Issue 86, May 2010
More than just a movie
Alumni reconnect at a special screening of “Shutter Island”. 

For many attending the NTU Alumni Movie Screening of “Shutter Island”, it was a chance to catch a movie and have a good time reconnecting with fellow alumni.

Engineer Mr Toh Tser Siong (EEE/Class of 2004) said he attends as many alumni events as he can to catch up with old friends and relive the days he had in NTU. The 34-year-old calls himself a “loyal supporter” who invites friends to attend events with him.

“It’s very important to network. The opportunities to do so are very rare when you join the workforce because you become too busy to meet your friends,” he said.

For others attending the screening that Sunday afternoon, it was also a chance to catch a movie and have a good time.

Ms Yee Ailing, 30, a senior finance associate (NBS/Class of 2003) said: “The movies screened are always the more popular ones, so I think coming here is quite worth it.” She enjoyed it so much she had already booked tickets for upcoming movie screenings as well.

“Shutter Island” is a thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio, a US Marshall who visits the eponymous island, to investigate the disappearance of a female patient at a mental hospital.

The fact that the movie is at a central shopping centre is a plus point for Mr Tan Cheng Hok (Nanyang University/Class of 1975). The 58-year-old runs an organic food business.

“My friends and I used to get together but we don’t have the time to do this anymore,” said Mr Tan, who last attended an NTU Family Day event at the Singapore Zoo. “I don’t mind the opportunity to relax, and it’s good timing to have it on Sunday.”

Organised by the NTU Alumni Affairs Office, the “Shutter Island” movie screening was held at VivoCity on Sunday 18 April.

© Alumni Affairs Office