Save the Date note for press club ball

The Singapore Press Club is holding its annual Press Ball on 17 December (Saturday) from 6:30-11:30pm at the One Farrer Hotel & Spa Grand Ballroom (1 Farrer Park Road Station).

We are pleased that, with the generous support from friends and partners, the annual Press Ball has become a popular social event.  We plan to present another delightful evening of dining and dancing, with lots of prizes and other goodies, for some 500 members and guests.  They include journalists and editors from most of the news organisations in Singapore, newsmakers, corporate chiefs, diplomats and others.

Programme details to come soon. Looking forward to your presence and support for Press Ball 2016.

Makan Kakis series: El Mero Mero (Nov 3)

Dear Member

Keen to check out the restaurants and bars in town and enjoy their latest
offerings at special prices?

The Singapore Press Club’s Makan Kakis is a series of food and drinks
tastings exclusive to its members and friends.

It’s an opportunity for members and their guests to get together with
fellow makan kakis over the shared love for good food and drinks and great

The latest in this series is a visit to El Mero Mero, Singapore’s No. 1 Mexican restaurant.

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Location: 30 Victoria Street, #01-20 Chijmes,
Singapore 187996
Tel: 6337 1377.

Menu and other details: Attached.


If you are keen to attend, please e-mail by
Nov 1 (Tuesday) to indicate the number of people attending. Limited to 30 pax.
Price: $35 nett per person (to be paid at El Mero Mero at the door).

Best regards
Santosh Kumar
Honorary Secretary
Singapore Press Club

NBS Webinar: The Fed and its Impact on Emerging Markets

Dear member,
Nanyang Business School is inviting Singapore Press Club’s members and guests to attend its first public webinar on The Fed and its Impact on Emerging Markets.
It is a timely talk coming soon after the US Federal Reserve Bank meeting on 1-2 November and the US Elections.
Those who register will receive instructions via e-mail on how to access the webinar on computer, mobile phone and landline (audio-only, using Skype Out credits or call long distance) and event reminders ahead of the webinar.
If you have any questions, please e-mail
Register for the event at:





Sharked by Corporate Insolvency- SWIM OR SINK! -14th October 2016 – 4.00PM – 6.00PM

Dear Member

You can attend this Singapore Corporate Counsel Association event if you are interested.
If you have any queries, please contact: 6636 3638. Details below

Meet the Panelist! REGISTER HERE
Sharked by Corporate Insolvency- SWIM OR SINK!
14th October 2016 – 4.00PM – 6.00PM
Brought to you by SCCA and Clyde & Co – Refreshments & Drinks afterwards
Venue: 12 Marina Boulevard, #30-03, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, 018982

In the recent months, the region has seen a spate of insolvencies and restructurings, particularly in the marine and offshore construction sectors.

Following the collapse of OW Bunkers last year, companies such as Swiber Holdings and Hanjin Shipping, once titans of their respective industries, have fallen victim to the global economic slowdown and poor demand for their services.  And it appears that more will follow. Marco Polo and Rickmers Maritime Trust have all announced restructuring efforts.

In these uncertain times, it is important for businesses to be aware of their legal position when faced with insolvency risks. SCCA brings you a panel of speakers who are masters in their own field and have intense knowledge to address questions from the audiences.

Join us as we discuss:-
·       The various types of insolvency and restructuring proceedings.
·       What should a business do when faced with a counterparty’s insolvency?
·       Cross-border insolvency issues e.g. Recognition of foreign insolvency and restructuring proceedings
·       Case study: The Swiber Holdings judicial management
·       Case study: The Hanjin Shipping rehabilitation

Target audience: Corporate counsel, business owners, shipping firms & traders

Details here

Singapore International Festival of Music, Ticket Discounts For Singapore Press Club members

Dear member,

Members of the Singapore Press Club get a special 20% discount to enjoy ticketed concerts of the Singapore International Festival of Music (SIFOM).

This year, the Festival presents a delightful season of various music genres to bring joy to people of all ages. Themed ‘Myths & Legends’, fairy tales like Sleeping Beauty, Sinbad the Sailor, Peter & The Wolf, Mother Goose and The Flying Dutchman come alive through music beyond your and your child’s imagination.

Each of the concerts from 13 – 30 October are listed in the Festival Schedule attached.  Each concert has a different appeal because it is a different genre:

The SIFOM website ( has information about the Festival.

The Singapore International Festival of Music (SIFOM) returns for the second season this October! This Festival showcases Singapore’s finest classical musicians/ensembles and premiere international musicians, award-winning rising opera stars from the Musical Olympus Foundation (Moscow) and performing artists and composers from Europe, Asia, Russia and Ukraine to name a few.
This year’s esteemed guests include members of the legendary Chamber Orchestra of Europe (reportedly the world’s best orchestra), Norway’s electrifying Ensemble 1B1 led by Russia’s most celebrated young violinist Mikhail Simonyan, as well as local Chinese music group Ding Yi Music Company, a beautiful dance musical Ikan Girl by the Bhumi Collective and a multi-discipline performance including jazz, ethnic, classical and pop by TO ensemble, to name but a few. Themed ‘Myths & Legends”, there is something for everyone in this enchanting and musical experience at the Festival!  There is more to classical music than you know. Discover your love for the classics and all its evolved forms of new music now.

