It's time to catch up on what you've missed this week.
Happy Wednesday! Have you been too busy getting back into the rhythm of school that you have not been able to keep up with what’s happening in the world? Well do not worry because I’ve got you covered with the five things that you might have missed.
Exactly one year ago, Singapore’s founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew , passed away at the age of 91 due to severe pneumonia. During the week of national mourning (Mar 23-29), Singaporeans braved massive queues, rain and exhaustion to pay their respects to our first Prime Minister.
Today, there are activities and art pieces being set up island-wide in honour of Mr Lee’s first death anniversary.
It was a day for the history books on Monday (Mar 21) as President Barak Obama and his family landed in Havana, Cuba. This was the first time any American president has made a trip to Cuba since 1928.
Obama is meeting Cuba’s president, President Raul Castro, to discuss trade and political reform. He added that he hoped the trip would help lay out a brighter future for the county.
There was a lot of buzz surrounding the news that Twitter was considering increasing their current tweet limit of 140 characters to 10,000 characters. The news was met with users celebrating and condemning it.
However, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appeared on The Today Show on Friday to say that Twitter is planning to keep their 140 character limit because they believe that it is a good constraint and allows users to be brief.
Did you hear that Singapore is thinking about creating a form of our identity cards the size of little chips that we can insert into our phones? Our writer Kristen explored this piece of news and the different reactions that Singaporeans had to the idea.
This week, Eve decided to discover how dirty are smartphones really are and came to the shocking conclusion that they can actually harbor 18 times more germs than a public toilet seat!
So there you have it! Leave a comment below if you think we missed anything else this week.
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