Wednesday 29 August 2012

Singapore Tops the 9th International Geography Olympiad 2012

Channel NewsAsia, 27 Aug 2012

Singapore students have come out tops in the 9th International Geography Olympiad (iGeo) held in Cologne, Germany.

The team obtained two gold and two silver medals, which put the team first among 32 countries.

This is the second time Singapore is taking part in iGeo.

The gold medalists are Chua De Xun Samuel and Tan Wei Jie Brendan from Raffles Institution (Junior College). Samuel Chua was also the top gold medalist in the 9th iGeo.

The silver medalists are Wesley Chioh from Raffles Institution (Junior College) and Chee You Jin Eugene from Hwa Chong Institution (College).

This annual competition is organised under the auspices of the International Geographical Union, and consists of written, multimedia and fieldwork tests.

Students are expected to have a good knowledge of topics ranging from physical to human geography.

The teams are also required to apply their geographical knowledge and skills in new and unfamiliar contexts, such as carrying out fieldwork on land use in Rheinau Harbour and waterfront development in the Deutz riverfront in Cologne, Germany.

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