Singapore digest news (02.10-06.10)

Cyber security centres to be set up at NUS and NTU

Two cyber-security centres will be set up at local universities and receive $110 million in funding as part of a plan to grow Singapore as a cyber-security hub. The funding will support a centre at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) tasked with researching cyberthreats, and a facility at the National University of Singapore (NUS) that will focus on nurturing talent and collaborating with businesses and industry players.


The National Day Parade will return to the Padang in 2024 and 2025, following the 2023 celebration at the historic open space

The 2025 parade at the Padang will mark Singapore’s 60th birthday. Over the years, the NDP has been held at the field to coincide with milestone celebrations – from the first parade in 1966 to Singapore’s golden jubilee in 2015 and the bicentennial in 2019.


Asia Future Summit 2023 was held in Singapore on 4 and 5 October

The conference will feature more than 20 distinguished local and international speakers, and around 300 delegates including thought leaders and senior representatives from the public, private and people sectors. The conference is to explore the role Asia can play in the world, and the opportunities ahead in a fast-changing economic landscape.


Shanti Pereira brings two medals for Singapore at China Asian Games

Runner Shanti Pereira won her first gold medal in athletics in the 200 meters at the ongoing Asian Games in China. A long-awaited medal for Shanti, for her coach, and for Singapore. The last time an athlete from Singapore achieved such a feat was 49 years ago. And Shanti has a silver in the 100 meters.


The number of electric vehicle charging racks is rapidly increasing thanks to government grants

In August, an additional 578 EV Chargers were installed in various condos, plus 212 elsewhere. The growth in the number of charging racks is 27 percent for the month.