Singapore Press Club – CIMB Preferred Golf Classic 2019

We had a blast at our recent Singapore Press Club-CIMB Preferred Golf Classic 2019 on July 5, 2019!

An annual event since 2012, this year’s event attracted 144 players who came together for a fun golfing afternoon. They included SPC members, CIMB Preferred customers, Sponsors, Diplomats, Guests and Friends of our Club.

Special thanks to our Sponsors: CIMB Preferred, Carlsberg, Daimler South East Asia, Emirates Airline, F&N Foods, Glenlivet from Pernod Ricard, GolfJet, Interparfums Asia-Pacific, Leonica, LuxAsia perfumes, Park Hotel Group, Pattana Golf Club, Thailand, Philip Stein Asia, PS Food & Beverage, Singapore Pools, Soup Restaurant Group, Suntory Food & Beverage, Straits Union Holdings, One Farrer Hotel.

Tournament (SPC Members)
Challenge trophy winner: Rahul Pathak (39 stableford points)
2nd: Sivam Kumar (37 points OCB)
3rd : Tarun Deo (37 points OCB)
4th: Janet Wee- Ng (37 points OCB)
5th: Melissa Sim (36 points OCB)
6th: Clinton Ang (36 points OCB)

Tournament (Guests)
1st: Bobby Bong (38 points OCB)
2nd : Babu Patrose (38 points OCB)
3rd: Andy Lee (38 points OCB)

Tournament (CIMB Preferred customers)
1st Chan Ming Jnog (39 points)
2nd Zaheer J Merchant (38 points)
3rd Lau Boon Kwang (36 points)

Best Lady Player
Janet Wee – Ng (SPC Member)

Photos of the event

Photo Gallery

Arin Rungjang first solo exhibition (2 Aug)

Dear members

Thai artist Arin Rungjang is having his first solo exhibition @ShanghART, and ten members (and guests) are invited to join in. Known for revisiting historical material and overlapping narratives across times, places and languages, Rungjang is considered one of Thailand’s leading contemporary artists.

Date: 2 August 2019 (Friday)
Venue: ShanghART, 9 Lock Road, #02-22, Singapore 108937
VIP & Media Preview: 5:00–7:00pm (Blk 7 & 9 @ ShanghART)
Cocktail Reception: 6:00-7:00pm (Blk 43 @ CCA)
Artist Talk: 7:00-8:30pm (Blk 43@ CCA)

The public opening will on 3 August (Saturday).

Please email your name, membership number and number of places required to by 25th July 2019. Our Secretariat will inform you by 27thJuly if your application is successful.

Best regards

Carol Foo
Asst Honorary Secretary
Singapore Press Club

Goodwill Mission to Uzbekistan, Nov 15 to 24

Dear Member

The much-awaited Press Club Goodwill Mission is on! We will be visiting Uzbekistan from November 15 to 24, 2019.

Uzbekistan (“the most fascinating country you’ve never been to”) has three of the most important cities along the old Silk Road in Central Asia – Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, all artfully restored to their former colourful splendour. Tashkent, the capital, was fully rebuilt and restored by the former Soviets after a massive earthquake in 1966.

November will be a bit colder (around 10 deg C in the day) but is a good time to visit. (See this link:

The programme and costs are being finalised with the help of the Uzbek embassy in Singapore. But the embassy has asked for our delegation list before it firms up visits and meetings.

We have told the Embassy that our delegation usually comprises 30-35 members on a self-paid study tour, designed for both professional and personal enrichment and enjoyment. And in recent years we have gone to Romania, Iran, Kazakhstan, Japan, Estonia and Oman.

So if you are keen and able to join the Goodwill Mission to Uzbekistan, please email the Secretariat at rightaway or no later than next Wednesday, July 10, and provide the following particulars:

Designation and Company

Best regards,
The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

Drinks at the British Pub (July 19)

Dear Member

You might not be aware that the British High Commission has a pub of its own within the embassy premises. We have arranged for members to drop by for drinks at their pub on Friday, July 19, 2019.

The British High Commission’s address is 100 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247919.

The pub is open from 5.30pm and closes at 11.30pm. Last entry to the embassy compound is at 8.30pm.

Drinks starts from around $4 for a beer, $3.50 for a glass of wine and $3.50 to $7 per measure of liquor. Payment is only by EZlink card or cash.

You are welcome to bring your own finger food or light bites as the only food available at the pub is British crisps.

If you are keen, please register at by July 10, 2019.
This is open to only members of the Singapore Press Club.

Your name should match the one on your valid photo ID, which you will have to present at the main gate for entrance.

Best regards
Santosh Kumar
Honorary Secretary
Singapore Press Club

Study trip to Vladivostok (July 11 to 13)

Dear Member

Russia’s ruling United Russia Party is organising a study trip to Vladivostok from 11 to 13 July 2019 for media representatives from Asia-Pacific countries.

The agenda: International cooperation in the Far East and Arctic development.

Five working journalists from Singapore can take part in this programme.

