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Mooncake Festival

  • Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 6pm - 10pm
    Location: Clubhouse, The Cypress at North Park Apartments (75 Rio Robles E, San Jose, CA 95134)


    A time to gather, a time to eat, a time to moon gaze and a time…

National Day Celebration by the Consulate-General of San Francisco

  • Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at 2pm - 5pm
    Location: Sofitel Hotel, Redwood City

    A joyous event for Singaporeans to celebrate our Nation's 49th Birthday.
    If you're going,…

Talk Tech .. Ideas .. Research .. Anything!

  • Monday, February 1st, 2016 at TBD
    Location: TBD, maybe Kopitiam Cafe? Stanford University campus?

    This is a placeholder date.

    There are a lot of things our community of techies,…

    • 1 person attended

An educational and fun-packed day at The Tech

  • Friday, November 28th, 2014 at 10am - 3pm Sunday, November 30th
    Location: The Tech Museum of Innovation at San Jose, 201 South Market St, San Jose, CA 95113

    SingaporeConnect is having a family event to the Tech Museum of Innovation at San…

Visit the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier Museum

  • Friday, March 18th, 2016 at 10am - 1pm
    Location: 707 W Hornet Ave Alameda, CA 94501

    RSVP for this event to indicate your interest. The date is tentative and pending an…

    • 4 people attended

Author talk: The Intel Trinity

  • Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at 6:30pm - 9pm
    Location: The Tech Museum of Innovation at San Jose

    The Intel…

Farm adventure for the young to old at Ardenwood Historic Farm

  • Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 10:30am - 3:30pm
    Location: Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont

    This is a placeholder event. RSVP to indicate your interest, and contact us if you can help…

    • 4 people attended

Satay Cook-out

  • Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at TBD
    Location: Jasmin's House

    This is a placeholder event with a tentative date - RSVP to indicate interest in attending and…

    • 7 people attended

Singapore's 49th National Day over high tea with the Singapore Consulate General

E-mail sent by jernkuan, Thursday, July 17th, 2014 @ 5:09pm

Dear members

Apologies for this additional email. Just to iterate, please send your respond for RSVP to

Do not respond to this email.

Singapore's 49th National Day over high tea with the Singapore Consulate General

E-mail sent by jernkuan, Thursday, July 17th, 2014 @ 2:56pm

Dear members,

In case you have not registered with the Singapore Consulate General / MFA and have not recieved this email.

Please respond to


Dear fellow Singaporean
The Singapore Consulate-General in San Francisco invites you and your immediate family members to join us in celebrating Singapore's 49th National Day over high tea.
Details as follows:
When: Saturday, 9th August 2014 starting at 2:00pm sharp and ending at 5:00 pm.
Where: Sofitel San Francisco Bay at 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94064.
The large number of Overseas Singaporeans in California and the Bay Area in particular, as well as on the West Coast means that due to space constraints, there is a maximum number we can cater for. Thus, to secure your space on a first-come-first-served basis, R.S.V.P. no later than Monday, 28th July. We seek your understanding for this.
Please include the following information in your email:
- Name 
- NRIC number (if not applicable, state reasons)
- Email and Contact number
- Occupation (eg. Programmer, Educator, Student, Home-maker & etc)
- City & State of residence (eg. San Francisco, CA) 
(We require these details for accounting purposes.)
We look forward to seeing you then.

Singapore Consulate-General in San Francisco

Who you are, and what do you want?

E-mail sent by Singapore, Friday, July 4th, 2014 @ 2:11pm

Who you are

What do you want

The Freedom to Make an Event

E-mail sent by Singapore, Friday, July 4th, 2014 @ 1:10pm

Dear Members,

The most common question we get asked is, "When is the next event?"

You hold the power to make that happen.

Share the fun and meet others.

Go ahead and make your own event, right on our web site.

Happy 4th!

