The Purple Celebration: commemorating the Official Opening of The University’s Southeast Asia Centre

It was our honour to have Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell (President & Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester) and His Excellency Mr Scott Wightman (British High Commissioner to Singapore) as our distinguished guests to celebrate this milestone achievement here at the Singapore Centre!

Our theme “The Purple Celebration” emphasized the fact that this was a University event, with all aspects of our event activities being predominantly purple in colour.  Apart from The University of Manchester Southeast Asia Centre’s staff, more than 20 distinguished as well as senior University of Manchester and Alliance Manchester Business School alumni and supporters attended this event.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event activities that day, which included an impressive lion dance performance, as well as a Peranakan Tile Painting Activity to honour our Southeast Asian heritage.