Pre-Departure Talk 2016


_DSC0906The annual Pre-Departure Talk heralds in the start of a new round in the Imperial College Singapore Society’s circle of life. For so many of us, the Pre-Departure Talk will always remain in our memories as the first time we’ve seen “a particular familiar face” or heard from “a particular senior” that later became our friends or even our close friends. Indeed it was an incredibly exciting event, meeting juniors/course mates and sharing about our goals/ambitions in going overseas and our own life experiences from the past academic year.


As fresh-faced freshers and their parents started strolling in, a silent tension and excitement filled the air. The chatter outside the Venus ballroom grew gradually as more people amassed and more conversations started to take place


Goodie bags were given out with handy notebooks/notepads from our sponsors and important forms for the upcoming summer events. (EXCITES!)


Excited seniors came down early to engage their juniors and help them feel more at home before the talk.

DSC_9213DSC_9226Various members from the 34th Executive Committee addressed the 140 odd guests seated in the ballroom on a range of topics. (Hopefully) The breadth of information provided was just enough to excite the incoming freshers but not overwhelm them with information

DSC_9266Its always great to see parents getting involved. About half the guests who attended this year’s PDT were parents!


What’s a SingSoc event without food right? the post-talk spread was indeed a sight to behold and it certainly lubricated the conversations all around_DSC0945 DSC_9202 DSC_9290 DSC_9294 DSC_9286 DSC_9281Post-talk small group discussions amongst coursemates/seniors helped to address any queries or concerns the incoming freshmen of 2016 might’ve had. It also allowed space for more informal, personal sharings from seniors that will hopefully give the juniors a better idea of what to expect for each of their courses in the year ahead. It was also a good time for parents to clear doubts and concerns they might have regarding their child’s living conditions and pre-departure administration.

DSC_9193The 34 Executive Committee would like to thank all parents, seniors and freshmen for coming down and making today’s event a success. We’d also like to thank our event sponsors: Furama Riverfront, Contact Singapore and The Singapore Public Service without whom today’s event would not have been possible.


We most sincerely hope it was a helpful day for you and we simply cannot wait to unleash the line up of amazing summer events we have in stored just for you!






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Welcome Freshmen of 2016!

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I am Si Ci, President of the 34th ICSS Executive Committee. First of all, congratulations on getting into one of the best universities in the world and a very warm welcome to the ICSS family!

I was in your shoes exactly a year ago, excited to embark on a new journey, yet anxious about what the future is going to be like. Rest assured, you will have an amazing experience here at Imperial and London, with all the travelling, musicals, food and friends! I’m sure you would want to find out more about lots of things, pre-departure administrative matters, life in London, how your courses would be like, etc. Fret not, we’re here to help!

We have several things in store to help you better prepare for your journey and to settle in in London! Read on to find out more!

  1. The Ultimate Sotong Guide

In 3 separate issues, Ready?, Steady, Go!”, we provide you with the essential information you would need to prepare for life in London including pre-departure administrative matters, accommodation and packing information as well as tips on life in London.

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  1. Pre-Departure Talk

Join us on the 9th July 2016 for a briefing to you and your parents on important information to prepare for life in London, and to find out more about what we have prepared for you to help you transition to London.

  1. Sojourn 2016

Don’t miss out on your first opportunity to meet fellow Singaporeans studying at and going to Imperial at our annual freshmen orientation camp!

Date: 12th – 14th August 2016


  1. UKBound 2016

You definitely can’t miss the pageant competition among UK universities, a chance to meet fellow UK Bound-ers and a night of fun and excitement!


Don’t forget to join our ICSS Freshers’ Facebook Group and sign up with us here! Spread the word to your friends who have accepted the offer from Imperial as well!

To give you a slight glimpse into what ICSS has in store for you, check out the exciting photos via the “photos” link above.

Once again, welcome to the ICSS family and we look forward to meeting you!

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Food For Thought

2016-05-23 at 17-28-03With exams just around the corner, cooking’s literally the last thing anyone wants to do right now – that’s why we’ve got you covered. Food For Thought was carried out on the 23rd and 24th of may to provide our ICSS members with a free meal’s worth of encouragement to lift those sleepy tired eyes and push through the rest of the summer term.

