Hwa Chong Homecoming 2015

15 alumni speakers, 4 networking groups, a foodfest/bazaar, tours & games,
and old friends & new.


Sat, 1st August 2015
10am – 4pm


Hwa Chong Swimming Complex
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Free admission // Coupons ($20) for food/games on sale!

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Reconnect with old friends and the Hwa Chong spirit
at the inaugural Homecoming for the Hwa Chong family of schools.

UPDATE: Admission is free and full speaker details are available.

That shared uniform made us family. Now our family is making waves in a range of fields and professions. Come listen to fellow alumni share about their journeys and how their time in Hwa Chong shaped them, at the first ever Hwa Chong Alumni Homecoming event. It's a time for the entire HC Family - students, staff, alumni, friends & family of all HC schools - to come together, catch up, and celebrate the HC Spirit.

This August, the Hwa Chong Alumni Association is proud to present to you Homecoming 2015, where we can gather once again as a family. We'll talk, we'll laugh, we'll eat together. Just like old times.

Talks by Distinguished Alumni

Hear and be inspired by alumni who have achieved success in a range of fields. We are proud to have them return for this occasion to share their knowledge and experiences!

Full speaker details

Sharing & Networking

Meet old schoolmates and other alumni based on Finance, Entrepreneurship & Education interest groups. We've invited alumni in various fields to give short talks about their interests and businesses, to get the conversations started!

Foodfest/Bazaar, Tours & Funfair

Hwachongians are big in business and F&B. Enjoy delicacies from stalls set up by alumni-linked businesses such as JUMBO Seafood, find out what other businesses alumni are running, take a shot at funfair games, and go on a nostalgic campus tour.

Speakers & Activities

Learn what our alumni have been doing

Tan Su Shan

MD & Group Head, DBS Group

An alumna of Oxford University and a former NMP, Ms Tan held major roles in Morgan Stanley and Citi Private Bank. She serves in a wide array of public and charitable associations.

Arthur Lang

Group CFO, CapitaLand

Mr Lang attended Harvard University and rose to hold key roles in Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong and Singapore. He now holds the fort as Group CFO of CapitaLand, one of Southeast Asia's largest property companies.


CEO, Galmon Pte Ltd

Mr Ong is Chairman of the Hwa Chong Alumni Association and the Board Of Governors of Hwa Chong Institution. He is CEO of Galmon Pte Ltd.

Kho Choon Keng

Executive Chairman, Lian Huat Group

A President's Scholar with first-class honours from King's College London, Mr Kho served in the Civil Service, oversaw Lian Huat Group's modernisation, and serves in many public causes.

Ho Ren Hua

VP/Executive Director, Banyan Tree Holdings

As Country Head, China, Mr Ho focuses on growing Banyan Tree's China portfolio. He graduated from the Wharton School (U. of Penn.) and worked for Bain & Co. in New York, Hong Kong & China.

Sharing &

A range of alumni will share on topics spanning art, business/entrepreneurship, investing, education, and volunteerism, interspersed with time for attendees to mingle.

JUMBO crab

Foodfest &

Alumni-linked companies

Among others, JUMBO Seafood and other alumni-run stalls will provide a spread of delicacies and products for attendees.

Tours &

Games stalls, a photobooth, and tours of the campus.

Additional speakers

Including additional alumni speakers in the following areas:

Business & entrepreneurship: Ho Ren Hua, Dr James Fu
Education/career path: Paul Tan, Prof Tee Shang-You, Steffan Fung
Personal finance: Jack Wang, Mou Li, Philip Teo
Child education: Eugene Seah
Art: Diana Lee

Full speaker details


Packed with chances to learn & connect

9.30 - 10am


9.45 - 10am

Tree-Planting Ceremony by Minister Sim Ann

10 - 11am

Opening Ceremony & Speeches

Chairmen of School Organisations & Minister Sim Ann
HCIS Student Hub

- Introduction by Chairman of the Hwa Chong Homecoming Committee
- Welcome Address by the Chairman of the Hwa Chong Alumni Association
- Singing of the School Songs
- Speech by Ms Sim Ann on “How Hwa Chong has contributed to Singapore in the last 50 years”
- Speech by Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hwa Chong Institution

