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Best Restaurant Survey Results are Out

E-mail sent by Singapore, Sunday, September 16th, 2012 @ 7:48pm

The SingaporeConnect web site has been updated with a page with the results of our 2012 Best Restaurant (Singaporean/Malaysian/Indonesian) Survey:
2012 Survey on Best Restaurants in the Bay Area

The next event is a member-led hike in Half Moon Bay this coming Saturday.

An easy way to review past event descriptions and photos is at this table. Like to see an event? Review the Wiki for a detailed list of past events and take a look at the event guide on how you can get more with SingaporeConnect.

Easy hike/get-together at Half Moon Bay

  • Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 at 3:30pm - 7:30pm
    Location: Quarry Park, CA

    Photos

    This is an easy hike amidst beautiful scenery. It will be led by a member…

Is anyone interested to help organise a BBQ and hike in the Half Moon Bay area?

E-mail sent by Singapore, Saturday, September 8th, 2012 @ 3:55pm

Hi,

We have a member who is interested in organising a hike in the Half Moon Bay area, on Sept 22 (Sat), and knows of a good spot which has BBQ pits. We're looking for a member to help co-lead the event with her, in particular someone who can help organise a BBQ to augment the hike. We can do a conference call to discuss details (like a sample shopping list for the BBQ and other utensils to bring). If you're interested, please reply back to singaporeconnect@gmail.com.

The event plan is likely to be a hike first in the morning followed by a BBQ lunch. The hike will be free while the BBQ will have a fee of around $10 to cover the costs of the ingredients. 

We hope you can help make this event a reality and volunteer to help organise it. Thank you!
 

Three events coming up this Labor Day weekend!

E-mail sent by Singapore, Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 @ 10:41pm

Friday 8/31: OSU Event with Philip Yeo:
Sofitel Hotel


"Dubbed as the man with a vision for the future of Singapore, join us for An Evening With Mr Philip Yeo, Chairman of SPRING Singapore and SingBridge International Pte Ltd, as he shares interesting personal anecdotes and his journey in shaping Singapore’s economic development and nation-building efforts. This is a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with Mr Yeo, to hear his take on the trajectory of growth in the biomedical sciences arena and technopreneurship in Singapore. Join us for a pleasant evening and get to meet and mingle with Singaporeans at the event."

Please register at OSU's link.

Sunday 9/2: MPBA Hawker Festival:
Sunnyvale Baylands Park

MPBA has sold out of this event, but we still have 7 tickets at $26 (+credit card handling fee) available. Come for some open-air lunch feasting with a variety of Malaysian cuisine. At least one of our members will be preparing Kueh Lapis and Kueh Bingka at the event! Also... Kopitiam Cafe will be serving their popular Teh Ais (iced milk tea) and Kopi Ais (iced coffee) at no additional charge! 

Monday 9/3: SingaporeConnect Hike and Lunch:
San Mateo Crystal Springs


This is an easy (flat) 1.5 hr hike starting where Crystal Springs meets Skyline in San Mateo. At the end of the hike, we'll have a dim sum lunch at the Champagne Seafood Restaurant. You can register for either portion. This event is organised by one of our members. Come join us for some scenery, exercise, food, and maybe even shopping. Photos from the last hike on 8/18 are here.

Events coming up

E-mail sent by Singapore, Saturday, August 11th, 2012 @ 4:12pm

8/12/12 National Day Celebrations

For those going to tomorrow's National Day event, we look forward to seeing you there to celebrate Singapore's 47th National Day, perhaps dressed in red and white?

A friendly reminder, please be respectful to the Consulate-General when he makes his speech and mind your conversations. Here's a set of photos and a video from last year's event where you can see how hard it was for the MCs to get hall quiet enough.
http://www.singaporeconnect.org/item/310153


8/18/12 Little Red Dot at SF Food Festival

Come support one of our members whose company will be at the SF Food Festival. We're running a sign-up for those going so we can buy a group passport for food to get a bulk discount.
http://www.singaporeconnect.org/item/310142 


8/18/12 Hike and Organ Recital 

This event is organised by one of your members, and co-held with the Indonesian Professionals Association, so you'll have a chance to meet more friendly people. Before the hike, consider going to the SF Street Food Festival, but you also have an alternate Dim Sum lunch choice with IPA.

Please sign up at: http://www.singaporeconnect.org/item/310142 for the Food Festival group passport - by Aug 16.
and at: http://www.singaporeconnect.org/item/315871 for the hike.


