top of page
Book no.1
Book no.2



Year 2012/2013

Project Consultancy

Top Honours for Clan of the Year 2013 and 2015 awarded by Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations

Supported by:

National Heritage Board,

National Archives of Singapore

Academic Advisors: 

Prof Yen Ching-Hwang,

Prof Wong Sin Kiong

Chinese culture originated in China, it is also seen as ethnic civilisation. Culture is the variability of these unique local traditions which derived from clan associations, dialect/ kinship organizations and temples from one place to another. Culture evolves and often been oblivious apparently when early migrants settling down and adapting into new nation building process. Clan associations have rooms for new progress as government's attitude changed in facing globalisation challenges.


Today, Singapore has some 300 clan associations with membership ranging from 100 to 4,000 and in Malaysia, there are about 7,000 clan associations. It is estimated there were once 400 clan associations in Indonesia, 67 in Thailand, 39 in Philippines while there is no firm figures for Vietnam and Brunei. Chinese clan associations possess intangible and tangible resources, from loyal members, properties, network and rich historical culture. There are ways in developing a strong sense of national identity for new nations in Southeast Asia, on this basis, by allowing the various ethnic groups to retain their own cultural identity. The questions of how majority ethnic Chinese in Singapore for example deepening their own culture and the possibility of having clan associations to play a more active role, is worth exploring.

Social impact is measured from few perspectives by visitors hosted, volunteers deployed, new members recruited, research projects embarked, heritage budget initiated, new revenue created.

Learning Journey Programme

Preparing the next generation as Leader under Talent Development Scheme partnering with schools.



Jun 2012
Decided for a heritage centre, plan, conceptualisation, execution.

Jul 2013
Our first footprint in Singapore Heritage Festival 2013.
33 visitors, 5 volunteers.

Sep 2013
The official opening of Gan Heritage Centre by Minister Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health.
110 invited guests.


Mar 2014
Reimbursement of project grant by National Heritage Board.
45% grant reimbursement based on 3300 visitorship.

Apr 2014
Clan of the Year Award. Top 5 winners of the award.

Jun 2014
Second year in Singapore Heritage Festival 2014.
144 visitors, 28 volunteers.


Jan 2015

Listed on Ministry of Education as National Education Learning Journey spot.
Target a school a month.

Mar 2015
We are a member of Museum Roundtable under National Heritage Board.

Apr 2015
Third year in Singapore Heritage Festival 2015.
Target 350 visitors, 56 volunteers from 7 schools.

Jun 2015
Co-organised with National Art Council on 1st Singapore Poetry Festival
2 weeks exhibition by writers, poets, artists, photographers.

Aug 2015
Eleven selected participating organizations in Istana Art 2015 organised by Singapore Art Museum (SAM) on 2 Aug 2015, hosted the visit by President Dr Tony Tan, Minister Sam Tan, NHB CEO and top management to Gan Heritage Centre booth for a calligraphy demonstration.
Attracted 1,100 visitors, including 5 performers, 25 teachers and student volunteers from the Clan and Gan Eng Seng School.​


Apr 2016
Clan of the Year Award. Top 5 winners of the award.

Apr/ May 2016
Forth year in Singapore Heritage Festival 2016
Bt Pasoh Road Street Festival officiated by Member of Parliament  Baey Yam Keng.

May 2016

Partnering with National Heritage Board (NHB) on Children’s Season.


Jul 2016

Partnering with Committee for Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL) and Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) to launch cultural learning journey for students from 5 schools.

Aug 2016

Partnering with Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) to launch cultural learning journey for elderly.


Oct 2016

Partnering with Google by listing Gan Heritage Centre on Google Cultural Institute platform with street view feature, contract signed in Jun 2015 and media launch on 22 Oct 2016 leverages the platform to its latest exhibit updates online.

Dec 2016

Nominated by National Heritage Board (NHB)/ Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) as Tote Board and Singapore Turf Club’s grant recipient in President’s Charity Cup 2016.

Opening of Gan Heritage Centre


Appointed as Curator and Project Consultant in Gan Clan Singapore’s transformation plan including strategic planning and standard operating system for the clan association as well as spearheaded the setting up of Gan Heritage Centre with grant funding from National Heritage Board and renovation investment. It is now a member of Museum Roundtable under National Heritage Board since 2015.

bottom of page