Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of the U.S.-Singapore 50 Summer Exchange Scholarship Programme

Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of the U.S.-Singapore 50 Summer Exchange Scholarship Programme! On July 18, we welcomed seven of the American scholarship recipients to the Embassy to learn about their experience in Singapore this summer.  Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath and two representatives from Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs also joined the discussion. The Programme, ...
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U.S. EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs Participates in Water Leaders Summit and SIWW

Jane Nishida, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs, shared U.S. solutions during the Water Leaders Summit panel on “Recycling and Reusing Water Endlessly.” She also met with Singaporean officials during Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) to advance U.S. environmental cooperation with Singapore under the 2018-2019 Plan of Action on Environmental Cooperation.
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Strengthening National Preparedness in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Threats through the Third Country Training Program

Through the Third Country Training Program (TCTP), the U.S. Department of State, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation partnered with Singapore’s Civil Defence Academy co-hosted a workshop on Strengthening National Preparedness Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Threats. The five-day workshop aimed ...
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OPIC Convenes First Trilateral Meeting to Promote Infrastructure Investment Collaboration During Visit to Southeast Asia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2018 For further information, contact: Carol Danko, (202) 304-3726 Carol.Danko@opic.gov OPIC Convenes First Trilateral Meeting to Promote Infrastructure Investment Collaboration During Visit to Southeast Asia Discuss collaboration on infrastructure projects with long-term benefits to the Indo-Pacific that are transparent, sustainable and adhere to high global standards SINGAPORE – The US ...
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Independence Day Celebration 2018

The Embassy celebrated great American cities at America’s 242nd birthday party on July 6, 2018. The event, held at Gardens by the Bay, was attended by guests from the diplomatic, business, education and media communities. The official proceedings were kicked off by the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard ceremony. Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim, Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports East-West Center’s 2018 International Media Conference

The Embassy is pleased to have supported the East-West Center and the 2018 International Media Conference, which took place June 25-27 in Singapore. At a reception co-hosted by East-West Center and the Embassy on June 26, Chargé d’Affaires Melissa Brown said, “We support events like these because we recognize the important role that journalists and ...
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Press Briefing by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Press Briefing by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Issued on: June 12, 2018 JW Marriott Singapore 5:42 P.M. SGT MS. SANDERS:  Good afternoon.  Thank you so much for your patience.  It’s certainly worth the wait.  Welcome to Singapore and the filing center here.  We’ll keep this short. I’d like to welcome the Secretary of State, Mike ...
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Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit Issued on: June 12, 2018 President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the ...
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Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Before Expanded Bilateral Meeting Issued on: June 12, 2018 Capella Hotel Singapore 9:54 A.M. SGT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Mr. Chairman, it’s a great honor to be with you.  And I know that we will have tremendous ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore

STATEMENTS & RELEASES Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore   Issued on: June 11, 2018 President Donald J. Trump met today with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore.  President Trump thanked Prime Minister Lee for Singapore’s generosity and partnership in hosting his June 12 meeting with ...
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Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Before Bilateral Meeting Issued on: June 12, 2018 Capella Hotel Singapore 9:08 A.M. SGT Q Mr. President, how do you feel (inaudible)? PRESIDENT TRUMP: I feel really great. We’re going to have a great discussion ...
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U.S. delegation engages with Indo-Pacific partners and allies at Shangri-La Dialogue 2018

A large U.S. delegation led by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis engaged with Indo-Pacific partners and allies at International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue, June 1-3, 2018.  Also present were U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Commander Admiral Philip Davidson, Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, U.S. Department of State Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political-Military ...
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73 Mentors and Mentees Complete the 2018 U.S. Embassy Alumni-ITE Mentoring Program

The 2018 U.S. Embassy-ITE Alumni Mentoring Program came to a successful conclusion on May 12, 2018, with the closing ceremony hosted by Google.  Paired with alumni of Embassy exchange programs as their mentors, 39 Institute of Technical Education (ITE) students underwent the five-month program aimed at fostering personal and professional growth. The 73 mentors and mentees visited hosting companies ...
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Experts Share Best Practices at the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Regional Workshop

