Project Sukacita Marks 5th-Anniversary Milestone

Project Sukacita Marks 5th-Anniversary Milestone

Project Sukacita—a student-initiated, student-led community service project—celebrated its 5th anniversary by doing what it does best: Serving the local community in Pangkalan Kerinci. Pangkalan Kerinci, or Kerinci as it’s fondly known, was twenty five years ago a mere village of 200 dwellings whose inhabitants were either fishermen or illegal loggers. Today, there are more than […]

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

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.  Inside RGE: Can you share your top […]

APRIL’s PaperOne Helps CUBE Participants Bring Ideas to Life

APRIL’s PaperOne Helps CUBE Participants Bring Ideas to Life

From a quiet neighborhood in the 1980s, Buona Vista is today a thriving suburb in Singapore 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 […]

[Guest Blog] Indonesian Students at National University of Singapore Embark on Community Service Trip to East Java

[Guest Blog] Indonesian Students at National University of Singapore Embark on Community Service Trip to East Java

My name is Steven Nilam, and I come from Medan in the province of North Sumatra, Indonesia. Even though I’ve lived in Singapore for 8 years, I’ve never forgotten my roots and in fact through my voluntary work throughout my studies in Singapore, I’ve started to grow my passion for giving back to the community. […]

RAPP Wins Best Private Booth at Pelalawan Expo 2016

RAPP Wins Best Private Booth at Pelalawan Expo 2016

A fusion of culture, nature and technology greeted visitors at APRIL subsidiary Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper (RAPP)’s booth at the Pelalawan Expo 2016, the regency’s largest annual event. The Expo celebrated the cultural, ecological and economic vibrancy of Pelalawan.  Show attendees were invited to learn from expert batik makers from RAPP’s community development programme, […]

Breaking Records and Boundaries: Tanoto Scholars Gathering 2016

Breaking Records and Boundaries: Tanoto Scholars Gathering 2016

A double record-breaker. The annual Tanoto Scholars Gathering, held in Indonesia and Singapore, saw record turnouts for both events. Tanoto Scholars gathered for a series of bonding and networking activities. Tanoto Scholars Gathering in Indonesia Also known by its acronym TSG, the August 16-19, 2016 event in Pangkalan Kerinci, Sumatra, Indonesia, received 290 Tanoto Scholars […]

A Closer Look at the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) Project

A Closer Look at the Restorasi Ekosistem Riau (RER) Project

Heard of the RER (Restorasi Ekosistem Riau) project? It is a collaborative project aimed at restoring and conserving ecologically important peat forest areas in Indonesia’s Kampar Peninsula. Spanning 150,000 hectares, the area was previously either mostly deforested or degraded peatland. APRIL Group established the RER project in 2013 as multi-year commitment to protecting, assessing, restoring and […]