The People's Association (PA) and the National Computer Board (NCB) are jointly organising a multimedia project at four community clubs, namely, Bukit Batok, Chong Pang, Marine Parade and Telok Blangah. The schedule for the ...
Singapore, 13 July 1995 | For Immediate Release
The People's Association (PA) and the National Computer Board (NCB) are jointly organising a multimedia project at four community clubs, namely, Bukit Batok, Chong Pang, Marine Parade and Telok Blangah. The schedule for the launch of this project at the four clubs is at Annex 1.
This project aims to promote the use of computers through easy access by tapping on the increasing interest in multimedia applications. "Computers will become very much part of our lives. Making them available in public places such as community clubs would help promote awareness and appreciation of their capabilities among the masses. Those who previously had little or no exposure or access to computers will find this an opportunity to try out and enjoy multimedia applications," said Mr Stephen Yeo, Chief Executive of NCB.
The PA will monitor this pilot project for six months before deciding on the next stage of implementation. "We hope that more members of the public will make full use of these computers. If there is demand for it, PA will consider extendingthe project to other community centers and clubs." said Mr Chang Kim Joo, Deputy Director of Information Systems in the PA.
The Personal Computers (PCs) are found in the reading room or study room of the community club. The reading room or study room offers a comfortable and conducive environment. Membership is open to all residents age 12 and above at annual fees ranging from $10.00 to $36.00. Members can book and use the computers during the operational hours from 9am to 10.00pm. Non- members are also welcome to use the computers.
Each reading room or study room will be equipped with five PCs. These will be 486s, comprising 8 MB RAM, 340MB hard disk, a double speed CD- ROM drive, 14" SVGA monitor, speakers and headphones.
A selection of educational courseware titles will also be made available. The courseware will include local and foreign titles. A few bilingual titles and one trilingual title for students have been included in the initial selection. More titles will also be added for young working adults and others.
The project has drawn keen interest and participation from several companies in the IT industry. The hardware for this project is sponsored by Dell Asia Pacific and the software by Ednovation, Educational Trend, Global Educational Services, Microsoft Singapore and Tech Media.
The four community clubs will also be organising seminars, demonstrations and hands-on sessions on multimedia applications. These will be conducted by companies from the IT industry. The schedule for the seminars and demonstrations will be announced at a later date.
Your reporter and photographer are cordially invited to the first launch of the multimedia project at Bukit Batok community club on Monday, 17 July 1995 at 7.00pm the programme is attached at Annex 2.
For further clarification/information, please contact:
Mrs Kang-Kuda Vidanage S.,
(Tel: 7703 861); and
Mr Chang Kim Joo,
Deputy Director (Information Systems),
(Tel: 3405 234).
ANNEX 1: LAUNCH OF MULTI-MEDIA PROJECT AT COMMUNITY CLUBS
Community Club Launch Date
1 Bukit Batok 17.7.95
2 Chong Pang 7.8.95
3 Marine Parade 20.8.95
4 Telok Blangah 16.9.95
Title Project : The Launching of the Multi-Media Project
Date : Monday, 17 July 1995
Time : 7.00 pm
Guest-of-honour : Dr Ong Chit Chung
MP for Bukit Batok &
Chairman of Bukit Batok Town Council
Proposed Programme :
6.30pm - Arrival of Guess
6.55pm - Arrival of Guest of Honour
7.00pm - Speech by CCMC Chairman
- Speech by Sponsor's Representative
- Speech by Guest-of-Honour
to be followed by Launching of Multi-Media Project
7.25pm - Tea Reception
8.00pm - Demonstration and Hands-on