Singapore digest news (05.12-10.12)

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Zaha Hadid Architects Unveils Design for New Science Centre in Singapore

Zaha Hadid Architects and Architects 61 unveiled the design for the new Science Center in the Jurong Lake District, Singapore. The 52,460 square meters complex aims to make science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) more accessible through specialized amenities, educational programs, and interactive experiences.

The building is expected to open in 2027, which also marks the 50th anniversary of the Science Center and aligns with the Singapore Green Plan 2030.


Singapore Food Agency, NUS, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory and industry partners sign MOU for the AquaPolis Programme

On 30 November 2022, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), National University of Singapore (NUS), Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL), and seven industry partners [Barramundi Group (BG), Blue Aqua International (Blue Aqua), Singapore Aquaculture Technologies (SAT), Swee Chioh Fishery (SCF), The Fish Farmer, Universal Aquaculture (UA), and Vertical Oceans (VO)] signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop the AquaPolis Programme.

The AquaPolis Programme, an initiative under Singapore Food Story R&D Programme 2.0, envisions Singapore to be a leading research and innovation cluster for sustainable tropical aquaculture. AquaPolis will capitalise on the technical, operational and research expertise of strategic partners to achieve translational R&D results, in improving the productivity and competitiveness of our local farms towards Singapore’s “30 by 30” food security goal.


Singapore Job Forecast: Six most in-demand professions in 2023, according to Robert Walters

According to a summary of the survey by Human Resources Online, here are the hottest professions in Singapore next year:

1. Technology & transformation

2. Banking & financial services

3. Commerce finance

4. Human resources

5. Sales & marketing

6. Supply chain & procurement


Singapore's Loh Kean Yew wins first match at badminton World Tour Finals

Singapore's Loh Kean Yew won his first match of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour Finals in Bangkok on Wednesday (Dec 7).

The world number 3 took 42 minutes to beat Chinese Taipei's Chou Tien-chen 21-15, 21-17 in the competition's Group B match. Loh is the first Singaporean man to qualify for the prestigious tournament, which runs from Dec 7 to Dec 11.


LIV Golf announces Singapore event

The Saudi-backed LIV Golf series has announced three new venues for their 14 event tour for 2023 with tournaments in Mexico, Singapore and Spain.

The circuit, which completed its first season last month, will play at Mayakoba's El Camaleon Golf Course in February, Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore in April and Real Club Valderrama in Spain in June. The Singapore event will take place from Apr 28 to Apr 30 at Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong course, the home of the Singapore Open.

"Regarded as one of the world’s best golf courses, players and fans will experience the Serapong’s iconic layout, with fast, challenging greens, trademark contours and signature holes," LIV Golf said in a media release.