The Optics and Photonics Society of Singapore (OPSS), with roots in the former Singapore chapter of SPIE, has officially been launched. Many of the OPSS founders were active in the former SPIE Singapore regional chapter, and several are members of SPIE, which is headquartered in Bellingham, Wash. In addition, OPSS members frequently serve as mentors for the SPIE Singapore student chapter. OPSS plans include launch of a quarterly magazine, organizing and participating in local and regional conferences, and offering an educational outreach program for students and professionals. Those elected to the executive committee include Anand Asundi, chair; Robert Huang, vice chair; Qian Kemao, secretary; Chee Oi Choo, treasurer; Ravi Kumar K., standing committee chair for education; Vijay Raj Singh, standing committee chair for industry; and Quan Chenggen, standing committee chair for membership and publicity. Zhao Liping and Huang Xuebo were appointed as honorary auditors.