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March 2015 Key Events
March 2015 All Events
To celebrate our country’s 50th birthday, we decided to take a walk down memory lane! The Theme: Vintage Singapore Inspired by images of Old Singapore, from trishaw-wheeling coolies to khaki-clad policemen in shorts wink emoticon We’ve also named our dinner after the iconic cocktail, the Singapore Sling, which was developed by a Hainanese bartender at the Raffles Hotel! In line with our theme, the dinner will be held at The Leeds Club, a historic Grade II Listed building in the heart of the city. Built for the son of William Hey, a distinguished surgeon, this Victorian house was used as a private members’ club for over 150 years. Dinner will include a 3-course menu and 4 bottles of house wine per table! Do check out the menu below for the choices available for each course - note that all mains are served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes. To select your bespoke 3-course dinner menu, do head over to the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/SvZH6hyPkp Ticketing info: Early bird (members-only): £25 Standard members price: £30 Non-members price: £35 Do note that early bird tickets will be available until 2 March 2015, 23:59.
Every year, UCLSS organises a seniors' lunch event whereby graduating Year 3/4 seniors will gather together to have a delightful meal before graduation. This year, UCLSS will be organising a lunch for UCL seniors at the beautiful Royal China (Baker Street) where a set lunch of dim sum and selected Chinese delicacies will be served. This event will mainly tie in with OSU's third funding criteria. Being an event catered for graduating seniors, many of which will return to Singapore to join the workforce, the event will undoubtedly strengthen a sense of community amongst attendees and remind the imminent graduands of their close ties with Singapore, also serving to motivate them just before they embark on their final year examinations in university. By keeping the event open to Year 1 and Year 2 students, we also aim at encouraging junior-senior interaction. Since the set lunch is priced at £20.30, we want to subsidise our seniors for the meal such that they only have to pay £10 for an early bird price and £15 for a normal price. For the rest of UCLSS members, we want to subsidise such that they only have to pay £15.
There has been no such event in the UK before. In today's modern world, with the advancement of technology, Singaporeans from children to young adults have bonded over the idea of gaming. Where in the past, men and women alike bond through sports and activities, the youths of today bond over e-sports/computer games. One such popular game that defines Singaporeans is Dota 2 (Defence of the Ancients) We are facing a shift in culture where people in my generation and the generations after me are talking less and less about soccer and sports and talking more about the competitive gaming scenes. I have more friends who are fans of Professional Gamers than of Professional soccer players. What's most defining about Dota 2 is that it is currently the biggest game in the world, with the most recent world tournament having the prize for USD$4,000,000 for the first place. What connection does Dota 2 have with Singaporeans? For starters, Singapore sent a team in the Dota 2 World championships and came out with 3rd place. Our professional players are famous and renowned in the gaming scene. Most male students in the UK play this game both here in the UK and back home. It is a game that we grew up with. We included Dota 2 as one of our sports during the Nottingham Winter Games and many enjoyed it and suggested we organise such an event as this. This event is an online tournament, which means that the players do not actually congregate to a particular venue to play together. However, will have players from Singsocs all across the UK playing against one another online. Speaking from experience, this would be an excellent chance for Singaporeans around the UK who play Dota 2 to get to know each other from the comforts of their home. The event will be held over the course of 3 weeks and friends of the players would be able to watch these games while they are being played. In order to get people to participate, we are requesting monetary sponsorship for the cash prize for the tournament which will entice people to participate.
Being but one of the Singapore Societies in the Northern Region, Liverpool Singapore Society would like to provide students residing in the North an opportunity to get together and have fun, without the need for them to travel down to London. A get together at Blackpool Pleasure Beach would provide an opportunity for students to celebrate SG50 through the various activities planned out throughout the course of the day and inspire excitement for Singapore’s upcoming 50th birthday. These activities include, 1) Video Montage: Throughout the day, a team of cameramen will be collecting greetings and well wishes for Singapore from Singaporeans on the premises. We will also be doing a mass ‘kallang wave’ at the beginning of the event. At the end of the event, we will collate the videos to make a montage. The society is currently discussing the possibility of including this video montage in the upcoming National Day Parade with MINDEF. 2) Giving Back: While we celebrate SG50, we also want to give back to society and we are currently liasing with Melrose Home, a Singapore based Children’s Aid Society that focuses on providing a shelter for children from dysfunctional families. We hope to raise funds through the sale of SG50 water bottles and wristbands so that we can organise a follow-up event for these children in June. 3) Instagram Competition: Participants post a picture of themselves at Blackpool on Instagram and caption why they love Singapore. Prizes will be given to the best few posts. 4) Scavenger Hunt: ‘Celebration through the ages’ a. The scavenger hunt will take participants through five main stations, each signifying a significant time period that Singapore overcame to be the island nation it is today. b. The five periods are: The FISHING VILLAGE period, the JAPANESE OCCUPATION, the ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE, the POST INDEPENDENCE and NOW. c. At each station, or on route to each station, participants will play a game that corresponds to the time period and learn more about Singapore’s journey to 50 years of independence. d. For example, at the Japanese Occupation station, we are considering having a sweet potato porridge eating contest.
The UKSSC Dinner and Dance 2015 aims to create a purposeful platform for student leaders throughout UK to network and foster closer working relationships amongst the UKSSC and Partner Societies through: (i) allowing Partner Societies to introduce new committee members to the UKSSC and other student leaders; (ii) encouraging stronger ties within regions and across regions; (iii) allowing Regional Directors and all members of the UKSSC committee to take the opportunity to get to know the leaders of Partner Societies better.
- All Regions
- South Asia
- Middle East
- North East Asia
- South East Asia