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2016-05-24 at 18-00-36Since the delicious food was prepared with less 油/oil(healthy food for exam period), Hand-written notes of encouragement were prepared to 加/add the 油/oil for you so you can 加油/add oil!

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2016-05-23 at 17-44-48We hope everyone enjoyed the meal on us! All the best for the remainder of the year and as always if you have comments or feedback feel free to comment below or drop an email to





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Singsoc Farewell Party 2016

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Singsoc Farewell Party 2016 was held on the 20th of May 2016 at the EEE build room 5.09. The event saw over 120 Singsoc members from all batches gathering for an evening of food, fun and friendship as yet another year of ups and downs draw to a close. In particular, the event sought to appreciate and recognise the graduating batch of seniors who have no doubt played an important role in shaping Singsoc to be the home away from home it is today.

2016-05-20 at 18-35-06 2016-05-20 at 18-38-22 2016-05-20 at 18-45-32 2016-05-20 at 18-15-51Scrumptious and slightly too spicy (even for us asian!) food was served at SFP.

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Till we meet again in the summer!




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KitKat – Take a break! 2016

DSC_6320KitKat 2016 was successfully conducted on the 23rd of April 2016. The event saw more than 57 participants gatherings for a morning of fun in the sun (with a little rain) to destress and take a break from the hectic mugging in preparation for the upcoming exams. Whether it was captains ball, soccer or frisbee, almost everyone played their frustrations away and bonded with their fellow Singaporeans.


Slightly less sporty members had a good time playing cards and just chillin’ with their friends. It was all warm smiles despite the brief passing showers and relatively cold weather. Healthy fruits and snacks were also prepared as conversational and social lubricants.

DSC_6307 DSC_6309The Inaugural InstaGrand Challenge was also conducted during KitKat where the participants were tasked to take the most creative wefie with 3 or more people and come up with a funny caption. Here are the top two entries:

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and our winners walked away with amazing KK prizes – Kaya & kueh lapis!

DSC_6351We hope everyone enjoyed their morning at KitKat 2016  and that it was time well spent during this stressful period. We’d like to wish everyone all the best in their exam preparations and best of luck for all the upcoming papers(:

Head to our facebook page for more photos ( and drop us a like if you haven’t, it really helps!

//As always, if you have comments suggestions and/or feedback feel free to drop us an email at or Facebook message us. We’d love to get in touch and hear from you!




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Karanguni 2016

Are you tired of throwing away perfectly usable items that were painstakingly saved up for at the expense of tasty takeaway meals? Fret not! Karanguni 2016 is a revamped initiative that will serve as a platform to connect sellers with potential buyers of used items within the ICSS community.

How to sell? – it’s easy as 1, 2, 3

1. Join the Karanguni 2016 group here:

2. Once in, members will find photo albums of the following categories:
-Kitchen ware
-Electrical appliances (rice cookers go here)

If a seller wishes to put items up for sale, he/she need only post a photo in the correct album and use the following template in the captions:

List of items:
1.[item] – [price] – [condition 0-10/10] – [position in photo]*
2.[item] – [price] – [condition 0-10/10] – [position in photo]
3.[item] – [price] – [condition 0-10/10] – [position in photo]
Detailed description:
Name – (will be facebook tagged when posted)
Phone number (optional) –
Email – OR “contact via Facebook message”

3. If you wish to revise your pricing or have sold an item, simply comment in your photo to update potential buyers!

How to buy?
Simply scroll through the photo album you’re interested in and Facebook message the seller to link up for negotiations! Otherwise, contact the seller via the phone number or email address left in the photo caption.

-*It is recommended that sellers put multiple items into each photo so as not to clog up the photo albums. We seek your understanding and co-operation if the group’s moderator requests for your photos to be condensed.
-ICSS will not be liable for any damages or fraudulent transactions that might occur as a result of using the Karanguni Facebook group. The ExCo will employ due diligence in ensuring all members within the closed group are legitimate ICSS members and items posted are legitimate but shall be absolved from responsibility over the transactions between members.

Over a 100 members have signed up, what are you waiting for? sign up to get the best offers on used items!

Also, if you’d wish to donate any of your used cutlery or stationery to the incoming 2016 freshers, do drop us an email at for more information!

no more byebye items, only buybuy items!