8/31/12 An Evening with Mr Philip Yeo

The speaker's name should be familiar to most of you. And let's not forget "Buffet dinner will be served". You'll have to sign up on the Overseas Singaporean Unit (OSU)'s link, which can be found via our event page at:
http://www.singaporeconnect.org/item/315737


9/2/12 Malaysian Hawker Food Festival

More food! Come support our friends across the straits at this Malaysian Professionals Business Association event. There is a big discount you can get by signing up on our page such that we'll buy a "10 tickets for $260" group package, i.e. $26/adult. We have already one group of ten formed! The usual price is $35/adult. Please sign up by Aug 16.
http://www.singaporeconnect.org/item/315099


9/3/12 Hike, Eat, and Shop at San Mateo

While it's still summer, how about another hike in the beautiful hills around Crystal Spring and Skyline? This is also a member-led event, so come support her in her quest to get fit after all the good food in the prior events. A Dim Sum lunch follows.
http://www.singaporeconnect.org/item/313610


Restaurant Food Survey

And don't forget our "Best Restaurants Survey". 
Visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/VTR7GX9 to take the new 2012 survey.
The winner might be the location for our next set of mixers!

Hike and Organ Recital in SF with views of the Golden Gate Bridge

  • Saturday, August 18th, 2012 at 2pm - 5pm
    Location: Legion of Honor, SF

    Event Photos: 2012-08 SF Hike



    Please join us for an afternoon of hiking…

OSU Event: An Evening with Mr Philip Yeo

  • Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Hotel Sofitel

National Day Celebrations by Singapore Consulate General

  • Sunday, August 12th, 2012 at 3pm - 5pm
    Location: Hotel Sofitel

    Dear Members,

MPBA 3rd Annual Malaysian Hawker Food Festival

  • Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 at 12pm - 3pm
    Location: Sunnyvale Baylands Park (999 E Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94088)

    Photos: 2012-09 MPBA Hawker Festival

    If you're into Malaysian food, MPBA's Hawker…

Participate in our Survey for best Singaporean, Malaysian, and Indonesian Restaurant

E-mail sent by Singapore, Saturday, August 4th, 2012 @ 8:20pm

Hi,

In 2009, SingaporeConnect ran a survey of Bay Area Restaurants with a Singaporean, Malaysian, or Indonesian focus. We had 38 responses which were quite revealing indeed.

Let's do a 2012 survey and see how things fare - there have been some new restaurants (and actually, quite a few of the restaurants in the 2009 survey are no longer open).

The survey is at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VTR7GX9

So far there have been 31 responses. With a few more, the results should be interesting!

Results from the 2009 survey are at:


http://www.singaporeconnect.org/pages/survey-on-best-singapore-restaurants

Thank you.

8/12/12: Singapore National Day Celebration by Singapore Consulate-General

E-mail sent by Singapore, Saturday, August 4th, 2012 @ 8:12pm

Dear Members,

We would like to broadcast this message to our Singaporean members and families regarding the National Day Celebration held by the Singapore Consulate-General in San Francisco. Please note the sign-up closes on Monday, Aug 6.

Please send the RSVP's for the National Day Event by the Singapore Consulate-General at San Francisco via email to: singcg_sfo@sgmfa.gov.sg
(please note to include the information requested below.)

Please do not send RSVPs to SingaporeConnect.

 

Enclosed:
__________________________________________________________

Dear fellow Singaporean,

The Singapore Consulate-General in San Francisco invites you and your immediate family to join us in celebrating Singapore's 47th National Day over high tea. There will be a special program and activities that are different from last year’s. Come catch up with old friends, meet new ones and win attractive prizes by participating in special activities that we have planned for you.

When: SUNDAY, 12 AUGUST 2012, from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm 
Where: HOTEL SOFITEL, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065

Attire: SMART CASUAL

 

We look forward to seeing you there and share in the Singapore spirit. 
 

To ensure your space, please RSVP NO LATER THAN MONDAY, 6 AUGUST 2012 with the following information:-

 

 


Name

NRIC

Email

Contact Number

Occupation (Professional / Student / Other)

City & State of residence


  
  
  
  
  
Separately, please note that the Singapore Consulate-General in San Francisco will be closed on Thursday, 9th August 2012 in observance of National Day. 

Singapore Consulate-General 
San Francisco

8/4/12 (Sat): Celebrate National Day over Laksa Yong Tau Fu

E-mail sent by Singapore, Monday, July 30th, 2012 @ 12:20am

Celebrate National Day over Laksa Yong Tau Fu

Open to all SgConnect families and friends of Singapore - a Singapore kopi-tiam-style breakfast experience in Milpitas!

