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Embark on an experiential journey of learning and discovery at Camp@Home

  • Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 8:30am - 5:30pm Friday, July 22nd
    Location: Singapore

    The Overseas Singapore Unit is organising this event in Singapore for children of Singaporean…

BAYMS Charity Concert

  • Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Santa Clara University Recital Hall

    The Bay Area Youth Music Society (BAYMS) is a non-profit orchestra staffed by high school…

Tech and Entrepreneurship Survey

E-mail sent by Singapore, Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 @ 10:38pm

Dear Members,

SingaporeConnect is in the position to recommend talented members to a reknowned VC and successful entrepreneur who will be visiting the Bay Area next month. We believe the meeting will be an excellent opportunity to get an update on the dynamic South East Asian entrepreneurship ecosystem, get funded, or simply, get enriched by the VC's breadth and insights.

We would like to extend an invitation to all interested members in the field of Science, Technology or Entrepreneurship to meet this individual over a complimentary sit-down dinner. In the interest of having a balanced group at the dinner, we will pass on your information to the VC's staff member to review and select those to be invited.

This dinner will be on May 5.

In addition, we have been asked to recommend some interesting Singaporean startups or research projects in the SF Bay Area to the OSU, so they can feature them at the upcoming Singapore Day (Sept 24). These asks, and possibly others in the future, have culminated in an interest to conduct a survey to best garner good responses from our community.

If you are interested, or know someone who could be, please visit:

to submit your details, by Apr 30.

Thank you!

International Day at Monterey

E-mail sent by Singapore, Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 @ 10:01pm

Dear members,

Please enjoy this video of the International Day 2016 event at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, where Singaporean students there put up a booth selling a variety of food, next to those from 30 countries from around the world.

International Day at Naval Post Graduate School

  • Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 12pm - 4pm
    Location: 1 University Circle, Monterey, CA 93943

    Hi Everyone,
    On behalf of our Singaporean students at NPS there is an event coming up.…

    • 6 people attended

Event from Contact Singapore : Outreach for upcoming Insights@Home: ICM with Nvidia, Spire & EDB

E-mail sent by jernkuan, Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 @ 11:03am

Dear Members,

There is an upcoming event organised by Contact Singapore on 5th April 2016. This event would be of interest to anyone who is keen in getting to know more about Singapore's aspiration for Smart Nation or to look for opportunities in Singapore specifically in the infocomm and media industry.

Registration is still open!

Insights@Home: Infocomm & Media
5 April 2016 
San Jose, US
Smart Nation Careers – Have you got what it takes?
Just how big is Singapore's Smart Nation aspiration? Hear from a panel of speakers from leading companies and public sector agencies as they share their views on this aspiration.
The vision of Singapore as a Smart Nation is where people live meaningful and fulfilled lives, enabled seamlessly by technology, offering exciting opportunities for all.
From developing a Smart Nation Platform to bringing together a nationwide sensor network and data analytics abilities, to a HetNet (heterogenous network) to enable mobile users to switch seamlessly between different types of wireless networks, Singapore is determined to be the world's first true Smart Nation underpinned by data and analytics.
This Smart Nation initiative aims to collaborate with the various stakeholders from public to private corporations, start-ups and also citizens. From cyber security experts to data analytics professionals to software engineers, Singapore is seeking to grow its pool of infocomm technology talent pool.
Tech companies are bringing innovation to Singapore and engineering teams from Nvidia and Spire are working on creating new technology in the areas of autonomous vehicles and space satellite technology. And they are keen to share on what they are doing in Singapore.
Join us at our Insights@Home: Infocomm & Media session to hear from our guest speakers,Dr Simon See (Director and Chief Solution Architect, APJ, Nvidia), Mr Carl Harris (Chief Operating Officer, Spire) and Mr Yi-Hsen Gian (President Americas Operations, Economic Development Board, Singapore).
Contact Singapore Area Director for North America, Ms Kelly Tan, will host this session and present information about working and living in Singapore.
Event Details:
Date: 5 April 2016, Tuesday
Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm (Registration opens at 6.30pm)
San Carlos Room 
300 Almaden Boulevard 
San Jose CA 95110 
(Light dinner will be provided)
Programme Details:
6.30pm Registration
7.15pm Presentations by EDB, Nvidia, Spire
8.15pm Work in Singapore by Contact Singapore
8.45pm Panel Q&A
9.15pm Networking
Register today! Visit:
Alternatively, you can send your details via email to:
Exclusive offer to Singaporeans attending the GPU Conference 2016 in San Jose. Save 20% off the lowest published price when you use the code ssee13393 atcheck out

