Graduates’ Tea 2012 Promo…

MENDAKI Club’s Graduates’ Tea this year takes new graduates on a “voyage of self-discovery” at the Sheraton Towers Hotel on Saturday, 23 June 2012.

Themed “Dream. Discover. Define. Develop.” the Graduates’ Tea will feature a line-up of “stars” in diverse fields of work who will share valuable insights and guidance to fresh university and polytechnic graduates, to prepare them for working life.

Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Minister-In-Charge of Muslim Affairs, will grace the event as Guest-of-Honour.

Held annually since 1995, the Graduates’ Tea is organised to celebrate the achievements of Malay/Muslim graduates from the universities and polytechnics.  This year’s event aims to enlighten the graduates on life and career choices and help them navigate our increasingly complex world.

The event will also offer networking opportunities between fresh graduates and young Malay/Muslim professionals who are established in their fields. Young professionals have been invited to engage with the new graduates and share their learning journeys in the post-graduate world. The speakers will be sharing valuable insights and guidance to fresh university and polytechnic graduates, to prepare them for working life.

Guest speakers include:

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Khairuddin Saharom (Master of Architecture degree from National University of Singapore and first ever Malay awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal for being the top graduate in 1999),

Rita Zahara Mohamed Nazeer (a bi-lingual TV media personality, lecturer and author),

Mohamed Faizal Abdul Kadir (Deputy Senior State Counsel & Deputy Public Prosecutor with the Attorney-General’s Chambers),

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Aaron Maniam (Director of the Institute of Policy Development at the Civil Service College (CSC).

Supported by the Community Leaders’ Forum, the Graduates’ Tea is open to all Malay/Muslim graduates from university and polytechnic. Admission is free. Graduates who are interested to attend can register through the event website at

Registration to the event has been extended till all seats are fully taken up.

Most importantly, the event is FREE!!!

Details of the event:

Date: 23 June 2012
Time: 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Venue: Sheraton Towers Hotel





  • Prayer room will be provided


Official Start of Event


Arrival of Guest-of-Honour, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim


Welcome Address by MENDAKI Club President, Ms. Nur Dian Mohd Rasid


Panel DiscussionDREAM. DISCOVER. DEFINE. DEVELOP.Discussion on how to turn DREAMs into reality through DISCOVERing the macro environment and seizing opportunities; how to DEFINE career paths and align it with that vision; how to embrace lifelong learning by continually DEVELOPing the necessary skills.Question & Answer Session


Winding Down & Breaking The Ice


Networking High Tea Session


Parallel Break-Out Sessions
(Choose ONE of the following):

Break-out Session 1
What’s Next?Exploring the Option to further studies for Polytechnic Graduates
Breakout Session 2

Gearing Up for That First Job

A session to take you through the Hunt for that first job, tips on how to brand yourself on paper and how to market yourself during an interview

Session 3

Taking The Lead and Working With Others

The know-hows on “Surviving the Corporate Jungle” through a session covering effective corporate etiquette and networking


End of event

Wedding of Nity Baizura & Mohd Hafiz…

I know I have been away far too long. Followers of my Twitter account as well as my Facebook contacts would have noted that a month ago, I made the announcement that I am on temporary “retirement”. Work and family commitments have taken up a lot of my time, that blogging is the last thing on my mind. I still owe readers of this blog, coverage of Hafeez Glamour‘s “Demi Adriana” novel launch, but I am not sure if putting it up soon will still be relevant or not, as the event was almost three months ago. Looking at my blog statistics, I am just surprised that people still come in here even though there is no content since 31st March 2012. I need some time to get back into the groove of blogging, so I begin my new entry with a simple post, laced with many photographs which I know you have been searching for, judging by the search terms (“Nity Baizura wedding” / “Nity Baizura wedding photos” etc)  you keyed in to reach to this blog.

This past weekend, RIA 897FM‘s Nity Baizura was betrothed to Mohd Hafiz in a ceremony which was joyous and full of splendour. The event was held at the bride’s home in Bukit Batok and coincidentally, the groom’s side is also in the same vicinity. It was a simple yet grand wedding, something which signifies the characteristics of the bride herself, who looked absolutely radiant and her groom looking suave. There were smiles all round from the guests that came and of course, what is a celebrity wedding without celebrity guests??? Well I will not say more and instead let you feast your eyes on the colours and the happenings during Nity Baizura and Mohd Hafiz‘s wedding.

To Nity and Hafiz, may Allah bless this union till eternity and may HE grant you beautiful and intelligent children to add more happiness into your lives…