Saturday, November 10, 2018

Scientists Discover How To ‘Upload Knowledge Into Human Brain’

A vital procedure of a woman lying on an examination table and undergoing electroencephalography while her doctor examining CT results. 
Human brain on a computer model
Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon emerge just as falling asleep, scientists believe. Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter amount of time, comparing it to “life imitating art”. They believe it could be the first steps in developing advanced software that will make Matrix-style instant learning a reality. In the neo-noir sci-fi classic, protagonist Neo is able to learn kung fu in seconds after the martial art is ‘uploaded’ straight to his brain. Researchers from HRL Laboratories, based in California, say they have found a way to amplify skill learning, only on a much smaller scale than seen in the Hollywood film. 

They studied the electric signals in the brain of a trained pilot and then fed the data into novice subjects as they learned to pilot an aeroplane in a realistic flight simulator. The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, found that subjects who received brain stimulation via electrode-embedded head caps improved their piloting abilities and learnt the task 33 per cent better than a placebo group. “Our system is one of the first of its kind. It’s a brain stimulation system,” explained Dr Matthew Phillips from the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the State University of New York. said “It sounds kind of sci-fi, but there’s large scientific basis for the development of our system. “The specific task we were looking at was piloting an aircraft, which requires a synergy of both cognitive and motor performance.

Monitors show EEG and Graphical Brain Model. In the Background Laboratory Man Wearing, Brainwave Scanning Headset Sits in a Chair with Closed Eyes. In the Modern Brain Study Research Laboratory. 
When you learn something, your brain physically changes. The connections are made and strengthened in a process called neuroplasticity. “It turns out that certain functions of the brain, like speech and memory, are located in very specific regions of the brain, about the size of your pinky.” Dr Matthews believes that brain stimulation could eventually be implemented for tasks like learning to drive, exam preparation and language learning “What our system does is it actually targets those changes to specific regions of the brain as you learn,” he added. “The method itself is actually quite old. 
It turns out that certain functions of the brain, like speech and memory, are located in very specific regions of the brain, about the size of your pinky.
In fact, the ancient Egyptians 4000 years ago used electric fish to stimulate and reduce pain. “Even Ben Franklin applied currents to his head, but the rigorous, scientific investigation of these methods started in the early 2000s and we’re building on that research to target and personalise a stimulation in the most effective way possible. “Your brain is going to be very different to my brain when we perform a task. What we found is … brain stimulation seems to be particularly effective at actually improving learning.” Meanwhile, a recent study found that intelligent people are more easily distracted at work.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Putinism: Mr. Putin To Become A Tsar

Valery Zorkin Chairman of Constitutional Court paired with President Vladamir Putin. 
The Constitutional Court under the directive of Valery Zorkin pushes for a political reform that will create a non-elective position of national leader.  The reform will allow President Vladimir Putin to become a ''defacto Tsar'' after the completion of his fourth presidential term in 2024. The Putinism is an aspiration of all the Russian people who seeking a strong leader with unapologetic zeal toward the so-called global order of the liberal and capitalism. The figurehead would defend Russian sovereignty against innocuous sanctions, western liberalism and the double standard of international courts such as the Hague Human Rights Tribunal.

Certainly, Putinism agenda will succeed based on the conditions that most Russians love and trust President Putin. In 1993 there was a constitutional crisis and political stand-off between the Russian president Boris Yeltsin and the Russian parliament, that led to the crash between the political reformers and those oversights the legislature. On 21 September 1993, the constitutional crisis has reached a tipping point when President Yeltsin aimed to use military force to dissolve the country's legislature (the Congress of People's Deputies and its Supreme Soviet), although a president has no power to dissolve the parliament according to the constitution.

Valery Dmitrievich Zorkin (pictured together with his president) once again has perceived as distinguishable only barrier to the complete dissolution of the Soviet system: He broke several legal obstacles to the privatizations of the early post-communist years; he tried to limit the sale of natural resources abroad; with a sensational sentence of 1992 he managed to save the base of the Communist Party from Yeltsin’s liquidation allowing it to remain in the political arena, even sometimes acting as opposed to the Kremlin machinations.

