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In Search of Purpose 17 - Neither Civil Nor Servant

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Fri, 20 Oct 7:00PM
ITE College Central (illuminITE Theatre) , north east singapore
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While most Singaporeans at 24 have just entered the workforce or are in their final years of university, Philip Yeo was already in charge of the entire Logistics Division of the newly formed Singapore Armed Forces.

Philip served as the Chairman of the Economic Development Board for 21 years, and is responsible for bringing in billions of dollars in foreign investments and jobs. He is credited with the creation of the Jurong Island petrochemical hub, a remarkable feat considering how he managed to convince petrochemical giants to invest on land that did not yet exist. No stranger to unorthodox methods, he once spent an entire meeting discussing Pokémon with the CEO of a tech-giant and held an entire presentation in Hokkien to Taiwanese businessmen.

Philip also ventured into the realm of biomedical sciences, serving as the Chairman of A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology, and Research), and spearheading the creation of Fusionopolis and Biopolis, placing Singapore at the forefront of biomedical research and development. A self-proclaimed “talent thief”, Philip founded the A*STAR scholarship, awarded only to the brightest of minds whom he believes can and will contribute to the future of the nation, a cause that he is perennially occupied with.

Philip currently serves as the Chairman of SPRING Singapore, an agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, responsible for helping Singapore enterprises grow.

Calling himself “neither civil nor servant”, Philip is both the bureaucracy’s nightmare and blessing. Never one to bother about due process nor approvals, he only concerned himself with getting things done in the fastest and most efficient manner possible, earning him a reputation as one of Singapore’s most accomplished government officials.

Join us on Tuesday, 10 October, 7.00pm at ITE College Central for an evening of inspiration with one of Singapore’s most colourful bureaucrats.

About the In Search of Purpose Talk Series

In Jan 2015, Central Singapore Community Development Council (CDC) launched the In Search of Purpose Talk Series (ISOP), a TED-style inspirational talk series that seeks to help adults and youth discover their bigger role in society. Speakers, either local or overseas, are invited to share their personal stories and experiences about various topics that we hope will encourage the audience members to give back and be part of a more caring community in Singapore. The bimonthly talk is hosted by Ms Denise Phua, Mayor of Central Singapore District.

Speakers featured in previous ISOP talks include:

Mr Lim Siong Guan, Group President of GIC

Ms Ann Medlock and Mr John Graham, founders of Giraffe Heroes Project

Mr Benny Se Teo, CEO and founder of Eighteen Chefs

Mr Kenny Low, founder of City College and O School

Ms Eunice Olsen, founder of WomenTalkTV

Dr Tan Lai Yong, Lecturer and Director for Outreach and Community Engagement at NUS College of Alice & Peter Tan

Mr Louis Ng, Executive Director and founder of Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES)

Ms Chia Yong Yong and Ms Leslie Chia, Special Needs advocates

Dr Goh Wei Leong, Chairman and co-founder of HealthServe

Ms Kuik Shiao-Yin, Director and co-founder of The Thought Collective

Ms Belinda Lee, Goodwill Ambassador for World Vision Singapore

Mr Bob Lee, renowned photographer

Mr Jack Sim, founder of the World Toilet Organisation

Mr Adrian Tan and Ms Tan Shook Wah, founder of Ad Planet and the Dare to Dream Scholarship respectively

Mr Liak Teng Lit, COO of Perennial Real Estate Holdings and former Chairman of the Public Hygiene Council

Mr Ravi Manas, founder of Children of Mother Earth

Our previous ISOP sessions are available on our Youtube page here.

If you have any speaker or a particular topic that you will love to hear in our future talks, drop Jeremy an email at Qamar_FIRDAUS@pa.gov.sg.

#InSearchofPurpose #ISOP #CentralSGCDC
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AH Siao Spring
Fri, 20 Oct
The event brite page has indicated sold out.