U.S. Embassy Singapore Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath provided opening remarks at the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Regional Workshop organized by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in coordination with U.S. Department of State, Export Control and Related Border Security. The workshop brought together experts to share best practices in order to foster the capability of ...
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American Dancer, Choreographer, and Teacher, Michelle Dorrance Performs in Singapore

The U.S. Embassy supported the Singapore International Festival of Arts, as well as acclaimed American dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Michelle Dorrance and her company Dorrance Dance. On May 6, Michelle conducted an intermediate tap dance masterclass , followed by an “In Conversation” session. The class focused on technique through challenging drills with emphasis on clarity, time, ...
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Restrictions on Bringing Electronic Devices to the Embassy

Applicants coming to the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy cannot bring large personal electronic devices to the Embassy. Those items include but are not limited to: laptops, iPads, and other tablet devices, or handheld gaming devices.  Effective immediately, the Embassy Local Guard Force cannot store laptops and large electronic devices for customers. Please make ...
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Carrier Strike Group 9 Arrives in Singapore

The U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group 9, comprising of aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), guided-missile destroyers USS Sampson (DDG 102), USS Preble (DDG-88), and USS Halsey (DDG-97) arrived in Singapore for a regularly scheduled port visit, April 2. ...
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Press Statement: U.S. ASEAN Dialogue, April 3, 2018

Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Acting Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton co-chaired the 31st U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on April 3 together with Secretary General Dato’ Ramlan Ibrahim of Malaysia.  The Dialogue included fruitful talks among the United States, all ten ASEAN members, and the ASEAN Secretariat, and demonstrated the ongoing importance ...
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Embassy Singapore Political Officer Tells Model UN Delegates to Stay Engaged

U.S. Embassy Singapore’s Political Officer, Jerrod Hansen, gave an opening address at the 11th session of the South East Asia Student Activities Conference (SEASAC) Model United Nations (MUN) on March 2, 2018, at the Stamford American International School. The three-day long conference was attended by over 300 students from across Southeast Asia.  Addressing the theme ...
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Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte leads a seven-member Congressional delegation of the U.S.House of Representatives to Singapore

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte led a seven-member Congressional delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives to Singapore.  Congressman Goodlatte was joined by Rep. Blake Farenthold, Rep. Ted Yoho, Rep. Jason Smith, Rep. Hank Johnson, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, and Rep. Pramila Jayapal. During their February 20-21 visit, the delegation met with Prime ...
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ASEAN Matters For America/ America Matters For ASEAN

This project explores the important and multi-faceted relationship between the United States and the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states. Part of the Asia Matters for America initiative, this publication and its associated website provide tools to explore the strong connections in the US-ASEAN relationship. Download ASEAN Matters For America/ America Matters For ASEAN
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FAA and CAAS Strengthen Long-Standing Bilateral Cooperation in  Airworthiness

Press Release – FAA and CAAS Strengthen Long-Standing Bilateral Cooperation in Airworthiness For Immediate Release February 6, 2018 Contact: FAA, Office Of Communications Phone: 202-267-3883 Officials with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s  Federal Aviation Administration  (FAA) and the  Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) , attending the Singapore Airshow this week, signed a revised Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement that will enhance the two countries ...
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USA Partnership Pavilion Ribbon Cutting at Singapore Airshow 2018

Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of U.S. Embassy Singapore, Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath kicked off the Singapore Airshow by cutting the ribbon at the U.S. Pavilion. She was joined by President & CEO of Kallman Worldwide, Tom Kallman; Under Secretary for Industry and Security, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, Mira Ricardel; Chief Operating Officer of ...
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Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath USA Partnership Pavilion Opening at the Singapore Airshow 2018

Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath USA Partnership Pavilion Opening at the Singapore Airshow 2018 Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. Thanks, Tom.  And thanks to the Color Guard for starting us off with such a great reminder of why we are all here today – to represent the very best of the United ...
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U.S. Military To Participate in Singapore International Airshow 18

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — — The U.S. military will participate in the 2018 Singapore International Airshow at the Singapore Changi Airport and the Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore, Feb. 6-11, 2018. The airshow is a biennial event and is the largest defense exhibition and biennial international tradeshow in the Pacific. This year’s exhibition will be ...
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United States Exhibits Commitment To Economic and Security Partnerships With Largest International Presence at Singapore Airshow 2018

