Senior Common Room Committee (SCRC)


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Eusoff Hall is administered by a Master who is appointed by the University. The Master is assisted by both resident and non-resident Fellows and together they form the Senior Common Room Committee (SCRC). The Fellows work closely with the Master in matters of discipline and internal administration of the Hall.

There are 5 Resident Fellows who function as advisors, mentors, disciplinarian and counselors to the Hall's residents. Residents are encouraged to approach them with any problems they may have.

2Master_Qiu Anqi


Associate Professor Qiu Anqi joined Eusoff Hall in May 2015 as the Residential Fellow of Block D. She joined NUS in 2007 as an Assistant Professor at department of Biomedical Engineering. She graduated from Tsinghua University, China, with a bachelors of Biomedical Engineering, received her MS degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Mathematics and Statistics from University of Connecticut and the Johns Hopkins University, and her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. After joining NUS, she is devoted to innovation in computational analyses of complex and informative datasets comprising of disease phenotypes and neuroimages to understand the origins of individual differences in health throughout the lifespan. She pioneered neuroimaging research in infants and young children. She enjoys traveling, playing badminton, and swimming. She lives at Eusoff with her husband, Nanguang.

2A Blk_Titima Suthiwan

Resident Fellow, Block A

A/P Titima Suthiwan holds a BA (Hons) in Thai language and literature from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and a PhD in Linguistics from University of Hawai’i, U.S.A. She joined NUS in 1998 to establish the Thai language program, which is now a part of the Centre for Language Studies (CLS), and the world's largest and fastest growing Thai as a foreign language program. Prior to joining NUS, she taught in and coordinated Thai language program at various universities in the U.S., including University of Hawai’i, University of Washington, Arizona State University, as well as University of Oregon where she also coordinated the Laos and Khmer language programs. Her publications are in the areas of Southeast Asian historical linguistics research, poetry, and translation. She also designs Thai language learning pedagogy, textbooks, and online learning games. Currently, A/P Titima is the Director of the Centre for Language Studies, at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS. The Centre offers 13 foreign languages and is active in promoting the understanding of foreign languages and cultures among NUS community and beyond.

2B Blk_Barbara Ryan

Resident Fellow, Block B

Rungnapa Kitiarsa is a full-time lecturer of the Thai language at the Centre for Language Studies (CLS), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore since 2013.  She holds two professional master's degrees: (1) M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A (1999) and (2) M.Sc. in Social Development, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, the Philippines (1992).  Before joining the Thai Language Program at CLS as a part-time instructor in early 2005, she was a lecturer at the School of English, Institute of Social Technology, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Northeastern Thailand (1999-2004).  She also had teaching experience in Teaching Thai as a Foreign Language at the Department of Asian Languages and Literature, University of Washington, during 1997-1999 when she took M.A.  She considers herself an experienced language teacher/instructor, specializing in teaching both English and Thai as foreign languages to college students from diverse national and ethnocultural backgrounds. During her free time, Rungnapa enjoys cooking, exercising, and doing her volunteer work for the Thai migrant workers’ group at Golden Mile where she has been the Group’s advisor since 2013.  She now lives at Eusoff Hall with her son, Tantham.

2C Blk_Khoo Eng Tat

Resident Fellow, Block C

Dr Khoo Eng Tat is a senior lecturer at Engineering Design and Innovation Centre, and principal investigator at Immersive Reality Lab. His research and teaching interest is in virtual, augmented and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR), metaverse, AI and human computer interaction. He is the coordinator for Ideas to Startup pre-accelerator FYP and iDP Accelerator. He is a board director of AsiaVR Association and a founding member of the Holomedicine Association. He is also a startup mentor at IMDA Pixel and Enterprise Singapore. He was an associate artist with Singapore TheatreWorks and Design and Performance Lab, Brunel University London, and the artistic advisor for the 6th Asia-Europe Art Camp. He lives with his lovely wife Macy and two daughters Evelyn and Angelyn. 

