Friendship Express

Fifty Asian youths of eight nationalities - Burmese, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Filipino, Malaysian, Singaporean and Thai - participated in the Singapore International Foundation's new Friendship Express programme for bridging communities from 11 to 23 June. By taking part in this expedition, they gained insights and a better appreciation of different cultures, strengthen camaraderie and make friends with communities in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, through learning, collaborating on community projects, as well as living and travelling together.

Friendship Express 2013

50 student leaders from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam and China embarked on SIF’s second annual Friendship Express (FX) programme from 16 to 29 September 2013 for making friends and strengthening camaraderie among these student leaders and with communities in the region. The two-week multimodal learning journey spanned Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, and involved FX participants in cultural appreciation and exchange, engagements with more than 100 peers and local community members, as well as collaborations on social innovation projects with the latter to nurture the spirit of social responsibility, and encourage the application of knowledge gained from school and the new insights from the FX programme to the benefit of society.


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14 June 2018
SIF-NYC Collaborate to Build Regional Network of Young Changemakers

Singapore International Foundation (SIF) and National Youth Council (NYC) ink a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), formalising their partnership and commitment to collaborate on the ASEAN Youth Fellowship.

14 June 2018
Perspectives of an ASEAN Community from Around the Globe – SIF Launches Volume III of ‘Singapore: Insights from the Inside’

To commemorate Singapore’s chairmanship of ASEAN this year, the SIF has brought together perspectives from friends across the globe on what the ASEAN identity means to them and how Singapore has and can contribute towards a better ASEAN...

31 May 2018
Collaborating Across Abilities and Cultures

About 350 participants from 12 countries attended the Arts & Disability International Conference 2018 to share developments in the area of arts and disability.

16 May 2018
Enhancing Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services Programme in Surabaya

Some 200 Indonesian healthcare workers in Surabaya, Indonesia have been equipped with enhanced knowledge and skills to assess, treat and manage child and adolescent patients with emotional and behavioural issues. This follows a two-year...

4 September 2017
Friends for a Better World

Through the lens of National Geographic, find out how our Citizen Ambassadors help to build a Better World.



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