34th Ship for Southeast Asia Youth Programme 2007

The Ship for Southeast Asia Youth Programme (SSEAYP) is an annual programme sponsored by the Japanese Government and supported by ASEAN countries. The SSEAYP aims to promote friendship and understanding among youths from the ASEAN countries and Japan. Singapore will be sending a contingent of 28 youths to participate in this year's programme, which will be held from 22 Oct to 12 Dec 2007.

Nominees should possess a track record of active youth, community or public service and be outstanding youths capable of assuming an ambassadorial role for Singapore. They should be between 18 and 30 years old as of 1 Apr 2007. Each selected participant is required to contribute a sum of at least $900.00 to the contingent fund. The fund will be used to cover individual and group expenses for the programme. Participants are encouraged to raise funds or approach their nominiating organisations to subsidise their contributions to the Contingent Fund. Each participant must recommend three Singapore families who can host foreign youth for a homestay programme in Singapore. Each foster family must be able to host and accomodate two overseas participants.
All participants are required to undergo a two-month orientation programme, which includes weekend and two weekdays evening training sessions per week. The orientation programme is tentatively scheduled from mid Jul to mid Sep 2007.

Interested applicants are to submit their application by 27 Apr 2007. They may also contact Head Leadership & Community Services at 63146722 for more details.


Annual General Meeting

The NPCC Alumni AGM to be held on Sat 31 Mar 2007 (instead of 24 March). We are looking forward to meet all alumni members for another warm gathering. Non-members of Alumni are most welcome to join us as new members on the same day of this AGM. (please refer to the NPCC Alumni website for membership requirement)

Date: Sat 31 March 2007

Time: 1345 hrs (1.45pm)

Venue: Level 2, Meeting Room @ Senior Police Officer Mess (SPOM)
(near the old Police Academy)

Address: Mount Pleasant Road (street directory)

Pulau Ubin Camp 2007

NPCC Alumni Overnight Camp
At Pulau Ubin 2 Days and 1 Night

Date: to be confirmed for year 2007 (subject to changes)
Time: 0800 Hours (1st day) to 1700 Hours (2nd day)


The adventure begins on a bumboat ride leaving from Changi Jetty. Upon arrival, there are LOTS to do... Choose from eating, cycling, hiking and other fun activities or join a guided tour! Hurry!! Sign Up Now!!

By the initial closing date of 26th March 2007, there was still not enough response to sign up for the initial 6-7 April 2007 camping date. Therefore, we decided to postpone to a later date. Please submit your application if you are interested. We will inform you once the new camping date is confirmed.

Kindly notify Mr Ong Siong Seng via mobile. We regret that applications are limited to a maximum of 50 and is purely on a first come first served basis. So HURRY!

Price: $45 per head
Please see the sites below for further details...

[click here for more details]

[click here for more info of Pulau Ubin NPCC Campsite]
hosted by www.wildsingapore.com

Please click here to submit your application online

In 1987, the first NPCC Camp (a 0.88 ha site) at Kampung Bahru, Pulau Ubin was declared open. In 1994, the NPCC obtained a lease for the current 26 ha site. Construction on the new site began in 2001 and it was opened in 2004. 30 times bigger than the original site it can accommodate about 750 persons and has among others, its own jetty.


Douglas Foo

Douglas FooDouglas Foo Peow Yong, an ex-police cadet of Dunman High School NPCC unit and a NS Army officer. He is a multi-award wining entrepreneur, and well known as the founder of Sakae Sushi, a restaurant-chain based in Singapore.

Douglas Foo, being the CEO of
Apex-Pal International, graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the SIM-RMIT Programme in 1995. For his exceptional entrepreneurial achievements and notable service to the community, Douglas was conferred the Singapore Youth Award (Singapore's highest honour for youths under the age of 35 for Entrepreneurship category Awarded by the National Youth Council) for 2003 and the ASEAN Youth Award (Youth & Entrepreneurship) for 2004.

Douglas has also received several other prestigious awards namely the Entrepreneur of the Year 2002, the Merit Award for the Yazhou Zhoukan Chinese Entrepreneur Award 2002 and he was named the Top Outstanding Young Person in 2002.

Douglas started off as a marketing executive before his entrepreneurial spirit saw him set up a garment trading firm in 1996. A year later, he diversified into food and beverage with Sakae Sushi and has since developed Apex Pal International into the successful enterprise that it is today. The food and beverage group comprising renowned chains such as Sakae Sushi, Crepes & Cream, Black Tea Box Hibiki, Uma Uman Men and Nouvelle Events (its catering arm). The home-grown Sakae Sushi chain, which has expanded into Thailand, Indonesia, China, Philippines and Malaysia, was awarded one of the Singapore's Top Restaurant in 2001, the Singapore Franchise Mark in 2001 and Singapore Promising Brands Award 2003.

Douglas’s pioneering innovations include the patented portable conveyor-belt sushi system for both indoor and outdoor catering, the Interactive Menu System, and vitamin E enriched sushi rice. The use of portable conveyor-belt won Apex-Pal two awards in 2003 namely the Singapore Innovation Award 2003 (Innovation of the Year) for the Innovative Application of the Portable Conveyor Belt and Singapore Innovation Class.

Within a short span of 6 years, Apex-Pal was listed in the Singapore Stock Exchange in August 2003 and achieved a turnover of $59.1 million in 2005. Apex-Pal was ranked 29th in the Enterprise 50 Awards in 2001 and 28th in the Singapore’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies Award in 2005.

Apex-Pal adopted the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) and Mainly I Love Kids (MILK) as its official charity. It raised $6,000 for MINDS in 2002 when Sakae Sushi’s 18 chefs made Singapore’s longest California Maki sushi and $10,000 was raised for MILK Fund during Apex-Pal’s Management Challenge held in July 2006. Sakae Sushi and Nouvelle Events also hosted an educational tour for some 20 beneficiaries from MINDS.

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- 一只青蛙跳出一盘生意
- 荣寿司靠“快”成功
- 企业通- 与员工齐心合力,共同攀越高峰
- 本地五企业家入围华人青年企业家大奖
- Douglas Foo in RMIT Alumni Hall of Fame
- RMIT Alumni news in 2002
- Apex Pal's Awards
- Douglas Foo in The Wall Street Journal Online
- Hot News from the Young Entrepreneurs Organization - Singapore
- CEO Unplugged
- EnterpriseOne - Reach for the Apex
- Douglas Foo featured in Tiger Tales - Inflight Magazine of Tiger Airways
- Douglas Foo in Contact Singapore
- Mediacorp TV Channel 8 Money Week shown in August 3, 2002
- Sakae Sushi in Wikipedia