes to 38 Singapore eateries this year
Singapore's urban mobility revolution

38 food outlets in Singapore have been awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide this year compared to 34 in the first edition last year. Eighteen of the 38 eateries this year are restaurants, with a diversity of cuisine types including French, Indian, Japanese and Peranakan food being represented.

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