Welcome to TheBearProject!
We are a local gay community group where size matters. Our events aim to create a friendly environment where bears, cubs, “G-men” and other stocky and big-sized men – as well as the guys who love them – can hang out, exchange ideas and ming

We have shifted to facebook which makes things easier for us logistically. Please look for us at TheBearProject@Facebook
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The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision.
~Lynn Lavner

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Desperate Plea For Help - Noah's Ark Cares

A friend informed us that one of our beneficiaries from our last charity art show requested for support from the public in regards to this unique case of a 72 year old lady who's been living alone with many other strays she had taken in for the past few years. For the whole story, please visit Noah's Ark Cares blog by clicking on the title itself.

We urge those animal lovers, especially those who continues to support SPCA by sending them money & such, to redirect their financial support towards Noah's Ark Cares. They provide these strays with proper vaccination, food, water and most importantly, a home to stay. So once again I urge all of you SPCA supporters, its time to open up your eyes & look at the big picture.

- Asimov_22

Saturday, December 20, 2008

(Closed) New Year's Eve Open House @ Hawk's Place, 31 December 2008, 8pm

Hey Guys, Hawk has graciously invited members of TheBearProject to his home on New Year's Eve for a potluck.

If you are interested, do drop by his place... the open house is for anyone he may know from different circles of friends, it's gay friendly so don't worry.

Date: 31 December 2008, Wednesday
Time: 8pm
Venue: Block 307 Clementi Ave 4, #02-369, S120307
His block is at the very last carpark at the end of Clementi Ave 4 which is a dead end.
You can take bus 284 from clementi interchange and get off at 2nd bus stop.

It's potluck so do bring some finger food, or drinks for yourselves.

This is what he has to say about his parties: "my house parties are never wild, although some people laugh more when they get drunk. harmless fun."

Enjoy! Vitalauto

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Best Tunes/Remixes/Albums of 2008

A few of us in facebook have been compiling our top ten tunes/albums for the year 2008, and we thought would be fun to post them up and maybe to encourage others to talk about theirs. So do drop us your comments and tell us your top ten favourite tunes/remixes/albums!

I'll start, here's My Top 10 tunes of 2008 - (not in any particular order):

01 Stepping Stone . Duffy
(my fave track from the album, Rockferry period! And since Rockferry is my fave album of the year, guess this would be the best song of 2008 for me! Maybe it's the lyrics that hit a nerve or her passionate voice, it brought tears to my eyes the first time i heard this.)

02 Black and Gold . Sam Sparro
(This one is totally addictive! I couldn't stop tapping my feet everytime i hear this! Love the soulful voice!)

03 Blind . Hercules And Love Affair
(enough said abt this... was so good, i did a review earlier on this site!)

04 Green Light/Rope Of Sand . Jamie Lidell
(from one of my fave albums of 2008, can't decide which i like most :) On Greenlight, he sounded like what Sam Cooke would sound like in 2008, pure brilliance! And i love the lyrics of Rope of Sand, a haunting ballad, "So much I don't understand, but one thing I know, every day is a rope of sand, we should be learning to let it go.")

05 Out At The Pictures . Hot Chip
(opening track of their "Made In The Dark" album. It's a madcap, totally delicious & infectious offbeat piece of electro pop. It's New Order going a bit nutty!)

06 Piece Of Me . Britney Spears
(Other than Toxic, I think this is Ms Spears' best song ever! "Blackout" is also her best album ever. Too bad both the song and album were greatly ignored. Actually another track Radar is just as good...)

07 Make You Feel My Love . Adele
(Chills down my spine the first time i heard this. Just a soulful love ballad beautifully sung. At 19, she actually sounded like she has years of experience in love! It's the kind of songs i wish someone would make a love tape with, hahaha)

08 On My Shoulders . The Do
(Think pop-rock sound of The Cardigans meets offbeat creativity of Bjork, that's how i would describe this. Stumble upon them while reading some music magazine, was intrigued and downloaded the whole album. One of my best finds this year. Just love her warbling voice, it's fresh, moving and quirky all at the same time.)

09 Cobrastyle . Robyn
(I was hooked the moment she went "I press trigger, i don't press people's button"... There's so many great tracks on her self-titled album with tracks produced and written by The Knife (Who's That Girl) and the song that brought my attention to Robyn, Konichiwa Bitches. But this is my fave track. It's a 2006 track by Teddybears, a punk rock /ska track. Her version is catchy, fast and totally fun! It's for me the ultimate pop song this year!)

10 Because . Madita
(I have been trying to download her album "Too" :p But only managed to get this song! hahaha, but it's ok cos it's one of my most played songs this year on my ipod. She sounds like Fiona Apple went jazzy. It's the song to play whenever i'm down. Totally perk me up!

Hear from you guys! Vitalauto

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mobile Garden: AN ORIGAMI PROJECT, 23rd Dec 08 - 30th Dec 08

About Mobile Garden:
As an origami based exhibition, Mobile Garden will be showcasing various works by 2 artists, Kelvin Atmadibrata ( Indonesia ) and Rin Ioka ( Japan ). Works exhibited ranging from installation art, origami sculpture, time based art as well as interactive cum origami paintings. This exhibition aims to explore the concept of origami in ways that are uncommon and apply those into the work of contemporary arts. Opening reception will be on 23rd December and it runs until 30th December. Gallery will be closed on Monday 29th and Christmas 25th December. Opens daily from 11pm to 7pm.

About the artists:
Kelvin Atmadibrata, is currently doing his foundation year in NTU School of Arts, Design and Media. His installation works have gone public in exhibitions such as Yellow Ribbon Project Community Art Exhibitions 2008 held in November and Market for Artists and Designers held in June. Mobile Garden will be his first duet exhibition. His other works have also been exhibited in events such as ATC on Parade, Pameran Poskad 2008 and APPLE on Canvas. His main interest is in exploring the relationship between children and adults, what differentiate them and what are the parallelism between the two. Mostly conveying the ideas in installation works, he has been trying to further explore on various fields such as paintings and performance art

Rin Ioka is a full time kindergarden teacher who is an artist and a singer at the same time. Her band KaRinBa has performed widely in Tokyo and her works have gone national level in Japan. Her main subject matter is in exploring the idea of memories and how important to preserve them. She likes to combine all her three jobs into her installation works, creating a vibrant piece filled with craft, music and concept. Mobile Garden will be her second exhibition in Singapore, the first being Pameran Poskad 2008. She also does photography and clays as parts of her works which at times, she brightens them with found objects and readymates.

