Media visits to Oman

Oman’s Ministry of Information is inviting journalists from Singapore who are interested in publishing articles or documentaries about the Sultanate.

Details click here.

If you are interested in taking up this offer, please e-mail Mr Dharmalingam Vinasithamby, Media Representative, Ministry of Information, Sultanate of Oman, at

Tour of The National Gallery Singapore, March 4 (Friday)

You are invited to take part in a guided tour of The National Gallery Singapore.

Date: March 4 (Friday)

Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm

Address: 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, #01-01, Singapore 178957

Meeting point: Coleman Street entrance (facing St. Andrew’s Cathedral)

The National Gallery Singapore is a new visual arts institution which oversees the largest public collection of modern art of Singapore and Southeast Asia. Situated in the heart of the Civic District, the National Gallery Singapore has been beautifully restored and transformed from the former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings into an exciting new visual arts venue.

You will get to see the inaugural exhibitions at two permanent galleries.

The inaugural exhibition of the DBS Singapore Gallery poses the question Siapa Nama Kamu?, which means “What is your name?”, and invites visitors to consider how art may relate to issues of self and community and what it means to look at Singapore through its art. Siapa Nama Kamu? weaves together a rich and captivating narrative of artworks in a broadly chronological sequence and explores the influences and practices that have shaped and transformed Singapore art.

Separately housed in the former Supreme Court building, the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery presents an exhibition on the art of Southeast Asia through shared artistic impulses across the region. The curatorial narrative explores four main themes, each one critically examining the shared artistic impulse of the region for each period: Authority and Anxiety, Imagining Country and Self, Manifesting the Nation and Re:Defining Art.

Please register at by March 1st (Tuesday).

You can bring your guests too.

Singapore Press Club Chinese New Year Lunch, Feb 19, Seletar Country Club

Xin Nian Kuai Le!

We usually try to organise a Chinese New Year lunch for members. This year,
we’ve not been able to secure a venue at the price we were prepared to pay.
Rather than not hold a CNY lunch this year, we have decided to hold the
lunch at the Seletar Country Club to coincide with a golf game being
organised by the Press Club Golf League. Seletar Country Club offered us a
good rate. We usually don’t subsidise our CNY lunch, but given the
and inconvenience, we are providing a subsidy to members. Members pay $40
while guests pay $60. We will be pleased if as many members can attend to
ring in the new year.

Here are the details:

Event:  The Singapore Press Club’s Chinese New Year lunch
Date: February 19 (Friday)
Time: 12.15pm onwards
Venue: Seletar Country Club, Kingfisher 3 room, Level 1.
Address: 101 Seletar Club Road, Singapore 798273

Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng
Braised Crabmeat with Soup with Sweet Corn
Roast Chicken with Garlic
Deep Fried Seabass “Hong Kong Style”
Broccoli with Whole Chinese Mushroom
Braised Ee-Fu Noodles
Chinese New Year White Nian Gao

Cost: $40 for members (this is a club-subsidised rate); $60 for guests.

Registration: E-mail to by February 16

World Press Photo exhibition and talks

The Singapore Press Club has arranged an exclusive guided tour of the World
Press Photo exhibition for our members and guests on February 14 (Sunday).

The details are given below:

Date: Sunday, February 14
Time: 10.45am – 2.30pm
Venue: Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore

10.30am – Registration & refreshments
11.00am – Talks by Kevin Lim and Neo Xiaobin
12.15pm – Exclusive guided tour for SPC members and guests (tour will end at

You can also attend:
1.15pm – Talks by Desmond Lim and Alphonsus Chern
2.30pm – End

Synopsis of talks:
*Behind the scenes of disaster reportage by Kevin Lim, ST Photojournalist*
Kevin Lim shares his experience in overseas assignments covering the
aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines and also the Air Asia
Flight 8501 that crashed into the Java Sea.

*Evolution of newspaper photographers by Neo Xiaobin, ST Photojournalist*
Beyond the traditional role of an image maker, photographers are
increasingly expected to juggle multiple roles as a photographer,
videographer, and journalist catering to the different platforms of print
and online media. Neo Xiaobin discusses some of the challenges and
expectations on the ground.

*Shooting Singapore: Telling stories about our community by Desmond Lim, ST
Nothing interesting to photograph in Singapore? Good photojournalism does
not always have to entail travels to exotic locales. Desmond Lim believes
that good stories can be found in our own backyard and shares about
them in the seemingly mundane.

*Sea, Air, and Land: photographing the SAF’s elite by Alphonsus Chern, ST
Alphonsus Chern talks about his time photographing some of the most
challenging training in the Singapore Armed Forces such as the airborne
combat diver courses, as well as the Black Knights aerobatic team as they
were preparing for the jubilee display last year.
If you are interested in taking part, please register by 6pm on February
11 (Thursday) at this link:
You can include guests too.