Sunday, November 25, 2012

79: ACS Lunch 12 Nov 12

14 ACSians of Class 55 turned up for the lunch @ Crystal Cafe/ Orchard Grand Court.

Monday, October 29, 2012

78: Announcing ACSClass55 Lunch - 12 Nov 2012

Philip Ong is arranging this event. Kindly respond to him via sms/hph @ 9150 9668 asap. Please spread the word to others as a few have their email addresses hacked/changed. Thanks.

Details: Time: 12noon on Mon 12 Nov .
The venue is Crystal Cafe @ Orchard Grand Hotel in Killiney Road.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

77: Chye Choon coming to SGP

Hi, fellas. Do respond to this post from Chye Choon, won't you?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

76: ACS Alumni & Friends Convey Condolences

From Australia, Henry Pang's response:

From UK, Chye Choon writes:

From SGP Alumni & Friends:


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

75: Burial @ Sea -2 Oct 2012

The sea burial of the ashes of Mr Ong Kim Kiat was attended by close relatives.

Picture shows Kian Ann holding the ashes of his uncle, Mr Ong Kim Kiat, who was also Kian Ann's English Language master in ACS in 1955.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

74: Burial at Sea of Mr Ong Kim Kiat

The burial at sea of the ashes of Mr Ong Kim Kiat, our English Language master & mentor, took place on Tue 2 Oct 2012 witnessed by family members. The following class photos show Mr Ong when he was teaching us in 1954 and 1955.

(Above): Mr Ong with Mr Yong.
(Below): Mr Ong seated 3rd from the left.

Friday, September 21, 2012

73: Mr Ong Kim Kiat called home

Our English Language master of Form VA 1955, Mr Ong Kim Kiat, passed away peacefully on Tue 18 Sep 2012. A diligent & caring teacher, he is warmly remembered by his students in ACS and ACJC. His funeral took place on Thu 20 Sep 2012.

We extend our heart-felt condolences to the family of Mr Ong

Sunday, September 9, 2012

72: Tan Poh Eng called Home

This morning's ST (10 Sep 2012) carried this obituary:

Condolences to the family.

Monday, August 13, 2012

71: ACSians @ Lunch - 13 Aug 12

5 of us turned up for lunch & fellowship @ Plaza SGP on Mon 13 Aug.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

70: Play chess, fellas?

What do you do, ACSClass55 fellas, now that you don't have to work anymore? Well, Kian Ann plays chess and would like to invite you to have a game with him. These are a few of his chess kakis. If you feel so inclined, email him to fix a date that is convenient to both of you, and do suggest a venue: your place, his place or anywhere else.

Monday, June 25, 2012

69: Obituary: Lm Teck Hua

For the record, we remember Lim Teck Hua, our ACS Class of 1955 classmate and great footballer playing in the left wing position.

68: ACSClass55 Lunch @ SRC Mon 25 Jun 12

Today's lunch affair proved to be a noisy session with each one trying to out-talk the other in news & views. We also remembered Lim Teck Hua, our school football left-winger who passed on last Sat 23 Jun 12.

Monday, May 14, 2012

67: ACSClass55 Lunch - Mon 14 May 12

The ACSClass55 lunch was held @ Plaza Singapura.

Monday, March 19, 2012

66: ACS Lunch 19 Mar 2012

11 ACSians of Class55 turned up for the lunch @ Chinese Swimming Club's Manzu Rest. on 19 Mar, enjoying a good lunch and one another's company.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

65: Chap Goh Meh visit - 6 Feb 2012

Kian Ann & Peng Siang paid a CNY visit to Solomon whose maid Tut prepared a delicious lunch for all of them. They started with a rousing lohei and enjoyed the meal and chit-chat about old school days.

Friday, January 20, 2012

63: Oops, forgot to document Lim Choon Liang's obituary

Sorry, folks, forgot to document Lim Choon Liang's obituary on this blog although it was documented on some other blog and Facebook.
But here it is:

It's always sad to note the passing on of an old ACSian of Class55, *sigh*.

62: Have you seen this spoof?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

61: A Report from ACS OBA

Dear ACS OBA Member,

May we take the opportunity to wish you a blessed and joyous 2012 to you and your loved ones. We hope that you had a wonderful time celebrating the holiday season and look forward to what will be another interesting year for the ACS OBA.

