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Dear Members and Alumni,

Commencement came and went with Tom Hanks addressing the entire Class of 2023 and Michelle Yeoh delivering the address to the HLS crowd. We have our own Harvard celebrities visiting us in Singapore on June 11 - the Kroks! Join us for what will be a memorable afternoon of singing and camaraderie. You may even pick up a few pointers and walk away inspired to start your own a capella group.

AI has also been the rage the last few weeks with chatGPT being used to draft this president’s message (j/k). On a more serious note, please join us at the next event in the Ideas Lunch series as we learn how generative AI will impact the future of innovation.

Also, in the works, a comedy night - if any of you used to be with the Lampoon, or have a funny bone and are qualified to do stand-up comedy, write to me ([email protected]) so that we can brainstorm on how to bring the funnies to Singapore.

Most importantly, thank you to all who put your names in to volunteer! I will be in touch, I promise. To everyone else, please let’s see a show of hands and give us a tap to show your interest here.

See you all very soon!
Welly Tantono
President, HCS

June 7 (Wednesday) - Movie Outing: Return to Seoul

Last-minute addition to our events calendar - join us for a movie outing!

Return to Seoul, a recent Official Selection at the Festival de Cannes and many other film festivals.

Watch it on the big screen, at The Projector Golden Mile Tower, a hub of indie cultural events in Singapore.

General ticket price: S$10.50 each

Since we are organizing this on the fly, plus some of you may qualify for discounts at The Projector, please purchase your own ticket directly from the cinema here

Once you purchase, please email [email protected] so we can get a headcount and coordinate a pre-gathering (maybe 7pm) for snacks and drinks at the theatre (self pay).

Sample reviews:
- https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/return_to_seoul
- https://www.theguardian.com/film/2023/may/04/return-to-seoul-review-absorbing-and-emotional-korean-drama-about-adoption

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: 3-430pm
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

July 28 (Friday) - Ideas Lunch on Generative AI

Topic: How Generative AI and Machine Learning will Impact the Future of Innovation

The basic foundational engine of ChatGPT is generative AI and machine learning. Besides sharing about the opportunity of this technology, the panelists will touch upon policy and regulatory issues.

Date, 28 July 2023 (Friday).
Time: 12 noon to 1:30pm for panel discussion and Cantonese cuisine lunch (networking until 2pm).
Venue: VIP room, Black Society, Vivocity

* Mike Yeh, Regional Vice President at Microsoft and Director of Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Asia. Microsoft invests billions into ChatGPT maker, OpenAI.
* Francis Goh, Digital Innovation Leader at Amazon Web Services and former CEO of Mercer Singapore .

Price, inclusive of lunch:
$30/pax for HCS member,
$45 for Harvard alumnus (non-HCS member) or one guest of attending HCS member.

If you're interested, please sign up 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)