In an article entitled "Letter and Spirit of the Constitution" published in the Rossiskaja Gazeta of 9 October, but re-published and commented on by all the Russian media in recent days, the top Russian jurist proposes to "respond to the concerns and expectations of the population" and to requests for changes with a series of "punctual reforms" of the constitutional charter, which guarantee "greater social justice", the effectiveness of the political system passing to a two-party scheme, and above all to curb "the expansion of the extra-national regulation of conflicts", as for example with the judgments of the Court of Human Rights in The Hague. Essentially, it is a further "sovereign" interpretation of the legal and institutional structure of the State, on which Zorkin has always insisted. From 2016, the Russian legislature faced the "invasive" measures of international courts and the resurgence of sanctions against Russia, he re-affirmed that "the global legal system is heading for catastrophe, as the Apostle Paul had already announced". In particular, Zorkin's condemnation is directed to the excesses of the "defense of human rights, which leads to the degradation of the moral solidity of society and destroys its religious identity".

 In Zorkin's opinion, the defense of "every kind of minority" causes considerable damage to all the other social components. At a conference in Serbia in 2014, he stated that "the old democrats, inspired by the ideals of liberalism, continue to propose new forms of defense of all types of the minority, and they often ignore the objections of their own citizens, who are concerned about the consequences of these decisions ". In his public speeches and in university lectures, the jurist has always openly supported the priority of Russian law over the international one, a thesis that provided the theoretical justification of the annexation of Crimea in 2014 and of various other Russian interventions on the international scene. Even agreements with foreign countries, in fact, cannot in his opinion constitute a delegation to others of Russian sovereignty.

In internal politics Zorkin proposes an institutional form that "synthesizes the idea of individual freedom with social solidarity" that corresponds as much as possible to the "mentality of the Russian people". Recalling the injustices of the privatizations of the 1990s, which caused social imbalances and resentments, in his opinion "we need a correction of the individualistic-liberal approach, in favor of the solidarity collectivism inherent in the Russian soul". This is also because "the model of representative liberal democracy, characteristic for the majority of developed countries, as recognized by the major politicians of Europe and America, today is no longer able to face the challenges of contemporary society".

According to Zorkin, "Russian natural collectivism" is tempered "by the severe climate of nature, by innumerable defensive wars, by the need to unite a multitude of peoples and nationalities in the common destiny of our land". Combining democracy and differences, collectivism and competition, according to the president of the Russian constitutional court, is possible only if the role of the "national leader for life" is clearly identified, the supreme synthesis of all the aspirations of the Russian people. Putin's spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, has denied that the reform is inspired by the Presidential administration itself: "We believe - he said - that Zorkin's article is only an expert analysis on the subject".

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Chinese Giant panda-Solar Farm

An artistic rendering of the Panda Power Plant in Datong, China: Merchants New Energy. 
Most solar farms align their solar arrays in rows and columns to form a grid. A new solar power plant in Datong, China, however, decided to have a little fun with its design. China Merchants New Energy Group, one of the country's largest clean energy operators, built a 248-acre solar farm in the shape of a giant panda. The first phase, which includes one 50-megawatt plant, was completed on June 30, according to PV magazine.
Panda Green Energy which formerly known as United Photovoltaics has connected a 50 MW solar array to the grid in northwestern China.
The project just began delivering power to a grid in northwestern China, and a second panda is planned for later this year. Called the Panda Power Plant, it will be able to produce 3.2 billion kilowatt-hours of solar energy in 25 years, according to the company. That will eliminate approximately million tons of coal that would have been used to produce electricity, reducing carbon emissions by 2.74 million tons.

The Panda Power Plant in Datong, China will stretch 1,500 acres when complete. 
China Merchants New Energy Group worked with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to make the Panda Power Plant a reality. The project is part of a larger effort to raise awareness among young people in China about clean energy, the UNDP wrote in a statement. The groups hope to build more panda-shaped solar plants throughout China in the next five years.