Able to walk in?
Ivy Toh
Thu, 19 Oct
Hi can we still join the session or do we need to get tickets?
Sean Lee
Wed, 18 Oct
Is there any chance that this talk will be recorded? I won't be able to make it in person and would love to watch it online.
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Wed, 11 Oct
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Thank you for your overwhelming support for the In Search of Purpose An Evening with Philip Yeo: On Neither Civil Nor Servant happening on 20 October 2017, 7pm.

Good news! As we are moving to a bigger venue, there is room for more!

Registration for the tickets will start this Friday (13 Oct) at 12 noon via the link here:

https://isop17.eventbrite.com/?aff=fb12Oct

Spread the word to your friends who have yet to get a ticket!
About the Speaker While most Singaporeans at 24 have just entered the workforce or are in their final years of university, Philip Yeo was already in charge of the entire Logistics Division of the newly formed Singapore Armed Forces. Philip served as the Chairman of the Economic Development Board for...
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Tue, 10 Oct
Hi everyone! A gentle reminder that the In Search of Purpose Talk with Mr Philip Yeo has been POSTPONED till Friday, 20 Oct 2017. Please do not head down today and help us spread the message to your friends who might be attending!

Thank you for your warm support and we'll see you guys on 20 Oct! :)
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Thu, 05 Oct
Central Singapore Community Development Council
[IMPORTANT UPDATE] Hi all, The In Search of Purpose An Evening with Philip Yeo: On Neither Civil Nor Servant will be POSTPONED to Friday, 20 October 2017, 7.00 pm.

Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.

We will be updating this space next week, do stay tuned!

Image credits: The Straits Times
Nutan Shah
Wed, 04 Oct
Hi has this been postponed to 20th October now? Thank you
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Fri, 22 Sep
Central Singapore Community Development Council
[UPDATE ON 22 SEPT@ 11.17PM] Thank you all for your strong support, the seats are all taken up!

Stay tuned to our Facebook page on 10 October at 7pm for the Facebook Live stream!

Dear Friends, we are happy to announce that registrations for the In Search of Purpose Talk An Evening with Philip Yeo have been reopened!

You may register at the following URL: http://isop17.eventbrite.sg

As seats are limited, register now to avoid disappointment!

Only registrations through the Eventbrite portal are accepted. (i.e. Indicating that you are Going on the Facebook event page will not grant you a ticket.)

A live feed of the talk will also be made publicly available on the Central Singapore CDCs Facebook page.

Please note that you DO NOT have to register again if you had registered via Eventbrite previously.

Thank you and we hope to see you at the talk!
About the Speaker While most Singaporeans at 24 have just entered the workforce or are in their final years of university, Philip Yeo was already in charge of the entire Logistics Division of the newly formed Singapore Armed Forces. Philip served as the Chairman of the Economic Development Board for...
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Wed, 20 Sep
Dear friends, thank you once again for your overwhelming support for the In Search of Purpose Talk: Neither Civil Nor Servant, featuring Mr Philip Yeo.

We have taken your feedback into consideration, and will be bringing you some really good news this Friday, 22 September 2017. Stay tuned!
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Mon, 11 Sep
Due to overwhelming sign-ups, we have already reached full capacity for our In Search of Purpose Talk: Neither Civil Nor Servant, by Mr Philip Yeo. For those that are still interested to attend, we will provide you with updates on the talk as soon as we can. Thank you for your interest and watch this space!

Do note that sign-ups are only through the Eventbrite link under "Ticket Information".

Thank you! :)
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Central Singapore Community Development Council
Fri, 20 Oct
Central Singapore Community Development Council
At the Heart of Singapore, with a Heart for Singapore, Central Singapore CDC held its District Meeting at Nanyang Polytechnic Convention Centre last Friday.

Central Singapore CDC reached out to 405,000 residents, engaged 57,000 volunteers and 2,000 corporate and community partners in three years.

Apart from tackling national issues, the CDC will focus on building The Better Life for our residents and stakeholders.

300 attendees penned down their ideas to improve society and pledged their efforts to work with CDC on advocating and promoting The Better Life.

Interested to volunteer and serve the community with us?