Remember to join us at our Insights@Home networking session and connect with experts from Nvidia and Spire.
Get to Know the Speakers
Simon See Simon See 
Director and Chief Solutions Architect 
NVIDIA Corporation
Dr Simon See is currently Director and Chief Solutions Architect of NVIDIA Asia Pacific Professional Solution Group. He is also a Professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University (China) and King-Mong Kung Technical University in Thailand. Professor See is also the Chief Scientific Computing Advisor to BGI (China). Dr See graduated from University of Salford with a Doctorate in Applied Mathematics/Engineering. Prior to NVIDIA, he worked for DSO National Lab, IBM, SGI and Sun Microsystems. His research interests are Computer Architecture and Systems, Simulation and Applied Mathematics. He has published 70+ peer reviewed papers.
Carl Harris Carl Harris 
Chief Operating Officer 
Spire Global, Inc.
Carl Harris is the Chief Operating Officer of Spire Global, Inc., a leading player in the nanosatellite space that builds and provides technology and data solutions for logistics, ship tracking and weather applications.
Prior to Spire, Carl served as a Managing Director with Everstone Capital in Singapore, where he led investing across South-East Asia. He was also a member of the Everstone Operating Network, working on strategic, growth and operational initiatives at portfolio companies. Carl remains a consultant to Everstone and also serves on the Board of Excelity Global.
Carl holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he won the Ford Scholarship for the highest performance in the class, the Thomas & Edna Wolfe Scholarship for academic excellence and graduated as a Siebel Scholar. He also holds a Masters degree in Experimental & Theoretical Physics from St. John's College, at the University of Cambridge.
Yi-Hsen Gian Yi-Hsen Gian 
President Americas Operations 
Economic Development Board
As President Americas Operations, Yi-Hsen engages with leading American multi-national companies and high growth technology companies on their Asian strategy to grow their businesses in Asia. He leads a team of dynamic Centre and Regional Directors spread across seven offices in North and South America covering a wide spectrum of industries. He brings extensive experience in technology, business model innovation and Asia.
Prior to his current role, Yi-Hsen concurrently served as Chief Information Officer and Director for the following divisions within the EDB: Industry Identification and Incubation (i3), Safety & Security Industry Programme Office (SSIPO) and Office for Space Technology & Industry (OSTIn). During this period, Yi-Hsen championed the development of a satellite industry in Singapore and of pioneering capabilities in cybersecurity and safe city capabilities for Singapore. Yi-Hsen also served in various committees for Singapore’s Research, Innovation & Enterprise 2020 masterplan.
Yi-Hsen graduated from the University of Tokyo with a Bachelor’s of Electrical Engineering and has spent over 10 years in Japan. He is fluent in English, Japanese, Mandarin and Malay, and is married with two young children, reads extensively and enjoys outdoor jogs.
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Warmest regards,
The Contact Singapore Team
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Contact Singapore 2016 |

Bak Kut Teh Meet-up Photos

E-mail sent by Singapore, Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 @ 11:43pm

Bak Kut Teh Meet-up Photos

E-mail sent by Singapore, Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 @ 11:43pm


Photos from our well-attended Bak Kut Teh meet-up have been posted at:


Singapore Day 2016 - SingaporeConnect Engagement Team

E-mail sent by Singapore, Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 @ 11:49am


Great to have you on board the SingaporeConnect Engagement Team for Singapore Day 2016. Our mission is to help make SG Day 2016 even more successful by helping OSU feel the ground and take in ideas from the community. If we can, building something to incorporate in conjunction with SG Day is not out of the question, for example, an app, platform tie-in, or showcase. And again, none of this is "by command" of OSU - it is a voluntarily ground-up or grass-roots initiative by SingaporeConnect to help make SG Day 2016 rock.

We're giving Slack a try as a team collaboration system. All of you should have received an invite to the Slack team called: 


You can directly access it at:

Or install an app on your computer, tablet or smartphone. If you're new to Slack, take a tour and check out the channels we have created. We currently have at least 6 of you on board, there were 21 who signed up, so hope to see more, well, Slackers, shortly? 

If you really don't want to use Slack, you can still reply-to this email group and it will be sent to all.

For now, let's discuss, and I'll be the point of contact with OSU's SG Day team.  Sounds good? 

Please also feel free to invite others - the Slack system is set up to allow any of you to invite new members to the team.

So please don't slack it off, let's start pushing out ideas fast so we all have time to make them a reality!

28.02.2015 (SG Community Day 2015) --> 24.09.2016 (SG Day 2016)

E-mail sent by Singapore, Sunday, February 28th, 2016 @ 10:55pm

It was massive.

The food, entertainment, games.

