SAS Newsletter - Autumn 2016
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Message from the President 
Dear Members and Friends,
I hope you all had a nice and relaxing summer break.

Our yearly Welcome Back Cocktail on Friday 30 September marked the beginning of the new season and we are looking forward to many new and interesting activities. 

Please check out our website for all upcoming events. Activities are reaching from Tours around Singapore to After Work Drinks, Lotus Leaves Painting, Book Group, Raclette Evenings, Food Tours, Language Courses, Jass Evenings, Coffee Mornings and many more. Furthermore, we decided to change our monthly SAS Ladies' Night into a joined Ladies' & Gents' Night. With this we will have an addition to the monthly After Work Drinks on Thursday and we hope to see many of you on Wednesday 23 November.
Soon we will start to organize this year's Santaclaus-Event which is again, generously hosted by the Swiss Ambassador Mr. Thomas Kupfer and Mrs. Fiorella Kupfer Montefiori at the Swiss Residence. Please save the date for a traditional holiday celebration on Sunday 4 December from 3 to 6pm.

Last but not least, I would like to extend a special thank you to our members and sponsors for the continuing support.
Thank you, Danke, Merci, Grazie, Engraziel 
Janine Bachmann, President 

Event Report 
Welcome Back Cocktail 2016
On Friday 30 September we had our yearly Welcome Back Cocktail. This year we celebrated with over 80 Members, Friends and Sponsors at APS Lifestyle Gallery, a very unique location close to Robertson Quay. 

After the kind words from Swiss Ambassador Mr. Thomas Kupfer we were treated to a tasteful and delicious dinner prepared by private chef Matteo Pertoldi from ATIPICO. The menu included several Italian dishes prepared live at APS's different show cooking stations.

After the main course we proceeded to the Lucky Draw and announced the lucky winners of different dining vouchers at the Montreux Jazz Café Singapore, The Swissotel Stamford, the Fairmont and Wine Universe. Furthermore there were two gift sets from Hauté Swiss Cosmetics, champagne, wine and a SAS membership for 2017 to win. 

We enjoyed spending a beautiful evening with our Members and Friends.

I would like to thank our very generous sponsors for the great collaboration and the ongoing support. A special thank you goes to Globaleye our main sponsor for this evening. Without such contributions events like this would not be possible.

Janine Bachmann, October 2016

5 minutes with… Jeremy Grey

What is Singapore to you?
Singapore has been my home for the past five and a half years, the longest summer holiday I have ever been on.

What is your "best kept secret" about Singapore?
If I told you, it would not be a secret anymore.

What would be your main argument to convince someone to come to Singapore?
Interestingly, most people do not need convincing as they have already heard of Singapore and would love to come, but of course it would be a mix of the incredible social and work dynamics, the similarities with Switzerland (organised and safe), the great weather, and the amazing travel opportunities.

Which is your favourite place in Singapore?
Sentosa Cove, my personal piece of paradise.

Would you mind sharing your favourite holiday destination in Asia?

Please tell us more about you?
Originally British by descent, I was born and bred in Geneva where I spent most of my life although I have also lived on four different continents. I am a licensed financial adviser and regional manager of Globaleye, a company specialised in advising expatriates and international clients with all things financial, i.e. insurance, savings and pensions, investments and estate planning. My core area of expertise lies within knowing the intricacies and the difficulties of the different nationalities I work with very well. As you can imagine, Swiss nationals are my speciality.

Last but not least, what is your life motto?
Dedicated to a sweet friend of mine who recently passed away at a very young age: “Life is such a gift, make the most of it and never forget that every single moment counts.”

Thank you very much Jermey, for taking the time!
Interview: Janine Bachmann, October 2016

Quiz Time 
How well do you know Singapore?

Autum Newsletter 2016
1.When did Raffles Hotel open for business?
2.What is the name of  Singapore's only suspension bridge?
Cavenagh Bridge
3. What was the very first name of Fort Canning?
At the time of the arrival of the British, the locals called the hill “Forbiden Hill”. The locals believed the hill was haunted, being the burial ground of the former kings of what once was Temasek.
4.The oldest building still standing in Singapore is
The old Parliament House
5. What is the Name of the National Anthem
Majulah Singapura
6. What is the most common method of reserving seats in a hawker centre?
“Chope” with tissue

Did you struggle with the quiz? Check out the upcoming cultural tours on our website! 
You will find new questions in our next SAS Newsletter

SAS Members' Benefits
Members’ Benefits with European Bedding
European Bedding is your premium bedding store in the vicinity of Tiong Bahru. We recognise the demand for a sleeping system which focuses on good back support and individual needs, rather than fancy looks alone. We sell high quality natural organic latex mattresses, latex pillows and adjustable slatted bed bases from a wide variety of European brands – all of which are made from natural materials.
For SAS Members, we would like to offer an additional 5% discount on top of any existing discounts in our store. Have a look at our website ( or visit us at 32 Eng Hoon Street, Level 2, 169780 Singapore. For enquiries, don’t hesitate to call us at +65 9654 3228

Other new Members‘ Benefits:
Fairmont Singapore (15-30% Discount)
Kenko Wellness (15% Discount on a-la-carte massage)
Coach Leo (1 free trial lesson for kids football)
The Bank Bar & SandBank (10% Discount)
New Sponsors:
Montreux Jazz Café

for more Information and details visit

News from the Pillars 

Swiss School in Singapore 50 Years Anniversary
SSiS 50 Year Jubilee Promotion
We celebrate – you benefit! Get a 50% discount for Early Childhood registrations.
As SSiS is turning 50 Years this School Year, we offer a 50% discount on new registrations for children 2-4 years of age. The promotion is valid for 50 days, starting on October 27th and terminating on December 15th 2016.
Our Jubilee Promotion includes:

  • 50% off registration fee
  • 50% off one semester School fee
  • 50% off one semester Building & Facility fee

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to become a part of the Swiss School family!
Check out the Terms and Conditions for this promotion and contact us at in case you would like to benefit or know a family who is interested. 


Upcoming SAS Events

Wednesday, 19 October
SAS Ladies’ Night
Tuesday, 25 October
Jass Evening

Friday, 28 October
Deepavali Tour (in German)
Upcoming SAS Events

Wednesday, 19 October
SAS Ladies’ Night
Tuesday, 25 October
Jass Evening

Friday, 28 October
Deepavali Tour (in German)
Wednesday, 2 November
SAS Coffee Morning

Thursday, 3 November
Lotus Leave Painting

Tuesday, 8 November
SAS Book Group
Tuesday, 10 November
After Work Drink
Friday, 18 November
SAS Raclette
Saturday, 26 November
Lotus Leave Painting

New job openings with the SAS Team

Are you looking for a new challenge? Practice your English and meet new people?

At SAS, we are currently a team of 9 dynamic committee members with
strong skills, enthusiasm and a great sense of teamwork.
To support our team we are looking for a new Event Coordinator with a focus on after work events. 

About you:
-you like to be part of great team
-you want to actively participate and be involved in the daily running
of a dynamic association
-you would like to give time to the Swiss Community on a volunteer basis
-you have an intermediate level of English

We offer:
A part-time job, flexible to your schedule, in an excellent
teamwork environment with great networking opportunities.

Contact Information:
To apply or to get more information, please contact Janine Bachmann by email at


Our mailing address is:
Swiss Association of Singapore
c/o Embassy of Switzerland
1 Swiss Club Link
Singapore 288162

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