As an extension of our CSR objectives, we source for meaning corporate gifts, through charities and/or social enterprises.
One of the organisations we have been supporting is The Art Faculty (“TAF”). TAF, the appointed Merchandise & Art Representative of Pathlight School, is a platform that celebrates the abilities of people with autism and related challenges through the sales of artwork and product.
We presented two paintings from TAF to our Guest of Honour, Ms Sun Xueling, and Special Guest Speaker, Madam Zhong Manying, at our event entitled “Looking Ahead – What’s in store for Singapore and China businesses in 2019 and beyond”. The painting by Perry Lim depicts the iconic Keong Saik Road in Singapore and the painting by Glenn Phua depicts a Singapore street scene in 1960. Both Perry and Glenn are artists of Pathlight School's Artist Development Programme (“ADP”). Launched in April 2011, ADP is a signature programme that aims to uncover artistic talents in students and develop their potential.
On a separate occasion, we hosted the Vice Minister of Justice of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Xiong Xuanguo, as part of his official visit to Singapore to enhance legal exchange and cooperation between China and Singapore. As a token of appreciation, we presented Vice Minister Xiong with a painting by Tang Wen Xi, student of Pathlight School, the first autism-focused school in Singapore. Depicting a local hawker centre scene, the painting by Wen Xi artfully captures a key aspect of Singapore life.
In 2019, we were honoured to host our Special Guest Speaker, Edwin Tong, SC at a seminar on the new laws to counter the spread of online falsehoods in Singapore which our Firm jointly organised with the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and the Singapore Press Club. We presented a lacquerware box with detailed illustration of Singapore’s central business district to Mr Tong as a token of appreciation. This stationery box was designed by Glenn Phua, an artist from Pathlight School.
At our annual Christmas Dinner in 2018, our door gift titled “Cookie Petite Jar” were baked and packed by the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS). The proceeds from the sale of these cookies went towards supporting the vocational skills training for persons with intellectual disability.