In March, a unit Panda Green Energy agreed to start a 601 million yuan ($86.9 million) venture with China Zheyin Synergy Capital Management to invest in companies that are building solar, wind, hydropower and biomass projects. And in April, the group revealed plans to buy a 200 MW solar project in China’s Ningxia region.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Monsanto Carcinogenic Biochemicals Sued For $289m

Jurors give $289 million to a man who got cancer from Monsanto's RoundUp weedkiller. 
The San Francisco' jurors ordered Monsanto company to pay $289m to Mr.Johnson, a 46 years old Afro-American who is now on terminal cancer after used its product. The RoundUp is the most popular brands used worldwide as a herbicide in weeding. Monsanto itself is an international organisation that linked with Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) operating under the United Nations to ensure Agricultural growth, food security and manufacturing many home-based detergents include the controversial (GMOs) and hybrid seeds used in most African countries. 

The great concern is that RoundUp brand has been in the markets for a decade now and we still use them daily. Many people have died from mysterious cancers and some still affected. But, who knows the causes? Dewayne Johnson's victory Friday could set a massive precedent for thousands of other cases claiming Monsanto's famous herbicide causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Johnson's case was the first to go to trial because doctors said he was near death. And in California, dying plaintiffs can be granted expedited trials.

CNN reported last year that more than 800 patients were suing Monsanto, claiming Roundup gave them cancer. Since then, hundreds of more plaintiffs -- including cancer patients, their spouses or their estates -- have also sued Monsanto, making similar claims. After three days of deliberations this week, the jury at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco awarded Johnson $250 million in punitive damages and about $39 million in compensatory damages. It won't change the fact that Johnson's two sons might lose their dad soon. But it will help them live more comfortably, Johnson's attorney Timothy Litzenburg said.

Dewayne Johnson reacts after hearing the verdict in a California superior court. 
Doctors weren't sure Johnson would live long enough to see his trial. "He's going to live the rest of that time in extreme comfort," Litzenburg said. After the verdict, Monsanto issued a statement saying it stands by the studies that suggest Roundup does not cause cancer. "We will appeal this decision and continue to vigorously defend this product, which has a 40-year history of safe use and continues to be a vital, effective and safe tool for farmers and others," Monsanto Vice President Scott Partridge said. But Litzenburg said an appeal would be costly for Monsanto since the company would have to pay interest on the damages while the case is being appealed. That's about $25 million a year, he said.
Deywane Johnson
About 80% Johnson'boby is covered by lesions
Lesions on much of his body Johnson, 46, applied Roundup weedkiller 20 to 30 times per year while working as a groundskeeper for a school district near San Francisco, his attorneys said. He testified that during his work, he had two accidents in which he was soaked with the product. The first accident happened in 2012. Two years later, in 2014, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. On bad days, Johnson is too crippled to speak. Lesions cover as much as 80% of his body.

Litzenburg said the most heartbreaking part of Johnson's testimony was when the father of two described telling his sons that he had terminal cancer. Johnson's wife now works two 40-hour-per-week jobs to support the family, Litzenburg said.

Dewayne Johnson and attorneys listening in previous court hearing: Reuters. 
How carcinogenic (or not) are Roundup and glyphosate? The big questions at stake were whether Roundup can cause cancer and, if so, whether Monsanto failed to warn consumers about the product's cancer risk. The jury sided with Johnson on both. In March 2015, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said the key ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, is "probably carcinogenic to humans."

"For the herbicide glyphosate, there was limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans for non-Hodgkin lymphoma," the report states. But Monsanto has long maintained that Roundup does not cause cancer and that the IARC report is greatly outnumbered by studies saying glyphosate is safe. "More than 800 scientific studies, the US EPA, the National Institutes of Health and regulators around the world have concluded that glyphosate is safe for use and does not cause cancer," said Partridge, Monsanto's vice president of strategy. He highlighted the Agricultural Health Study, which studied the effects of pesticides and glyphosate products on farmers and their spouses from 1993 to 2013. "Many had already been using Roundup and other formulated products (since) it first came on the market," Partridge said. A summary of that study said, "no association was apparent between glyphosate and any solid tumours or lymphoid malignancies overall, including NHL (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma)." "We all have sympathy for Mr Johnson," Partridge said this week. "It's natural he's looking for answers. Glyphosate is not the answer."

