Exclusive Preview – Tapestry: The Heart of ASEAN

Dear Member,

You are invited to the new Mediacorp Campus for an exclusive preview of Tapestry: The Heart of ASEAN.

Date: Tuesday 27 February 2018
Time: 8.30am to 1.00pm (Complimentary Networking Breakfast starts at 10.05am)
Venue: Mediacorp Campus, 1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507
Map: https://www.mediacorp.sg/blob/6209698/6ea5dd228cdc0bca5a11abf88a73c3c8/new-campus-directional-map–1–data.pdf

RSVP by Fri 23 Feb 2018 : Click here / RSVP button
Only registered guests (you will receive a confirmation email) will be permitted entry.

‘Tapestry: The Heart of ASEAN’ is a five-part travelogue television series that celebrates the diversity of ASEAN’s 10 member states.
Join Channel NewsAsia’s Pichayada Promchertchoo & Jack Board as they embark on a remarkable journey that captures the stories and lives of the many different people who have made their homes in Southeast Asia a rich tapestry.

Watch the series trailer via this link:
Broadcast Alert:
‘Tapestry: The Heart of ASEAN’ will air every Tuesday evening for 5 weeks, starting from Tue 27 Feb. 11pm SIN/HK/MNL via Channel NewsAsia


Meet author and former journalist Vasuki Shastry (March 16)

Dear Member

You are invited to meet our former colleague, Vasuki Shastry, author of the book Resurgent Indonesia: From Crisis to Confidence published by Straits Times Press, which will be released in Singapore on March 15.

The session with Vasuki is on Friday, March 16, from 4pm at Singapore Indian Association, Balestier Road. He will talk about the book and it will be followed by a discussion and Q & A.

See the attachment for further details.

A well-known business and economics journalist in India, Singapore and Indonesia, before joining the International Monetary Fund in 1998, Vasuki gives a gripping inside account of Indonesia’s steep decline after the Asian financial crisis and its improbable recovery and rise in the ensuing two decades. He covered the tumultuous fall of Suharto for The Business Times and continued to work on matters related to Indonesia at the IMF.

He was the head of communications at the Monetary Authority of Singapore between 2001 and 2003. He currently lives in London with his wife and works for Standard Chartered Bank.

Please register your attendance with secretariat@pressclub.org.sg by March 10.

Light refreshments will be served.

An admin fee of $10 will be charged if you cancel your registration after that date.

Best regards

The Secretariat

Singapore Press Club

Marina Bay Sail+Drinks (Tues, 27 Feb, 5 to 8 pm)

Dear Member

Following the very enjoyable Marina Bay Sail+Drinks event last November for Singapore Press Club members, the Singapore Sailing Federation (SSF) is again inviting our members to sail with them on Tues, 27 Feb, 5:00-8pm. The SSF pontoon is located at the waterfront next to Customs House at 70 Collyer Quay.

So take some time off from the office to go sailing on the Federation’s 40-foot yachts! No sailing experience needed. Just an appetite for good banter, breeze and drinks!

Online tickets can be bought via the link below at $30 per pax and include 2 alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks each. Guests, including children aged 7 and above, are welcome. Drinks will be served at Super Loco Mexican restaurant overlooking the pontoon and the Bay.

Marina Bay Sail+Drinks
Tues, 27 Feb 2018
5:00-8pm (those arriving later will be transferred to the yachts via powerboat)
SSF Pontoon next to Customs House
70 Collyer Quay
Singapore 670129

For those driving, the nearest carpark is at One Marina Boulevard.

If you are unable to find the pontoon on event day, call Koh Yizhe at +65 9651 7927.

Purchase your tickets here: https://singaporesailing.eventsmart.com/events/networking-sailing-session-february-2018/
As this is not a public event, use the password “lovesailing” to enter the site.

Come catch the breeze!

Lau Joon-Nie
Singapore Press Club

Chinese New Year lunch at Grand Mercure Roxy’s Jia Wei Restaurant (Feb 20)

Dear Member

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

The Singapore Press Club has arranged a Chinese New Year lunch for our members and their guests at Grand Mercure Roxy’s Jia Wei restaurant.

When: February 20
Time: 12.15pm to 2.30pm
Address: 50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square, Singapore 428769. Tel: 63448000.
Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant is located at Level 2 of Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy. It is noted for its traditional cooking style and 家味 (home flavours).



Cost: $30 (member); $45 (guest)

Please register with an e-mail to secretariat@pressclub.org.sg by February 15. Indicate the number of guests you are bringing.

Also mail your cheque marked “Singapore Press Club” to:
Singapore Press Club
C/O SPH New Centre
1000 Toa Payoh North
Singapore 318994.

Best regards

The Secretariat

Singapore Press Club

Discussion with Peter Kuznick: the rise and fall of the American Empire (March 15)

Dear Member

The Singapore Press Club is partnering Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and invites you to attend a “Discussion with Peter Kuznick: the rise and fall of the American Empire”.

Professor Kuznick will be discussing the impact of the Trump presidency on prospects for world peace, the long crisis in the American media, popular understandings of the Korean and Vietnam wars, reflections on the major geo-political crises of the post 1945 period, and the Asian origins (and possibly ends) of the American Empire.

Peter Kuznick is professor of history and director of the award-winning Nuclear Studies Institute at American University. In 2012 he and Oliver Stone co-authored the 10 part Showtime documentary film series and book The Untold History of the United States.

His other books include Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists as Political Activists, Rethinking Cold War Culture (co-edited with James Gilbert) and Rethinking the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Japanese and American Perspectives (co-authored with Akira Kimura).

Venue: HSS Conference room, #05-57, School of Humanities, NTU, 14 Nanyang Dr, Singapore 637332
Date: Thursday, 15 March
Time: 4.30 pm
Register with: Assistant Professor, Scott Michael Anthony at ​ smanthony@ntu.edu.sg

Best regards,

Sally J. Clarke
Executive Committee Member
Singapore Press Club

Deliberate Online Falsehoods (February 7)

Dear Member

You are invited to attend the panel discussion “Deliberate Online Falsehoods: Causes, Consequences and Countermeasures”.

When: February 7 (Wednesday), 3pm to 5.30pm

Where: SPH Auditorium, SPH News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994.

For more details and registration, go to:

You can register your guests too.

Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club