- Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Established in 1906 as the General Chinese Trade Affairs Association, the SCCCI's original purpose was to look after the interests of the Chinese business community, but it has expanded its scope over the years. It served as a guardian of Chinese customs and values, provided assistance in times of crisis and promoted business,
educational, cultural and community activities, and continues to do so today.
=Timeline Lynn Seah, "SCCCI's Centennial Celebrations", "The Sunday Times",
22 October 2006] =
*1906: The SCCCI is established to champion the Chinese community and to resolve and mitigate differences among the different
*1951: The SCCCI lobbies the British colonial government to grant
citizenshipto Chinese immigrants who had stayed in Singapore for eight years, and finally succeeds in 1957.
*1953: The SCCCI supports – and
donates generously towards – the setting up of the Nanyang University.
*1962: The SCCCI spearheads the task of collecting the remains of victims of the Japanese Occupation and the eventual building of the Beach Road
Civilian War Memorialin 1967.
*1964: The SCCCI building opens.
Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce Foundationis set up to provide financialassistance to the needy and scholarships to deserving students, and to support cultural activities and public educational campaigns.
*1991: The SCCCI hosts the inaugural
World Chinese Entrepreneurs Conventionin Singapore which is attended by more than 800 delegates from 75 cities and states in 30 countries and regions.
*1993: The chamber's clan-based
electionsystem of self-imposed divisions among clan lines is abolished, hence working together as a more united community.
*1995: The SCCCI becomes the first
chamber of commercein the region to obtain the ISO9002 certification.
World Chinese Business Network, an online networking website, is set up to facilitate business informationexchange and networking among Chinese businessmen and entrepreneurs worldwide.
*1997: The SCCCI's first Annual Internet Commerce Conference is organised. The event is now known as the
Infocomm Commerce Conference.
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hallis reopened to members of the public and foreign visitors as a new tourist attractionand national education centre after four years of renovationand restoration work.
*2006: The SCCCI officially launches the Enterprise Development Centre@SCCCI (EDC@SCCCI) and "Qiye Tong", the Chinese version of the EnterpriseOne portal, a one-stop online information service for small- and medium-sized enterprises.
*2006: The SCCCI unveiled the "
Dendrobium" Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry as its floralsymbol.
*2006: The SCCCI 100th Anniversary Commemorative Stamp Issue is launched. It is the first ever set of stamps issued by
Singapore Poston behalf of a local business organisation.
*2006: The Chamber's
centennialcelebrations take place, with the Asian Chinese Entrepreneurs Summit and a gala dinneras highlights.
The SCCCI Building is located on
Hill Street, facing the Armenian Church. The building has a blend of Chinese and Western architectural styles. Although this site has housed the SCCCI's headquarters since the early twentieth century, the current building was built only in 1963 to replace an old two-storey structure.
*National Heritage Board (2002), "Singapore's 100 Historic Places", Archipelago Press, ISBN 981-4068-23-3
* [http://english.sccci.org.sg/ Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI)]
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