The National University of Singapore’s Economics Alumni committee kick started 2016 – the year of the monkey with the annual Lo Hei lunch. On 20 February 2016, in the beautiful ambience of the China Club, the traditional ‘Lo Hei’ ritual, or tossing of the yusheng to invoke Chinese New Year blessings, was attended by a mix of economics alumni, current students, professors, and family & friends.
Ms Chang Rui Hua, the President of the Economics Alumni Committee, opened the event with a speech. Welcoming the guests and highlighting that the economics alumni committee will be celebrating its 10 years in 2017, Ms Chang shed light upon how far we have come and how much we have accomplished since the inception of the Economics Alumni committee in 2007.
The Lo Hei lunch provided an opportunity to the economics alumni committee to meet and mingle with five of the eight economics bursary recipients who attended the lunch. It was a pleasure to see that economics alumni scholarships were making real difference to the lives of the recipients. It was also a wonderful opportunity to understand, how better, we as the economics alumni, can add value to the experience of the current economics students.
Furthermore, the lunch was a great opportunity for networking for the current economics students. Over lunch, a lot of information and knowledge was exchanged; many current students were able to speak do alumni in professions ranging from finance to investor relations.
Overall, the two hour – luncheon session was full of comradery, joy and laughter and brought the NUS Economics family a bit closer. We are very grateful to Professor Julian Wright – Head of Economics Department, NUS for his continuous support and to Professor Basant Kapur for making the time to attend the Lo Hei Lunch. Most importantly, we would like to thank everyone who attended the lunch and contributed in making the event successful. Thank you and hope to see you again next year.
First published in ECONews in August 2016