DPM Heng Swee Keat launches the very first Our Residents’ Hub deployed at a clan association at SHHK Spring Reception

Press Release

Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan (SHHK) today held its annual Spring Reception at the SHHK Cultural Academy. The event saw more than 400 distinguished guests, including SHHK board of governors, council, honorary council and committee members, affiliated schools’ principals and staff, Chinese clan associations’ leaders and representatives, in attendance to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.

Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, Mr Heng Swee Keat graced the ceremony as the Guest-of-Honour and launched the very first Our Residents’ Hub to be deployed at a clan association.

The mobile Our Resident’s Hub is a pop-up self-contained activity room deployed to community locations to complement the engagement works by grassroot volunteers. Residents can hold their interest group meetings and workshops here, and even get health tips from the regular TCM consultant stationed at the Hub. This current deployment is a partnership between SHHK Cultural Academy and People’s Association and seeks to mobilise existing community resources to better support residents living in the vicinity. The Hub will be stationed at 5 Sennett Road for about 6 months. During this period, other pop-up activities like “Be My Kaki Movie Bus” will also be deployed, to bring events and activities closer to residents’ doorsteps.

Mr Thomas Chua, President of SHHK, said, “Hokkien Huay Kuan was founded on the belief of supporting the community and giving back to the society, and we have been doing so for the past 184 years. The deployment of Our Residents’ Hub in our Cultural Academy campus is part of our ongoing efforts in engaging the community and fostering community growth. The Hub is well supported by the clan association and community resources and we hope that residents will make good use of this pop-up facility, and collectively create a culturally vibrant and cohesive community.”

At the Spring Reception, DPM Heng Swee Keat exchanged well-wishes with guests and participated in the toasting of the traditional red date tea. The drinking of red date tea during Chinese New Year is a uniquely Hokkien tradition and symbolises the hope for a good and sweet year ahead.

Spring Reception is SHHK’s annual event aimed at connecting members and renewing shared ties amongst the Chinese clan association members, our affiliate schools, Chinese community and business leaders.

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