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Save the hassle, we’ve got a new channel!

Hey SingSoc! Have you ever felt like you just weren’t getting the information/updates you wanted about ICSS happenings and upcoming events? Introducing the ICSS Instagram feed – icsingsoc. We understand that everyone has their preferences when it comes to social media platforms and that shouldn’t be the reason you’re missing out. Follow us on instagram (@icsingsoc) to get all the latest updates at a glance and even catch some reposts from our member’s photo contributions from travels over the easter break. Better yet, #icsingsoc and @icsingsoc in your photos to share your stories(or embarrassing photos of your friends) with the rest of the ICSS community.

If you have any feedback on our new initiative, do let us know via email ( We’re always happy to get feedback! 

Stay tuned for more updates!


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Annual General Meeting 2016 (edit)

The Imperial College Singapore Society (ICSS) 33rd Executive Committee will be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2016. The meeting is of paramount importance to the Society, as we look back on the year behind us and the events that we organised, and we look forward to the year ahead by holding the Elections for the 34th Executive Committee.

The details of the AGM are as follows:

Date: 16 March 2016, Wednesday
Time: 1pm – 7pm
Venue: Huxley LT 311

We will be providing lunch during the AGM.


The results for the 34th Executive Committee following the elections held on the 16th of March are as follows:

President: Ong Si Ci
Vice-president: He Junrui
Treasurer: Ng Junda
Secretary: Tay Hui Chiang
Major Event Officer: Jasper Ng
Event Officers: Goh Yan Tong, Tan Yuan Rong
Sports Officer: Tin Jing Jie
Liaisons Officer: Nathanael Tan

The detailed results are here.

The 33rd Executive Committee would like to thank all members for their support over our term, and we hope you will continue to give the 34th Executive Committee and ICSS your support as well!

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Happy 50th National Day!

The Imperial College Singapore Society would like to wish everyone a very happy 50th national day!

Singapore has come a long way, from the poor fishing village to the prosperous metropolitan city it is today. If not for the hard work of our pioneer generation, we would never have been able to see this unbelievable transformation. I cannot be more thankful and proud to be a Singapore citizen.

For our members, we should bear in mind how fortunate we are to have this opportunity to study overseas. While being grateful for the plethora of factors that helped us get to where we are now, we should also feel motivated to return to contribute to our nation’s development in the future, just like what the founding fathers of our nation had done. It is only by playing our part that Singapore can continue to have its standing in the international arena in the next SG100 celebrations.

Even as we pursue our studies overseas, we are one Singapore — our hearts unite with those back in our homeland, and we stand strong. Once again, wishing everyone a most wonderful SG50 celebrations!

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Welcome to Imperial College London!

Hey Imperial Freshers!

Here’s the official website of Imperial College Singapore Society (ICSS)! I am Wan Qing, the President of the 33rd Executive Committee, and I would like to warmly welcome you into our awesome family :D

Congratulations on getting into the second best university in the world! Being in Imperial means that you would not only receive a world-class education, but also have a great time experiencing London life! There’s so much that you can do here – explore London attractions, watch musicals, travel during Easter… The list is never ending, and it is for you to write this new chapter in your life.

Beyond the relief and happiness of getting into this wonderful university, this is probably the period when you start to fret over the preparation work needed for their time here in London, such as settling Visa applications, buying plane tickets, packing… We know that the amount of things you have to worry about is overwhelming, so ICSS is here to save you. Feel assured that you will be well taken care of by us! Here’s a sneak peak of what we have in store for you:Webpage Banner

  1. The Sotong Guide:
    The essential information you need to prepare for London life, all condensed into one ultimate guidebook proudly produced by ICSS.PDT14-7
  2. Pre-Departure Talk:
    A briefing given to you and your parents about the necessary information you need to prepare for London life.
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  3. Sojourn 2015:
    The Freshmen orientation camp, your first encounter with friends who will support you through your time in Imperial.
  4. UK Bound 2015:
    The Pageant competition between UK universities, a night of fun and excitement.

To keep yourself updated on our events, please join our ICSS Freshers’ Facebook page HERE!

Do spread the word about all these information to your friends who have accepted a place in Imperial College as well! (Note that joining the page does not mean a confirmation of your place in the school.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at our events (:

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