Singapore / February 5, 2018 — When the Singapore Airshow 2018 opens tomorrow at Changi Exhibition Centre, the United States of America will have the largest international presence on-site with more than 170 exhibitors claiming nearly 30% of the show’s total 40,000 sqm of indoor exhibit space, plus a wide range of military and civil ...
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Paintings from Smithsonian American Art Museum on exhibit at National Gallery Singapore

“Javanese Temple in Ruins” and “Six Horsemen Chasing Deer,” two Raden Saleh paintings currently on exhibit at the National Gallery Singapore traveled a long way from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. to be included in the largest exhibit to date of the works of two important 19th century Southeast Asian artists: Raden ...
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U.S. delegation participates in 2018 IISS Fullerton Forum

PRESS RELEASE The 2018 IISS Fullerton Forum, known as the Shangri-La Dialogue Sherpa Meeting, took place in Singapore January 28-30, 2018.  The United States delegation was led by Mr. David Helvey, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, and Lieutenant General Bryan Fenton, Deputy Commander of U.S. Pacific Command. The ...
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U.S. Embassy Singapore-ITE Mentoring Program 2018

Every setback is an opportunity, every challenge a chance – that’s the message of the U.S. Embassy Singapore-ITE Mentoring Program, now kicking off its sixth season. 35 alumni of U.S. Government exchange programs are paired with 40 Institute of Technical Education, Singapore(ITE) students for a six-month long program designed to empower students to solve problems, not ...
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U.S. Embassy Singapore remains open for consular services, including American Citizen Services and visas.

During the lapse in U.S. government appropriations, U.S. Embassy Singapore remains open for consular services, including American Citizen Services and visas.  Questions?  Contact singaporecon@state.gov or singaporeACS@state.gov January 23, 2018 Update: The lapse in U.S. Government appropriations has ended.
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Joint Statement From Proliferation Security Initiative Partners in Support of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 2375 and 2397 Enforcement

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 12, 2018 The text of the following joint statement was released by the Government of the United States of America along with 16 other members of the Proliferation Security Initiative’s (PSI) Operational Experts Group (OEG) in support of enforcement of UN Security Council Resolutions against the ...
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Singapore Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information (04 January, 2018)

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel ...
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Media release: Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. and U.S. based subsidiary agree to pay US$422 million in global penalties to resolve foreign bribery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2017 Guilty Plea by Former Senior Member of Legal Department Unsealed WASHINGTON – Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. (KOM), a Singapore-based company that operates shipyards and repairs and upgrades shipping vessels, and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, Keppel Offshore & Marine USA Inc. (KOM USA), have agreed to pay ...
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Singapore Celebrates YSEALI’s 4th Anniversary

In Singapore, alumni and members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) organized four community projects centered around the issues of human rights, civic engagement, sustainability, and innovation. These events were organized in celebration of YSEALI YOUnified, as ASEAN-wide day of community service commemorating the fourth anniversary of the YSEALI program. In addition to ...
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Updated Worldwide Caution Message

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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U.S. Embassy Singapore supports Migrant Worker Poetry Competition 2017

Congratulations to Deni Apriyani, the winner of this year’s Migrant Worker Poetry Competition! Her poem, “Further Away” brought light to spousal abuse. Congratulations to 2nd prize winner Naive Gascon for “And Again” and 3rd prize winner Fitri Diyah for “A Sunday Morning in Paya Lebar.” This year marks the first time that female poets bagged ...
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Migrant Worker Poetry Competition 2017

SINGAPORE, December 03, 2017 – Back for its fourth Singapore edition , the finals of the annual Migrant Worker Poetry Competition (MWPC) will showcase work from 19 poets in 8 different languages representing 7 different countries. In the first round of the competition, a panel of judges reviewed 107 submissions and shortlisted the finalists to ...
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U.S. Exhibitors Participate in Singapore Fintech Festival 2017

U.S. Embassy Singapore was excited to kick off the second annual Singapore Fintech Festival with a strong American presence. The U.S. Commercial Service was the strategic partner for the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s 2017 FinTech Festival, where more than 30 U.S. exhibitors showcased their cutting edge financial technology solutions for businesses in Singapore and the ...
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American Folk Group Tony Memmel and His Band Visit Singapore

