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Umbrella body for Chinese clan associations plans to increase scale of its events

Published on Feb 2, 2014 4:51 PM

The Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) is planning to expand the scale of its activities during the period leading up to the country's 50th birthday celebrations next year, said its president Chua Thian Poh.

The federation, which represents over 200 associations, jointly hosted the annual Spring Reception with Business China on Sunday. About 500 leaders of clan associations and businesses attended the event at SFCCA's building in Toa Payoh.

Its plans to scale up its activities includes expanding its Dragon Boat Festival and National Day sing-along events to invite more new immigrant groups, grassroots members and people of other races to participate. The Federation will also hold a short film competition with the theme "My Singapore Story" later this year.

"We hope that through these events, people from different communities will deepen their mutual understanding, and appreciate each others' cultures and customs," he said in Mandarin.

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