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This event occurred on
March 14, 2024
Singapore, South West

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

UWC South East Asia (Dover Campus)
1207 Dover Road
Singapore, South West, 139654
Event type:
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Alvin Yapp

Founder of The Intan
Peranakan culture is unique to Singapore and the region. Alvin Yapp is a Peranakan and so are his parents. Alvin shares his story of how he champions Peranakan culture by building his own museum and what the future holds for this unique culture.

Arina Khlus

Student at United World College South East Asia (Dover Campus)
Arina Khlus is a Grade 12 National Committee student originally from Belarus. Being born and raised there, she and her family emigrated to Poland in 2021, escaping political persecution in their home country. After living there for a year and a half, she joined UWC in Singapore, following her passion for exploring new things and collaborating with passionate individuals. She is now in her second and final year at UWCSEA. After spending nearly four years away from her home country without the opportunity to return, Arina shares her thoughts on the importance of one's roots, sense of belonging to a community and the power of this connection, however raising the question of whether this can always be considered a positive influence on one's life.

Hugo Saint Martin

Student at United World College South East Asia (Dover Campus)
What are the roots of language? Why should we learn languages? Listen to the perspective of a Polyglot who has lived in 3 different continents.

Nadir Zafar

Chief Experience Officer (CXO) of the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI)
Dr. Nadir Zafar is a perennial community builder with 25 years of hands-on experience. Some of his communities have been a roaring success, and some have not. He has distilled the essence of his learnings of community growth and longevity into a framework he calls the '3 C's of Community'. This framework offers a universal model for building communities that not only grow but thrive over time. Dr. Zafar's expertise promises insights that are valuable to those seeking to build or strengthen communities of any type.

Roye Ganju

Student at United World College South East Asia (Dover Campus)
Roye Ganju is a Grade 11 student who prides himself in a deep sense of connection to his roots. He’s been raised in a Kashmiri Pandit family and has immersed himself in the facets of his culture from a young age. In his Ted Talk, he will focus on explaining the importance of his roots to his life and the importance of staying in touch with one’s roots. Apart from his cultural connection, Roye frequently ponders the latest questions in the world of politics and in his free time enjoys reading widely, collecting great vinyl records and eating a plethora of cuisines.

Violet Lim

Founder of Lunch Actually
Violet Lim shares her personal journey of leaving a stable banking career to dive into the world of entrepreneurship with her matchmaking service, Lunch Actually. She opens up about the fears, uncertainties, and the constant question, "Did I make the right decision?" that she faced along the way. From confronting parental disappointment to embracing the risk of failure, Violet's talk is a deep dive into the challenges of decision-making and the power of trusting one's gut.

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