Exhibition runs from 23rd - 30th Dec 08
Tuesdays to Sundays, 11:30am - 7pm
Forth Gallery, 69 Pagoda St, 2nd Floor


Monday, December 15, 2008

(Closed)"Pre" X'mas Pot-luck Picnic @ Sentosa Siloso Beach, 20th Dec '08

Thank you to all of you guys who turned up and brought us those delicious goodies and munchies and what not! It was certainly difficult to wake up so early running to Tiong Bahru to get their famous char-siew paos and then rush to VivoCity so early in the day. I wanna thank you all for that! Oh also, thank the gods it didn't pour today! :)

Sorry to inform all that Siloso Beach is 1/2 closed due to their preparations for New Year's Party. Therefore, we will move to Palawan Beach instead! I have sent all of those who are going an email, please check! We will still be meeting at the same time & place, just the destination is changed.

I think the last time we tried to organize a Sentosa outing, it got canceled due to the Pink Picnic, Indignation 2007... Anyways, this time round we're going there for a fabulicious picnic under the sun, amidst the sandy shores, the gentle winds and not forgetting the *gulp* "sights"...

We will be spending the mid-morning till the evening when the sun sets, please feel free to bring along your personal stereos, swimming trunks & costumes, suntan lotions, frisbees... Does anyone have a volleyball???

Oh oh oh and most importantly, we need to hammer out who is going to bring what kind of food for the pot-luck picnic too. Typical examples would be sandwiches, fish fingers, chicken wings, pastries, pies, Kebabs etc. (U get my drift... something light yet sustainable :)

So for those who are confirmed going, I will put their names down and what food they would like to bring. I will need volunteers to help bring drinks, especially those who drives a car. Here are a list of things that I need volunteering:
  1. Driver/s - Transport for drinks, icebox etc. (1 will do) -> 2xist_Thong
  2. Picnic mats (Depending on how many will be going, I suppose... 5 mats?) Currently only have 2
  3. Paper plates/cups/serviettes -> Asimov_22
The post will close on 18th Dec, so please sign up early. Looking forward to seeing you guys again!

Asimov_22 & VitalAuto

  • Vitalauto & Universek - ???
  • Asimov_22 + Rookcub - Otah & Nasi Lemak
  • Getafix21 - ???
  • 2xist_Thong – Curry Puffs
  • Xiaoyao – Guo Tie
  • Davdaf + 2 friends - Waffles
  • Hanzi + friend - Creampuffs
  • Kit_sg - Chicken wings or drums
  • Saon6 - ???
  • Divineseeker - Homemade Pie
  • Otto, Han & Mantou - ???
  • TVfan82 - Carrot cake
  • Brick - Assorted Dim Sum
  • Lightage – Mash Potato
  • Guyalvino - Fish Balls
  • FireGunz - Fried Rice

Sunday, December 14, 2008

*Deadline Extended* A Story Writing Contest, brought to you by TheBearProject & TengaTango

A big thank you to those who have already sent us their entries, we have decided to extend the deadline to a later date next year as we know almost everybody are zooming in and out of the country especially when it comes to the end of the year, or simply being occupied with Christmas and what not...

New deadline is on: 11th January 2009, Sunday

Currently we already received 6 stories from participants! Please send us your stories soon cos' the deadline is coming up! Thank you to those who participated! Its been a really exciting experience reading your stories :)

Greetings fellow bears, bear-hunters and friends!

After such a "long" break from our Charity Art Show, here's something new for all of you to get excited about! We will be holding a story-writing competition in association with TengaTango's Tenga - the new adult novelty concept specifically for men! For those who've been to Taipei or Tokyo, I'm very sure you have heard of this product. For those who don't, please go take a look at their website -> here. TengaTango is kind enough to sponsor us several units of these deliciously fabulous cups for our winning writers who are able to tease us off our feet.

The Deal:
Write a hot, steamy and sexy short story, within a minimum of 500 words that revolves around a sex toy! The story can be about ANYTHING (not necessarily sex). You can create fictitious characters, scenarios or even relate a real story. Most importantly be creative and don't forget to include a sex toy!!! Winners will be picked by our committee according to how well the story is written, how creative it is and how sexy it is! We will be putting up 6 finalists' stories (depending on the number of entries) for public voting on the blog and the committee will have the final say, taking into account the votes cast.

Submission Details:
1. Please email your entries to thebearproject@gmail.com
2. Have your email titled as "Story writing competition", easier for us to differentiate.
3. Include your name (nickname is fine), contact number & email address
4. You can attach your stories to us in any readable formats (ie. DOC, PDF, TXT etc.) or simply in the email itself. Please indicate to us clearly the start and the end of the story if so.

Submission deadline: (Extended!!!)
11th January 2009, Sunday

So what are you waiting for? Start those creative juices flowing now! :D

Our Sponsor:
TengaTango's Tenga - an adult novelty for men! Incorporating ergonomically and anatomically-correct designs, Tenga masturbation cups offer precise sensual pressures on the manhood for the most intense orgasms. Tenga cups mimic realistic sexual positions for ultimate male masturbation pleasure. Revive your sex life and drive yourself mad with pleasurable delights!

Here is a YouTube video that will further explain what Tenga is:

You are able to purchase them online at the local website here, going for USD$21.90 each. Pretty cheap as compared to those super expensive sex toys imported directly from Japan & the US that are sold here locally. For more information of these fabulous creations please visit their websites:

So please remember to submit your entries if you want to win one of these Tenga cups as there are a total of 6 to be given away to the best stories!

Thank you all & best of Luck!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

(Closed)Trail Walk @ The Southern Ridges, Sunday 30 November '08, 8.30am

Thanks to VitalAuto who organized this trail walk! Honestly, I didn't expect it to be this... erm, tiring. Well blame it on my physical condition! Anyways, it was quite fun exploring the nature parks with friends and very soon hopefully, we'll have the Pulau Ubin cycling trip sometime soon next year! - Asimov_22

Note: Change in Venue to meet!
We have decided to meet at VivoCity Interchange (opposite VivoCity, can have breakfast first at hawker centre). We'll be walking the other way around, starting from VivoCity. Sorry for the last minute change cos after discussing with Xiaoyao who has done the walk, it's easier to start at VivoCity and walk from there, he'll be our guide :) It's also an easier location to meet up. Please do help to inform your fellow friends who are joining us for the walk! Thanks!

