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Organs of State:
The Istana

Statutory Boards:


Other Organizations:
EDB | GIC | MediaCorp

Research Institute:

Tourist Attraction:
Orchard Road

*This programme is currently subject to changes

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.

SYF International Night

The theme for this year's Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) is 'Aspirations' which invites our youths to dare to dream. As they envision the bright future ahead of them, they come up with ingenious and creative ways to arrive at their desired destination. With creativity and imagination, they envision a bright tomorrow for all and with determination and hard work, they will build the future of their dreams. Hand in hand, our youths will strive together to achieve anything they put their hearts and minds to.

This year, the summit delegates will attend the SYF International Night, which promises to be a delightful showcase of the music and dance talents of youths from Singapore and the world. The venue of this concert is the University Cultural Centre Hall, National University of Singapore.

Dairy Farm Adventure Centre


Dairy Farm Adventure Centre is this year's venue of the one-day adventure camp which is going to be conducted. It is located at the fringe of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve near the Dairy Farm Quarry. This is an ideal location in Singapore to learn about our natural heritage as it is surrounded by lush tropical forest offering a serene and conducive learning environment. The centre has a full range of high and low element obstacles for confidence and team building. It also has a multi-purpose hall, training room and a first-aid room.

InterContinental Singapore

Being the only world class hotel in Singapore to preserve Peranakan artistry in a shophouse-style setting, InterContinental Singapore is located next to Bugis Junction Shopping Complex, Singapore 's first glass-covered, air-conditioned shopping street.

Descendants of the Chinese traders and local Malay women from as early as the 17th century, the Peranakans blend Chinese art and Malay style harmoniously to create a unique architectural look. This Singapore hotel, served by an efficient subway network, is also located close to the Central Business District, Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Orchard Road shopping and entertainment district as well as the Chinatown Heritage Centre.

On the night of the summit's Closing Ceremony, this premier hotel will be the place for a showcase of many different cultures as well as a night of farewell to the various delegates of HC-APYLS 2012.

The Istana

Istana means 'palace' in Malay. It is the official residence of the President of the Republic of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam. Dr Tony Tan is the seventh and current President of the Republic of Singapore. He was elected on 27 August 2011 and sworn in on 1 September 2011. We will be having a tea with Dr Tony Tan during the Summit.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ION Orchard, a shopping mall along Orchard Road


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