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WORKSHOPS

Empowered or Entangled?
Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills

By Hsuan Boon
Lee Kong Chian Auditorium, 11am

Soap-Making Hands-On Workshop
By Humming Bees Soaplab
Dance & Choir Room, 11am

Trolls, Flamers and Stalkers
Dealing with Cyberbullying

By Dr Adrian Loh
Lee Kong Chian Auditorium, 12 noon

From Snapshots to Great Shots
Taking Great Photos

By Wesley Sng
Dance & Choir Room, 12 noon

Making Ondeh-Ondeh
By Phay Shing
Food Lab, 12 noon

Film Screening: Unbroken
Lee Kong Chian Auditorium, 1pm

Let’s Beat a Box
Cajon Playing for Beginners

By Benny Thiam
Dance & Choir Room, 1pm

Journeying out of the Blue
Helping People with Depression

By Dr. Terence Yow
Lee Kong Chian Auditorium, 2pm

The Implant Illusion
Learning about Dental Implants

By Dr. Jonathan Phua
Dance & Choir Room, 2pm

Is Dementia the end?
Helping People with Dementia

By Joseph Cheah
Lee Kong Chian Auditorium, 3pm

Autism and Photography
By Cheryl Seah, PhD
Dance & Choir Room, 3pm

Legal Clinic
By ARPC
Block H Library, 11am to 3pm
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FREE LEGAL CLINIC

Block H Library (Ground Floor Off Concourse Between Block H and Block G), 11 am – 3pm

If you need free and basic consultation on legal matters, you can consult our lawyers at the legal clinics. Our lawyers can guide you to better understand your rights and obligations in personal matters. Questions? Read our FAQ here.


Workshop Session Details

Empowered or Entangled? Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills
Lee Kong Chian Auditorium, 11am

This is an introductory talk to wills and lasting powers of attorney. The talk will explain the differences between the two documents, the benefits of making these documents, and the considerations you should have in mind if you intend to make a will and/or a lasting power of attorney.

Speaker’s Profile
Hsuan Boon is a practising lawyer. He is married to Jacqueline and they have three children.


Soap-Making Hands-On Workshop
Dance & Choir Room, 11am

Join us for a live demo on how you can create attractive handcrafted soaps with simple equipment you can find at home. Special characters such as Hello Kitty and Legomen will be featured! You get a chance to participate in the various stages of soap crafting and get to experience the process. It’s easy and great fun for the whole family. At the end of the session, every attendee will get to take home one of our handcrafted soaps to enjoy.

Speakers’ Profile
We are a mother-daughter team, the creators of Humming Bees Soaplab – a joint venture which keeps us industrious and cheerful. We are very enthusiastic about creating soaps and other skincare products as the practical possibilities are limitless! Through this, we reap opportunities for learning, growth and giving!


Trolls, Flamers and Stalkers: Dealing with Cyberbullying
Lee Kong Chian Auditorium, 12 noon

Bullying… something of a concern for many generations of students. But in our increasingly online world, the problem has invaded our devices and our homes, with a third of the students becoming victims of cyberbullies. This talk will help you understand more about cyberbullying and find ways to swipe or click this problem away.

Speaker’s Profile
Dr Adrian Loh. Dr Adrian Loh is a psychiatrist working in public practice.


From Snapshots to Great Shots: Taking Great Photos
Dance & Choir Room, 12 noon

Do you want to become a better photographer just by using your phone? How do you style perfect photos for posting, blogging and sharing? Having great photos is a wonderful way to connect with people in the social media scene. The workshop is designed to help people improve your images no matter what your choice of subject, regardless of the equipment you have, whether smartphone or DSLR. Wesley Sng will share practical tips and insights of taking snapshots to great shots.

Speaker’s Profile
Wesley Sng’s journey as an avid macro photographer began in 2007. Since then, photography has become a part of his life – a passion has found joy in. His passion and ability in macro photography enable him to emerge as the photo competition winner for magazine BRIDGE 2011 from PA South West CDC. Additionally, he has contributed his macro photos for Sungei Buloh Wetland’s Reserve’s 15th Anniversary Macro Photos Exhibitions in 2008. In 2011, Wesley’s photos were featured in NDP 2011 windows network display, bus stop panels and posters. In 2015, one of his marco photos was selected for display at 10th Ngee Ann photographic exhibition and his macro photo was also chosen to be purchased into the Ngee Ann Kongsi collection.


Making Ondeh-Ondeh
Food Lab, 12 noon

Hands-on session for making sweet potato ondeh-ondeh. Learn how to make this traditional Malay and Peranakan kueh with a contemporary cute twist in the form of checkerboard design!

Speaker’s Profile
Phay Shing, from Culinary Arts Team of Adam Road Presbyterian Church, is a homemaker, home baker, recipe blogger and cookbook writer.


Film Screening: Unbroken
Lee Kong Chian Auditorium, 1pm

This is a very unique and meaningful movie based on the life story of Matthew Quek with regard to how he encountered much stigmatisation, rejection, discrimination coping with my severe learning difficulties since young.

His conditions were only diagnosed very much later in life and it was a harrowing experience for him in schools, national service and other aspects of his life as many did not understand his difficulties.

But through it all, Mathew learned pertinent lessons on life, human nature and the importance of having positive loved ones in one’s life so that one can always persevere and press on with the hope that all is not in vain because the true worth of a person is not based on how much one achieves tangibly per se but what kind of heart, character and value one has.