Above all, close to 800 of you showed up to;

Be Singaporean. Be Hungry. Be Together. Be United as One Community.

And now the sequel.

Even bigger.

SGConnect Bak Kut Teh Meet-up

  • Sunday, March 6th, 2016 at 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Location: Kopitiam Cafe 1535 Landess Ave #147, Milpitas, CA

    Let's welcome in Spring over a hot bowl of rich Bak Kut Teh!

    SingaporeConnect recently…

CAAMFest 2016: Join us at 3688!

  • Sunday, March 13th, 2016 at 9pm - 11pm
    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

CAAMFest 2016: Watch In The Room with us!

  • Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
    Location: Roxie Theater - 3117 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Singapore Day 2016

  • Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at 10am - 5pm
    Location: Pier 70, Dogpatch Area, San Francisco, CA

    The Overseas Singaporean Unit (OSU) will be holding the largest reunion ever of Singaporeans on…

SG Day 2016

  • Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at 10am - 5pm
    Location: Pier 70, Dogpatch Neighbourhood, San Francisco, California, USA
    Be an Ambassador

    It has been confirmed! The biggest reunion of Singaporeans on the West Coast…

S@S/SGC Chinese New Year Dinner 2016

  • Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 6pm - 9pm
    Location: Fu Lam Mum, Mountain View, CA

    Join the Singaporeans @ Stanford students to usher in the Year of the Monkey at their Chinese…

CNY Year of Monkey Update

E-mail sent by Singapore, Saturday, January 30th, 2016 @ 12:14pm

Update on SingaporeConnect's Chinese New Year 2016 celebrations. We sent a call for volunteers in December and signed up 9 volunteers, in excellent roles such as registration, setup, design, and photography/videography. However, none of these volunteers were in the role of event organiser, food/drink coordinator, and games/entertainment. Practically speaking we would be unable to organise an event. Around the beginning of January, we reached out to the Singaporeans @ Stanford, a Singaporean students' association there, to check if they were organising an event. And yes they are. Would they have some more room for "friends"? Yes, they would be happy to help their fellow Singaporeans! How many? Well, they want to complete registration on their end (their registration deadline was a few days ago) first, then see how much more room they can get out of the restaurant (in Mountain View). They expect to reconcile and get an update on the available spots by this weekend, then we should be able to start doing registrations for the "SingaporeConnect Friends of S@S" at their CNY celebration dinner on Feb 20.

Singapore Family's Ultimate Road Trip in the USA

E-mail sent by Singapore, Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 @ 9:58pm

Dear Members,

Thanks to those of you who graciously welcomed the Ong Family on their USA Road Trip last year, especially as they passed through California, sharing with them your food, company, and even tickets to Disneyland! Straits Times Article:

Singapore Family Road Trip Ong Family.png

Singapore Day 2016!

E-mail sent by Singapore, Monday, January 18th, 2016 @ 8:18pm

Dear members,

We were so cheered by many of you who supported SingaporeConnect, in conjunction with the Overseas Singaporean Unit (OSU), in holding the first ever Singapore Community Day in the US, on Feb 28 2015.

So was OSU. They saw that the ground here, is good. It's ready. It's time, for them to bring the much sought after, Singapore Day event, to the San Francisco Bay Area!

Yes, this is official now! Singapore Day 2016 will be held in the SF Bay Area in Fall 2016!

OSU has setup a mailing list for those of you who would like to get the details and registration information right away. 

Please go to:

and sign up now!

If the link doesn't work, please let us know, and then try:

MPBA CNY 2016 event

E-mail sent by Singapore, Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 @ 7:08pm


The Malaysian Professional and Business Association (MPBA), is having a Chinese New Year Banquet Dinner event in 2016. We're sharing it to you for your interest. The registration link is here.

Join us at the 2016 MPBA Chinese New Year Banquet Dinner.

Saturday, February 20, 2016
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Zen Peninsula Chinese Restaurant
1180 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030

Featuring the auspicious lion dance performance, games with prizes and for the very first time, a dance floor for some dancing fun too! Along with a delicious 10-course dinner, you wouldn't want to miss this hugely popular and entertaining event. 

Dinner Menu
House Special Combination Platter
Honey Walnut Prawn
Stir Fried Steak Cubes with Greens
Dried Scallop & Seafood Soup
Peking Duck
Mixed Mushrooms & Giant Clams with Greens
Crabs with Ginger & Scallions
Steam Sea Bass
Braised E-fu Noodles
Garlic Chicken Fried Rice
Daily Dessert Soup

Early Bird Price (until Jan 20, 2016)
Individual - $48.00
Table of 10 - $460.00


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