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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong trails rival Singapore in students' English skills

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com While Hong Kong has stressed bilingualism as a key goal, the city falls far behind Singapore in English literacy, with no remedy in sight A city of broken ... behind its key rival, Singapore. Singapore has a much higher proportion of people who are literate in English, according to Amy Tsui Bik-may, chair professor of language and education ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Expats in Singapore arm children for Chinese century

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:04pm by AFP

    ... by learning Mandarin. Now 69, the billionaire had a chance to practise what he preached when he moved in 2007 to Singapore with his wife Paige Parker, 43, after visiting Hong  Kong and Shanghai in search of an ideal place to bring up his children. Their daughters Happy, now nine, and Baby Bee, four, are studying in public schools in Singapore, which promotes mastery of Mandarin as part ...

  3. Top Singapore school seeks assorted staff

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Jenkins

    ... Written by Joyce Jenkins United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA), a world-renowned international school in Singapore, has set up a second campus in the city state. This is in response to the surge in demand for placements in international schools as Singapore continues to grow as a compelling location for businesses and staff. UWCSEA East will start in August ...

  4. Singapore grooms China's rising star cadres

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chinese officials when they first meet? 'Have you trained in Singapore yet?' could be a good bet for forging fellowship. There is a growing trend in the central government to improve administration by training its cadres overseas. A large number of mainland officials- possibly as many as 40,000- have been sent abroad for training programmes. Singapore seems to be the favoured ...

  5. Get to know our 15 hopefuls for Singapore

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Asian Junior Championships high jump gold medal, 2009 Singapore Asian Youth Games high jump silver, 2010 Asian Jnr Championships high jump bronze medal. School: Sacred Heart Canossian College ... doubles and team champion School: Chinese Foundation Secondary School Training: Part-time Timmy Law Leong-tim Age: 17 Sport: Triathlon Achievements: 2009 OSIM Singapore International Triathlon ...

  6. Asia focus makes Singapore a popular location for learning

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... was taken to create a second campus in Asia. Singapore won the vote for location, and in 2000 Insead's first MBA class using the new Asian Campus opened for business with 56 students. The investment paid off. In July this year, Insead announced it was increasing its annual intake in Singapore to 400- a figure which, when combined with the 580 students following the same curriculum ...

  7. Money talks

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Glen Watson

    ... their parents, according to Paul Stefansson of ipac financial planning. Mr Stefansson has conducted seminars at ipac's offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, but ipac is taking the programme ...

  8. Singapore much less cautious in battling youth narcotics abuse

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam and Joshua But Where Hong Kong schools are cautious towards voluntary drug testing, their counterparts in Singapore have taken a stringent approach to combating young ... and officers will be deployed to schools to conduct the drug tests.' He said schools in Singapore were not worried that their reputations would be jeopardised if they called police. A Hong Kong ...

  9. Jet flies off to live in Singapore

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak Film star Jet Li Lianjie has moved to Singapore because he wants his two children to receive a better education. According to Next magazine, Li has enrolled his daughters- ... the Singaporean school year began after Christmas. Although Li has a HK$200 million mansion in Shanghai and has lived in both the US and the mainland, he chose Singapore because he believes city's ...

  10. Singapore campus shuts

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Geoffrey Maslen The University of New South Wales has shut down its campus in Singapore after only one semester. The university had planned to open a A$200 million (HK$1.34 billion) ... with institutions across Asia. Cost and quality issues appear to be the main factors and most of the courses that have been closed were being run in Hong Kong, the mainland and Singapore. In each ...




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