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Dear Members and Alumni,

I am happy to see we continue to deepen and broaden our events calendar over the next few months; on our own and in collaboration with other alumni associations.

An integral event on the global HAA calendar is the “Welcome to your City” social, and again, we are delighted to be able to host this in person after the “COVID” hiatus - venue to be announced; but the date is set on September 29th around the world.

Please do mark November 10th in your calendars, we will be holding our Annual Dinner that evening at the Regent Hotel and we are hopeful that an esteemed Guest of Honor - a name everyone will recognize - will be attending, in addition to our 2022 Fellow T. Sasitharan. More details will be forthcoming; ticketing will also begin soon.

As you might have observed, one of our signature regular features is the “IDEAS lunch” series - we welcome any alumni / member that has a topic or person they would like to feature - please contact any of the officers and we would be happy to discuss!! Our aim is truly to involve a greater range of our alumni and would love to see broader participation from everyone - it just helps us get better and become more integrated.

Take care, and hope everyone is enjoying the summer,
Rebecca Woo
President, HCS

Aug 4-21: The Nest by Rainshadow Studios

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Rainshadow Studios presents
THE NEST by acclaimed playwright Franz Xaver Kroetz
August 4-21, 2022
42 Waterloo St

Like all expecting parents, Kurt and Martha want the best for their baby. But they are working class and a baby is costly. What happens when an innocent side job spirals out of control? How far will the new parents go to create their ideal home?

Directed by Yale-NUS Lecturer of Theatre Jonathan Vandenberg and featuring Ethel Yap and Te Hao Boon, The Nest is a haunting parable on the tangled relationship between materialism, obedience, and ecological devastation. Written in 1974 Bavaria and locally set, this timeless play eerily resonates with the struggles of a modern family in Singapore.

The Nest is Rainshadow Studios’ inaugural event open to the public, with Scarce City — an immersive-theater-inspired strategy game on resource management — in the company’s pipeline. Rainshadow Studios harnesses the power of its multidisciplinary core team — artist Elizabeth Mak (Harvard College '12, Yale School of Drama '16), Shawn Low (Harvard College '11, Co-Founder of Better.com), and Thammika Songkaeo (former World Economic Forum Global Shaper) — to create art that confronts our relationship to the climate crisis, inspires a reimagining of a future in balance, and moves people to action.

Tickets for the play can be purchased at the-nest-sg.peatix.com, with a special 10% discount available to HCS: TNHCS10.

Aug 20 (Saturday) - IDEAS Lunch: Trends in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

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The Harvard Club of Singapore and Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Association of Singapore will host an Ideas Lunch on Trends in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. The format will be an informal lunch discussion where our guest will share his observations for a few minutes, followed by a discussion/Q&A where where attendees can participate.

Our featured attendee is Jason See, Senior Director Data Science and AI Division at GovTech Singapore. His team supports digital transformation efforts. Jason will share on data science and AI use cases and capability building efforts in the public sector.

Date: Saturday 20th August 2022
Time: 12 noon to 1:30pm
Venue: Restaurant in Vivo City. Details of the restaurant will be sent to you upon payment confirmation.
Cost: $38 per alumnus (non HCS member), $25 for paid member of HCS. You may register and bring one or more guests, subject to seat availability.

Please register here to get tickets to the event! If registration is full and you want to be wait-listed, please email Titus at [email protected]

Aug 30 (Tuesday) - Harvard Club of Singapore and Yale Club of Singapore social!

Harvard Club of Singapore and Yale Club of Singapore Social!

Come for a post summer get together, with an evening of drinks and laughter!
Date: Tuesday, August 30 2022
Time: 7:00pm onwards
Location: Sol Singapore, 78 Neil Road
If you're interested in this Social, please register here. Tickets are limited so grab them soon!

Sept 23 (Friday) - Asian Civilisations Museum Exhibition Tour

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🖼🧥Join the Columbia Alumni Club of Singapore for a docent tour of "Batik Kita: Dressing in Port Cities", a storied survey of batik in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Explore the rich history and culture of batik and batik making, and learn about the dynamic possibilities of batik as fashion through the years.

Date: Friday, September 23, 7pm
Location: Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), 1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555
Cost: $22 for Singaporeans/PR, $35 for non-Singaporean/PR. (This price includes your museum entry, ticket for the exhibition & the docent.)

To RSVP for the event, please email [email protected] to confirm your spot. There is a limited number of slots. More details will be emailed to you after your slot is confirmed.

Sept 29 (Thursday) - Welcome to your City (Singapore)

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The Welcome to Your City event series provides an opportunity for Alumni across the world to connect with their local Harvard community. This year, the Harvard Club of Singapore will be hosting the Singapore chapter on Thursday, Sept 29th.

This year's event will be an in-person one. More details will be available in the coming weeks--stay tuned and save the date!

Nov 10 (Thursday) - Harvard Club of Singapore Annual Dinner (Save the date!)

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Harvard Club of Singapore Annual Dinner

We will be hosting the Harvard Club of Singapore's Annual Dinner on November 10 this year. The dinner will feature the 2022 HUAAS Fellow T. Sasitharan, winners of the 2022 Harvard Prize Book, as well as an esteemed Guest-of-Honor.

More information on the event (e.g. venue, ticket sales) will be provided in subsequent newsletters. Stay tuned, but for now, please save the date!
The Executive Committee 2022/2023
Rebecca WOO – AB ’89, President (Term Ending 2023)
Titus YONG – EdM ’03, Vice President (Term Ending 2024)
Welly TANTONO – AB ’96, Treasurer (Term Ending 2024)
En Ming ONG – AB ’11, Secretary (Term Ending 2023)
Andrew NAI – GMP ’14, Member (Term Ending 2024)
Benjamin GOH – MPP ’17 (Term Ending 2023)
Kamal KARMAKAR — OPM ’08 (Term Ending 2023)
Gerald TAN-– GMP'21 (Term Ending 2024)
Nara NAHM— AB ’92 (Term Ending 2024)