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Highlights: HCI Boarding School | Traders Hotel | Changi Airport
Tourist Attractions: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve | Night Safari | Sentosa |
Orchard Road
Educational Institutes: NTU | A*STAR
Corporations: EDB | The Straits Times | GIC | Mediacorp | SIA
Industries: Jurong Island | NEWater Plant
Governmental Bodies: The Istana | CAAS | LTA | URA

Hwa Chong Institution Boarding School

This is where all participants will be staying throughout the entire summit. The Hwa Chong Institution Boarding School was built in replacement of the old hostel, to provide both local and foreign students with a conducive environment to study in.
Bird's eye view of the boarding school
Inside the boarding school
Boarder's Room
Dining Hall

Traders Hotel, Singapore

This is where the Closing Ceremony will be held in on 27th July, together with the Cultural Exhibition and Cultural Night Performances.

Cultural Exhibition:
Participants from each country are expected to collaborate and bring along items for to put up a booth showcasing different aspects of their country. Each country is allocated a table to showcase their items. Some interesting displays and activities to highlight and characterise your country's culture include:

  • National flag, local dress and costumes
  • Local songs or lullabies sung by children
  • Traditional games
  • School/education system
  • Slangs and idioms prevalent among the population
  • Food and snacks unique to your country
  • Posters & pictures of places of historical or tourism interest
  • Souvenirs from your country
  • Different customs and festivals celebrated in your country

Participants of each country may liaise with their respective embassy here in Singapore for provision of more intricate exhibits. Preparation time will be given before the commencement of the exhibition.

Cultural Night Performances:
All participants are required to prepare an item as a country to be performed during the Cultural Night of the Closing Ceremony. The performance should showcase unique traditions, cultures, customs or practices of the country. Examples include: performances of traditional musical instruments, traditional dances, traditional costumes, local folk song etc. Participants from the same country are encouraged to liaise with each other beforehand to discuss the details for their country's cultural performance. We look forward to your enthusiastic performances!

Additional details are as follows: 

  • Duration should be between 5 to 7 minutes 

Singapore Changi Airport

Singapore Changi Airport is recognised as one of the best airports in the world. With over 80 airlines serving more than 180 cities in over 50 countries, Changi airport has established itself as a major aviation hub in the Asia Pacific region. When Terminal 3 begins operations in 2008, Changi Airport will have an annual handling capacity of more than 64 million passengers. If you are a foreign participant at HC-AYLS, this would be your first and last contact point with Singapore.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is internationally recognised as an important site for migratory birds which migrate southwards during winter in the Northern Hemisphere. In 2002, it was officially gazetted as a Nature Reserve by the Government of Singapore. In the same year, Wetlands International presented a certificate to the
reserve to mark its formal entry into the East Asian Australian Shorebird Site Network. Sungei Buloh then became the first ASEAN Heritage Park in 2003.

Night Safari

The world's first wildlife park built for visits at night, the Night Safari is not like any ordinary zoo illuminated by the night or a modern version of nocturnal houses found in many zoos around the globe.
Nestled in 40 hectares of lush secondary forest, the Night Safari offers guests the unique experience of exploring wildlife in a tropical jungle at night. Through the use of subtle lighting technique, guests are able to view over 1,000 nocturnal animals of 100 species in vast naturalistic habitats.

Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island is one of the major tourist attractions in Singapore. It is an island set aside for tourism and whole lots of fun. There are many things which can be done at Sentosa, such as visits to the Underwater World, Wax Museum and historic sites like Fort Siloso. There are two ways in which you can get access to the island, by cable car or by land (coach or taxi). The former is more popular because it nets you a birds' eye view of the island.
The Merlion, a national symbol of Singapore (left); Sentosa at night (right)

Orchard Road

Orchard Road is the retail and entertainment hub of Singapore. It is a shopping haven for both Singaporeans and tourists. The immediate vicinity of Orchard Road, Orchard Planning Area, is one of 55 urban planning areas as specified by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, and is a commercial district. You can look forward to an afternoon of shopping here during the Summit!
Christmas decorations along Orchard Road

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is an established, research-intensive tertiary institution with a vision to be a global university of excellence in science and technology. NTU was ranked 48th globally by The Times Higher Education Supplement in the 2005 ranking of the world's best universities. Placed 26th among technology universities, NTU remains well within the upper echelons of the world's best science and tech universities.


