The Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore takes note of the publication of the Singapore Prison Service's (SPS) annual statistics for 2018, and notes with concern the worrying increase in the number of judicial executions, which have risen from 8 in 2017 to 13 in 2018. The Embassy further notes that a majority of the cases (11) are related to drugs offences.
The Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore calls on the Singapore authorities to halt the execution of Mr. Micheal Anak Garing, to commute his sentence to a non-capital sentence and to adopt a moratorium on all executions.
Today, more than two thirds of the countries of the world have become abolitionist in law or practice which confirms a global trend towards abolition of the death penalty. Switzerland holds a principled position against the death penalty and is opposed to the use of capital punishment under any circumstances. No compelling evidence exists to show that the death penalty serves as a deterrent to crime more efficient than imprisonment. Furthermore, any errors - inevitable in any legal system - are irreversible. Switzerland will continue supporting the universal trend towards the eradication of the death penalty.
The call for applications for ThinkSwiss Scholarships 2020 is now open! A unique chance for students enrolled at Singapore universities to spend up to three months in Switzerland and redefine your research thinking at a Swiss university. Send your application until 15 January 2020.
Learn more about Swiss institutions of higher learning at the Swiss Education Fair.Organised by the Embassy of Switzerland and the Swiss Business Hub ASEAN, the upcoming edition will showcase Switzerland finest institutions.
Location: Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre (Room 324-325)
The Embassy of Switzerland is pleased to announce Singapore Symphony Orchestra Gala with Swiss Conductor Charles Dutoit.Expect passionate artistry with celebrated Swiss maestro Charles Dutoit, brilliant Russian pianist Lukas Geniušas and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for Rachmaninov’s virtuosic showpiece, the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Dutoit will also conduct the Southeast Asian premiere of Stravinsky’s rediscovered Funeral Song and The Firebird: Complete Ballet.
2017 marks Switzerland’s 50 years of diplomatic relations with the Republic of Singapore. In conjunction with this anniversary, the Embassy of Switzerland will host a line-up of events to celebrate the excellent relationship between both countries.To start this special year with a highlight, the Embassy of Switzerland is organising a free public concert on Saturday, 14th January at 6 pm at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The concert will feature Swiss-Singaporean pianist Rahel Senn who will perform a repertoire of classic and pop music, including her own compositions.Come with your own picnic basket and bring your family and friends along for a casual music evening.We look forward to seeing many of you!This concert was made possible thanks to the support of Helvetia, Steinway Gallery and Swiss International airlines.
Location: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Embassy is delighted to support Swiss theater company PENG! Palast at the Singapore Fringe Festival.After their successful performance in 2013, PENG! Palast returns to the Fringe Festival with their latest production, FIGHT! PALAST #membersonly. PENG! Palast deals here with the alleged freedom and self-determination of generation Y in a critical way. The substructure for this project was built from the actors’ own biographies, daily routines and experiences in badly paid side jobs. Inspired by the novel Fight Club by author Chuck Palahniuk, PENG! Palast creates its own fighting arena to live out suppressed desires. Only those who are willing to risk defeat have the ability to win.
The European Union Delegation to Singapore in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission, and the Heads of Mission of Norway and Switzerland issue the following statement:The European Union (EU), Norway and Switzerland call on the Singapore authorities to halt the execution of Nigerian national Mr Chijioke Stephen Obioha and to adopt a moratorium on all executions as a first step towards the abolition of the death penalty.The EU, Norway and Switzerland hold a principled position against the death penalty and are opposed to the use of capital punishment under any circumstances. The death penalty has not been shown in any way to act as a deterrent to crime. Furthermore, any errors - inevitable in any legal system - are irreversible. The EU, Norway and Switzerland will continue in their pursuit of the abolition of the death penalty worldwide.
On the 3rd of September, SWISS International Airlines launched its flagship aircraft, the Boeing 77-300ER, on the Singapore-Zurich flight. On this occasion, from 4th to 5th of October, Switzerland Tourism together with SWISS organises a two-day event at Raffles Place to promote winter vacation in Switzerland and how to get there with the new flagship aircraft. Visitors can participate in a Swiss chocolate experience, ice sculpture challenge or a flight simulation and will get a chance to win a trip to Switzerland!
Organized by the Delegation of the European Union to Singapore, the Study in Europe Education Fair will take place on Saturday 1st October 2016 from 10.00am to 5.00pm at the Peninsula Hotel. The participating countries will showcase Europe’s excellence in Higher Education and Research.The fair will provide students the opportunity to receive comprehensive information on a great variety of world-class degree programmes, advanced research facilities and an intriguing diversity of cultures, languages and societies.The Embassy of Switzerland will be representing the Swiss Institutes of Higher Education by providing detailed information on study programs, domains of excellence of the various Universities and giving general insights into living in Switzerland.For more information: www.studyineurope.sgFree entrance
The Swiss Army Band will perform at the annual Swiss National Day celebration at the Swiss Club. Besides playing traditional music, the musicians include modern and local songs in their repertoire. A great way to celebrate the Swiss National Day in Singapore!
We are delighted to organize in collaboration with the University of St. Gallen in Singapore (St. Gallen Institute of Management in Asia) a networking event for exchange students from Switzerland.Students from all Swiss universities on exchange in the three local Singapore universities (NTU, NUS, SMU) are invited to a cocktail reception at the Singapore Management University on Wednesday 31 August 2016.Students from Singapore planning to study to Switzerland are most welcome to joinIf you are interested to join the event please contact Ms Rebecca Zay firstname.lastname@example.org