Challenging Beauty – An exclusive tour for Singapore Press Club Members

Dear Member,

Challenging Beauty – Insights into Italian Contemporary Art 

Members of the Singapore Press Club are invited to attend an exclusive tour of Challenging Beauty – Insights into Italian Contemporary Art, curated by the internationally acclaimed curator and art historian Lorand Hegyi. This exhibition is the first major Italian contemporary art exhibition in Singapore, and is being held at the Parkview Museum.

The private tour will be followed by a panel discussion with the artists: Gianni Dessi, Marina Paris and Singapore’s Cultural Medallion winner, artist Milenko Prvacki.  

Further details on the exhibition and why it matters can be found here:

Event:  Exclusive Private Curators Tour and Panel Discussion
Venue:  Parkview Museum
Date:    Thursday, 3rd May
Time:    6.30pm to 8.30pm

Register with  at Phish Communications. Please provide the following info:


Please note that if you do not turn up on the actual day, you have to pay an administration fee of $10 and are liable to be barred from subsequent Singapore Press Club events. And that there is no charge for attending the event.

We look forward to welcoming you on the evening.

With warm regards,

Sally J. Clarke
Singapore Press Management Committee

Enjoy music treats at special prices

Dear Member

Enjoy two musical treats with specially priced tickets for the Singapore Press Club.

Singapore Symphony Orchestra is offering a 25% discount for the following concerts:


La Bohème – The Key To Love (27-28 Apr 2018)

One of the most beloved operas of all time, La Bohème is about young artists and chance meetings. In Paris and in love,they’re trapped by circumstances, and liberated by poetry.

Revel in some of Puccini’s most luscious melodies as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Choirs present a concert version presentation of this opera.

Students from NAFA School of Art & Design and NAFA School of Arts Management, Dance & Theatre participated in the stage backdrop, prop design and artist liaison.

Concert Details:


25% discount Sistic Booking Link created by SSO


La Voix Humaine (12-13 May 2018)

La Voix Humaine by Francis Poulenc – based on Jean Cocteau’s play – is a heart-wrenching one-act opera about a woman’s telephone conversation with her ex-lover.

Directed by Cultural Medallion winner Ivan Heng, and performed by soprano Jennifer Lien and pianist Shane Thio, with multimedia artist Brian Gothong Tan.

Concert Details:


25% discount Sistic Booking Link created by SSO:


Warm regards,

Carol Foo

Management Committee Member

Singapore Press Club

Publish Asia Conference, Bali 24 – 26 April: 15% discount for Press Club members

Dear Members

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is extending an invitation to Press Club members to attend this year’s Publish Asia conference in Bali, 25-26 April, with pre-conference workshops taking place on 24th.

Besides journalism-themed sessions like Safeguarding Truth, Trust and Journalist Safety in News and Journalism That Makes a Difference, this year’s Publish Asia takes a more business-focused slant, with a hard look at reinventing news business models and finding new revenue streams.

For the first time at Publish Asia, Google, Facebook and Twitter are coming to speak and they will be sharing their plans for publishers, including various subscription features and partnerships. Google will be sending a team to talk details about the US$300M Google News Initiative announced 3 weeks ago. Facebook will be elaborating on its Facebook Journalism Project features, including cultivating Facebook Groups and Communities, call-to-action subscriptions button, Trusted Publishers feature, improved Insights, ranking changes and roll-out plans for APAC – most of which are not apparent to the casual social media user. Twitter has entered into several broadcasting tie-ups on a revenue share basis with media companies. There are also sessions on business transformation, trust in advertising, branded content, brand activation, audience engagement using AI and Smart Data and products to engage Gen X to Z. Details are on the conference

Kicking off each day will be presentations by C-level executives of major regional media: South China Morning Post, The Hindu, Kompas Gramedia, New Straits Times Press, Singapore Press Holdings and Khaleej Times. They will share on how they’ve been evolving and transforming their outlook, business and content strategies and organisational culture amid the turbulence of digital disruption.

If you’re a member of the Singapore Press Club, there’s a generous 15% discount off the WAN-IFRA non-member price of SGD1,980 = SGD1,683, which includes 2 days of conference programming and entry into the Asian Media Awards Ceremony and Welcome Dinner at Bali TV. The same discount code can be applied to the full-day workshops on Digital Platform Strategy for News Publishers and Collaborative Investigative Journalism on 24 April.

To register, visit

If you have any questions, you can email Club VP Lau Joon-Nie at

Best regards,
Singapore Press Club Secretariat

Chinese Treasures @ National Gallery Singapore

Dear Member,

Feast your eyes on highlights from 3 special exhibitions at the National Gallery.
Confirmed participants will have reserved spots @ the evening guided tours for the public.

Wu Guanzhong – A Walk Through Nature (

Chen Chong Swee – Strokes Of Life (

Xiu Hai Lou Exhibitions – Rediscovering Treasures: Ink Art (

Time: 5.30pm Guided Tour
Dates: April: Friday 13th , Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th – RSVP to Secretariat by 12th April
Dates: April: Friday 20th, Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd – RSVP to Secretariat by 17th April
In your RSVP, please state your Name, Designation & Organisation, Nationality. Your guests are welcome to join you.


Free Admission: All Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and Non-Singaporean/PRs who are members of the media
Fee $20: Non-Singaporeans who are not members of the media
Apart from the guided tour, participants can visit all exhibitions at the National Gallery.

Best regards
Carol Foo
Management Committe Member
Singapore Press Club

Shanghai Dolly to close

Dear Member

You must have heard the news that Shanghai Dolly, the nightclub at Clarke Quay, is closing by the end of this week.

With that, special access to Shanghai Dolly and the Singapore Press Club Connexion, located on the nightclub’s second floor and which provided our members food and drinks at discounted rates, will no longer be available.

The Club has expressed its thanks to owners Dennis Foo and his son Gordon for providing our members special privileges at Shanghai Dolly. Dennis and Gordon are strong supporters of the Club.

Late last year, Skyline, the rooftop club and lounge at Raffles Place, also closed. Its management also had provided Happy Hour rates to our members.

Best regards

The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club