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    Khadijah Mosque To Be Renovated After Century

    - by Editor

    The central Khadijah Mosque, which has a tradition of over 100 years, and the religious transformation group’s resource and counselling centre in the mosque will begin renovation projects to improve the visitor experience and raise awareness of radicalisation.

    A presentation function for the renovation plan will be held tonight at Masjid Khadijah by the religious transformation team (April 29).

    Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat stressed in his speech as the guest of honour that peace and harmony in our country are dependent on the coordinated efforts of various religious and community organisations to fight extremism.

    He said the religious reform group’s advocacy work, as well as its resource and counselling centre, played an important role in raising visitors’ awareness of global terrorist threats and helping everyone recognise the Islamic doctrine of advocating peace.

    The Khadijah Mosque, on Geylang Road, was built in 1920 and is a protected monument in Singapore. An outdoor exhibition hall will be attached to the mosque’s exterior as part of this renovation plan to include awareness about the religious reform team’s battle against violent extremism. The fourth-floor room will also be converted into a new multipurpose hall.

    The new resource and counselling centre, which opened in 2014, will extend the exhibition hall’s reach, enhance the visitor experience, and showcase more new material. These projects are scheduled to start in the middle of this year and finish in 2023.

    DPM Heng also mentioned the contributions of the local Malay Muslim community in his address. He said that the Malay Muslim community has always been dedicated to fostering friendship among various groups. Many advocates and community leaders have also made significant contributions in different areas, including community service and cultural and linguistic preservation. “Let us continue to collaborate to preserve and reinforce social ties, drawing strength from society’s diversity rather than allowing it to separate us.”

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    Enrolment in Singapore Education Institutions During COVID: A Panel Discussion

    - by Editor

    The Programme for International Student Assessment has rated Singapore’s education system as the highest in the world (PISA). Since it is one of the most inexpensive study abroad destinations, many parents see Singapore as a top educational choice for their children.

    International private schools and higher studies schemes, like those in Singapore, have been hit hard by COVID-19. As these programs reopen, parents are considering whether the pandemic influenced Singapore’s education and whether now is the best time to send their children abroad. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, existing intakes to Singapore schools are at an all-time high, and the country has used the obstacles it has faced in recent months to demonstrate its adaptability. Masks, temperature checking, and small class sizes have all become commonplace in Singapore classrooms.

    In addition to concentrating on teacher preparation, classrooms have started to rely more heavily on technology. As a result, many people have gained peace of mind and expressed faith that Singapore is doing everything possible to keep children safe while they embark on a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience.

    Singapore’s foreign student population is diverse. Many international families are attracted to the outstanding teachers and the county’s special emphasis on languages, which allows for bilingual education. While many foreign students have traditionally come from countries beyond the Asia, recent trends suggest that acceptance rates from Asian students are increasing.

    The admissions process for Singapore schools differs depending on whether the family is a resident, a non-citizen, or a foreigner. A variety of admission and placement tests, as well as differing protocols for student visas, are common requirements.

    The value of considering your child’s needs on both an individual and analytic functions cannot be overstated when selecting the best school for your child. Parents would be better able to choose appropriate services for their children when studying abroad if they are aware of these needs.

    There will be 3 leading local educational experts provide useful insight to parents eager to learn more about Singapore’s educational system, including knowledge on admissions and school environments, as well as a perspective on how Singapore’s schools dealt with education even during pandemic.

     

    Event Details

    Date: 31 May 2021
    Time: 1500-1700
    Contact us to RSVP for the invite link. Attendants are based on a first-come-first serve basis.

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    Site Announcement

    - by Editor

    Dear Teachers,

    The migration of the site content and articles have more or less been completed. Many thanks to Betty, John, Mei Kun and Robert for all your efforts in helping to move the archives from the old platform onto the new site. The development team is still working on the nitty details regarding the remaining archived content that educators have generously contributed over the years.

    Thanks for your continued support and all the best for 2021.

    Regards,

    Editor

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    High-Tech Spectacle At Battle for Singapore 2021

    - by Editor

    Despite the restrictions with mass gatherings with COVID-19, the National Heritage Board (NHB) has organised a series of events to commemorate the 79th year of the Fall of Singapore. What’s unique this time from previous years, that will promise to intrigue history buffs is access to a number of historically significant sites.

    These include guided tours to sites such as Bukit Brown as well as the historical Ford factory. Participants will also be able to engage with guides and researchers online regarding the specific history and significance of the sites in relation to WW2.

    Fans of augmented reality are also in for a treat, as one can experience the technology at the Singapore Discovery Centre, where the tour extends to with newly set up galleries that will offer experiential views into the daily lives of locals living in the Japanese occupation. The use of technology does not end there, as participants will be treated to more interactive digital tours and walk-throughs to the rest of the sites including Changi Point and Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital.

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    History and Biodiversity of Kranji woodland

    - by Editor

    Amid the story over the erroneous clearing of a plot of forested land in Kranji by a contractor, it has later been revealed that part of the land was owned by the Malaysian rail operator KTM. It was only fairly recently, in 2011, when the land was finally returned to the state after KTM ended its train schedule to Singapore with the cessation of the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

    Following the return of the land to the state, it was in an unused state of scrubs with growing trees. In the following years, there were plans to include the area as part of the development to redevelop returned state land previous used for railway into a green corridor.

    Based on a study by the Nature Society Singapore (NSS), a quick survey in the green corridor found remarkable biodiversity in the land with at least 47 different species of birds.

    Upon discovery of the unapproved clearance of the land , JTC issued a stern warning to the contractor. Currently, all works have been ordered to suspend by JTC pending further investigations on the wrongful clearance.