Golf League to Kota Kinabalu

Dear Press Club Members

By popular demand, the Press Club Golf League is organising another regional trip, over 6 days from 8 Nov to 13 Nov to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Please see the attached itinerary, which has been planned with our agent, World Championship Golf (WGC).

We intend to play 5 games over the 6 days. For golfers on a twin-sharing basis, the cost will be $1800, inclusive of airfare.

Non-golfing members who would like to join the trip are also welcome. However, we have been advised that it’s best that it be on a free and easy basis, so that members can be free to choose the tour packages that best suit their interests.
For non-golfers on a twin-sharing basis, the cost will be $1200.

Single room supplement for both packages will be another $300.

We can take a maximum of 30 members. We will appreciate it if members send in their registration using the attached form and a cheque to the secretariat by 28 Sept as we have to confirm the airtickets by end Sept.

We look forward to another successful and enjoyable trip.

Dicky GOH
Golf Convenor

INDIA: Is the Despair Misplaced?

Eminent Speaker Series

INDIA: Is The Despair Misplaced?

Guest Speaker

His Excellency Dr T C A Raghavan

High Commissioner of India

Tuesday 25 September 2012

12.15 to 2.15 pm

Imperial Ballroom, Orchard Wing, Level 35

Mandarin Orchard Singapore Hotel

333 Orchard Road, Singapore


The second fastest growing major economy a decade ago – as the fruits of the 1991 economic liberalisation began to show – India was widely regarded as the emerging power to watch. It had world-class software engineers, ambitious entrepreneurs who bought up global brands such as Jaguar-Land Rover, and a huge domestic market that pulled in increasing amounts of foreign investment. While other economies were roiled by the 2008 global financial crisis, India continued to expand steadily. Domestically, it was at peace. The great convulsions of the 1980s and 1990s had subsided.

But the last two years have brought forth doomsayers. A series of corruption scandals have weakened the state’s ability to govern. Foreign investors are staying on the sidelines. Exports are sliding and the economy is feared to be slipping back to the “Hindu rate of growth” of socialist India. Southeast Asia, particularly Singapore, has a vital stake in the India story. In July, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited New Delhi, and may do so again later this year. India has publicly acknowledged Singapore as its closest partner in Asean. But is it time for Singapore to start worrying about India? Or does the long term India story still hold good?

Hear and engage one of India’s most senior career diplomats on these and other themes. To attend the lunch talk, please register with the Secretariat. Details are in the response form.