In celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday, we shine the spotlight on the heart and soul of our nation– our Citizen Ambassadors. Through their sharing of knowledge, skills and experiences, these people connect for change to enrich lives,whether in arts and culture, health care, education, business and livelihood, or the environment.
On The Cover
On The Cover JUL-SEP 2015
To mark Singapore’s 50th year of independence, the Singapore International Foundation invited 50 members of the international community who have lived, visited,studied or worked in Singapore to share their perspectives on the country.
Making A Splash
Hyflux’s Olivia Lum shares insights from her international experience and her thoughts on Singapore.
Station to Station
Transit architect Andrew Mead shares his experience of integrating art into Singapore’s underground stations.
Social Good INC.
Entrepreneur Vishnu Swaminathan on growing social entrepreneurship in Singapore.
The Way Forward
American Jami Burgess on what she learnt from her first trip to Singapore.
Beauty in Diversity
Museum director Dr Alan Chong on Singapore’s cross-cultural influences.
The Different Faces of Singapore
Freelance writer and consultant Richard Hartung on how he got to know Singapore better.
Means To A Good End
Rachel House founder Lynna Chandra on how Singapore supported her quest to improve palliative care in Indonesia.
Singaporean columnist Sylvia Toh Paik Choo and British journalist Neil Humphreys decodes life in Singapore.
Talented individuals who grew roots in Singapore and added diversity to our cultural scene.
Singaporean artist and photographer Sean Cham marks the country’s 50th birthday in a unique way.
Our Neighbours, Our Friends
SIF reconnects with Indonesian friends through a dialogue in Bandung to mark Singapore’s 50th anniversary.
PASS IT ON
Stories From The Heart
Our Better World showcases people and groups from Singapore that contribute positively to the world.
Walking the Talk
Tour guide Geraldene Lowe-Ismail on the friendships she gained from sharing her knowledge of Singapore.
Ben The Builder
Ben Cheong, founder of Magical Light Foundation, builds schools for underprivileged kids in Myanmar and Northern Thailand.
Giving A Voice To The Voiceless
Dr Subadhra Devi Rai is a humanitarian who advocates for vulnerable communities worldwide.
Against All Odds
Dr William Tan overcomes both physical and personal challenges to raise funds for needy causes globally.
Homes For The Homeless
Singapore-based social enterprise Billion Bricks designs homes and shelters for the down-and-out.
Diamond in the Rough
Singapore-based charity Lotus Culture empowers disadvantaged women and kids in Cambodia to rebuild their lives.
The Singapore Film Society strengthens cross-cultural understanding through films.
Xu Bo Art and Culture Exchange offers intercultural experiences to Singapore and the rest of the world.
Fixing Broken Smiles
Singapore-based medical charity The Smile Mission offers free surgery to individuals with facial deformities.
Giving Eldercare A Facelift
Singapore partners China to improve health care standards for the elderly in Yunnan province.
OUT OF THE BOX
Farming In The Sky
Home-grown farm Sky Greens makes urban farming a reality.