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Nice findings.

"SINGAPORE - The warm weather and rich mudflats of Singapore make the country a tropical paradise for many migratory shorebirds - including those that make arduous journeys across the Himalayan mountain range, a new study has found."

straitstimes.com/singapore/som

Paper at [ nature.com/articles/s41598-020 ]

#Singapore #Birds #Research #Nature #Migrations

The first step in turning Brexit Britain into Singapore, I suppose. ๐Ÿ™‚

"Singapore and the UK signed a free trade deal in the Southeast Asian city-state on Thursday.

The deal will cover a trade relationship worth more than $22bn (ยฃ17bn).

The agreement largely mirrors an existing deal between Singapore and the European Union (EU)."

bbc.com/news/business-55255082

#Singapore #UK #Britain #Brexit #Trade

"As part of our consistent support for vaccine multilateralism, and the fair and equitable access and allocation of vaccines, will contribute US$5,000,000 to the Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Advance Market Commitment (AMC) mechanism, which will help support 92 low- and lower-middle-income countriesโ€™ access to COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility."

moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/det

So I'm not sure if I'm misunderstanding, but what's the point of that SG-KL project now becoming just JB-KL, especially when Singapore is *still* contributing to part of its budget

Part 2 in : youtube.com/watch?v=9PbAkSEvFg

Despite the title, it looks at more than the railway systems, more broadly examining history and infrastructural growth

Chanced upon this BBC series "Great Asian Railway Journeys" featuring various countries in , presented by Michael Portillo

Part 1 in : youtube.com/watch?v=iPhjwccrjF

Droplet dispersion in a tropical climate is different due to higher humidity.

"SINGAPORE - Researchers here have developed a simulation which more accurately models the spread of droplets when a person with Covid-19 coughs in Singapore's tropical environment."

straitstimes.com/singapore/hea

Paper at [ aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/ ]

#Research #FluidDynamics #Droplets

" โ€™s population declined by 0.3 per cent in the past year to 5.69 million as of June 2020, with a fall in the number of foreigners, data released by the National Population and Talent Division on Thursday (Sep 24) showed.

The citizen population grew by 0.6 per cent in the past year to 3.52 million and continues to โ€œage steadilyโ€, with 16.8 per cent aged 65 and above compared with 16 per cent last year, said the Population in Brief annual report."

channelnewsasia.com/news/singa

"SINGAPORE โ€” Antiretroviral drugs used for the treatment of patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are now subsidised by the Ministry of Health (MOH). The move, which comes after years of advocacy by non-profit groups, is applauded by the medical community.
[...]
โ€œThis will be invaluable in reducing the fear surrounding HIV, and the stigma and discrimination still faced by many people living with HIV,โ€ Dr Wong said."

todayonline.com/singapore/afte

#Singapore #Health #HIV

How can the community in help support low-income families disproportionately affected by ? Our Grandfather Story spoke to David Hoe of Project Stable Staples, on observations of the less privilleged families facing problems like financial security and digital gaps

youtube.com/watch?v=fOB3ihQOvy

I don't know if I'm overly paranoid, but I'm predicting throngs of clusters popping up all over in the next few weeks due to , judging from multiple pictures + videos showing any semblance of social distancing going out the window, including the polling queues at some stations

Video from Our Grandfather Story on a brief look at + in , certainly an issue on some younger voters' minds that is probably swept under the carpet a lot by older / more conservative citizens

youtube.com/watch?v=GSQiHaQNht

Our Grandfather Story put up a video that gives a little insight on in , an issue to keep in mind as polling day for draws closer

youtube.com/watch?v=NruVy96wyW

Seeing various screenshots of local reports on 's General Election affairs having their headlines amended, I think we *really* should be making use of web archiving (e.g. with Wayback Machine) to capture these moments regularly

Probably could give a better sense of the impartiality (or lack thereof) of different local press agencies

So anyone watched the TV debates tonight? The small glimpses I had gave the impression of a much more civil roundtable session than the stereotypical theatrical debates

The physics and dynamics of snakes gliding through the air. Yes, Singapore has these snakes. ๐Ÿ™‚

[ nytimes.com/2020/06/29/science ]

#Biology #Physics #Dynamics #Snakes

I'm pretty worried that the easing of restrictions in Singapore, and the subsequent consequence of so many people loosening their guard, would induce a huge surge in new cases that would strain our healthcare facilities

I really don't know if re-allowing business operations + getting elections going this early, is worth the risk of more infections + deaths

straitstimes.com/opinion/covid

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