"Cancer is a very difficult case to try," Litzenburg said. "You can't X-ray it or biopsy it and come back with what caused it." In this case, Monsanto was not required to prove anything. The burden of proof was on Johnson, the plaintiff. But that doesn't mean Johnson's attorneys had to prove Roundup was the sole cause of his cancer. All they had to prove was whether Roundup was a "substantial contributing factor" to his illness. "Under California law, that means Mr. Johnson's cancer would not have occurred but for his exposure to Roundup," Monsanto spokeswoman Lord said. She noted that it's possible his cancer could have developed from something unrelated to Roundup.

The majority of lymphoma cases are idiopathic -- meaning the cause is unknown, according to the American Cancer Society. Litzenburg agreed that most non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cases have not been linked to one primary reason in the past. But he said the tide is starting to turn -- similar to how it took decades for people to learn that tobacco can be a big contributing factor for lung cancer. "You can't take a lung cancer tumour and run a test that proves that tobacco caused that cancer. ... You're seeing the same thing here," Litzenburg said. "I think we're in the beginning of that era of this dawning on us as a country -- as a public -- the connection between these two things."

Johnson hugs one of his lawyers after the jury awarded him $289 million in damages. Litzenburg said he and other attorneys have more than 4,000 similar cases awaiting trial in various state courts. He estimates another 400 cases have been filed in federal multidistrict litigation or MDL. MDL is similar to a class-action lawsuit because it consolidates pre-trial proceedings for the sake of efficiency. But unlike a class-action lawsuit, each case within an MDL gets its own trial -- with its own outcome. In other words, one MDL plaintiff might get a large settlement, while another plaintiff might get nothing. No dates have been set for those MDL trials, Litzenburg said. But one advantage of filing in state court -- as Johnson did -- instead of through MDL is that state courts sometimes produce outcomes faster. And that can be priceless for terminally ill patients. 

Litzenburg said Friday's verdict is historic, especially since Roundup is the most widely used herbicide in the world. "This is a big victory for human health worldwide," he said.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Cosmic Event: Blood Lunar Eclipse

Blood Lunar Eclipse-2018 image spotted somewhere in Bosphorus region,Turkey.
Everything you need to know about Friday’s total lunar eclipse, from how to see it wherever you are in the world to why the moon turns red.

Weather permitting, get ready for a beautiful celestial sight on Friday 27 July and Saturday 28 July, when a total lunar eclipse will be visible from almost all parts of the world. The only people missing out this time are Greenland, Canada and the USA. From the UK, this spectacular sight will last all evening.

As the moon rises at 8:50pm, the eclipse will already be in its total phase and the moon will be a deep-red colour as it climbs into the sky. All you need is a clear view of the night sky. Your eyes are the best instrument to soak up the sight. If you happen to have a pair of binoculars to hand you can use them to range across the craters of the moon but that’s just icing on the cake. Best of all, you don’t need to wear special filters or protective glasses to view a lunar eclipse. Unlike a total solar eclipse, where it is dangerous to look at the sun, the moon never gets bright enough to cause a danger to your eyes. So, pull up a garden chair, invite some friends round, and as you watch the serene eclipse unfold, here are some fun facts to ponder.

Where lunar eclipse will visible for viewing?

The best view of the eclipse will be from east Africa, the Middle East, across to India and the westernmost tip of China. But there still be reasonable views for people in the rest of Africa, Europe, other parts of Asia, Australia and the eastern tip of South America. North America and Greenland look to be the only places that will miss out entirely. In Australia, the moon will start getting red at 4.30am AEST on Saturday morning, with the total eclipse occurring between 5.30 and 6.30am, before the moon sets at 6.55am. The moon will be close to the horizon, so make sure to look west-south-west. In the UK, the partial eclipse will begin at 8:30pm, the total eclipse will occur between 9.20pm BST on Friday, with the moon visible to the south-east until 10.13pm. In east Africa, the partial eclipse will begin at 9.30pm EAT, with the moon completely red between 10.30pm and 12.13am. This region will have one of the best views of the eclipse. In India, the total eclipse will begin at 1am IST, finishing at 2.43am.

