We organised the second SIF Connects! Singapore from 5 to 6 December 2013. The biennial event reunited SIF programme alumni and Friends of Singapore (FOS) with the Singapore community. Participants were also updated on recent developments in Singapore. They represented fifteen nationalities – including Americans, Australians, British, Chinese, Indians, Indonesians, Malaysians, Thai – and Singaporeans. We are pleased to share with you highlights from the event.
5 December 2013
SIF Connects! Singapore kicked off with a welcome reception hosted by SIF Executive Director Jean Tan. FOS reconnected with fellow SIF programme alumni and made new friends from the FOS network, before setting off on a series of specially-arranged visits to get to know or reacquaint themselves with the head, heart and soul of Singapore.
6 December 2013
The FOS Dialogue with Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim witnessed a lively exchange of ideas on how individual citizens can work across borders to bridge world communities and to build a better world.
The two-day programme culminated in ShiOK! Nite - a celebration of good friendships and fun. Guests reconnected with their fellow programme alumni, while enjoying performances and presentations by the FOS community.
Our next reunion will take place in 2015, and we look forward to reconnecting and celebrating Singapore’s 50th birthday bash with all of you then.
To all participants of SIF Connects! Singapore 2013, we would appreciate your feedback and suggestions to improve the next edition of the programme.