Mansion with a mission

Mansion with a mission

4 Jun 2009, Be MUSE Magazine

Memories live on in old houses. New houses, on the other hand, are empty and boast no history. Most start on a blank slate,anticipating the lives that will grow into them. One notable exception is the Tan Chin Tuan Mansion, a residential building at 42 Cairnhill Road that embarked on a second life with a wealth of history, thanks to an outstanding conservation effort that marries modem engineering with sensitive restoration.

Good As Old

Good As Old

1 May 2009, URA Newsletter \'Skyline\', May - Jun 09 Issue

No. 42 Cairnhill Road (Tan Chin Tuan Mansion) A treasured two-storey bungalow built in the early 1930s stands tall as an outstanding conservation effort and a modern day engineering marvel. Sitting on prime real estate, the engineers and architects have built a 20-storey residential tower over the mansion while restoring it to its former glory.

Most local professorship are joint efforts

28 Apr 2009, Straits Times

Gifts of money are always welcomed by universities, and like their American counterparts, universities here are constantly on the lookout for alumni keen to give something back to  their alma mater.

NUS Partners with International Rice Research Institute

17 Feb 2009, CGIAR

NUS and IRRI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday to promote joint research and scientific exchange between both organizations. Some possible areas of collaboration include research into the biology of rice crops and the design of new rice strains to improve productivity, nutritional value, or resistance to hotter climate or harsh environments. This is IRRI’s first formal research collaboration with a Singapore research institution.


15 Feb 2009, Lianhe Zaobao

Old chair gives new hope

Old chair gives new hope

15 Feb 2009, Sunday Times

Having yusheng is a uniquely Singaporean way to celebrate Chinese New Year. Traditionally, the dish is served on the seventh day of the New Year – known as ren re, or Man’s Day in Chinese – to celebrate the creation of man on this auspicious day.