Bolshoi hall view

One step closer to beauty

Last week I had a chance to see the Bolshoi Theatre behind the curtain. There was pain, blood, intrigue and hard work that is unknown to the general public, but what all artistic people face one day or another, sooner or later. The whole theater resonates with an aura of the great and distant traditions…

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SCSA

Singapore’s longest-standing toy-making competition for primary school students sees record 5,070 toy entries

2014.07.25 The 17th Sony Creative Science Award (SCSA) ended on a high note today with a record 5,070 entries from 6,000 primary school students, who challenged themselves to use scientific concepts and create innovative toys. This represents a 19% increase from 2013’s entries. Behind some of these toys are innovative and inquisitive young minds like the…

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Values and morals, past and present

2014.07.21 America’s growing obsession with the media has led to a decline in morals and values over the past fifty years. As the popularity of television grew in the 1950s, so did America’s obsession with celebrities and the latest technological advances. Nowadays, society is completely consumed by technology every minute of the day. Americans are…

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"Save the Children" public talk and book launch

Investing in the future: Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2014

2014.06.10 Today’s challenges are tomorrow’s crisis. Climate change, income inequality, resource management… where we make mistakes and fall short now, our children are saddled with the almost impossible task of compensating for our failures many times over. How do we shape the next generation into intelligent, well-rounded, community-oriented decision-makers? Beyond the most fashionable baby threads, beyond the…

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Minister for Education Heng Swee Keat launching KidsSTOP 1

KidsSTOP™, Singapore’s first and only children’s science centre, opens to public

2014.06.09 Science Centre Singapore [on June 5] unveiled KidsSTOP™, Singapore’s first and only children’s science centre, in a ceremony officiated by Minister for Education Heng Swee Keat. Over the next five years, KidsSTOP™ expects to receive an estimated 1.5 million visitors from Singapore and beyond. Mr Heng said, “KidsSTOP™ complements our efforts in schools to…

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