大事记(2012)

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14 January 2012

Winners of the “Clan of the Year” Award 2011

The SFCCA announced the winners of its “Clan of the Year” Award (“年度杰出会馆奖”) at a press conference cum award ceremony on 14 January 2012. The premier award aims to recognise the Chinese clans for their outstanding contributions and has received overwhelming response from 25 Locality Clan Associations and 13 Kinship Clan Associations. The winning clans were The Nanyang Khek Community Guild (南洋客属总会), Singapore Amoy Association (新加坡厦门公会), Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan (新加坡福建会馆), Singapore Foochow Association (新加坡福州会馆) and Foo Clan Association (符氏社).

On the other hand, the winners for the Merit Awards 2011 were Guangxi and Gaozhou Association (广西暨高州会馆), Tian Fu Association (Singapore) (天府会), Singapore Leong Khay Huay Kuan (龙溪会馆) and Tung Ann District Guild (同安会馆).

21 – 29 January 2012

River Hongbao 2012

River Hongbao 2012 was held from 21 to 29 January 2012 at The Float @ Marina Bay and attracted close to one million visitors. The event was jointly presented by the SFCCA, Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore Tourism Board, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as the People’s Association.

25 January 2012

Spring Reception 2012

For the second year in running, the SFCCA and Business China co-organised a spring reception on 25 January in celebration of the Chinese New Year festival. The Guest-of-Honour was Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Close to 500 guests including Minister Lim Swee Say, Minister Gan Kim Yong, Chinese Ambassador to Republic of Singapore His Excellency Wei Wei, Former Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng, Acting Minister Chan Chun Sing, Senior Parliamentary Secretary Sam Tan Chin Siong, Senior Parliamentary Secretary Sim Ann and various Members of Parliament, as well as leaders and representatives of various clan associations, board members of Business China Council and other honourable members of the society graced the Spring Reception 2012.

3 February 2012

National Chinese Orchestra Marathon

More than 1,200 performers participated in the National Chinese Orchestra Marathon 2012 and staged 44 performances island-wide. Coming from 31 Chinese orchestra groups, the performers were between the ages of 10 and 67. The marathon was held from 3 to 25 February and attracted an audience of over 20,000 people.

25 February 2012

A Talk on “Transnational Marriages”

The SFCCA Social Affairs Committee organised a talk on “Transnational Marriages”, as the second part of its “New Immigrants and Singapore Society” Series, on 25 February at the SFCCA Auditorium. The guest speakers were Ms Zhou Qiongyuan, Research Assistant at Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University and Ms Zhang Runzhi, an accomplished entrepreneur. Drawing from personal experiences and analysing actual case studies, the speakers offered insights into the current phenomenon and challenges of transnational marriages, and how to overcome them.

14 March 2012

5th Clan District Gathering

The 5th Clan District Gathering was held at the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan (新加坡潮州八邑会馆) on 14 March. The event attracted 70 participants from the clan associations located in the central business district and Western district.

19 March 2012

Visit by the China Overseas Exchange Association

A six-person delegation led by Vice President Zhao Yang from the China Overseas Exchange Association together with Counsellor & Consul-General Gong Chunsen from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of Singapore, First Secretary Wen Penghui and Ms. Li Lili, visited the SFCCA on 19 March. The distinguished guests were received by the SFCCA President Chua Thian Poh, Vice President Ho Kiau Seng, Deputy Secretary-General Perng Peck Seng, Deputy Treasurer Teh Kwi Huat, Council Member Hong Poh Hin, Cultural Committee Chairman Wan Shung Ming and Executive Director Lim Boon Tan. The SFCCA also coordinated visits to Nan Chiau High School (南侨中学) and The Nanyang Khek Community Guild (南洋客属总会).

24 March 2012

Clan Associations Heritage Visit

As part of the Clan Associations Visit, the SFCCA Social Affairs Committee organised a visit to the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan (潮州八邑会馆). The event attracted more than 20 participants.

7 April 2012

A Talk on the “Four Iconic Buildings”- “The Singapore Memory” Series I

A talk on “Four Iconic Buildings”, the first of “The Singapore Memory” series, was successfully held on 7 April. The co-organisers, SFCCA and National Library Board, invited four historians: Mr Kua Bak Lim, Mr Ng Ching Huei, Mr Shaun Phua and Mr Roney K L Tan, to speak on the histories and anecdotes of Whampoa’s Gardens or Nam Sang Fa Un (南生花园), Mandalay Villa (振裕园), Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall or Wan Qing Yuan (晚晴园) and Golden Bell Mansion (金钟大厦).

