SMF Celebrates 86th Anniversary with Special Event and President’s Challenge 2018

Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) is 86 this year! In celebration of our anniversary, SMF organised a special event on 2nd September 2018 that involved music, phoenixes and most importantly, our social responsibility.

4 September 2018 – Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) is 86 this year! In celebration of our anniversary, SMF organised a special event on 2nd September 2018 that involved music, phoenixes and most importantly, our social responsibility.


To celebrate our special day in a special way, SMF invited the Purple Phoenix Orchestra, an all-girls Chinese band from China, to perform at our special event at Kallang Theatre. Over 1000 SMF’s members, secretariat, family, friends and guests got to enjoy a repertoire of modern and local renditions played on traditional Chinese musical instruments in an innovative fashion. Di Tanjong Katong and Rasa Sayang were infused with Chinese elements through the notes played from the instruments, intertwining two cultures together.

SMF President gave speech

SMF President, Mr. Douglas Foo gave an opening speech to SMF's members, secretariat, family, friends and guests during the 86th Anniversary special event. In the speech, he shared a little history of SMF and the future that SMF is embarking on.

Audience for 86th Anniversary

More than 1000 SMF's members, secretariat, family, friends, and guests turned up at the special event to celebrate SMF's 86th Anniversary.

Not forgetting our responsibility as a corporate citizen, SMF co-organised a musical concert also by the Purple Phoenix Orchestra, in support of the President’s Challenge 2018 in the evening and raised funds for the less fortunate. Together with A-Smart Holdings, more than $200,000 were raised for the beneficiaries that were supported by the President’s Challenge. SMF was also honoured to have Singapore President Madam Halimah Yacob and more than 500 beneficiaries gracing the event and they enjoyed the powerful renditions put up by the orchestra.

SMF President with Singapore President before President Challenge

In the evening, Singapore President Madam Halimah Yacob (middle) came in support of the President's Challenge 2018 that was organised by SMF and A-Smart Holdings. SMF President, Mr. Douglas Foo (2nd from right) and Executive Director and Group CEO of A-Smart Holdings, Mr. Lim Huan Chiang (extreme left) welcomed Madam Halimah to the event.

The beneficiaries of the President's Challenge

Some of the beneficiaries that were supported by the President's Challenge came to the event and enjoyed the performance put up by the Purple Phoenix Orchestra. 

Purple Phoenix Orchestra

The all-girl Chinese band from China, the Purple Phoenix Orchestra, played modern and local music with traditional Chinese musical instruments.

Purple Ph

Singapore President Madam Halimah Yacob (middle) together with SMF President, Mr. Douglas Foo (7th from right) and Executive Director and Group CEO of A-Smart Holdings, Mr. Lim Huan Chiang (5th from left) pictured together with the Purple Phoenix Orchestra.

Singapore President and SMF President

Singapore President Madam Halimah Yacob presented a token of appreciation to SMF President, Mr. Douglas Foo in appreciation to SMF for raising more than $200,000 together with A-Smart Holdings for the benefits of the less fortunate.

This is just one of the activities that SMF has put up to celebrate our 86th Anniversary. There will be more activities coming up to remember our journey that begun in 1932. Stay tune for more news on our 86th year celebration and follow us on Facebook to view more photos of our events and be updated on the latest happenings in SMF.
 

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