From the use of data analytics to virtual reality, Channel NewsAsia's Olivia Siong looks at what could emerge from local libraries' bid to remain relevant in an increasingly digital world.
Trains travelling along the North-South Line will pause around 11pm on Mar 28, as SMRT's Operations Control Centre and train captains switch the network and trains over to the new signalling system.
From the use of data analytics, to possibly even virtual reality in the future - public libraries in Singapore are undergoing a transformation in a bid to remain relevant in an increasingly digital world.
Collaboration between the different organisations will important as communities look at ways to sharpen their ground-up initiatives to reach out to the less fortunate, said Social and Family Development Minister Tan Chuan-Jin.
The Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs was delivering his opening remarks at the Distinguished Visitor Programme lecture, organised by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS).
Now spanning two storeys, the library's floor area of 2,141 sqm offers 18 per cent more space than the old facility.
Singaporeans have always endeavoured to forge common ground while holding steadfast to their religious convictions and aspirations and this must continue even if this appears increasingly challenging as societies become more diverse, said Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim.
The target for this year is for trains to travel 300,000 kilometres on average before experiencing a five-minute service delay, says Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Wednesday (Mar 8).
To ensure that the country’s finances remain sustainable in the long run, the Government will need to spend prudently and effectively, as well as grow its revenue in a fair and sustainable manner, says Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat.
The programme has been expanded to include users of personal mobility devices and will take participants through the new rules that were passed in Parliament last month.