Past - Summary of the OBA’s activities in 2011

2011 was an exciting and busy one for the ACS family and the ACS OBA which organized many of the 125th Anniversary events. The OBA kicked off our 125th Anniversary celebrations on January 20th with a Lunar New Year gathering at Sarang at Orchard Central, which was followed by our annual Past vs present Games on February 27th.

On March 1st 2011, Founder’s Day, we celebrated 125 glorious years of our history and God’s blessings at the Singapore Indoor Stadium with close to 9,000 students, staff, alumni and guests. Old Boys Rev Dr Norman and Rev Dr Gordon Wong led the Thanksgiving Service that was graced by Guest-of-Honor and Old Boy, Minister for Defence, Dr Ng Eng Hen. Following the end of the service and departure of the invited guests, the students and staff remained to enjoy “ACS’ Got Talent”, an informal and entertaining friendly competition highlighting the talent of all the 6 schools.

Later that day, we continued in the spirit of celebration, feasted and enjoyed each other’s fellowship at the 125thFounder’s Day Dinner held at the Suntec Convention Centre for over 1,250 people. Rev Dr Norman Wong and Nathan Hartono were wonderful Masters of Ceremony for the fun-filled evening.

Barely 3 weeks following the completion of our landmark Founder’s Day celebrations, the OBA collaborated with ACJC on March 26th and co-hosted the ACJC- OBA Careers Talk that featured four distinguished alumni who are leaders in their fields of Banking, Law, Accounting and Medicine.

The first-ever ACS OBA and MGS Alumnae Association Social Mixer event on July 9th was a huge success and a unique opportunity for inter-school and multi-cohort socialising and networking. Through the power of social media and by word-of-mouth, about 200 alumni from the ACS family and MGS descended upon the hip and trendy ACSian-owned Balaclava at ION Orchard. Truly a sign of the times!!!

And of course the 125th Anniversary celebrations of the ACS family would not be complete without an event that showcased the sporting tradition of our school. In the spirit of the ACS 125th anniversary celebrations, all the six units of the ACS family of schools gathered together at the ACS (Independent) Swimming and Sports Complex on the morning of 5 August to participate in the ACS 125 Sports Festival.

The last quarter of the year saw the OBA host a special Retired Teachers’ Celebration Dinner on Teachers’ Day, September 1st at the ACS (Barker Road) campus. A great time was had by both the retired staff as well as Old Boys who came in full force to pay tribute to their dear teachers.

Present - The Establishment of the ACS Foundation

Independent of the OBA’s activities but noteworthy nonetheless, is the establishment of the Anglo-Chinese Schools Foundation (“ACS Foundation”) by the ACS Board of Governors to commemorate our 125th Anniversary. The objective is to be the umbrella Foundation for the ACS schools and to assist them in their efforts to enhance the holistic education needs of our students and teachers, and through them, to share with society the blessings and rewards of receiving an ACS education. The ACS Foundation aims to centralize the philanthropic efforts of the ACS Family and provide a one-stop solution for charitable giving to the ACS Schools. We encourage you to visit the website for more information and consider giving to our alma mater.

Future - Activities in the months ahead

In the upcoming months, we have much to look forward to. In February, we have the Past vs Present Games on Sunday, February 26th, in March, our Founder’s Day Dinner held at the Orchard Hotel on Thursday, March 1st, and the OBA AGM on Friday, March 30th. Please look out for more information on our ACS OBA website for further details soon.

As always, we encourage you to send us your suggestions for activities or to simply volunteer. Kindly contact our Administrator Dorothy Sim at or 6259-7860 should you have any questions.

The Best Is Yet To Be,

Benson Puah

President, The ACS Old Boys’ Association and the ACS OBA Management Committee

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

60: ACS Class lunch 3 Feb 2012

On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Suan Foon Tan wrote:

Hi Everyone
Please note that there is a change in venue in our get-together on Friday 3 Feb 12 from Fort Canning Lodge to Eng Soo's house. Also it is not a lunch but hi-tea and the time has been changed from 12 noon to 3pm.

Venue: Eng Soo's house, 717 Bukit Timah Road (next to Hwa Chong Institution)
Date: Friday 3 Feb 2012
Time: 3.00pm (hi-tea)

We look forward to seeing you but let me know early (not later than 26 Jan.) whether you are able to attend.

We shall each contribute to the cost of the food. I know Eng Soo will refuse to accept, but he has no say in this matter.

Many thanks Eng Soo and Letty for inviting us to your place.


Best regards
Suan Foon and Fook Choy