ST Run: Samwoh Corporation is building employee engagements for the third year running

Construction company Samwoh Corporation will have 250 employees and their family members in this year's ST Run.
Construction company Samwoh Corporation will have 250 employees and their family members in this year's ST Run.PHOTO COURTESY OF SAMWOH CORPORATION

Construction company Samwoh Corporation has been involved in building several structures here, including the Sentosa Gateway Tunnel and the flyover at the West Coast Highway and Clementi Road junction.

Off the road, the firm has also been building its commitment to improving its employees' health and well-being, and one of the ways it has done this is by consistent participation in The Straits Times Run.

A total of 250 Samwoh staff and their families will join this year's ST Run on Sept 23 - the company's largest contingent in its third straight year of participation.

It is not only looking after its employees' welfare during the race, but that commitment also extends before and after the race too.

Its participants are enrolled in the pre-race healthy cooking and yoga classes, all of which will be subsidised by the company.

After the race, they can relax in the company's hospitality tent at the end-point carnival, where food and beverages will be served.

Said Samwoh Corporation's chief executive officer Eric Soh: "We are proud to support the ST Run and, by extension, The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF).

"The STSPMF benefits over 10,000 children and youth from low-income families each year and this is one of the many little ways Samwoh is doing our part to be a better corporate citizen and giving back to our society."

He also lauded the ST Run, which will end under the dome of the National Stadium, as "a fantastic opportunity for all levels of employees to come together with their families".

Explaining how this is part of the company's efforts to encourage its staff to create a balance between their work and personal lives, he added: "Being able to spend time with the family is important as it develops mental resilience and creates a more positive work environment.

"Through this sporting event, we are also encouraging our employees to stay healthy as part of our Total Workplace Safety and Health commitment. Our employees' personal well-being is of utmost importance to us."

Executive engineer Aye Nandar, who will run the 5km race with the Samwoh contingent, will be taking part in the ST Run for the third time. She said: "The pre-event workshops will equip me with skills beyond running to ensure my personal well-being.

"Being able to participate in this event with my family and colleagues from different business units allows the company to bond together as one Samwoh family."

This year's ST Run comprises three categories - 5km, 10km and 18.45km. Registration is $50, $60 and $70, respectively. Past participants enjoy a loyal runner rate and need only pay $38, $48 and $58, respectively.

 • Those interested in corporate packages can get in touch at Go to to register for the ST Run.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2018, with the headline 'Building employee engagement for the third year running'. Print Edition | Subscribe