Tuesday, June 16, 2015

SG 50 (National Day Event 2015)


We are celebrating the little red dot's big 50 this year

Date: Sunday, August 9, 2015

Time: 12:30 PM

Venue: Ganhdi Indian's Cuisine
4080 Paradise Road
Las Vegas 89109

It is Indian lunch buffet, pay your own when you are there on Sunday.
You don't have to RSVP if you are not sure about your schedule, just show up on Sunday at 12:30 PM, we have the VIP room reserved for 35 people.

You only need to RSVP if you have previously submitted your name for the National Day goody bag packed and will be sent from Singapore. Please note that the goody bags are for SAN National Day event attendees only. OR if you care about the funding from OSU, I do not have a deadline from them yet but I would appreciate that I received your confirmation as soon as possible. That would also make my job easier when I request for sponsor's gift for our event, if we do not have enough gifts for everyone, it would be first come (RSVP) first served.

As usual, email Kirsty and let me know how many of you will be attending, I am looking forward to another fun event with all.

Posted by Kirsty

SG 50 logo image source
June 16, 2015

Singapore and Indonesian Food (Event May 23)

If you missed our Singapore and Friends from Indonesia Event, here are some mouth watering pictures for you.....


I don't know the name, but they are really yummy....

this is a fried tofu with shrimp and meat inside

fried bee hoon from Germaine

this grilled chicken is super yummy, it is the recipe from my Indonesian friend Dewi

curry puffs from a new member Agnes

sambal eggs

vegetable fried rice from Chole

On the dessert table we have red velvet cupcake baked by Chole

peaches and strawberries jelly

apple sauce muffins

chocolate coated strawberries

and cut fruits

salsa and chips are not in our Singapore/Indonesian list but it is a good starter for people to munch and mingle before the party

another fun-filled event with just the loveliest group of people

Posted by Kirsty

Photos source (copyright©kirsty)

June 16, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Singapore and Friends (Indonesia) Food Fest

Last year, we had our very first Singapore Hawker Food Fest, this year, why not join in the fun at our very first Singapore and Friends Food Fest.

First up is Singapore's neighbor Indonesia!

It is a pot luck party, everybody bring something to share.

You'll get to taste home cooked Singapore food as well as trying out our Indonesian friends' favorites from their home town.

If you can't cook, bring anything from the store is fine with us, come to eat, mingle and get to know more people, it is going to be fun!

Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015

Time: 6:30 PM

Venue: To be confirmed

Please confirm your attendance by sending an email to Kirsty before May 18. Please let me know how many will be attending as well as what food item you will be bringing to share in your email. 
Hope to see you soon!

Posted by Kirsty

Collage made by Kirsty
Photo source for Indonesian food click HERE!
Photo source for Singapore food (copyright©Kirsty)

May 3, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Come Doodle with Me - SG 50 Banner

Singapore will be 50 this year!

OSU sent me a big banner, it is for our big celebration this August as our sunny island will be celebrating SG 50 in a big way!

The banner is blank, it is for us to make it ours. It will be used on National Day event this year or any event we might have in the future. We could hang it up as our backdrop, or send a picture home to join in the celebration.

I am inviting you to come doodle with me, draw, paint, write, be creative and do whatever you want to make the banner that best represent our club.

If you are interested to be a part of this, please send Kirsty an email, and then we will work on a date that everybody on the list is available to work on this project. 

Posted by kirsty

April 20, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Memorial Event for Singapore's Founding Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Memorial Event for Singapore's Founding Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew

We are hosting a memorial event for the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Date: March 29, 2015

Time: 8 - 9:30 PM

You are able to express your condolences or leave personal tribute, we will be compiling everyone's note and send it back home to Istana as a group (SAN)

An one hour Lee Kuan Yew interview on Charlie Rose will be on played at 8:30 PM

Please text or email Kirsty for address if you are attending the event


Please also see the following notes from OSU

In light of the passing of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, condolence books will be open at the following Singapore missions in the US:

Singapore Embassy in Washington D.C.
Address: 3501 International Pl NW, Washington, DC 20008, United States
Monday, 23 March to Friday, 27 March 2015 – 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Saturday, 28 March 2015 – 10am to 1pm
The Singapore Consulate-General in San Francisco 
Address: 595 Market Street, Suite 2450, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States
Monday, 23 March to Friday, 27 March 2015 – 10am – 1pm and 2pm - 5pm 
Saturday, 28 March 2015 – 10am – 1pm
The Singapore Consulate in New York
Address: 318 East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017, United States
Monday, 23 March 2015 - 12pm to 5pm
Tuesday, 24 March to Friday, 27 March 2015 - 10am to 5pm
Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 10am to 1pm

Online Tributes
You may also wish to express your condolences, share memories and leave a personal tribute to the late Mr Lee at www.rememberingleekuanyew.sg.
Memorial Services
On a related note, if your club/association will be organising a memorial service for Mr Lee in your city, please let me know as OSU would like to recognise these community efforts paying tribute to Mr Lee that are happening all across the world.