American folk group Tony Memmel and His Band kicked off the first part of their Asia tour last week with several stops in Singapore. The tour is part of the U.S. State Department’s program American Music Abroad and was organized in collaboration by U.S. Embassy Singapore. In addition to rollicking performances, Tony shared inspiring stories ...
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Suki Kim Discusses North Korea at Singapore Writers Festival

On November 5, 2017, the U.S. Embassy co-presented a discussion with American journalist and novelist, Suki Kim, at the Singapore Writer’s Festival. Suki Kim delivered rare and unflinching insight into life in North Korea where she spent six months undercover in 2011, working as an English teacher to the country’s future leaders. The Singapore Writer’s ...
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U.S. Embassy Singapore Participates in AmCham’s Corporate Community Day

Corporate Community Day, which took place on November 4 this year, symbolizes the continued commitment American companies bring to their communities while demonstrating how small acts, when added together, can make a difference. U.S. Embassy Singapore Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, along with AmCham Singapore’s Executive Director Ann Yom Steele and Chairman Dwight Hutchins participated ...
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United Airlines Launches World’s Longest Flight to the U.S.: Singapore to Los Angeles

On October 29, representatives from United Airlines, along with the inaugural crew, U.S. Embassy Singapore, Changi Airport, and Ministry of Transport welcomed the first passengers arriving in Singapore from Los Angeles with an official cake-cutting. Passengers leaving Singapore on the new flight route were treated to a grand sendoff. United’s Los Angeles to Singapore flight is currently the longest non-stop ...
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Joint Statement by the United States of America and the Republic of Singapore

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 24, 2017 Joint Statement by the United States of America and the Republic of Singapore President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump hosted Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong at the White House on October 23, ...
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Celebrating United Nations International Day of Peace

On September 20, 2017 in celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace, Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim, Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath participated in a peace message exchange with international peace envoys from the Metropolitan YMCA Singapore .  Chargé Syptak-Ramnath and the U.S. Embassy community were joined by the Stamford American International School grade 5-6 choir as they sang “There is Peace” and “Thula ...
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U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue Partnership

[L-R: Ann Yom Steel, Executive Director of American Chamber of Commerce Singapore, Richard Henry, Head of School, GEMS World Academy (Singapore) , Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., U.S. Embassy Singapore, Minister Lim Hng Kiang, Ministry of Trade and Industry (Trade), Dwight Hutchins, Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce Singapore] — with Lim Hng Kiang. On September ...
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Governor Of Utah Gary Herbert Meets With Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

[ photo credit: Ministry of Communication and Information (MCI) ] On August 28, 2017 U.S. Commercial Service, Singapore hosted Utah Governor Herbert and Utah trade mission members for a two day visit to Singapore.  During their visit, Utah Governor Herbert met with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to promote stronger ties between Singapore and Utah, the fastest growing state ...
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American actress Steffanie Leigh engaged with 60 girls from CARE Singapore

August 25, 2017:  American actress Steffanie Leigh engaged with 60 girls from CARE Singapore by teaching a song from the musical “Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress” as part of a Raising Self-Esteem and Confidence workshop. A few days later, the girls had the opportunity to watch Steffanie playing the role of “Kate Carl” in the Singapore Repertory Theatre musical. ...
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U.S. Navy Admiral Scott Swift, Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet addressing the ongoing situation with the USS John S McCain

U.S. Navy Admiral Scott Swift, Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet addresses the ongoing situation with the USS John S McCain. For the latest information/updates regarding the John S. McCain, please visit http://www.c7f.navy.mil/ . Statement on the Deaths of Sailors on the USS John S. McCain Guided-Missile Destroyer  (White House statement, August 22, 2017) Facebook Livestream at: https://www.facebook.com/USPacificFleet  or  https://www.facebook.com/usnavysoutheastasia/ For more information on U.S. Pacific Fleet, please visit http://www.cpf.navy.mil/ . Adm. Swift’s bio ...
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Remarks by Secretary Tillerson on the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report

August 15, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Morning, all. We are releasing today the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report. This report is a requirement pursuant to the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 – legislation that upholds religious freedom as a core American value under the Constitution’s First Amendment, as well as a universal human right. This law calls for the government ...
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NASA Astronaut Brings Space to Singapore

