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
Common Study Room
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.
Experience award-winning service and personalized touch at the Conrad Centennial Singapore hotel. The hotel is located in the progressive and dynamic area of Marina Bay, close to the financial and business districts, in the heart of the premium shopping and entertainment districts, and adjacent to the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center.
The hotel is also the venue of the Closing Ceremony of the 7th HC-APYLS.
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.
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.
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 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.
Places of Interest
At a height of 165m, Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel and is set to be one of Asia’s biggest tourist attractions. Inspired by national icons such as the Eiffel Tower and the London Eye, the Singapore Flyer was designed to be a ‘total attraction’ from the very start. However unlike many of its predecessors and competitors, it incorporates a terminal building that serves as a passenger loading area, as well as provide retail and leisure facilities such as shopping, restaurants, and personal wellness.
Sentosa is Singapore's premier island resort getaway. Sentosa has a 3.2-kilometre stretch of white sand beach, and is the only location in Singapore to offer beachfront accommodation. Accessed by cable car, bus, taxi or car, the island is open for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is said to be a themed attraction, a tropical resort, a nature park and a heritage centre all rolled into one.
Resorts World Sentosa
Located on Singapore's holiday island of Sentosa, Resorts World Sentosa is Singapore’s biggest Integrated Resort, a 49-hectare development called Resorts World Sentosa. The S$6.59 billion must-see destination welcomed its first visitors at its soft opening in early 2010. Highlights include the Resorts World Casino, Universal Studios Singapore® family theme and MICE facilities that include one of Asia’s largest Grand Ballrooms.
VivoCity is the largest shopping mall in Singapore with a diverse mix of over 350 retailers, large event space, including a 1000-seat amphitheatre and a 300m harbour front boardwalk. Designed by world-renowned architect, Toyo Ito. The design for VivoCity was inspired by the harbour front location of the development, which evokes images of waves in the sea.
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is one of the world's busiest arts centres. This architectural icon with its distinctive twin shells, is situated within Singapore's civic district, at the mouth of the Singapore River. The Esplanade aims to be a performing arts centre for everyone, and its programmes cater to its diverse audiences. Esplanade houses world-class performance spaces, supported by a comprehensive range of professional support facilities and services.
Gardens By The Bay
Spanning 101 hectares, this award-winning horticultural attraction houses over 250 thousand rare plants and is just a five-minute walk from the city. The Gardens comprises three spaces—Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central. From the waterfront promenade, enjoy an amazing view of the Marina Bay financial district skyline. The grounds are perfect for an evening stroll and a picnic with loved ones.
A dam built across the mouth of the Marina Channel, the Marina Barrage is Singapore's latest downtown icon, creating Singapore’s 15th reservoir- the island’s largest and most urbanised catchment of area one-sixth the size of Singapore. As the water is unaffected by the tides, its water level will be kept constant all year round. This is ideal for recreational activities such as boating, windsurfing, kayaking and dragonboating.
Spanning almost 2.2km, Orchard Road is a one-way street flanked by distinctive shopping malls on both sides of the road. The shopping belt comprises nearly 800,000 sq m of stores and restaurants, from designer brands to fast fashion and from upscale restaurants to food courts. ION Orchard, Orchard Central opened in 2009, and 313@Somerset opened in 2010. Other iconic shopping malls include Ngee Ann City, Plaza Singapura, The Heeren Shops and Wheelock Place.
Undoubtedly, eating out in Singapore isn’t complete without a visit to a hawker centre – a collection of individual stalls selling a variety of food at very reasonable prices, in an open-air arrangement. This no-frills experience that’s common in Singapore and unique in Asia is probably the best way to sample some of Singapore’s yummiest perennial local favourites.
Notable hawkers in Singapore close to Hwa Chong include the Adam Road Food Centre, Bukit Timah Market and Newton Food Centre.