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Past Public Talk- Life Among Tibetans: A Personal Journey of Joy and Beauty (Zoom)

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Course Information


This fascinating talk will share Mr Han’s unique discoveries of the simplicity and joys of life among Tibetans in the remote region of Yushu in Qinghai Province, China. A chance encounter with a compassionate senior monk led to friendship and close collaboration as friends banded together to help improve the living condition of the poor remote villagers. See stunning pictures of the raw beauty of Yushu and learn about the rich culture and the warmth of the Tibetan people.

Event Details

Date: 17 Sep 2022
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Mode of Instruction: Online via ZOOM
Language: English
Fee: Admission is free


Mr Han Thong Kwang
B Eng (Hons), MSc (Technology Management), National University of Singapore

Mr Han Thong Kwang has a strong background and global experience in the technology industry. He has held senior management roles in manufacturing operations and R&D, and was Vice President of Business Printing Division of Hewlett-Packard Company responsible for developing and launching of the division’s products and solutions, and driving its businesses worldwide. Mr. Han currently sits on the board of Venture Corporation Limited as an Independent Non-executive Director.

Privately, Mr. Han is very active in charitable programs. He has been very involved in programs that improve the living conditions of Tibetans in Qinghai, building and running of a local hospital in a remote village, and organizing medical missions bringing doctors from Singapore, Thailand and China to treat the local villagers. He has also organized medical training classes and exchanges with the local medical practitioners and built accommodations for displaced Tibetan nuns. He is also involved in similar programs in Sri Lanka.

Moderator: Prof Vincent Chong
visiting consultant in the National University Health System


Registration is required. Admission is free.

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