As the population ages and the average lifespan increases, the need for information on healthcare services has been on the rise. Moreover, the rise in the influx of immigrants also makes it necessary for them to understand how our health care system functions. The "New Immigrants and Singapore Society" talk series held on the afternoon [...]
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Four speakers telling stories of the history of the four famous buildings. From the left, Mr Wu Qing Hui, Mr Kua Bak Lim, Mr Li Yeming (Chairman of the session), Mr Pan Xuan Hui, Mr Chen Ji Lian and Mr Chen Ding Hui (intepreter) Singapore is a legendary island-nation. Our ancestors had braved through a [...]
Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) launched the Clan of the Year Award in year 2011. The award aims to recognise Chinese clans for their contributions to Chinese culture and also to encourage them to preserve and promote Chinese culture. The 2011 Clan of the Year Award was awarded to 5 different clans and [...]
Shaca Vocal Band, representing Chin Kang Huay Kuan, won the championship title On 4th December 2011, the General Affairs Team of the Youth Committee held the "Clans' Youth Got Talent" at the Youth Park on Orchard Road, allowing young people to compete with their talents, develop their creativity and showcase the vitality of clan associations. [...]
Clans are an important local cultural asset, however, does this term ring a bell to the new immigrants? Do they know about the different clans' common mission and history? To assist new immigrants in integrating into the society, Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) organised the "Clan Walkthrough" and a string of activities and events [...]
On 23rd October 2011, Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) held in its Multi-Purpose Hall the inaugural New Immigrants and Singapore Society Series Seminar. The guest speakers, renowned Malay language linguist Mr Jaffar Kassim and SFCCA Social Affairs Vice-chairman Mr Han Jin Yuan, spoke on the passing on the cultural practices of the Chinese and [...]
In a bid to unite the clan associations, the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) organised the 1st Zong Xiang Challenge Trophy Golf Tournament on 23rd September 2011. The primary aim of this tournament is to create a platform suited for interaction among clan associations. The tournament received overwhelming support from the clan associations, [...]
Under the witness of Professor Cheong Hee Kiat (second from left), President of UniSIM and Mr Chua Thian Poh (second from right), President of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, the memorandum of understanding was signed by Professor Tsui Kai Chong (first from left), Provost of UniSIM, and Mr Patrick Lee (first from right), [...]
宗乡总会第26届常年会员大会共有12位理事出席了会议，左起为李秉萱、郑桂发（副财政）、何侨生（副会长）、蔡天宝（会长）、李国基（秘书长）、何国才、潘家海、洪宝兴、陈笃汉、蓝正厚 2011年9月17日上午，宗乡总会在大巴窑会所礼堂召开了第26届常年会员大会，共吸引了来自100多间会员团体的200多位代表出席。 这次大会其中一个重要议程是通过宗乡总会修改章程议案。蔡天宝会长表示，此次修改章程是为适应新社会和时代的变化，并明确总会的宗旨和愿景。 总会修改章程主要有3个重点：一、总会宗旨进行修改，在弘扬华族文化及价值观的同时，总会也将肩负起促进社会和谐，以及种族融入的责任。二、宗乡总会增设“准会员”，以便更好的团结华社相关的民间组织，共同为我国的文化建设与社会融合作贡献；三、总会将从现有的15名理事成员，增加到最多31人，以广纳人才，推动总会会务发展。 大会上，会员也针对不同课题进行发问，包括产业税、语言文化课程、新加坡华文水平低落等问题。与会者希望总会开办秘书相关课程，以提升会馆秘书处员工的水平。总会秘书长李国基表示，总会在近月来与资信通讯发展管理局（IDA）洽谈开设电脑课程，协助会馆电脑化和设立会馆网站，这项合作计划已取得良好进展。随着明年总会会所装修完成，将会有3间课室可作为电脑培训班，到时希望会馆能积极响应总会开办的课程。 当天，宗乡总会也首次颁发会员证书予属下会员团体，增强会员团体对总会的认同感和归属感。到场的100多个会馆代表从蔡天宝会长手中接过了设计精美的会员证书。 蔡天宝会长也感谢各会员团体在今年初总会25周年庆典暨筹款晚宴上慷慨捐献，为总会筹集了450多万元，才得以顺利推动会务发展。他表示，总会接下来有更多活动，希望会员团体支持；他也鼓励会员角逐新推出的杰出会馆奖。
Organised by Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) and to celebrate our island state's 46 years of independence, the 5th National Day Sing-along took place on 7th August 2011. The event was graced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. He was named the first Patron of SFCCA, since the association's inception 25 years ago. [...]