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Fri 07 May 2010

Free entry for students and teachers to NHB museums from 1st June 2010

Category : heritage

Free entry for students and teachers to to National Heritage Board (NHB) Museums from 1st June 2010 was announced in the International Museum Day media release by NHB, 05 May 2010.

Free Entry to All Singaporean and PR Students and Teachers
From 1 June 2010 onwards, NHB museums will be offering free admission to all Singaporean and PR students studying in Singapore schools and educational institutions, allowing them free access to all permanent galleries.

Blockbusters and special exhibitions at selected museums are still chargeable with the normal student discounts still in application.

This promotion applies to the following NHB institutions:

  1. Asian Civilisations Museum
  2. Memories at Old Ford Factory
  3. National Museum of Singapore
  4. Peranakan Museum
  5. Reflections at Bukit Chandu
  6. Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and SAM at 8Q
  7. Singapore Philatelic Museum

How to Qualify for this Promotion:
1. You can enjoy this promotion if you are a local or PR student/teacher:

  • All Singaporean & PR students / teachers
  • All students enrolled in government & government-aided schools, and Singapore tertiary institutions
  • All students who are Singaporean or PR (need not be enrolled in government schools
  • All teachers in government, government-aided schools, and Singapore tertiary institutions. The small percentage of non-Singaporean students enrolled in these schools will also qualify.

2. Please produce one of the following proof of identification at the visitors’ counters of the NHB museums, in order to gain free admission to the permanent galleries:

  • An MOE-issued EZ-Link card (with the MOE crest); or
  • A valid student pass (from any educational institution around the world) and a Singapore or PR NRIC.

Posted at 11:05PM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email |

Fri 07 May 2010

URA Concept Plan 2011 review: 1st preliminary recommendations published; public feedback by 25 May 2010

Category : conceptplan

Every ten years, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore (URA) unveils a Concept Plan which it subjects to review by working groups. The public is invited to participate to this review through surveys and letters.

The resulting recommendations are submitted to URA by the Working Groups. The government responds to the suggestions and integrates some proportion into the URA Master Plan, on ongoing document that maps out probable directions about land use in Singapore in the decade ahead.

On 23 January 2010, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced the launch of the Concept Plan 2011 (CP2011) Review Public Consultation exercise. Of the five areas identified in the CP2011 review, the Focus Group on Sustainability and Identity considered two main thrusts: "Building a sustainable city" and "Making Singapore an endearing home."

Yesterday (6th May 2010), the Focus Group presented their "Summary of Preliminary Recommendations" which is available to the public at the Focus Group Public Forum website.

Feedback is invited by 25 May 2010. This feedback "will be considered by the Focus Group for incorporation in its final report." [link]

CP2011 Public Forum Registration

Posted at 2:03AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | email | Raffles Museum news