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Come and join us for the 2016 edition of the Monsoon Ball!

19 November 2016

Tamarind Hill, Singapore

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ApsaraSA: a Monsoon Ball

Tamarind Hill, Singapore, 9:00pm – 2:30am




Celestial maidens of the clouds and water, the Apsarasas can be seen throughout Asia on 12th century statues, temples, paintings and in cultural dance. They are revered throughout Indian, Khmer and Thai religions as symbols of beauty and fertility. Youthful and elegant, they dance to the mesmerizing music of the heavenly court musicians to entertain the gods. 

Escape from the city and join us for a magical evening of elegance and Asian mystery, in a beautifully restored black and white house, nestled in the lush and verdant jungles of Singapore. 

Be charmed by the exquisite welcome of the Apsarasa. Indulge in tasty Thai nibbles and free flow of sparkling wine and drinks under the moonlight. Dance the night away with the live DJ, and rest your feet and admire the beautiful colonial architecture at the chill out lounge, Look out for the midnight performance, and let the party continue till 3am!

Like the Summer Ball held annually in Fontainebleau, it is a unique event for all members of the wider INSEAD community: alumni, current students, staff, faculty, friends and families.

18 - 19 November 2016
INSEAD Alumni Forum Asia

The Monsoon Ball is held in conjunction with the INSEAD Alumni Forum Asia over the same weekend at INSEAD Asia Campus. The Forum includes high level conferences, faculty lectures, panel discussions as well as other social networking activities. For more information, please view our website. 


The Monsoon Ball is organised as a non-profit event.

Monsoon ball VENUE

The Monsoon Ball will be held from 9:00pm – 2:30am at Tamarind Hill, Singapore.

Tamarind Hill
30, Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 
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Black tie and evening dress, or National costume.

Keep your valuables with you at all times. Remember, all phones, wallets, purses and jackets start to look the same in the dark.
INSEAD and the venue will not be liable for any loss during the Ball.



Taxis are easily available in Singapore, you may flag it down or simply ask the hotel concierge to help with booking one.

All taxi fares are metered. If you wish to book a taxi, you may call the hotlines of the following taxi companies:

Company Hotline  
CityCab                                 +65 6552 4525
Trans-Cab Services              +65 6555 3333
SMRT Taxis                          +65 6555 8888
Comfort Transportation        +65 6552 4525
Premier Taxis                       +65 6363 6888

Drink Responsibly
Do Not Drink and Drive

Q: What does the price include?
A: Access to a unique event! Free flow of drinks all night. Enjoy canapés, drinks, and entertainment. Opportunity to meet and mingle with old and new friends.

Q: Are friends invited?
A: Absolutely! We encourage you to share this night with your friends. Tickets will be sold online on a 'first-come-first-served' basis. Hence, purchasing your tickets early is advisable.

Q: Do I need a date for the Ball?
A: No. The Monsoon Ball is a celebration of friendship – we encourage you to come with your group of friends.

Q: Can I bring along my children?
A: Only if they are above 18!

Q: How do I get there?
A: Please see our "Practical Information" page for more details.

Q: Is there only ballroom dancing at the Ball?
A: There will be ABSOLUTELY NO ballroom dancing at the Ball. 

Q: What is the dress code? 
A: The dress code for the Ball is black tie or national costume.

Q: And what does black tie mean? 
A: For men, it means wearing a tuxedo or a formal suit. For women, it entails wearing an evening gown.

Q: Where can I rent tuxedos?
A: Fashion Tailors
150 Orchard Road, #02-01 Orchard Plaza, Singapore 238841
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Tel: +65 6734 7206 / +65 9431 5566

Fashion Tailors (Singapore) is popular for its Formal Wear Hiring services. The firm carries tuxedos, morning coats, tails in all sizes ranging from young children to adults well over 49 inches in waist.

Q: Where can I do my hair and make-up?
A: There are many hairdressers in Singapore, however we recommend that you fix an appointment a few days in advance. Here are a few you may like to try:

Toni & Guy Hairdressing 
Holland Village
24B Lorong Mambong
Singapore 277683
T: +65 6466 2660
E: [email protected]

For Hair and Make-up:

Kelture Aveda
#05-07 Paragon
290 Orchard Road
Singapore 238859
T: +65 6735 6468
E: [email protected]

Q: Will there be photography? 
A: Yes. INSEAD often brings professional photographers to take photos for major events. During the Ball, you might be taken in one or several photos that could be used in promotional material. We hope that you will agree to this usage. If not, please let us know.

Photos of the Ball will be available for viewing on this website.

If you have any other questions, please contact us at [email protected] or hotline: +65 6799 5126.

    2012 - The Raffles Ball





     2011 - Eastern Oceans





     2010 - Fire & Ice
     Asia Campus' 10th Anniversary Ball




      2009 - Winter Fantasia
      The 50th Anniversary Monsoon Ball





                          2008 - The Red Dot Ball


Thank you to our sponsor for its support of the INSEAD Monsoon Ball.


If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Fadilah Ahmad, Senior Director, Alumni and Institutional Events
Maureen Lee, Assistant Director, Alumni and Institutional Events 

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