About Us

About Us

The Overseas Singaporean Unit (OSU) plans and coordinates a whole-of-government effort to engage overseas Singaporeans to keep them emotionally connected to Singapore. OSU works with many partners to organise and support a suite of programmes that reaches out to a wide demographic of overseas Singaporeans.


OSU Liaisons

We have officers based in several key cities where there are many overseas Singaporeans.
Find out more and get in touch with them.
Overseas Singaporean Liaison Michelle Loh

Michelle Loh

New York

Currently based in New York City, Michelle grew up in a typical Singaporean household in Bishan, and craves for simple things like kopi-c dabao whenever she’s away. To her, the sights, sounds and smells of a hawker centre encompass all that she loves about the little red dot. When not catching up with fellow Singaporeans in the US, she can be found Googling for interesting films or podcasts, or embarking on her next culinary adventure.

Overseas Singaporean Liaison China Shelly

Shelly Yeo


From nasi briyani to bak chor mee, mee soto to yong tau foo, this self-proclaimed expert on Singaporean hawker fare believes she knows where the best stalls can be found on our sunny island! When she’s not eating her way through Shanghai with fellow Singaporean kakis, she’s busy working off the calories on her Mobike or playing with her adorable-pillow-stealing kitten – Tiger. Add Shelly on WeChat at OSLChina.

Overseas Singaporean Liaison UK Brenda

Brenda Tan


Brenda is your bona fide foodie who doesn’t just like to eat. She strives to taste, experience and understand the finer details of the culinary arts. Her interest in food was instilled at an early age by her Peranakan grandmother who, needless to say, was an amazing cook. Constantly surrounded by food at large family feasts, Brenda spent much of her childhood in the kitchen. If you love food too, she could be your new makan kaki!

David Ho

David Ho

San Francisco

Whether its training for a marathon, rock-climbing, data analytics or talking about the latest start-up in Silicon Valley, David is always keen to meet and gain new insights. On weekends, David can be found chasing his two boys around, either on foot or on bike and on the few occasions where he is able to catch his breath, he enjoys binging on the latest Netflix series, preferably after a sinful plate of Hainanese chicken rice with lots of chilli sauce (from Maxwell food centre)! Come chill with David by connecting with him on our Facebook page today!

Overseas Singaporean Liaison Australia Leanne

Leanne Lim


Leanne gravitates towards the great outdoors and loves going on walks, cycling, and playing tennis and football. In fact, she is capable of holding her own even as the only girl on the futsal pitch. As a lover of arts, she enjoys going to museums and watching Singapore plays. While Leanne loves the coffee in Melbourne, in her humble opinion, nothing can beat a kopi siu dai back home.