It's been months since our last outdoor events (Paintball Warfare & Pulau Ubin)! I thought we should all checkout The Southern Ridges Trail Walk.

The 9km chain of green spaces spans across Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, Kent Ridge Park and ends at West Coast Park, each seamlessly linked by foot trails and connection bridges.

For our trail walk, the journey starts at VivoCity where we will gather.

For this walk, we will cover:
Canopy Walk

Telok Blangah Hill Park

Alexandra Arch

Henderson Waves

Mount Faber Park

and the trip will end in Kent Ridge Park where we will head to somewhere (suggestions?) for a nice lunch :)

Here's pictures from someone's flickr site to give you an idea what this trail walk covers.
Kent Ridge Park to HortPark
HortPark to Telok Blangah Hill Park via Alexandra Arch
Telok Blangah Hill Park to Mount Faber Park via Henderson Waves
Mount Faber Park to Harbourfront MRT

So hope to see many of you there at the trail walk :) I know it's early, but hey, it's just one sunday! :p It's fresh air, exercise and beautiful sites!

Date: 30 November, Sunday
Time: 8.30am
Venue to meet: Interchange opposite VivoCity

See you guys soon!

Don't be late! It gets really hot, really fast. So we should start early while it’s a little cooler. From different sites I've read, it takes about four hours to complete the whole walk at a moderate pace. More if you want to take in the sights.

Please bring: lots of water, snacks, sunblock, a cap. Wear good walking shoes and clothes you can perspire in.


  • asimov_22
  • rookcub
  • vitalauto
  • universek
  • bearyhorny
  • chubbies
  • saon6
  • xiaoyao +bf
  • tvfan82
  • dlch + friend
  • tuckcts
  • piggiewiggie
  • han
  • otto
  • mantou
  • hawk
  • lightage
  • balenciaga
  • kit_sg
  • koala_chan
  • quest
  • bengzom
  • xinci
  • odac
  • stonedwin
  • tigera_99 (welcome back!)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

(CLOSED) Cape No.7 (海角七号), Friday 28 November 2008, 9.30pm

Timing is confirmed at 9.30pm!

The Most Successful Taiwanese Film of All Time!
This looks like a good movie based on the trailers i have seen. It has been nominated for 9 Golden Horse awards including Best Picture.

Check out the trailer here.

Aga left Hengchun for Taipei in the hope of becoming the singer in a band. After ten years of hard work, he returns home, his dream unfulfilled, and soon gets a job at the local post office. Tomoko is a Japanese model going down in popularity who is just asked to put together a local warm-up band for an upcoming Japanese super star beach concert to be held in Hengchun. However, recruiting the band members proves to be difficult a task as the search for the famous seven samurai. Still, seven ordinary Hengchun residents end up forming the band. One day, Aga receives a parcel from Japan not meant for him – in fact, it was to have been delivered at Cape No.7., an address that doesn’t exist anymore… But even though he cannot find the address, Aga doesn’t return the parcel to Japan. Rather, he opens it to find love letters written some 60 years ago by a Japanese teacher and addressed to a Taiwanese girl he was deeply in love with, but had to leave behind Taiwan. During the process of putting the band together, Aga and Tomoko are constantly at odds with each other, but thanks to the love letters, their conflict-ridden relationship slowly turns into love. And even though they eventually find the lady the parcel was meant for, it seems that Aga and Tomoko are destined to follow the same footsteps as the girl and the teacher in their own love story… Tomoko must now decide whether she will stay together with Aga or go back to Japan alone.

Date: 28 November 2008
Time: 9.30pm
Venue: The Cathay (the one next to Plaza Singapura)
Dinner will probably be at Plaza Singapura Foodcourt

The movie is in Mandarin, Japanese and Taiwanese with Chinese and English subtitles. After so many hollywood blockbusters, think this would be a nice change of pace. Do join us for the movie! Hope to see you guys soon!

ps. Do get back to us by Wednesday, 26 November 2008, 6pm. So that I can get good tickets!

  • Vitalauto
  • Universek
  • Kit_sg
  • Han
  • Divineseeker
  • Crewcut
  • Saltwetfish
  • Stockysg + bf
  • Timmie_sg
  • Axiancub
  • Cub4U33
  • Tanuki
  • Sgcub + 2 friends
  • Tigera_99

Monday, October 27, 2008

(Closed)Tropic Thunder, 01 November '08, Saturday, 9.30pm

Time has been confirmed!

The movie i've been waiting is finally here! Looks set to be a really funny movie... you can't go wrong putting, Jack Black, Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr together plus a host of hollywood cameo by Tom Cruise, Tobey Maguire, etc. It has garnered rave reviews:

"...a knockout of a comedy that keeps you laughing constantly." – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone (A-)

"...finds big laughs in the trenches of creative self-absorption." – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly (A)

"...this may be the first popcorn comedy that plainly -- and repeatedly -- bites the hackneyed hand that feeds it." – Bill Gibron, filmcritic.com (B+)

A group of self-absorbed actors set out to make the most expensive war film. But after ballooning costs force the studio to cancel the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast into the jungles of Southeast Asia, where they encounter real bad guys.

So come and join us for a night of good fun and laughs!

Date: 01 November, 2008, Saturday
Time: 9.30pm
Venue: GV
Marina Square
We will probably meet up for dinner before the movie at the Marina Square foodcourt, details to come.

I know this is planned in a short notice, but do sign up asap by 30 October, Thursday, 6pm. Just wanna make sure we get good seats!

The Troopers:
  • Vitalauto
  • Universek
  • Stockysg
  • Asimov_22
  • Rookcub
  • XiaoYao
  • Balenciaga

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

(Closed) Vicky Cristina Barcelona, 25th Oct 08, Saturday

Guys I've changed the deadline to 23rd Oct 1500 Hrs cos the cinema is damn small so might not have enough seats by midnight! Thanks :)

Love love love Scarlett Johansson!!! & of course, Sassy Penelope Cruz just spins the whole plot inside out, another magnificent combo! Directed by Woody Allen, my all time favorite director, who would wanna miss this?

