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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15 August 2018
Singapore and Indonesia Work Together to Benefit Over 50,000 Lives Annually in East Java, Indonesia

Launch of four-year programme seeks to address the universal challenge of reducing mortality rate of infants and children under five years of age.

13 July 2018
Young Changemakers Of The SIF’S 2018 YSE Programme Gain Keen Insights Into Singapore’s Social Entrepreneurship Scene Ahead Of Their Final Pitching Session In October

This year marks the first time shortlisted participants were brought on a study visit to Singapore, and they received no less of an enriching experience than their alumni peers who had gone to Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur in previous years.

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.

8 August 2018
President’s Inaugural Visit to the Singapore International Foundation

The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) warmly welcomed Madam Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore, during her inaugural visit as Patron at the SIF’s premises on 18 July. More than 80 Citizen Ambassadors, SIF programme...

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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