Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Building on Hill Street

The Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (abbrev: SCCCI; Chinese: 新加坡中华总商会) is a business chamber in Singapore.

The organisation has a membership of more than 4,000 companies and over 150 trade associations in Singapore as of 2016.[1]

History[edit]

The Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI) was first established in 1906 as the General Chinese Trade Affairs Association by prominent members of the Chinese community. Its original purpose was to look after the trading interests of the Chinese business community, however, to reflect the fact that it had expanded its scope from commerce into industry, the name was changed to its current name in 1977.[2] In addition to protecting and promoting the commercial interest of the Chinese community, the organisation also played a role in the social, cultural and educational spheres with the intention to safeguard Chinese customs and values. It has raised fund to build schools, and provided assistance to the community in times of crisis.[3]

Timeline[edit]

The main historical notable events of the organisation are as follows:[4]

SCCCI Building[edit]

The SCCCI Building is located on Hill Street, facing the Armenian Church. The headquarters of the organisation has been sited here since the early twentieth century.[3]

Before 1964, the headquarters was a two-storey building. The construction of the current building started in 1962 and the completed building was officially opened on 20 September 1964. The architecture is a blend of Chinese and Western styles.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chia Yan Min (24 September 2016). "Chinese chamber 'has evolved with Singapore': PM Lee". 
  2. ^ a b "Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce is founded". History SG. National Library Board Singapore. 
  3. ^ a b Singapore's 100 Historic Places. National Heritage Board. Archipelago Press. 2002. p. 11. ISBN 981-4068-23-3. 
  4. ^ Lynn Seah, "SCCCI's Centennial Celebrations", The Sunday Times, 22 October 2006
  5. ^ a b Naidu Ratnala Thulaja. "Hill Street". Singapore Infopedia. National Library Board Singapore. 

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