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  • FOM - Docent Training in Japanese
    of Singapore on every first Saturday from 1 30 pm and at the Asian Civilisations Museum on every second Saturday from 1 30 pm Since not many Japanese visitors feel comfortable reading English captions in the galleries our tours help enhance visitors enjoyment and are very well received Our goal is to build a friendly bridge between Singapore and Japan by introducing Singapore history culture and art to Japanese visitors See two recent articles about our JP programme that have appeared in Yomiuri a Japanese language newspaper circulated throughout Southeast Asia China and Japan here and here JD Trainees 2012 A JD public information meeting is held in March and September every year to recruit new members and the two month training starts in April and October Experienced JD members conduct lectures covering a diversity of topics from Singapore history to the contemporary Southeast Asian artworks All JD members guide the History Gallery at the National Museum of Singapore and choose one more museum from the Singapore Art Museum and the Asian Civilisations Museum The Peranakan Museum is an optional If you are interested in Singapore history If you are attracted to the beauty of Southeast Asia If you are

    Original URL path: http://www.fom.sg/activity_docent_jp.html (2012-12-22)
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  • Information for FOM Study Tour Leaders
    explaining our policies and procedures and chock full of best practice ideas to make you a successful tour leader This manual is updated frequently so even if you are an experienced tour leader please ensure you have the latest copy incorporating legal issues fee structures etc A general overview document on being an FOM Study Tour Leader it covers the various responsibilities and duties of a tour leader plus addresses key topics from conception of a study tour to final accounting Once you ve signed on here are the forms you will need to access A copy of the FOM Study Tours Release Form required of all study tour participants also includes FOM s cancellation policy A copy of the FOM Health Safety Form required of all study tour participants The Summary of Benefits for AIG Assist our global travel insurance coverage A copy of the Payment Schedule for a Study Tour to be sent to the FOM Treasurer and Study Tour Coordinator once a tour s budget is completed to ensure proper cash flow coordination for our study tours A copy of the Payment Request Form to be sent to the FOM Treasurer c o the FOM Office use

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  • Former FOM Study Tours
    11 Bhutan Textiles to Festivals trip rescheduled April 20 29 Classical China Xi an to Lanzhou February 29 March 4 Painting Bali January 19 25 Ajanta Ellora 2011 November 16 23 Turkmenistan rescheduled from Oct 4 11 Reading list November 18 27 Autumn Colours in Japan trip cancelled May 10 15 Sarawak The Rajahs Footprints April 22 24 Malaysia s archaeological site The Bujang Valley April 16 24 The Shanghai Bund March 16 20 Painting Bali February 18 20 Briefly Sarawak 2010 December 4 5 Malaysia s archaeological site The Bujang Valley November 20 28 Autumn Colors of Japan November 5 15 Western Sikkim November 5 9 Sarawak October 20 24 Painting Bali trip rescheduled to 2011 September 16 29 The Northern Silk Road Reading List June 13 20 Bhutan and the Elusive Blue Poppy of the Himalaya April 14 18 Highlights of China s Cultural Past Xi an to Maijishan Reading List February 21 March 2 Along the Coromandel Coast 2009 November 5 15 Bhutan and the Crane Festival Reading List September 23 October 4 The Northern Silk Road Reading List May 6 17 Jiangxi Three Mountains and Jingdezhen April 18 29 The Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia Flores

    Original URL path: http://www.fom.sg/formertours.html (2012-12-22)
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  • FOM - ASIAN FILM GROUPS
    1 pm at Novus Cafe National Museum of Singapore We will be discussing a Chinese film called Dangerous Liasons set in Shanghai in the 1930s The film is an adaptation of the mesmerizing French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuse by Choderlos de Jaclos and the English film by the same name starring Glenn Close and John Malkovitch that was released in 1988 This group is led by Tassy Moochhala one of our SAM docents and an FOM fiction book group leader Sound like fun Then join us Please email Tassy to register your interest and more information on where the Film Group is meeting Last Year s Programme 2011 2012 An Asian Film Study Group awaiting news of this year s exciting schedule Sept 14 Introduction to Course and Facilities Sept 21 Discussion about SIFF Viewings Sept 28 Presentation of Akira Kurosawa as director Introduction to Rashomon viewing discussion Oct 12 Introduction to Ichiru viewing discussion Oct 19 Introduction to The Bad Sleep Well viewing and discussion Oct 26 Deepavali Holiday No Meeting Nov 2 Introduction to Satyajit Ray as director viewing and discussion of Pather Panchali Nov 9 Introduction to Aparajito viewing and discussion Nov 16 Introduction to The World