2D Blk_Tan Sie Wee

Resident Fellow, Block D

Mr Tan Sie Wee is the Head of Multimedia Team at the Department of Centre for Instructional Technology. He received his undergraduate and lean six sigma's education at NUS. He also received a scholarship from ERASMUS+ (EuRopean Community Action Scheme for Mobility of University Students) to Sorbonne University, France, for cultural exchange and training purposes. In addition to that, he had won several awards at the national level such as a gold award in Learning Institution Quality Conference (LIQC), and second runner-up in "Can't Live Without Tech!" contest, co-organized by Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and IDM chapter of Singapore Computer Society (SCS). He was also one of the judges for Picture Singapore in 2014. In his free time, he enjoys reading, travelling, playing badminton and guitar as well as spending family time with his lovely wife and son, Yun Yun and Owen.

2E Blk_Joel Tay

Resident Fellow, Block E

Joel is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a clinical specialisation in voice. He joined The Speech-Language Pathology Programme in Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine as a lecturer in 2016 and has been there since. While at Singapore General Hospital, he was heavily involved in the clinical areas of swallowing, voice, language and speech rehabilitation, and clinical education. His current research interest is in the auditory-perceptual evaluation of voice, and in the prevention of dysphonia. Joel's interest in voice has led him towards some interesting opportunities, including voiceover work and being invited to speak about voice health at the Voices Festival at the Esplanade. One of Joel's favourite quotes is, "Be interested, not interesting", and loves having open conversations about any topic with anyone keen to share. He lives in Eusoff with his noisy (but adorable) daughters, Emma Grace and Erin Hope, while his wife Wendy homeschools them. 



Prof Kirpal Singh obtained his PH.D. in English from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 1980 where he was a Colombo Plan Scholar. Until 1991 he taught at the National University of Singapore and was then invited to move to NTU to help set-up the BA Programme there. For 5 years (1993 - 1998) he served as Head of the Division of Literature & Drama and initiated several significant programmes as well as a thoroughly revised syllabus. Prof Kirpal has always been an active participant of cultural and literary affairs, whether within the University environment or within the larger public domain. As a writer, critic and scholar, he is among the most powerful voices to emerge from this part of the world and is constantly sought by international bodies and universities to present papers and sit on various boards. In 1999 he was invited to join the new Singapore Management University, where he co-ordinates and teaches the Creative Thinking Programme. In recent years he has been invited to give Keynote Papers and Plenary Speeches on issues pertaining to Creativity, Innovation, and Leadership Management.



Mrs Elsie Foh is an Alumnus of NUS as well as a Eusoff Alumnus. She is one of our longest serving Non-Resident Fellows. She was a member of the group of past Eusoffians who founded the Eusoff Alumni and she also initiated the first Eusoff Alumni credit-cum-membership card programme.

Mrs Foh was a career banker for more than 30 years and sat on the boards of various companies including those engaged in asset management, insurance and finance. She was a founding President of the Financial Planning Association of Singapore and also a past Chairman of NETS. Prior to her retirement, she was a Managing Director at DBS Bank. She also worked in SMU as director, special projects before leaving to spend more time with her family. Mrs Foh is currently a Board Director of the Financial Industry Dispute Resolution Centre, the Tsao Foundation and Singapore Heart Foundation.



Mr Francis Xavier served as President of the Eusoff College JCRC from 1986 to 1987, and graduated from the NUS Law Faculty with his LLB (Honours) in 1988. A distinguished debater, he has participated as a member of the NUS debating team in the SBC Tertiary Debate Series, Australasian Debating Series and the International Varsity Challenge Series. As a member of the NUS Law Moot Team, he participated in the Philip C Jessup International Moot Court Competition in 1988. His team emerged World Runners-Up. He is presently Regional Head, Disputes Practices at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP.



Mrs Helen Chew obtained her Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Singapore in 1977, and was a resident in Dunearn Road Hostel in her student days. An outgoing person, she now works with CIMB Securities. Helen swims and plays tennis, table tennis and badminton.



