Ma, why are you crying? I am just going overseas to work for a few weeks. I have to go Ma, there is a branch opening. You can still call me everyday. You can see me everyday too. Everything’s just buttons away! The world is an INTER-CONNECTED place. Don’t worry ma!
Celebrating IFD <ul><li>International Friendship Day is a day dedicated to the understanding of Singapore's relations with neighboring countries and beyond. </li></ul><ul><li>Nurture the spirit of friendship and collaboration among different people. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the importance of good relations with our neighbors and beyond. </li></ul>
“ NO MAN IS AN ISLAND” <ul><li>There is inter-dependency in the world. Ties are built. </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore’s involvement: membership in many international organizations such as ASEAN and the United Nations. </li></ul><ul><li>This year Singapore will be hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) from 14 to 26 August 2010. </li></ul>
Forging friendship with the Danes Our school’s YOG Twin Country: Denmark
Denmark is in Europe, a relatively small country of just 43,094 square kilometers with a population of 5.4 million people.
Denmark at a glance <ul><li>Capital: Copenhagen </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: Danish krone </li></ul><ul><li>Languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic, German, English </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: Evangelical Lutheran (91%), Roman Catholic (2%), Others (7%) </li></ul><ul><li>Climate: coldest month (February - 0°C),warmest (July-17°C). Rain in Denmark comes on a regular basis year-round, Snow is rare. </li></ul>
Danish Pastry Danish Pastry is in Danish called Wienerbrød, Viennese bread. In Denmark, it has been known since 1840 . In Denmark, it is served during kaffeborde , a gathering where coffee is served with currant buns, Danish pastry, sponge cake, layer cake and biscuits.
Sports Lifestyle <ul><li>Copenhagen Denmark hosted the 121 st IOC session and XIII Olympic Congress in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Copenhagen Olympic Festival turned Copenhagen into a city of sport and fun. Highlight includes Copenhagen Bike Tour. </li></ul>
Danish Bicycle Culture <ul><li>Copenhagen was recently named the world’s most liveable city. </li></ul><ul><li>Key features being the multitude of bikes rather than cars in the streets. </li></ul><ul><li>Cities around the world are now looking to Copenhagen as a model for their own urban bicycle traffic. </li></ul><ul><li>Denmark is a bike </li></ul>
Denmark – The Sustainable City <ul><li>In Denmark a lot of people strive to create a better environment by developing new and greener ways of living, greener transportation, town planning etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Denmark is for instance well known for its great wind mill production and Copenhagen is famous for its biking . </li></ul>
<ul><li>Denmark hosted the UN Climate Summit in 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>The country itself works hard to be a model within environmental </li></ul><ul><li>care and transition to sustainable energy. </li></ul>Globes designed by various artists, students, schools and organisations in Denmark. It was for the Green Summit which was held in Denmark in 2009. The sculptures were displayed in many public areas such as the town square, parks, airport and subway stations.
<ul><li>Danish trade and industry are already extremely active on the world market with equipment for water purification, air filtration, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The Danish wind turbine industry is the largest in the world. </li></ul>
Famous Danes H.C._Andersen mostly known for his fairy tales and children's books. 'The Little Mermaid' probably being his most famous work. He lived 1805-75 and began to publish his books in 1829. Other works by H. C. Andersen are 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier', 'The Snow Queen', 'The Swineherd' and 'The Nightingale'.
Famous Danes Peter_Schmeichel is one of the best Danish goalkeepers ever. He begun his career in 1963 and also played many years for Manchester United.
Famous Danes Jørn_Utzon 1918, is the brain behind the opera house in Sydney. He has also build private residences, the Nation Assembly Building in Kuwait (1971-1983) and Bagsværd Church in Copenhagen, 1976.
Famous Danes AQUA is the Danish group who came together in the name of the newest trend in music; a mixture of pop and dance rhythms. Today their music is being played all over the world and the group has won several prices for their music.
Famous Danes Lars_Ulrich from Metallica. He is one of the absolutely most famous drum players living. He more or less formed Metallica back in 1980/81 and he and the band had their first show in 1982. If there is time a treat for you guys to watch: Drum Solo