Organised by:
SIFOM Ltd in collaboration with Arts House Ltd and Opera Viva Ltd presents Singapore International Festival of Music (SIFOM).
The Singapore International Festival of Music is supported by National Arts Council, Arts Fund and Victoria Concert Hall – Home of the SSO.

The Singapore International Festival of Music (SIFOM) has:
1.       Free outreach activities (27 Aug – 30 Oct 2016) to bring music to everyone eg. schools, heartlands/public libraries (Bedok/ Choa Chu Kang/Woodlands/ Esplanade/ National Libraries); shopping malls (eg. Star Vista/ ION Orchard Singapore), etc; and the National Gallery Singapore.
2.       Ticketed concerts (13-23 Oct 2016) – tickets are available at SISTIC. 10% off for MasterCard members, senior citizens, NSmen and students. Check SISTIC for other group promotions and bundled Festival Passes.

Singapore Press Club members get a 20% discount when you enter the promo code SPCMUSIC when purchasing tickets online at

3.       Free Festival Fringe performances (13-30 Oct 2016) eg free lunchtime performances in the civic district

Some concerts are raising funds to help gifted young musicians make their dream of a big break onto the world stage a reality. Outreach activities are carried out by musicians who volunteer their time and talent to bring music to everyone, including special needs children/youths (eg. Singapore School For The Deaf/ Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore/ ASPN Tanglin/ Pathlight School, etc), and the young and old at large. Each ticket sold will go towards supporting all these activities and making the festival possible.

Tickets are now available from SISTIC for the ticketed concerts. There are also free music treats for everyone which will be performed at the concert halls, to schools, the heartlands, shopping malls and even at the National Gallery Singapore!

SIFOM is Singapore’s (and South East Asia’s) first classical music festival that invigorates the concert-going experience for Singaporeans and promotes local musicians as well. The Festival is curated by internationally-renowned Conductor and Grammy-nominee, Darrell Ang, who is also the Artistic Director of SIFOM.

• SIFOM 2016 opens with reportedly the world’s best orchestra – Chamber Orchestra of Europe (COE) on 13 Oct at the Victoria Concert Hall. COE was the Cultural Ambassador for the EU (2007 until 2013).
• The exhilarating programme includes an evocative dance musical theatre – Ikan Girl – based on an ancient Malay poem and folklore. Composed by Syafiqah ‘Adha Sallehin in collaboration with pianist Nabillah Jalal and produced by The Bhumi Collective (Ramu is a member of the Bhumi Collective).
•  Spellbinding opera concerts by award-winning vocalists and members of the Musical Olympus Foundation featuring Li Ao (Bass-Baritone; winner of the prestigious Placido Domingo Operalia Award) and Vasilisa Barzhanskaya (Mezzo-Soprano; rising star and artist from the Bolshoi Theatre for young singers). And vocal concerts by our own soprano songbirds, Victoria Li Songwei and Nancy Yuen.
• Bizarre electronic soundscapes based on baroque music and created by Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg performed at Arts House Chamber.
• Recital of Thief in The Night and other Bizarre Tales – some of the most challenging and finger-twisting piano pieces by young musician Thomas Ang aims to raise funds to support budding musicians like him.
• Norway’s most dynamic ensemble 1B1 led by Mikhail Simonyan, world-famous violinist and Deutsche Grammophon artist, who received the highest level of recognition in Russia, will feature four of Singapore’s youngest musicians (age 10-16) one by one, on the same stage: Basil Ong (15 yr old violinist) / Kaelyn Soh (10 yr old violinist) / Mathea Goh (16 yr old violinist) and Japanese violinist Yuri Tanaka (11 yr old). This is made possible by Melody Strings Art Center.
•  New Music from a Mythic Landscape – music inspired by Singapore’s landscape and composed by local composers.
• Local top-bill Chinese orchestra music from Ding Yi Music Company (DYMC)
•  The year’s most enthralling piano recital The Sunken Cathedrals and Other Stories played by beautiful Kseniia Voksmianina who received a standing ovation recently at the Holland International Music Session
•  A multi-discipline, interactive concert at Arts House (Play Den) …And there was N0th1ng by Tze.  Discover music inspired by Asian philosophies and played carnatically on Western instruments by TO ensemble, founded by UK award-winning composer/pianist Tze.
·    VOCO Singapore Ladies Choir and VOCE Singapore Men’s Choir will perform free at National Gallery Singapore on 15 Oct (2-5pm)
·   Tanglewood Music School will present Graduates from The SIFOM Music Academy 2016, performing free at National Gallery Singapore on 15 Oct (2.30pm, 3.30pm & 4.30pm)
·  Free lunch-time concert by musicians from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and SIFOM Orchestra.  This is a festival fringe: Chamber Music@Arts House on Friday 14 October 2016 at Arts House Chamber, 1pm featuring Chamber Orchestra of Europe soloists & SIFOM Orchestra soloists playing
– Vincent D’Indy’s Chansons et Danses Op.50 for wind septet
– Malcolm Arnold’s Brass Quintet
– Mozart’s String Quintet in G minor No. 4



Photo: PeterAdamik/1B1








Meet & greet “Sarong Party Girls” author Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (Nov 2)

Dear Member,
You are invited to “Sarong Party Girls” book reading with Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, a Singaporean writer based in New York. Her previous book was “A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family”. Details as follows:
Date : Wed, 2 Nov 2016
Time : 6pm
Venue : National Library, 100 Victoria Street, Possibility Room Level 5
Members can bring a guest each. Please register your attendance at



Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club