National Geographic with some insightful explanations about Lunar Eclipse
Why does the moon turn red?

A total lunar eclipse happens when the sun, Earth and the moon perfectly line up. The most spectacular part about a total lunar eclipse is that when the moon is fully in Earth’s shadow it turns red. This has earned the phenomenon the nickname of blood moon. A total lunar eclipse happens when the sun, Earth and the moon perfectly line up. The most spectacular part about a total lunar eclipse is that when the moon is fully in Earth’s shadow it turns red. This has earned the phenomenon the nickname of blood moon. The red colour happens because sunlight is deflected through Earth’s atmosphere. The process is called refraction and it bends red light from the sun like a lens into the space behind Earth – and so on to the surface of the eclipsed moon. The precise colour of the moon depends on the atmospheric conditions in Earth’s atmosphere. The clearer the atmosphere, the brighter and lighter the red colour appears to be. If Earth had no atmosphere then the totally eclipsed moon would be black. As it is, we stay alive because we have air to breathe and as a bonus we get a beautiful celestial phenomenon to watch. So, a win-win.

How many lunar eclipses will there be this century?

According to Nasa there will be 230 lunar eclipses in the 21st century. Of these, only 85 will be total lunar eclipses. Friday’s eclipse is the longest of the century, with a duration of 1 hour 43 minutes and 35 seconds. It will be the 17th total lunar eclipse of the century. The next will occur on 21 January 2019.

How did lunar eclipse save Christopher Columbus?

On Columbus’s fourth voyage, his ships ran into a storm that led to him becoming stranded on Jamaica. After beaching his two remaining ships (he started out with four) in June 1503, he and his crew threw themselves on the mercy of the local inhabitants. Accounts vary but clearly by February the following year, relationships had soured between Columbus’s castaways and the indigenous people. In order to continue to receive food and hospitality from the locals, Columbus needed to do some persuading, and he turned to his astronomical almanac for help. Spotting an upcoming total lunar eclipse, he is said to have gathered the locals on the evening of 29 February 1504 and told them his god was angry with their decision and had decided to project his wrath on to the moon. According to the story, when the blood moon appeared, the locals panicked and gave Columbus all the provisions he could want.

Unlike the rather stately twilight that normally takes place on the moon, where a day lasts for about a fortnight and is followed by an equally long night, the sun’s light and heat disappear within minutes during a total lunar eclipse. Rather like plunging non-toughened glass from the oven into a bowl of cold water, this sudden change of temperature could cause the lunar rocks to crack and gasses to be released. These would help to supply the very thin lunar atmosphere, which is so rarefied it is called an exosphere. There is also another mystery to be explained. When astronomers take thermal images of the totally eclipsed moon, they see hot spots that they cannot fully explain.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Freeze For Freeze

U.S. President Donald Trump with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un just signed at the Capella resort on Sentosa island Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Singapore. 

President Trump met "Little Rocket Man" but many worry his efforts to end the North Korean crisis may fail to launch anything meaningful. The administration earned praise in some circles following the Singaporean summit, that offering hope that a relationship between best known two archenemies for threats of mass destruction may reach a diplomatic breakthrough. A statement from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which received the Nobel Prize after slamming the nuclear-laced threats between Trump and Kim, praised them for "achieving history dialogue between the U.S. and North Korea, which is the only pathway to nuclear disarmament in the face of fire and fury." 

Trump declared success after a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that resulted in an understanding that Pyongyang would work toward denuclearization and the U.S. would end joint military exercises with South Korea. Mr. Trump and Kim signed a document agreeing to a handful of key provisions. U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration on Tuesday that he intended to end joint military exercises with South Korea took South Korean and U.S. military officials by surprise.

