Conference ToursSingapore Ethnic Treasures | ARTC and ATMRI Technical Visit
Singapore Ethnic Treasures
10th December 2017 (Sunday)
9.00am – 1.00pm
Price Per Person:
USD49 / SGD66
Come on this trail and discover the history, culture and lifestyle of multi-racial Singapore.
We travel to the eastern part of Singapore and learn about a minority race called the Peranakans - meaning “local-born”. Original Chinese traders had married local Malay ladies that created a unique blend of cultures so typical of this region. Theirs was a community not only of wealth and influence but also rich in tradition and proud of its heritage with its own distinctive cuisine, religious practices and language. Learn more about their unique culture, crafts & food.
Our next stop is the Malay quarter of Kampong Glam, once the historic seat of Malay royalty in Singapore. You will see rows of conserved shophouses, painted in vibrant colours, line Bussorah, Baghdad and Kandahar Streets, and many of them are occupied by trendy design and IT firms, restaurants, caterers, art galleries, and craft and curios shops. In 1989, the Urban Development Authority gazetted Kampong Glam as a conservation area, and most of the original architecture has now been restored. Learn the significance of the glass bottles decorating the base of the Sultan Mosque, the largest in Singapore and the different styles of shop houses.
Proceed to Singapore’s Little India. The first Indian settlers arrived with Singapore’s founder, Sir Stamford Raffles, as his assistants, and later as soldiers and labourers in the 1800s. Today, Little India is the focal point of Singapore’s Indian community. Its charm lies in the fact that many of olden-day trades can still be found by its roadsides, alleys and back lanes. Flower vendors selling garlands of jasmine, kachang puteh (roasted nuts) sellers on pushcarts and street-side newspaper vendors are just some of the interesting sights to be found.
ARTC and ATMRI Technical Visit (Fully Booked!)
13th December 2017 (Wednesday)
8.30am – 1.00pm
Price Per Person:
USD15 / SGD20
|0830:||Gather at Suntec Singapore, Level 1 (Infront of Big Screen)|
|0845:||Bus departs Suntec for ARTC|
|1045:||Bus departs ARTC for ATMRI|
|1215:||Bus departs ATMRI for Suntec|
|(participants are welcome to make their own arrangements)|
The Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC) is a research facility that aims to develop cutting edge technology to drive excellence in remanufacturing processes and systems, such as surface enhancement and additive manufacturing. Being built on strong partnerships with the industry and supported by academia and research, ARTC aims to be established as a world class competency in transforming research and development into real world industry applications.
The Air Traffic Management Research Institute (ATMRI) was established in 2013 to spearhead the modernization and harmonization of operations and management of airspace. As Asia Pacific has the highest air traffic growth in the world, the need for innovative solutions are required more urgently than ever, and ATMRI endeavors to initiate both academic research and operational development projects in air traffic management. A joint institute between the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, ATMRI aims to provide world class research in air traffic management and maintain Singapore’s lead as one of the best air transportation hubs in the world.
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