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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8 February 2018
Singapore and Vietnam Work Together to Boost Haemodialysis Care in North Vietnam

The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) partners with Hanoi Medical University (HMU) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) for the first time to enhance standards in haemodialysis care for over 5,000 kidney patients in the region.

9 January 2018
Celebrating Friendships for a Better World

SIF Connects! Singapore saw over 100 international participants rekindle longstanding ties with the Singaporean community while gaining new insights of the country’s culture and social innovation landscape.

2 January 2018
Working Together To Raise the Level of Teaching Mathematics & Science in Bangalore

Three-year SIF-Parikrma partnership kickstarts a scalable and sustainable collaboration between Singaporean and Indian primary school educators focusing on pedagogical and assessment methods.

28 December 2017
Minister Yaacob Ibrahim’s Visit to Water for Life Project in Siem Reap

Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information Dr Yaacob Ibrahim visited the Singapore International Foundation’s (SIF) Water for Life project in the Prasat Bakong district in Siem Reap on 30 November 2017. His visit, to see...

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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