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Tuesday (X'mas Eve) Wine Party In A Nice Lounge & Wine Bar @ Duxton Hill

Do you enjoy great wine? Do you enjoy meeting people to make more friends? Combine these two passions and join us for the wine drinking and networking event.

A wine party is a great talking point, providing a versatile tool to bring people together. The relaxing atmosphere created at the party will enable those present to mix friendship and pleasure, developing stronger friendships

and may be relationships

A great way to learn more about other members whilst drinking  different kinds of wine.


There's simply no denying Duxton Hill's appeal these days.

With all of its shophouses, cobbled-stone streets and influx of bars, Duxton Hill is set to be the latest and hippiest "It" place for people seeking a enchanting spot for an evening out without having to deal with the incessant crowds.


Praelum is Latin for wine pres.  Wine's certainly enjoying a big revival.

Praelum offers a list of extensive wines that are served by the glass and bottle from its walk-in cellar.

The two Enomatic machines,  probably the only ones in Singapore,at the entrance of the place are likely to catch your eye.  Each machine holds 8 different labels that are available by the glass, and also houses the latest wine serving technology that can keep the freshness of the opened bottles up to 3 weeks. Literally choosing your own poison. 16 labels are available at any one time, and frequently rotated to keep selections available fresh for regulars.

Wines by the bottle are of an eclectic mix (including labels from Austria and even Slovenia) with prices ranging from $50 up to above $10,000 per bottle.  The latter are the ones you should probably avoid knocking over when choosing a bottle yourself from the cellar

Praelum also serves light bites and well portioned mains

The Wine Bar exudes both character and charm that put members at immediate ease and also becomes a common focal point that connects them.

it’s an ideal location, ‘away from the daily grind‘, to sit down, catch up and chill with other members.

Road Map

Address 4 Duxton Hill[masked]

Nearby Stations: Tanjong Pagar
Bus Lines: 80, 145, 166, 197


Registration fees: S$15(payable in cash only) for a glass of wine(white/red) or soft drinks

 Register for event at the registration counter of the venue and receive a drink coupon (redeemable at the bar counter) and a name tag. Please wear the name tag always during the event with a name (real or not). The Bar and/or Organiser reserve the right to ask any person, not having a name tag to leave without assigning any reasons thereof

Dress code:
Smart casual attire . No flip-flops or slippers allowed

I will be there to meet and greet personally everyone of you

Assistant  Organiser

PS: Please read updated FAQ below before coming to my event to have answers to your doubts/worries and to avoid any misunderstanding

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question: Hello! I would like to go to this event. But I am very new to the group. Is it okay to go this event by myself? Thanks!

Yes, most of the newbies come by themselves. But after attending my event; they go back with a big circle of new friends.

If you are attending the event for the first time, it is only natural you get a bit nervous. Do not worry, meet me or Guest Host and inform that you want to be introduced .We will be very much pleased to help you.

How to identify me? I am an Indian with a name tag “FRANCIS ORGANISER"

Question: Hmm..i was there outside but too shy to go inside by myself. Prolly just go somewhere in the area. Next time hopefully. More guts

Hi, sorry to hear that you outside my meetup but too shy to come inside. Being newbie, I can understand your fear and anxiety. Few years back, I was also a shy newbie like you.

Next time, please go to registration counter at the venue and request staff to meet organiser. The staff will inform me. I will come, personally welcome you and introduce to others.

Question: We register when we come that night at Venue?

Yes, you have to register again at the venue.

Members who do not register at the event, arguing that they have already RSVPed in the Meetup website, will be asked to leave the venue

Question: This is my first time joining such event. How do I register again at the venue?

Hi , welcome to my event. When you reach the venue, you will see Registration Table, with a signage “Francis Meetup Event” on the table. Please tell the staff that you are coming for Francis Meetup Event. Pay in cash, registration fees and get a drink coupon and a blank name tag.

Question: Can I bring my friend who is not in the group?

Sure, you can bring your friend, who is not in the group. Please register for your friend also at the registration table

Question: we are very new to this group :) who do we look for when we get there?

You can always look for me (Francis Organiser) when you reach venue. C u in the event

Question:I'm newbie and do not know anybody. How to start a conversation?

My group members are very friendly. So don't be shy and say "hello" or address them by names in their name tags  You never know where the conversation might lead to! friendship or may be relationship.

Question:What is the best time to make more friends?

Please come between 7-8pm. During the period, members will go around, mingle, make new friends and form small groups based on work, hobby, interest, etc

Question:How to identify the venue of this Meetup?

Most of the time, we will have our own signage. Hence please look for signage with words “FRANCIS MEETUP EVENT” at Registration Counter and at the entrance of the venue

Question: hello! am new and haven't exactly tried such meetups so cld I ask how do we recognise each other?

It is very easy to recognize other members since all my members will have name tags. Most of my events are private events. Hence you can mingle with others freely

Question: Is it mandatory for everyone to wear nametag? Im not comfortable doing thar in a public event

If you are not comfortable to write your real name in name tag, you can have any other name or blank name tag. If you are not having name tag, other members will think that you are not from Meetup group and you may not able to mingle with others in the event

Question:My work will end late ... Can I get there by 8pm 

Yes, but my only worry is that if you come late, you may lose the golden opportunity to meet most of the interesting members.

Question:I will be bringing guests with me.. I hope it’s not too late to inform.

Sure, please bring your friends, colleagues and business associates who  want to go to a party that is really happening.
The group or the organiser shall not be held responsible nor liable for any of the guests’ incidents during any meetup organised.

Promotion of other groups or their events is NOT allowed during this meetup

The Organiser and Assistant Organiser reserve the right to refuse entry, expel from the event or ban any member from the group without assigning any reasons thereof

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  • Kid H.

    Praelum Wine Bistro is a great quiet place to go to when theres no event. Haha Mary Anne and Francis are nice as usual! Cool!

    December 25, 2013


    Like to make new friends moving on to 2014

    December 24, 2013

  • Ash

    M joining

    December 24, 2013

  • Francis

    Dear friends,

    Thanks for your very good response to this event

    Venue: Praelum Wine Bistro, 4, Duxton Hill Singapore[masked]

    Nearby Station: Tanjong Pagar. Bus Lines: 80, 145, 166, 197

    LANDMARK: Just opposite to Duxton Hill Car Park,

    Look for signage with words “FRANCIS MEETUP EVENT” at the registration table and entrance of the venue

    If you have any problem in finding the location, please call bar directly[masked]

    Registration fees: S$15(payable in cash only) for a glass of wine (white/red) or soft drinks.


    I will be there to meet and greet all of you personally

    C u guys


    I will be busy before and during the event. Hence avoid calling my mobile. Please send a sms and will reply when I am free

    December 24, 2013


    Like to make new friends moving on to 2014

    December 23, 2013

    • Francis

      Hi LOO CHOON BOON, welcome to my event

      December 24, 2013

  • Yee Tat S.

    Hi hope to meet you all soon. Thanks.

    December 20, 2013

    • Francis

      Hi Yee Tat Sim, welcome to my event

      December 24, 2013

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