Dr Robert Goh is a motivational speaker where he relates his passion in mountaineering ( to inspire one’s aspirations in career and life. In 1990, Robert obtained his degree in Aeronautical Engineering (Hon, 1st Class) from Imperial College London, UK and subsequently continued his PhD in aerodynamics in the same College where he was supported by a scholarship. He returned to Singapore in 1993. With a passion in aerodynamics, he joined DSO National Laboratories as a researcher in aerodynamics in the field of aircraft, unmanned vehicles, weapon systems and testing facilities. He worked in DSO for 13 years. In 1999, he was awarded the NSMAN of the year Award by the Ministry of Defence. In his spare time, he has climbed Everest (8850m), Cho Oyu (8201m) and Xixabangma (8012m) without supplementary oxygen. He has also skied 1100km to the South Pole, Antarctica in 2000. In 2001, Robert and his team also started a student mountaineering programme in NUS called “Make it Real” (MIR) to initiate youths to high altitude Himalayan mountaineering. In 2005, he led a team of directors in the successful National University of Singapore Centennial Everest Expedition and directed the first Singapore Women Everest Team for the first 2 years. Robert is an experienced and engaging speaker in various topics and has written a book Xixabangma, An Alpine Ascent of the North Ridge.



Mrs Tan Suan Imm is a retired school principal, married to a private medical practitioner. On her retirement in 1995 after 33 years in the Education Service, she did a short stint in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Deputy Chief of Protocol. She served for many years as an honorary Counsellor in the Social Development Unit, Ministry of Community Development, was an Honorary Fellow of Victoria Hall of residence, Victoria School and a Deputy Registrar of Marriages.

She was a member of the NUS Alumni Advisory Board 2012-2015 and was conferred the NUS Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2009 and the FASS Inaugural Distinguished Arts and Social Sciences Award in 2015.

Today she remains active in and happily-engaged with the National University of Singapore’s Office of Alumni Relations and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Financial Aid and Bursary Committee. She works out regularly in the gym to keep fit, travels, romances the computer, plays gin rummy weekly with her Eusoff College alumni and enjoys being a doting grandmother to her 4 grandchildren ages from 14 to 24.



Ms Lim Bee Lum is no stranger to Eusoffians as she has served as the longest Resident Fellow from 1972-2000. She is currently a non-resident fellow of Eusoff Hall. She is closely associated with the NUS Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society where she serves on the Board of Directors. Her other activities include serving on the committee of the Senior Circle of the National University of Singapore Society. She is serving on the sub-committee of the S-Connect of NUSS and serves on the Board  of Singapore Association of Continuing Education. In recognition of her services to the cooperative movement, she was conferred the Commendation Medal by the Singapore National Cooperatives Federation. Over and above her many activities, she still finds time to travel and go round shooting with her camera. She is indeed an avid traveller and keen photographer.



Gregory has considerable experience and expertise in various spheres of civil and commercial litigation and arbitration and dispute resolution. His present practice encompasses a specialization in banking and corporate insolvency and a broader dispute resolution covering company and shareholder disputes, contract, tenancy and land law disputes, employment law, defamation, negligence, contentious probate and other tort claims. He is also a recognized expert in charities governance.

Gregory graduated from the National University of Singapore and was one of the main speakers in the university’s mooting team in 1992 that emerged world runners-up at the 1992 Jessup International Law Moot Competition in Washington D.C. Gregory was thereafter admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1993 and joined Rajah & Tann LLP after being in practice in two other leading law firms for 15 years (jointly heading the Banking and Insolvency Litigation Practice group of another leading law firm).