Although the Pentagon said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was consulted ahead of time, current and former U.S. defense officials expressed concern at the possibility that the United States would unilaterally halt military exercises without an explicit concession from North Korea lowering the threat from Pyongyang. “I’m sort of stunned about how much we gave up and how little we got in return,” said one former official, saying the decision “borders on irresponsible” and would erode readiness and diminish the credibility of the U.S.-South Korean alliance. Trump made the remarks at a news conference after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, calling war games expensive and “provocative” - echoing a North Korean criticism that the United States had long rejected. 

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US and South Korea's warplanes taking part during 11-days Max Thunder drills. 
Trump also said he wants “at some point” to withdraw the American troops currently in South Korea. “We have right now 32,000 soldiers in South Korea, and I’d like to be able to bring them back home. But that’s not part of the equation right now,” Trump said. About 28,500 U.S. troops are stationed in South Korea, a legacy of the Korean War, which ended in 1953 in an armistice that left the two Koreas technically still at war. If implemented, the end of military exercises could be one of the most concrete and controversial moves to arise from Trump’s summit with Kim, who pledged to pursue denuclearization but offered no details. South Korea’s Presidential Blue House said it needed to “to find out the precise meaning or intentions” of Trump’s statement, while adding that it was willing to “explore various measures to help the talks move forward more smoothly.” 

A spokeswoman for U.S. military forces in Korea said they had not received any direction to cease joint military drills. The move could diminish the U.S. military’s ability to “fight tonight,” a term American commanders have used for years to describe the heightened posture of U.S. forces in one of the world’s most-sensitive military flashpoints. Even during budget cuts under Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama that eroded readiness elsewhere in the world, the Pentagon prioritized exercises on the Korean peninsula that included everything from air combat to infantry drills. The U.S.-South Korean exercise calendar hits a high point every year with the Foal Eagle and Max Thunder drills, which both wrapped up last month.

Max Thunder’s air combat exercises so unnerved North Korea that it issued threatening statements that nearly scuttled the summit. Foal Eagle is designed to simulate war scenarios and involves ground, air, naval and special operations forces. Asked about the plan to halt exercises, a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity shrugged and called it a political, not military, decision. The Pentagon declined to flesh out Trump’s remarks about suspending drills, a move the U.S. military had long resisted, saying it was working with the White House, U.S. allies and partners “on the way forward following the summit.” Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White denied that Mattis was caught off guard by the announcement, telling Pentagon reporters: “There were no surprises.” In a separate statement, White said Mattis was “fully aligned” with Trump. 

A South Korean official said he initially thought Trump had misspoken. “I was shocked when he called the exercises ‘provocative,’ a very unlikely word to be used by a U.S. president,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in spoke by phone with Trump for 20 minutes late on Tuesday, but an official readout of the call made no mention of military exercises. South Korea said last month the issue of U.S. troops stationed there was unrelated to any future peace treaty with North Korea and that American forces should stay even if such an agreement were signed. China, historically North Korea’s closest partner, has also sought a “freeze for freeze” agreement in which the exercises would be suspended in exchange for North Korea’s stopping its weapons development. The United States had rejected such proposals in the past, but North Korea has unilaterally declared an end to testing its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, and now Trump appears ready to end exercises while talks are ongoing. 

Given Kim only repeated vague commitments to pursue the ''denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,'' some experts questioned whether Trump was making excessive concessions. “I hope - but am not yet confident - that (North Korea) will take steps that match the concessions Mr. Trump has already made by ending military exercises in South Korea.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

All Eyes On Singapore

An ultra-modern Marina Bay Sands Luxury Hotel with Infinity Pool in Singapore 
Singapore is an island nations in far south-east Asia with 5.607 million people, the country also known as the Asian Tiger. Due to its location, Singapore developed its special, unique culture that comprises multiracial and blended with Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity all living together in harmony. Singapore itself is not tied to any specific ethnic or particular racial group. Singapore is governed by secularism that seek to "protect the state from religion fanaticism" This is the same like Namibia a secular state. After experience the worst part of Second World War under Japanese imperial occupation during World War II that took place from 1942 to 1945, following the fall of the British colony in 15 February 1942. 

