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Bak Kut Teh Meet-up Photos

E-mail sent by Singapore, Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 @ 11:43pm


Photos from our well-attended Bak Kut Teh meet-up have been posted at:


Singapore Day 2016 - SingaporeConnect Engagement Team

E-mail sent by Singapore, Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 @ 11:49am


Great to have you on board the SingaporeConnect Engagement Team for Singapore Day 2016. Our mission is to help make SG Day 2016 even more successful by helping OSU feel the ground and take in ideas from the community. If we can, building something to incorporate in conjunction with SG Day is not out of the question, for example, an app, platform tie-in, or showcase. And again, none of this is "by command" of OSU - it is a voluntarily ground-up or grass-roots initiative by SingaporeConnect to help make SG Day 2016 rock.

We're giving Slack a try as a team collaboration system. All of you should have received an invite to the Slack team called: 


You can directly access it at:

Or install an app on your computer, tablet or smartphone. If you're new to Slack, take a tour and check out the channels we have created. We currently have at least 6 of you on board, there were 21 who signed up, so hope to see more, well, Slackers, shortly? 

If you really don't want to use Slack, you can still reply-to this email group and it will be sent to all.

For now, let's discuss, and I'll be the point of contact with OSU's SG Day team.  Sounds good? 

Please also feel free to invite others - the Slack system is set up to allow any of you to invite new members to the team.

So please don't slack it off, let's start pushing out ideas fast so we all have time to make them a reality!

28.02.2015 (SG Community Day 2015) --> 24.09.2016 (SG Day 2016)

E-mail sent by Singapore, Sunday, February 28th, 2016 @ 10:55pm

It was massive.

The food, entertainment, games.

Above all, close to 800 of you showed up to;

Be Singaporean. Be Hungry. Be Together. Be United as One Community.

And now the sequel.

Even bigger.

SGConnect Bak Kut Teh Meet-up

  • Sunday, March 6th, 2016 at 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Location: Kopitiam Cafe 1535 Landess Ave #147, Milpitas, CA

    Let's welcome in Spring over a hot bowl of rich Bak Kut Teh!

    SingaporeConnect recently…

CAAMFest 2016: Join us at 3688!

  • Sunday, March 13th, 2016 at 9pm - 11pm
    Location: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

CAAMFest 2016: Watch In The Room with us!

  • Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
    Location: Roxie Theater - 3117 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Singapore Day 2016

  • Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at 10am - 5pm
    Location: Pier 70, Dogpatch Area, San Francisco, CA

    The Overseas Singaporean Unit (OSU) will be holding the largest reunion ever of Singaporeans on…

SG Day 2016

  • Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at 10am - 5pm
    Location: Pier 70, Dogpatch Neighbourhood, San Francisco, California, USA
    Be an Ambassador

    It has been confirmed! The biggest reunion of Singaporeans on the West Coast…

S@S/SGC Chinese New Year Dinner 2016

  • Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 6pm - 9pm
    Location: Fu Lam Mum, Mountain View, CA

    Join the Singaporeans @ Stanford students to usher in the Year of the Monkey at their Chinese…

CNY Year of Monkey Update

E-mail sent by Singapore, Saturday, January 30th, 2016 @ 12:14pm

Update on SingaporeConnect's Chinese New Year 2016 celebrations. We sent a call for volunteers in December and signed up 9 volunteers, in excellent roles such as registration, setup, design, and photography/videography. However, none of these volunteers were in the role of event organiser, food/drink coordinator, and games/entertainment. Practically speaking we would be unable to organise an event. Around the beginning of January, we reached out to the Singaporeans @ Stanford, a Singaporean students' association there, to check if they were organising an event. And yes they are. Would they have some more room for "friends"? Yes, they would be happy to help their fellow Singaporeans! How many? Well, they want to complete registration on their end (their registration deadline was a few days ago) first, then see how much more room they can get out of the restaurant (in Mountain View). They expect to reconcile and get an update on the available spots by this weekend, then we should be able to start doing registrations for the "SingaporeConnect Friends of S@S" at their CNY celebration dinner on Feb 20.

Singapore Family's Ultimate Road Trip in the USA

E-mail sent by Singapore, Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 @ 9:58pm

Dear Members,

Thanks to those of you who graciously welcomed the Ong Family on their USA Road Trip last year, especially as they passed through California, sharing with them your food, company, and even tickets to Disneyland! Straits Times Article:

Singapore Family Road Trip Ong Family.png

Singapore Day 2016!

E-mail sent by Singapore, Monday, January 18th, 2016 @ 8:18pm

Dear members,

We were so cheered by many of you who supported SingaporeConnect, in conjunction with the Overseas Singaporean Unit (OSU), in holding the first ever Singapore Community Day in the US, on Feb 28 2015.