Gregory presently serves as President and Executive Committee Member of the Law Society.  He serves as Vice President on the Executive Board of Singapore Academy of Law and is a member of its Audit Committee.  He served for close to a decade as Law Society Publication Committee Chairman from 2005 to 2014. He has previously served on the Inquiry Panel of the Law Society of Singapore, as Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Insolvency and Practitioners’ Association of Singapore and as inaugural Subject Coordinator for the Part B Elective on Wills, Probate and Administrations (appointed Senior Teaching Fellow) of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.  He regularly conducts nationwide and professional wide seminars and counts as his personal teaching highlights being part of  Summer School Faculty in Handong International Law School (teaching International Business Transactions in 2008 and 2009), a lecturer on company law developments to the ACCA Annual Conferences for several years and lecturing for the LKY School of Public Policy in 2014 on Non Profit Management for the 21st Century.  He serves as Member of the Tribunal for Maintenance of Parents.

A former South East Asian schools oratorical award winner, Asian silver medalist in international chess, two time Law Society Appreciation Award winner. Gregory has been judicially commended by the highest court in Singapore in 2006 for “meticulous professionalism”. Gregory  has also been privileged to receive the Good Samaritan Award conferred on him in Washington DC in October 2008 by Advocates International for his leadership of Advocates Asia – an NGO committed to (among others) international reconciliation, conflict resolution, religious liberty and professional ethics.

In community service, Gregory has also had a unique, longstanding and direct service in various charities in Singapore.  He served as a founding member and Vice President of the Children's’ Cancer Foundation (then known as Working in Aid of Leukaemic Kids) from 1992 – 1995, had the joy of organizing Camp Rainbow (for children with chronic and terminal illnesses) as Chairman in 1994 – 1995 and from late 1996 to 2015, served as President of Club Rainbow (Singapore) (serving families of children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses).  He has served as Executive Advisor to We-Share-Care Society for Children and Youth (a charity dedicated to imparting character values to children) in the 1990s.  He presently serves on the Board of the Singapore Cord Blood Bank and as a National Youth Fund Trustee. He also served on the Board of Agency for Integrated Care (focusing on care for the disabled and the elderly).



Colin joined the insurance industry in 1992, the year he graduated from the National University of Singapore. A graduate of Eusoff Hall, he served in various leadership positions of committees and later served as the Vice President of the Hall’s Alumni in 1993. Today, Colin is a Senior Executive Director (Financial Services) of Great Eastern Financial Advisers.

Colin is also keen believer of constant upgrading and has achieved the designations of Chartered Life Underwriters (CLU) and the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) in 2001.

He has served as Chairman from 2001 to 2008 and as CEO of Advisors’ Clique from 2001 to 2007. In 2009, he was appointed the 1st Executive Director, Financial Services and in 2011, he was appointed the 1st and currently only Senior Executive Director, Financial Services in Great Eastern Life, an appointment that recognizes his team building efforts. In 2011, Colin’s consistent quest to lead by example qualified him for the GEL Entre-planner award which recognizes Great Eastern Life’s top 1% of producers. He has also achieved the MDRT 18 times spanning 1993 to 2012, and has fulfilled his dream of becoming a MDRT Life Member. By 2009, he achieved the Honours Roll with 15 times MDRT qualification and last year he achieved the coveted Court of the Table which is an award given for qualifying the MDRT 3 times within a single year.

A strong advocate of the culture of group building, Colin currently partners 9 other direct Managers and Executive Managers in their Agency Building Quest and 45 other indirect Managers and Executive Managers in Advisors’ Clique to grow their teams.

In recognition of his leadership and contributions to agency building, Colin was awarded the Centennial award, his greatest recognition and achievement yet.



