Sino Junior Reporter Programme

Walking down the sunny main street of Tai O, the emerald green hills and village houses on one side, and the famed stilt houses standing over the bright-blue sea on the other side is captivating.
In modern-day Singapore, national heritage is often perceived, especially by the young, as an heirloom that is not very impressive and is to be put aside uncared for until the time is right to pass it on to the next generation to do the same.
Gone are the times where trishaws traversed the narrow unpaved streets that once characterised Singapore. Long missed are the days where city lights did not dim the glow of the stars that spanned across the night sky.
As we constantly strive for the contemporary in the 21st century, we should not forget the rich historical values and evocative stories behind our local heritage.
As Singapore’s 50th birthday draws closer, still standing strong are the buildings that have long been present before the country even came to independence.
For most Singaporean youth today, history and heritage are merely the stuff of Social Studies textbooks. They are dilapidated buildings, dust and decay, and the faded beauty of glory days long past.
A student competition has given much food for thought about history and what it means to us.
Sino Junior Reporter Programme gives students an insight into Singapore’s history.
Alice Ip, Executive Director of Sino Group, presents the grand prize award to Tina Ko
Top student journalists were honoured on Saturday at the Sino Junior Reporter Programme 2014 Presentation Ceremony at Skyline Tower in Kowloon Bay.
At the end of the first session students had a good overview of journalism and the Sino Group's environmental programmes.
Writing skills are usually the most difficult to acquire in a foreign language. Getting some help from experienced journalists is a great opportunity, and this is what happened to close to 30 students who joined the Sino Junior Reporter Programme held in cooperation with Young Post.