She walks through the busy corridors of Mochtar Riady Building with a renewed exuberance, sometimes to many surprised and curious looks, or other times to words of encouragement and support. There’s a spring in her step due to the lightness – not from a clean-shaven head but from the joy in her heart.
After serving delicious food to the business school community as well as hosting many events for six years, Reedz Cafe@BizSchool is now closing. It did not win the tender to continue with its operations in the school and will make way for a new café come August. We take a walk down memory lane with BBA (2008) alumnus Lee Junxian who co-founded Reedz with Chang Jen Fi (Engineering):
That year in 2010, the MRB Building was in the final stages of completion when the opportunity to operate a café on site became available. Junxian then was still studying on the premises while Jen Fi was just down the road. They remember juggling studies, co-curricular activities and running their food business at the same time.
To cap off our year-long Bizad50 celebrations with a heart of festive cheer, a group of fortunate staff and faculty visited the ARC Children’s Centre. After all, that is what Christmas is about – sharing and caring.
Not daunted by the torrential thunderstorm, the children cheered as they greeted us with their broad smiles.
Our heartiest congratulations to Justin Liu, our third-year business and economics student. Together with teammate Denise Lim, they clinched gold at the Nacra 17 event at the Qingdao leg of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup. They are the first Singaporeans to win at a World Cup event in the sport.
In so doing, they have qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
It was a wonderful night of music and friendships at the Liang Zhu Charity Concert held on Sunday 4 October at the Singapore Conference Hall, which also raised substantial funds for students who are facing financial hardship.
It brought together talents from China and Singapore to make music together. Maestro He Zhanhao, one of China’s most acclaimed composers, led a 70-strong youth orchestra from the Singapore-based Chinese Music Academy. He personally conducted his popular “Liang Zhu” or “Butterfly Lovers” violin concerto, which is one of the most recognisable pieces of Chinese music worldwide.
Some180 staff and faculty members came together on 3 March to usher in the Lunar New Year with a Lo Hei Lunch and Lion Dance, following the School’s first Town Hall meeting of the year.
The School’s Dinner & Dance on 30 January at the Hilton Hotel’s Grand Ballroom saw some 230 faculty and admin staff turn up in glamorous costumes with a “retro” theme to celebrate our 50th anniversary.
Organised by the School’s Social Committee, the evening started with some fun and games in the foyer with a life-sized Snakes and Ladders board, the ‘Kachang Puteh’ man and instant photo booth. Dressed in colourful shirts, elegant dresses and gowns, big hair and flashy jewellery, many attendees aimed to be picked as Best Dressed Female and Male.
Our ‘Gift A Wish’ initiative made the wishes of some 50 children at the Arc Children’s Centre come true this holiday season.
Through a donation drive organised by the School’s social committee, the team used the funds to bring smiles to these children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses.
The School recently announced a new social committee to foster a better social environment in the School. Sixteen members of the School community from all departments and units have come together to create an exciting, social environment with a goal of helping our staff and faculty members build good relationships, enjoy their work better, keep them happy and improve the School’s culture.