SGBuzzwithDrTanLaiYong
20 Jan 2015

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SG Buzz with Dr Tan Lai Yong

An Invitation

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Dear Fellow Singaporean,

So what’s the buzz all about? Come and find out for yourself!

Singapore is becoming a global hub for a wide range of industries. Through the Singapore (SG) Buzz series, the Overseas Singaporean Unit brings you luminaries from diverse fields and professions, so that you can stay plugged in to what is happening back home.

Forgoing a comfortable life in Singapore, Dr Tan Lai Yong uprooted his family in 1996 and trod the road less travelled, lending his medical expertise to the villagers in rural Yunnan, China. A one-year volunteer stint quickly turned into a 15-year extraordinary journey, where the barefoot doctor helped to treat the poor, orphaned, disabled and leprous. His contributions have not gone unnoticed, and he has received numerous awards and accolades from China and Singapore.

Yet they serve as sobering reminders to him that there is much more to be done. Since returning home in 2011, Dr Tan remains committed to improving the lives of the less fortunate, helping needy Singaporeans and foreign workers. The Director for Outreach and Community Engagement at the College of Alice & Peter Tan at National University of Singapore describes his current work as his “dream job”, where he guides students to engage in active citizenship, and through hands-on serving, address the issues that are important to our society. Read more about Dr Tan here.

 Join us for an evening with the thoughtful and unassuming Dr Tan in Edinburgh and Glasgow, as he shares his inspiring life story and offers his perspectives on social responsibility. In addition, network and reconnect with fellow Singaporeans over dinner. Help us spread the word amongst your Singaporean friends!

 Look out for interesting sound bites from Dr Tan on the OverseasSingaporean Liaison (United Kingdom) Facebook page in the coming weeks!

Dinner will be served at both events. SG Buzz is a free event, but as seats are limited, register by clicking on the "Register" buttons NOW

Country City Date Speaker
UK

Edinburgh
Prestonfield Room, John McIntyre Centre
Pollock Halls
18 Holyrood Park Road
University of Edinburgh

Attire: Smart Casual

11 Feb 2015(Wed)
6.30pm – 9.00pm

Dr Tan Lai Yong
Senior Lecturer and Director
Outreach and Community Engagement
College of Alice and Peter Tan,
National University of Singapore

UK

Glasgow
Kelvin Gallery
Gilbert Scott Building,
University of Glasgow,
Glasgow G12 8QQ 

Attire: Smart Casual

12 Feb 2015(Thurs)
6.30pm – 9.00pm

Dr Tan Lai Yong
Senior Lecturer and Director
Outreach and Community Engagement
College of Alice and Peter Tan,
National University of Singapore

 

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