On August 3, NASA Astronaut Commander Jeff Williams spoke to U.S. Embassy staff and family members about his 25 year long career.  Afterwards, he took part in a 30-minute Facebook Live stream, answering questions about his record-breaking 534 days aboard the International Space Station and the future of the commercial space industry.  A recording of ...
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Commemorating 10 Years of Technology Partnership Between the United States and Singapore at SciTECHs

On July 10, 2017 the United States and Singapore celebrated a 10 year partnership in science and technology at the Home Team Science & Technology Exhibition & Conference for Homeland Security (SciTECHS). Hosted in partnership with Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs and the research and development arm of United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science ...
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Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore Before Bilateral Meeting

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 08, 2017 Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore Before Bilateral Meeting Hamburg Messe Hamburg, Germany 12:48 P.M. CET PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much, everybody. The Prime Minister of Singapore — we’re very close, the relationship is ...
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U.S. Independence Day Reception 2017

On June 30, U.S. Embassy Singapore celebrated the 241st Anniversary of the Independence of the United States welcoming over 1,300 guests including American and Singapore businesses, members of the military, diplomatic corps, and cultural community. In her remarks, Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath reaffirmed the strong relationship between the U.S. and Singapore based on shared values. The ...
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Iftar reception 2017

On June 15, 2017 Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim, Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath hosted the annual Iftar (breaking of fast) with Singapore Speaker of Parliament, Mdm Halimah Yacob, as guest of honor.  Both Mdm Halimah and the Chargé Syptak-Ramnath shared messages of friendship and peace, and celebrated the many voices calling for interfaith cooperation around the world, including in ...
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US-Singapore Summer Exchange Scholarship Programme at the Singapore Embassy, Washington DC

On June 4, 2017 Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia W. Patrick Murphy honored the inaugural batch of recipients of the US-Singapore Summer Exchange Scholarship Programme by hosting a reception at the Singapore Embassy in Washington DC. The reception underscored the theme of Minister Balakrishnan’s ...
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Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Meeting with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, June 3, 2017

Secretary of Defense Spokesperson Cmdr. Gary Ross provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met June 2 with Singaporean Prime Minister‎ Lee Hsien Loong on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, a major annual forum for key leaders in the Asia-Pacific region, to discuss mutual security challenges including cooperation on maritime ...
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Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ Remarks at Shangri-La Dialogue

June 3, 2017:  Secretary of Defense James Mattis gave remarks at the Shangri-La Dialogue , Asia’s annual defense summit hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Singapore.  He spoke of how the United States is working with key allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region to address key security challenges. #SecDef  said: “This year marks the ...
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US-Singapore Summer Exchange Scholarship Program

On May 31, 2017, Chargé d’affaires Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath hosted a reception in honor of the US-Singapore Summer Exchange Scholarship Programme.  The reception was attended by the Guest of Honor Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mayor, South East District of Singapore, as well ...
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U.S. Embassy Singapore Recognized at Patron of Heritage Awards

On May 23, 2017, U.S. Embassy’s Counselor for Public Affairs Camille Dawson accepted a 2016 Supporter Award at the Patrons of Heritage Awards ceremony at the Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM). This award, presented by Singapore’s Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu, recognized the Embassy’s contribution in celebration of 50 years of diplomatic ties ...
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Powering through California Raisins with Master Baker Dr. Klaus Tenbergen, Singapore, May 16, 2017

A California Raisins Baking Seminar – “The Nutritional Power House” was held on May 16, 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel Singapore.  conducted by guest baker Dr. Klaus Tenbergen, a certified Master Baker and Executive Pastry Chief, assisted by Dr. Priscilla Santiago, a Food Engineer.  It was attended by owners/bakers of Singapore bakeries, prominent bakery players from ...
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CARAT – Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, 2017

The 3-day multilateral exercise CARAT – Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training boosts cooperation and interoperability between the U.S. Navy, Republic of Singapore Navy and Royal Thai Navy. While operating together at sea, the ships went through divisional tactic maneuvers, visit, board, search and seizure training, joint flight operations, and communications drills. Both the Arleigh Burke-class ...
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IMDEX Asia, 2017

