News and Announcements

Lend your voice to a recording of HOME

E-mail sent by Singapore, Monday, September 21st, 2015 @ 1:30pm

Dear Members,
 

Alvin Tan (Director of the LKY Musical) is reaching out to Singaporeans overseas for the creation of a Digital Time Capsule. The aim is achieve the largest compilation of writings, video and photos that embodies what Home. ‪#‎OneSongOneSg‬ is a showcase of personal interpretations or renditions of the theme song HOME, a song close to our hearts.
 

SingaporeConnect is enthusiastically supporting Alvin's efforts by recording HOME from various communities in the US. Here are recordings from:

Seattle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puxSWvXGoo8

https://www.facebook.com/singaporeconnect/videos/1696734310547695

Monterey:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTdj4NJuDUU

https://www.facebook.com/singaporeconnect/videos/1699157600305366

For higher quality, click the HD button in Facebook, or use Youtube on Chrome and select 1080p60.

We would love to have more recordings. Would you be interested? Please get back to us to see how we can coordinate another recording. To practice, here are some videos:

All 4 voices singing: https://youtu.be/dT4kmZ2A-ks

Male 1: https://youtu.be/XOe9M5hLY-o

Male 2: https://youtu.be/KVB2RXItB5Y

Female1:https://youtu.be/VWC_xKxZofA

Female 2: https://youtu.be/kDP-rZs27f0

Minus one (music only): https://youtu.be/ZkBKN0AYP9o

You may download the music score here: Score

https://youtu.be/Y84_OgxII4U

· ShiGGA Shay, Charlie Lim, Benjamin Kheng, Joanna Dong, Jimmy Ye:https://youtu.be/ar_MbB5ZfUU

· School: https://youtu.be/41Ds8ZDoxMg

· #OneSongOneSg- singing Home:

o https://youtu.be/mZPIZUi36ic

o https://youtu.be/8_9oTCl9__Y

· People on the streets:

o https://youtu.be/sjQvgwqPvUs

o https://youtu.be/NAKFoCcojHc

o https://youtu.be/_vU_-adxTgI

The Moon Festival Celebration Event is Full

E-mail sent by Singapore, Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 @ 10:34pm

We have reached the capacity limit of the venue.
Kristin would sincerely like to apologise for any disappointment caused.

Volunteer to help host a tech networking event

E-mail sent by Singapore, Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 @ 10:33pm

Hi,

We are looking for volunteers to help us host a networking event with a well-known Singapore tech entrepreneur who will be visiting the SF Bay Area.

The event date is Oct 9 evening. The other details like food, location, format, are all open for your contribution. We will be jointly hosting the event with at least two other South-East Asian related associations in the area and looking for more.

We would be delighted if you would like to help us. Member ideas can make the event more interesting and unique for everyone attending. Please reply by email if you like to help or know someone who can help - it can be in terms of time to organise, location, suggestion for food, contacts in other South-East Asian associations you like to introduce to us, and so on.

Thank you!
Mark

San Francisco iSEA (International South East Asian) Film Festival

  • Saturday, November 21st, 2015 at 6pm - 8pm Sunday, November 22nd
    Location: New People Cinema, San Francisco

    Dear members,

    Here's an event you may be interested. It is also a good opportunity…

Moon Festival Celebration

  • Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Santa Clara, CA

    Photos 

    Video

    The event is full.

    Which festival is your…

Volunteer to help host a tech networking event

E-mail sent by Singapore, Saturday, September 12th, 2015 @ 12:24pm

Hi,

You're receiving this because your introduction message said you were interested in networking.

We are looking for volunteers to help us host a networking event with a well-known Singapore tech entrepreneur who will be visiting the SF Bay Area.

The event date is Oct 9 evening. The other details like food, location, format, are all open for your contribution. We will be jointly hosting the event with at least two other South-East Asian related associations in the area and looking for more.

We would be delighted if you would like to help us. Member ideas can make the event more interesting and unique for everyone attending. Please reply by email if you like to help or know someone who can help - it can be in terms of time to organise, location, suggestion for food, contacts in other South-East Asian associations you like to introduce to us, and so on.

