Borough Market, London

Here’s photos of Borough Market, London.

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As you approach Borough Market, you will be greeted by this iconic architecture, and where the fun and discovery begins.
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Visitors at Borough Market standing around chowing down after buying their food
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Borough Market has a huge selection of awesome tasting food products
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The diversity in culture of London means Borough Market is a food haven and we had a fun time trying out food from all over the world.
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Borough Market store owners are very much involved in their food production and knows intimately the produce they sell, which means we learnt a lot as well.
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There’s always a large crowd at Borough Market, but everyone enjoys themselves and the atmosphere is great.
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Street Side Oysters at Borough Market with Tutor Yuet Ling, edukate Singapore.
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Next to Borough Market you find stores and pubs that provides everything else that you seek to buy.
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Friends and family have a great time getting their Sunday’s worth of catch up
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Also makes a great place to wait for your friend’s to come by at Borough Market
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Borough Market caters to everyone’s needs and people come from all over the world to visit this famous landmark.
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Happiness, Borough Market.
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Here’s a vegetable stall and passer’s by at Borough Market

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Borough Market caters to everyone’s needs and people come from all over the world to visit this famous landmark.
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Try every type of oysters and you will get to taste the distinct differences that is on offer
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They shuck oysters fresh behind and serve you perfect at Borough Market
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Local British produce at Borough Market, and tomatoes for a traditional English Breakfast
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Borough Market makes a great place for the surrounding businesses to meet up
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Yes they saw us holding a huge camera pointing their way, Borough Market
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and they are fine with that, Borough Market
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Tutor Yuet Ling at Borough Market, London. Oysters at the street side.
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Its just hitting winter but that doesn’t stop Londoners enjoying a drink outside Borough Market.
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Borough Market is close to a lot of businesses and turns into a busy thoroughfare
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Lots of things to see and do at Borough Market
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And sometimes too bustling when its lunch time
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Tired, Borough Market
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Borough Market, alone.
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Borough Market, with friends.
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Borough Market where there’s just tables alongside and welcoming to anyone who wishes to stand around with their purchases
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Londoners at Borough Market
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Borough Market thoroughfare
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Lay a bet that he’s got a nice lunch in there, Borough Market.
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A pint, British, and friends. Borough Market
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Iconic Borough Market architecture welcoming its guests,
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Walking around with food in tow, bliss. Borough Market

English Language in Singapore

English Language tuition in Singapore has gone a long way since our independence and this can be attributed to three main components of increased business opportunity, parent’s desire for their children to be job competitive and the government’s push to be glocal.

English Language in Singapore

Thinking glocal is how we can be successful in a nation that takes pride in being the centre of the world. We are the avenues between the East and West, and our geopolitically advantageous positioning has put our small island onto centre stage of the international market by providing professional, competitive, stylish and efficient flow of air/sea traffic, a robust financial market, plus a hardworking and talented workforce that has adopted the English Language as their lingua franca. 

The English Language, with 1 500 million speakers, of whom only 375 million are native (statistica.com), are the highest adopted language in the world. This is seconded by Chinese Language with 1 100 million speakers but are predominantly native speakers of 982 million. With the rest of the languages tailing far behind these two.

The dominance of these two languages means that commanding a mastery in either of the language lets you talk to 1 in every 5 or 6 persons living on earth. In Singapore, the Chinese population that learns Chinese as their second language (and English as a First Language) in school drives these statistics to 1 in every 2.7 person on earth. And that is a lot of people that bilingual English/Chinese speaking Singaporeans can converse with. Coverage is key to a successful business plan and if a business entity can serve a wider network, that unhinges latent opportunities and make connections with markets that would have been otherwise foregone.

This is an advantage that keeps us relevant. The ability to communicate with almost half of the world means we can do business with any country, help anyone in times of need, but more importantly, be a friend with everybody. It is where we become truly global, not only by going out and making friends, but to be a welcoming host and the world comes to you.

Inculcating English into Singaporeans started with our education systems 50 years ago. Compulsory English examination passes to advance, with every subject in school taught in English (minus ethnic languages) means mastery would be advantageous in learning fast and an ability to grasp complex technical concepts. That universities are lectured in English as well, attainment of a degree, a professional career and ultimately, survival, hinges on the proficiency of English. 

But that is a 20th century strategy: language assimilation.

Latest generations of 21st century English-speaking Singaporeans pass on their English to their children as if the equivalent, a native speaker. English-educated Singaporeans now speak, read, write English as their first language and their children don’t need to learn “A” for Apples in Primary 1 like 40 years ago. 

Our children is born into an English speaking household and vernacular to English. We have evolved and our children have become as native an English user as any other. 

Our diverse ethnicity and international positioning keeps English relevant to our lives. Over generations, the English Languge has proven to be a viable marriage into our culture, keeping our traditions whilst adopting Western cultures and views that helps rather than deter. The ability to communicate with most of the world keeps us competitive and economically viable.