IMDEX Asia 2017, Asia Pacific’s biennial international maritime defense exhibition and conference was held in Singapore on May 16-18 at the Singapore Changi Exhibition Center.  The U.S. is proud to be participating in  IMDEX Asia 2017 , with two ships on display at Changi Naval Base – the  USS Sterett (DDG 104)  and  USS Coronado  – and nine American companies exhibiting at the Changi ...
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Embassy Alumni Mentoring Program 2017

On May 13th, the U.S. Embassy Singapore organized the final session of the U.S. Embassy Alumni Mentoring Program 2017.  Hosted by Google, 100 participants came together to hear from the Chargé d’Affaires, Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, as she gave a personal and heartfelt closing speech that drew from her experience in public service. She highlighted the power of the individual to ...
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Meeting with ASEAN Foreign Ministers

May 4, 2017:  Secretary Tillerson hosted the Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for a special U.S. – ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting, reinforcing the Strategic Partnership between the United States and ASEAN and commemorating the 40th anniversary of U.S.-ASEAN relations. [ Photo: Department of State  ]  
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Delegation luncheon with Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy

On April 19-22,  a 17-member U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) trade mission led by former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, now President and CEO of USDEC and coordinated by Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) including President and CEO Richard Smith, visited Singapore looking to spur sales of U.S. dairy ingredients, cheese and dairy products and ...
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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross met with Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross met with Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran in Los Angeles on May 2, 2017.  Both leaders reaffirmed the robust and longstanding economic ties between the U.S. and Singapore, and discussed ways to facilitate business opportunities for companies through the U.S.-Singapore Collaboration Platform Memorandum of Understand (MoU). Secretary Ross ...
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Celebrating World IP Day, April 25, 2017

The U.S. Embassy celebrated “World Intellectual Property Day” on April 25, 2017 by hosting a screening of the Oscar-nominated movie, “Hidden Figures.”  The film was selected as it celebrates diversity and innovation at  NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration . In her opening remarks, Chargé d’affaires Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath emphasized to students in the audience the importance of protecting intellectual property (IP) ...
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U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly meets with Singapore Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law K. Shanmugam

U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly met with Singapore Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law Mr. K. Shanmugam in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017.  Minister Shanmugam and Secretary Kelly exchanged views on the threat of global terrorism and the challenges posed by radicalisation in Southeast Asia.      [ Photo courtesy ...
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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Meets with Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister Shanmugaratnam

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met Singapore Deputy Prime Minister  Tharman Shanmugaratnam  in Washington on April 20, 2017. They underscored the long history of cooperation between the U.S. and Singapore and discussed economic issues involving both countries  [ Steven Mnuchin’s Twitter Photo ] [  Readout from Treasury Department  ]
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Jazz Appreciation Month, April 16, 2017

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, the U.S. Embassy sponsored the April 16th graduation performance of Jazz @ the Red Dot, a week long workshop for local jazz enthusiasts of all levels, conducted by professional New York-based jazz musicians.  The entire concert, held at the Singapore Botanic Gardens was broadcast on Facebook Live .  The jazz musicians ...
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Codeathon ASEAN

On March 18th and 19th, university-aged students took part in a program called Codeathon ASEAN- an intensive weekend-long workshop that equipped participants with coding skills. These skills enabled them to develop app prototypes that encourage gender equality. Participants are now in the process of developing their ideas in consultation with mentors, and will submit their app ...
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Storybook Math

March 15, 2017: American award-winning daughter-mother STEM team, Vanessa and Bonita Thompson, presented  Storybook Math , their Congressionally recognized nonprofit initiative that makes math more accessible to young students by setting mathematical concepts in the context of stories.  At  The Academy of Singapore Teachers , the Thompsons discussed fun and creative ways of engaging students with Master Teachers interested in using the Storybook ...
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Global Partnerships Week

On March 7th, U.S. Embassy Singapore Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath  welcomed  recently arrived American Fulbright and Gilman scholars to Singapore. In recognition of the fact that exchange programs cannot succeed without local hosts and partner organizations, the Embassy invited Singaporean Fulbright alumni, representatives of the Singapore Fulbright Alumni Association, and local academic institution partners and ...
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US-Singapore Summer Exchange Scholarship Program

