ICE IN THE TROPICS: Canada 150-Finland 100-Singapore Arctic Collaboration
Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 - Sunday, Dec 3, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
We have much to celebrate in 2017! It is Canada's 150th birthday and Finland's 100th birthday. To celebrate these milestones together in Singapore, and as founding members of the Arctic Council, we joined forces to create this exciting month of Arctic-themed activities in the heart of Singapore - at the beautiful National Museum. Canada and Finland were among the original founders of the Arctic Council. Canada was Chair of the Arctic Council in 2013, when Singapore joined as an observer. Finland is current Chair of the Arctic Council. While Singapore might be far away geographically from the Arctic, what happens in the Arctic has implications for Singapore's geography, environment, and economy. The melting of polar ice threatens to raise sea water levels around the world - it is low lying island states that will be most affected. At the same time, shipping routes in the Arctic may open up, creating economic opportunities. How we balance these opportunities and risks is a key challenge - and one of great relevance. Do not miss the opportunity to come and learn more about one of the world's most fascinating, remote regions. All events are free, but some do require registration. We are bringing the Arctic closer to home, here in Singapore!
For more information about the exhibit and a list of upcoming activities and events visit https://www.iceinthetropics.com/.
National Museum of Singapore 93 Stamford Road Singapore, 178897