11am - 12pm

Panel 1: The Impact of Hwa Chong on Our Personal and Professional Success

Arthur Lang & Tan Su Shan - moderated by Joel Teo
HCIS Student Hub

Full speaker details

12 - 1pm

Lunch Break & Pop-Up Performance

1 - 2pm

Panel 2: How Hwa Chong Shaped Our Entrepreneurial Journeys

Desmond Ong, Kho Choon Keng & a member of the BOD of HCI - moderated by Joel Teo
HCIS Student Hub

Full speaker details

2 - 2.15pm

Tea Break & Pop-Up Performance

2.15 - 2.35pm

Sharing Sessions 1 - 4: Business in China / First Class in Law / Value Investing / Creative Thinking for Children

Ho Ren Hua, Paul Tan, Jack Wang, Eugene Seah

Ho Ren Hua: My journey at Banyan Tree & doing business in China

Paul Tan: How I got my first class without attending much of law school

Jack Wang: Value investing in the digital age

Eugene Seah: How to empower your child to think more creatively and speak more confidently

Full speaker details

2.35 - 2.55pm

Sharing Sessions 5 - 8: Getting into Harvard / Entrepreneurship & Driverless Cars / Sports, Business, Volunteerism / Investing Wisely in 2015/2016

Prof Tee Shang-You, Dr James Fu, Steffan Fung, Mou Li

Prof Tee Shang-You: How to apply and get into Harvard with a C+ average

Dr James Fu: Entrepreneurship & driverless cars

Steffan Fung: Being the best you can be - sports, business and volunteerism

Mou Li: Investing wisely in 2015/2016

Full speaker details

2.55 - 3.15pm

Sharing Sessions 9 - 10: Collecting Art / Improving Returns using Technical Analysis

Diana Lee, Philip Teo

Diana Lee: Collecting art

Philip Teo: How to improve your investment returns using technical analysis

Full speaker details

3.15 - 3.30pm

Break & Pop-Up Performance

3.30 - 4.30pm

Networking & Lucky Draw


11am - 4.30pm

Foodfest, Bazaar & Games stalls open

Alumni-linked companies

2.30 - 3.30pm

Screening: HCI Corporate Video

HCIS Student Hub

2.30 - 3.30pm

Q&A with Teachers from Hwa Chong International School

Around Staff Room

Teachers will be around to answer any questions about HCIS, the newest member of the Hwa Chong family.


Free admission Buy coupons online or at the Reception

Admission is free to all, but we're selling $20 coupons for you to spend on food, bazaar products and funfair games. We suggest buying coupons now to avoid long queues for coupons on the event day.

If you'd like to attend the event but are unsure if you want to buy coupons now: on the ticket ordering page, please select the option "General - buy coupons at reception".

Student Councillors and CCA Leaders (past & present): we're also holding a reunion sub-event for you. On the ticket ordering page, please select the option "CCA Leader / Student Councillor (past or current)" if you'd like to attend.

Sponsors & Partners

Our deepest thanks to the following organisations

Venue & Map

Hwa Chong Swimming Complex

The various activities will all take place within the Hwa Chong Swimming Complex: in the Student Hub, atrium/staircase area, and classrooms. Ushers will be present to direct you.


Hwa Chong Swimming Complex

681 Bukit Timah Road

Singapore 269782

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HCI Carparks

Limited parking is available. We encourage you to take public transport or park away from the school.

Public Transport

Bus services: 66, 67, 74, 151, 154, 156, 157, 170, 171, 174, 852, 961, 961C.

Circle Line MRT: Botanic Gardens Station.

Connect with the HC Alumni Association

Email us event enquiries at event@hcalumni.sg

Join the Hwa Chong Alumni Facebook Group