Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore

Veritas Singapura



As the official club of Harvard alumni in Singapore, the objective of the Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore (HUAAS) is to advance the mutual welfare of Harvard University and its alumni in Singapore. Our motto is “Veritas Singapura” combining the ethos of our alma mater and referencing the national anthem of Singapore. The association’s activity will be focused on three areas: Programming, Outreach, and Structure.

  • Programming – maintaining an active event calendar for social and professional development activities
  • Outreach – growing the number of active members in the Club year on year to improve the quality of relationships in the Harvard community
  • Structure – maintaining a dispersed leadership model allowing for broad participation from various segments within the Harvard community and alumni from the college and different graduate schools and divisions of Harvard University.


Officers (2020/2021)

Rebecca WOO – AB ’89, President (Term Ending 2023)
Titus YONG – EdM ’03, Vice President (Term Ending 2022)
Welly TANTONO – AB ’96, Treasurer (Term Ending 2022)
Allen CHU – AB ‘92, Secretary (Term Ending 2023)
En Ming ONG – AB ’11, Member (Term Ending 2023)
Andrew NAI – GMP ’14, Member (Term Ending 2022)
Arthur LANG – AB ’96, MBA ’01, Member (Term Ending 2022)
Benjamin GOH – HKS ’17 (Term Ending 2023)
Kamal KARMAKAR — OPM ’08 (Term Ending 2023)

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October 2020

UVA Club of Singapore: US Elections – A Discussion with Steve Okun

October 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm SMT

The US presidential election is nearly upon us. HUAAS and CAA are excited to co-host Steve Okun, noted political commentator and former Clinton administration official, for an in-depth analysis of the presidential campaign and a preview of election night. Register Now

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HUAAS Learning Room on Zoom. Principles: Life & Work

October 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm SMT

Join us for a lively discussion on an intriguing topic. Links to electronic resources (e-book, article, video) are listed below.Reacquaint with fellow alumni, learn from each other's life examples, and make new friends! Topic:  Principles: Life & Work, based on billionaire investor turned philanthropist Ray Dalio's #1 New York Times 2017 bestseller.   Moderators:  Welly Tantono and Titus Yong The reading/viewing list: "Principles" (2017) book/e-book E-book: https://www.ebooks.com/en-us/book/95758966/principles/ray-dalio/ Or borrow from the National Library: https://catalogue.nlb.gov.sg/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/FULL/WPAC/BIBENQ/100517410/268903742,3 We will discuss section summaries of Parts 2 and 3 (Summary and Table of Life…

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“Howl You Doin?”, a Halloween-themed speed dating event on Zoom

October 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm SMT

Organised by the Yale Club of Singapore and open to single Singapore-based alumni from Ivy League schools on Wednesday, Oct 28 from 8 PM to 10 PM for up to 16 participants. They'll be creating Zoom breakout rooms for each pair, so you'll get to enjoy a one-on-one chat with your next boo. For every rotation, they'll provide a thoughtful question (https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/style/no-37-big-wedding-or-small.html) that can serve as a conversation starter. Dressing up in costume is totally optional but highly encouraged! Deborah Ong…

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November 2020

Harvard Moves 5k Your Way – Labrador Park to Sentosa

November 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm SMT

Join us for a 5km brisk walk from Labrador Park to Sentosa island. The picturesque route passes a nature reserve, mangrove, Dragon Teeth's Gate, Marina at Keppel Bay and Sentosa Gateway. Work up an appetite as we end the walk at Sentosa's Malaysian Food Street to sample comfort food! https://www.rwsentosa.com/en/restaurants/malaysian-food-street/overview Date:  15 November 2020, Sunday Time:  5pm to 6pm (brisk walk), 6pm onwards (food street) Participants will need to keep within sub-groups of 5 pax. Please RSVP with name(s) and…

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Impact of the U.S. Presidential Elections on Geopolitics in Asia and Beyond (Harvard Club of Philippines)

November 24, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm SMT

The Harvard Clubs of Asia-Pacific would like to extend an invitation to all alumni to the following event, hosted by the Harvard Club of the Philippines: Impact of the U.S. Presidential Elections on Geopolitics in Asia and Beyond Harvard Club of the Philippines Global in partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School Association of the Philippines would like to invite you to join a webinar on “Impact of the U.S. Presidential Elections on Geopolitics in Asia and Beyond” with Harvard Kennedy…

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February 2021

Startup Stories: Adapting to COVID-19

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm SMT

How do you run a gym in the middle of Circuit Breaker? And what's it like working at the fastest growing gaming chair company in the world? If these questions interest you, join "Startup Stories: Adapting to COVID-19," a one-hour Zoom call on Wednesday, Feb 24 at 7 PM to learn more! In this panel, discover what Victoria Martin (MS '12) of boOm, Welly Tantono (AB '96) of Secret Lab and Jeff Lee (AB '11) of Synchronous are doing to…

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Design Impact Vol 3: South Asia

February 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm SMT

 Design Impact Vol. 3: South Asia - Design Agency & Climate Change sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Design Alumni Council, examines the understanding of design and development as applied or framed in the South Asian context with a particular emphasis on equity and socio-economic development. The event is organized into two panels presenting diverse voices followed by a moderated discussion and an audience question and answer session. The first panel, “Global Orientations and Local Perspectives,” will unravel the…

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March 2021

Conversation with Dan Shapiro

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am SMT

HUAAS invites you to join conversation with Dan Shapiro - “one of Harvard’s Top 15 professors” on:  “Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to resolve your most emotionally charged conflicts”. Dan Shapiro is the founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, Daniel Shapiro teaches a highly evaluated course on negotiation at Harvard College; instructs psychology interns at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital; and leads executive education sessions at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Medical…

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Lunch with Michael Koh (M. Des ’93) – Cities and Business in a Post-Covid World

March 12 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm SMT
Moonbow Restaurant, 10 Dempsey Road
Singapore, 247700 Singapore
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Ideas Lunch Topic: Cities and Business in a Post-Covid World Friday, 12th March 2021, 12:15pm - 1:30pm. Featured attendee: Michael Koh (M. Des, 1993) Exec Fellow, Center for Livable Cities; former CEO of National Heritage Board and National Gallery. Venue: Moonbow restaurant at 10 Dempsey Rd. Newly opened Jan 2021. European-Asian cuisine. Set lunch options $35 to $45++. Welcome you to join us to share a idea/insight on the topic & network with fellow Harvard alumni. Limited to 8 attendees.…

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August 2021

Test Event

August 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm SMT
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As the official club of Harvard alumni in Singapore, the Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore (HUAAS) was formed on 7 December 2015 under the Registry of Societies. The registration number is T15SS0208H. Our constitution is available here


As the official club of Harvard alumni in Singapore, the Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore (HUAAS) was formed on 7 December 2015 under the Registry of Societies. The registration number is T15SS0208H. Our constitution is available here.