SF Bay Area Singapore Tech Mixer

  • Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Coursera 381 E Evelyn Ave Mountain View, CA 94041

AMA Pro Flat Track Racing

  • Saturday, July 26th, 2014 (all day)
    Location: Cal Expo Fair, Sacramento, CA

    For more information, check this website…

Shakespeare In the Park (Cupertino)

  • Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 6pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Cupertino's Memorial Park Amphitheater

    For more information, check out website


Event Survey

E-mail sent by Singapore, Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 @ 4:59pm

Dear Members,

What events would you like to come for? Please send in your feedback at:

It's much easier to have events when we all pitch in to help make them happen. Our Event Guide:
can help give you an idea on how you can help with making events for your fellow SingaporeConnect members.

These pages on our web site have been recently updated: Added link to the Overseas Singaporean Unit (OSU) Liaison Facebook page. Added brochures on fire safety and link to the registration with the Consulate-General. Updated with links to all the past events. Added Camp@Home Event by OSU (this July and Aug, registration open now).

Makan & Mingle

  • Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at 12pm - 3pm
    Location: Layang Layang Milpitas

    Causal makan and mingle


  • Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 7:30am, Monday, August 4th, 2014 at 7:30am
    Location: Singapore

    OSU has an event which may line up with…

Hiking At Sunol Regional Wilderness, Dim Sum At Koi Palace, Dublin

  • Monday, May 26th, 2014 at 8:30am - 2:30pm
    Location: Sunol, Dublin, Livermore

    It's the memorial holiday! Nothing up for the last day of the long weekend? Let's…

    • 5 people attended

ILO ILO opening 5/2 in San Francisco Theatre

E-mail sent by Singapore, Thursday, May 1st, 2014 @ 1:46pm

Dear Members,

Many of you joined us to welcome Anthony Chen, the Director of the award-winning film, ILO to the Bay Area, at a special showing in March.

We know some of you are keen to watch but were not able to attend that event. ILO ILO, being an "art" film, has so far been shown only at film festivals within the US, but the general US distribution is starting right now. 

Starting 5/2, the film will be shown at these times at the:

ILO ILO 爸媽不在家       1:30    3:45    6:00    8:00
The 4-Star Theatre
2200 Clement St., San Francisco, CA 94112

We hope all of you who have not watched this film can make a special effort to watch it there! If you are interested in a discount, it is possible if we go there as a group. However, given the event we've had, we're unsure of the interest level. Please email with your interest in watching as a group and what dates and times you can go for. The film will probably on show for a few days, so please indicate your interest quickly.

If you haven't heard:
"Ilo Ilo" is a very touching story based on director Anthony Chen’s childhood memory. It registers as the first Singaporean film to win an award at Cannes film festival, after which it went on to beat out some biggest names in Chinese cinema by bagging Best Picture from Golden Horse awards. Earlier this month, Ilo Ilo opened in the U.S. with a premiere hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars). It was selected by New York Times the week's "Critics' Pick". Los Angeles Times also covered the story behind the film with a full page feature.

The flyer:

Quote from the LA Times article:

The publicity surrounding the film, said the 29-year-old Chen, caught the attention of the Filipino media. Chen was contacted to see if he knew where Aunt Terry was living.  "We had lost contact for, like, 16 years," Chen said over the phone from his home in London.

"We had no address or contact number. We couldn't remember her last name. We just could remember her first name was Teresa. I gave them two photographs and literally they looked for her using TV, radio and newspapers. Two weeks later, they found her."

Since leaving the Chen's employment, she had been living and working on the family farm in Iloilo. Last July, Chen went to the rural province to reunite with Aunt Terry.

"It was surreal," said Chen. "I think as a child you sort of immortalize the people around you. When you don't see someone for such a long time and you meet them again, it's just a whole mixed bag of emotions because you don't expect them to grow older. It was a lot of tears."

The following month, Chen brought her to the premiere of "Ilo Ilo" in Singapore, where the film was shot.  "We didn't talk much about the film to her [before it started], but she told me: "You make me laugh. You make me cry."'

Link to the cinema:


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