NCCS ‘Row for Hope’ & The Oxford and Cambridge Singapore Boat Races, 27 August 2016

The inaugural National Cancer Centre Singapore’s (NCCS) Row for Hope Boat Race 2016, supported by the Oxford and Cambridge Society was a fun-filled success – and all for a good cause –we surpassed our target of $70,000!

The haze dissipated and the dark and light blues came together on a glorious Saturday afternoon at Gardens by the Bay East to compete in good spirit in the mixed, women’s and men’s races, as well as a joint effort against the ASBO team ( any school but Oxbridge) team. Cambridge emerged victorious in every race, and ASBO narrowly beat our Oxbridge team.

The Pink Spartans cancer survivors showed us their mettle with a magnificant dragon boat demonstration while medical students from NUS and Duke-NUS entertained the crowd.

International Olympic Committee Vice President Ng Ser Miang graced the occasion and handed out his first medals since Joseph Schooling’s Olympic Gold medal. Winners and runners-up alike celebrated with sprays of champagne and revelry on stage, concluding a day of hard work, fun, healthy competition and giving back to the community– and starting a wonderful precedent for a new tradition .

Thank you everyone for your hard work behind the scenes and for the immense support !

Boat Race

Getting into the mood before next week’s Boat Races!

The crews getting into the mood the Saturday before the Oxford and Cambridge Universities Singapore Boat Races next week!

Don’t forget to join us on 27 August for a fun-filled carnival and thrilling races on the water, all to raise funds for cancer care and survivorship in partnership with NCCS.

You can also make a donation at
(Oxbridge donors, please include (Oxbr) after your name on the donor page so that we can track the donations collected from our illustrious alumni.)


Fireside Chat with Mr Abdullah Tarmugi

Over an evening of food and wine, some 30 members of the Society and guests were pleased to host Mr Abdullah Tarmugi, former Speaker of Parliament, to a Fireside Chat. The discussion, which centred on “Singapore’s Model of Interracial and Interreligious Harmony – New Challenges Within and Without”, was conducted under Chatham House rules.

August Fireside Chat with former Speaker of Parliament Abdullah Tarmugi

Former Speaker of Parliament Abdullah Tarmugi on the sensitive topic of ‘Singapore’s Model of Inter-racial and Inter-religious Harmony – New Challenges Within and Without’

Date: Monday, 1 August 2016
Time: 7 pm dinner; 8 pm chat
Venue: The Pyramid Club, 2 Goodwood Hill, Singapore 258897
Cost: $30 for Members; $38 for Guests. Tickets are non-refundable.
RSVP: Peatix only; walk-ins will not be entertained.

We are continuing our very successful Fireside Chat series. Many thanks to those who attended the last AGM and Chat with Dr Johan Saravanamuttu.

We are pleased to announce that Abdullah Tarmugi will be our next Fireside Chatter. In a political career spanning almost 30 years, Mr Tarmugi served in various political offices, including:
· Speaker of Parliament (2002 to 2011),
· Minister for Community Development and Sports (1994 to 2000), and
· Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs (1996 to 2002).

Since 2012, Mr Tarmugi has served as a member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights. He is also part of the 9-member Constitutional Commission formed in February 2016 for the Review of the Elected Presidency.

Due to space constraints, and in order to facilitate frank and candid discussions, the Committee is imposing a limit on the number of participants to 30 persons (Members and Guests).

Members signing up early will pay a token $30, with at most one guest per member at $38. This is non-refundable and will have to be paid even if there is non-attendance for any reason, since no-shows at the last minute still incur catering costs and deprive other Members of a highly-coveted space at these Fireside Chats.