Crescent Moon in the Rising Sun
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Sharing session by Talk on Muslims series (TAMU) 2018 Singaporean participants

13 February 2019

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)

© The Japan Foundation Asia Center

Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore, together with The Japan Foundation Asia Centre, are pleased to invite two young Muslims, Ms. Faizah Bte Mohd Salihin and Mr. Mohamad Saiful Bin Md Anuar who represented Singapore at the Exchange with Southeast Asian Muslim Youth — Talk with Muslims series (TAMU) in Japan, to share their experience visiting Japan during the programme. Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) and Nissin Foods will also be sharing what Japan has to offer to Muslim tourists!

Programme Outline

6:00pm — 6:30pm

Registration opens

6:30pm — 6:35pm

Introduction of TAMU Programme:
Ms Saina Nemoto of Embassy of Japan

6:35pm — 6:55pm

Sharing Session by TAMU Participants:

 (1) Reflections on sharing about being Muslim to Japanese Youth:
 Ms. Faizah bte Mohd Salihin

 (2) Isuramu, Conversations with Muslims living in Japan:
 Mr. Mohamad Saiful bin Md Anuar

6:55pm — 7:10pm

Information on travelling around Japan for Muslims:
Ms Tomomi Shigematsu of JNTO

7:10pm — 7:20pm

Video by Nissin Foods on instant noodles and how to make delicious ramen

7:20pm — 7:30pm

Q&A session

7:30pm — 8:00pm

Networking session and tasting of Halal ramen

8:00pm — End

End of Programme
(Prayer rooms will be provided at E-library)

Event Details


Wednesday, 13 February 2019


6:30pm — 8pm (Registration starts 6pm)


Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372



About Exchange with Southeast Asian Muslim Youth — Talk with Muslims series (TAMU)

© The Japan Foundation Asia Center

Exchange with Southeast Asian Muslim Youth — Talk with Muslims series (TAMU) is an annual programme organised by The Japan Foundation Asia Center since 2016.

This programme began with an aim to develop a better understanding of Islam in Japan by bringing together Muslims intellectuals from Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand and Japanese youths who are engaging in and studying social welfare, community empowerment, and socio-religious affairs into a dialogue, to discover each other's cultures, religions, and values.

In 2016, Mr. Goh Muhammad Redhuan, a Project Officer and Research Assistant at Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS), was invited to represent Singapore, and In 2017, it was Mr. Muhammad Ashraf Anwar, a Field Officer at MUIS. Last year, two Singaporeans — Ms. Faizah Bte Mohd Salihin and Mr. Mohamad Saiful Bin Md Anuar, with the assistance of Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP), joined the programme from 4 to 13 November. For more information about the TAMU programme, please visit

About the Speakers

© Faizah Bte Mohd Salihin

Faizah bte Mohd Salihin is a Social Worker at PPIS (Singapore Muslim Women's Association) Family Service Centre. She has been involved in various community work since 2004, including volunteering with Darul Takrim Jamiyah Home for the Aged, Muhammadiyah Welfare Home, Pertapis Children Home, Man Fut Tong Home and HCA Hospice.

A graduate of Singapore University of Social Sciences's School of Human Development and Human Sciences and currently pursuing Diploma in Islamic Studies at Institute for Higher Education Al-Zuhri, she has also been actively contributing to youth group in Kampung Siglap Mosque since 2013 by attending leadership/public-speaking workshops, initiating local and overseas programmes and participating in projects and camps.

© Mohamad Saiful bin Md Anuar

Mohamad Saiful bin Md Anuar is a multi-faceted activist who bridges communities and advocate for diversity and inclusion. For the last 15 years, he has engaged, mentored, and trained community leaders, youths and students on various platform all with the hope of building a more compassionate and cohesive community.

He organised talks on Islamic Arts and Design, and runs an online community of Singapore Muslim Creatives. He currently sits in the founding committee of Muslim Collective Singapore, Singapore’s only intra-faith organisation which engages minority and marginalised Muslim communities in Singapore.

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Where is Japan Creative Centre (JCC)?

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Getting to Japan Creative Centre
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Tel: +65-6737-0434

By Public Bus:
Bus services: 7, 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174E, 502, 502A, 502B (Alight in front of Delfi Orchard)
For latest information on bus routes and fares, please refer to SBS Transit.

By the MRT:
You may also take the MRT to the nearest MRT station, Orchard (NS22).
Train fares, travel times and route maps are available on the SMRT website.

Driving to JCC:

Nearest parking is at Orchard Hotel, Delfi Orchard and Orchard Rendezvous Hotel.

Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 /
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard
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