Warm welcome in Singapore

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2011-04_langkawi-singapore (15).JPGSalina got 6 on the 11th of April
Copy of 2011-04-14_singapore_swissnex_ntu_0003.JPGWe just made it in time for the presentation and panel discussion at the NTU University Singapore.
Together with our two additional crew members Michael and Dominique we finally made it safe to Singapore, Raffles Marina.Thanks to Raffles Marina we have a place for the expedition boat and can do our activities in Singapur efficently!
As soon as we were cleared in we had a warm welcome and a birthday party for Salina organized by the family Preisig and Steiner. Our present for Salina was to pull her up to the top of the mast…
2011-04_langkawi-singapore (184).JPGThanks to Chris Ngoi, the TOPtoTOP Ambassador to Singapore, swissnex, SwissPro and GSTS for organizing the event at the NTU. Many thanks go also to Prof. Bertil Andersson, NTU President-Designate and Swiss Ambassador Joerg Al. Reding for the introduction, as well as to the panel discussion participants Marco Preisig (SwissPro), Christophe Inglin (Managing Director-Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd), Subodh Mhaisalkar (Executive Director-Energy Research Institute @ NTU), Joachim Luther (CEO-Solar Energy Research Institute Singapore) and Andreas Schaffer (Sustainability Director – Earth Observatory of Singapore).
Good News from Hanna Law regarding the pencil project in Nepal:
„Hi Dario! Hope all goes well! I’ve just been successful in getting a grant to send the coloured pencils to Nepal… what’s more, Rotary Foundation is going to give us extra funds to expand the project, so we will send colouring in books along with the pencils and sharpeners! At long last!! :-)”
„Hi Dario, received an email today from The Rotary Foundation. They are giving us the extra funding we have requested. Cheque should arrive in about 10 days (after Easter), so we should be ready to ship in about 2 weeks time. I have found a carrier (Baggage Masters), who have reasonable rates, so it’s all good. Hope all is well with you and the family! :-)”
craterman-samoa_toptotop.jpegSmall world!
Michael Hammarer (our book publisher) sent us this picture from his friend Rafael. He is on a journey around the world and saw our TOPtoTOP board in Samoa….

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