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COMBATING COVID -19: Indonesia Supplies for Singapore Quarantine Facilities

Altogether 4,500 bedding items such as bed frames, mattresses and pillows have been shipped from Indonesia to Singapore for use in the island’s community isolation facilities. According to Temasek Foundation, it has been working with the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore  to support measures in containing the COVID-19 Outbreak here. The Foundation ordered the bed sets and the Indonesian Embassy here helped facilitate the shipments. THE first shipments started arriving in the last week of April and consists of bed frames, mattresses, mattress covers, bed sheets, pillow cases and blankets. They will be used in quarantine facilities such as at...

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Indonesian Embassy in Singapore Doing its Best to Handle Crisis

Indonesian Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, HE Ngurah Swajaya, talks to editor-in-Chief Nomita Dhar about Covid 19 and the safeguards being taken against the spread of the virus and its impact on Indonesians in Singapore Your Excellency, we would like to hear your views on various aspects of the pandemic and its impact on Indonesians here in Singapore. Could you tell us if any of your visiting citizens are affected by the travel restrictions in Singapore? What are the steps being taken by your Mission to help them? Many of them are affected by these restrictions as Singapore...

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ICN 2020: NILANKA – BREATHES NEW LIFE into BATAK Folk Tale

CULTURAL PRODUCTION PRESENTS SOCIETAL ISSUES WEAVED IN A CULTURE-INSPIRED MUSICAL 07 January 2020, Singapore – Having brought to the stage ten successful productions since its debut in 2007, ICN Cultural Production proudly presents ICN 2020 – Nilanka: A Musical. Inspired by the journey of self-discovery that many faces, Nilanka clutches topics revolving around identity and conformity. Nilanka breathes life to a Batak folklore entitled “Dayang Bandir dan Sandean Raja” from Indonesia’s cultural heritage. The story follows six individuals as they struggle to stay true to themselves while facing seemingly unbreakable societal norms. When their intentions are masked by the...

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Visit by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, 20 to 24 January 2020

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will make a visit to Davos, Switzerland from 20 to 24 January 2020 to attend the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting. PM Lee will speak at a dialogue session entitled “A Conversation with Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore”. He will also be a panellist in a livestreamed media session entitled “Leading a New Multilateralism”. At the margins of the WEF meetings, PM Lee will meet other political and business leaders. PM Lee will be accompanied by Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister for Communications and...

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Official Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, His Excellency Vadym Prystaiko, 12 to 14 January 2020

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko is on an official visit to Singapore from 12 to 14 January 2020. Minister Prystaiko was hosted to breakfast by Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan today. They reaffirmed the warm and friendly bilateral ties between our two nations, and discussed ways to strengthen and broaden relations. They also exchanged views on developments in Asia and Europe. Later in the day, Minister Prystaiko met with Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Dr Koh Poh Koon to discuss economic collaboration. They also witnessed the signing of a Memorandum...

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