2018 Year In Review

Well it seems we are back from the dead! Not one to fall behind trends, we’ve been busy making sure our facebook and instagram are on top of things, alas, at the expense of our wordpress it seems. Fear not, however, for all is well for the Singapore Association and we are now back with renewed vigor to update you loyal readers starting with a brief year-in-review!

Read on if you’d like to see what we were up to in 2018 (or just look at the nice pictures and try to spot a familiar face- that works too! We apologise in advance for the not-so-up-to-date pictures)

Goodbye Singapore 2018 – Jan

Taking place in January, the undisputed month-equivalent of Monday blues, our annual camp pulled together incoming freshmen for a refreshing 2 days of fun and games at Aloha Changi. Atop underlying currents of worry mixed in with inertia about entering not only the new year but also a new country, friendships were forged, housemates were scoped out and meaningful conversation was had. Personal anecdotes were tossed around the room, landing on the ears of freshmen eager to know what life in Adelaide would be like and just over one night the worries that were brought in were almost all dispelled. A key event, both informative and enjoyable, Goodbye Singapore will continue on with its 2019 edition so stay tuned for updates on that!

Trivarsity Student Welcome Reception (SWR) – Mar

A wonderful night of music, food and good company, the annual Trivarsity Student Welcome Reception (SWR) was one of the year’s most highly anticipated events. Kindy sponsored by the ever-giving Overseas Singaporean Unit (OSU), this completely free event included a 2-course meal with free flow drinks to welcome new and returning Singaporean students to Adelaide. Set against the elegant backdrop of the River Torrens, it was the perfect kick-start to another school year for our students from University of Adelaide, Flinders University and University of South Australia!

SA Roadtrip – Apr

Oh no! School’s out (said no one ever). Admittedly, however, 2 weeks of break can look rather dreary without any activities. Fortunately, for our members, the mid-semester break was far from bleak with this (literal) pop of colour that was the SA Roadtrip! Paintball, frisbee, off-pitch karaoke in the car and a chance to get those #goldenhour pictures to show off to the world that you have a life outside of studying – yes please! Roadtrips are one of those things every Singaporean in Australia seems to have done or want to do and, well, why not? Long walks on the beach as the sun sets, windswept hair and carefree smiles – it’s about as fantastically cliche as it gets.

SA Potluck – May

One of our more laid-back events, featuring crowd favourites such as Uno, Cards Against Humanity and Mahjong in addition to the main focus and namesake of the event- a central, modest bazaar of foodstuffs both handmade and store-bought alike, this event definitely caters to all. This year, the potluck was held at the University of Adelaide Village Common Room – not the most aesthetic location, but definitely the most accessible and convenient for the lucky Singaporeans who were housed there. Food, games, comfortable couches and no dress code; all the makings of a homely , warm and cozy event.

Singapore National Day Celebrations (SNDC) – Aug

An annual Trivarsity effort, SNDC is a one-of-a-kind event organised for the sole purpose of bringing Singaporeans together to celebrate Singapore’s 53rd National Day. Each and every year, this event serves as a platform where new friendships can be forged among fellow Singaporeans against the backdrop of nostalgic National Day Song Sing-a-longs, shiok local food and even a lucky draw! It is undoubtedly the biggest and most meaningful event of the year, a not-to-be-missed night that’ll have you happily reminiscing of our little island home. With Flinders University as this year’s convener, SNDC was a hugely successful and enjoyable event for Singaporeans young and old alike in their home away from home.

Annual General Meeting – Oct

As the saying goes, all good things come to an end. 2018 was a wonderful year for the Singapore Association, doubtless due to the hard work of the committee behind these events but of course, with a new year comes a new committee and at the AGM in October was when this change took effect. A formal election process spanning the duration of 3 hours and following a speech-and-vote format was conducted and this saw the entry of some very capable new members into the committee, as well as the retaining of some very wise and experienced members! Congratulations to all in the newly elected committee and let’s hope for a stellar 2019 ahead!


If you’ve read this far, I’m thoroughly impressed and am immensely grateful that you chose to do so! Thank you for your support and do stay tuned for more exciting updates in the coming year!

