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Coming Up… – March 2011

16 March 2011

Find out what events are coming up next!

Catch That Wave

Organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, the annual SMW (10 - 15 April) gathers the international maritime community in Singapore to celebrate all things maritime. SMW 2011 will also feature a Maritime Exhibition on maritime industry in Singapore, including winning entries from the postcard design competition at Suntec from 5 to 10 April. Visit www.smw.sg for more information.

Open House in the City

The Singapore Biennale returns with its third edition, titled ‘Open House’, from March 13 to May 15. See how 60 artists from 30 countries interpret the theme with works presented at four exhibition venues, including the Old Kallang Airport.  www.singaporebiennale.org/

More Books for Bibliophiles

Bookworms can look forward to two new libraries in the heartlands. The Serangoon Public Library will open on March 11 at nex (the new mall at Serangoon), while the Clementi Public Library will open in May at the new Clementi Mall. www.nlb.gov.sg

Fashion Connection

Discover the history behind the traditional sarong kebaya which connects Peranakan culture with the ancient trading communities of the Indian Ocean and maritime Southeast Asia. From April 1, trace the costume’s development and see it in its various stylistic contexts at The Peranakan Museum. http://bit.ly/peranakan

Subsidies For More Diseases

Subsidised medical treatment for needy elderly and disabled Singaporeans will be available for five more chronic diseases starting April 1, 2011. The Ministry of Health’s Primary Care Partnership Scheme will be extended to cover stroke, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and schizophrenia. http://bit.ly/moh_pcps

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