Singapore is highly industrialized and well connected technologically, of course it is a political stable country. The selection of Singapore as perfect place for Trump-Kim's meeting, this is not a flaw. Singapore scored more points among the contenders like Sweden, Korean DMZ, Mongolia, Switzerland that mentioned for the summit between U.S. President Donald J.Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.  Singapore is a very friendly nations, to both all nations in the world include United States,South Korea, North Korea and China. Its diplomatic corps and security as well as intelligence personnel are highly respected globally and shown repeatedly that they can host a major summit without allowing any significant security or intelligence slip-ups.

Singapore is much more than the sum of its numerous attractions. It's constantly evolving, reinventing, and reimagining itself, with people who are passionate about creating new possibilities. It's a place where foodies, explorers, collectors, action seekers, culture shapers, and socialisers meet―and new experiences are created every day. We have made a short compilation about Singapore:

1. The food
Michelin-starred chef Chan Hon Meng, chopping chicken in his hawker stall kitchen
Yes, our local food is amazing, so much so that the cheapest Michelin-starred eatery in the world can be found right in our hawker centres—it’s called Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle. But there’s plenty more to drool over.
Embark on a culinary adventure as you hop from hawker centres to fine dining restaurants like Odette, and then to annual gastronomic extravaganzas such as the Singapore Food Festival, which takes place from June to the end of July. To really get your taste buds in a tangle, seek out ‘four hands’ dinners—it is a new trend in the city that sees two chefs collaborate on a meal, often to wild results.

2. The traditions
Exterior façade of Sri Vadapathira Kaliammam temple, in Little India Singapore
The cultural tapestry of Singapore, like our culinary scene, is much like a patchwork quilt. The many ethnicities and religions that call the city home live in harmony—you’ll easily spot Hindu temples, Buddhist temples and synagogues side-by-side, like on Waterloo Street. It’s also not uncommon to find devotees from one place of worship paying their respects at another.
The kaleidoscope of cultures in Singapore has formed an unique traditional comprises of festivals that people celebrate,like Deepavali, Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Geylang Serai and others. During these festivals, you can mingle with the locals, and got a walk away with a fuller picture of Singapore's identity in one single grime—and, perhaps, discover the secrecy of Asian world.

3. The arts
Family of four looking at an exhibit in National Museum of Singapore
Art of all stripes runs through the city’s veins. Music fills our grand concert halls, celebrated paintings bedeck the museums, sculptures and murals adorn public spaces, and performance art beckons from our theatres. You can be an art connoisseur simply by strolling through the Civic District, where you’ll find such attractions as the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, ArtScience Museum and the National Museum of Singapore, among other artsy landmarks.
The perfect time to take in the best of the city’s artistic flair is in January. That’s when Singapore Art Week transforms Singapore into a massive gallery, with techno exhibitions, installations, brilliant innovations and art fairs happening across town.

4. Modern architecture
View from across the river of ArtScience Museum and Marina Bay Sands façade in the day
The Marina Bay Sands is the symbol that represents the creativity and intellectual designs of Singaporeans. Mariana is a place where beauty has fuses art and science to tell fascinating stories. This premier venue houses a constantly changing line-up of major international touring exhibitions, brought in through collaborations with organisations from USA, Britain, Hong Kong-China, Italy and Frace. Talking about Smithsonian Institute and world-renowned furniture designer like Herman Miller, and urban designer wizard such as Moshe Safdie the Israeli-Canadian architect, the man who gave a birth to this art. 

5. Tourism
A row of Peranakan shophouses along the streets of Katong
Singapore has been described as a playground for the rich, and it's true that the small city-state does have a certain sheen of wealth. But Singapore offers more than just high-end shopping malls, luxury hotels, and fine dining (though it's worth indulging in those a bit if you can). There is also a vibrant history and diverse ethnic quarters to discover, along with the many family-friendly attractions and lovely public spaces that make visiting this slightly futuristic city worthwhile. 

