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Group Members: Roles: Clare Marie Chan Mun Leng Leader Jessa Gan Wan Zhen Recorder Sheffield Lok Yu Chen Encourager Gabriel Lim Zong Yi Questioner Damian Kiew Jian ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Social Studies Project

Social Studies Project PowerPoint
Presentation 2009
The Merlions
  • Group Members Roles
  • Clare Marie Chan Mun Leng Leader
  • Jessa Gan Wan Zhen Recorder
  • Sheffield Lok Yu Chen Encourager
  • Gabriel Lim Zong Yi Questioner
  • Damian Kiew Jian Wei Noise-Controller

  • We are planning a trip from Singapore to Zagreb,
    Croatia for a family of 2 adults and 2 children
    with a budget of SGD10 000 . This 10 000 will
    include the air fare, accommodation, food,
    shopping, entrance fees and tips.

Facts About Croatia
Name Croatia Capital Zagreb
Total Land Area 56,542 sq km
Population 4,491,543 Currency
Kuna Year of
Independence 1991
Location of Croatia
Europe (white)
Croatia (orange)
Croatia is a central European country.
Our Budget
Expense Items Amount (S)
Air Fare (Singapore to Croatia 2-way) 6000
Accommodation 1000
Food 1000
Shopping 1700
Tips 150
Entrance Fees 150
Total 10000
  • Croats and other Slavs settled on the east coast
    of Adriatic Sea and the Pannonain lands in the
    early 7th century, forming two principalities,
    Dalmatia and Pannonia.
  • In 1102, Croatia entered into a personal union
    with the Kingdom of Hungary.
  • In 1991, Croatia proclaimed independence after
    holding the first democratic elections in the
  • Croatia was recognised on 15 January 1992 by the
    European Union and the United nations. The first
    country to recognise Croatia was Iceland on 19
    December 1991.

Cultures and Festivals
Radar Festival
  • Many different foods are found in Croatia because
    its varied climate and landscape and the cuisine
    is influenced by that of neighbouring countries.
  • Croatia has many festivals such as Radar
    Festival, Zagrebfest, Zadarfest, Dora, Croatian
    Radio Festival and many more.

Places of Interest
  • Some places of interest in Croatia
  • Dubrovnik a city where the streets are made of
    glistening white marble.
  • Hvar Town Theres a seaside promenade for a
    great afternoon stroll by the sea of Croatia, and
    the Croatian Island is a paradise for all who
    travel there.
  • Korcula Town It is a filled with clay-top
    houses and is one of the most charming peninsula
    towns in Croatia.

Places of Interest
  • Rouvinj Town an authentic fishing port of
    Croatia and Instrian in its nature.
  • Split City The second-largest urban centre in
    Croatia, and the seat of Split-Dalmatia County.
    The city is situated on the shores of the
    Mediterranean, more specifically the eastern
    Adriatic Sea. Diocletians Palace sits at the
    Heart of Split, the city built by a Roman Emperor
    a few thousand years ago.

Sports and Partipation in the Olympic Games
  • The sports that Croatia participated in the
    Summer Olympic Games are
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Rowing
  • Shooting
  • Swimming
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Water Polo
  • Weightlifting

Altogether, Croatia has won 17 medals (gold,
silver, bronze) at the Summer Olympic Games since
1992. In 1992, they competed at the Summer
Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain for the first
time as an independent nation.
Sports and Partipation in the Olympic Games
  • So far, The Croatia National Handball Team has
    been showcasing well. They have came in first in
    the 2003 World Mens Handball Championship
  • The Croatia National Handball Team jersey also
    differs from when they are playing in Croatia
    (Home) or other countries (Away)

Sports and Partipation in the Olympic Games
Croatias Medal Tally for the Summer Olympics
since 1992
Sports and Partipation in the Olympic Games
  • In the recent 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing,
    China, Croatia went home with 2 Silver medals and
    3 Bronze medals

  • Primary education in Croatia starts at the age of
    six or seven and consists of eight grades. In
    2007, a law was passed to increase free but not
    compulsory education until eighteen years of age.
    Compulsory education consists of eight grades (
    Elementary School ) Secondary education is
    provided by gymnasiums and vocational schools.
  • Some schools in Croatia teach English in the
    first grade, but commonly, they are taught
    English in the fourth or fifth grade.

  • Croatia has seven universities, the University of
    Zagreb, University of Split, University of
    Rijeka, University of Osijek, University of
    Zadar, University of Dubrovnik and the University
    of Pula.
  • The University of Zadar, the first University in
    Croatia, was founded in 1396 and remained active
    until 1807, when other institutions of higher
    education took over until the foundation of the
    renewed University of Zadar in 2002.
  • The University of Zagreb, founded in 1669, is the
    oldest continuously operating University in
    South-eastern Europe. There are also polytechnic
    higher education institutions.

Sources of Information
  • Books
  • The-fun-to-learn Picture Atlas
  • Webpages

For Your Kind Attention!