Posts By: Mervin Teo

  • All Guides, Alt Screen: In Transit

    Born In Syria

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    Introduction   This resource guide accompanies the programme, Alt Screen: IN TRANSIT – Born in Syria (Singapore Premiere). Since the onset of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, an estimated nine million Syrians have fled their homes, with children making up half that number. Born in Syria follows the journeys of seven child refugees escaping from… Read more »

  • All Guides, NL Prominent Speaker Series

    NL Prominent Speaker Series: Chris J. Reed

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    The National Library regularly host renowned speakers from the arts, heritage, technology and social sciences sectors to share with the wider community and to exchange ideas. Organised by the National Library, this event was held on 29 June 2017. This guide accompanied the talk given by Chris J. Reed on the topic “It’s Not What You Know, It’s… Read more »

  • All Guides, Four Conversations

    Creativity as an Essential Skill for Future-Readiness

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    This resource guide was one of the four produced for “Four Conversations: New Thinking for a New World”. Organised by the National Library, the event was held on 3 and 4 June 2017. This guide accompanied the talk given by Professor Robert Root-Bernstein on the topic “Creativity as an Essential Skill for Future-Readiness”.        … Read more »

  • All Guides, Four Conversations

    Journey into the Mind of a Top Scientist

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    This resource guide was one of the four produced for “Four Conversations: New Thinking for a New World”. Organised by the National Library, the event was held on 3 and 4 June 2017. This guide accompanied the talk given by Professor Sir David Lane on the topic “Journey into the Mind of a Top Scientist: Nurturing… Read more »

  • All Guides, Four Conversations

    Navigating a Complex World

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    This resource guide was one of the four produced for “Four Conversations: New Thinking for a New World”. Organised by the National Library, the event was held on 3 and 4 June 2017. This guide accompanied the talk given by Dr Ismail Serageldin on the topic “Navigating a Complex World: Insights for the Future.”.    … Read more »

  • All Guides, Four Conversations

    Future-Readiness

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    This resource guide was one of the four produced for “Four Conversations: New Thinking for a New World”. Organised by the National Library, the event was held on 3 and 4 June 2017. This guide accompanied the talk given by Ms Lydia Lim on the topic “Future-Readiness: What Does Singapore Need to Stop Doing, Start Doing… Read more »

  • All Guides, NL Prominent Speaker Series

    NL Prominent Speaker Series: Ismail Gafoor

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    The National Library regularly host renowned speakers from the arts, heritage, technology and social sciences sectors to share with the wider community and to exchange ideas. Organised by the National Library, this event was held on 21 April 2017. This guide accompanied the talk given by Ismail Gafoor on the topic “From Humble Beginnings to CEO of Singapore’s… Read more »

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    NL Prominent Speaker Series: Tan Swie Hian

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    The National Library regularly host renowned speakers from the arts, heritage, technology and social sciences sectors to share with the wider community and to exchange ideas. Organised by the National Library, this event was held on 24 Feb 2017. This guide accompanied the talk given by Dr Tan Swie Hian on the topic “A Thousand-Year Debate… Read more »

  • All Guides, Business, Resource Guides for Budget 2017

    Water Security

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    Introduction Access to freshwater is important for the survival of any country. However, some countries and territories, such as Singapore and Hong Kong, are not blessed with an abundance of freshwater to meet their needs. Hence, they have to rely on water from external sources to make up for the shortfall in supply.   What… Read more »

  • All Guides, Business, Literary Arts, Resource Guides for Budget 2017, Singapore and Southeast Asia

    Volunteerism and Philanthropy

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    Introduction Volunteerism and philanthropy are not only about giving time and money to causes deemed to be worthwhile. Both benefit the causes that charities serve as well as individuals and organisations. Individuals benefit by gaining new experiences and insights and connecting with people and it provides them with a sense of accomplishment. Organisations benefit when… Read more »