Sylvia Lim, Chairman of the Workers’ Party (WP), was part of the opposition team which broke the political mould in Singapore during the 2011 General Election, winning the Aljunied Group Representative Constituency (GRC) with 54.7% of the votes. The first ever GRC loss for the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) resulted in three PAP Ministers losing their seats in Parliament and consequently, their jobs.
The lawyer and former lecturer has since also seen the PAP defeated in two other by-elections– one in Hougang and the other in Punggol East.
Has the political tide in Singapore turned?
How did the WP with its limited resources so quickly reshape itself into a credible party which gained the confidence of Singaporeans?
What does the WP stand for and do they have what it takes to govern Singapore? When do they expect to be ready?
Ask these and more of Sylvia Lim during a closed-door special session we have been able to arrange for our members.
This is bound to be a memorable dialogue session and will be moderated by Paul Supramaniam.
Do note that Chatham House Rules will apply, and attendance is strictly limited to 35 persons and only to Oxbridge Society members (no guests).
Details of event
Thursday, 2nd May 2013 at 6.30pm
2 Goodwood Hill
Limited roadside parking is available
Cost: $30 + processing fee per member to cover catering costs
Kindly direct all queries to Boon Siew Kam at: email@example.com
RSVP and payment via the link below by 26th April 2013
If you are paying for your membership fee as well on the site, kindly keep Siew Kam informed by dropping her an email.
A Fireside Chat with Sundaram Tagore
Continuing with our distinguished guest series, Sundaram Tagore, who has more than twenty-five years of experience in the art world, will talk about the emerging art scenes in Singapore and Asia. It is sure to be an enlightening conversation about the critical role artists and collectors can play in fostering intercultural understanding in an increasingly complex and global world.
An art historian and curator, Sundaram Tagore was the first gallerist to focus exclusively on globalization by assembling a roster of artists from around the world. With spaces in New York City, Hong Kong and Singapore, he is devoted to examining the exchange of ideas between Western and non-Western cultures. As a global individual, he has pioneered cross-cultural exchange in the contemporary arts by mounting exhibitions and hosting not-for-profit events that encourage spiritual, social and aesthetic dialogues.
Tagore is a descendant of the influential Indian poet and Nobel Prize laureate Rabindranath Tagore. He did his doctoral studies in art history at Magdalen College, Oxford, and opened his first gallery in 1999. Tagore is also an award-winning filmmaker and writes for numerous art publications. He was previously a director at Pace Wildenstein Gallery in New York and has advised many international organizations including The Peggy Guggenheim Foundation, Venice, Italy; the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the United Nations.
Thursday, 25th April 2013 at 7:00pm
Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Gillman Barracks, 5 Lock Road
Cost: $20 per member to cover catering
Members are allowed to bring one non-member guest. Additional guests will only be admitted if there are unallocated places.
Kindly RSVP by 19 April (Friday) to Bonnie Lee. Payment should only be made once your place is confirmed; instructions are available here.
The Boat Race Ball draws close and so does the deadline for signing up (15 March). We have currently reached full capacity of 100 sign-ups and are unable to take anymore guests; but if there is still interest, you can still drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to put yourself on the waitlist. We will notify you if there are any last minute cancellations.
For members who have signed up, we can only guarantee places to those have made full payment for the tickets by 22 March 2013 (Friday). To help us with our administration, please follow the instructions below closely.
Send in your cheque for both membership and Boat Race Ball payment to the following address:
Cheque should be made out to: “The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Singapore”
Attn: Renny Oktavia
Re: Oxbridge Boat Race Ball Payment
BAR Corporate Services Pte Ltd
298 River Valley Road, Level 2
You should drop an email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Payment for Boat Race Ball” to tell them to look out for the cheque.
By Bank Transfer
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Date & Time of transfer:
The bank details are as follows:
Account Name: Oxford and Cambridge Society of Singapore
Account type: DBS Current Account
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Address of Beneficiary Bank: 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Centre, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982
Bank code: 7171
Branch code: 118
Account name: 118-901243-6
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Thank you and look forward to seeing you at the end of the month.
Boat Race Ball
to celebrate the 159th run of the annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities
Dear Fellow Oxbridge Members, Alumni, and Friends,
The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Singapore cordially invites you to attend this year’s Boat Race Ball, which will be held on Easter Sunday, 31 March at the resplendent setting of Eden Hall, the Residence of the British High Commissioner. Kerry Group Vice Chairman and former Foreign Minister Mr George Yeo will grace the Ball as the Guest of Honour. For the traditional debate between Oxford and Cambridge to be held over dinner, the Society is pleased to announce that the British High Commissioner to Singapore, HE Antony Phillipson, will represent the Dark Blues, while Dean of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education and former Attorney-General, Prof Walter Woon, will represent the Light Blues.
Sign up now to avoid disappointment – spaces are limited to 100 pax. Payment and logistical details will be circulated upon registration. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Candlelight Black Tie Dinner and Dancing
7pm for 7.30pm
Live Telecast of the 159th Boat Race at 11.30pm
Carriages at 1am
Residence of the British High Commissioner
28 Nassim Road, Singapore 258403
Easter Sunday, 31 March 2013
Tickets: $150 per ticket, maximum of two tickets per member
Participation is open to all members. Members whose membership are not in good standing can pay $30 for an Annual Membership or $330 for a Lifetime Membership.
RSVP: email@example.com (Attention: Oxbridge Secretariat) by 15 March 2013.