12 April 2018

Dutch Drinks goes to Shanghai

Dutch Drinks Singapore is a monthly get-together for Dutch expats living in Singapore and a great occasion to meet fellow countrymen in the little red dot we call home for a while.


In January 2018 the committee Dutch Drinks Singapore started with the new members Eline van Dijke-Nouwen and Ruud Kreuk with some ‘fresh’ ideas! The same happened in Shanghai with the Barry Dunselman as the new event committee member of the Nederlandse Vereniging Shanghai also known as NVS.


NVS wants to boost the social events for Dutch expats in Shanghai. Similar to Dutch Drinks Singapore the NVS wants to offer monthly events to explore the finest locations of Shanghai with an open and easy character of bringing people together.


Recently, Dutch Drinks Singapore and NVS started to cooperate closely and share their network. 2018 will be all about new ideas and events without losing the touch of the original meaning of Dutch Drinks; to offer a social & open platform to meet with your friends and future friends at special locations.


To boost the ‘fresh’ start we launch this April in Singapore as well as in Shanghai with the new Dutch Drinks logo. A refreshing new design with the old touch!


Stay tuned via Facebook* for the next event of Dutch Drinks Singapore at 26 April: King’s Night Party at Kult Kafe!


* Link op Facebook naar Dutch Drinks Singapore via @Dutch Drinks Singapore


15 March 2018

‘Effectief communiceren met kinderen’ Intensieve cursus How2talk2kids nu in Singapore!


‘Effectief communiceren met kinderen’
Intensieve cursus How2talk2kids nu in Singapore!


In twee dagen naar een andere manier van communiceren


How2talk2kids is gebaseerd op een andere manier van praten met, en luisteren naar kinderen. De methode reikt praktische handvatten aan voor betere communicatie, waardoor de relatie verdiept en zowel ouders als kinderen meer zelfvertrouwen krijgen. Zo wordt het opvoeden van kinderen van 2 tot 20 jaar veel leuker.

Tijdens de cursu krijg je praktische handvatten aangereikt om beter te communiceren met je kind, op een manier die respectvol is richting het kind en jezelf.

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26 February 2018

Fact Finding Trip to Johor

Dear members of ADB – DutchCham Singapore,


Our colleagues of the Malaysian Dutch Business Council (MDBC) are organising a unique, all inclusive and highly informative opportunity to get a complete update on developments in Johor, on Wednesday 28 & Thursday 29 March 2018, which is also open to members of ADB – DutchCham at the same rate as for MDBC members.


The two day trip will include visits to, and briefings by:


Day 1 – Wednesday, 28 March:
* Senai Airport & Senai Airport City
* Port of Tanjung Pelapas (PTP)
* Medini Iskandar and i2M
* The Day 1 Program will conclude with a Networking Dinner Reception at Sunway Iskandar Sales Gallery in Medini for all participants, host organisations and other stakeholders in Johor.


Day 2 – Thursday, 29 March:
* Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) & Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Johor
* Pengerang Terminals (Dialog / Vopak / Petronas/ Johor Petroleum Development Corporation)



Bus transport, lunches on both days, and the dinner reception are included in the arrangements. 

Participants are responsible for their own transport to Senai Airport with arrival no later than 08:15 hrs on Wednesday, 28 March. At the end of the program on Thursday, 29 March, we expect to be back at Senai Airport at 17:30 hrs (so flights can be booked from 18:30 hrs onward). 

With sufficient participants from Singapore we will look into a convenient pick up / drop off location and arrangements for those driving from Singapore to Johor.

MDBC is also making arrangements for a group hotel booking for 1 night (28 – 29 March).


Participation fee (excl flights to and fro Senai Airport or other own transport, and accommodation):
Day 1: RM 200
Day 2: RM 200
Day 1 & 2: RM 300
In case of space constraints, preference will be accorded to participants who are registered for the full program.  (Fees are excl 6% GST).


To register, kindly fill in the registration form below and forward no later than Friday, 16 March 2018 to the MDBC Secretariat by e mail at  Registration will be acknowledged, and all registered guests will receive our re – confirmation latest by Friday, 23 March with further details; Please contact us if you do not receive this acknowledgement or reconfirmation.  An invoice will be issued upon registration, by MDBC.  MDBC is a GST registered entity with the GST registration number: 000562868224.  By registering, you acknowledge the event guidelines and also agree to forward us the transfer slip as soon as possible.  Please note: Your registration will NOT be confirmed until we receive your payment.


Kindly complete this reply slip and return it to us by e mail ( latest by Friday, 16 March.  If you require a GST invoice, additional information may be required to register.


To join this trip and reserve your seat, kindly indicate the following:

I / We want to join:
O    Day 1 + Day 2
O    Day 1 only
O    Day 2 only
O    Overnight arrangements, MDBC is requested to provide additional details.

I have taken note of the event and registration details. 

I / We would like to join the MDBC 2 Day Fact Finding Trip to Johor on Wednesday, 28 March & Thursday, 29 March 2018.

Company Name (As per GST Registration*):   _____________________________________
           * Address (Of GST Registered entity):   _____________________________________
           * GST Registration No: __________________________________________________
           * Person to invoice:       __________________________________________________
Tel:               ______________________________________
E – Mail:        ______________________________________
* Kindly fill these details in if you require a GST invoice; entities that are not GST required do NOT have to fill in these details.


Name(s) of Participant(s), Designation, E mail, Amount:          

________________________   __________________   __________________   _______
________________________   __________________   __________________   _______


All payments must be made in advance of the event.  There will be NO refund if cancellation is made after 16 March 2018 but substitutions are allowed.  Late cancellations and no shows are still chargeable, no refunds can be extended. 


Fees made payable to the Malaysian Dutch Business Council.
Account Details
Account Name: Malaysian Dutch Business Council
Bank: Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank)
Account Number: 514057 – 188761


Please ensure payee is included and forward us your bank – in or transfer slip! Cheques payable to Malaysian Dutch Business Council.


MDBC is a GST registered business entity carrying the GST registration number 000562868224.  All invoices are inclusive of 6% GST.  If you haven’t already done so, please click here to update your information which will enable us to speed up the issuance of GST claimable invoices for you.


We look forward to your attendance!

With best regards,
MDBC Secretariat
Tel: (603) 2722 8335

11 January 2018

Houthoff targets major expansion of its Tax Team



Houthoff’s tax advisory practice is currently undergoing a major expansion. Houthoff welcomed Paulus Merks to the firm on 1 January, as a new partner in the Tax Team. This follows the recent addition of Peter Josten to the practice group. Overall, the Tax Team is expected to have 30 advisers by the end of the year, doubling its current size.

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6 October 2017

My Reading Room wins prestigious MPAS award


On 26 September, the Media Publishers Association of Singapore (MPAS) recognised the achievements, best practices and top talents of Singapore’s Magazine Publishing Industry at the MPAS Awards Gala 2017.  We would like to thank MPAS for organising this amazing event and for their commitment towards supporting Media Publishers.

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