On the morning of 5th January 2013, the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Association (SFCCA) held a dialogue on the theme “Our Singapore” at the SFCCA Auditorium.

Since the establishment of the “Our Singapore” Dialogue Executive Committee by the government last September, committee members have been actively organising dialogues with Singaporeans from all walks of life and consulting extensively with citizens on their vision and hopes for Singapore by the year 2030. In supporting this nationwide movement, SFCCA organised this dialogue session for members of the Chinese community to voice their opinions on the topic and engage in an envisioning exercise for the future of Singapore – one that allows the Chinese community to live harmoniously with different races and contribute further to our society.

The dialogue saw more than 100 representatives from the Chinese community in attendance, including SFCCA directors and member representatives. The discussion targeted 6 key topics, namely culture and language, education, society, welfare, economy, population and community organisations.

Minister of Education Mr Heng Swee Keat, who leads the Dialogue Executive Committee, participated in the dialogue as well, taking to heart our participants’ views and delivering his first nation-wide address in Mandarin at the event.