6. The nightlife
Crowd at ZoukOut with confetti
Singapore inner city never sleeps. The Central Districts such as Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and Robertson Quay are home to scores of bars and clubs like Zouk Night Club whose dance floors throng with revelers until the wee hours. Electronic dance music festivals such as Ultra Singapore take the party to the next level, and if you’re looking to throw shapes at the best club in Asia, you’ll feel right at home in Zouk.

7. The family-friendly attractions
Father and daughter on the chairlift ride at Sentosa
In Singapore, your children will have just as much fun as you. Bring the kids to Sentosa, where kid-friendly attractions such as iFly Singapore, Universal Studios Singapore and the Skyline Luge will send their adrenaline levels skyrocketing. If you’ve got water babies in tow, pack swimsuits and take the little ones from free water parks, like the Far East Organization Children’s Garden and the Marina Barrage Water Playground.
For children who aren’t daredevils, take them to KidZania. 

8. Nature
A young couple enjoying the view of Pulau Ubin from Puaka Hill
When they said Singapore is a city in a garden’ this is not something for nothing—almost half of the entire island is swathed in splendid green prefectures. From unspoilt nature reserves to urban parks and UNESCO World Heritage Site that demonstrate the Singapore as a botanic gardens, Singapore is the ideal place if you want to reconnect with nature as you explore the verdant beauty of island,  veggie farms that yield fresh produce.

9. The adventures
Woman jumping mid-way from AJ Hackett’s bungee, overlooking Sentosa beach
You can do more than explore the city , you can go on an adventure instead bustling around town life. A person can hop on a ferry to Pulau Ubin, an islet to the east of the mainland, and you’ll find wonderful hiking trails, natural quarries and getting yourself lost into thick rain forests to lose yourself in. If it’s thrills that you’re seeking, Singapore got ’em, too: Mega Adventure and AJ Hackett bungee jump facility in Sentosa will sort out your adrenaline.

10. The shopping
Couple shopping for watches at Malmaison
If you are a shopping lover, you should take a trip to Singapore at least once in your lifetime. Singapore is one of the most vibrant shopping hubs in Asia with hundreds of shopping centres such as Mustafa Centre that opening 24 hours and 365 days per year. Singapore is a fashion paradise for millions of tourists, who come not only to see the sights but also to get the most fashionable items. Singapore satisfies label lovers with plenty of world-class brands, but the country never forgets to offer price-sensitive customers trendy items on their budgets. In Singapore, budget does not mean out of fashion or low quality; it is quite possible for shoppers to find any desired items that suit their needs, tastes and wallets, in fact.

11. Sport
Formula 1 race car aerial shot taken from Swissotel
Singapore is one of the few nations in Southeast Asia that embrace sport activities. It has the large population that love sports. They have a wide array of sports that they enjoy like football, rugby, cricket, badminton, swimming, basketball, table tennis and cycling Singapore have a lot of indoor facilities that allow people to get into basketball and swimming while a variety of sport centers cater to other sports like football, squash, badminton, gymnastics and volleyball. Singapore being an island country and well-known sea port destination even in the early days of sailing, water sports are quite popular as well such as waterskiing and kayaking. But when it comes to popularity, Singaporeans love football. 

12. Transportation
Elderly man waiting at the MRT platform to board the train
Singapore boasts one of the most modern, extensive, and reliable systems of public transport in the entire region. The undisputed backbone of the system is the metro system, dubbed Mass Rapid Transit, or MRT for short. Servicing some 140 stations at a combined track length of just over 180 km, the MRT is one of the main pillars of the daily commutes of a sizeable part of the Singaporean populace. More than two million customers use the system every day.  as an expat or visitor, you will also quickly get to appreciate the excellent service of the Singaporean public transport network
Singapore has also seen the rise of bike-sharing services such as oBike, Mobike and ofo; so long as you have a credit card, you’ll be able to hop on a two-wheeler and cruise around the city or along beautiful beach lines.


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