By: Jill Lee (Editorials Officer 2018-2019)


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Hey everyone, starting to miss home?
Come celebrate Singapore’s 52nd National Day with us, and enjoy an afternoon of great food, entertainment and games with your fellow Singaporeans!
We will also be holding a charity raffle with great prizes to be won, and all proceeds going to SG Cares – a charity initiative for the overseas singaporean community to give back to those in need back home. (https://www.sg/SingaporeCares)

Date: 5th August 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 12nn – 4.30pm
Venue: Stamford Grand Adelaide Hotel – 2 Jetty Rd, Glenelg, SA 5045
If you wish to be seated together with friends, simply send us an email with the names of the people you wish to be seated with (maximum 10 pax)

Tickets: Early bird sales ends on 18th June, so don’t miss out and sign up now!
Members – $20 (Early Bird) / $25 (Normal)
Non-members – $70 (Early Bird) / $99 (Normal)

Payment is by bank transfer to the following account:
Name: Singapore Association
BSB: 105-120
Account number: 026 345 440

For identification purpose please indicate transfer as
Description: “Name”_SNDC

So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets here at

 and we’ll see you there!

For any queries, feel free to email us at singaporeassociation@gmail.com
Watch this space for more exciting updates coming soon!

2017 Semester 1 Wrap Up!

The Year So Far…

SWR – Trivarsity Welcome Reception (March)

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Thank you to everyone who came down to the Trivarsity SWR this year! We hoped you enjoyed the dinner, games and company and had a great night!

We would also like to deeply thank the Mayor for being a guest at our event, and for personally greeting each and every one of us! We really appreciate your hospitality and warmth! We would also like to extend our thanks to the SA Committee, Flinders Committee, AUG and the OSU for speaking during the SWR, and for welcoming the new Singaporeans in Adelaide.

Once more, we hope Singaporean Freshers feel welcomed and know that there is a network that will support them throughout their studies here in Adelaide.


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The SA road trip was a fun-packed day! – To making friends with adorable farm animals and  marsupials, to paddle boarding in chilly waters and to enjoying beautiful sunsets.

We would like to thank the SA Committee for all their hard work in making this road trip possible!

Last but not least, thank you so much to everyone who came on the Road Trip! We hope that everyone enjoyed themselves and created many good memories with their fellow Singaporeans who went on this trip! 😊


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Our first ever SA potluck was a huge success!
It was a great night of bonding over food and games between Singaporeans from different courses and from all years of study, and even those that had already graduated!
We hope that everyone who came enjoyed themselves, got to catch up with friends and also had a good break from their busy schedules! We want to say thank you to the comm for everyone that was a part of this and we hope to see an even bigger turnout next year!


This year we had Ms Eunice Olsen, a former Miss Singapore Universe winner, as our guest speaker at this year’s SG Buzz who shared with us more on social activism.

Having a heart of service, Ms Olsen advocates volunteerism and actively gives back to society through volunteer work with many organisations such as Tao Payoh Girl’s Home, Muscular Dystrophy Association of Singapore, Singapore Red Cross and World Vision.

As a former nominated Member of Parliament, she also championed causes for the disabled, the environment, youth at risks, awareness on cervical cancer, aids and human rights.

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We hope that everyone who participated had a meaningful time at this conference, and has a great understanding on how to make positive impact on society as a servant leader.  We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to the conference.

Last but not least, we would like to thank Miss Eunice Olsen for sharing her invaluable experiences and lessons with us, and for her social work in Singapore and other International Communities. We hope that you will continue to inspire many others to give back to society and to continue be a role model for social activism! We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Adelaide!


Goodbye Singapore 2017

✈🇸🇬 Goodbye SG 2017 🇦🇺🌏


Happy and excited that you got an offer for the course that you’ve always dreamt of getting? Yet, unsure what you should be feeling as you leave your family for a daunting environment? Confused? Experiencing mixed feelings?

Well say no more fam, because we’ve got your back!

Goodbye Singapore (GBSG) is an 2D1N orientation camp specially for freshies from the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and University of South Australia, and aims to connect new students and allow you to find your footing – even before you step off the plane!
Get to know your fellow Singaporean students, and bond over a exciting 2 days of games,

This is also an excellent chance for you to interact with seniors who will show you the ropes, and help make your experience in Adelaide a smooth and fulfilling one!

This event is open to all students from UoA, Flinders Uni and UniSA who wish to join!

📆Date: 19th-20th Jan 2016 (Thu-Fri)
🏡Venue: National Service Resort and Country Club
⏰Time: Registration at 1PM
💰Cost: $15 per person (Food provided)

To register, please RSVP at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/Q5asLbs3RfSY3WMQ2

Look forward to seeing you guys there! 🙂

July Updates 2015

1.  SG50 in Adelaide: TICKET PRICES NOW FROM $30! Grab them now before tickets close on Sunday 2nd August at 2359!

We are happy to let you know that we have received funding for SG50 in Adelaide on the 8th of August 2015! And guess what that means? Ticket prices significantly reduced! Get them quick so that we can ensure there is sufficient food for everyone! (See below for more details.)

Click here for map and directions. 