“The Limits of my language is The Limits of my World”-Ludwig Wittgenstein

It makes us globally active, engaging, dynamic and yet keeps us intimately connected with our immediate neighbors. Making friends where it would have been near impossible in our multi-cultural nation. Thinking glocal helps when our nation support such diverse ethnic groups where finding a common language would mean learning 4-5 languages just to talk to our neighbours. English breaks down barriers and carries our thoughts. To understand, first, we need to convey in a common language. 

So where next for English in Singapore? We will continue evolving. Our primary education system for English Language just got tweaked this year after 4 years of research into what we need to improve in our education. There is a push to change from the government sector to include creative aspects into our system.

There is also a sudden increase in international awareness that Singapore is a global city, thanks to Marina Bay Sands and the yearly Formula 1 events. One can’t be hospitable unless one communicates and understands hospitality. 

And what about English as an art form? Literature, poetry and sonnets. It is the existence of English as an art form, for the sake of art itself and nothing else that a society starts to fully appreciate the English Language. Appreciate the emotional powers and its beauty instead of just English being a tool of commerce or conversation. Appreciate that culturally, attainment of English as art means that we perhaps have arrived rather than be bystanders looking into a prestigious country club.

Thinking glocal helps when our nations’ resources is human resource. Keeping a common framework of English provides the bridge to our conversations and a strong spine to support our communication infrastructure. It is our bread, butter, main course, wine and sweet pastries. It provides for everything, and then some. 

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Singapore falls to 15th place in ranking of world’s best cities for university students -ST

More news on university ranking in Singapore for today as Singapore falls to 15th place according to this article from straitstimes.com with an extract of it below:

by Amelia Teng

“SINGAPORE – Singapore has fallen 12 spots to 15th place in a ranking of the world’s best cities for university students.

Last year the London-based educational consultancy Quacuarelli Symonds (QS) ranked the Republic third in the world and the best in Asia.

However when it released this year’s table this morning it had plummeted, which QS said was due to adjustments made to some factors.

Cities were given scores across five categories for 18 measures, including four new ones that looked at their level of pollution, safety, transparency and tolerance.

Existing indicators included affordability and employability

– See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/education/story/singapore-falls-15th-place-ranking-worlds-best-cities-university-stud#sthash.ofKMztBO.dpuf

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Better scores now needed for NUS arts faculty

this is from an article published by Straits Times…

“Remember the days when one B and two Cs would get a student into the arts and social sciences faculty of the National University of Singapore?

Not any more.

This year, A-level holders needed at least an A and two Bs, despite the faculty taking in the largest number of students at the university – 1,700 in all.

Two years ago, the minimum grade needed was three Bs.”

– See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/education/story/better-scores-now-needed-nus-arts-faculty-20141125#sthash.zw8nv1jr.dpuf

Time are a changing

As expected, the shifts in education in a competitive Singapore are turning its wheels and grinding its gears. There’s no stone left untouched and in time to come, grades needed to enter NUS will only climb higher and its 22nd TOP UNIVERSITY TOP RANKINGS don’t help the matter much. We are an open education system and we have international students vying seats together with our students, and most people will think this is a bad thing but its more of fear that their children does not get a seat. However, this is not true as an open education system allows healthy interaction with the top students around the world, something Singapore needs to achieve a successful international trade programme.

So what does that mean to Singaporean Students?

As we climb higher up the world rankings, our education system becomes more attractive to foreigners and in our open education system, it attracts the best students and we in turn, will interact with the best in the world. That is a good thing. Competition creates excellence. And to vie for a seat in NUS will mean the cream of the crop of Singapore will be competing with the cream of the crop of the world. And that is our bread and butter. We survive because we have to be the best. To be the best, we need to compete with the best. Having a 22nd world ranking university, Singapore’s education system is at a better place right now than the last century and our students will enjoy all this excellent education infrastructure.

Top Education at our doorstep.

Just 20-30 years ago, we had to fly overseas to go to a properly good university with a properly good world ranking. We don’t need to anymore with NUS ranked at 22 at our backyard. I forgot to mention, NTU is at a not so far 39th for 2014.

That is an achievement that we should be proud of. I can only imagine the brains, the work and the funds needed to build two World Top50 University in Singapore. So this brings us to what is next? For a country where our natural resource is human resource, education and training lies high up the ladder for our future survival. But I foresee ourselves in safe hands with world class universities as part of our portfolio, but only if we have the system to create and nurture world class students to be able to qualify for these universities that we will reap the rewards, or else all those seats will be snapped up by the best of the rest of the world. Hardwork, proper training, and determination to be the best shall be dogma.

Sonnet 123 No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change

No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change:
Thy pyramids built up with newer might
To me are nothing novel, nothing strange;
They are but dressings of a former sight.
Our dates are brief, and therefore we admire
What thou dost foist upon us that is old,
And rather make them born to our desire
Than think that we before have heard them told.
Thy registers and thee I both defy,
Not wondering at the present nor the past,
For thy records and what we see doth lie,
Made more or less by thy continual haste.
This I do vow and this shall ever be;
I will be true, despite thy scythe and thee.

-Shakespeare

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