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HCI Boarding School | Changi Airport

Tourist Attractions:
Night Safari | Sentosa | Orchard Road

Research Institutes:

Organs of State:
The Istana

Statutory Boards:

Other Organizations:
GIC | MediaCorp | SPH | SAFTI MI
*This programme is currently subject to change

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

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. Terminal 3 began operations in 2008, and Changi Airport now has an annual handling capacity of more than 64 million passengers. If you are a foreign participant at HC-APYLS, this would be your first and last contact point with Singapore.

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


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.

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.

Economic Development Board

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.

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.

Housing & Development Board

The Housing and Development Board's (HDB) overall direction and the principles that guide it in its role as Singapore's public housing authority are spelled out in the organisation's Vision and Mission, and these are further supported by the Values that are upheld by HDB staff. An Overview of HDB's history, the challenges it faced in its early days, and the features that make Singapore's public housing so unique and successful give a better understanding of the scope and impact public housing has in Singapore. Finally, the organisational structure, information on the management team, and the various Annual Reports and Financial Statements detail the facts and figures of HDB's operations.

Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd

The Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd (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 Press Holdings - 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.

SAFTI Military Institute

The SAFTI Military Institute provides an ideal environment for moulding cadets into officers. Army, Navy and Air Force officers spend time together at the Institute, absorbing core values, developing a common spirit, and acquiring a common purpose. Here, National Service and Regular officers from the Services earn their commissions. At key points in their careers, whether as National Service or Regular officers, they will return to further their military education and professional development at the SAF Advanced Schools and Singapore Command and Staff College. SAF Advanced Schools, through the intermediate level courses it offers, equips SAF Officers with skills and knowledge to assume Company level and equivalent command appointments, and Battalion level and equivalent staff appointments in their respective services.

Singapore Discovery Centre

The visit to SAFTI MI includes a visit to the Singapore Discovery Centre.

The Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) is a "hands on, minds on" place where you can explore what keeps Singapore going, by trying things that you have probably never done before! Like what? Ever been a reporter at important events? Saved lives? Made millions? Created the future? Ready? Get set. Go!


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