The U.S.-Singapore Summer Exchange Scholarship Program was announced during Singapore Prime Minister  Lee Hsien Loong ’s official visit to the U.S. in 2016.   It commemorates the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and the U.S.  The scholarship program seeks to strengthen the excellent relations between Singapore and the United States  and is jointly funded by the Government of Singapore and ...
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American Hardwood Export Council at the International Furniture Fair Singapore

Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Singapore paid a visit to the International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS), held March 9–12, 2017, where the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) manned a booth. Displays surrounding AHEC’s booth echoed the theme: “Designed in Asia and made in Asia with American Hardwood.”  AHEC has worked with outstanding Asian furniture manufacturers throughout ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Zika Virus Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance on March 10, 2017, recommending that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection. For a world map of the Zika affected areas, please visit CDC’s interactive map . For more information about travel guidance for pregnant women , visit ...
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U.S. Embassy Singapore’s International Women’s Pledge

Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath encourages everyone to #BeBoldforChange in celebrating the strength of diversity. Check out our video to see how U.S. Embassy female leaders pledge to #BeBoldforChange this International Women’s Day. #IWD2017 #EmpowerWomen #WomensHistoryMonth Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath encourages everyone to #BeBoldforChange in celebrating the strength of diversity. Check out our video to se
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Stephen Petronio Company Touches Hearts in Singapore

February 21-28, 2017:  Stephen Petronio Company dancers were in town to conduct workshops with schools and dance organizations, and put on a private performance of “Locomotor/Non Locomotor” for their workshop participants. The New York Times called “Locomotor/Non Locomotor” an “energetic pure-dance work, serious and witty at the same time.” You can watch the Facebook Live video stream of this ...
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LUNCH JUST “BECAUS”

February 22, 2017:  LUNCH JUST “BECAUS”: 10 Trainee Chefs from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) whipped up a delectable Asian buffet lunch for 40 elderly staff members from Temasek Polytechnic, and Embassy staff joined the students and staff members for lunch and cross-cultural exchange. The CIA Trainee Chefs are spending 3.5 months in Singapore learning to ...
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Richard Lui, MSNBC news anchor

February 13, 2017:  MSNBC news anchor Richard Lui was in Singapore recently to speak about the latest media trends with university students. At a fireside chat hosted by American Chamber of Singapore, he also engaged industry professionals in a lively, robust discussion on current challenges for international media.  
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Aye Ko wins 2017 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art

We are pleased to announce that the winner for the 2017 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art is Aye Ko from Myanmar. Ambassador Wagar said, “The Joseph Balestier Award honors artists who push the boundaries of creativity and challenge constraints to freedom of expression. There is no finer example of this than the ...
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Assistant Secretary of State Danny Russel visits Singapore

Assistant Secretary of State Danny Russel, the top U.S. diplomat for the East Asia and Pacific region, stopped in Singapore on December 21, 2016. During his visit, Assistant Secretary Russel met with Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, academic and business leaders, and Singapore-based journalists to discuss the U.S. commitment to Asia.  
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YSEALI YOUnified in Singapore

December 3, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) in Singapore Celebrated YSEALI’s third anniversary with a day of community service.  Themed “YOUnity in Diversity,” the event consisted of a panel discussion featuring YSEALI alumni and a Hush TeaBar experience.  The discussion revolved around the importance of diversity and inclusion in societies, particularly religious pluralism and ...
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Are you a Chinese passport holder with 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visa?

Beginning November 29, 2016, Chinese passport holders with 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visas are required to enroll in Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) when traveling to the United States by air or sea carrier or entering by a land port of entry. If you do not have a valid EVUS enrollment, you will ...
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Ambassador Wagar Moderates Post-Show Talk

October 13, 2016: Ambassador Wagar moderated a post-show talk after local Singaporean theater company Pangdemonium staged a production of the American musical Rent, featuring a cast of Singaporeans, Malaysians, and one American cast member.  The assembled audience was visibly engaged in the conversation and the meaningful issues raised during the talk.  
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ESTA

Announcement — We are aware of rumors circulating regarding changes to the Visa Waiver Program for Singapore.  There has been no change to the policy for Singaporeans traveling to the United States.  The Visa Waiver Program  (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries *  to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without ...
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Global Entry

