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Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore

Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore | June Holiday Assignment_Clarissa Lim | Scoop.it
This LibGuide explores the following themes: 1. causes and effects of conflict in a multi-ethnic society (case studies of Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka and 2. challenges in resolving ethnic conflicts.

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Hui Yu Leong's comment, July 2, 2013 6:24 AM
In this article, I can see the disastrous outcomes of not being a multi racial country like singapore. If the sri lankan government had not favoured one race over anothe, none of this would have happened. Young teenager would not have to join dangerous groups to fight for their freedom and everything would have been fine. This article has taught me the importance of being a fair and just country where everyone is given an equal opportunities, this article has also taught me the importance of peace and harmony as an internal conflict can cause the whole nation to be affected in a negative way.
Pua Peng Guan's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:19 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. From this article, I can see that the conflict between the Sinhalese and the Tamils in Sri Lanka has not been resolved even after 100 years which is suprising. Over this long period, many innocent lives have been lost, which is heartbreaking. I think that this conflict between the two races can be resolved as long as they are willing to understand each other more and accept one another. I wonder what was the start of all these arguements and why it cannot be solved even after so many years, and how serious is the problem that is worth the sacrifice of so many innocent people.

Darren Cheng's curator insight, July 10, 10:28 AM

After reading this article, I had learnt that the ethnic conflict between the Tamils and Sinhalese in Sri Lanka dates back to over 100 years ago. Because of this rivalry, many innocent lives were killed. It all started of because of unfair treatment to the Tamils. This conflict had caused the economy in Sri Lanka to slow down and affect the lives of the people, hence they have to go through all those difficult situations. I strongly believe that people should have the mindset of equality and fairness. There should be no discrimination or prejudice to towards one another. This to ensure the sustainability of peace and harmony and people will learn to accept one another differences and learn from them. This could also help by understanding and accepting more rather than hating as life is too short to hate. At times, i wonder who started all these hating, discrimination and prejudice.

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How 3D Printing is Redefining Manufacturing and Consumer Behaviour - Luxury Society - Opinions

How 3D Printing is Redefining Manufacturing and Consumer Behaviour - Luxury Society - Opinions | June Holiday Assignment_Clarissa Lim | Scoop.it
Burak Cakmak, sustainability expert and guest contributor to Jardins Florian, explores the possibilities and pitfalls of 3D printing reaching luxury consumers (How #3D #Printing is Redefining #Manufacturing and #Consumer Behaviour -

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Melissa Tan's curator insight, June 30, 2013 6:12 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. 3D printing was initially used for prototyping in aerospace and medical industries. It was just an expensive idea people thought of. Eventually after becoming a more mainstream consumer product, it became more affordable and popular. Today because of the realization of this 3D printing becoming successful, this expensive idea has become possible. Anything is possible if we work towards it.

Ming Ting's comment, June 30, 2013 10:22 AM
From this article, I learned that 3D printing is a technology that was initially used for prototyping in aerospace and medical industries. While it has been around for a while, it is finally finding its way into more mainstream consumer products as, just like computers, it has become more affordable and its functionality is improving tremendously. I think that it is really amazing and wonderful that technology has already reached such a high stage.
Ming Ting's curator insight, June 30, 2013 10:22 AM

From this article, I learned that 3D printing is a technology that was initially used for prototyping in aerospace and medical industries. While it has been around for a while, it is finally finding its way into more mainstream consumer products as, just like computers, it has become more affordable and its functionality is improving tremendously. I think that it is really amazing and wonderful that technology has already reached such a high stage.

 

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The Depressing Truth About Kids And Fat Prejudice

The Depressing Truth About Kids And Fat Prejudice | June Holiday Assignment_Clarissa Lim | Scoop.it
Fat prejudice isn't limited to the adults leading Abercrombie & Fitch and the tabloid industry. According to a new study out of the University of Leeds, children as young as four have internalized the idea that overweight means bad.
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Xinghui's comment, July 1, 2013 9:22 AM
From this article, i can tell people all over the world have been sensitive about being obese. They are constantly worrying about how they look, how people will see them, how they dress etc. I believe many girls fear about getting judged and no doubt, people say we all live in a judgmental society. I felt ridiculous when a kid as young as 4 have the idea that being overweight means bad. Your appearance does not determine your personality and your attitude. It isn't all about being 'skinny' and 'in shape' as "Nobody's Perfect". I realized that people all over the globe has been trying to chase perfection. I strongly feel that they should stop and be comfortable with the way they look. I wonder what is keeping people from being satisfied with their body weight/ size. Will people continue to have that idea about being obese?
Kyle Tan's curator insight, July 1, 2013 9:28 AM

In this article, I can see that even kids are thinking that being fat is bad. This is due to many influences arround them like social media, influence from family and friends. I think that this prejudice should stop. People who are overweight are people too, they have feelings and they will feel hurt if someone were to tell them that being fat is bad. I wonder what will happen if this prejudice goes on.

Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:46 AM

From this article, I realized that not only adults but even young children of 4 to 7 years old are judging that being overweight is bad and that these overweight people are less likely to achieve a result in life, like, winning races etc., and that most children won't accept the friendship between themselves and a overweight child. Not only will prejudice act on others, but it will also act on themselves via the surrounding things that influences them. I feel that everyone shouldn't judge overweight people in the way most people are doing it, but instead they should accept these overweight people and not judge their appearance but their character. I wonder why people judge overweight people in this way and whether there are any plans to help people around the world to understand and stop these unfair judgments.

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Five Mega Companies That Started in Garages (and Other Interesting Places)

Five Mega Companies That Started in Garages (and Other Interesting Places) | June Holiday Assignment_Clarissa Lim | Scoop.it
Some of the world's biggest companies came from the most humble of beginnings. Here are five major corporations who've each starred in their own rags-to-riches story.

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vengaadesh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:51 AM

From this article I can infer that even the most popular and well known companies can just start of from places such as a garage. Who would have thought that Nike or Blue Ribbon Sports had been started from a trunk of a car? Though there could be many obstacles and setbacks on their way to success, through hard work the companies managed to overcome them. This shows that with perseverance and hard work one can achieve the unthinkable. I wonder what kept the people going when they were faced with obstacles.

vengaadesh's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:57 AM

From this article I can infer that even the most popular and well known companies can just start of from places such as a garage. Who would have thought that Nike or Blue Ribbon Sports had been started from a trunk of a car? Though there could be many obstacles and setbacks on their way to success, through hard work the companies managed to overcome them. This shows that with perseverance and hard work one can achieve the unthinkable. I wonder what kept the people going when they were faced with obstacles.

Koo Xin Yi's comment, July 2, 2013 12:07 PM
Upon reading the article, I can see that not all successful companies had a smooth journey from the start. The few biggest corporation now like Google and Apple had many setbacks, but what makes the success today is the fact that they stood strong and overcame all the setbacks they faced. I think that behind their success is a lot of hard work and resilience that brings them to what they are today. I admires how these companies went through thick and thin in order to accomplish such achievements and wonder what is their motivation such that they did not give up.
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OpenIDEO - How might we inspire and enable communities to take more initiative in making their local environments better?

OpenIDEO - How might we inspire and enable communities to take more initiative in making their local environments better? | June Holiday Assignment_Clarissa Lim | Scoop.it

Singapore started out as a small fishing village but, rather quickly, turned into a sprawling metropolis. Like many other countries, it has reached a highly developed state. Public agencies such as Singapore's National Environment Agency would like to envision how to rejuvenate our local environments to inspire and enable communities to make our living environments better – and are eager to collaborate with the global community to explore solutions which resonate in Singapore and across the world.


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Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:17 PM

Using the 'see-think-wonder' I can see that Singapore is enthusiastic about collaboration with other countries. This is because a country cannot survive on it's own especially a country as small as Singapore. But even though Singapore is a small country it is recognised globally. I think that this is a great opportunity to foster good ties with other countries especially those in Asia as more problems are arising regionally and globally. By working together with other countries, global or regional crisis can be averted, like the recent Haze issue. Working together can prove to be effective and may stop major issues from happening ahead of time. I wonder what other ways can we foster good relationships with other countries and how we can solve the problems we face.

Wu Weiyang's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:30 AM

I see that Singapore has reached the status of a developed country and we are still trying to further improve ourselves. I think that collaborating with the global community will allow Singapore to be heard and enable ourselves to reach greater heights with the help of other countries' opinions. I wonder if there are other ways to make our living environments better other than collaborating with the global community.

Teoh Jun Fang's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:27 AM

(See-Think-Wonder) From this article, I can see that Singapore has developed very well and quickly over the years. Singapore started out small but now, it is a bustling city with good economy. Now that the population is growing, we need to have a good environment, connection with neighbouring countries,etc for the future generations. I think that working with the other countries is the best solution since Singapore is such a small country that does not have much natural resources. I wonder what will happen if other countries refuse to work with Singapore?