Each ticket is inclusive of a 3 course dinner, a lucky draw token, and all the other fun stuff!

For secure payment, create an account at AU Union. For non-students and students from Flinders University and University of South Australia, please use the instructions in the attached file to guide you through creating an account.
Additionally, if you have bought the tickets before the price reduction, please contact us for a partial refund!

 Make Your Purchase

Do remember to save the date and get excited, because we sure are!

Also, check out our ongoing Instagram contest going on in the days leading up to 8th August for a chance to win a mystery prize!

Hash tag your preparations (I.e: outfit shopping shoe shopping, hair, make up) with ‪#‎SG50inADL‬ and the instagram account with the most happening preparation will stand to win a prize!!Remember, our dress code is Glitz and Glamour! So bring your shiniest shoe forward and upload it!

Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SG50inAdelaide to receive updates! Additionally, feel free to hit us with an email at SG50adelaide.secretariat@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thank you and we hope to see you there!

With regards,
Executive committee
SG50 in Adelaide, SNDC 2015

2.  Hello 2 Adelaide 2015!

Hello 2 Adelaide is back again!

Date: 1 August 2015 (It’s this Saturday!)
Time: 2.30pm-5pm
Venue: Harry Medlin Function Room at the Union House
Cost: Absolutely free!

For all of you who are beginning your freshman year this semester, come down this Saturday to meet fellow Singaporeans like you. And to those freshmen who have just begun your second semester, come along too to meet and welcome the new Year Ones!

There’ll be a simple game or two, just to get you guys all warmed up of course. Then you all can carry on socialising with one another over some free (Yes, FREE!) cupcakes, KRISPY KREME doughnuts, other sweet treats and some nice hot afternoon tea (perfect for winter!).

Seniors are more than welcome to join in the fun and get free food! I’m sure the freshmen will be very eager to meet you guys and have plenty of questions for you!

RSVP on this event page to confirm your attendance! https://www.facebook.com/events/145304742469069/

3.  Opportunities@SG 2015 Webseminars organised by The Contact Singapore Team

The annual signature career roadshow – Opportunities@SG 2015 – is around the corner, from 24 – 29 Aug 2015. This year, the following employers will be traveling to Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney for the roadshow. For TTSH and NCSS, they are looking for health sciences students, LTA for engineering students, while the other employers are interested in students of all disciplines.

Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA)
Community Psychology Hub
CPA Australia (CPAA)
Land Transport Authority (LTA)
Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)
National Council of Social Services (NCSS), including the Social Service Institute (SSI)
National Environment Agency (NEA)
Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)

For the benefit and convenience of the Singaporean students in South Australia who are unable to attend the career roadshow, there will be 2 webinar sessions (highlighted below) where students can log in to listen to the employers’ presentation. They can register for the webinars here – (www.contactsingapore.sg/OppSg2015/web/edm).

Do take note that the timing is in GMT+10 AEST which is not reflected in the registration link above.

Webinar Session 1
Date: 27 August 2015 (Thursday)
Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Participating Organisations: AWWA, CPH, LTA, MFA, NCSS, NEA, TTSH
Click here to register
for Webinar Session 1!
Webinar Session 2
Date: 29 August 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Participating Organisations: AWWA, CPH, LTA, MFA, NCSS, NEA, TTSH
Click here to register
for Webinar Session 2!
After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with the webinar link and details on the system requirements your computer will need for a smooth webinar experience. See you online!
Participating Organisations for Opportunities@Singapore 2015      


4.  Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore

For those who wish to become practising medical doctors in Singapore or wish to to pursue a career in biomedical research, Duke-NUS currently offers 2 programmes, the Doctor of Medicine (MD), and the PhD in Integrated Biology and Medicin respectively.

The MD is jointly awarded by Duke University and the National University of Singapore (NUS) while the PhD is awarded by NUS.  If you are keen on pursuing the MD, you should first have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline (except the MBBS).  For those interested in pursuing the PhD, you would need a bachelor’s degree in Science.  For more information, please visit our website: https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/admissions

Duke-NUS is closely affiliated with Singapore Health Services (SingHealth), Singapore’s largest healthcare group, to meet the country’s growing healthcare needs.  This affiliation extends to residency opportunities for our MD graduates and research opportunities for our PhD graduates.  A recent report has highlighted growing demand for skilled researchers to help make Singapore the innovation capital of Asia.

For those who need help with tuition fees, financial assistance is available.  More information can be found here:

1.        https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/admissions/tuition-fees-scholarships-financial-aid/scholarship-and-financial-aid-schemes  (MD Programme)

2.       https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/education/phd-program/tuition-fees-fellowships  (PhD Programme)

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