Reporting on China with Susan Jakes [Cancelled]

Reporting on China with Susan Jakes

With over a decade of experience covering China both as a writer for Time and currently as the founding Editor for ChinaFile, Susan Jakes will be visiting Singapore to conduct a series of public lectures on U.S.-China relations, issues in contemporary China, and the challenges of reporting on China.  

In lieu of a formal talk with Singapore-based journalists, Ms Jakes will be holding an informal joint meet and greet with members of the Foreign Correspondents Association and Singapore Press Club.  This event will be a great opportunity to meet with Ms Jakes and exchange views over drinks. 

Date:  Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM
Location: Pan Pacific Hotel Lobby Lounge
RSVP to Destin Hodges, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Singapore at  
This event is BYOD (Buy Your Own Drinks). 

U Creative Summit 2015

NTUC is giving Singapore Press Club members a special rate ($50) to attend the U Creative Summit (see details below).
If you are keen to attend the Summit, please send your registration details to Geraldine Wong at
· Name


· Email Address

· Mobile

· Company

· Designation

The $50 will be collected at the venue.


A tribute to former President Wee Kim Wee on his birth centenary – Wed 4 Nov 2015 12-2pm NTU

Dear Member,

The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information is marking former President Wee Kim Wee’s birth centenary on November 4 and is inviting Singapore Press Club members to attend the event, since the late Mr Wee also co-founded the Singapore Press Club.
There will be speeches by one of Mr Wee’s daughters, Ms Wee Eng Hwa, and our long-serving former Management Committee Member and ex-Straits Times editor-in-chief Mr Peter Lim.

Please RSVP:


Press Ball 2015 on October 31 (Saturday)

Dear Member

Our annual Press Ball is here again!

It will be held from 6pm on October 31 (Saturday) at the One Farrer Hotel &
Spa Grand Ballroom (1 Farrer Park Road Station).

Come dressed in your most fanciful gold finery (or whatever your
interpretation of gold is).

The entertainment details are attached.

Cost: Member ($70); Spouse/Partner ($80); Guest ($100).

Seats are limited. So, book your place now!

Please fill up the attached form and send it, along with your cheque, to:

“Press Ball 2015”
Singapore Press Club
c/o SPH News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994
Attn: Ms Elsie Chua, Hon Treasurer

Closing date: October 20 (Tuesday).

Indicate if you need vegetarian food.

Thank You & Best Regards

Christina Cheang, Management Committee Member
& Santosh Kumar, Honorary Secretary
Singapore Press Club

50 SOG Outline3

PressBall2015.Replyform (member+guest)

Invitation to SCO concerts on Oct 2 & 3

Dear Member,

You and your guest(s) are invited to attend the Singapore Chinese
Orchestra’s concerts on 2 Oct (Fri) and 3 Oct (Sat).

Friday’s concert is entitled Essence of Nanyang.
This starts with a roaring Guangdong piece Thunder Storm and Drought.
Concertmaster Li Bao Shun will perform Tan Dun’s huqin masterpiece Fire
Ritual. Other highlights include two concise and witty orchestral works –
Mahjong Kakis and Izpirazione II – Rambutan (composed by Eric Watson and
Simon Kong Su Leong respectively). The finale is a selection from
symphonic poem Marco Polo and Princess Blue by composers Liu Yuan and
lyricist Wang Yi Yan. This will feature established tenor Warren Mok and
well-acclaimed Chinese soprano Wu Bi Xia.

Saturday’s concert is entitled Ruan Lingyu’s The Goddess – A Silent Flim
Its world premiere at the Huayi Festival 2014 received an enthusiastic
response. First released in 1934, The Goddess depicts the selfless love of
a mother. It was legendary Chinese actress Ruan Lingyu’s most
representative work. Now, the film is set afresh to music by Singapore
composer Law Wai Lun and Hong Kong composer Lincoln Lo. Ruan Lingyu’s
realistic portrayal of a mother coupled with SCO’s picturesque
orchestration effectively portray the beauty of humanity and life.

Venue: SCO Concert Hall

Tickets are complimentary courtesy of the SCO.
You may attend both concerts but registration closes by 1pm 1st Oct.
Please keep me on copy when you reply to the Secretariat at with your name, designation, organisation and
press club number for ticket collection.

Have a fruitful week!

Warm regards,
Carol Foo

Enjoy racing at Singapore Racecourse on October 11

Dear Member

The Singapore Press Club has arranged a visit to the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji on October 11 (Sunday) to watch the day’s races live.

You will be seated at the Corporate Box, located at the private Committee level of the Grandstand, which offers an impressive view of the racecourse and is close to
the live action.

The entry and seating is free of charge, thanks to the generosity of the Singapore Turf Club. You will have to pay for your own food and drinks, available from a la carte menu.

The first race will commence at 12.50pm and the last race will end at 6.05pm (in normal circumstances).

Location: Singapore Racecourse
1 Turf Club Avenue
Singapore 738078

You can take your friends and family members along but all must be 18 years and above.

Dress Code:
Men – smart casual, polo-collar shirt with jeans or pants are acceptable. Bermudas, T-shirts without collars and sandals are not allowed.
Ladies – appropriate equivalent. Shorts, slippers and sandals are not allowed
Tattered jeans, shorts, bermudas, T-shirts (without collars and/or sleeves), slippers and sandals are not allowed.

The programme:


if you are interested in joining this visit and enjoying some thrilling race action, please register with by October 8 (Thursday) indicating the number of persons you are bringing along.

Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club