Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam was elected as President in the Presidential Election on 27 August 2011. He was sworn in as the seventh President of Singapore on 1 September 2011. Learn more about his roles and responsibilities >>Read More
His Excellency Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez, President of the Republic of Panama, was in Singapore for a State Visit at the invitation of President Tony Tan Keng Yam on 22 April 2016. President Varela is accompanied by First Lady Mdm Lorena Castillo de Varela, and a delegation including Ministers and senior officials.
To mark the first anniversary of the passing of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Mrs Mary Tan took part in a tree-planting activity at the Istana on 19 March 2016 to remember the late Mr Lee for his contributions towards building Singapore into a Garden City. In this photo, President and Mrs Tan are scooping soil to plant the Tembusu tree, a favourite of Mr Lee's. Mr Wong Tuan Wah, Director of the Conservation Division, NParks, is next to Mrs Tan.
President Tony Tan Keng Yam, together with Jessica Tan (Managing Director, Microsoft Singapore), Jeff Bullwinkel (Associate General Counsel and Director of Corporate, External & Legal Affairs, Microsoft Asia Pacific & Japan) and Bin Ru Tan (Director of Customer, Partner & Field Operations for Asia Pacific, Japan & India, Microsoft Asia Pacific), launched the President's Challenge 2016 at the Microsoft Singapore's 'We Tech Care 2016' event at the JTC LaunchPad@one-north on 12 March 2016. This year's 'We Tech Care', held in support of President's Challenge 2016 - saw Microsoft rallying the startup community at JTC LaunchPad@one-north, non-profit organisations, and Microsoft partners and employees to showcase the power of technology to create a smarter and more inclusive Singapore.
President Tony Tan Keng Yam visited the Changi Naval Base on 2 March 2016 and was given a briefing on the Navy's frigate and submarine programmes. The commissioning of the first Formidable-class Frigate (RSS Formidable) in 2007 marked a significant milestone in the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)'s transformation into a highly sophisticated and networked maritime force. Since then, the RSN's six frigates have been deployed around the world in numerous operations and exercises. In this photo, President is given a Line of Honour welcome on the flight deck of the RSS Steadfast, one of the frigates in the Navy's arsenal of equipment.
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