Here's the synopsis:

"Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlet Johansson) visit Barcelona for their summer, staying with Vicky's distant relative Judy (Patricia Clarkson) and her husband, Mark Nash (Kevin Dunn). A Narrator (voice of Christopher Evan Welch), present throughout the film, describes the two friends: Vicky is practical and traditional in her approach to love and commitment, and is engaged to the reliable but unromantic Doug (Chris Messina). She is in Barcelona getting her masters in Catalan Identity, a project spawned by her love of the works of Gaudí, and is emotionally moved by Spanish guitar. Cristina, on the other hand, is spontaneous and unsure of what she wants in life. She is just out of a relationship and wants to get over the bad time she had making a 12-minute film about Love." - Synopsis Taken from IMDB

Date: 25th Oct 08, Sat
Time: 7:00pm (dinner before that?)
Venue: GV VivoCity

Please sign up by 23rd Oct 1500 Hrs, easier for me to get good tickets!

Who wants to go to Barcelona?
  • Asimov_22
  • TVfan82
  • Getafix21
  • Balenciaga
  • Vitalauto
  • Universek
  • Martinn
  • Hanzi

"Women Who Love Women – Conversations in Singapore" is now available Online!

"One of the few documentaries ever made about lesbians in Singapore, this documentary, filmed in 2006 uses interview footage with three Singaporean lesbians -Amanda Lee, Sabrina Renee Chong and Gea Swee Jean, to get a rare glimpse into lesbian lives in Singapore. Intimate and often candid, these lesbians share about their lives and loves and their views on topics such as coming out and relationships. Sometimes heartbreaking, and often times, funny, the documentary captures the lives of lesbians who have chosen to live authentically and is a testament to the courage, tenacity and experiences of lesbians living in Singapore"

Made Singapore history because the film was screened at the Singapore International Film Festival (5 screenings) and Sinema.sg (15 screenings).
Now available online -

Made possible because of Su-Lin's can do spirit.
Thank you for showing us - That, it IS possible.

To find out more about the film -

Thanks to Eileena for highlighting this... do check it out, it's very good :) – Vitalauto

Monday, September 29, 2008

(CLOSED) EAGLE EYE, October 5th 2008, Sunday, 7.20pm

Sorry Changed in Time and Location, pls see below for details! I will personally contact you too!

Hey Guys, we are back with another movie outing! Sorry, been busy with work! :)

This is the movie I've been wanting to watch ever since i saw the trailer. Starring the new IT boy, Shia LeBeouf (Transformers, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull, Disturbia, Constantine), directed by D. J. Caruso (Disturbia, Two for the Money, The Salton Sea) and produced by Steven Spielberg.


Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations--using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move. As the situation escalates, these two ordinary people become the country's most wanted fugitives, who must work together to discover what is really happening--and more importantly, why.

Date: 5 October 2008, Sunday
Time: 7.20pm
Venue: Orchard Cineleisure

Hope to see you guys again! Do sign up by Thursday, 2 October, 6pm giving me enough time to get the tickets :) See ya soon!

The Eager-Eyed Ones:
  • Vitalauto
  • Universek
  • Martinn
  • Otto
  • Han
  • Saltwetfish
  • Crewcut
  • TVfan82
  • Kit_sg
  • Tanuki
  • Cub4U33
  • Hawk

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

(Closed) Yoga Lesson for TheBearProject Members - by Leonic Yoga

Post is closed, enjoy your yoga session guys! For those who missed this opportunity, please visit leonicyoga.blogspot.com for more information. Hello friends! Good news for those avid yoga practitioners, fellow bears who are into yoga and yoga-curious people! A good friend of ours, Leonard Se (from Leonic Yoga) had approached me & VitalAuto to offer his yoga services and his extensive yoga knowledge exclusively for us!

Here is an excerpt taken from his blog, leonicyoga.blogspot.com which i found it inspiring:

"As Yoga totally embraces our mind, body & spirit, regular practice can help change a negative mindset by offering inner peace and an ability to face upheavals and deal with problems. The benefits of yoga seem to be endless. It is perfectly adaptable to all kinds of lifestyles – Eastern, Western, children and adults. It can replace the so-called buzzes of alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and other stimulants with a wonderful sense of energy release. Practicing Yoga has helped me to quit smoking, a habit I’ve had for 28 years. It is a fabulous way to tone and strengthen our bodies and relax our mind."

By working with Leonard on this, we are glad to announce that he will be conducting this first lesson as a complimentary lesson only for TBP members. He will be conducting Hatha Yoga as an introductory lesson for us. Below are the details:

Venue: 11 Haji Lane
Date: 30th Sept 08, Tuesday
Time: 8pm

Closing date for RSVP will be on 26th Sept, Friday. Therefore, please RSVP early!!! For more information about Leonic Yoga, please visit http://leonicyoga.blogspot.com

List of Interested members:
  • Vitalauto
  • Universek
  • Martinn
  • Musclecraz
  • Divineseeker
  • Powa
  • Hawk

Friday, August 22, 2008

(CLOSED) WALL-E, August 29th 2008, Friday, 7.30pm

Timing is updated!

Waited damned long for this movie, cos the movie distributor wanted to wait for the school holidays! Everywhere else in the world has already shown this movie! Finally it's here, yay! It's directed by Andrew Stanton, who also directed the wonderful Finding Nemo.

This has been rated as one of the best movies of the year by many reviewers –
Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert: A-
"...an enthralling animated film, a visual wonderment and a decent science-fiction story."
Boston Globe, Ty Burr: A
"...a major visionary work, a sci-fi parable of astonishing scope and depth..."
filmcritic.com, Sean O'Connell : A
"WALL-E, the studio's ninth full-length feature and second from director Andrew Stanton, catapults to the head of Pixar's illustrious class."
Los Angeles Times, Kenneth Turan: A
"Groundbreaking yet familiar, part romance, part sci-fi, Pixar's latest work is wonderful and full of wonder."

Need I say more?!

Date: August 29th 2008
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Orchard Cineleisure

After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL-E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, WALL-E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most exciting and imaginative comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen. Joining WALL-E on his fantastic journey across a universe of never-before-imagined visions of the future, is a hilarious cast of characters including a pet cockroach, and a heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots.

check out the website for details and goodies like games and wallpapers (very cute) :)

So come join us for this great movie! Do sign up by August 27, Wednesday, 12pm, I expect the tickets to be snapped up by all the kids! I'll need to get the tickets as soon as possible.

