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September 2017
Sharing Insights into Singapore with our Friends from China

28 Siyuan scholars and their teachers visiting from Fudan University, Shanghai try their hand at assistive technology at the Enabling Village (EV) as part of the Singapore Insights visit programme. EV is an initiative by Ministry of Social and Family Development and SG Enable.

 

SIF Connects!
Join Us at SIF Connects! Washington DC 2017
The SIF will be in the US on 27 September 2017 for SIF Connects! Washington DC to reconnect with Singaporeans and Friends of Singapore. Hear what thought leaders from Singapore and the US have to say about building capacity at the people to people level as well as what kind of initiatives can deepen integration and cultivate shared values among the US and ASEAN communities. Register here.

Cultural Exchange
Showcase Your Creative Works at Singapore Internationale
Singapore Internationale showcases Singapore's culture through the arts and arts-based initiatives for social good. Applications are now open here.

Catch CausewayEXchange in Malaysia in 2017
The SIF is supporting the Arts and Healing segment under CausewayEXchange, which brings Singaporean and Malaysian artists together. They harness the transformative powers of the arts and use it for social impact and to promote awareness. It features programmes such as ‘Concert in the Dark’ and ‘How Singapore got its name’.

Our Better World
Defying Crazy Odds to Make Beautiful Music
So much happened in Sophanna's life that it is a miracle for him to be alive and optimistic. Witnessing the murder of his family members, being paralysed and given a year to live, Sophanna has risen above it all and now uses music to inspire and empower his countrymen. Watch his resilient story!

With Love from Singapore
In celebration of Singapore's 52nd birthday, we look at Singaporeans who have dedicated their lives to helping others - at home and abroad. From Maureen pioneering animal-assisted therapy to Randall adding moments of joy to the lives of hospice patients, here’s to the Singaporeans who are silently making us proud.

Singapore Magazine
Seeds of Friendship
A family vacation that changed the lives of one Singaporean, Alvin Yong and the hill-tribes in Thailand. Alvin and his business partner, Kitt preserve the Karen hill-tribe traditions and culture through educational tourism. Their social business helps improve the lives of rice farmers through a unique travel experience in Thailand.
Vignettes
Friends for a Better World
In partnership with National Geographic, we bring you stories from our Citizen Ambassadors who inspire change for a better world. Catch them on National Geographic channel and Nat Geo people channel from now till end October. You can also watch them here and read more about their amazing stories and others who have connected with international communities, enabled collaborations and effected change.

Photo Contest
Picture a Better World
The first 20 entries from Picture a Better World photo contest have received their Eighteen Chefs vouchers! The top prizes are still up for grabs, so send your entries to win trips to Indonesia and Vietnam! Find out how here.

Upcoming Events
17 Sep - 28 Oct 2017
Hanoi, Vietnam
Chua Soo Pong will be directing the National Vietnam Drama Theatre to perform 'Dream of the Red Chamber'

23 Sep 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia
Divers10n (under The RICE Company) will be presenting a contemporary dance at ChildAid Asia Indonesia

Volunteer Opportunities
Cambodia
Water for Life
(Siem Reap)

Laos
English Teacher (Vientiane)

Vietnam
Words on Wheels
(Ho Chi Minh City)
SIF in the News
Berita Harian
Mr Abu Jalal Sarimon, a Singaporean Malay artist, and a citizen ambassador of the SIF leverages on art to foster ties between communities.
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