Showcasing the Heart of Urban Singapore
SIF hosted five Indian journalists on a visit to discover the heart and soul of our city-state.
…Singapore is a forward-thinking and inclusive country…” Ms Yellampalli Sathyanaran A Ashwini, Deccan Herald, Principal Correspondent
Liveable, dynamic, clean and green city where people care for each other Ms Biswas Sushmita, The Telegraph, Special Correspondent
Awesome place! …very growth-oriented with sustained development at the core of their policies. Ms Srilal Seethalakshmi, The Times of India, Chief of Bureau
These were some of the takeaways from our Indian media friends hosted on our Journalist Visit Programme from 15-19 March 2016. Themed “At the Heart of Urban Singapore”, the five-day visit programme aimed to provide a comprehensive overview of Singapore as well as to provide insights into the little known aspects of life here.
Highlights of their visit included:
Pillars of Innovation and Sustainability in Healthcare, Urban Planning and Housing, Water:
Heart and Soul of Singapore:
The final highlight of the visit was SIF’s Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) 2016 workshop held at the Raffles City Convention Centre, where the journalists got to meet inspiring young change makers.
Said Mr Sunil Damania, Business India, Executive Editor, “What was impressive about the event was that these start-ups involved young enthusiasts with social causes at their heart. They are mostly in their teens, but have set high social targets to change society.[…] It is a welcome change to see the young generation getting busy finding solutions to the world’s problems…”
Concluded Ms Biswas Sushmita, The Telegraph, Special Correspondent, of the visit programme, “Singapore is a multi-racial inclusive society reaching out to the world with their urban developments and social measures…”
We appreciate the kind comments from our friends from India and hope that they have gained a deeper understanding of our country and people.Back
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