So see ya! Vitalauto

The Misfits:
  • Universek
  • Vitalauto
  • Xiaoyao
  • Tanuki
  • Cub4U33
  • Hanzi
  • Phoenyx
  • Saon6
  • Tvfan82
  • Piggiewiggie

Sunday, August 17, 2008

(CLOSED) PAINTBALL WARFARE! 24th August 08, Sunday, 9am

Hey hey, I've emailed the details to all the people who have enrolled in the paintball... if you didn't get that email somehow, please let me know! The rest who got the email, pls kindly acknowledge, so i know everything's in place :) Thanks!

Hey guys, it's that time of the year, we get our ass out from our homes to the outdoors! Well, last year, we had the Pulau Ubin Cycling Trip which i fared so terribly! :p So this year, let's do something i'm more comfortable with hahaha :) It's Paintball Warfare @ Red Dynasty Paintball Park. To find out what paintball is, check out this site. You'll also get to know the place better as well as the rates.

Date: 24th August 2008, Sunday
Time: 9–11am (roughly 2 hours)
Venue: Red Dynasty Paintball Park, (Bottle Tree Park, 81 Lorong Chencharu, Yishun)
Price: $50 per person

Hope to hear from you guys soon! Thanks!

The Warrior-Princesses:

  • Universek
  • Vitalauto
  • Asimov_22
  • Rookcub
  • Bengzom
  • Quest
  • Cici
  • Hardcore
  • Hellridered
  • Divineseeker
  • Jake
  • Odac
  • Snowtiger
  • Kit_sg
  • Nickelodeon
  • Alaskan
  • Siberian
  • Lostsheep
  • Bearyhorny
  • Wickedness
  • Hanzi
  • Sliversurfer
  • Taz
  • Stupidboy

Thursday, August 14, 2008

"Bear-y gay" - Article from Fridae.com, by David Cheong

August 12, 2008
Bear-y gay
By David Cheong

Bears, musclebears, G-men... the lines seem to be blurring in Singapore and elsewhere in Asia as the subculture becomes increasingly visible. David Cheong highlights TheBearProject Charity Art Show to be held this Saturday and gives readers an introduction to this group of heavy-set men.

One of my British friends always has the same argument with me. “You can think what you want, but there is no way that you guys can be called bears,” he says hotly. “Bears are big and hairy gay men. If you’re not hairy, you’re not a bear.” I always have the same retort. To say that smooth, hairless Asians can’t be bears is to subscribe to some sort of Western imperialist ideal. Yes, the bear subculture that turned its back on the smooth, lean and urban gay stereotype did originate in the US and has become extremely popular in certain parts of Europe, but it doesn’t mean that the concept of a gay bear is exclusively Western and can’t be re-interpreted in another part of the world.

From the top: G-Men magazine, one of the top-selling bear/G-men-related magazines in Asia; artworks from the TheBearProject Charity Art Show: One Leg Up (charcoal on paper) by well known New York-based Singapore artist Jimmy Ong, Stuck in Ecstasy (acrylic on canvas) by Brian Ho and Hong Kong #64 (photographic print with frame) by Kay Chin.
As a matter of fact it already has, whether Western purists approve or not. In Asia, monthly Japanese magazine G-Men was the first to idolise the stocky, ultra-masculine gay Asian man sporting a crewcut and goatee. Since then, the “G-Man” look has been highly sought-after and copied by thousands of young gay men in countries like Taiwan and Hong Kong. And just like in the West, these burly, powerful and often fat guys (so far removed from the Western stereotype of the beautiful, slim gay Asian boy) also quickly became known as “bears.”

Today, Asian bear culture is thriving not just in Japan but within little bear communities established in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. In Taiwan, the unofficial Asian “bear capital,” the bear stereotype has even gained enough mass acceptance to emerge as a mainstream gay look. Rambunctious and physical (think knee-length shorts, chunky shoes and lots of hugging), Asian bears maintain a fairly tight regional network - getting to know each other on the Internet and making it a point to visit each other when they go travelling. They hang out in dedicated bear saunas, or gulp down drinks over Chinese karaoke in bear bars like New Wally Matt and Red Point Café in Hong Kong, Same and the now-defunct Oso in Singapore and the Bearbie Bar in Bangkok. There’s even a “Little Bear Village” near Ximending in Taipei and “bear parties” in Taipei and Hong Kong.

Back in Singapore, bear culture is still nascent - hampered somewhat by persistent prejudices against heavier-set gay men whose bodies don’t conform to the tanned, V-shaped ideal. But Singapore bears are growing in confidence and making their presence felt with the formation of Singapore’s first bear community group TheBearProject (TBP).

“I started the group partly because I wanted to dispel the notion that fatter guys had low self-esteem and didn’t like going out and having fun,” says 27-year-old Ernest Yeo, who founded TBP with fellow bear Gary Lim.

“Actually, a lot of us already knew each other, so I thought why not organise activities like going to the movies or playing badminton so that we can get together on a regular basis?” The group now boasts about 120 members and it recently celebrated its first anniversary with a raucous party at Play, a dance club. According to its founders, TBP is inclusive, meaning that you do not need to be a bear to join. But assimilation is decidedly smoother if you already have the required physique. And if you’re a musclebear, you’re definitely an A-lister!

Last year, TheBearProject made its debut when about 20 of its members turned up for The Pink Picnic at the Botanic Gardens. This year, the group decided to organise an event on its own for the Indignation festival. “We thought that since quite a few of us were in the creative industries, why not organise a little art show of our own works, and auction them off to our members for charity?” says Ernest. “It would make a nice change from the usual movie outings and social get-togethers and also be a chance to do something for our community. And I guess there’s a wackiness to the idea of big heavy guys peddling fine art.”

The result is TheBearProject Charity Art Show, featuring almost 20 works from TBP members and guest artists that the organisers know personally. Open to the wider gay community in Singapore, the works will be exhibited on August 16 at Play and auctioned off for charity the same night. In addition to artwork by 10 TBP members, there are contributions from noted lesbian artists Genevieve Chua and Felicia Low, concept artist Heman Chong, painter Jeremy Sharma and photographers Tay Kay Chin and Chan Wai Teik. Proceeds will be donated to The Triangle Project, a charity initiative of The Necessary Stage that provides opportunities for the less privileged to watch theatre, as well as a number of other charities.

