February 29, 2024

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AR Trail Highlights Heartland Culture, Heritage in Singapore 

A first-of-its-kind curated Augmented Reality trail was recently launched tag as the “Heartland Gems @ South West Augmented Reality (AR) Trail” in collaboration with the South West Community Development Council (CDC), SG Digital Office (SDO), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Corporate Alliance for Good Ltd (CAforGood), and LDR Technology Pte Ltd in support with the Digital for Life (DfL) movement.

This programme aims to inspire locals to develop new digital skills while appreciating the rich history, culture, and heritage of the heartland.

By marrying the old with the new, we have created an engaging and novel way to experience and enjoy local history, culture, and heritage through smart technology. Families from the young to the old can have fun together exploring the sights and sounds of our Bukit Gombak gems – turning what used to be familiar before, into interesting discoveries.

– Low Yen Ling, Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and Ministry of Trade and Industry and Mayor of South West District

The minister added that the initiative offers a platform for introducing technology to those who are less computer literate. Singapore can foster greater digital inclusion by building secure and enjoyable learning environments where everyone may take advantage of technology. By participating in, appreciating, and co-creating the AR historical paths together, the communities get closer.

Fifteen outstanding picturesque locations, including Little Guilin and the Neighborhood Food Centre, are part of the first route at Bukit Gombak. Residents can learn interesting facts and history about the locations and the stories of the hawkers and merchants using AR on the Locomole app and QR codes placed strategically along the trails. They can also play minigames at various locations and take amusing photos with 3D AR objects.

A group of SIT students created the heart-shaped logo, which incorporates neighbourhood abstracts and street iconography and has a QR code included. These students also contributed to the creation of some of the content for the Locomole app’s AR trails.

Additionally, the SDO made use of its network of Digital Ambassadors and young volunteers from ITE College West and the Boys’ Brigade to teach the less tech-savvy elderly and citizens how to use the AR and QR codes necessary for the activity. Approximately 25 older citizens from social service organisations were among the trail’s first visitors.

The partnership is another illustration of the 3Ps’ (Private, Public, and People) successful application. To encourage more Singaporeans to embrace digital as a lifetime endeavour and to use digital technologies to improve their lives, the project intends to inspire like-minded partners to come forward and Play-a-Part in co-creating important initiatives like this.

On the other hand, SIT is excited to be a part of this effort to develop a Smart Heritage model in Singapore by utilising augmented and virtual reality to collect and present historical events. Combining digital and physical encounters that can bring local history to life.

Meanwhile, OpenGov Asia earlier reported the attraction of a project called “Adapting Waterfronts: Postcards from the future, Singapore 2122” -an interactive installation that examines the effects of climate change and sea-level rise 100 years from now. The exhibition includes “Postcards from the Future” that were created by scientists, architects, and artists and show how sea-level rise will be adapted in the twenty-first century. This includes a component of a guided tour that uses an AR installation to visualise location-based changes over time at locations, bringing the past, present, and future to life.

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Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

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CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

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SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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