Posted by Kirsty
Photo (click on photo source under photo)

March 25, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Our Founding Father

March 23rd, 2015

A sad day for all Singaporean

Since February, when Mr. Lee was admitted to SGH, we have been keeping close watch on the news, twitter feed and other form of social media, deep down inside, I hope he could hang in there until Singapore celebrate our big 50 in August, but........we learn the sad news yesterday (3/22/15 Vegas time) around 3 PM, much earlier than my sister in Singapore got the news, that we have lost our founding father Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.

I can't tell you how sad I am, as you all know, I am a big fan - HE IS MY IDOL!
My children grew up listening to me preaching about how great our country is because of one man. Despite spending most of their life in the United States, my children are all Singapore citizens. We all have a better life because of him. Thank you Father Lee!

A flag at half-mast at the Istana on March 23, 2015. -- PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION

The Prime Minister has declared a period of National Mourning from 23 March to 29 March. If you would like to express your thoughts and condolences for the late Mr. Lee, you can do so at the Singapore Consulate-General in San Francisco during office hours or online HERE (home page of Remembering Lee Kuan Yew)

Posted by Kirsty 
Photos from social media.

March 23, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

SAN Monthly Mingle Series (March)


Drinking, Chit-chatting Under the Stars

This is an informal session for those who loves small group setting, no need to reserve your seat, no planning, no cooking, no fuss, just show up if you have time on

Saturday, March 21st

Time: 6:30 PM

If you don't want to miss the sunset, come at 6:30 PM, we will figure out dinner later, other wise, you can come after dinner, and be here for a drink and dessert.

Location: 3917 Broad Meadow Ct, Las Vegas, NV 89129

Weather forecast for Saturday is sunny, high for the day is 81 and low is 57, should be nice and cool, so bring a cardigan if you wish, we will be seating at the backyard by the waterfall and under the stars.

See you soon!

Posted by Kirsty

March 15, 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Singapore Community Day 2015

The first ever Singapore Community Day in the SF Bay Area was co-orgainized by Singapore Connect and the Overseas Singapore Unit.

The event on February 28, 2015 was held at Saratoga Springs Picnic and Campground, St Jose.

It was really one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.
Ok, I admit, I am a sucker for running stream......

I am so delighted to see so many Singaporean in one place.....

lining up for food of course.....

What do you expect? When Newton Circus and Lau Pa Sat were all there....

Chicken Rice, Satay, Mee Goreng, Beef Rendang, Ang Ku Kueh, Teh Tarak...... you name it, they have it!

The adults were busy eating while the kids were learning how to play kampong games we used to played when we were little.....

remember? kuti kuti?

Chapteh and Five Stones?

Randy and I both had fun at the Photo booth....

apparently, this was our first!

The photo gallery at "Marina Bay" had photos reminded me of HOME!

Six of my photos sent in prior to the event were on display too, ummm...... see something familiar?

As seen on You Tube .....

shots taken by THIS drone

Consul-General Mr. Christopher Cheang opening the event

and then we all doodled on the SG 50 banner

notes were written and will be send HOME to Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew

just a few photos before we leave....

with Consul-General Christopher Cheang...

OSU Director Wong Kan Foo

and a selfie with Stanley of course.....

we are leaving Saratoga Springs with this ringing in my head....

Sama-sama maju ke hadapan
Pandai cari pelajaran
Jaga diri dalam kesihatan
Serta sopan-santun
dengan kawan-kawan

don't ask me why, they played tons of Singapore songs on Singapore Community Day, I just can't get this one out of my head.

Both our flights to St Jose airport and back to Vegas were easy, cheap and pleasant on a Saturday....

it was a wonderful, memorable day at Saratoga Springs after all!

Posted by Kirsty

Photos provided by Kirsty, Randy, Stanley and OSU.

March 9, 2015