** Please be advised that Global Entry and U.S. APEC Enrollment Interview appointments are currently fully booked through late 2018 **  CBP launches New Trusted Traveler Program Website ( TTP website ). To apply: https://ttp.cbp.dhs.gov/ Please note: After Oct 1, 2017 GE members will no longer be able to access their Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) account. Go ...
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Check Out Our New Website

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ...
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Bill T. Jones Completes a Two Week Residency with Singaporean Students

September 2-17, 2016: Iconic dancer, choreographer and Tony-award-winning director Bill T. Jones and his entire dance company led an intensive two-week residency at Singapore’s LASALLE College of the Arts. The residency was capped off with a public lecture and three collaborative performances that included the entire Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane dance company and 23 student ...
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Ambassador Hachigian takes part in a YSEALI Panel on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

September 15, 2016: U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian took part in a YSEALI panel discussion on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the 21st century at *Scape- a space dedicated to youth activities in Singapore. Industry experts on co-working spaces, social enterprises, business consultancy and start-up ecosystems engaged with the audience and discussed topics such as ...
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Statement from Ambassador Wagar on the passing of former Singapore President S R Nathan

I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of President S R Nathan. Not only was he an accomplished public servant, diplomat and President, but he was also one of the kindest and most generous people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. His advice on where the Singapore-U.S. relationship has been, is ...
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U.S. Secretary of Education John King tours Singapore schools

U.S. Secretary of Education John King and representatives from the U.S. Department of Education visited two local schools Friday to gain insights about Singapore’s education system. At Beacon Primary School, Secretary King learned about how information technology is harnessed to engage students in learning and engaged with students about their school life and aspirations. Over ...
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Ambassador Wagar hosts Iftar reception for local Muslim community

Each year, the U.S. Ambassador to Singapore hosts an Iftar reception during the holy month of Ramadan for the local Muslim community to break fast together. Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs, served as the Guest of Honor at the Embassy’s celebration last night. Other VIP guests included Dr. Mohamad Maliki ...
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in Singapore for Shangri-La Dialogue

Welcome to Singapore, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who is in town for his second Shangri-La Dialogue. This morning, Secretary Carter met with Singapore Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen and both boarded a U.S. Navy P-8 for a maritime surveillance flight. Tomorrow, Secretary Carter will give remarks on the significance of U.S. presence in Asia ...
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U.S. Muslim envoy Shaarik Zafar speaks at RSIS

President Barack Obama’s Special Representative to Muslim Communities, Shaarik Zafar, will deliver a public lecture on “The Importance of Muslim Communities to the United States’ Rebalance to Asia” at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies on May 16 at 3:30 pm. Special Representative Zafar will discuss how the U.S. engages Muslim communities in Asia to ...
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Ambassador Wagar marks 50 years of U.S.-Singapore relations

On the 50th anniversary of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Singapore, Ambassador Wagar joined more than 50 attendees at library at orchard to discuss the strength of the bilateral relationship. He also took questions on issues related to diversity, U.S. education, the U.S. Presidential election. Following the session, he presented ...
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PM Lee and President Obama at Sunnylands

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong listens at left as President Barack Obama speaks at the second plenary session meeting of #ASEAN, the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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U.S. PACAF Commander, Singapore Chief of Air Force meet at Singapore Airshow

Gen. Lori Robinson, U.S. Pacific Air Forces commander, Maj. Gen. Hoo Cher Mou, Singapore Chief of Air Force, Heidi Grant, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs and pilots from the Singapore and U.S. Air Force pose for a group photo in front of an F-22A Raptor and F-15SG Strike Eagle during ...
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Assistant Secretary Russel leads U.S. delegation at U.S.-Singapore Strategic Partnership Dialogue

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel traveled to Singapore to lead the U.S. delegation at the fourth annual U.S.-Singapore Strategic Partnership Dialogue. Both sides affirmed the strong political, economic and defense ties between the U.S. and Singapore, and discussed ways to expand bilateral cooperation in new ...
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Singaporean artist Lee Wen wins 2016 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art

We are pleased to announce that Singaporean performance artist Lee Wen is the winner of the 2016 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art . Best known for his “Yellow Man” series of work, Lee is one of the pioneers of performance art in Singapore. His work is motivated by a strong conviction of justice and idealism, with a persistence to stay true to the self in a highly structured world. Ambassador Wagar ...
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