“Singapore is one of the most wired, smartest cities and continues to be a global leader for smarter and more livable cities,” said Jason Aspes, founding partner of Newton Circus. With help from government agencies and private companies including the Economic Development Board, the Ministry of Health and SingTel they are organizing the inaugural UP Singapore, an experiment in ground-up urban innovation to improve the nation's urban environment through the creative use of technology and data.
UP Singapore looks to leverage on the talents of engaged citizens who have ideas and expertise to come up with solutions to improve Singapore. Isaac Timothy Tay, product manager of SG Entrepreneurs, said “The best ideas often come from those who want to scratch their own itch”, giving the example of how Steve Wozniak, one of the co-founders of Apple, came up with the idea of the Mac because he wanted a user friendly computer for his own use.
The event will be held over 3 consecutive weeks:
• City Camp (15 & 16 June)
– Proceedings will be kick started with an invitation only launch party at Fusionopolis (15 June, 7pm).
– Registration for attendance is now open for a high energy speaker series on big data, open data and ground-up urban innovation at Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, NUS University Town (16 June, 9am)
• Urban Prototyping (22 – 24 June)
– 3 days where inspirational ideas become tangible solutions. Participants will sort data, consult with government officials and industry experts to come out with workable solutions to some of the city’s most pressing urban challenges.
• World Cities Summit (1 – 4 July)
– The World Cities Summit runs from 1 – 4 July and has invited UP Singapore to showcase and announce the winning prototype solutions.
– Showcase of the outstanding urban prototype solutions at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre (2 & 4 July, 2.45pm / 3 July, 12.45pm)
– The winning prototypes will be announced at the World Cities Summit Expo Hall (2 July, 10am).
Interested participants can sign up at the website. Further details and contact information can be found there as well.
In the 2023 Presidential Election, Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam secured a stunning 70.4% landslide victory, surprising many, including himself.
Despite expectations that TKL would win the opposition votes, voters from both camps showed a preference for Tharman's charisma and perceived competency.
As Singapore reflects on the outcome, questions arise about the election's fairness and the real implications of Tharman's dominant win.
For the upcoming Singapore Presidential Election on 1st September, members of the civil society have spearheaded an initiative to strengthen our democratic fabric.
We invite committed individuals to join us as Polling and Counting Agents, standing together for a transparent, fair, and just election.
This vote counting exercise, organized by members of civil society, is not specifically in support of Mr Tan Kin Lian, a candidate in the upcoming Presidential Election. It's an exercise in active citizenry.
Nonetheless, Mr Tan endorses this initiative, which hinges on his candidacy, championing transparency, and has given permission for the results to be shared publicly.
In his speech at Mr Tan Kin Lian's launch of his presidential bid, Mr Lim Tean passionately championed the need for a truly Independent President.
Highlighting Mr Tan Kin Lian's unique credentials and genuine concern for the wellbeing of Singaporeans, the Peoples Voice leader emphasized the pressing challenges of rising living costs and job insecurities faced by the public.
Mr Lim depicted Mr Tan Kin Lian as a beacon of hope for the nation, advocating for a leader who genuinely understands and represents the people’s aspirations.
In advocating for a truly representative leader, Tan Jee Say underscored Tan Kin Lian's humility, courage, and genuine dedication. Highlighting the pressing need for restored public trust and effective independence, Tan Jee Say emphasized that Tan Kin Lian, as the 'People's President', would bring back hope to Singaporeans and champion true democracy
In the press conference to announce his bid for the Singapore presidency, Tan Kin Lian emphasizes safeguarding Singapore's reserves and strengthening public service integrity. Drawing on his 30-year leadership at NTUC Income, he envisions a future with affordable living, accessible housing, and job stability, pledging collaboration with the government for a united nation.