International Cultural Evening ’16

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Hear ye hear ye!

Singapore Society is working with MASSOC to take part in https://www.facebook.com/events/1194397523921262/ Students Committee’s International Cultural Evening on 4th March this year at Sheffield City Hall!

Together, we aim to showcase our multicultural society as well as the bond between Malaysia and Singapore by performing four different dances!

1) Malay Zapin dance 2) Chinese fan dance 3) Indian Bollywood dance 4) Dikir Barat (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmHMU3hYSXE)

We’re looking for YOU to join us in performing as we’ll need dancers interested in the different dances listed above!

No previous experience as a dancer is needed so just come and have fun but do expect to set aside a few days in each week to practise!

If you’re interested in dancing or helping out, please fill in this form or message me on Facebook!

Not interested in performing? Come on down to support your friends! Tickets available here! Event FB link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1194397523921262/.

 

 

CNY Dinner 2016

 

Happy Lunar New Year!

Being miles away from home (again) this year, we had a hearty reunion dinner with the Sheffield family at China Red.

Joined by two of our new friends on exchange from back home, we indulged in yusheng and of course, hotpot!

Everyone played a Chinese idiom game where they had to find the person who had the other half of their idiom as well as the person with the literal translation of it.

The game had everyone trying to decipher their idiom/literal translation before running around trying to find their partners.

In the end, the “losers” had to perform an impromptu lion dance in front of everyone!

Congrats to the lucky draw winners!


Thanks to everyone for making our first event of the year a successful one!🙂

Committee Elections 2016

UPDATE: Here are the candidates’ manifestos! Have a good read ahead of the AGM on 10 March! Updated Collated Manifestos

What: Annual General Meeting 2016

Venue: LT 3, Hicks Building

Time: 5:30PM

Please bring your U-Card and Singapore Society membership card to be eligible to vote.


 

As the annual AGM approaches, applications and nominations for the 2016/17 Singapore Society committee are now OPEN until 23:59 on 29 February 2016.

We asked the current 2015/16 committee a couple of questions so you can get an inkling of what to expect as a future committee member Committee Roles 2015/16 .

The positions available are:
President
Vice-President
Secretary
Treasurer
Events Officer (Sports)
Events Officer (Social)
Publicity Officer
Applying for more than one position is allowed but you must have a different manifesto for each position you’re running for.
You can also nominate members who you think would be good for any of the positions stated above. Please state, in your nomination, the reason why you chose that member.

The application form can be downloaded from our Facebook page.

All applications and nominations MUST be emailed to singaporesociety@sheffield.ac.uk by 23:59 on 29 February 2016 (Mon).

For more information or if you have any specific questions to ask any committee member, feel free to email us at singaporesociety@sheffield.ac.uk!

Notts Winter Games ’15

The struggle was real.

Meeting at 6:30am, that is.

The weather was cold and terribly rainy for most of the day (what’s new?) but we made it through!

This year, we sent in teams/players for football, captains ball, frisbee, badminton (singles & doubles) and for the first time, a netball team!

Winning wasn’t our priority but more importantly, having fun with our fellow Singapore Society members and Singaporean friends from other unis!

After all, as Mary Lou Retton once said, “A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.” But I guess we get to keep both then😉

For more photos of our teams/players in action, click here!

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This year, we decided to do a little something for Guy Fawkes Day! Despite having to postpone the event once, we finally had it a week later at a ~secret location~.

It must have been the /warmest/ night of the autumnal season but there were more people joining us than I expected!

 

So glad the skies decided to hold up until we finished setting off all the fireworks! Thanks for joining us and we hope you had fun🙂 More pictures here!

Cycling at the Peaks!

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Last Saturday, we headed out of Sheffield to the nearby Peak District for some riding fun with our members and their friends from other UK universities!

Despite the heavy rain, we cycled along the Upper Derwent Valley and even did a bit of hiking before stopping for a picnic lunch.

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Amidst the beautiful scenery, we couldn’t help but stop for numerous photo shots along the way! More photos are on our Facebook page so go ahead and check that out.

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Patriotism at its best😉

Thanks for cycling and getting muddy with us! We couldn’t have had a successful event without you.

With love,

Sheffield Singapore Society🙂

Nottingham Winter Games 2015

*UPDATE*: We’re sponsoring the registration fee for ALL games! Play for FREE! 