For our next monthly Brunch experience at Kopitiam, we are serving a very special Singapore fare; Laksa Yong Tau Fu with traditional kaya toast and free flow of teh tarik and kopi.   Some feedback we have received: "I enjoy meeting so many warm and friendly people", "the food is comfort food and reminds me of Singapore hawker centers", ....  So come and join us at the next Brunch and celebrate Singapore's National Day with Singaporean treats and special give-aways. 

Register at:

http://www.singaporeconnect.org

 

When: August 4th (Sat), 10am to Noon

Where: Kopitiam Cafe at 1535, Landess Avenue, Milpitas, CA

Brunch Set Menu:

Laksa Yong Tau Fu

Kaya-toast

Refillable kopi and teh tarik (coffee and tea)

$10

Let's Hike, Eat, Shop in San Mateo on Labor Day

  • Monday, September 3rd, 2012 at 10am - 6pm
    Location: San Mateo

    Photos: 2012-09 San Mateo Hike 

    Hike,…

Singapore National Day at Sofitel Registration

E-mail sent by Singapore, Friday, July 20th, 2012 @ 6:37am

Please send the RSVP's for the National Day Event by the Singapore Consulate-General at San Francisco via email to:
singcg_sfo@sgmfa.gov.sg

Please do not send RSVPs to SingaporeConnect.

Celebrate Singapore's 47th National Day with the Singapore Consulate-General

E-mail sent by Singapore, Friday, July 20th, 2012 @ 6:33am

Dear Members,

We would like to broadcast this message to our Singaporean members and families regarding the National Day Celebration held by the Singapore Consulate-General in San Francisco. 

Enclosed:
__________________________________________________________

Dear fellow Singaporean,

The Singapore Consulate-General in San Francisco invites you and your immediate family to join us in celebrating Singapore's 47th National Day over high tea. There will be a special program and activities that are different from last year’s. Come catch up with old friends, meet new ones and win attractive prizes by participating in special activities that we have planned for you.

When: SUNDAY, 12 AUGUST 2012, from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm 
Where: HOTEL SOFITEL, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065

Attire: SMART CASUAL

 

We look forward to seeing you there and share in the Singapore spirit.
 

To ensure your space, please RSVP NO LATER THAN MONDAY, 6 AUGUST 2012 with the following information:-

 

 


Name

NRIC

Email

Contact Number

Occupation (Professional / Student / Other)

City & State of residence


 
 
 
 
 
Separately, please note that the Singapore Consulate-General in San Francisco will be closed on Thursday, 9th August 2012 in observance of National Day.

Singapore Consulate-General
San Francisco

Yong Tau Fu at Kopitiam Cafe Mixer

  • Saturday, August 4th, 2012 at 10am - 12pm
    Location: Kopitiam Cafe

    SingaporeConnect's Weekend Brunch

    Open to all…

Participate in a Survey of Bay Area Restaurants

E-mail sent by Singapore, Thursday, July 12th, 2012 @ 11:45pm

You're on the new list! If you've received an email from the old list, and an email from the new list, then all is working well. 

Hi,

 

In 2009, SingaporeConnect ran a survey of Bay Area Restaurants with a Singaporean, Malaysian, or Indonesian focus. We had 38 responses which were very revealing indeed.

 

Let's do a 2012 survey and see how things fare - there have been some new restaurants (and actually, quite a few of the restaurants in the 2009 survey are no longer open).

 

The survey is at:

 

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VTR7GX9

 

and, results from the 2009 survey are at:

 

http://www.singaporeconnect.org/pages/survey-on-best-singapore-restaurants

 

While you're at looking at our new web site, would you consider joining it? We do want to transition mailings from the old mailing list to the new one.

 

There are about 340 people on the old list, and 39 on the new list, so at little over 10% of you have made the move.

 

We hope to complete the transition by the end of August. 

 

New web site and mailing list sign-up:

http://www.singaporeconnect.org

 

Thank you.

 

Moonlight Paddle

  • Sunday, October 9th, 2011 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Santa Cruz

Go-Kart Racing

  • Saturday, April 11th, 2009 at 2pm - 6pm
    Location: Go-Kart Racers, Millbrae, CA

    Photos: 2009-04 Go-Kart Racing

    Feel the need for…

Chilli Crab Potluck

  • Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 at 11:30am - 3:30pm
    Location: San Jose, CA

    Photos: 2009-03: Chilli Crab Potluck


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