    Original URL path: http://www.fom.sg/activity_film.html (2012-12-22)
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  • FOM - Explore Singapore!
    Stamford Rd 02 06 Stamford Court Singapore 178892 OR register at the ES table at any Monday Morning Lecture ACM OR call the FOM Office 6337 3685 to register and pay with a credit card Registration can only be acknowledged on receipt of a sign up form and fee Lion dances are a common sight during Chinese New Year celebrations They are also popular at auspicious events such as opening ceremonies for businesses or welcoming ceremonies for VIP guests Many people have seen these large headed lions with big gaping mouths and brightly clad bodies prancing around to the clash of loud drums and cymbals But few would know what is inside the large heads and bright costumes much less seen how they are made If you are keen to find out more about these lions join Explore Singapore on another intriguing journey This is a rare opportunity to witness a dying craft the making of lions back to top of page CHINESE NEW YEAR WALK IN CHINATOWN Thursday 31 January 2013 10 00 am to 1 00 pm inclusive of lunch Fee 30 includes lunch For more information please contact the ES fom sg To join please send a sign up form and cheque for 30 made payable to FOM to Explore Singapore Chinese New Year Friends of the Museums FOM 61 Stamford Rd 02 06 Stamford Court Singapore 178892 OR register at the ES table at any Monday Morning Lecture ACM OR call the FOM Office 6337 3685 to register and pay with a credit card Registration can only be acknowledged on receipt of a sign up form and fee Of all festivals Chinese New Year is the most important to Chinese people all over the world Immersion in Singapore s multi racial culture is not complete without

    Original URL path: http://www.fom.sg/activity_exploresing.html (2012-12-22)
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  • FOM - Field Studies Singapore
    The group meets on Fridays for a period of nine weeks excluding school and major holidays Download the FAQ for our 2012 FSS programme here This year s programme begins 7 September 2012 with an Orientation Morning The Mentors Tour is scheduled for 14 September Tours will be each Friday from 21 September to 9 November excluding the Hari Raya Haji public holiday on 26 October Please join us as we get out and explore this fascinating country we live in For more information email Tracey Lees We are also seeking mentors to assist our Field Studies Singapore participants in the 2012 program A great way to see more of Singapore and assist fellow FOM members Please contact Tracey above for further details Tracey Lees FSS Coordinator Highlights of some former Field Studies Singapore Tours Singapore s Hidden Sanctuaries The tour began in tranquil Bishan Park where we heard about the ABC Waters program ABC stands for active beautiful and clean the plan encompasses more than 100 projects twenty slated to be completed in 2012 The project in Bishan Park itself is experimental aiming to convert a concrete canal into a natural meandering river The next stop was the beautiful Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Temple This is not only the largest Buddhist temple in Singapore but also the largest religious complex in Singapore The complex of temples and buildings is built on a hillside thus Bright Hill Monastery and was founded in 1920 by Venerable Zhuan Dao We visited prayer and meditation halls a hospice gardens and a vegetarian restaurant In Bukit Brown cemetery we saw old moss covered Chinese tombstones and heard stories about ghosts and the Ching Ming festival while troops of monkeys scurried past The final sanctuary was the Hollandse Club where Katy Leblanc of

    Original URL path: http://www.fom.sg/activity_fss.html (2012-12-22)
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  • FOM - Super Saturdays
    Point Outram Park MRT Exit H near Bukit Pasoh Road Fee 20 for FOM members 30 for FOM guests FOM Contact fomsingapore pacific net sg or call 65 6337 3685 To register Complete the www fom sg event registration form and mail to the address provided or contact the FOM Office with credit card information 65 6337 3685 Our February walking tour of the historic streets of Chinatown will give

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  • FOM - Survey
    bar charts of the results from all the non text survey questions It is a large file please be patient while it downloads Survey results document Survey Report This report gives detailed information about the survey results and recommends further actions Survey report The 2009 FOM Members Survey Out of 919 FOM members with email addresses and who received notification of the survey in May of 2009 we had a

    Original URL path: http://www.fom.sg/about_survey.html (2012-12-22)
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