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Kids Dash Returns
Good news for young runners! The 2022 Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon will include the Kids Dash category, a 650m route along the F1 Pit Building that’s open to children aged two to 12 years. (Those under six must be accompanied by a parent.) Participating kids bring home a t-shirt and medal. The run is happening from 6pm to 9pm on 2 December.
Registration ($35) is now open at singaporemarathon.com.
A Story on Diabetes
My Name is Adam – I Have Type 1 Diabetes is a picture book that tells the story of a fictional 10-year old boy in Singapore with the lesser-known sub-type of diabetes mellitus. Type 1 typically affects children below 15 years, and this book recounts Adam’s journey from diagnosis through various challenges faced during his first year of living with the condition to what he has learned from it. The English-Mandarin bilingual book also includes information on T1D-specific symptoms, and vocabulary for parents, educators and caregivers.
Upcycled Art Wanted
Primary and secondary students in Singapore are encouraged to submit upcycled artworks relating to sustainability for ViaRT 2022. This year’s theme, “Before Semakau Landfill in 2035”, highlights the fact that our current rate of waste disposal will result in the country’s only landfill to be completely full by the year 2035. There are three categories with cash prizes for first-prize winners and a staycation package at Conrad Centennial Singapore for the winner of the Public Love category.
Head to viart.green/2022-award for submission details. Submissions are accepted until 22 November
New National Monument
The Padang bore witness to the swearing-in of Yusof Ishak as Singapore’s head-of-state in 1959, the declaration of the country’s merger with Malaysia in September 1963, and the inaugural National Day Parade in 1966. Now, it’s officially been gazetted as a new National Monument, from 9 August 2022. This is the first green open space to join the list of Singapore’s National Monuments, which includes its neighbours the former Supreme Court (now National Gallery), former Parliament House and Annex Building (now The Arts House), Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall.
Beach Carnival Time
Slated to open this month, just steps away from Sentosa’s Beach Station, is Central Beach Bazaar, a day-to-night carnival beach experience for all ages. The existing Wings of Time attraction, Good Old Days food court and FUN Shop @ Beach Plaza are also part of the precinct. Visitors can look forward to a modern rendition of the iconic Sentosa Musical Fountain as well as the Sentosa Skyjet, which at 80 metres is the tallest fountain in Southeast Asia. Refreshments are available from International Food Street, a collection of eight F&B concepts in food trucks, kombi vans and upcycled shipping containers. A new attraction offering simulation ride experiences and carnival games will be revealed soon.
Dover Court International School has a new look for the academic year that began in August, with highlights including a brand-new Sports Hall (home of the DCIS Wolves) and an Expressive Arts Hub boasting Secondary music, drama, visual arts and design technology labs. The Pathway 3 classes are now in a purpose-built building that’s centrally located on campus, with direct access to interactive outdoor learning areas. Students in Primary School have one new STEAM lab and Sixth Form students have extended study spaces.
301 Dover Road. dovercourt.edu.sg
Tanglin Trust School invites prospective parents to attend on-campus individualised tours of the school and facilities. Tours will be hosted by members of the admissions team who will be happy to personalise your visit and assist with any questions you might have about the school. For parents who are based overseas or are unable to visit in person due to work commitments, the school can also arrange a virtual consultation.
Find out more at tts.edu.sg and sign up for a tour.
Rides to Johor
Marlborough College Malaysia now has a daily transport service from Singapore for day pupils and boarders from Year 5 to Sixth Form. The dedicated car services will be provided from a centralised pickup location in Singapore to Johor where the award-winning British Boarding School is located (Jalan Marlborough, 79200 Iskandar Puteri). Journeys take approximately an hour.
For day and boarding options, visit marlboroughcollegemalaysia.org/admissions/transport.
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