Sunday, February 03, 2008

Cornell Club of Singapore February Newsletter

Am posting this Cornell Club of Singapore February Newsletter for the benefits of those who want to know about Cornell Club of Singapore.



Editor : Adeline Kooi, VP for Programmes

Dear Cornellians,

With Chinese New Year and Valentines' Day just around the corner, the festivities just don't let up!

The Cornell Club has to put together the BIG RED WEEKEND : 22-24 Feb 08 for alumni, family and friends this February. Friday night, the Restaurant Club is chilling out at a gourmet burger joint at Serene Centre. Saturday is for those adventurers out there, when we're having an outing to the Forest Adventure at Bedok Reservoir Park. And on Sunday, we've organized a trip to check out all the new aircrafts, technology and aerobatics at the Singapore Air Show 2008.

You can find out more details about the BIG RED WEEKEND in the newsletter!

Here's wishing all members a Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year!

Warmest Regards,

The Cornell Club Executive Committee

The Cornell Club of Singapore aims to help the Cornell community in Singapore keep in touch with each other and with Cornell.



1. What you missed in January…

2. Restaurant Club Meeting - 'Relishing' Gourmet Burgers

3. Cornell Club Family Day Forest Adventure – 23 Feb 2008

4. Singapore Air Show 2008 Outing

5. A Message from Cornell Athletics

6. Schedule for 2008 Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management Distinguished Lecture Series

7. Job Opportunities


What you missed in January…

Review by Shawn Tripp, VP Membership

The Cornell Club had a great outing to try out the new Brewerkz Bar and Grill, and then watch the Singapore Slingers vs the Cairns Taipans at the Indoor Stadium. Really tasty pizza and beer was followed by an exciting game that saw the Sligners lead all the way until it mattered, losing a close one at the end.


'Relishing' Gourmet Burgers

After the formal dining of the Chinese New Year and Valentine's, it seems appropriate to just chill out for a burger and beer on a breezy Friday evening.

Join the Restaurant Club at Relish this February where the manager has arranged for us to enjoy their best burgers and gourmet beers at a great price. This burger joint belonging to the same owner of Wild Rocket at Mt Emily and Wild Oats has gotten some rave reviews since its opening barely a few months ago. Are they worthy of the rave reviews? Seems like something Cornell should decide.

Venue: Relish,

#02-01 Cluny Court (next to Serene Centre)
501 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259760
Date: Friday, 22nd Feb 2008
Time: 7.30pm


Soup of the day,
Wild rocket burger/
Seafood burger with lemon mayo/
BBQ char siew pork open burger
Pandan infused panna cotta with gula melaka

$35 nett
(Inclusive of any gourmet beer pairing @ $53 nett)
Payment in cash or cheque, please.

RSVP Sonia at by 19 Feb 2008. Also let her know if you'd like to have the gourmet beer.

Next month, Cornell Restaurant Club goes Shanghainese. Watch this space!

Cornell Club Family Day Forest Adventure – 23 Feb 2008

The past two years we've brought you Rock Climbing adventures. This year, for all those outdoorsy and curious spirits, we're bringing you some new fun for alumni family and friends.

Spend the day up in the trees at the Bedok Reservoir Park at the $1 million dollar obstacle course. Be challenged physically as you cross bridges across the trees, zip across the reservoir and swing like tarzan at some parts!

This event is open to EVERYONE as there are both children's courses and adults' courses. The 2 hour long obstacle course starts with a half hour safety briefing and continues with children and adults attending their respective courses.

Come join in the fun, Cornellians! We may return to this venue for a DUAL team challenge in the future!

Date: 23rd Feb 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 2 shifts beginning at 1.30pm and 2.00pm (attendees will be briefed further)
Venue: Bedok Reservoir Park Forest Adventure
(Park at carpark and walk 10 minutes in)
Misc: Pack lunch/snack/water and change of clothes as you may get dirty

Adults' course : $25 for adults
Children below 16 yrs old $20*
Kids' course (for children below 1.4m): $18

*Note that only children 1.4m or above are allowed on the adults course with their parents. For more information, see website at

RSVP to Sonia at by 10 Feb 2008 as we have to place a booking.
Singapore Air Show 2008 Outing

Held at the Changi Exhibition Centre for the first time, this is the ultimate show for all aviation enthusiasts and public alike. Come catch The Republic of Singapore Air Force's Black Knights in action, flying the new-look F-16 Fighting Falcons! And Set your eyes on The Royal Australian Air Force's elite formation aerobatic display team -The RAAF Roulettes. Be up close and personal with the World's Largest Aircraft – Airbus 380! And many more …

The Cornell Club wants to organize a group of 20 people or more (members and friends are ALL welcome) in this outing to take advantage of the bulk discount of $17 instead of $20 per ticket. Furthermore, the first 10 Cornell Club members who reply will get an additional $1 off their ticket price. Fastest fingers first!!

Date : 24 Feb 2008, Sunday
Time : 9:30 am
Meet at front entrance to collect tickets from the Cornell Club rep
Ticket Price: $16 (1st 10 members), $17 (regular bulk price)
$20 (regular non-bulk price)
Child Tickets: $8 (or $7 if we get 20 or more kids)

RSVP to Terence Ho at by 9 Feb 2008 as we need to make a booking. Please let Terence know how many tickets (adult/child) you need and which ones are for Cornell Club members. Please note that prices are subject to turnout, so the more the merrier!

We NEED your replies fast!! Ask your friends along too!

Also for your information, Exco member Tom Navasero of Segway Singapore has kindly sponsored a limited number of trade show passes valid from 19-22 Feb 2008. Each person is limited to 2 tickets. You may contact Tom at if you want some tickets. Collection is on the day.


A Message from Cornell Athletics :
Cornell Big Red Spirit and Future Special Events

Cornell Athletics recently organized the Cornell vs BU hockey game at the Madison Square Garden. They want to let all Alumni friends and family know that they are planning more of such events in the future.

Because of the overwhelming demand for tickets (some being scalped for as much as ten times the face value), the Athletics Ticket Office has created a priority mailing list that will give you upcoming ticket information on other upcoming exciting athletic events including NCAA Lacrosse, Hockey (Frozen Four) and Basketball Championship tickets.

Feel free to provide your contact information on if you are interested in being contacted.
Schedule for 2008 Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management Distinguished Lecturer Series

These hospitality industry leaders will be making their presentations from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on the dates above at Conference Room 2 at S3-B4A-03. A reception will follow the presentation. Please register at :

Diana Ee-Tan
Managing Director, Raffles Hotels & Resorts
28 March 2008

Dennis Foo
Chief Executive Officer, St James Power Station
4 April 2008

David Sun
Chief Executive Officer, Home Inns & Hotels Management Co Ltd
11 April 2008

Tony Davis
Managing Director, Tiger Airways
18 April 2008

Robert McIntosh
Director, CB Richard Ellis Hotels Asia Pacific
25 April 2008

Philip Ho
General Manager & Director of Marketing, Zuji Travel Pte Ltd
9 May 2008

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Eric (ORIE'00) has posted this notice :
Are you a coder skilled in Flash and ActionScript?

Do you want to help create the kind of videogames that your hip siblings and cool cousins will want to play?

Do you want to join an exciting start-up with stable funding?

If so, look no further! We at Playtiva are looking to add Flash programmers to our team. Contact us at


The Cornell Club of Singapore aims to help the Cornell community in Singapore keep in touch with each other and with Cornell.

Website : Cornell Club of Singapore

Facebook Group : Cornell Alumni Club of Singapore

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