Thank you!
Mark

Labor Day & Merdeka Dinner

  • Saturday, September 5th, 2015 at 6pm - 9pm
    Location: Vara, 250 E Java Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
    The MPBA (Malaysian Professional Business Association) is hosting an event to celebrate Malaysia's…

SingaporeConnect SG50 Shirts and Mugs

E-mail sent by Singapore, Monday, August 17th, 2015 @ 6:57pm

Hi,

Thank you all who celebrated Singapore's 50th Birthday at Block 71 with SingaporeConnect! The event was a great success:

Picked up on Happy TV:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbeyfKuhp1c&feature=youtu.be&list=PL7z62Iufro9T1PTbnXt2yNjyA2qie_13I

Channel News Asia:
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/mobile/singapore/singaporeans-around-the/2042046.html

More photos and videos can be viewed as they are posted on our Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/17969603517/
(in due course, photos will be posted to our web site, accessed via the event page).

For our recent SingaporeConnect National Day Celebration on Aug 1, we made some commemorative T-shirts and mugs featuring the SG50 logo and a special SF-motif, designed by our very own member Joan Ang.

You can help support our mission to bring events that bring the community together, by purchasing these T-shirts and mugs. We are also offering a hoodie and polo shirt version - please indicate your interest in them and we will use this to gauge whether to proceed with an order for these.

Shop here:
http://singaporeconnect.org/public/pay/shop/
 

NTU REP Mixer

  • Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 5pm - 8pm
    Location: Whitecotton Rm, 6th floor, Hotel Shattuck Plaza 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

    The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore has a study programme called the…

Best restaurant survey and SingaporeConnect National Day Celebrations

E-mail sent by Singapore, Sunday, July 26th, 2015 @ 10:30am

Dear members,

What's the best Singaporean, Malaysian, and Indonesian restaurant in the SF Bay Area? Vote for your favourites at our survey. We will announce the results on Aug 1 at the SingaporeConnect SG50 National Day celebration. As a bonus, we will pick one lucky person who is attending the Aug 1 event and has filled the survey for a mystery prize. (the voting period is between July 19 and July 31).

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VTR7GX9

Aug 1 2015 San Francisco 12 - 3 pm
At this time, only 10 tickets left.
Come celebrate with your fellow Singaporeans and friends at SingaporeConnect's SG50 National Day Celebrations. This is a community-led and funded event that is open to all, including non-Singaporeans. We will have delicious Singaporean-style food and also invite you to bring an appetiser or dessert to share. Prizes for best potluck item and best dressed. Registration, volunteer opportunities, and other details:

http://www.singaporeconnect.org/item/992230

Aug 8 2015 Burlingame 2 - 5 pm
The last day to submit your registration is Monday, July 27.
Come celebrate with the large Singaporean community in the SF Bay Area at the SF Consulate-General's SG50 National Day Celebrations. Registration and other details:

http://www.singaporeconnect.org/item/989977

Seattle Singaporeans Celebrate National Day

  • Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 at 12pm - 4pm
    Location: China Harbor Restaurant 2040 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

    Video

    Happy Birthday Greetings

    Photos


    Guest-of-honor:…

Best restaurant survey and SingaporeConnect National Day Celebrations

E-mail sent by Singapore, Sunday, July 19th, 2015 @ 8:29pm

Dear members,

What's the best Singaporean, Malaysian, and Indonesian restaurant in the SF Bay Area? Vote for your favourites at our survey. We will announce the results on Aug 1 at the SingaporeConnect SG50 National Day celebration. As a bonus, we will pick one lucky person who is attending the Aug 1 event and has filled the survey for a mystery prize. (the voting period is between July 19 and July 31).