28 April 2012

The “Singapore Healthcare System” – “New Immigrants and Singapore Society”  Seminar III

The SFCCA Social Affairs Committee organised a talk on the “Singapore Healthcare System” on 28 April at the SFCCA Conference Room. The guest speakers were Mr Lam Pin Woon, President and Executive Director of Heathway Medical Corporate and Ms Charissa Ng from the National Cancer Centre Singapore. Targeting new immigrants who may be unfamiliar with Singapore’s healthcare system, the speakers provided an in-depth analysis about Singapore’s healthcare organisations (General Practitioners clinics, community hospitals, government hospitals and private hospitals) and the 3M system (Medisave, Medishield and Medifund).

18 May 2012

6th Clan District Gathering

The 6th Clan District Gathering held at the Lam Soon Tang Chong Huay (南舜同宗会) on 18 May. The Seminar attracted 95 participants from 34 different clan associations.

26 May 2012

Youth Leadership Camp

Jointly organised by the SFCCA Youth Committee and the National Youth Council, an inaugural Youth Leadership Camp was held on 26 May 2012 at the *SCAPE Conference Hall. More than 90 participants between the ages of 16 and 45 gathered to exchange experiences and brainstorm ideas for future clan activities for the youths. The participants came from various clan associations, new immigrant organisations and overseas Chinese student organisations as well as the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Young Entrepreneurs Network and Business China.

17 June 2012

Duanwu Carnival 2012

In celebration of the Dragon Boat Festival, the SFCCA and Toa Payoh Central Community Club jointly organised a “Duanwu Carnival” on 17 June 2012 at the Amphitheatre in front of the Toa Payoh Community Library. The carnival also strived to advocate patriotism, facilitate social integration and promote traditional Chinese family values.

18 June 2012

Visit by the China Overseas Exchange Association

A three-person delegation led by Vice President He Yafei from the China Overseas Exchange Association together with the People’s Republic of China Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore His Excellency Wei Wei, Counsellor & Consul-General Gong Chunsen and Secretary Chen Peng, visited the SFCCA on 18 June 2012. The distinguished guests were received by the SFCCA President Chua Thian Poh, Vice President Ho Kiau Seng, Secretary-General Patrick Lee Kwok Kie, Council Member Ho Kwok Choi and Executive Director Lim Boon Tan.

26 July 2012

Consular Counsellor and Consul-General Liu Hongmei Paid a Visit to the SFCCA

Consular Counsellor and Consul-General Liu Hongmei of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of Singapore visited the SFCCA on 26 July. Counsellor Liu was received by the SFCCA President Chua Thian Poh, Vice President Ho Kiau Seng, Secretary-General Patrick Lee Kwok Kie, Deputy Secretary-General Perng Peck Seng, Council Members Ho Kwok Choi, Phua Kiah Mai, Lee Peng Shu, Hong Poh Hin and Executive Director Lim Boon Tan.

28 July 2012

A Talk on the “Singapore Property Market”– “New Immigrants and Singapore Society” Series

Targeting both new immigrants and Singapore citizens, the SFCCA organised a talk on the “Singapore Property Market” on 28 July at the SFCCA Conference Room. This was the fourth part of its “New Immigrants and Singapore Society” series. About 150 persons attended the talk which centred on the buying and selling policies and procedures of the property market.

6 August 2012

Demise of DPM Teo’s Mother

Mdm Tan Suang, the mother of Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minster for Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean, passed away in the morning of 5 August at a ripe old age of 89. The SFCCA President Chua Thian Poh, Secretary-General Patrick Lee Kwok Kie, Council Members Phua Kiah Mai, Lee Peng Shu, Hong Poh Hin and Executive Director Lim Boon Tan attended the wake on 6 August and paid their last respects.

9 August 2012

Public Service Medal

Vice President Chua Seng Chong of Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan (新加坡福建会馆) was conferred the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM) or Public Service Medal at the National Day Ceremony on 9 August 2012.

11 August 2012

National Day Sing-Along

To celebrate the nation's 47th birthday, the SFCCA held the 6th National Day Sing-Along on 11 August at the Toa Payoh HDB Hub Atrium. This was the second consecutive year that the SFCCA worked with Central Community Development Council (CDC) and National Integration Council to bring the event to the heartlands. The event also showcased performances from 14 clan associations.

24 August 2012

Transformation of the Singapore Chinese Clan Culture

Deputy Secretary-General Perng Peck Seng and Research Committee Supervisor Kua Bak Lim hosted local and overseas representatives of the Asia Youth Chinese Forum 2012 on 24 August at the SFCCA Conference Room. Mr Kua also gave a presentation on the transformation of Chinese Clan culture in Singapore.