“It’s one of the last events on the Indignation calendar and we hope everyone can come down to see the works and support a good cause,” says Ernest. “It’s being held in a club, which is not a typical art venue, but that gives the show quite a cool, underground feel.”

Looking ahead, TheBearProject’s founders say they want to grow the group even more and help get its members more involved in the activities of the wider gay community. “A bunch of us helped the Pelangi Pride Centre move to Little India. We enjoyed ourselves and I think they appreciated the extra muscle power!” TBP also hopes to link up with similar bear groups in Hong Kong and Taiwan for more regional events. Bear Olympics, anyone?

You can find out more out TheBearProject at its website http://www.thebearproject.com.

TheBearProject Charity Art Show will be held on Aug 16 at Play on Tanjong Pagar Road, from 8pm to 9.30pm. This is a private event, so you will need to RSVP at thebearproject.charity@gmail.com to attend. All the works can be viewed online in advance of the event at http://thebearprojectcharityartshow.blogspot.com.

Monday, August 4, 2008

RSVP! TheBearProject Charity Art Show @ Play, 7:30 pm, 16th August 08

The art work for the Charity Art Show are available for viewing at thebearprojectcharityartshow.blogspot.com

Please feel free to browse through them. To order for you to attend this event, please RSVP with by providing us with your:

1) Name
2) Contact no.
3) Email address

to thebearproject.charity@gmail.com

Date: 16 August, 2008 (Saturday)
Venue: Play (21 Tanjong Pagar Road)
Time: 7.30pm onwards

RSVP will close on 14th August 08, midnight. Please register with us early!

Let me do a brief recap of what this event is all about:

TheBearProject Charity Art Show

Having established ourselves as a sub-group of the local gay community, we feel the need to go beyond organizing social-networking activities and give something back to society. Seeing that many of our members are from the creative industries, we’ve decided that our first community charity event will be an auction of artwork created by our members. We hope the event will not just strengthen bonds within the group, but also further promote awareness of social responsibility in the gay community.

TheBearProject Charity Art Show features art pieces by 10 members of our group, comprising cartoons, oil paintings and photographic prints. In addition, we are proud to also feature several prominent local artists at the art auction. Our “Friends of TheBearProject” – including conceptual artists Heman Chong and Felicia Low, visual artists Jeremy Sharma and Genevieve Chua, and photographers Tay Kay Chin and Chan Wai Teik - have kindly donated original works in aid of the auction.

All proceeds from the auction will go to The Triangle Project, a community project run by theatre group The Necessary Stage. The Triangle Project was started in 1992 with the aim of providing opportunities for the less privileged to watch theatre. The scheme has proven to be very successful and previous beneficiaries of scheme include The Tent, Grace Haven, Singapore Cheshire Home, SINDA, Muhamadiyah Welfare Home, the Before and After School Care programmes of Family Service Centres, members of the Society for the Physically Disabled and people with HIV/AIDS. We will also donate some of the funds to other minor beneficiaries anonymously.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Indignation 2008 – Building Bridges

Hey guys and gal
Indignation is around the corner again! Here's a few events I would like to highlight, do show your support... but of course, if you can make it, you should try to make it for all their events :) Check out their site for more details! A special note... the intro video for the main page is created by none other than our very own Odac!


It's our very own Otto!!! So how can you not be there?!! e'nuff said!

Otto Fong was a highly regarded Science teacher in Raffles Institution. This year, he just published the first in a series of comic books about Science.

In this event, he shares his experience of coming out to the nation as a gay teacher, how the controversy impacted his life, and how it gave him courage to pursue his lifelong dream of being a fulltime comic artist.

Date: Saturday, 2 August 2008
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: 72-13

INDIGNATION 2008: 同不同2–異族 (check out the page)

It's our very own Otto again!!! Limelight whore! (hee hee... kidding, you know we love you!)

This year, we are bringing back a classic which explores gay issues in Singapore Chinese theatre. Performed in 1992, Another Tribe was written by Otto Fong and is the first local Chinese play to explore gay issues. The original cast, Jackie Liu and Kevin How will be reading for their own roles from over 10 years ago. Together with Otto Fong and the director Kok Heng Leun, they will be present to share with the audience their experiences and thoughts while embarking on such a taboo topic at that time. Renowned writer and playwright Quah Sy Ren will also be on the panel to comment on the play as critic and audience.

Performed in Mandarin.

Date: Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Time: 7:30 pm

(check out the page)

See you guys there in PINK! Come join us for a relaxing afternoon picnic :)

Don’t come dressed in pink. Don’t come with your friends. Don’t come with your family. Don’t come with your pets.

Or that’s what they say.


Join us as we paint the Botanic Gardens pink once again! Come in pink, bring a pink picnic mat, or even bring a pink feather boa! Most important, it’s a picnic, so bring food!

This is an informal event for all, regardless of age, race, language, religion or sexual orientation. Your pink against the green of the Botanic Garden. It will be unforgettable

Date: Saturday, 9 August 2008
Time: 4:30 - late
Venue: Symphony Lake, Botanic Gardens

And of course our very own
(check out the page)

See the full posting below! This is the event you MUST attend! :p

Date: Saturday, 16 August 2008
Time: 7 - 10 pm
Venue: Play

Ok hope to see all of you at the events and start building bridges!

(Closed) The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Sunday 3rd August 2008, 7.25pm

Note: Venue change, it's at Orchard Cineleisure

Movie outing is BACK after a few weeks of break due to preparation for TheBearProject Party. Hope everybody who turned up to support us, had a good time!
Well, I had a great time :) But unfortunately being the game host, didn't get to know many new faces. So hope you guys would join us for our other outings as well, like this movie!

I must say the trailer looks great! :p Check out the site for more info.

Explorer Rick O'Connell to combat the resurrected Han Emperor in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas. Rick is joined in this all-new adventure by son Alex, wife Evelyn and her brother, Jonathan. And this time, the O'Connells must stop a mummy awoken from a 2,000-year-old curse who threatens to plunge the world into his merciless, unending service. Doomed by a double-crossing sorceress to spend eternity in suspended animation, China's ruthless Dragon Emperor and his 10,000 warriors have laid forgotten for eons, entombed in clay as a vast, silent terra cotta army. But when dashing adventurer Alex O'Connell is tricked into awakening the ruler from eternal slumber, the reckless young archaeologist must seek the help of the only people who know more than he does about taking down the undead: his parents. As the monarch roars back to life, our heroes find his quest for world domination has only intensified over the millennia. Striding the Far East with unimaginable supernatural powers, the Emperor Mummy will rouse his legion as an unstoppable, otherworldly force... unless the O'Connells can stop him first.

