Singapore’s biggest archaeology dig at Empress Place unearthed an estimated three tonnes of artefacts, the country’s largest-ever haul.
More importantly, the objects dug up during the two-month project in front of Victoria Concert Hall, which wrapped up last month, shed more light on the period from the late 13th century to pre-colonial Singapore — known as the “black-out” phase, because of how little is known.
The Republic celebrates its 50th birthday this year, and a slew of programmes and activities have been lined up across the island in August — especially during the four-day National Day break, which has been dubbed the “jubilee weekend”. Leisure attractions, museums and heritage galleries, among others, will also be opened to the public without charge or at discounted admission charges. As part of the SG Heart Map initiative, bus tours will also be conducted during the long weekend to bring people to places that Singaporeans hold close to their hearts.
Facts and figures on the richest prize fight of all time between undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 3), 9am Singapore time. The highly-anticipated mega-fight is projected to set new records in pay-per-view revenue, with numbers to cross US$300 million (S$397.5 million) or more.