Saw Phaik Hwa currently sits on the following organisations in the respective capacities:

  • The Hour Glass’s Board
    Independent Director
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital Community Charity Fund
    Member of Board of Trustees
  • The Esplanade Co Ltd
    Member of Board of Trustees
  • Singapore Management University
    Member of Board of Trustees
    Chairman of Audit Committee

  • Globe Telecom Inc
    Independent Director
    Member of the Audit Committee

  • SISTIC.Com Pte Ltd
    Chairman and Director
  • Singapore Wushu Dragon & Lion Dance Federation
    First Vice Chairman
  • Singapore Jian Chuan Tai Chi Chuan Physical Culture Association
  • International Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Federation
    Vice President of Executive Committee
  • Wu’s Tai Chi Chuan Academy
    Governor (Singapore & Malaysia)

She was the Group CEO of Auric Pacific Group, listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange. Auric Pacific Group Limited ("APGL") is an investment holding company with diverse business interests ranging from distribution of fast moving consumer food, food manufacturing and retailing, management of restaurant and food court operations to other strategic investments including fund investment from May 2012 to April 2015.

Headquartered in Singapore, Group's business operations are located in various countries throughout Asia including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and China.

Prior to this, Ms Saw was the President and CEO of SMRT Corporation Ltd, between December, 2002 to January, 2012, Singapore's first multi-modal public transport service provider. Since taking the helm, she has changed the way public transport is managed and delivered in Singapore. She leads her team in efforts to enhance the travel experience - introducing commuter-centric initiatives and adding lifestyle conveniences at stations - to make public transport a choice mode of travel for all. She is also instrumental in broadening SMRT's geographical footprint as well as establishing SMRT's presence overseas with the opening of offices in the Middle East and China which serve as springboards to opportunities in those regions.

For the period of 1984 to 2002, Ms Saw was with DFS Group, an international duty free and downtown retailer, reknown for retailing large range of fashion brands. Her roles at DFS Group ranged from operations to merchanding responsibility in Singapore, Hong Kong and China. From 1998, she was the Regional President in charge of businesses in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia for DFS Venture Singapore.



Dr Mark Emmanuel was a Resident Fellow in Eusoff Hall from 2007 to 2011. He was an assistant professor in the History Department from 2006-2011. While at Eusoff, he oversaw the 50th anniversary celebrations and the publication of the 50th anniversary book. He was actively involved in student activities and oversaw Eusoff Expeditions, External Relations, and the Eusoff Volunteer Corp (EVC) among other activities. Under his guidance, both Expeditions and EVC won several NUS Student Achievement Awards, and EVC was also shortlisted for the President of Singapore’s Social Service Award in 2009. Dr Emmanuel presently works in the Ministry of Defence.



An HR practitioner for more than 30 years, Kuan Thye has been with FedEx Express for close to 20 years and recently returned from overseas assignments. While based in Shanghai from 2006, she led a team of 130 HR professionals supporting about 9000 employees in FedEx Express China. She is now the FedEx Express Asia Pacific Human Resources Regional Lead focusing on post-acquisition planning and implementation. A strong believer in continuous learning and development, she is pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration at the City University of Hong Kong. Another NUS and Eusoff Hall alumni who cares about giving back to alma mater, she is serving at the NUS Society (NUSS) on its Management Committee and sub-committees as well as beginning to serve as mentor as part of the Inaugural Eusoff Alumni Mentorship Program.




1)  Member, a) “Property Maintenance Sub-Committee” & b) “Planning & Special Projects Sub-Committee” at The Tanglin Club
2)  Member, NUSS
3)  Member, Pek Kio CCMC
4)  Member Farrer Park Primary School SAC
5)  Associate Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre
6)  Corporate Member, Singapore Institute of Architects
7)  General Committee Member, Royal Institute of British Architects (Singapore Chapter)
8)  Chartered Member, Royal Institute of British Architects
9)  Chairman of Various Charity Golf Organizing Committees

Raymond first came to Singapore to study in NUS in 1989 and stayed at Eusoff Hall for 6 years; 1989 – 1995. His early years in Singapore was mainly centred around Hall and University activities in between his course work. Eusoff Hall mates were his “family” members as he was a foreign student in a place completely new to him.

Upon graduating from Architectural school in 1995, he worked in Singapore and got his licence to practice in 2000. As a bachelor, and with a belief that “knowledge is power”, he indulged in work and post-graduate coursework to attain his Masters degrees in 2000 and 2003 from NUS, both in fields related to the Construction Industry. After 10years and having completed over a hundred projects, he applied to be certified by SCDF as a Fire Safety Inspector and was appointed in 2011.