A*STAR is a luminous constellation, charting the course for Singapore's science and technology. It comprises the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC),
the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd (ETPL), the A*STAR Graduate Academy (A*GA) and the Corporate Planning and Administration Division (CPAD). Both BMRC and SERC promote, support and oversee the public sector R&D research activities in Singapore. Both councils fund the A*STAR public research institutes which conduct cutting-edge research in specific niche areas in science, engineering and biomedical science.

Economic Development Board, Singapore

The Economic Development Board (EDB) is Singapore's lead agency responsible for planning and executing strategies to sustain Singapore's position as a compelling global hub for business and investment.
EDB works closely with local and foreign companies across a diverse range of activities in both manufacturing and services to help them move towards higher value-creating operations in an increasingly knowledge-based and innovation-driven environment. EDB also encourages companies to use Singapore as a headquarters and total business centre to manage their global or regional functions to service their global or Asia Pacific operations. Singapore is today a "Global Entrepolis" - a compelling global hub for business and investment where entrepreneurs and enterprise converge, spark and realise innovations, forge partnerships, and create value in manufacturing and services industries. EDB acts as a catalyst and facilitator to ensure a thriving "enterprise ecosystem" in Singapore. EDB also encourages innovation and entrepreneurship by helping to create an environment which is conducive for start-ups and companies of all sizes to interact with each other with good corporate governance practices and where intellectual property is protected.

The Straits Times

The Straits Times is one of the region's oldest English-language daily newspapers. It is the flagship publication of the publicly-listed Singapore Press Holdings group. First published on July 15, 1845, The Straits Times is the most widely read newspaper in Singapore. The Sunday Times, which is produced by the same team of journalists, has a circulation of nearly 400,000 and a readership of 1.23 million.

Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd (GIC)

GIC is a global investment management company established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. With a network of six overseas offices in key financial capitals around the world, GIC invests internationally in equities, fixed income, money market instruments, real estate and special investments. GIC offers various scholarships to schools to reward deserving students for their hard work and has been collaborated with HCI for many occasions.


MediaCorp Pte Ltd has a history of more than 70 years of radio and 41 years of television experience. As one of the region's most established broadcasters, MediaCorp plays a key role in developing Singapore as a broadcasting and media production hub in Asia.

Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines has evolved into one of the most respected travel brands around the world. We have one of the world's youngest fleet in the air, a network spanning five continents, and the Singapore Girl as its symbol of quality customer care and service. SIA rises to each occasion and delivers the Singapore Airlines experience.

Jurong Island

Jurong Island was created by linking up several smaller islands via landfills. It is now home to many leading petrochemical companies such as Celanese, ExxonMobil, Dupont, Mitsui Chemicals, Chevron Oronite, Shell and Sumitomo Chemical. They reap the benefits of a comprehensive infrastructure and production synergies from this unique cluster development for oil, petrochemical and specialty chemicals.
Night view of Jurong Island

NEWater Plant

The NEWater Plant in Singapore is the result of advancements in membrane technology that can be used to process waste water in order to produce clean water. The processes involved are known as reverse osmosis and microfiltration. NEWater (water produced from the plant) could be mixed and blended with reservoir water and then undergo conventional water treatment to produce drinking water (a procedure known as Planned Indirect Potable Use or Planned IPU). Planned IPU as a source of water supply is not new. It has been practised in several parts of the United States for more than 20 years.
NEWater Plant Explorer

The Istana

Istana means 'palace' in Malay. It is the official residence of the President of the Republic of Singapore, Mr S R Nathan. Mr Nathan began his six-year term as the sixth President of the Republic and the second Elected President on 1 September 1999. On 17 August 2005, Mr Nathan was re-elected and he was sworn-in for his second term of office on 1 September 2005. We will be having a tea with Mr S R Nathan during a visit to the Istana during the Summit.

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore

CAAS regulates civilian air traffic within the airspace jurisdiction of the republic; it is also the sole government agency to maintain the operational efficiency of the airports in Singapore and to engage civilian air service agreements with air service operators.

Land Transport Authority

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Transport, that spearheads land transport developments in Singapore. LTA plans the long-term transport needs of Singapore, taking care of those who drive as well as those who take public transport. The ultimate goal - a smooth and seamless journey for all.

Urban Redevelopment Authority

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is Singapore's national land use planning authority. URA prepares long term strategic plans, as well as detailed local area plans, for physical development, and then co-ordinates and guides efforts to bring these plans to reality. Prudent land use planning has enabled Singapore to enjoy strong economic growth and social cohesion, and ensures that sufficient land is safeguarded to support continued economic progress and future development.

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