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VTR7GX9

Aug 1 2015 San Francisco 12 - 3 pm
Come celebrate with your fellow Singaporeans and friends at SingaporeConnect's SG50 National Day Celebrations. This is a community-led and funded event that is open to all, including non-Singaporeans. We will have delicious Singaporean-style food and also invite you to bring an appetiser or dessert to share. Prizes for best potluck item and best dressed. Registration, volunteer opportunities, and other details:

http://www.singaporeconnect.org/item/992230

Aug 8 2015 Burlingame 2 - 5 pm
Come celebrate with the large Singaporean community in the SF Bay Area at the SF Consulate-General's SG50 National Day Celebrations. Registration and other details:

http://www.singaporeconnect.org/item/989977

SingaporeConnect Celebrates SG50 National Day

  • Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 12pm - 3pm
    Location: Block 71, 599 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Indoor location)


    Come celebrate Singapore's 50th National Day at the SingaporeConnect SG50 National Day…

Lelong Get Together

  • Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at 3pm - 6pm
    Location: Bitter+Sweet Cafe, 20560 Town Center Lane, Cupertino

    We have 3 reasons for this get-together:

    We haven't had an event in a while (excuses: the…

Singapore Community Day Survey 2015 Detailed Feedback Summary

E-mail sent by Singapore, Saturday, June 27th, 2015 @ 3:39pm

The Singapore Community Day 2015 on Feb 28 was an unprecedented event, and also an unprecedented response. Over 175 of you filled in the post-event survey, giving us a wealth of feedback that we hope will help all future events.

We offered a small token of appreciation, of a $50 Merlion Restaurant voucher and a $50 Apple Store gift card. The winner of this prize was Clarence Chio.

In addition, 23 of the volunteers filled in a detailed post-event survey, giving us further feedback. This new feedback has been summarised in this downloadable PDF:

Detailed Survey Summary Results

For this detailed survey, we are presenting these volunteers with a small thank you:

$25 Bitter+Sweet voucher prize

Quek Shu Yan

Helen Teo

Eva, Kopi and Matcha Comic Book prize (http://evacomics.blogspot.com)

We came across this Singaporean artist who does a comic book, and thought it would be appropriate to promote her work.

Evangeline Neo is a Singaporean who graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, 2007, and later went to study for MBA at Tokyo. She is now back in Singapore doing comics full-time and self-published her first comic book "Eva, Kopi and Matcha" last year (2014). The comic book shows the cultural differences between Singapore and Japan that anybody who had stayed outside of Singapore can relate to. You can also continue to read her new comic strips on her Facebook page "Evacomics" every Monday night.


Michelle Lee

Florence Ng

We imagine many of you will be interested at taking a look at the feedback. Here is a summary:

http://singaporeconnect.org/pages/singapore-community-day-2015-feedback-summary

We expect most of you will have checked out the photos and videos already. Here is a link to all those we are aware of:

http://singaporeconnect.org/pages/communityday

Thanks again, each and everyone of you for participating in the first ever Singapore Community Day in the USA.

Lets Celebrate SG50 together

  • Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at 2pm - 5pm
    Location: Embassy Suites, 150 Anza Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010

    Yes, sorry, we were so keen to help you chope your spot at the SG50 Celebration in SF that we…

Contact Singapore Shiok dinner and Dessert making demo event

E-mail sent by Singapore, Friday, May 29th, 2015 @ 7:18pm

Dear Members,

We know Contact Singapore has an event every now and then to talk about careers in Singapore. If you haven't been to one, you might like to check them out. Even if you aren't thinking of a career for yourself now, perhaps in the future, or someone else you know might be?

The presentation bit from Contact Singapore ought to be short and to the point. Questions welcome. Then, tuck into the delicious Singaporean food from Shiok, coupled with, we hear, very likely, a dessert making demo (bring your cameras, or camera phones!)  

Here's their spiel:


Join us at our Work in Singapore session to find out more about embarking on a career back home, and be treated to some of Singapore’s culinary delights.

 
Contact Singapore invites you to our Work in Singapore event – an information session that will provide you with updates on Singapore’s key growth industries and career opportunities. Our Area Director for North America, Ms Kelly Tan, will cover these topics and more, and address questions you have on returning to Singapore to pursue your career. As an added treat, we will be serving signature Singapore dishes to remind you of home.