Raymond found his soulmate from NUS during his second Masters’ degree stint. They both have four children; a son followed by three daughters. On weekends, he spends all his time with the family.

Aside from professional and personal activities, Raymond has been serving in the grassroots, in Goldhill NC and Pek Kio under Mr Lui Tuck Yew since 2009 (up to his resignation) and currently under Mr Melvin Yong. He finds it delightful learning from people at the ground from all walks of life. It actually makes him happy to help others and see a smile on their faces when he raises funds for charity and has been chairing Charity Golf Tournament Organizing committees for more than 10 years. With his children fast growing up and requiring less attention from him, he expects to serve in more organizations and indulge in more meaningful activities to serve the needy persons in society. He mediates about 5 cases a year and expects to be more active in the field of Mediation going forward.

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Sujono was born in Indonesia, studied in Singapore and got married in China as he always uses this to tell people how fortunate he is to experience different cultures and life.

He studied in National University of Singapore from 1989 to 1992 graduated with Bachelor of Science . He stayed in Eusoff Hall throughout that 3 years. It was home to him and made many long lasting friendship till today.

He went to China in 1993 and stayed there for 29 years. He experienced and benefited from the fastest economy growing era of China.

He set up his own business in the late 90s and had been growing with the surging economy of China.

He is now investing in start ups and help companies do sourcing in China.

Sujono was certified open water Scuba Diving in NUS days and did couples of diving trips then. He only picked up diving 25 years later when it became popular in China. Diving makes him more aware of environmental damages due to pollution to the sea and global warming.


Sanjay Danani graduated from NUS School of Business with Merit in 1994. He resided at Eusoff Hall during his first year at NUS and represented the hall in football and sepak takraw. He met his kind and beautiful wife of 26 years at NUS and is a proud father of 3 children - never a dull or quiet moment at home.

He started his career with the Public Service Commission at the Ministry of Environment and subsequently the Ministry of Education. Having always had a keen interest in sports and recreation, in 1998 he pursued his ambition to start a sports events company with another fellow graduate from NUS School of Business. The company founded several nationwide sports events of which a few are still being carried out at the grassroots level today. 

After 4 years, in 2002, Sanjay decided to expand commercially and converted the company into a below-the-line advertising agency.
During his stint as MD, the company grew and serviced brands like ESPN Star Sports, Tiger Beer, Toshiba, Guinness, Puma, Nike, Giordano, Carrefour, DKNY, and the Ministry of Health. The company was eventually sold in 2006 to make time and resources to work on something new and fresh in Singapore.

In 2006, Sanjay and his business partner revolutionalised sports and recreation in Singapore by creating a home-grown brand called The Cage and building multiple sports facilities under that brand. Today it has founded Singapore's first indoor football facility of 6000sqm that caters to an average of 55,000 users per month. From the early days, the company believed in the mobile and web revolution that was coming and stayed ahead by being the first adopters of technology with an in-house booking system integrated with ERP and CRM features. The company has always been an early adopter of fintech on both desktop and mobile platforms. In 2008 The Cage was given the Spirit Of Enterprise Award for its efforts in the local SME scene.

In 2012, The Cage built another first - Singapore's Largest Sports Park in Bukit Timah of 90,000 sqm in size. It operates and manages a sports park comprising 4 large football fields, 1 cricket field, 3 indoor 5-aside pitches, and 3 indoor cricket nets that cater to 48,000 users per month. . It also provides additional space for other sports such as 3 paintball arenas, an archery range, 13 tennis courts, 2 indoor basketball courts, and a golf simulator. 

Sanjay is a firm believer in a balanced life and envisages for his company to continue to be part of Singapore’s development and play a part in the country’s master plan to adopt a new way of life of Live, Work, and Play.