Buoyed with such a fervent vision and hope, Mathew became a History, English, music and vocal teacher for over fourteen years and taught many students from different walks of life; some of whom were struggling in the same vein as he had.

Singer’s Profile
Matthew Quek is a local Christian singer, songwriter, educator, film executive producer and vocal specialist.

Having struggled with severe learning difficulties since young, and being diagnosed only much later in life, Matthew personally empathises with those who have similar difficulties and has made it his personal mission in life to help those who are struggling like him, while enabling them to overcome their limitations and develop a healthy sense of ability and self-esteem.

Matthew has produced eight solo albums. His latest entry, “Embrace: 拥 抱”, a bilingual album, consist of inspiring original songs which spur all to persevere in the midst of adversities and to cling onto those who really love and care for us. The songs were composed to raise funds for the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS). This album was especially meaningful to Matthew as he had struggled with intense learning difficulties since young. As such, the compositions reflect Matthew’s experiences and struggles in life.

Matthew has had the privilege of producing a local film based on his struggles in life. The film, entitled “Unbroken: 不倒翁”, is about how one’s true worth is based on one’s heart and character rather than one’s extrinsic achievements.

Let’s Beat a Box: Cajon Playing for Beginners
Dance & Choir Room, 1pm

Come and be amazed by your won talents to create music with this box! Originating from Peru, this percussion called Cajon (pronounced as “car-horn”), which means box or create in Spanish, is a very simple yet amazing instrument. Widely used all over the world in almost every style of music. In this free workshop, you will learn some basic beats and our instructors will guide you in creating music on the Cajon with your very own hands!

Speaker’s Profile
Benny Thiam is a drummer and percussionist from ARPC’s music ministry.


Journeying out of the Blue: Helping People with Depression
Lee Kong Chian Auditorium, 2pm

In a fast paced and highly stressful society such as Singapore, about 6.3% of Singaporeans experience major depression in their lifetime. While depression is one the most common mental health condition which can now be easily diagnosed, and treated, many people do not seek help as the condition is often misunderstood or even seen as a sign of personal weakness.

This workshop seeks to help participants to gain a better understanding of the cause, signs and symptoms, impact and common treatment to depression. Participants can look forward to picking up helpful techniques on how they can better engage, relate to and support those around them who may be affected by the condition.

Speaker’s Profile
Dr. Terence Yow is the Cluster director of AMKFSC Community Services Ltd. and has more than 17 years of experience as a Social Worker supporting individuals and families in both the healthcare and social service setting.

Terence had been lecturing in the Social Work undergraduate and post-graduate programs at the National University of Singapore and Singapore University of Social Sciences (previously uniSIM) since 2008. He is also an approved clinical supervisor with University of Michigan, NUS, SUSS, Curtin and Swinburne University. He conducts regular training at the Social Service Institute for social service practitioners in mental health and motivational interviewing related courses. Terence worships at Adam Road Presbyterian Centre (Bishan), is married, and has two children.


The Implant Illusion: Learning about Dental Implants
Dance & Choir Room, 2pm

Dental implants have the ability of creating illusions when natural teeth are lost, and are an increasingly popular tooth replacement option. It is often sold as a painless, fuss free procedure. Joint us to understand what goes behind the implant illusion, what other options are there to replace missing teeth, and how tooth loss can be prevented. Prevention, after all, is better than cure!

Speaker’s Profile
Dr. Jonathan Phua is a dentist in public practice.


Is Dementia the end? Helping People with Dementia
Lee Kong Chian Auditorium, 3pm

Some think of dementia as a thief that comes in the night to steal away our memories, our happiness and ultimately our loved ones. Dementia affects 1 in 10 people aged 60 and above in Singapore and is projected to affect 100 thousand Singaporeans by 2030. You may have questions about dementia and maybe wondering if dementia signals the end of who the person is, through this talk we hope to discuss your questions together.

We will be exploring the causes of dementia, some of the common misconceptions about dementia and the effects of dementia on a person. We will also explore why two people with dementia may act differently and talk about what you can expect at different stages of dementia.

We will look at how some people live after being diagnosed with dementia. Namely what are some of the things that they can do for themselves and even what people with dementia can do for others. From there we will look into how to care for a person with dementia namely some of the options that the family can look at that they can do or that take place in the home and the options for care outside of the home.
While wanting to support for our loved ones is always a noble aim, knowing how to cope with caring for a person with dementia is important and will be looking at the various methods of dealing with caregiver stress.

Sometimes people with dementia will ask the same questions repeatedly and no matter how often we tell them the answer they seem to ask the same questions all over again. We will also be going to look at this common challenge faced by caregivers of people with Dementia.

Speaker’s Profile
Joseph is the Centre Manager and Certified trainer in Montessori for Dementia Care Programming®, a psychosocial approach of care for people with dementia, at Montessori for Dementia Care. Joseph oversees the planning and the running of the activity program for his clients with dementia and he actively participate in delivering portions of the activity program at the Montessori for Dementia Care centre.


Autism and Photography
Dance & Choir Room, 3pm

What is autism and why is it so different in different persons? Does autism mean savant talent, giftedness or high IQ,? Cheryl will answer these questions and share her experience, with illustrations from a photography course for young persons with autism where she worked with volunteers and professional photographers to teach families and autistic teenagers photography. This talk is suitable for parents, relatives, employers and teachers who are interested to understand persons with autism. With real-life stories, Cheryl will share ways we can connect, communicate and include persons with autism in our schools, workplace and community.

Speaker’s Profile
Cheryl is a child psychologist, with experience in special needs children and parenting. She is married to Edward and has two energetic children.




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