Accommodation, ground transport and meals in Vladivostok will be covered by the organisers.
You will have to buy your own air tickets.

If you are a journalist and interested in going on this trip, please e-mail to by June 25, 2019.

Best regards
Santosh Kumar
Honorary Secretary
Singapore Press Club

Mexican Film Festival 2019

Dear Member,

The Embassy of Mexico, along with NUS Office of Alumni Relations and The Projector, is organising the 5th edition of the Mexican Film Festival from June 6 to 12, 2019.

Members of the Singapore Press Club can watch the movies being screened at the NUS Shaw Foundation Alumni House from June 10 to 12 free of charge.

Address: 11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244.

Just go to and make your booking. Tick the box which says “Guest of the Embassy of Mexico”.

Best regards

The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

Online Falsehoods Law – What Now For Corporates & Media Professionals? (May 28)

Dear Member

The Bill designed to tackle deliberate online falsehoods was passed in Parliament on May 8 after a lengthy debate.

The Singapore Press Club and the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association are organising a talk, Online Falsehoods Laws – What Now For Corporates and Media Professionals?, about this legislation on May 28.

The event is free for members of the Singapore Press Club.

For more details or to register, please visit

Best regards

The Secretariat
Singapore Press Club

2019 Senior Journalists Seminar – East-West Center ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Dear Member

Forwarding this circular from the United Embassy’s Public Affairs Department.
You can apply directly via the link provided:

>Dear News Editors/Journalists:

The East-West Center is pleased to announce that they are currently accepting applications for the 2019 Senior Journalists Seminar! They invite journalists, particularly those covering such beats as foreign and diplomatic relations, security, military affairs, domestic politics or religion to apply.

2019 Senior Journalists Seminar


September 4 – 27, 2019

Washington, DC; Chicago, Illinois;

Dhaka/Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh; Istanbul, Turkey

**Political and security conditions may necessitate replacing Turkey so please be flexible**

Application Deadline: Thursday, May 23, 2019

The 2019 Senior Journalists Seminar will bring together 10-14 multinational journalists for an immersive three week dialogue, study, and travel program to Washington, DC; Chicago, Illinois; Dhaka/Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh; and Istanbul, Turkey. The 2019SJS will begin in Washington, DC with an overview of the American political system, including the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment, federalism, the separation of powers, and congressional influencers on foreign policymaking. Other foundational sessions will examine the religious make-up, diversity of religious identity, and the prayer and attendance practices of the American public. The Washington, DC study tour will also feature participant presentations summarizing religion’s role in their home countries. In Chicago, journalists will experientially explore America’s multicultural and multi-religious society, the experiences of minority religious communities, initiatives bridging faith divides, and how cultural and religious identity, experience, and diversity is expressed in the literary, visual, performing, and media arts. Throughout the U.S. study tour, journalists will consider the political, military, and cultural engagement of the U.S. with Muslim majority regions. Travel to Dhaka, Bangladesh and Istanbul, Turkey will contextualize and compare religion’s role in the public sphere across democratic nations; provide first-hand exposure to and more nuanced understanding of the diversity of Muslim societies; and build the professional networks of participating journalists. A day trip to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh will also enable journalists to visit the world’s largest refugee settlement. Meetings with government officials and academics in all three countries will explore domestic and international counter-terrorism efforts and opportunities for cooperation. Interactive experiences will also be included to deepen journalists’ understanding of Muslim cultures through the arts, culture, and new media. Finally, the media’s role in choosing, framing, and disseminating stories with a religious element and its effective shaping of public perception and U.S. relations with Muslim majority regions will be explored.

As the Senior Journalists Seminar requires participating journalists to attend various religious services as respectful observers and includes both high level government meetings and tours of impoverished areas, it is important to note that the seminar is both mentally and physically very challenging.

Who Can Apply: Media professionals from print, broadcast, online, and multi-media news organizations, including editors, reporters, columnists, editorial writers, producers, bloggers, videographers, and photo journalists with a minimum of ten years of experience are eligible to apply. The Senior Journalists Seminars will include a total of 10-14 journalists from the United States and countries with substantial Muslim populations. Journalists who cover foreign and diplomatic relations, security, military affairs, domestic politics and government, religion, human rights issues, culture, and the arts are eligible. For more information regarding eligibility, please visit the Senior Journalists Seminar webpage.

The EWC requires journalists to file at least one story or a series of blogs and/or tweets resulting from their participation in the seminar. Journalists must offer specific story ideas and how you will fulfill this requirement in your application.

Funding: The 2019 Senior Journalists Seminar is funded by the East-West Center, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute. All participants are responsible for the Senior Journalists Seminar fee of USD$800.00, visa fees, health insurance and airline baggage charges. EWC encourages additional participant cost-sharing of programmatic costs and considers cost-sharing in the selection of applicants. For more information about the 2019 Senior Journalists Seminar and for instructions on how to apply, please visit

Application Deadline is Thursday, May 23, 2019

Apply Now!