Irish Graduates Association of Singapore August eNewsletter
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Upcoming IGAS events 


Mid-Autumn lunch - Sunday 11th September 

We are celebrating the mid-autumn festival this year at Tung Lok XiHe Peking Duck. The ducks here are from the renowned Silver Hill farm at Co. Monaghan, Ireland.

A specially-arranged 8-course lunch menu has been prepared for us, with the Peking Irish Duck as the main highlight of the meal!

Please email to register for the lunch.
Hurry! Places are limited!

Sunday 11 September 2016
12.30 PM

Tung Lok XiHe Peking Duck
The Grandstand
200 Turf Club Road, #01-23/26
Singapore 287994

Price (includes food and Chinese tea):
$65 Members
$70 Non-members
A children's menu will be available on special request.

Many thanks to Sherine Toh for organising this special lunch for IGAS.

Association News

Special Membership Privileges

BASE Enterntainment is offering IGAS members a whopping 30% discount on tickets to the upcoming musical, Annie!

Hurry! The musical opens on 24 August and ends on 11 September.

The discount is valid for all categories except VIP tickets, VIP Box tickets and weekend matinee shows.

So if you have not renewed your IGAS membership yet, this would be a good time to do so! 
Please click here for membership renewal.

Please email for further details.

Dining deals

IGAS members get to dine at discounted rates at the following il Lido restaurants:

Osteria Art -  an elegant Italian fine-dining restaurant in the Central Business District

&SONS Bacaro - a trendy Italian trattoria near Chinatown and the Central Business District

Note: The discounted rate applies to a la carte dinner menus only.

Members will be sent a 10% discount voucher to be used at the restaurants above.

Alumni News

Our latest member is Mr. Louis Richter, a medical student from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Louis joins us as a Student Member.

Welcome to IGAS, Louis!
If you have any alumni news you would like us to include, please let us know at

IGAS Table

IGAS organises three or four events a year. In between we book an IGAS Table at events organised by other clubs and societies. If you have a suggestion for an IGAS Table, please let us know.

Engaging Entrepreneur Series

Setting up in Singapore and going global: One Man's Journey
Wednesday, August 17th, 7 - 9pm, Conrad Centennial

This event is organised by the Irish Chamber of Commerce.  

Dr. John O'Shea will take to the floor in this Engaging Entrepreneur series. John is the co-founder of Suu Balm, a medical brand that launched successfully in Singapore in April 2015.

John trained as a medical doctor in Ireland before he decided to explore the business side of medicine. He will discuss his experience in setting up a business here in Singapore and the lessons he learned while taking the company global.

This is a free event for ICC members, with a nominal $15 fee for non-members (payable on the evening or online). Refreshments will be provided.

Places are limited so please register here.


Save the date -
The Emerald Ball Saturday November 5th

The Singapore-Ireland Fund is holding its Emerald Ball at the St. Regis hotel this year.

The theme of this charity event is All that Jazz. The proceeds of the ball will go to disadvantaged youths.

Ticket prices start from $500 per person and are tax-deductible.

There will be attractive auction prizes and musical entertainment throughout the evening.

IGAS will usually form a table to attend this annual event. If you are interested in joining us to support this worthwhile cause, please email 

Ladies' Night - Cocktail and Chat

A group of ladies meet monthly for a few relaxing drinks, some nibbles and lots of chat.

Ladies' Night will return after the summer. Watch this space.

Events Review


SMSI-IGAS event for Medical and Dental students - 23rd July 

The Singapore Medical Society of Ireland (SMSI) and IGAS had a joint symposium on a Saturday afternoon at the Marina Bay Financial Center last month.

The speakers were Dr Ong Hean Yee (QUB, Belfast 1994), Dr Mok Yee Ming (UCD, Dublin 1996), Dr Kelvin Koh (TCD, Dublin, 2010), Dr Colum Nolan (RCSI, Dublin, 2001) and Dr Dallan Dargan (QUB, Belfast 2005). The attendees were students from the medical colleges in Ireland, who were back for their summer break.

There was a mix of primary care physicians as well as medical and surgical specialists at various stages of their careers. The speakers shared about their time in Ireland and Dr Koh had wonderful homemade videos set to music. Most shared about their career hits and misses, as well as possible career pathways in Singapore and Ireland.

There were light refreshments later on and many stayed on to chat to each other in small groups. Many thanks to Audrey and Daniel who helped to organise the meet-up at such an excellent venue.  

- Dr Ong Hean Yee
Clockwise from top left:
Dr. Colum Nolan (IGAS Committee Member); Dr. Mok Yee Ming; the attendees; Dr. Dallan Dargan.

Other Matters


Changes to IGAS constitution

A draft of changes to the IGAS constitution has been drawn up and is under scrutiny by a few volunteers. The current constitution dates from 1980 and is long overdue a major update. If you would like to receive of copy of the draft with a view to giving constructive feedback, please email
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