Alumni from across the years came together for a rousing reunion boasting a touch of regional flavour.
More than 1,100 NUS alumni, including President of the Republic of Singapore and NUS Chancellor Madam Halimah Yacob (Law ’78), returned to Bukit Timah Campus, their former stomping ground, on 7 July for an evening of traditional performances and delectable cuisine from around the region as part of the cultural smorgasbord that was this year’s Bukit Timah Homecoming.
Themed “Kaleidoscope of Southeast Asia”, the programme featured musical performances by staff, students and alumni who led the audience in a sing-along to Southeast Asian folk songs as well as traditional Balinese dances, all of which had guests, decked out in traditional national dress such as the Peranakan kebaya and Cambodian sampot, enthusiastically swaying along. The sing-along session was led by alumni group NUS Alumni Sing-Along. “The audience was awesome and our Sing-Along members were exhilarated by their overwhelming participation. We felt privileged to be able to contribute to the spirit of the Southeast Asian culture that evening,” said Chairperson of NUS Alumni Sing-Along, Ms Joanna Loo (Science ’81).