25 August 2012

The SFCCA Scholarship Award Ceremony 2012

The SFCCA held its SFCCA Scholarship Award Ceremony on 25 August, where President Chua Thian Poh presented the Scholarships to three of the four recipients this year.

6 September 2012

Zong Xiang Challenge Trophy 2012

The second Zong Xiang Challenge Trophy received overwhelming response from various clan associations, with 36 teams and 144 individuals participating in the Challenge on 6 September 2012. The Guest-of-Honour Minister Gan Kim Yong presented the Challenge Trophy to Kowloon Club (九龙会) while the first runner-up and second runner-up went to Yen Leng Goh Clan General Association (延陵吴氏公会) and Eng Choon Hway Kuan Singapore (永春会馆) respectively.

8 September 2012

27th Annual General Meeting

The SFCCA held its 27th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 8 September. On the same day, the SFCCA also conducted the election for its 14th Council and successfully voted in 14 new council members.

29 September 2012

Election of Office Bearers for the SFCCA 14th Council

The SFCCA held its election of office bearers for the 14th Council on 29 September 2012. The investiture for the new Council and Working Committees were held on the same day.

13 September 212 – 27 January 2013

 “Money by Mail to China”: Dreams and Struggles of Early Migrants

Entitled “Money by Mail to China: Dreams and Struggles of Early Migrants”, the exhibition on “Remittance Letters”, jointly organised by the SFCCA, National Library Board (NLB), and Quanzhou Archives in Fujian Province China (泉州市档案馆), ran for months from 13 September 2012 to 27 January 2013 at the NLB Exhibition Hall (7th floor).

The “Remittance Letters” provided precious information about overseas Chinese families and documented Singapore’s social, financial, philatelic and immigration history. These literatures have always been highly regarded by the academics.

A related talk was also held on 15 September 2012. The invited speakers were Singapore Historian Kua Bak Lim, Associate Professor Lee Chee Hiang of the Chinese Department of National University of Singapore, Academic Huang Qinghai of the Quanzhou Overseas Chinese History Academic Society (中国泉州华侨历史学会) and Vice President Ye Fenrong of the Quanzhou Archives (泉州市档案馆).

22 September 2012

“My Clan! My Music!”

The SFCCA presented a musical feast entitled “My Clan! My Music!” on 22 September 2012 at the Hong Lim Gardens. Five clan associations participated and showcased their unique clan culture through an evening of melodious music and performances. The event was also identified as one of the programme highlights of the Chinese Cultural Festival 2012.

13 October 2012

The SFCCA Health Carnival

The SFCCA Member Affairs Committee organised a series of programmes at the inaugural “SFCCA Health Carnival”, including a health talk by Chinese Physician Zhang Lei, Q&A session and a demonstration of fitness exercises.  Held on 13 October at the SFCCA Auditorium, the participants gained insights into ways to keep fit and regain vitality.

3 November 2012

Clan Associations Heritage Visit

As part of our efforts to promote better understanding of the Singapore Chinese community and associations among the new immigrants, the SFCCA organised a Clan Associations Visit to the Singapore Hainan Hwee Kuan (海南会馆) and Ying Fo Fui Kun (应和会馆) on 3 November 2012. More than 60 new immigrants and Singapore citizens participated in the event.

11 November 2012

The SFCCA Heritage Walkathon

Participants of the “SFCCA Heritage Walkathon” were brought on a cultural and historical trail by the SFCCA Youth Committee. The walkathon aimed to promote healthy living and to pass on our rich heritage to the youths.

17 – 18 November 2012

7th SFCCA National Student Chinese Chess Championship

The 7th SFCCA National Student Chinese Chess Championship was held from 17 to 18 November 2012. The two-day competition attracted more than 300 participants. This event was organised by the SFCCA Member Affairs Committee and supported by 24 clan associations.

20 November 2012

Delegation from Foreign Affairs of Wuhan Municipal Government

Council Member Lee Peng Shu hosted a delegation from the Foreign Affairs Office of Wuhan Municipal Government (中国武汉市人民政府外事办公室) on 20 November at the SFCCA Conference Room. Mr. Lee also presented on the history and achievements of the SFCCA.

24 November 2012

A Talk on Investment  – “New Immigrants and Singapore Society” Series

The SFCCA Social Affairs Committee organised a talk on investment as part of its “New Immigrants and Singapore Society” series on 24 November 2012. More than 140 people signed up for the talk.

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