A Garden Party Reunion under the Stars
Alumni gathered for a cosy evening and relived memories together at the Bukit Timah Homecoming.
Dressed in splendid tropical blooms, alumni who studied at the NUS Bukit Timah Campus (BTC) returned for a spectacular garden-themed Bukit Timah Homecoming celebration, organised by NUS Alumni Relations, and co-hosted by NUS Law and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School). Among those who returned to their former stomping ground included former Singapore President and Chancellor Dr Tony Tan (Science ’62), together with his wife, Mrs Mary Tan (Arts ’62).
After a light shower in the late afternoon, the alumni filled the Lower Quadrangle amidst cool breezes. Against the archways of the Manasseh Meyer building and branches of the heritage angsana tree, NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye (Science ’85) welcomed the alumni home and thanked them for their continued support. Soon after, the guests feasted under the stars on local delights such as roti prata, nasi lemak, satay, chendol and bandung.
Festivities included live performances by NUS alumni as they belted classic tunes such as Let Me Be There and 月亮代表我的心 (The Moon Represents My Heart).
A highlight of the evening was the cake-cutting ceremony to commemorate the anniversaries of various NUS faculties and schools. At the event, the 90th anniversaries of NUS Arts and Social Sciences and NUS Science, the 50th anniversary of NUS Design and Environment and the Class of 1969, as well as the 15th anniversary of the LKY School were celebrated. Additionally, alumni from NUS Science and NUS Law took the opportunity to hold their own mini-reunions.