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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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