So was OSU. They saw that the ground here, is good. It's ready. It's time, for them to bring the much sought after, Singapore Day event, to the San Francisco Bay Area!

Yes, this is official now! Singapore Day 2016 will be held in the SF Bay Area in Fall 2016!

OSU has setup a mailing list for those of you who would like to get the details and registration information right away. 

Please go to:

and sign up now!

If the link doesn't work, please let us know, and then try:

MPBA CNY 2016 event

E-mail sent by Singapore, Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 @ 7:08pm


The Malaysian Professional and Business Association (MPBA), is having a Chinese New Year Banquet Dinner event in 2016. We're sharing it to you for your interest. The registration link is here.

Join us at the 2016 MPBA Chinese New Year Banquet Dinner.

Saturday, February 20, 2016
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Zen Peninsula Chinese Restaurant
1180 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030

Featuring the auspicious lion dance performance, games with prizes and for the very first time, a dance floor for some dancing fun too! Along with a delicious 10-course dinner, you wouldn't want to miss this hugely popular and entertaining event. 

Dinner Menu
House Special Combination Platter
Honey Walnut Prawn
Stir Fried Steak Cubes with Greens
Dried Scallop & Seafood Soup
Peking Duck
Mixed Mushrooms & Giant Clams with Greens
Crabs with Ginger & Scallions
Steam Sea Bass
Braised E-fu Noodles
Garlic Chicken Fried Rice
Daily Dessert Soup

Early Bird Price (until Jan 20, 2016)
Individual - $48.00
Table of 10 - $460.00

CNY 2016 Event Planning update

E-mail sent by Singapore, Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 @ 6:51pm

Dear Members,

We are heartened by your support to help us organise a Chinese New Year event in 2016. Volunteers have signed up for these roles:

(Every 12.5% = 1 volunteer)

Let's not let the momentum dwindle. To have a successful event, we need the top two roles, Event Organiser and Location Coordinator, fulfilled too, and get started on event organising ASAP. We think the best date for CNY is Feb 20/21.

Most of the SingaporeConnect committee members have already been heavily involved in organising past CNY events, or will be in Singapore for CNY. We feel the energy and enthusiasm to do an event will be stronger with those who have not organised a CNY event yet, but have the time to take charge of this in the critical two weeks before the event. Perhaps you want to Yam Seng with your buddies? Or you miss giving your kids a Lion Dance show? Or you're thinking of some sort of mass-participation entertainment? You can make that a reality!

Please sign-up to volunteer here:

We will be contacting everyone who volunteered in January.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Ending Powerlessness, and Changing the World - with Chade Meng Tan

  • Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 6pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Coursera, 381 East Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View, CA


Calling all armchair data scientists: Surveys

E-mail sent by Singapore, Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 @ 5:56pm

Dear SingaporeConnect Members,

Just in time for the Aug 1 National Day celebration, we compiled the results of an ongoing "Best Restaurant in the Bay Area" survey and presented it so. (The video's on our Youtube channel).

Here's a copy of the slides, as presented on Aug 1, and a new copy, with data compiled fresh as of Dec 15.

These slides are part of a new page to consolidate all the reports for you armchair data scientists out there!

Quizzes for Whizzes

E-mail sent by Singapore, Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 @ 5:46pm


Back in July in the ramp up to the National Day celebrations in Aug, we launched a set of quizzes on our Facebook page, to challenge all Singaporeans (and Singaporeans-at-heart), with a set of questions revolving around Singapore culture.

Want to see if you did better than the average? Here are some statistics:

Avg. Score

Hardest Question

Easiest Question

The Adoi Quiz




The Shiok Quiz


Identify the Laksa

What significant event happened in 1959?

The Cheem Quiz




The Chao Mugger Quiz


F-15SG and Majulah Singapura and Tech

Char Kway Teow and Singapore Flag

The Wa Lau Quiz


World Record

School Uniform

We've consolidated the links and placed them if you're like to give it a go!

Year of the Monkey Chinese New Year Celebrations in 2016?

E-mail sent by Singapore, Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 @ 5:30pm

Dear SingaporeConnect Members,

Would you want to celebrate the Year of the Monkey in 2016 with a party?

Something to invite your friends and family to enjoy together with good food and cheer?

Good events need good help.

We will be happy to guide, but we need more warm-blooded monkeys.

Be a monkey. Come make it happen.

Please volunteer now:

The likelihood of this event happening will depend completely on your enthusiasm and assistance.

Fireside Chat with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts

  • Friday, December 18th, 2015 at 6:30pm - 9pm
    Location: Block 71, 599 2nd St San Francisco, CA

    Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is a leading international hospitality operator headquartered…

Fireside Chat with Tri5 Ventures

  • Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 6pm - 9pm
    Location: Block71 San Francisco 599 2nd St, San Francisco, CA

    Events at Block 71 SF are often well-attended by Singapore-affiliated members. Join them at…


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