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Ahead of next year's bicentennial celebrations that commemorate the 200th anniversary since Raffles founded Singapore, Channel NewsAsia hit the streets to ... Singaporeans think the history of Singapore started from 1942, when the British surrendered to the invading Japanese forces during World War II.
SINGAPORE - Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong has been appointed in his personal capacity to a high-level World Health Organisation (WHO) commission. The Commission on ... "In 2016, Singapore declared War on Diabetes and mobilised the nation to tackle one of our most pressing NCD concerns.

The colonial authorities struggled to keep law and order in post-war Singapore and the growing population needed more services. The journey towards internal self-government and, later, independence had begun. Like many, Madam Mary Loh, a widow with four children, had to rebuild her life after the war ...
Mr Thumm's wife, Monica, sons Ken and Kevin and daughter-in-law Moira and relatives of other POWs gathered at the Townsville RSL this week to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore. Mr Thumm was imprisoned in Changi in 1942 but the family was not told much about his war ...
The service began with an "all clear" signal sounded by the Singapore Civil Defence Force, followed by silent prayers led by religious representatives from the Inter-Religious Organisation. A minute of silence was also observed. Those at the memorial service included families of war victims, diplomats, ...
A special commemorative service this week remembered the Riverina men who died during the Fall of Singapore in World War II. ... Wagga RSL Sub-Branch vice-president Richard Salcole said the battle and aftermath resulted in “the greatest loss of life in a prisoner of war situation across WWII”. Mr Salcole ...

The service began with an "all clear" signal sounded by the Singapore Civil Defence Force, followed by silent prayers led by religious representatives from the Inter-Religious Organisation and the observation of a minute of silence. Also present at the memorial service were families of war victims, diplomats, ...
It had also established research and collaborative ties with museums, organisations and families of prisoners of war around the world, he added. The Changi Chapel and Museum receives more than 100,000 visitors annually. Before the site is closed for redevelopment, Singapore citizens and permanent ...
In terms of our affinity for pragmatic innovation, parallels can be drawn between the current War on Diabetes and the national water shortage crisis that Singapore recently overcame. Here, the government reacted swiftly, implementing policies that addressed Singapore's water problems and that have been ...
Born on March 10, 1914, Tan was the first local Chinese man and also the first married man to join the RAF's Training School in Singapore in August 1941, with World War Two in progress in China and Europe, where Britain was fighting Germany alone. At 26, he was considerably older than his peers in the ...
From pad thai to pork ribs, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) is hoping that chefs will go easy on sugar to help Singaporeans stave off diabetes. But how far will this go in an industry where flavour is king and sugar often plays a major role? Although a wide variety of sweeteners exist in the market, many are ...
Each is a yarn woven into the rich tapestry of Singapore's history. ... During World War II, the Japanese military seized control of the Istana.
What Singapore's Radical Preacher Ban Says About ASEAN's Terror War ... The move is just the latest in a series of steps that Singapore is ...
SINGAPORE: There are many usual sights and sounds in a typical wet ... the neighbourhood, looking at examples of local, pre-war architecture.
SINGAPORE: Despite the overcast skies and slight drizzle, it was a grand ... the pair then went to the Cenotaph, a war memorial in Esplanade ...
SINGAPORE — National Service (NS) will always be the cornerstone ... it was not down to good luck that the Republic has not had to go to war.
WASHINGTON — Renewed conflict on the Korean peninsula could kill hundreds of thousands of people in the first few days alone even if no ...

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla talk to Singaporean ... died during World War I and II, and will have an orchid named after them.
SINGAPORE - Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will be in ... Park that honours men who died in action during World War I and II.
Singapore war heroine Elizabeth Choy stood out as a liberated Asian woman. (Photo: National Museum of Singapore, National Heritage Board).
According to the report by the World Health Organization (WHO), diabetic retinopathy is the result of long-term accumulated damage caused by ...
SINGAPORE: Local telco M1 continues to ratchet up its efforts to attract data-hungry customers, with the expansion of its SIM-only plans to ...
Singapore, Australia reaffirm close bilateral relations ... In Canberra, Mr Ong visited the Australian War Memorial where he laid a wreath in ...
Their father was an Irish World War II prisoner of war who was incarcerated in Changi with Singapore's first elected chief minister David ...
SINGAPORE - A war relic was found near East Coast Road on Tuesday (Oct 3), the second to be found in eight days. The other was found on ...
A war relic was found in the East Coast area yesterday, the second to be ... The Singapore Army wrote in a Facebook post on Monday night that ...
SINGAPORE - A war relic uncovered at a construction site on Jurong Island has been disposed of on-site, said the Singapore Armed Forces.
SINGAPORE: A World War II projectile found on Jurong Island has been detonated by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). In a Facebook post ...
This week, Singapore's defense minister Ng Eng Hen visited the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) medical team deployed in Iraq which is ...
SINGAPORE - At age eight in 1942, Mr William Gwee was forced from his home in Joo Chiat, along with his parents and six siblings. It was the ...
Titled Witness To War: Remembering 1942, the exhibition looks at the ... Ms Angelita Teo, director of the National Museum of Singapore, says: ...
According to the report by the World Health Organization (WHO), diabetic retinopathy is the result of long-term accumulated damage caused by ...
US stance towards Asia will determine not just prosperity, but war and .... Mr Lee also answered questions on why Singapore is considered a ...
Earlier on Monday morning, Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, citing Mr Lorenzana, tweeted that the last of terrorists have been cleared ...
SINGAPORE: A war relic discovered around Lorong N Telok Kurau was safely detonated on Thursday (Oct 5). The relic was found on Tuesday, ...
It would be good if the Ministry of Defence could work with Singapore Food Industries and Foodfare Catering to make whole grain rice an ...
This week, Singapore's defense minister Ng Eng Hen visited the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) medical team deployed in Iraq which is ...
SINGAPORE - At age eight in 1942, Mr William Gwee was forced from his home in Joo Chiat, along with his parents and six siblings. It was the ...
The book was "The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye," a sprawling, ambitious retelling of Singapore's post-war story by celebrated local artist ...
Singtel today launched Singapore's first mobile plans featuring unlimited local data, phone calls, and text and multimedia messaging.
A Korean military conflict could mean World War III, says Citi's top political ... on the sidelines of the Milken Institute Asia Summit in Singapore.
He will deliver three lectures on the theme "Can Singapore Fall". ... The Peloponnesian War was a war fought between Athens, leading the ...
This is an edited excerpt of an interview with Singapore's ambassador at large, Bilahari Kausikan, by the international affairs magazine Global ...
As part of the show Witness To War: Remembering 1942, the National Museum of Singapore is releasing a new set of wartime recipes.
We've heard quite a bit about the Japanese Occupation of Singapore during World War II. Now, the National Museum of Singapore has curated ...
Now, 75 years later, visitors to the National Museum of Singapore ... exhibition about World War II, titled Witness to War: Remembering 1942.
UOB, HSBC join mortgage war with 3-year fixed-rate packages ... BANKS in Singapore have started a mortgage war, spurred by the lower ...
Professor Chia Kee Seng, a member of Singapore's Diabetes Prevention and Care Taskforce that was set up to help win the diabetes war, says ...
Around 10,000 kilometres away, Singapore has been trying a similar approach. More than a year after the Government declared a war on ...
Polys join war against diabetes with nutrition courses for public ... Singapore Polytechnic (SP) is also introducing a two-day programme in ...


 

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