Write in to us at PA_CentralSingapore@pa.gov.sg today!
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Tue, 17 Oct
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Wishing all Hindu friends a Happy Deepavali!

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Central Singapore Community Development Council
Tue, 17 Oct
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Check out the 49 creative #upcycling contest entries below!

Tag yourself in the photos and get your friends to vote for you as online voting counts to 30% of the score!

#ProjectUpcycleCS #TheUPMarket #upcycled #upcycle #CSUpcyclingContest #centralsgcdc
49 creative UPcycling entries below stand to win attractive vouchers worth of $1,200 in total!

The annual Upcycling contest encourages our residents to make UPCYCLING part of their lifestyles, transforming their used and unwanted household items into useful and artistic items.

How are the final results calculated:

- 70% of the results will be evaluated by an internal judging panel; and

- 30% of the result will be decided by online voters (Yes! By YOU!)

So, VOTE for your favourite entry by liking the entrys photo now and you may also be one of the 3 lucky winners to walk away with $20 worth of shopping vouchers.

The Public Online Voting segment will end on 8 November 2017 1200 hours. All top 8 winners will showcase with their winning entries at The UP Market, 2 December 2017 (Saturday) at Toa Payoh HDB Hub Atrium.

The 5 simple steps to participate the Public Online Voting:

1. Like our EcoKnight SG Facebook page;

2. Like your favourite Upcycled entry (you may vote more than one entry);

3. Share our Facebook Photo Album Central Singapore Upcycling Contest 2017 on your own Facebook wall;

4. Include ALL the 2 hashtags #CSUpcyclingContest + #TheUPMarket before you click on share; and

5. Lastly, please ensure your Facebook post is public!

Together, lets turn unwanted items into something creative!
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Tue, 17 Oct
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Are you outspoken and full of energy?

Love to work with primary school children and passionate to make a difference?

Camp Explore is a 2-day holiday camp programme for children aged 9 to 12 to explore new learning experiences during school holidays.

Join us as a Camp Explore volunteer if you are:

16 year-old and above;

Outspoken and full of energy;

Love to work with primary school children and is passionate about making a difference to others;

Able to volunteer on the whole duration of the 2-day camp programme.

If this sounds interesting to you, drop an email to Ms Loo Hwei Kwin at LOO_Hwei_Kwin@pa.gov.sg .

Share this post with your friends and volunteer together!

#centralsgcdc #CampExplore #volunteering
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Mon, 16 Oct
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Another round of #FarmersMarket bringing together a community of farmers and residents interested in healthy eating habits!

Thank you Minister for Manpower Lim Swee Say for the support!

#centralsgcdc #healthyeating #eatclean
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Fri, 13 Oct
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Doing good together.

Students and staff from Institute of Technical Education, Singapore brought fun and joy to the people around them through the GiFTS (Giving Fun, Time and Skills) Programme.

250 families were treated to an appreciation ceremony at ITE College East and each family received a trolley bag of groceries, and even helped to create history by forming Singapores largest towel collage.

#centralsgcdc #dogooddistrict
Through the GiFTS (Giving Fun, Time and Skills) Programme, ITE students and staff used their skills to bring fun and joy into the lives of those around them.

Beneficiaries from 250 families were treated to an appreciation ceremony at ITE College East. Each family received a trolley bag of groceries, and even helped to create history by forming Singapores largest towel collage :)

#iteproud #dogooddotogether #Singaporerecord #careforcommunity #heartforcommunity #spreadlove #communitylove

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Thu, 12 Oct
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Wondering what to do on Sunday (15 Oct)? Join our Farmers at the Farmers Market @ Bedok!

#centralsgcdc #FarmersMarket #healthylifestyle #eatclean
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Wed, 11 Oct
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Registration for In Search of Purpose--An Evening with Philip Yeo opens on 13 October (Friday), 12 noon.

Share this post with your friends now!
Thank you for your overwhelming support for the In Search of Purpose An Evening with Philip Yeo: On Neither Civil Nor Servant happening on 20 October 2017, 7pm.

