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Committee Elections 2017

As the annual AGM approaches, applications and nominations for the 2017/18 Singapore Society committee are now OPEN until 23:59 on 1st March 2017.

We asked the current 2016/17 committee a couple of questions so you can get an inkling of what to expect as a future committee member committee-roles-201617.

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 1st March 2017 (WED).

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!

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WELCOME DINNER 2016

YO FRIENDS! We present to you our first event of the new term, our Welcome Dinner!! This year is slightly different as we held it at a new location, Hui Wei restaurant!

Not only do we have a super wide filled dinner prepared for you guys (9 course by the way), we managed to include some games for everyone. We want everyone to bond with the people at the same table which is why we had a special dedicated seat for you! 🙂

The games included some general knowledge of Singapore & Sheffield and ending off with a PPAP challenge which was definitely one of the highlights for the night!

It was indeed fun for both freshers and members!

Thank you for coming down to this event as everyone (mainly for the freshers) has started settling down and get busy with Uni life, such event makes a great opportunity for everyone to mingle with all the Singaporeans once again! (when there is food, there will be Singaporeans :p)

Great poses you’ve got there my friends :p

It was definitely the time for all of us to take a break from school, as well as getting our Chinese food fixed. Well, food and happy tummies aside, we were definitely happy for the time given to catch up with the rest of the members, as well as take the opportunity to meet the seniors/freshers/new members. I say, it was definitely one of the best bonding time! Happy faces (:

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Thank you to the 95 people who came and made this event such a memorable one!

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.

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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

Nottingham Winter Games 2014

The Nottingham Winter Games are back, and this time round, we bring forth a bigger group to the Face off. I’m kidding, but we did have a overwhelming response of sign-ups and interest in representing Sheffield in the different games.

It was definitely a challenge for those who are not the usual morning peeps as we had to be up and outside Bar 1 at 7am sharp, where we specially chartered the coach for our members to have a pleasant ride there (: We have members representing us in football, captain’s ball, frisbee, monopoly deal, bridge and mahjong! As usual, we leave the talking to the pictures! Enjoy!

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We hope you guys had a really fun time! (:

Children’s University – Volunteering

On 28th October,

8 of us came forward to represent the Singapore Society to provide some cultural insights of Singapore for the little ones here in Sheffield!

A quick background on Sheffield Children’s University is that it is part of a national initiative that encourages and
celebrates participation in a wide range of inspiring learning opportunities outside school hours.

We were allocated a booth in the Winter gardens where we prepared some exciting activities for the children to take part in. The activities include:

  • Racing with Chopsticks

This gave the kids the opportunity to use chopsticks to pick up our childhood sweets (while, mine at least) the White Rabbit and if they could do so, they could keep them. Surprising, many of them were good at using the chopsticks despite having no prior use of it! Thumbs up for them!

  • Chinese Lantern Making

Remember those days back in nursery or even primary school, where we were forced taught to make Lanterns during Mid-Autumn festival during art classes, well, we gave the same experience to the little ones and they sure did enjoyed themselves to the fullest. I would say it’s one of the more popular activities amongst them as many waited patiently for their turn to try their hands on it.

  • Chinese paper cutting

Little square boxes were drawn on red papers, and all they had to do was cut the boxes out, and viola! They had a pretty cutting of ‘Happiness’. Tell me about it, happiness do come in the simplest form don’t they?

  • Coloring the Singapore flag

Singapore being a very small city state, we are not really known especially to the young ones. This allowed many to know that Singapore is somewhere in the world map as well as know how our flag looks like. What better ways right?

Did I mention food already? We prepared some yummy MILO DINOSAUR and KAYA TOAST for them to try. We are proud to showcase our traditional breakfast and many enjoyed and loved it so much that they had more than 1 serving!

Interested to join us in our next volunteering event, do join our Facebook volunteering page where we will update on any volunteering opportunity for you guys! Let’s give back to the society together! (:

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Annual Mid-Autumn Dinner

Our annual Mid-Autumn dinner is back this year! Just like past traditions, we held it at one of our partner resturant, Wong Ting. However, this year is different! Not only do we have a super wide filled dinner prepared for you guys (11 course by the way), we managed to include some games for everyone present, as well games specially catered for the juniors.

The games included some general knowledge on Mid-Autumn festival as well as those where the freshers had to go around looking for particular seniors and find out more about them. It was indeed fun both freshers and members! The winners walked away with Primark gift cards. What not to like about Primark right?

With that, we present you some of the dishes for the night!

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It was definitely the time for all of us to take a break from school, as well as get our fix for Chinese food. Well, food and happy tummies aside, we were definitely happy for the time given to catch up with the rest of the members, as well as take the opportunity to meet the seniors/freshers/new members. I say, it was definitely one of the best bonding time! Happy faces (:

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Thank you to the 119 who came and made this event such a memorable one!

Freshers walkabout + party

On the 29th of September, we conducted a freshers walkabout to bring the freshers around the City Centre for them to familiarise themselves in the new environment. All of us met up at the IC, where we then took a slow walk through the City centre and right up to the Moor, where we settled  our dinner at Zing Vaa. Oh yes, Chinese food!

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After dinner, we all went home to prepare for pre-drinks at Teresa’s place. After which, we made our way to Plug. This, being our very first joint event with the other Asian societies in the University of Sheffield namely the Malaysian and Singaporean Society, Chinese Society, Hong Kong Society, Korean Society, Indian Society and Taiwanese Society as well as Sheffield Hallam Oriental Society from Sheffield Hallam University.

We are sure everyone who turned up had lots of fun. It was definitely a great excuse to let your hair down and to really enjoy university life before work starts pilling in.

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We hope you guys had as much as we did! Indeed, we witness many with some hidden dance talents! (: