East-West Center Senior Journalists Seminar

Dear East-West Center Alumni, Journalists, Friends and Supporters,

This is a reminder that the deadline to apply for the Senior Journalists Seminar is Wednesday, December 1.

We also want to let you know that the dates for the program have been changed to April 30-May 21 due to unexpected scheduling conflicts. I apologize for this change.

Again, please share this program information with journalists and newsrooms and encourage media professionals to apply.

Thank you very much for your continued support!


Susan Kreifels
East-West Center Media Programs Coordinator

The East-West Center is Now Accepting Applications2011 Senior Journalists Seminar

The Senior Journalists Seminar is a dialogue-and-travel program for journalists from the United States and from Asian countries with substantial Muslim populations. The seminar offers an opportunity for senior journalists to engage their peers on issues in the relationships between these Asian countries and the United States. Participants will meet with government and business officials, community and religious leaders, educators and students, local journalists and others to gain insights on the many diverse perspectives among Americans and Asian Muslims.

Theme: Bridging Gaps Between Americans and Asian Muslims

Dates: April 30 – May 21, 2011 (NOTE: Program dates have been changed from previous announcement)

Study Tour for Asian Journalists: Washington, DC; New York City, New York; Colorado Springs/Denver, Colorado

Study Tour for American Journalists: Dhaka, Bangladesh; Manila, Philippines; Mindanao, Philippines

The program opens and concludes with dialogue among all the participants at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Who Can Apply: Working print, broadcast, journal and online journalists from the United States and Asian countries with substantial Muslim populations, specifically Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand with a minimum of ten years of experience.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Funding: Roundtrip airfare for the study tour travel, lodging and per diem costs are provided by the East-West Center. Selected participants are responsible for their own visa fees and roundtrip airfare from their home city to Honolulu, where the study tour opens and concludes. A limited number of travel stipends will be available, however selected participants should expect some cost-sharing.

For more information and applications:

Website: www.eastwestcenter.org/journalismfellowships and click on Senior Journalists Seminar

Email: sjs@eastwestcenter.org

Phone: 1-808-944-7682

Apply Now! Deadline: December 1, 2010

The East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, is a public, nonprofit institution that promotes better relations and understanding between the United States and the nations of the Asia Pacific region through cooperative research, education and professional development programs.

Tour of Malaysia’s Iskandar Development Region

The Club is organising a tour of Malaysia’s foremost emerging economic zone, Iskandar Malaysia, on Saturday 4 December. Just across the Second Link from Singapore in Johor, the development area will have five flagship zones where living, entertainment, environment and business seamlessly converge. A major undertaking by the Malaysian government, it marks yet another aspect of Malaysia’s drive for sustained economic growth.

The catalyst of change in this economic zone is Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB), which was set up to drive the projects that will be set up in the zone, through strategic investments and partnerships, contribution of land or granting of concessions and development rights.

With help from the CEO of Iskandar Investments’ Singapore office, Dato N. Parameswaran, IIB has organised a very interesting one-day programme for the Club, including a dialogue with Iskandar Investments new President and CEO Datuk Syed Mohamed Ibrahim.

Find out first hand what Malaysia’s Iskandar Region Development is all about, how its progressing and how Singapore can benefit from this ambitious economic and social project of our closest neighbour.

The programme is as follows:

0900 hrs Depart by coach from Singapore via Second Link
Exit 312C (third exit) – [meeting place to be notified]
1000 hrs Arrive at Seri Medini (IIB’s office in Nusajaya)
Light refreshments
Presentation on Iskandar Malaysia by IIB President & CEO
Dialogue with IIB President & CEO
1120 hrs Site visits to:

1. EDUCITY (drive by)
2. Medini (drive by)
3. Kota Iskandar (the Johor State Government’s new
administrative capital)
4. Puteri Harbour
5. East Ledang (high-end residential)

1230 hrs Lunch hosted by IIB President & CEO Datuk Syed Mohamed
Ibrahim at Horizon Hills Golf Club House
1400 hrs Golfers to tee off
Non-Golfers to go shopping (JUSCO, Bukit Indah ) –
[golfers need to find their own way back to Singapore]
1600 hrs return to Singapore via Second Link

The programme is being finalised and subject to change.

Members who wish to participate in this trip need to indicate their interest soonest by downloading the registration form and emailing it to the secretariat. Spouses/adult family members are welcome, if space is available after members have registered. A nominal cost of $10 per person will be charged.

Please state your full name, designation and membership number when you reply. Also indicate if you wish to go golfing at Horizon Hills (at your own cost), and if you prefer to use your own transport.

We will close registration at 5pm on Monday 29 November 2010.
Registration is now closed.

Artistic Delights: Exclusive Press Club Guided Tour

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Natee Utarit: After Painting (South-East Asian Art)
Date: Thursday, 4th November 2010
Time: 7-8 pm
Place: Singapore Art Museum
Natee Utarit, Tales of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
2009, oil on linen, 240 x 200 cm, Singapore Art Museum collection

You may be familiar with the works of the Great Masters, and more recently, pieces by Chinese artists, but what about closer to home? Talented Southeast Asians have been expressing themselves artistically, with unique aesthetic sensibilities. So head to the Singapore Art Museum and be introduced to Thai artist Natee Utarit. An exceptional painter whose career spans over two decades, Natee’s stunningly vivid paintings have been a series of dialogues and debates on established Western painting traditions, with the ultimate aim of developing new possibilities for painting. His latest creations have increasingly been commentaries on Thai society and identity. This exhibition features more than 70 of the artist’s paintings drawn from SAM, the Bangkok University, the Queensland Art Gallery and private collections worldwide.

To register, pls email secretariat@pressclub.org.sg by Wednesday 3rd November giving your name, membership number and validity of membership.
Your guests are welcome but kindly register in advance. (NB: It’s a Public Holiday on Friday so take time off to enjoy a feast for the eyes!)
Queries? Contact Press Club MC member Carol Foo @ 81137055 or Ms Ida Betryl Cecil, Manager (Marcoms), Singapore Art Museum @ 6332 3217