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Volunteer for SingaporeConnect's National Day Celebrations

E-mail sent by Singapore, Friday, August 2nd, 2013 @ 11:42pm


Would you be interested to volunteer your assistance at SingaporeConnect's National Day Celebrations?

We would need help with setup (arranging the tables, tablecloths and chairs, arranging the potluck food brought in, distributing the drinks, utensils, and plates), clean-up, running the swimming competition, and the art competition. 

Please reply to if you can assist. 

Thank you.
The SingaporeConnect Committee

Singapore's 48th National Day Celebrations

  • Saturday, September 14th, 2013 at 3pm - 6pm
    Location: Sofitel San Francisco

    To Singaporean SingaporeConnect members,…

Full Moon Paddle

  • Monday, August 19th, 2013 at 7pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Elkhorn Slough

    This could be an experience of a lifetime. Kayak in the smooth waters of Elkhorn Slough (this…

San Francisco Street Food Festival

  • Saturday, August 17th, 2013 at 11am - 1pm
    Location: San Francisco, CA

    Mark your calendar for the Street Food Festival. Last year we purchased a group package and…

OBS Adventure Challenge South Africa

  • Monday, November 25th, 2013 (all day)
    Location: South Africa
    OBS Adventure Challenge 2013

Cool off with an Hawaiian Shaved Ice

  • Sunday, June 9th, 2013 at 5pm - 7pm
    Location: Kopitiam Cafe


    Summer's here! Cool down and mingle with your fellow SingaporeConnect members…

Camps: Get to know NS, SAR21; spend a day in a Singapore Primary School

E-mail sent by Singapore, Friday, May 31st, 2013 @ 11:51pm

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 .


Rediscover 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!%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!

Rediscover Home

  • Monday, July 29th, 2013 (all day)
    Location: Singapore

    This two-day non-residential camp for youths (aged 15 to 18 years old) gives them an excellent…


  • Monday, August 5th, 2013 (all day)
    Location: Singapore

    Dates: 17 - 19 July 2013 (Wed – Fri) and 5 - 7 August  2013 (Mon – Wed) 
    Registration for…


  • Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 (all day)
    Location: Singapore

    Dates: 17 - 19 July 2013 (Wed – Fri) and 5 - 7 August  2013 (Mon – Wed) 
    Registration for…

"More career opportunities in Singapore"

E-mail sent by Singapore, Friday, May 17th, 2013 @ 6:14pm


We know most of you are happily in the Bay Area and want to keep in touch with Singaporeans here. But if you are ever considering or interested in opportunities for your next career move in Singapore, Contact Singapore is around for that eventuality.  A short list of employers that they have worked in include:

Employers currently hiring include:

  • Finance          – GIC, HSBC, Stanchart
  • Consulting              - Gallup, McKinsey
  • Electronics              – Qualcomm, Applied Materials, Broadcom
  • Oil & Gas                – Shell
  • Biomedical Sciences      – Lonza, Paraxel
  • IT                       – Accenture, IBM
  • Public Service          - MFA, MTI and more.

Here's an updated brochure that you can find on our web site.
Careers@Home (Apr2013).pdf

League of the San Francisco Consular Corps Consular Gala

  • Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 6:30pm - 10pm
    Location: Mark Hopkins InterContinental Hotel San Francisco

    SingaporeConnect would like to invite our members to join Mrs Julie Chin, wife of the…

Tomorrow's City Today: The Future of Livable Cities in the Pacific Rim

  • Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 6pm - 7:30pm
    Location: Asia Society, Bechtel Conference Room, 500 Washington St.

    Registration Link to Buy Tickets:

Dish Hike and Bak Kut Teh Dinner Picnic

  • Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 3pm - 7pm
    Location: Tressider Union Parking Lot

    2013-04 Dish Hike and Kopitiam Food

    Hope you are well…

    • 9 people attended

Floating on a Malayan Breeze: Travels in Malaysia and Singapore -- Author Visit

  • Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    Location: Daniel and Nancy Okimoto Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd floor, East Wing, 616 Serra St. Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305.

    Singaporean Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh had spent the last six years putting a book together – his…

Meet Singapore Poly study trip students!

  • Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 6:30pm - 9pm
    Location: Sweet Tomatoes, 1210 Kifer Rd, Sunnyvale

    A year of planning has gone into this opportunity of a lifetime: a hand-selected group of 35…

Experience Old Singapore through Moh Chan Cake House, Kovan Coffeeshop

  • Sunday, March 17th, 2013 at 6pm - 9pm
    Location: Pacific Film Archive Theater, Berkeley
    Royston Tan / Special Presentations / Singapore / 2012 / 77 mins / Mandarin with English subtitles…

Singaporean Film Writer: Roystan Tan: 881

  • Sunday, March 17th, 2013 at 7:30pm - 10pm
    Location: Pacific Film Archive Theater, Berkeley
    Register at:

    Royston Tan / Special…

Singaporean Film Writer: Roystan Tan: Shiwu

  • Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 at 7pm - 9pm
    Location: Pacific Film Archive Theater, Berkeley

    Please register at:

    Royston Tan / Special…

SEA CHANGE: Southeast Asia's Place in the World

  • Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at 1pm - 7pm
    Location: 584 Capistrano Way Stanford, CA 94305

    You may be interested in the above…


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