“Early Scholar Administrator in Singapore” Seminar was held at the SCCC Recital Studio on 20th May 2017 morning. Malaysia’s New Era University College,Department of Chinese Senior Lecturer Professor Lew Bon Hoi and Mr Kua Bak Lim, SFCCA Research Committee Chairman gave an enriching seminar about the identity and role of the early scholar administrators played, as well as how they contributed to Singapore’s development. An overwhelming response of nearly 150 attendees showed up for the seminar that morning.

The early birds at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre registering for the seminar on Saturday morning

Worried that our guests may not have time for breakfast in the morning, our thoughtful organisers prepared a scrumptious buffet breakfast for the participants before the seminar started

Everyone was excited to attend the seminar at the newly-opened SCCC

Our emcee for the seminar, SFCCA Research Committee member Dr Xu Liying

SFCCA’s council members and respected guests were also present for the seminar

Associate Professor Huang Jianli from National University of Singapore Department of History as the chairman for this seminar

Mr Kua Bak Lim’s topic on “Chinese language texts of the early Scholar Administrators”

Prof. Lew topic on “Advocates of Research in Singapore and Malaysia”

After the thoughts-invoking seminar, participants were enthusiastic in raising questions to the speakers

Our speakers responding to the participants’ Q & A session earnestly