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Dear Members and Alumni,

April flew by and the team is gearing up to get an exciting calendar planned out for the rest of 2023! Besides the usual talks and networking events, members will have a chance to take part in a group yoga activity followed by board games (!) and to get ready for one of the hottest events on the calendar - the Krokodiloes!

The Kroks will drop by Singapore as part of its annual world tour and, once again, will be performing at the beautiful Sundaram Tagore Gallery over at Gillman Barracks. Your ears will be filled with beautiful voices while your eyes get to feast on stunning artwork - two for the price of one! Join us!

We are looking for members who can put us in touch with interesting venues (e.g., art galleries, museums, gyms, private clubs, speakeasies) where members would be interested in attending our events. If you can help us in this aspect, please email [email protected].

I look forward to catching up with all of you soon!

All the best,
Welly Tantono
President, HCS

May 3 (Wednesday) - The CEO of Your Child’s Brain

The CEO of Your Child’s BrainWhy Children Need Executive Functioning Skills and How to Strengthen It at Home

Event details:
Date: May 3 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Venue: Galbraith Ballroom, The American Club, 10 Claymore Hill, Singapore 229573

Executive functioning skills that are critical for success don’t often come naturally for children and may need to be explicitly taught. Join us in for a salon-style conversation with parent education expert, Charmaine Pattinson (Founder of Plinkit, an online child development resource; HBS MBA 2007), as she shares her insights on why executive function is essential, and the tools, scripts and strategies you can use every day with your child to strengthen it.

Connect with fellow HBS and Harvard parents, share in parenting pain points and bring the questions you’ve always wanted answered by a parenting expert!

Capacity is limited to 30 people so parents, soon to be parents and those who are genuinely interested should sign up here for this pertinent session!

May 9 (Tuesday) - Venture Ahead: Navigating Risks and Long-term Wins for SEA VCs and startups

Combined event on VCs and Startups in SEA

Interesting to find out about how VCs and startups can navigate the economy amidst what looks like a turbulent year ahead? Join us in this panel put together that features leading experts and experienced VCs to learn more about navigating risks and opportunities in Southeast Asia

Confirmed Panelists:
- Jessica Pouleur, Partner at OpenSpace Ventures
- Albert Shyy, MD Eurazeo
- David He, Partner at Gunderson Dettmer (Singapore)
- Dr Snehal Patel, Managing Partner at Saena Partners

This event is co-organized by the alumni clubs of Berkeley, Columbia, Cornell, and Harvard. Due to overwhelming interest in the event, attendance is restricted to alumni members only. Light refreshments will be provided.

If you're interested in this event, please buy tickets here

May 16 (Tuesday) - Sleep Well, Live Better: Expert Tips for Children and Adults

We are pleased to invite you to this interactive session with Zoe Chu, popularly known as the Sleep Supernanny. She is a renowned sleep expert who has dedicated her career to assisting families and individuals from babies to adults in achieving a restful night's sleep.

In this season, Zoe will delve into the science of sleep and how it impacts well-being at various stages of life. She will also talk about some common sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea, discussing the hidden causes of insomnia and how to address them while linking them to hormones, functional nutrition, and mindfulness.

Event details:
Date: May 16 2023
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30pm
Location: 01-03, Raffles Hotel Arcade, Singapore 188719

This event is only open to members of Harvard Club of Singapore, HBS Club of Singapore (and their guest). Please RSVP here

May 18 (Thursday) - Evening Yoga Stretch

Join us for a private yoga stretch class on May 18 (Thursday) at Jyan Yoga, open to members and plus ones only. This class will taught by a certified instructor, and is suitable for both beginners and experienced yogis. Yoga is an ancient practice that helps to help restore balance, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase flexibility and strength in your body. It is also a wonderful way to meet other members and make new friends.

The class details are as follows:

Date: May 18, Thursday
Time: 7.15pm - 8.15pm
Location: Jyan Yoga, 64 Prinsep St, #02-01, Singapore 188667
Fee: $10 for members, $25 for non-members

To register, please sign up here. We have limited slots available, so we encourage interested members to sign up soon.

We look forward to seeing you on the mat and sharing this rejuvenating experience together.

June 11 - Krokodiloes in Singapore!

Join the Harvard Krokodiloes at Sundaram Tagore Gallery for an evening of art and song and cocktails

The Harvard Krokodiloes dates back to 1946 and is Harvard’s oldest a capella group. They have recorded over 30 albums and performed at Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, the Beijing Concert Hall and the Sydney Opera House, to name a few amongst many famous tours in two years. Show your support to the Kroks so that they will put us into their must visit list and make us part of their tour tradition.

We are also fortunate that the prestigious Sundaram Tagore Gallery - which has a presence in New York, Singapore, and London, has graciously offered to host this event.
Date: June 11 2023
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 5 Lock Rd, Singapore 108933
Ticket prices: $15 for members, $30 for non members, $50 for General Public.

If you're interested, please register here
The Executive Committee 2023/2024
Welly TANTONO – AB ’96, President (Term Ending 2025)
Titus YONG – EdM ’03, Vice President (Term Ending 2024)
Benjamin GOH – MPP ’17 Treasurer (Term Ending 2024)
Nara NAHM – AB ’92, Secretary (Term Ending 2025)
Andrew NAI – GMP ’13, Member (Term Ending 2024)
Kamal KARMAKAR – OPM ’08 (Term Ending 2025)
Gerald TAN GMP'21 (Term Ending 2024)
Yong Han POH – AB'20 (Term Ending 2025)
Stanley PARK – JD'88 (Term Ending 2025)