 
This event is open to all Singaporean working professionals in engineering services, financial services, infocomm, and research and academia. Please register early for this complimentary event. Your space is only confirmed upon receipt of an email notification. Due to space constraint, registration is compulsory and walk-ins will not be accepted. Please email sanfrancisco@contactsingapore.sg if you have any queries.

 
Please indicate in your registration form if you intend to bring a guest. The guest should also be a working professional in engineering services, financial services, infocomm or research and academia.One guest per registrant. The space is only confirmed upon receipt of an email notification.

 
Date                      : June 18, 2015, Thursday

Time                      : 7pm to 9pm (Registration starts from 6.30pm)

Venue                  : Shiok Restaurant, 1137 Chestnut St, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Registration        : https://cs.amris.com/wizards_v2/cs/eventView.php?requirementId=MTgxMDc=

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Camp @Home and Contribute to SG50 Book

E-mail sent by Singapore, Friday, May 22nd, 2015 @ 12:48pm

Dear Members,

We wish to highlight two Singapore-related activities that you may be interested in:

SG50 Book Project by Seattle Singaporeans

Hello fellow Singaporeans,


I am Ai Lin, living in Seattle, WA with my ABC husband, Clement Eng. I’ve lived in the US since 2004. Besides Washington State, we’ve lived in Minnesota and South California. 
 
I started “collecting” stories from Singaporeans living in the Pacific Northwest area from Year 2012 and compiled them into coffee-table books to present to our guests-of honor when we celebrated National Day in Seattle. Attached is a PDF copy of our Year 2012 book.
 
This year, as part of SG50 celebration, I wish to invite Singaporeans across the US to participate. Hopefully, we can all help to create this into a meaningful gift for our loved ones in Singapore.
 
We hope to present the book to Singapore’s Ambassador to the USA, Mr Ashok Mirpuri on Aug 23, 2015 when we celebrate SG50 in Seattle. A copy will also be delivered to PM Lee Hsien Loong. This book will be a compilation of photos and words from Singaporeans across the US paying tribute to Singapore. From prose and poetry, to pictures and photos, your submission can cover topics that might interest readers who are outside the US learning about:
- how we coped with homesickness (if any) from the US, 
- the stinky food stuff we “smuggled” into the US borders from Singapore, 
- the TV programs or fun stuff we miss,
-  the spots or places you spent significant/meaningful seasons of your life living, working, studying and playing in Singapore,
- the sights, sounds or scents specific to these areas that may or may not exist now in Singapore and describe them,
- what you enjoy most now living in the US. 
 
Please feel free to share personal photos of yourself (be it in your old school uniform,  your times spent in your school’s CCA, as a soldier serving NS or other photos showing your Singapore identity.) 
 
As a Singaporean, what will you say is your top-most pride and joy about Singapore’s development in the last 50 years? What are your wishes for Singapore?
 
Please email your contributions to: ailin_lim@hotmail.comIn your email subject, please state your name, city, state. In the email body, please mention briefly what you are currently doing in the US and also share a recent photo of yourself/or one with your family or friends here in the US. 
 
Contributions should be received by June 5, 2015. This project is neither for profit nor revenue-generation. 
 
Please help to invite other Singaporeans to contribute to this project. Thank you.
 
 
Sincerely,
Lim Ai Lin 
Seattle Singaporeans Meetup Group


Stories from Singaporeans in Seattle.pdf

Camp @ Home by the Overseas Singaporean Unit

Email can be read here:
https://www.nptd-edm.com/display.php?M=422584&C=0ef54f433958ec23985a0e2a13deb109&S=426&L=148&N=225

The Gist:

Fireside Chat with Ong Peng Tsin, Monk's Hill Ventures

  • Monday, May 4th, 2015 at 6:30pm - 8pm
    Location: 500 Startups, Mountain Bay Plaza
    Fireside Chat with Peng, T. Ong, Monk’s Hill Ventures

Tech Ventures in ASEAN

  • Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Shiok! Singapore Kitchen 1137 Chestnut Street Menlo Park, CA 94025


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