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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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Visit by Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan to Nha Trang, Vietnam, for the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat – 15 to 17 Jan 2020

Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan will attend the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat from 15 to 17 January 2020 in Nha Trang, Vietnam. This is the first in a series of meetings that Vietnam will be hosting as Chair of ASEAN in 2020, under the theme of building a “Cohesive and Responsive” ASEAN. The Foreign Ministers will discuss ASEAN’s priorities for the year, take stock of ASEAN’s Community-building efforts and cooperation with ASEAN’s partners, and exchange views on regional and international issues. Minister Balakrishnan will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Foreign...

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PMO Press Statement: SM Tharman Shanmugaratnam to visit India (Jan 2020)

Senior Minister (SM) Tharman Shanmugaratnam will make a working visit to New Delhi and Mumbai from 5 to 8 January 2020. In New Delhi, SM Tharman will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other government leaders. In Mumbai, SM Tharman will deliver a lecture at the Reserve Bank of India on 7 January. He will also call on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, and meet with business leaders. SM Tharman will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister’s...

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