The annual Nottingham Winter Games 2015 (NWG) is coming soon on 14 November!

NWG is an event that welcomes Singaporean students from universities all over the UK to gather for a day of fun, laughter and friendly competition!

Other than participating in sports for NWG, you could meet up with your friends from other UK universities as well or join in a tour of Nottingham!

For details regarding the different games being played (i.e. team size and registration fees etc), download the info pack here

We’ll be chartering return bus transport for £4 (per person) on the day itself so fret not about getting there. You could also choose to stay overnight in Nottingham (at own cost) but do let us know so we don’t include you for transport. 

Payment details for transport is as follows: 

Who to pay: Marshawn Gee

Sort code: 77-74-01

Account number: 10750263

(Members who opted for packed lunch, please transfer £9 instead. If you’re going for just the tour, do NOT order a packed lunch as the tour is a full day event)

Please wear your new Singsoc shirt to the Games!! Also, dress warmly and bring a change of clothes if you’re participating in the games.

Sign up for NWG15 hereDeadline for the form is 15:00 on 31st October 2015.

Updated with Pictures: Remembering Mr Lee Kuan Yew – A Memorial Service

Photo credits to PAP's Facebook page (http://tinyurl.com/kmoczca)
Photo credits to PAP’s Facebook page (http://tinyurl.com/kmoczca)

“I have no regrets. I have spent my life, so much of it, building up this country. There’s nothing more that I need to do. At the end of the day, what have I got? A successful Singapore. What have I given up? My life.”  – Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Hard Truths

We would like to invite you to a Memorial Service to honour Mr Lee Kuan Yew and his innumerable contributions to shaping Singapore to what she is today. During the Service, tributes and a minute of silence will be observed for the late former Premier. A condolence book will be available for you to pen your messages. The Memorial Service will be held on 14 April 2015 at 6:30pm. The Service will be held at Lecture Theatre 7, Hicks Building and formal attire (black and white) is mandatory. Being thousands of miles away from the island we are proud to call home, it was especially saddening to hear of Mr Lee’s passing. The Committee at Sheffield Singapore Society would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to the Lee Family.

UPDATED WITH PICTURES:

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The Service started off with our Society’s President and Vice-President, Alexander and Sharmaine’s tribute to Mr Lee before a couple of our members took to the microphone to express their thoughts.

A minute of silence was then observed before the pledge was recited. After the service, a condolence book was at the front of the LT for Singsoc members to pen their condolences and well wishes to the Lee Family.

The condolence book will be handed over to the Singapore Embassy in London to be given to Mr Lee’s family.

CNY Dinner 2015!

Besides our AGM which will take place this Friday, 6th March, the CNY dinner was the very last event organised by the current committee.

Going with the theme of CNY, we had hotpot to fill our tummies. Not forgetting, the Yu Sheng which we were extremely sure everyone will definitely miss it. Therefore, we had the restaurant serve Yu Sheng for every table. P.s, it was a generous amount of Salmon! (:

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In any case anyone felt bored during the dinner, we prepared a bingo game as well as a lucky draw!

Here’s presenting our Bingo and lucky Draw winners!

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The usual protocol-

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A big thank you to the 70 who came and made this event such a success! We hope you guys enjoyed as much as you did and thank you for supporting us the past year! (:

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Christmas Dinner 2014

This year’s Christmas Dinner is back and we held it way before Christmas so that those who are going back during the break will be able to join us too! (YAY!)

For this festive season, we fed our tummies full at Crosspool Tavern where we had the choice of turkey, gammon, beef or chicken (some even tried all types!). We had lots of sides to choose from as well, ranging from chips, baked beans, mushy peas, cheesy cauliflower, stuffings, mash potatoes and more! Did I mention, they were free flow as well! What’s a good meal without desserts? We finished it off with our choice of desserts where we could choose from bottomless ice-cream, raspberry trifle sundae, apple and blackberry pie or banana split. Someone bring me back, I’m drooling already!

This year’s Christmas dinner was a little different. Since it was the season of joy and giving, we decided to include a mini gift exchange! For those who participated in the gift exchange, we had to get a gift with a minimum value of £3 and I’m pretty sure some walked away loving their exchanged gifts, while some got really cool and quirky stuff!

We played some lovely festive games as well and the winners walked away with additional gifts from us (:

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Thank you to those who came down. You guys are the best, making every event such a memorable and lovely one, as always! (: IMG_8367