BATTLEFIELD LENS: Photographs of Indochina Wars (23 Mar to 10 April)

Dear Member

You are invited to a free exhibition of Photographs of Indochina Wars at Selegie Arts Centre. On show are 80 photographs from the private collection of Judd Kinne, a United States Marine Corps infantry officer who served in South Vietnam from 1967 to 1969, and has been a long-time Singapore resident.

Date: 23 Mar to 10 April
Time: 12pm to 8 pm
Venue: Selegie Arts Centre, 30 Selegie Road, Singapore 188351

Press Club Golf Trip to Guangzhou (25 to 28 Apr)

Dear Members

Happy to inform the itinerary and cost for the Singapore Press Club overseas Golf trip to Guangzhou from 25 to 28 April 2019 (Thurs to Sunday), just take 2 days leave from work.

This 4D/3N Golf Trip to Guangzhou will cost
Single S$1,100
Twin sharing S$990

includes
* 4 rounds of Golf
* 3 Nights Single or Twin Sharing room stay
* 4 Breakfast, 4 x Lunch, 1 Group Dinner

Excludes
Airfare, Transport, Additional games and caddy fees. The estimated airfare ($384 return) and estimated land transfer cost (about S$50 per person, but depends on number of people on the trip).

So estimated total cost for the trip (including airfare and land transport) will be:
$1,534 for single room
$1,424 for twin sharing

Suggested fly by Southern China return flight to be booked on your own.
(25/4/2019, Thurs : CZ352 Depart Changi Airport, Singapore 0800hrs arrive Guangzhou Baiyun International airport 1210hrs
28/4/2019, Sun : CZ351 1825hrs Guangzhou Baiyun International airport Arrive Changi Airport 2230hrs)

Please confirm your participation no later than 21 March 2019. You can come along with your friends, non-member pay additional S$100 for the trip (to sign up as Social Member for one year). Email to janetwee@sph.com.sg.

Itinerary as below

8am China Southern Flight to Guangzhou (March 25, Thurs) arrive estimate 12.30pm
Head to Holiday Island Golf Club (about 43mins from airport)
Play 1st round in Holiday Island Golf Course
Stay one night in Holiday Island Golf Club
Play 2nd round in Holiday Island Course 2 (March 26, Friday)
Stay another night in Holiday Island
Check out of Holiday Island, head to Foison Golf Club (March 27, Saturday)
Play 3rd round at Foison Golf Club (additional 300 RMB per round for weekend)
Head to Dragon Lake Princess Hotel, stay one night
Play 4th round at Dragon Lake Golf Club (March 28, Sunday). Optional to play an additional 9 holes at Dragon Lake Golf Club at own cost at (340RMB weekday, 640RMB weekend)
Check out and Head to Airport (About 28mins from airport) 6.25pm flight home on China Southern Airline.
Holiday Island Golf Club is a well-rated Stay & Play golf venue, which offers 36 holes of championship golf on its No.1 and No.2 courses. The predominantly tree-lined and open parkland layouts will not disappoint, with many attractive features and several excellent holes to enjoy. At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.
Address: QingCheng, Qingyuen, Guangdong, China, 511545

The Foison Golf Club is an urban forest in the Business Club, and two standard 18-hole golf course was selected as the alternate playing field and training ground for the 16th Asian Games golf. just 30 minutes drive from the business district of Tianhe CBD; only 15 minutes drive from Baiyun International Airport
Course Condition: Total Holes: 36 holes, Length: 7212 yards, Course designer: Nelson & Haworth Company. Foison Golf address: No. 39 Lingdong Road, Huadu, 510800 Guangzhou, China, Phone: +86 20 8968 3888, www.foisongolf.com

Dragon Lake Golf Club is home to a championship golf course that ranks with some of the best in southeast China. This tree-lined and open parkland layout, the venue for the 2013 and 2014 Royal Trophy, provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skillfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy. There’s plenty of elevation change on several stretches of the layout, and enough water and tree-lined holes that demand accuracy from the tee on many occasions. In keeping with most modern designs, the rolling, tumbling fairways lead to well-bunkered and opulently large greens that require a steady nerve to avoid three-putting or worse. A must play if you are in the area.

We are ready to go. Look forward to you joining us for this fun Golf trip.

Best Regards

Janet Wee
Golf Convenor
Singapore Press Club

A Singapore Press Club members movie night Jimami Tofu on 13th March 2019

Jimami Tofu is a must watch for foodies and movie buffs! Ten members from the Singapore Press Club watched this movie together.

We especially loved the dialogues revolving around food throughout the movie which were intertwined with the beautiful Japanese culinary artistry.

We were enriched by the history of Okinawa which was weaved into the story. The deep-sea diving scenes were also captivating

The movie has a dash of everything: father-daughter issues, childhood friendships, “sisterly” love, a love triangle and unrequited love.

It gave us an insight into the Okinawan dialect, its culture and history along with gorgeous panoramic scenes.

And…OMG! Diving in Okinawa should be on every diver’s bucket list!

The film’s makers Jason Chan and Christian Lee, who also acted in the film, gave an introduction to the script and production journey, an extra dimension for those who attended the movie.

A shot of the Singapore Press Club members along with Jason Chan and Christian Lee.

 

 

 

 

 

Vikram Khanna’s book launch (March 22)

Dear Member

You are invited to meet The Straits Times’ Associate Editor Vikram Khanna at the launch of his book Headwinds and Hazards: Economic Snapshots In An Age of Populism.

He will speak about his work and take part in a Q & A session. The session will be moderated by renowned author James Crabtree, Associate Professor in Practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

Event details:

When: March 22 (Friday), 2019
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Venue: SPH News Centre
Tower Block, Meeting Room 2.1
1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994
(Please see attachment)

6pm: Registration table opens, light refreshments available.
Book will be sold at a discounted price.
6.25pm: Guests to be seated.
6.30pm: Introduction
6.40pm Vikram Khanna talks about his book
7pm: Vikram in Conversation with James Crabtree
7.45pm Q & A

Please register at secretariat@pressclub.org.sg by March 21. You can bring guests.

Best regards
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club