Author: indoconnect

Chingay Cultural Insights

The Indonesian delegation shines the spotlight on Batak and the ‘Extravganza of North Sumatra’! INDONESIA has been a prominent participant in Chingay, Singapore’s premier festive street parade, which marks the 15th day of the Chinese New Year and technically the end of the festive period. In fact, since 2008, Indonesia has been sending the largest number of participants in each parade. In 2018, again a large delegation of around 173 Indonesians took part from various cities and regions (including Indonesian students from Singapore). Almost all came from educational institutes and training organisations representing some of the best of the archipelago’s performance...

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An Equal Future Only in 2235!?!

A professional womens’ association celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) in March with an ALL-MALE panel discussion BASED on current trends, it will take 217 years before women will achieve equal financial parity. In the pursuit for an equal future, PrimeTime Business and Professional Women’s Association (PrimeTime) have started a conversation on the role of male allies and how they can contribute to the #pressforprogress movement, the only women’s organisation in Singapore to have a deliberately all-male panel for IWD. The event “An Equal Future”, took place on 8 March 2018, and was organised in conjunction with International Women’s Day, and...

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Nongsa Digital Park Will Boost Batam’s Digital Economy

ON Tuesday 20th March 2018, Minister for Foreign Affairs HE Dr Vivian Balakrishnan visited Batam to officiate at the launch of the first three buildings in the Nongsa Digital Park, together with Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Retno Marsudi. The Nongsa Digital Park is a commercial project in Batam which will host IT companies and digital talents from Indonesia, Singapore and across the Southeast Asia region. In his speech at the launch, Dr Balakrishnan (who spoke in Malay) highlighted that Singapore remains the largest cumulative investor in KEPRI (acronym for Kepulauan Riau or Riau Islands). “In fact, the...

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