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Gardens By The Bay: Singapore's Most Brilliant Architectural Innovation

Gardens By The Bay: Singapore's Most Brilliant Architectural Innovation | Possibilities+Conflict&Prejudice Assignment by_Chia Rui Han | Scoop.it

Gardens by the Bay is the newest addition to Singapore's green space innovations, making this architecturally brilliant metropolis truly a “City in a Garden.”

Still a work in progress, Gardens by the Bay was named the World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival 2012. The use of innovative energy saving technologies is a noteworthy element of this unique project.

More than 217,000 plants belonging to approximately 800 species and varieties are represented in the Gardens “with the hope that it will help to promote awareness of the wonders of nature and the value of plants to Man and the environment.” In this way, visitors are instilled with new or renewed awareness of plants, while experiencing different ecosystems without disturbing original forests. Gardens by the Bay also supports the sustainability of culture through a wide array of “edutainment” available onsite — from school programs to concerts  – to further enhance an understanding of this experience...


Via Lauren Moss
RuiHan Chia's insight:

I see that Singapore 's new addition, Gardens by the Bay, has already drawn international attention and was named the World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival 2012. I think that Gardens by the Bay is good because it promotes energy saving and is a great tourist attraction and showcases many different plants and habitats. It also has great potential since it is not complete yet. I wonder how it will change as it is being completed.

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luiy's curator insight, April 27, 2013 11:10 AM

The Supertrees are vertical gardens that vary from 20-50 meters in height, which line the OCBC Skyway, a 128-metre long walkway that provide glorious views of the Gardens and Marina Bay area. These structures are created by wrapping a steel frame around a concrete core to support planting panels. The vertical “grove” allows the Gardens to showcase different plant species found in the different strata of forests, including epiphytes and orchids. In fact, there are approximately 162,900 plants representing more than 200 species on these manmade trees. Of the 18 total Supertrees, 11 are also embedded with environmentally sustainable functions such as photovoltaic cells that harvest energy that is later used in the nightly light up show. Some are also connected to the biomes and serve as air exhaust receptacles.

 

Chia Yi Xuan's curator insight, June 29, 2013 8:40 AM

From this article, I can see that Singapore's architectural design of the Gardens by the Bay has been known and that people find it very innovative and fascinating. It was named the World Building of the Year in the year 2012. I think that the Gardens by the Bay is a very good idea as it can attract tourists and draw international attention.It also make Singapore known to more countries.I wonder if the people in the other countries will find it fascinating and a joy to see this architectural innovation.

Tan Teck Ling's curator insight, June 30, 2013 6:24 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder routine,

I can see from this article that Singapore has gained some recognition for its attempt to built a creative and interesting architecture while ensuring it to be Eco-friendly.
I think that this type of architectures are beneficial to everybody as it provides shelter for people while ensuring that the building is a great attraction through the usage of a large variety of plants that is Eco-friendly.
I wonder what would Singapore come up with that would allow it to gain such recognition once again by others 

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Managing Ethnic Diversity and its Challenges - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore

Managing Ethnic Diversity and its Challenges - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore | Possibilities+Conflict&Prejudice Assignment by_Chia Rui Han | 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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Singapore is a country with a multi-ethnic society and therefore it is vital for Singapore to maintain racial harmony. I can see that Singapore has set up many different policies and programmes to ensure everyone enjoys societal harmony. One example in which is the "bilingualism policy where students learn English and their own Mother Tongue". I think that this is good as it ensures that everyone lives in harmony. Also, these policies are reviewed periodically and tweaked to ensure they meet the current and future needs of the population. This makes me wonder that will racial harmony ever be broken? Will just one tiny straw break the camel's back?

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Thinesh Kannan's curator insight, July 1, 2013 3:32 AM

Singapore is a country with a multi-ethnic society and therefore it is vital for Singapore to maintain racial harmony. Singapore has set up many different programmes to ensure everyone enjoys societal harmony. One example in which is the "bilingualism policy where students learn English and their own Mother Tongue". I think that this is good as it ensures that everyone lives in harmony. Also, these policies are reviewed periodically and tweaked to ensure they meet the current and future needs of the population.

Gautam's curator insight, July 2, 2013 6:27 AM

I think that Singapore is a country with multi-ethnic society and thus it is important for them to mantain racial harmony. Or there will be many racial riots, and many lives would be lost.

Wu Weiyang's curator insight, July 3, 2013 8:53 AM

I see that the Singapore government has implemented many policies and programmes to maintain the racial cohesion in Singapore. They have truly considered all aspects of race and religion and that is the key to our harmonious society now. I think that it is important that we do not have racial riots in Singapore because that would disrupt the peaceful lives of people and reflect badly on Singapore. Our economic will also be affected. The racial riots will lead to nothing, except lives lost and broken families. I wonder what will happen if such policies and programmes are not implemented. 

