Issue 133, April 2014
An evening with friends
NTU alumni from the Classes of 2006 to 2010 network and have fun during memorable reunion

Close to 150 alumni and guests attended the NTU Classes of 2006 to 2010 Reunion on 11 April, to reminisce old days and build new networks. Held at the rooftop JStage at JCube, the combined gathering attracted many alumni from different Schools who took the opportunity to get acquainted with each other over a pleasant open-air buffet dinner accompanied with good wine.

In his welcome address, Chairman of the Reunion Organising Committee Mr Hendri Zhang (EEE/2007) highlighted the importance of networking and said that "the opposite of winning is not losing; it is learning,” which was what sparked him and his committee members to organise this event. Noting the challenge of bringing together a total of five classes, Ms Umarani D/O Muniandy (EEE/2007) and her fellow committee members shared that they met for a number of times over several months to ensure the success of this reunion.

Guest-of-Honour Professor Er Meng Hwa, NTU’s Vice-President for International Affairs, said: “It is very special for all of you, as many of you here have graduated around the same period. You have had similar experiences from NTU. And tonight, you and your fellow alumni will be able to reminisce these memories that hold a special place in your heart. You will be able to catch up with former classmates whom you might not have met for years, reigniting some long lost friendship.” Prof Er also went on to share some key developments of NTU.

Whilst enjoying dinner ‘under the stars’, many alumni were able to catch up with old friends during the night. “It is not just about career opportunities, we can also find friends of similar interests and exchange valuable information like holiday experiences,” said Ms Ong Ying Ting (EEE/2005), who was spotted with her new friend Ms Fung Foon Yin (SBS/2010). As President of NTU Chinese Medicine Alumni Association, Ms Fung also shared her appreciation for such alumni activities which allow her to reinforce and expand connections after graduation.

The dinner event was spiced up by accompanying activities such as a glamour photo booth, caricature drawing, and the Miss Dim Sum comedy show. The event concluded with a much-anticipated lucky draw which gave out some very attractive prizes, though many alumni lingered around after the event to enjoy each other’s company.

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