The US Presidential Election and its Relevance to Asia

Dear Member

You are invited to attend a panel discussion on the US Presidential Election and its relevance to Singapore and Asia on Tues, 11 Oct, 12 to 2 pm at SPH Auditorium, 1000 Toa Payoh North.

Admission is free. Lunch will be served.

Invited participants include moderator Patrick Daniel, Deputy CEO, Singapore Press Holdings; Steve Okun, AmCham Singapore Board of Governors and former official at the US Department of Transportation under President Bill Clinton; Tina Datta of Republicans Abroad Singapore; and Prof Elvin Lim of the National University of Singapore Dept of Political Science, author of The Lovers’ Quarrel: The Two Foundings & American Political Development and The Anti-Intellectual Presidency: The Decline of Rhetoric from George Washington to George W. Bush.

If you would like to attend, please register at

Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

Concha y Toro – Wines Tasting Session

Dear Member

Singapore Press Club is organising a wine tasting session along with Concha y Toro, the largest producer of wines in Latin America.

When: September 7 (Wednesday), 7pm to 9pm.
Where: Singapore Press Club Connexion, Level 2, Shanghai Dolly, 3B River Valley Road, Singapore 179021.

You will get to taste Concha y Toro’s Marques de Casa Concha range of Chilean wines along with matching light bites.

You can find more details about the company and its wines here: link

Fee: $12/pax (open only to Singapore Press Club members).

If you are interested in attending this event, please register at by Fri, September 2. Open to only 30 members.

Those selected will be notified and will have to make the full payment before they attend the event.

Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

A visit with Kirpal Singh @ Singapore Management University

A visit with Kirpal Singh @ Singapore Management University

What’s new at SMU?

Press club members are invited to stop by Singapore Management University and will be greeted by Dr Kirpal Singh, Associate Professor of English Literature, and Founder and Director, Wee Kim Wee Center.

Dr Singh is an internationally recognised scholar whose core research areas include post-colonial literature, Singapore and Southeast Asian, literature and technology, and creativity thinking. Dr Singh is frequently quoted by the media, most recently with the inclusion of Singlish in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

Please join us for a campus tour and a chat with Dr Singh over wine and cheese.

Meet on Wednesday Aug 31, 6 pm at SMU Administration Building lobby, 81 Victoria St.

Youthful Strokes of Exuberance I & II on 19 & 20 August 2016

Dear Member

You and your guest(s) are invited to the Singapore Chinese Orchestra’s “Youthful Strokes of Exuberance I & II” concerts.

Four award-winning young conductors from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan and Singapore will lead the SCO.

Under the baton of Moses Gay, Friday’s concert will commence with Festive Overture, a piece that portrays the playful memories of childhood. Local composer Phang Kok Jun’s Urban Rhythms will have its world premiere during the evening. This piece which reflects various aspects and angles of city life will feature SCO zhongruan associate principal Lo Chai Xia. Hailing from Hong Kong, Rupert Woo will conduct the orchestra to perform The Surging of Turbulent Clouds arranged by Peng Xiu Wen. This piece is adapted from an excerpt in the popular contemporary Peking Opera Mount Dujuan. For the finale, Rupert will conduct Chen Ning-chi’s The Legend of the Dragon. Full programme:

On Saturday, Pung Aik Khai from Malaysia will conduct SCO to perform Nocturnal Peace, a piece by Liu Tian Hua that encourages people to treasure precious moments. The composer was inspired by a joyous gathering with his friends and students. Liu Yuan’s Chinese Landscape: Fuchun Mountain Capriccio will be another highlight. The inspiration behind this was Huang Gong Wang’s painting which ranks among the top ten art masterpieces in Chinese cultural heritage. Combining ideas from Chinese and Western music, Ng Cheuk-yin’s The Seventh Month will enjoy its Singapore premiere at this concert. Under the baton of Wong Kah Chun, SCO yangqin musician Ma Huan will perform the lively Rhapsody by Wang Dan Hong, a song that’s infused with jazz elements. Full programme:

Dates: Aug 19 (Fri) and/or Aug 20 (Sat)
Time: 8pm
Venue: SCO Concert Hall (Former NTUC Conference Hall) Link:

Complimentary tickets are given courtesy of SCO.
Children attending should be 6-years-old and above, or able to sit quietly through the performance if they’re younger.
Please register via Eventbrite only if you are certain that you can attend the concert.
Sign up by 10pm on Aug 17 (Wed) using this link:

You will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite.
(Note that there will be no further confirmation from the Press Club Secretariat.)
On your chosen concert night, proceed to the VIP Table set up at the Qing Foyer outside the 3rd floor Concert Hall.
Show the confirmation email from Eventbrite (e-version will be accepted) to SCO’s Marketing Communications Team.
Inform them that you’re collecting Singapore Press Club tickets.
Enjoy the musical evenings!

Carol Foo
Assistant Honorary Secretary
Singapore Press Club

An Artistic Afternoon

Dear Member,

You are invited to a special guided tour of two delightful exhibitions at the Asian Civilisation Museum. ACM’s curators will share insights to enhance your understanding and appreciation of the displays.

Chinese Ceramics
At the museum’s new gallery of Chinese Ceramics, be dazzled by displays that span the entire history of production in China, from the Neolithic agricultural revolution 10,000 years ago to the twilight of the Qing dynasty. See if you can spot the oldest object currently on display at ACM. Of special note is the museum’s large selection of delightful figures and other forms from its extensive collection of Dehua porcelain, hailed as one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world. Enjoy the carefully assembled groups of artworks that tell specific stories about Chinese ceramics. Interpretive materials explore how ceramics were made, used, and valued throughout Chinese history.

Christianity in Asia
View the world’s first exhibition on the history and spread of Christian art in Asia, spanning the 13th to the 20th century. Be enthralled by displays from Singapore, France, Portugal, Italy, Hong Kong and the Philippines, as well as 20 acclaimed institutions and private collections including the Musée du Louvre, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, and Lisbon’s National Museum of Ancient Art. Complementing these are objects from ACM’s own rich collection. Examine the different interpretations and adaptations of well-established Christian themes by local artists and artisans who may not be Christians themselves, or were from predominantly non-Christian countries like Syria and Iran. Learn how new motifs, such as the representation of Christ as a good shepherd by India, eventually became familiar mainstays in Asian Christian art.

Date: 20th Aug (Sat)
Time: 3.30-4.30pm (Free & Easy viewing after the one-hour group tour)
Venue: Asian Civilisation Museum

Register by 9pm on 17th Aug (Wed) at this link:

Warm regards,

Carol Foo
Assistant Honorary Secretary
Singapore Press Club