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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sgtravelcafe: Guatemala & Copan Ruins of Honduras by Trisha & Kelly / DR Congo: Danger Zone by Iris

Friday 13th April 2012

Potluck & Chat @ 7:30pm
Just bring a small box of pastries, or a packet of noodles for about 3-4 people,
or a bottle or 2 of soft drinks.

Presentation @ 8:30pm
Brief Moments - DR Congo: Danger Zone - by Iris
Guatemala & Copan Ruins of Honduras: 
Special Guest: 18 Rabbit & Rosalila
by Trisha Sng & Kelly Cheng

@ Wee Cheng's place
11 Pemimpin Drive, #07-03, Marymount View, Singapore 576148

Take the circle line until Marymount Station, and get out via exit A. Face North on Marymount Road and walk ±400m past an overhead bridge, and past Shunfu Road until a 2nd overhead bridge, which you cross to find Marymount View, at the corner of Marymount Road and Pemimpin Drive, just opposite Shunfu Estate.

Or park your car at your own risk on the roads outside, or at Shunfu Estate across Marymount road.

Click on MAP, or type "Marymount View Singapore" on Google Maps or your iPhone4.


PLEASE NOTE YOUR ATTENDANCE BELOW,
so that the organisers have a rough idea how many people are turning up.

Friday, March 02, 2012

ARI Conference: The Art of Neighbouring – Old Crossroads and New Connections Along the PRC’s Borders 1-2 March 2012


ARI Conference: The Art of Neighbouring – Old Crossroads and New Connections Along the PRC's Borders 1-2 March 2012

I attended this interesting conference the past 2 days. More details at: http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=1209

Knew little about the whole discipline of Borderland Studies till now. Some of the facts I learnt are:

1) There is an Association of Borderland Studies.

2) Mongolia's key "Third Neighbour" Diplomacy. 25% of Mongolia's armed forces are participating in UN Peace Keeping. Concept of Fortune Sovereignty – sharing Mongolia's mineral wealth with all nations. Mongolia's tradition of giving horses to visiting foreign leaders, which amused George W Bush.