Hai Sing Pao, the Chinese archdiocesan paper, will be holding a four-day three-night camp for those interested to learn how to write for Church publications in Mandarin.

The Sep 1-4 stay-in camp will be held at Crystal Crown Hotel in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

The camp aims to train people in different styles of writing including news reporting and faith testimonies/sharings, and to give participants an insight into the workings of a Church publication.

Topics covered include interview and photo-taking techniques, writing headlines, the use of new media and the mission of the lay faithful.

It is hoped that participants will start contributing to Church publications after the course.

The camp is open to residents of Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei.

Applicants should preferably have written for a Church publication before, otherwise they need to obtain a letter of recommendation from the editor of a Church publication.

The camp fee is S$90 or RM$200 and is subsidised by Carlo Catholic Society.

The fee includes twin-sharing accommodation and meals.

Participants, however, would need make their own transport arrangements to the hotel.

For more information and registration, applicants from Singapore may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Jane Tan at 65-6337- 2465. Applicants from Malaysia and Brunei may contact Huang Wen Cai at 02-012-754-4612.

Registration closes on May 15.


By Darren Boon
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