Invitation to 2018 NUS Teaching Roadshow @ FASS

To all FASS faculty members!

The Academy is organizing a Roadshow Visit to FASS during Recess Week on 2 March 2018 (Friday). During which, we will share what the Academy does, and present a panel discussion on how we might become effective teachers.

You are welcome to sign up HERE, and to direct any enquiries to Ms. Ng Cheng Cheng ( or Vickneswari (

We look forward to meeting and dialoguing with many FASS colleagues on 2 March!


Career Talk by Newgate Communications at FASS (20 march 2018)


Date: Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Time: 12PM – 2PM (Registration from 1130AM)
Venue: 5 Arts Link, AS7-01-17 Seminar Room B, Shaw Foundation Building, Singapore 117570

Please register here!

Newgate Communications will offer insights into the public relations and financial communications industry through the eyes of veteran practitioners.

• What is public relations?
• Is public relations the right career for you?
• What are the different practice areas?
• What are the differences between in-house and agency roles?
• What challenges will you face as a practitioner?
• Job search pointers from industry experts
• Q&A

Following the talk, light refreshments will be made available and students will be able to network with Newgate Communications representatives.
This talk is open to all undergraduate and post-graduate students.

Headquartered in London, Newgate Communications is a public relations agency that specialises in corporate communications, financial communications/capital markets, and public affairs. Our Singapore office is helmed by some of the most experienced public relations and investor relations practitioners here.

We have a roster of blue-chip clients, many of whom have worked with our consultants for over a decade. We maintained our position as the leading PR advisor on M&A deals in Singapore, and were ranked #3 across the Asia-Pacific in 2017 by Mergermarket. Our regional teams advised on 23 transactions worth US$39 billion, 14 of which were handled by our Singapore team.

For more information, please visit our website (



Terence Foo, Managing Partner
Terence leads Newgate Communications in Singapore and South East Asia.
Since joining the public relations industry in 1999, Terence has built up significant experience advising on long-term strategic profile-raising, reputation management and issues management programmes. He has advised a wide range of clients including MNCs, regional governments, private banks and family organisations.
Prior to establishing the Singapore office of Newgate Communications in 2013, Terence spent 13 years with Gavin Anderson & Company, which later became Kreab Gavin Anderson.

Clarence Fu, Director
Clarence has almost two decades of investor relations and corporate communications experience, and possesses a strong track record in building and protecting corporate reputations from both in-house and consultancy perspectives.
Clarence previously spent over a decade in senior investor relations positions with high-profile listed companies. During this period, he worked on numerous M&A and capital raising transactions, developing and delivering strategic investor relations and corporate profile-raising programmes.
Clarence has been an adjunct faculty member at the Singapore Management University since 2014 (COMM360 Investor Relations).

Grandfather’s tongue (Page 33)

Thursday, 8 February 2018

The Peak

This was an interview with Associate Professor Lee Cher Leng from the Department of Chinese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, in which she noted that the revival of interest in Chinese dialects among young adults is sparked by a practical need to converse with an ageing population that is neither fluent in English nor Mandarin. Assoc Prof Lee also shared that beyond administering to the elderly, the interest in learning the mother tongue of Singapore’s pioneer generation is a sign of individuals attempting to anchor their identities.

Learn about heritage through Malay identity

Friday, 9 February 2018

Suria News Online

This was an article contribution by Dr Norshahril Saat from the Department of Malay Studies at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who discussed the debate on the Malay identity and the thinking that should be developed with regard to this issue. He shared that from politics to cultural issues, much has been discussed about who the true Malays are as well as who is lesser of a Malay or not a Malay.