Azad-Hye, Dubai Feb 25 2005 170th Anniversary of the Armenian Church in Singapore AZAD-HYE (25 February 2005): The Trustees of the Singapore Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator and the Armenian residents of Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong, have decided to honour the 170th anniversary of the construction of the Church with a series of Armenian cultural, social and religious events, as mentioned in a newsletter we recently received. The planned dates for the celebrations are 10-13 November 2005, with the attendance of All Armenians Catholicos Karekin II and Archbishop Aghan Baliozian Primate of Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. The newsletter says that this early announcement will give everyone sufficient time to do travel arrangements to Singapore to help Armenians of South East Asia celebrate and commemorate this historic occasion. It is estimated that some 100 persons may attend the event, mostly Armenians from Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Guang Zhou and Malaysia. Armenians from other countries are encouraged to combine their business or tourism trips to South East Asia with a stopover in Singapore during the said period. About the administrative steps taken so for, the newsletter (which was issued on 14th February 2005) reports: "We have in the normal Armenian tradition formed an Event Committee, which have just been appointed and will, in the course of the next three months, summarize an event program. The names and designation of the Committee will be issued with Newsletter No. 2". The current newsletter is signed by Norayr D. (Bob) Kevorkian, President of the Custodian Trustee, Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator, Singapore.