SEASON'S GREETINGS! As the year draws to a close, we look back with fond memories on a fun-filled 2019 with many activities and heart-warming moments! From Celebrity Chef culinary workshops, to sharing of durians, coffee, alumni talks and Mid-Autumn Festival at College Times Cafe, to Hwa Chong Centennial Golf 2019 event, and finally an epic 12-hour 45-km walk across half of Singapore to celebrate HCJC's 45th anniversary - our sincere thanks go out to all volunteers, sponsors and participants for your unwavering support!
Visit Hwa Chong JC Alumni's website and Facebook Group page to see photos and memories shared by members. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for the latest news. Here's wishing everyone a merry and restful Christmas and New Year season. Stay tuned for upcoming events in 2020 with the Hwa Chong JC Alumni for an exciting #lifeafterhwachong!
INTERESTS & ADVENTURES OF ALUMNI
Our hearty congratulations to Singapore National Men's Softball Team for clinching a historic win of their first SEA Games Gold medal at the 30th SEA Games 2019! The national team included HC Alumni, Aloysius Ong (HCI 18S6H), Foo Say Kian (HCI 13S67) and Han Yuchou Dominic (HCI 10S76). We applaud our alumni athletes' perseverance and passion, taking the sport from school to national level, alongside work and studies! For those who wish to lend further support to our national athletes' training, please visit the Singapore Baseball and Softball Association's page for details. (Photos and news credit: CNA and SBSA)
REMINISCES OF "COLLEGETIMES"
"When I first heard of the College Times Cafe (Block D, Hwa Chong Institution) ... I was intrigued. I had never studied in the Bukit Timah campus and I was a member of Collegetimes (a magazine by Hwa Chong Junior College) when in Bukit Batok.
"I was pulled into the club by my then classmate though the club was known to be for the arts students ... He assured me that we just needed to do illustrations, layout and graphic work. So I joined. I didn't even attended any meeting as I was kind of a freelance graphic artist. Most of my time was with canoeing. I was just as surprised when I got my HCJC transcript as I had forgotten about being a member of Collegetimes." – Lai San, class of 89S26
Collegetimes v. 4, no. 1 (1987) is available for online reading at the NLB website.
IN PICTURES: 45 KILOMETRES FOR HCJC'S 45TH-ANNIVERSARY!
On 30 Nov 2019, a group gathered at 6.30am at Expo MRT station. Drawn from across 45 batches of Hwa Chong JC alumni and members of Hwa Chong's Parents Support Group, they met to walk 45-km for HCJC's 45th anniversary! The journey took them along canals, business parks and new towns, through forest and reservoir, finally ending (with cramps and blisters) at 6.30pm in Hwa Chong Institution. The brave walkers were warmly greeted by a welcome party (5km-walkers to Botanic Gardens) and sunset BBQ. Follow their 12-hour journey on the HCJC Alumni 45-km Big Walk photo album and Facebook Group!