360 students from 14 secondary schools took a virtual tour of Singapore’s culturally significant buildings in Bukit Pasoh and Chinatown, including the Masjid Jamae, the Sri Mariamman Temple, and the Siong Leng Musical Association, as part of this year’s Cultural Heritage Walk.”We have done this event five times, and this year is the first time we’ve tried to transition from the previous physical event to an online model. Gan Siow Huang, Minister of State for Education and Chairperson of the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning, states, “We hope to be accepted and confirmed by everyone (CPCLL)
She also urged the pupils to grow interested in the Chinese language and culture as well as their awareness of Singapore’s heterogeneous background. The Cultural Legacy Walk, jointly organized by the CPCLL and Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, aims to inspire students to deepen their understanding of Singapore’s past and value its multicultural heritage.
Students this year collaborated to visit nine virtual stations, each of which displayed a cultural site. They also completed tests to gauge their cultural and historical knowledge. The idea is to increase students’ awareness of Singapore society while also inspiring them to explore more about local history and culture. Students can learn more about Chinatown, Bukit Pasao, and other regions while playing a specially created “Climbing Game” at the event. These districts served as the foundation for Singapore’s early growth and are beautiful destinations with a diverse ethnic and cultural population.
After expanding their knowledge of the cultural sites in certain regions, Minister Gan hopes that the students would be more interested in Chinese history and local culture. Every “off of the campus, into the culture” action, has been carried out throughout time very smoothly and has produced certain outcomes.
Over 70 young people from various colleges and universities who wanted to make a difference in sustainability and green living were given the resources and space to develop, hone, and pitch their green ideas at the first-ever Green Bootcamp @ North-West in the hopes of putting them into practice in the real world. A combination of aspiring doctors and engineers made up the winning team, Team Igloo, and they all shared the goal of eliminating inefficient energy use. The group created a working prototype of “Igloo,” a thermoelectrical device that pumps cool water through a mattress pad while also cooling it to maintain a comfortable surface temperature for the user.
The development team anticipated that when the product launched, users would be able to save over 4,000 watts per use, making it nearly five times more energy-efficient than conventional air conditioning. On the other hand, the Team BYOC recommended a standardized set of reusable containers in different sizes to be used for dine-out customers at hawker centers because they had long been troubled by the rising usage of disposable utensils as a result of the Circuit Breaker and delivery convenience.
Team BYOC Buddy believes that if their concept were to become a reality, Singaporeans’ attitudes and behaviors would change, and the neighborhood would come together to establish new social standards through a shared local hawker culture. The fact that the first Green Bootcamp @ North-West generated so many innovative ideas demonstrates the program’s success. This is a part of the government’s ongoing efforts to create an all-encompassing green environment that will assist the North-West Community in changing its thinking and behavior.