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Gardens By The Bay: Singapore's Most Brilliant Architectural Innovation

Gardens By The Bay: Singapore's Most Brilliant Architectural Innovation | Possibilities+Conflict&Prejudice Assignment by_Chia Rui Han | Scoop.it

Gardens by the Bay is the newest addition to Singapore's green space innovations, making this architecturally brilliant metropolis truly a “City in a Garden.”

Still a work in progress, Gardens by the Bay was named the World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival 2012. The use of innovative energy saving technologies is a noteworthy element of this unique project.

More than 217,000 plants belonging to approximately 800 species and varieties are represented in the Gardens “with the hope that it will help to promote awareness of the wonders of nature and the value of plants to Man and the environment.” In this way, visitors are instilled with new or renewed awareness of plants, while experiencing different ecosystems without disturbing original forests. Gardens by the Bay also supports the sustainability of culture through a wide array of “edutainment” available onsite — from school programs to concerts  – to further enhance an understanding of this experience...


Via Lauren Moss
RuiHan Chia's insight:

I see that Singapore 's new addition, Gardens by the Bay, has already drawn international attention and was named the World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival 2012. I think that Gardens by the Bay is good because it promotes energy saving and is a great tourist attraction and showcases many different plants and habitats. It also has great potential since it is not complete yet. I wonder how it will change as it is being completed.

more...
luiy's curator insight, April 27, 2013 11:10 AM

The Supertrees are vertical gardens that vary from 20-50 meters in height, which line the OCBC Skyway, a 128-metre long walkway that provide glorious views of the Gardens and Marina Bay area. These structures are created by wrapping a steel frame around a concrete core to support planting panels. The vertical “grove” allows the Gardens to showcase different plant species found in the different strata of forests, including epiphytes and orchids. In fact, there are approximately 162,900 plants representing more than 200 species on these manmade trees. Of the 18 total Supertrees, 11 are also embedded with environmentally sustainable functions such as photovoltaic cells that harvest energy that is later used in the nightly light up show. Some are also connected to the biomes and serve as air exhaust receptacles.

 

Chia Yi Xuan's curator insight, June 29, 2013 8:40 AM

From this article, I can see that Singapore's architectural design of the Gardens by the Bay has been known and that people find it very innovative and fascinating. It was named the World Building of the Year in the year 2012. I think that the Gardens by the Bay is a very good idea as it can attract tourists and draw international attention.It also make Singapore known to more countries.I wonder if the people in the other countries will find it fascinating and a joy to see this architectural innovation.

Tan Teck Ling's curator insight, June 30, 2013 6:24 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder routine,

I can see from this article that Singapore has gained some recognition for its attempt to built a creative and interesting architecture while ensuring it to be Eco-friendly.
I think that this type of architectures are beneficial to everybody as it provides shelter for people while ensuring that the building is a great attraction through the usage of a large variety of plants that is Eco-friendly.
I wonder what would Singapore come up with that would allow it to gain such recognition once again by others 

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Success Story of Adolf Dassler, the Founder of Adidas

Success Story of Adolf Dassler, the Founder of Adidas | Possibilities+Conflict&Prejudice Assignment by_Chia Rui Han | Scoop.it
Adolf Dassler was the founder of the World’s second biggest sportswear manufacturing company Adidas. His father Christoph worked in a shoe factory and mother ran a laundry service.

Via Amanda Simmons
RuiHan Chia's insight:

I see that Adolf Dassler, the founder of Adidas, was from a poor family and worked really hard because of his passion and made Adidas what it is today. His father worked in a shoe factory and mother ran a laundry service. I think that he got his passion from being trained as a cobbler and from a very early age and he loved experimenting with innovative designs and ideas. I wonder why he would split with his brother since they had been working together for so long.

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Thinesh Kannan's curator insight, July 1, 2013 3:05 AM

I can see that Adolf Dassler, the founder of Adidas, was from a poor family and worked really hard because of his passion. His father worked in a shoe factory and mother ran a laundry service. He has been trained as a cobbler from a very early age and he loved experimenting with innovative designs and ideas. He split up with his brother after working in a company together. I wonder why he would split with his brother as they had been working together for so long.

