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New digital initiatives to offer exciting new ways to enjoy heritage

By Supriya Giri | 6 days ago

Visitors to the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) will now be able to receive recommendations of artefacts and displays in the galleries that may interest them, so that they are able to home in on these displays at the outset. This will include a Virtual Museum Host that allows visitors to enjoy one-on-one, guided experiences from…

New American school to start operations next year

By Supriya Giri | 2 weeks ago

Despite the business challenges posed by the Covid pandemic over the last 20 months, Singapore’s education sector is growing exponentially with the city-state all set to have a third American-style international school. The new school, named XCL American Academy, expects to start enrolling students from August 2022. XCL Education, a leading education provider in Asia…

Singaporean literary stawarts win S.E.A Write Award

By Team India Se | October 10, 2021

Public intellectual and 2010 Singapore Literature Prize winner Simon Tay and Malay theatre doyen Almahdi Al-Haj Ibrahim, known as Nadiputra, have been selected to receive the S.E.A. Write Award, a prestigious award presented to writers from ASEAN countries. The two winners – Simon Tay (2019) and Nadiputra (2020) – will be presented with their awards…

Indian Heritage Centre launches Deepavali Light-up

By Team India Se | October 2, 2021

Traditionally known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, Deepavali is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil; light over darkness; and knowledge over ignorance. This year, join the Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) in its Deepavali celebrations, titled Welcoming Light, and take in the sights, sounds and revelry of the festival as we collectively usher…

Singapore Delights at Dubai Expo

By Team India Se | September 29, 2021

From a mesmerising light display inspired by our connection with nature, to thought-provoking conversations on sustainable and liveable cities of the future interspersed with films that present Singapore through its people, heritage and stories, the Singapore Pavilion is ready to welcome the world at Expo 2020 Dubai when it opens to the public from 1…

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Celebrating Women – A Dance Fiesta by SRI

In a first for a classical Indian dance event in Singapore, a leading dance academy here – SRI – will be staging a dance drama using an ancient Indian martial arts form called Kalaripayattu on which Kung Fu and other Asian martial arts are based. In an unprecedented cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary performance, The Warrior Queen dance,…

The ANAORI Kakugama

In a country where Zen has long been entwined in the cultural DNA of the nation, it is only natural that this elegant practise of appreciating simplicity is present in almost every product. Zen art grew up around the philosophy of Zen Buddhism and became synonymous with the idea that simplicity is the path to…

National Heritage Board celebrates 25th anniversary with Mystery Tours

Starting this September, the Museum Roundtable (MR) will be commemorating its milestone anniversary with a celebration of programmes, 25 years since its formation by the National Heritage Board (NHB) to encourage a museum-going culture amongst Singaporeans. The MR was first established in 1996 as part of NHB’s ongoing efforts to develop a vibrant and diverse…

Giant Panda Jia-Jia shows her mothering skills

Singapore’s giant panda Jia Jia, who gave birth to a cub on August 14, has shown great maternal instincts in her first week despite being a first-time mother. Her mothering skills are improving from day to day. Despite looking visibly tired, her carers report that she is more relaxed and has been able to rest…

Food & National Identity

As Singapore celebrates its 56th National Day, my thoughts turn to that most potent of Singaporean assets – its Hawker Food. Thanks to its mind-boggling variety of outstandingly delicious and affordable fare, Singapore is known as the food capital of Asia. In that sphere and in many others, our Little Red Dot beats its challengers…