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February 2015 Key Events
February 2015 All Events
The restarted Anglo-Chinese Schools' UK student/alumni social organisation, ACS (+44) is making the celebration of the ACS Family's 129th Founder's Day by continuing to organise the flagship event in our calendar - a dinner! In 2014 we organised our Annual Founder's Day dinner for 120 alumni with the exclusive direct support of the OSU for the event, and are looking forward to continuing that this year. The dinner will unite the multitudes of ACS alumni who are now resident in the UK for various purposes, not least as students. This will be a dinner on 28th February 2015, in London, UK. There will be door gifts for all attendees, and travel subsidies for those outside London. Everyone will mingle across the various AC institutions, reflect on the good old days of schoolboy/girl life in Singapore, continue revelry and have even more reunions in the Chinese New Year atmosphere in this year of the Goat. All alumni are welcome to register themselves by joining our Facebook group (http://bit.ly/ACS44) to be kept informed of the details of this event.
A Chinese New Year Reunion dinner to gather Singaporean Healthcare Professionals and students from all over the United Kingdom to London, to celebrate the festivity together. SHS (UK) is proud to bring back the annual SHS (UK) Chinese New Year Dinner 2015! And yes, as typical Asians we desperately try and out do ourselves. Full subsidy for the dinner is provided as we believe that a price should not be placed on the opportunity to celebrate Chinese New Year, especially when we are so far away from home. A seven course meal with cult favourites such as Dim Sum and Salt and Pepper Squid to help curb those cravings for traditional Chinese food.
Overview: Chinese New Year is one of the most iconic festivals celebrated by Singaporeans of all ethnic communities. In lieu of its cultural significance and, most importantly, demand from the Singaporean community, Temasek Club has organised the Chinese New Year Dinner to cater to our members' needs. Celebrating Singapore's culture and heritage: As mentioned above, the Chinese New Year is an important event in the Singaporean calendar. Through the decades, it has taken on a different hue compared to the same festival celebrated by our Chinese counterparts in other parts of the world. Temasek Club's Chinese New Year seeks to replicate many elements of Chinese New Year that are unique to Southeast Asia and Sinagpore, such as snacks like pineapple tarts and bah kua; lion dance during the dinner ; Yu sheng and not forgetting screening of short films that were produced in SIngapore for this festive season. Keeping Singaporeans in Sydney abreast with developments in Singapore: This marks an important year for Singapore as it is the 50th year of independence. In lieu of the SG50 celebration, Temasek Club has lined up a series of events throughout the year. As the Chinese New Year is our first event of the calendar year, it also serves as an important platform for us to keep our members updated with the SG50 celebration in Singapore as well as our own events in the upcoming year, many of which will esatblish direct link with Singapore (such as the film festival, National Day Celebration and events under the Young Professional Network initiatives). Strengthening a sense of community amongst the Singaporeans in Sydney: With an overwhelming response of more than 250 participating guests within less than 3 weeks pf publicity, the Chinese New Year is most certainly an event that seeks to strengthen Singaporean community in Sydney. As mentioned above, it will also be our platform to publicize further, upcoming social events which will further contribute to the fostering of community spirit amongst Singaporeansin Sydney.
Queen Mary Singapore Society (QMSS) hope to host our annual Chinese New Year event this year as a lunch event at a local dimsum restaurant. Initially, QMSS had its events at a smaller, more casual setting such as home steamboat lunches but as our society grows bigger and so as to continue from last year, we have decided to hold it at a restaurant again this year. QMSS' CNY event is by far our most attended event as members from our society irrespective of whether they celebrate it back home come together amidst busy schedules in order to enjoy each other's company over good food and reminisce about how the festival is celebrated in Singapore. We feel that especially around the festive season our members would appreciate such a reunion. Furthermore, events especially like this promotes interaction of people across many different years and courses and as such builds better professional and personal relationships. Currently we are aware of many of our members who are looking to organise voluntary community projects once we go back home for the summer and we feel like having this event at this scale could encourage more people to partake in these projects. We are also currently planning on having games and contests on that day. Keeping in mind that it is Singapore's 50th birthday this year, we are thinking of bringing back Singapore Quiz (a quiz which used to take place in our older CNY gatherings as well) as well as having a Best Traditional Costume contest. The Singapore Quiz will be focusing on current events in Singapore as well as facts about our history. We do foresee enthusiastic participation in these games, having suggested them to our members and as such we do believe that the OSU's aims of fostering a stronger Singaporean identity overseas will be met. We are a small community of 50 active members and we really do hope that the OSU considers our application for a grant. We expect a very vast majority of our members to attend- so far more than 45 people have indicated they are attending our event on Facebook. We really do believe we will be fostering a stronger sense of Singaporean identity and culture within our society through this flagship event and we hope for the OSU's support.
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