Date: 3rd August 2008, Sunday
Venue: Orchard Cineleisure
Time: 7.25pm

Ok do sign up as soon as possible! Hope to see you guys soon!
lovingly as always, Vitalauto

The Aventurers:
  • Universek
  • Vitalauto
  • Kit_sg
  • Tanuki
  • Cub4U33
  • Crewcut
  • SaltWetFish
  • Sgcub + 2 Friends
  • Hawk

Friday, July 25, 2008

(CLOSED) TheBearProject's 1st Anniversary Party - The Bear Olympics 2008

Time of the party has been changed to 6:30pm due to certain constraints.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
TheBearProject Proudly Presents:
TheBearProject 1st Anniversary Party - The Bear Olympics 2008
An evening of get-together, filled with games, food, drinks & fun!

Thank you all for RSVP-ing with us early. I apologize for the prompt closure for the RSVP dates cos we have to proceed with the meticulous logistics and planning so that we won't screw anything up! Looking forward to see you guys soon!

Let me recap the details of the event again:

Event: TheBearProject 1st Anniversary Party: The Bear Olympics
Date: 26th July 08, Saturday
Time: 6:30pm - 10pm
Venue: Play (21 Tanjong Pagar Rd, #01-2/3/4, Singapore 088444)
Ticket Price: $30 (*Includes 2 alcoholic drinks & buffet dinner)
Dress code: STRICTLY Sports-wear (in tune with Bear Olympics!)

Remember guys, SPORTS WEAR SPORTS WEAR SPORTS WEAR... anyone wearing jeans will be immediately stripped bare!!! *Not that I didn't warn you ok... kekeke Those who wear swim trunks will get incentives!!! LOL :P

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

TheBearProject Anniversary Party @ Play: WHAT TO WEAR?!!!

For people who are wondering what to wear, here's a visual suggestion :)
Hopefully it'll inspire you to dress up! See you guys soon!

Monday, July 14, 2008

WII Fit Hula Hoops... Bringing gameplay to another whole new level!

Something I came across by accident and I cried while laughing my head off... Not that its relevant to anything... just something I thought should be shared!

Monday, July 7, 2008

(CLOSED) Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, Sunday 13 July 2008

Listing is confirmed... Note: Location has been changed!

Yes, he's back! and it's again directed by Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrith, The Orphanage, Blade II) ! Saw the trailer and it reminds me of Pan's Labyrith, it should be great!

Date: 13 July 2008, Sunday
Venue: GV Plaza, Hall 8
Time: 7pm

Ok hope to see you guys soon, do sign up asap cos need to get tickets, I'm expecting it to be a very popular movie. Do reply by 10 July 2008, 6pm, thanks!

The Army:
  • Universek
  • Vitalauto
  • Han
  • Otto
  • Tanuki
  • Cub4U33
  • Relicz
  • Stockystud
  • Saltwetfish
  • Crewcut
  • Kit_sg
  • Stonedwin
  • Odac

Monday, June 23, 2008

Invitation to Otto Fong's book launch @ Singapore Toy & Comic Convention, 27th - 29th June 2008

I am not sure whether you guys know about this event that is happening on the 28th June 08 - Singapore's 1st Singapore Toy & Comic Convention! So avid comic-readers, PC/Console gamers (especially Final Fantasy fanatics and those classic RPGs addicts) or even toy collectors should all participate and gear up for this unique event!

Our dear friend Otto Fong, will be having his 1st ever Book Launch at this event too! So please everyone should go on down to Suntec to lend him your support!

Here's a video Otto put it up on his blog about his book launch:

Below are the details:

Date: 28th & 29th June 08
Opening Time: 11am - 9pm
Venue: Suntec Convention Hall 603

Otto's booth is at F01 (Miel & Otto Fong) and looking through the exhibitors list I must say... there are many other exciting exhibitors that will be there! I decided not to make this event a planned one because I thought it will be more flexibility for everyone to go there OTOTOP (own time, own target, own pace). Oh and please note that the 27th date is closed to public.

For more info, you can check their website: Singapore Toy & Comic Convention 2008

- asimov_22

Friday, June 20, 2008

曹格 Welcome to My World Asia Live Tour 2008

Gary Chaw's [Welcome To My World] Asia Live Tour 2008 Singapore
Exclusively for Trevvy Members - click here to enjoy a 15% discount off tickets
Gary’s first Mandarin album [Ge Ge Blue] with title track [Superwoman] made a big wave in music scene, his explosive vocal quality immediately catching the attention of fans and media all over Asia.

Voted as the most anticipated concert, Gary’s first concert tour entitled [Welcome to My World] will be held on 12 July 2008 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Be mesmerized by his versatile stage charm and be drowned in his powerful vocals as he performs his many chart hits including [SuperWoman].

[Welcome To My World] Asia Live Tour 2008 Singapore

When: 12th July 2008
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Showtime: 8pm (approx 2 hrs)
Ticket Prices: S$168, S$148, S$128, S$108, S$78 (subject to S$3 SISTIC charge)

Indignation 2008: TheBearProject Charity Art Show (Our event on Indignation Website)

Fridae.com News: Movie fundraiser raises $10,000 for Singapore’s Pride Season in August

Excerpt from Fridae.com:

June 19, 2008

Singapore’s 4th annual Pride Season is here again with talks and forums, art and literature, as well as social and outdoor events.

A movie fundraiser and Singapore premiere of the film Wilde, which was held on May 13, had raised S$10,000 for Indignation, the city-state's annual Pride Season.

The film depicted the life story of playwright and poet Oscar Wilde who is today widely celebrated as an artist persecuted for his homosexuality. He was found guilty of "gross indecency” and sentenced to two years' imprisonment with hard labour in 1895. Singapore's Section 377A, which continues to outlaw sexual relations between men up to this day, is descended from this law.

The $10,000 will be used to help fund selected events held during the festival to be held in August as all Indignation events are open to the public and are usually free of charge (unless otherwise stated), in order to be accessible to everyone.

