Invitation to 18 Aug Book Launch & 28 Aug Screening

Dear members,

Two Singapore Press Club Young Media Professionals Chapter members, Lee Jian Xie and Jeremy Boo, wish to extend the following invitation to fellow Club members.

Those wishing to attend should RSVP here: If anyone has questions, email Jeremy at

Best wishes,
Lau Joon-Nie
VP, Singapore Press Club
Convenor, Young Media Professionals Chapter


You are invited to the Book Launch of Grandmother’s Garden and other stories on Saturday 18 August 2012, 3.15pm to 5:00pm at the Chamber of The Arts House at The Old Parliament. There will be a pre-launch screening of the Before We Forget documentary at 2.00pm. The book will be on sale at special launch prices.

Saturday, 18 August 2012, 3.15pm – 5.00pm


The Chamber of The Arts House at The Old Parliament
1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429


1.50 pm Guests to be seated
2.00 pm Pre-launch screening of documentary
3.00 pm Intermission
3.15 pm All guests to be seated
3.30 pm Arrival of Guest-of-Honour, Ms Denise Phua, MP
3.35 pm Guest-of-Honour address
3:50 pm Readings by selected contributors
4.30 pm Questions
4.45 pm Tea reception and book sale


Are we the same when memories fade?

How do we love someone we no longer know? Most of us are at a loss when we realise a person we love has dementia. And unlike many things, it becomes more difficult with time. Dementia slowly withers the memories, thoughts, and abilities of our loved ones, turning them into strangers. Dementia does not discriminate. Doctors have no cure.

Grandmother’s Garden and other stories brings together the stories of more than 30 people, including writers Mr Wang Says So, and Mr Miyagi, filmmaker Boo Junfeng, and photojournalist Bob Lee. The poetry, prose, photographs, artwork, and illustrations in this book speak of exhaustion, guilt, acceptance, strength, love, and courage.

Grandmother’s Garden and other stories is published by Hachisu, and distributed by Select Books. The printing of the book is sponsored by Lundbeck Singapore. Proceeds go to a dementia-related cause.

LATEST: Screening & Book Forum – Tue 28 August at Golden Village VivoCity Hall 2

7.00 pm Guests to be seated
7.15 pm Screening of documentary
8.15 pm Speech by Dr Philip Yap, Clinical Director, Geriatric Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
8.25 pm Readings by selected contributors
8.45 pm Questions
9.00 pm Book sale

Please register for the book launch by 15 August, and the screening by 18 August. This form is for the registration for one seat only. You are welcome to forward this link to your friends:

Hope to see you at the launch!

With regards,
Xian Jie

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Emily & All Things Peranakan

Exclusive Curator’s Guided Tour and Talk

Dear members,

You are invited to the Peranakan Museum for an Exclusive Curator’s Guided Tour of the Emily of Emerald Hill – Singaporean Identity On Stage exhibition.

As patriotism fills the air this August, enjoy delving into the psyche of the Peranakan community, as unfolded by playwright and novelist Stella Kon.

For more details, check out

After the guided tour, members are free to view all the museum displays at your own leisure.

 Exclusive Guided Tour

Date: 18 August (Sat)

Time: 1.30pm (Registration starts at 1.20pm at the Ground Floor Lobby)

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Venue: Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street

To register, please send an email to giving your name, membership number, current occupation and handphone number.

Your guests are welcome but please submit their names and occupations in advance.

The registration deadline is 14th Aug (Tue).

Public Talk

Date: 18 August (Sat) – same day

Time: 11am-1pm

In conjunction with the exhibition, a panel discussion will be held with the three local thespians who’ve taken on the role of Emily over the years.

Margaret Chan, Pearlly Chua and Ivan Heng will share their interpretations of Emily, an abandoned girl who becomes the powerful matriarch of a distinguished household.

As this event is open to the public, interested members should register directly with the National Heritage Board. Email by 15th Aug (Wed).

It’s advisable for children attending the talk to be at least 6 years old. Seats are limited so please sign up early and turn up if places are reserved for you.

Queries? Contact Press Club MC member Carol Foo @ 81137055 or Natalie Tan from NHB (ACM) @ 63323830 email

Have a creative August!

SCO Opening Gala Night

The Glorious Lion City – A Law Wai Lun Concert

Dear members,

You are invited to an evening of fine music and dance at the Singapore Chinese Orchestra’s new season Opening Gala concert.
As Singapore celebrates National Day, the concert will launch Prince Sang Nila Utama and Singa and other works by SCO’s new Composer-in-Residence Law Wai Lun.
This fantasia piece with Nanyang music elements is inspired by the legendary founding of Singapura and will feature Indonesia’s Padnecwara Dance Group.
Next, enjoy a Medley of National Day Parade Theme Songs by Robert Fernando.
in the masterpiece The Celestial Web, MediaCorp artiste Guo Liang and Capital Radio 95.8FM DJ Xu Bing will perform with the SPH Chinese Choir and SOKA Chorus.
Click here for more details.

Members are also welcome to attend a Pre-concert Talk at 6pm on 18 August (Sat) only.
Law Wai Lun and SCO’s Music Director Tsung Yeh will share interesting anecdotes about the concert.

Date: 17th August (Fri) /OR/ 18 August (Sat)
Time: 8pm (Concert duration estimated 2 hours)
Venue: SCO Concert Hall @ Singapore Conference Hall, 7 Shenton Way

To register, please send an email to giving your name, membership number, current occupation and handphone number.
Please also specify (1) Which concert night you wish to attend (2) Whether you wish to attend the pre-concert talk on Sat as well.
Your guests are welcome but please submit their names and occupations in advance. The concert is not suitable for children under 6.
Registration closes at 5pm on 12th August (Sun).
As SCO is hosting this event, kindly ensure that you can turn up before registering as tickets will be reserved for you and not released to the public.

Queries? Contact Press Club MC member Carol Foo @ 81137055 or email

Have a lovely week!