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Organs of State:
The Istana

Statutory Boards:


Other Organizations:
GIC | MediaCorp

Research Institutes:

Tourist Attractions:
Sentosa | Orchard Road

*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
Common Study Room
Computer 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.

The Pines

The Pines is a club that embodies prestige, status and class. The club believes in providing the very best for our members and guests. At The Pines, members and guests get acquainted with the exclusive privileges that The Pines has to offer. One can indulge in an elite lifestyle with seven Restaurants and Bars offering exquisite choice of Chinese, Japanese, Western and Local cuisine and beverages, five Tennis courts, Swimming Pool with water games, Gymnasium, Dance studio, Montessori childcare, Kids club - there is something for the whole family.

The Pines is located within the impeccable greenery of Stevens Road, with facilities and restaurants of high standards, thus one can expect a level of service that can be described as uncompromising.

On the night of the summit's Closing Ceremony, this premier club would be the place for a showcase of many different cultures as well as a night of farewell to the various delegates of HC-APYLS 2011.

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 secondElected 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.

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 evelopment.

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.

Ministry of Home Affairs

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) was set up in 1959 when Singapore attained self-government. The mission of the MHA is to keep Singapore safe and secure. The Home Team is made up of various departments and statutory boards, such as the Singapore Police Force, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, Singapore Prison Service, Central Narcotics Bureau, Internal Security Department, Home Team Academy, Casino Regulatory Authority and the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises. Our core strategy is to work as one team, coordinating and cooperating to bring about a safe and secure best home for all Singaporeans.

Serving as part of the Home Team is the Singapore Police Force (SPF). The mission of the Singapore Police Force is to uphold the law, maintain order and keep the peace in the Republic of Singapore. A force for the nation, the Singapore Police Force is dedicated to ensuring the security, survival and success of Singapore, and helping to build it into our best home.

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.


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.

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


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