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Mon 02 Apr 2007

"What our Biology students are learning..."

Category : education

Brandon Seah in sister site "The Biology Refugia" decides to share some thoughts with readers and contributors about "What our Biology students are learning" in Singapore:

"I thought it might be interesting to share what biology students are learning now in schools at the A level, in light of the 'life sciences' focus that biology has taken in Singapore. What I'm describing is derived primarily from the biology H2 syllabus as available for download from the MOE website."

He goes on to share his observations (which include what they are NOT learning) and grouses, offers some suggestions and warns us about some scenarios that might come to pass. Trouble is some of those scenarios already sound a little familiar.

The good thing is, the alarm bells within NUS have been rung as well and it will be interesting to see the responses in the months ahead.

See: "What our Biology students are learning." By Brandon Seah. The Biology Refugia, 01 Apr 2007.

Posted at 3:14PM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email |

Mon 02 Apr 2007

The Singapore Mint issues the 2007 Singapore Identity Plan Coins: Rustic Coast

Category : heritage

From the Singapore Mint webpage:

"The Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Identity Plan aims to preserve the unique “essence” of places that are close to Singaporean’s hearts by recognizing, retaining and enhancing them. These places are grouped into various clusters:
  • Old World Charm
  • Urban Villages
  • Rustic Coast
  • Southern Ridges and Hillside Villages
  • Northern Wetlands and Central Catchments

Rustic Coast is the third in the Singapore Identity Plan Coins series issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The first set of coins featured the Old World Charm cluster and for the second set the Urban Villages cluster.

Rustic Coast comprises Changi Village, Pasir Ris Park, Pulau Ubin and Punggol Point & Coney Island which are located in the north-east coast of Singapore. It boasts of a cluster of sandy beaches, idyllic islands, lush greenery and scenic waterfronts that provide relief from the bustle of the city."

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Posted at 2:13PM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news