KopitiamKopitiam is an annual culinary showcase of the best Singaporean food in Boston. Authentic favorites are cooked and prepared entirely by MIT students and affliates who have a passion for cooking. The event is an opportunity for volunteers to learn the art of cooking and for participants to sample the diverse food culture of Singapore. Kopitiam is also promoted as the annual fundraising event of the MITSSS. It is a huge draw for Singaporeans from all over Boston and attracts over 200 students annually. Dishes include chilli crab, chicken rice, and katong laksa.
National DayNational Day is celebrated in MIT as a social get-together for MITSSS members and friends. The celebration is usually held in the second or third week of August, and may or may not coincide with the actual date of Singapore's National Day, 9th of August, itself. National Day (the celebration) is an event of catered food, late-night mahjong, and catching up with friends.
The Annual Welcome BBQThe Annual Welcome BBQ brings together Singaporeans from throughout the greater Boston area for an evening of food and networking. Grab a few moments to relax just as the school term gets going and before work starts piling up. Enjoy Singaporean food on America's favorite cooking implement - the grill!
Chinese New YearChinese New Year is considered the most important traditional Chinese holiday in the Chinese calendar. It is an occasion for friends and family to gather together for food and festivities. The MITSSS also celebrates the Chinese New Year every year, bringing together Singaporeans and non-Singaporeans alike in an environment where CNY is not commonly observed.
The Seniors' Farewell PartyThe Seniors' Farewell Party is our way of wishing graduating Singaporeans in MIT all the best in their future endeavors. It is usually held around the last week of May. After dinner, the agenda is usually karaoke, table tennis, and pool. The more sedentary would not be judged for sitting around and talking to friends.