YCKSS NE Newsfeed Term 2 Week 3

Feature 2 on ASEAN

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With International Friendship Day just around the corner, let us take some time to learn about our relationship with our closest neighbors: the countries that form ASEAN.

This is the second of a two-part series in commemoration of International Friendship Day on 8 April 2016, and will feature more information about ASEAN, Singapore's unique relationship with Indonesia, as well as interesting facts about our ASEAN neighbours.

Click HERE to view the 1st flyer in the series.

More about ASEAN

The ASEAN Emblem

The ASEAN Emblem represents a stable, peaceful, united and dynamic ASEAN. The colours of the Emblem — blue, red, white and yellow — represent the main colours of the state crests of all the ASEAN Member States.

Blue represents peace and stability.

Red depicts courage and dynamism.

White shows purity.

Yellow symbolises prosperity.

The stalks of padi in the centre of the Emblem represent the dream of ASEAN’s Founding Fathers for an ASEAN comprising all the countries in Southeast Asia, bound together in friendship and solidarity. The circle represents the unity of ASEAN.

Rising Power

Watch the following clip by McKinsey & Company to learn more about how ASEAN is poised to become an economic power in tomorrow's world.

7 Things you need to know about ASEAN


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In the past few years, Singapore has consistently been Indonesia's top foreign investor. Singapore and Indonesia have also cooperated across a wide range of sectors, including health, defence and the environment.

The relations between Indonesia and Singapore stem from our proximity, as Singapore is one of the nearest neighboring countries to Indonesia.

Battling environmental issues hand in hand

Air pollution due to haze has been a major issue affecting both Singapore and Indonesia in recent years. Click the link to read more about how the two countries are working together to battle the problem.

Nova's Story

Many Indonesians work in Singapore as domestic helpers, and quite a number have become integral parts of our families. Click the link to read about Ms Nova Erni Esiana Bones, a domestic helper, and how working in Singapore has changed her life.

How much do you know about the ASEAN countries?

Check out the videos below by Dylan's World for some quick fun facts about some of our neighbours!


Country Facts | Cambodia


Country Facts | Vietnam


Country Facts | Thailand


Country Facts | Myanmar


Country Facts | Laos

~~NE Newsfeed Quiz~~

Here are the winners from last fortnight's quiz!

Chia De On, 2E1

Shamira Rysha, 2E4

Marianne Seth, 3E3

Ng Shu Min Jeannat, 4A2


Winners will receive their prizes during the assembly programme on Friday, 8 April 2016.

Thank you to all who participated! :)

There will be no NE Newsfeed quiz for this fortnight, but do look forward to taking part in the quiz segment during Friday's assembly programme to win attractive prizes! :)

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