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Newsletter: 2021 September

“Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.” – René Dubos, French American scientist, environmentalist, Pulitzer Prize winner,1901-82 September is a major holiday season for our Jewish friends. Starting with Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) on the eve of 6th Sept, followed by Yom Kippur on 15th-16th. After…
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Newsletter: 2021 August

“Our cultural strength has always been derived from our diversity of understanding and experience.” – Yo-Yo Ma, Cellist, humanitarian, 1955- There are several religious celebrations this August. Two neighbouring ASEAN countries will also celebrate their National Days this month, Singapore on the 9th and Malaysia on the 31st.On the eve of the 9th, Muslims worldwide…
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Newsletter: 2021 July

“ For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid revolutionist, Nobel Prize laureate,1918-2013 – Every once in a while, giants live amongst us. The steps they took led to leaps in humanity, and…
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Newsletter: 2021 June

“Far up in the deep blue sky, Great white clouds are floating by; All the world is dressed in green; Many happy birds are seen, Roses bright and sunshine clear; Show that lovely June is here.” – F. G. Sanders For those living in the northern hemisphere, June welcomes the mid-summer season. Despite the glooms…
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Newsletter: 2021 May

“Watch the stars in their courses and imagine yourself running alongside them. Think constantly on the changes of the elements into each other, for such thoughts wash away the dust of earthly life.” – Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor, 121-180 CE – Let’s look at the night sky as Marcus Aurelius did in his time. We…
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Newsletter: 2021 April

“Why then the world’s mine oyster, which I with sword will open!” — W. Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor (c. 1600)– “Poisson d’avril!” April starts with All Fools’ Day. Play a trick on someone, or stick a picture of fish on your friend’s back – the tradition dates back to the 16th century, thanks to…
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