Wednesday January 23, 2019

Fifth World Press Photo exhibition in Singapore Museum

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Singapore: The World Press Photo (WPP) exhibition returns to Singapore Museum on Friday which focuses 145 poignant and powerful images from around the world.

It is the fifth year that the exhibition is being held in the city-state. This is the first time the exhibition, presented by the Straits Times, is held at National Museum of Singapore, Xinhua reported.

Baey Yam Keng, parliamentary secretary for the ministry of culture, community and youth, officiated the opening ceremony on Thursday. The exhibition opens to the public for free from Friday to February 21.

As the “Oscars” of photojournalism, the global travelling exhibition showcases prize-winning photographs that captured the most powerful, expressive, and on occasion provocative press images from around the world.

These photos were shortlisted from 97,912 entries submitted by 5,692 photographers from 131 countries for the annual WPPcontest. The 58th exhibition itself has travelled to around 100 cities in about 45 countries and regions in a year-long tour.

In conjunction with the opening ceremony, two award-winning photographers, Pete Muller, an American based in Kenya, Sarker Protick from Bangladesh, and Sim Chi Yin, a judge in the WPP competition for 2016, talked about photojournalism on Thursday.

Patrick Daniel, editor-in-chief of the English, Malay, Tamil Media Group of Singapore Press Holdings Limited, said the exhibition showcases the best work of many talented photojournalists.

He hopes the public can appreciate the impact these dedicated professionals make to the stories.

The Straits Times also pays tribute to the power of the visual image with an exhibition showcasing the newspaper’s best photojournalism work of 2015.

These photos depict various moments of an event-filled golden jubilee year, from historic events like the funeral of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, to intimate moments such as a baptism at East Coast Park.(IANS)(Image-worldpressphoto)

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After India, Elon Musk Criticizes Singapore

Musk later blamed the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms for the delay in Tesla's entry into the Indian market

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Tesla CEO Elon musk, board
Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (VOA)

Beginning his Twitter tirade in New Year, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk has criticized Singapore, saying the government there has been “unwelcome” to his electric car plans for the city state.

Responding to one of his follower’s question on why Tesla was not yet in Singapore, Musk tweeted late Thursday: “Government has been unwelcome.”

This is not the first time Musk has complained about Singapore.

Last year, he tweeted that he wants Tesla in Singapore but the government was “not supportive” of electric vehicles.

Responding to another tweet, Musk said: “Singapore has enough area to switch to solar/battery and be energy-independent.”

Not just Singapore, Musk is also critical of the Indian government when it comes to Tesla.

Elon Musk, spacex
Elon Musk. IANS

Musk, who visited China in May in July last year, said he wants to visit India in early 2019 but the country generally makes him feel hopeless due to tough government regulations.

“Would love to be in India. Some challenging government regulations, unfortunately,” Musk tweeted in May.

In a separate tweet later, Musk said he was keen to be in India soon. “Probably early next year.”

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Musk wanted to bring Tesla to India as early as the summer of 2017 but stringent local sourcing norms derailed his plans.

In 2017, Musk said Tesla’s cars could come to India but there was no further news.

Musk later blamed the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms for the delay in Tesla’s entry into the Indian market. (IANS)