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Motivational Mondays: The Sky is Not The Limit

Motivational

Motivational Mondays: The Sky is Not The Limit

Reach for the moon! But for a start, we'll reach out for mooncakes! :p

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Pink Blossoms on the Little Red Dot

Nature

Pink Blossoms on the Little Red Dot

Illustration of Ang Ku Kueh Girl enjoying the pink flowers with native animals, sunda pangolin, sambar deer, smooth-backed otter, and the olive-backed sunbird.  Singapore has been blooming with pink trumpet flowers this week and it's beautiful.  Commonly known as the "sakura" of Singapore, the scientific name of the pink trumpet flower is Tabebuia rosa. It is native to the American tropics but planted in Singapore for its shade. Now, it is more than just functional, it is also pretty too! Here are a closeup of the flower: Photo: Tee Swee Ping (from National Parks Board)  Check out other pretty photos...

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Adventure at Treetop Walk

Nature

Adventure at Treetop Walk

Ang Ku Kueh Girl went to the Treetop Walk but was too scared to look down... (but she will try again!) We had a lot of fun there with Hwee's Book Share Club. Have you been there before? What plants, flowers and animals did you see? Tell us so that we can look out for them the next time we go. 

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There's always room at the table

Comics - Culture

There's always room at the table

Singapore’s nomination of Hawker Culture for UNESCO’s representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage has upset some people. The intention of UNESCO’s list is to safeguard for all of humanity, aspects of different cultures in different countries. The list does not prevent more than one country from submitting seemingly similar intangible culture heritage if indeed, it is reflective of their lives. For example, both Turkish Coffee and Arabic Coffee are listed. UNESCO’s list is inclusive. It acknowledges that “we may share expressions of intangible culture heritage that are similar to those practiced by others. Whether they are from the neighbouring village,...

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UNESCO’S Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

UNESCO’S Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

We are excited to hear that PM Lee Hsien Loong has just announced that Singapore would nominate HAWKER CULTURE for UNESCO’S Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.For Singapore’s nomination of Hawker Culture to be successful, strong community support for the element by Singaporeans is crucial. From now till end 2020, Singaporeans can play their part in celebrating our Hawker Culture and pledge their support for our hawker centres, hawkers and hawker food. Pledge your support at www.oursgheritage.sg today. Meanwhile, enjoy our illustrations and check out our #SGintangibles poster! ;)

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