There will be two events in Singapore in July/August that OSU would like to share with those in Singapore with their kids this summer
Dates: 17 - 19 July 2013 (Wed – Fri) and 5 - 7 August 2013 (Mon – Wed)
Registration for Camp@Home in Singapore has just opened! For the first time, there will be TWO instalments in the July/Aug period to cater to more kids (between 7 to 12 years old) and the differing travel plans of parents from the US and UK. Camp@Home has been organised twice-yearly by OSU since 2011. It is a 3-day non-residential camp created especially for our overseas Singaporean children to start them on a journey in discovering Singapore’s history and her rich culture and heritage. This includes walking trails, games and interactive activities. It will also include a day in a local primary school to give them a taste of life in a Singapore school – definitely a rich experiential learning journey that’s highly interactive, fun and memorable. Plus the kids get to make new friends from all around the world! Further details and online registration at http://www.overseassingaporean.sg/staying-abroad/children-corner/Camp-at-home .
Dates: 29 – 30 July 2013 (Mon – Tues)
This two-day non-residential camp for youths (aged 15 to 18 years old) gives them an excellent opportunity to explore the grounds of the Singapore Discovery Centre and Army Museum; and get to know about life as a recruit. This includes the opportunity to try their hands at working the SAR-21 rifle simulators, a taste of combat ration and a tour around SAFTI, home of the future leaders of the army. Participants will also be brought on a guided tour at the ISD Heritage Centre to learn about past operations against security threats facing Singapore such as communism and terrorism, and understand the importance of racial and cultural harmony in Singapore’s plural society. Done through a fun and interactive trail, participants will race against each other to complete the given tasks and learn about the history and heritage of Singapore. Further details and online registration at https://www.overseassingaporean.sg/event/index/details/id/229/d/2013-07-29/t/%20Rediscover!%20Home%2029-30%20July .
Please feel free to contact us or OSU with queries about the events. They have also been published to our events calendar.
Also, we do have an OSU representative in town now. His name is
Stanley Leong | Overseas Singaporean Liaison (USA), Overseas Singaporean Unit | National Population and Talent Division, Prime Minister’s Office
He will help take over the representation to the US West Coast from Alberenee Sim, who had previously been handling all of the US, who will now work with the East Coast.
Some of you may recognise him as the former editor for the OSU TouchPoint newsletter.
We hope to see him at many of our future events!