(Top of page: Almost 500 people attended the fundraiser and Singapore premiere of Wilde which was banned by the Singapore Board of Film censors when it was first released in 1997.)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

(CLOSED) The Happening, June 20th 2008, Friday

I'm sorry this is late. Didn't know it's showing this week, thought the blockbuster this week is The Incredible Hulk. So we'll be watching this a week late :p Hopefully you guys can tahan until next week! Don't watch any trailers, don't watch any making of!

Yes, it's M. Night Shyamalan! Been looking forward to this!

Date: 20 June 2008, Friday
Time: 7.45pm
Venue: Orchard Cineleisure

OK hope to see you guys! Sign up asap! Will be closing listing on Tuesday, 17 June, 6pm.

The Survivors:
  • Vitalauto
  • Universek
  • Asimov_22
  • Hawk

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

(CLOSED) Kung Fu Panda, 8th June 08, Sunday

Note time and location has been changed!
lovingly, Vitalauto

This is more than relevant so don't push it away just becos its an animation flick ok... its not just that, its a BEAR animation film hahaha... :P Simply love the panda!

From IMDB.com:

"It's the story about a lazy, irreverent slacker panda, named Po, who is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around...which doesn't exactly come in handy while working every day in his family's noodle shop. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po's dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu and studies alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five -- Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey -- under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu. But before they know it, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is headed their way, and it's up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master into reality? Po puts his heart - and his girth - into the task, and the unlikely hero ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths." - Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Date: 8th June 08, Sunday
Time: 2:55pm
Venue: GV Grand

To RSVP, please comment below! I know its a little rush, almost immediately after SATC but... its a Sunday and its not like there are better things to do... :P Note Listing will close on Friday, 6 June, 6pm for us to get tickets.

  • Universek
  • Vitalauto
  • Odac
  • Stonedwin
  • Teddybear & bf
  • Tanuki
  • Cub4u33
  • Xiaoyao

(Closed) Sex & The City Movie, 6th June Friday

I apologize for the tardiness in the updates cos things have been pretty crazy for me. Anyways please note the timing and location have changed due to the very bad seats at Vivo and other places plus I have to work late so I pushed the time to 9pm :(

Anyways, tickets are confirmed & booked! Please meet me at 8:50pm at the ticketing area to collect your tickets. Thanks...

How can I ever miss this fabulous movie??? But the bad news is that due to my other commitments and VitalAuto's hectic schedules, I have no choice but to put this movie up until next weekend instead of this opening weekend... A thousand apologies! So far by checking the cinemas I don't think we can secure good seats in time. If by then you guys have already seen it and would like to watch it again, can join us!

Date: 6th June, Friday
Time: 9pm
Venue: GV Plaza Singapura

I'll update the details as the week draws closer. I'm not sure about the response... but I'm looking at a minimal of 8 people and a maximum of 20. Anything below 8, I guess I'll cancel it...?

Pls RSVP by commenting below... Thanks!
- asimov_22

The Diva-wannabes:
  • Asimov_22
  • Rookcub
  • Xiaoyao
  • Getafix21
  • Tanuki
  • Cub4U33
  • Divineseeker
  • Kit_sg + Friend
  • Saltwetfish
  • Crewcut
  • Stocky_sg + Partner
  • Lostsheep

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A Note To Share From Action For Aids

This information was relayed to me by SaltWetFish from TBP. We feel that this message from A.F.A. is important, especially crucial to partners, friends and family who are sexually active. This is just a reminder to all that the very least we can do is to be responsible to ourselves and our love ones, by USING PROTECTION at all times.

The Message from A.F.A.

*Community Announcement from Action for AIDS*

Dear members of the Singaporean Gay community

Action for AIDS received an email last week about a possible case of
infringement of the Infectious Diseases Act (IDA). The complainant emailed
to AfA and the Singapore Police Force, stating that he is able to provide
pictures and contact number of the accused. (See email below)

We are unable to ascertain the facts of this case at this point of time.

However we would like to highlight this incident and for you to consider the
following -

· Under the IDA anyone who knows that he has HIV, or has reason to
believe that he has been exposed to HIV, should inform his sex partners
before engaging in any sexual activities, and that there might be a risk of
contracting HIV from him. Failure to do so can result in criminal charges.

· Unprotected anal sex carries the highest risk of transmitting HIV.
If you are not absolutely sure of your sex partner's HIV status, you need to
protect yourself by using a condom during any sexual activities.

· Promotion of unprotected anal intercourse under the influence of
recreational drugs whether it be on the Internet chat lines or through other
ways should not be condoned. It is a sure way of increasing HIV transmission
among our community and works against all our interests. AfA would like gay
websites to take down such postings

· While most HIV+ gay men have taken measures to protect their
partners and themselves, there remains a small number who make deliberate
attempts to spread HIV. It is very difficult to identify and pin-point this
group of individuals. If you have information about such activities, you
should post them on the Internet channels.

There are many reasons why people still engage in unprotected anal sex.
we will try our best to educate and inform, we also hope that other
socially-conscious and informed members of the gay community will help to
spread the word as well.

We would like to encourage the community to stay vigilant to help curb the
spread of virus. Together, we can stop AIDS now.

Action for AIDS

*Email from complainant*

From: (deleted) [mailto: (deleted)@xxx.com]

Sent: May 2008

To: - (deleted)

Subject: HIV Infected in Singapore

Hi there,

I am from (deleted). I was tested HIV positive in Singapore last January
2008. I had my two tests before that: September 2007 in [another country]
and December 18, 2007 (DSC Clinic in Singapore.); both negative results.

I had unprotected sex with male Chinese Singaporean on December 14. Then
tested HIV positive for my employment requirements in end January. I was not
able to inform the guy about my health condition because I deleted his
contacts in my mobile phone after that meeting. I know it was him who
infected me.

Today, I came across him in gay site for singaporean men with this message:

"hi me flex chn (details deleted)..ru into raw chem fuck?"

I would like to believe that he's out there in Singapore trying to lure
everyone for an unprotected sex and not telling them about their HIV status.

Though nothing will change my HIV status right now, I believe I will save a
lot of guys from further destruction if he's really HIV positive. With
Singapore's small population there's a big chance of meeting an HIV positive
person like him.

I am willing to provide his photo and mobile number for proper action by
concerned authorities.

I love Singapore. I am looking forward to have a good life there but all was
lost. I am not blaming anyone nor him but at the end of the day... it will
be good if I spare others from the stigma of being HIV positive guy.

[name removed]

More information can be reached here:
- Asimov_22