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In Pictures: Principal's South East Asia Tour

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This year’s Principal’s tour through South East Asia was themed around the question: Asia’s century - are the responsibilities of global power a burden or blessing? King’s Principal and President Professor Sir Richard Trainor hosted exclusive alumni events in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, that explored this question with distinguished alumni and friends of the College.

In Hong Kong, one of the country’s most prominent businessmen, the Honourable Ronald Arculli, explored the idea that a crisis in the West presents opportunities for the East. In Kuala Lumpur Tan Sri Datuk Dr Augustine S H Ong (Organic Chemistry, 1964) spoke about the challenges and future prospects for the inventive culture in Malaysia, and in Singapore Christopher de Souza (Law, 2000) discussed the future role of law and politics in South East Asia.

Each event gave alumni the opportunity to meet old friends, to find out news from the College and its health partners, and to get an update on the progress of the World questions|King’s answers campaign.

During the Hong Kong leg of the trip King’s Alumni Office launched the Connect Hong Kong programme at a special breakfast. The programme is designed to match King’s students on exchange in South East Asia with local alumni mentors. This not only provides students with support and professional development, but engenders networking opportunities and a close alumni community.

A second series of mentoring events is planned for late summer in South East Asia, including a mentoring check-in event for Connect Hong Kong.





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