Gautam's curator insight, July 2, 2013 6:08 AM

I think that Adolf Hassler worked really hard because of his passion of shoes and sportswear. It also tells me that you do not need to be rich to be a founder of a major sportswear company.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 8:34 AM

Since young , i have believed in a saying that everyone born has a mission to accomplish and that it'll only be accomplished when you work hard for it. Its like a mission and that no matter where or when are you born , the mission will also have to be accomplished before you return to where you came from. Some say , passion , faith and hope is what pushes people on to step up and continue what they're doing and fighting for. You'll have to set a goal for yourself and work hard to accomplish it , find motivations along the way and encourage yourself to keep on going as you may never know what might happen next , you might be just a few steps to your dream, Nothing is impossible as long as you try, Learn from your mistakes and never make them again , learn from it and change along the way , make it better and when time comes , you'll never know how all these bits and pieces in life has helped you gained so much experience and memories that will last a lifetime. Work for your dream , you'll definitely succeed someday in the future, Never give up no matter how hard the road is.

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'Dark Girls' Documentary: Black Women Talk Beauty, Prejudice And Self-Esteem ... - Huffington Post

'Dark Girls' Documentary: Black Women Talk Beauty, Prejudice And Self-Esteem ... - Huffington Post | Possibilities+Conflict&Prejudice Assignment by_Chia Rui Han | Scoop.it
'Dark Girls' Documentary: Black Women Talk Beauty, Prejudice And Self-Esteem ...

Via Sindy Teo, Ming Ting
RuiHan Chia's insight:

I see that 'black girls' are experiencing prejudice just because of their skin colour and they judge their beauty because of that. Just because someone has a different skin colour doesn't mean they are more beautiful or uglier than anyone else. I think that because of this prejudice, the 'black girls' are starting to think that they are ugly and lose their self-esteem. I wonder why people would judge beauty through a person's skin colour. This is just wrong and warped.

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Chua Chong Yih's curator insight, July 1, 2013 3:06 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. From this article, I can see that the blacks are treated differently from the others, as if they are not important, all because their skin color are different. I think that this kind of behavior is rather disappointing and disgusting, seeing how blacks are no different from us. We are all humans, we have feelings. I wonder what could have made them think that they can judge a person just from his/her appearance, without knowing anything about them.

Pua Peng Guan's curator insight, July 2, 2013 7:17 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. From this article, I can see that the blacks are treated differently from the others, especially in the past as if they are not important, all because their skin color are different. I think that this kind of behavior is rather disappointing and disgusting, seeing how blacks are no different from us as we are all human and there should be equality. All of us have feelings. So i wonder how the 'Whites' will feel if they are discriminated like that 'blacks'.

Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:43 AM

Using the 'see-think-wonder', I can see from this article that the black people are treated very differently from white people. White americans often discriminate the African American people and often look down on them. Probably since the African American were once slaves that were freed by Lincoln. But that was history and we should not let it repeat itself, just because others are of a different skin colour does not mean we should look down on them. After all,they too are humans, and so are we. I think that people who look down of the black people should really reconsider their reasons. Why follow others ways when it is known that they have made the wrong decisions? I wonder how the black people cope with such discrimination and how their daily lives go about.

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Off and Running: 101-Year-Old Fauja Singh is The World's Oldest Marathon Runner

Off and Running: 101-Year-Old Fauja Singh is The World's Oldest Marathon Runner | Possibilities+Conflict&Prejudice Assignment by_Chia Rui Han | Scoop.it
In 2011, Fauja Singh became the first centenarian to complete a full marathon by finishing the Toronto’s Waterfront Marathon. His dedication, determination and passion for running took him to the pinnacle of success and fame.

Via Amanda Simmons
RuiHan Chia's insight:

I have never seen or knew any century year old people being a marathon runner. It is just unbelievable. This Indian born British centenarian marathon runner started his first race in 2000 in London and continued participating in New York, Toronto and many others. He has already raised thousands of dollars for charity by running and has encouraged millions of old people across the world. He says, “One should stay young and enjoy life until the last breath.” Although, despite holding several records and reaching the feat of success, his accomplishments have yet not been recognized by Guinness World Records because he does not have a valid birth certificate; though his passport states his age to be 101, which I am quite skeptical about.

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Muhammad Ishbir Azhad's curator insight, June 29, 2013 8:54 AM

This is very inspiring as doesn't mean you are old, you can't do anything. This shows that dreams do come true. It tells us to continue what we believe in. For a 101 year old man to complete a marathon is unbelievable but Fauja Singh did the unthinkable. So, dont ever give up and pursue your dreams.

Samantha Chan's curator insight, June 30, 2013 12:36 AM

This is my insight using see-think-wonder thinking routines. Although Fauja Singh is 101 years old, he is very passionate to running and runs marathons again and again. Teenagers and adults do not even like to run several kilometers, yet he is able to run 42km. He is a good role model for everyone and encourages elderly across the world to run and stay fit. He even did not keep the money he earned from running marathons, but donates it to charity.

Yuddandi Sivasubramanyam's curator insight, November 3, 2013 3:40 PM

every thing is possible with strong determination.