Good news! As we are moving to a bigger venue, there is room for more!

Registration for the tickets will start this Friday (13 Oct) at 12 noon via the link here:

https://isop17.eventbrite.com/?aff=fb12Oct

Spread the word to your friends who have yet to get a ticket!
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Tue, 10 Oct
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Hi guys, gentle reminder that the In Search of Purpose Talk Series with Mr Philip Yeo is POSTPONED to Friday, 20 Oct 2017. Please do not make your way there tonight and help us spread the message to your friends!

Thank you for your warm support and we look forward to seeing you on 20 Oct. :)
[IMPORTANT UPDATE] Hi all, The In Search of Purpose An Evening with Philip Yeo: On Neither Civil Nor Servant will be POSTPONED to Friday, 20 October 2017, 7.00 pm.

Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.

We will be updating this space next week, do stay tuned!

Image credits: The Straits Times
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Tue, 10 Oct
Central Singapore Community Development Council
REMINDER: In Search of Purpose An Evening with Philip Yeo: On Neither Civil Nor Servant is postponed to 20 OCTOBER 2017, 7 PM.

For those interested in getting tickets, more details will be released tomorrow (11 Oct)! Share to spread the word!

#centralsgcdc #insearchofpurposetalks #isop
[IMPORTANT UPDATE] Hi all, The In Search of Purpose An Evening with Philip Yeo: On Neither Civil Nor Servant will be POSTPONED to Friday, 20 October 2017, 7.00 pm.

Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.

We will be updating this space next week, do stay tuned!

Image credits: The Straits Times
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Mon, 09 Oct
Central Singapore Community Development Council
#throwback Fun-filled Children's Day for our #Nurture children at

ITE College Central

#centralsgcdc #happychildrensday
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Fri, 06 Oct
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Children are the future.

Nurture them right so that they grow up to be able leaders and lead the world towards light.... Happy Children's Day!

At Central Singapore CDC, our Nurture programme is an English literacy and numeracy programme to develop confident and self-directed learners in communications and problem solving.

JOIN US if you have a heart for disadvantaged children, two hours to invest a week and are seeking a real opportunity to do good.

Interested applicants can email to Hwei Kwin at Loo_Hwei_Kwin@pa.gov.sg !

#happychildrensday #centralsgcdc #nurture #volunteering
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Thu, 05 Oct
Central Singapore Community Development Council
On a rainy Mid-Autumn festival yesterday, our dedicated volunteers continued their outreach to our Cardboard Collectors.

PM us if you wish to help out!

#centralsgcdc #cardboardcollectorsassist

#volunteering
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Wed, 04 Oct
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Spreading the festive cheer to seniors living in Whampoa with Si Chuan Dou Hua

#dogoodtogether #centralsgcdc

#dogooddistrict #happymidautumnfestival
Central Singapore Community Development Council
Tue, 03 Oct
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200 seniors thoroughly enjoyed their Friday afternoon at the Silver Friends CSR sIgnaTurE 2017

All thanks to volunteers from ITE College Central!

#centralsgcdc #silverfriends #dogooddistrict #volunteering
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Mon, 02 Oct
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#throwback #FarmersMarket in conjunction with Buona Vista's Lantern Festival last night

Join our next Farmers' Market on 15 October (Sunday) @ Bedok (Lucky Gardens Playground)!

#centralsgcdc #healthylifestyle #healthyeating #eatclean
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Sun, 01 Oct
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2nd year running where proceeds of the run go to PEACE Connect & Hope Centre (Singapore). Let's run for GOOD health and also for a GOOD Cause! #RunForGoodSG
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Sun, 01 Oct
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Do you know it is the International Day of Older Persons today?

Watch our seniors give thanks to the people they care for in this short video!

NCSS Singapore #internationaldayofolderpersons #idop #givethanks #centralsgcdc
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Sun, 01 Oct
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Run for Good Balloon Run @ Kampong Glam!
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#Silveroutings #centralsgcdc #volunteering #wheelchairtraining
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