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Tanoto Forestry Information Centre Celebrates 1st Anniversary

The Indonesian archipelago of some 17,000 islands is home to some of the largest forests in the world. According to the Forestry Statistics of Indonesia published by the Ministry of Forestry in September 2013, 52.3% or 99.6 million hectares of Indonesia are forests. Of the 4,000 types of trees found, 267 have high economic value. More than 3.76 million people work in the forestry sector, contributing around USD 21 billion, or 3.5% of Indonesia’s GDP.

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Tanoto Foundation is not only working to improve access to education, but also the quality of education

Tanoto Foundation is not only working to improve access to education, but also the quality of education. Through programmes such as Pelita Guru Mandiri, community teachers report being better equipped, as a Berkeley study showed. Find out more in the Tanoto Foundation 2015 report at http://ow.ly/Gs1q3068fSK 

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Visit to Kerinci by Catholic Junior College Students: Interview with Timothy Koh & Nicholas Wong

A group of students from Singapore’s Catholic Junior College visited Kerinci, the heart of APRIL’s operations, as a reward of their winning entry at the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s CUBE 2015 competition. Inside RGE catches up with Timothy Koh & Nicholas Wong as they reflect on their 3D/2N trip.

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APRIL’s PaperOne Helps CUBE Participants Bring Ideas to Life

From a quiet neighborhood in the 1980s, Buona Vista is today a thriving suburb that boasts bioscience, technology and media research hubs, the Asia campus of French business school Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), and an up-and-coming Asia headquarters for pharmaceutical giant GSK, all while maintaining a link to nature and heritage through the historical Rail Corridor.

Singapore youths at this year’s CUBE, or Challenge for the Urban and Built Environment, were given the challenge of developing the Buona Vista node as a vibrant business and lifestyle gateway with dynamic community spaces.

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Sukanto Tanoto Website

Sukanto Tanoto is a visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the Founder and Chairman of Royal Golden Eagle (RGE), which manages a global group of companies in resources manufacturing. Tanoto is also the co-founder of Tanoto Foundation, a philanthropy that aims to improve lives by alleviating poverty.