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On October 18, the President of Singapore Halimah Yacob, launched the book, “Singapore Co-operatives, Singapore Stories”, a commemorative book published by the Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF), at SNCF’s final art-themed pop-up installation at Plaza Singapura. It covers the contribution of cooperatives to the development of Singapore. It contains historical accounts and anecdotes from the time when Singapore’s first co-op was registered in 1925. Today, there are more than 80 cooperatives which provide affordable goods and services to more than 1,000,000 Singaporeans. President Halimah Yacob gave the books to 15 cooperators, whose stories are told in the pages.

 

(L-R) Ms. Dolly Goh, CEO, SNCF, President Halimah Yacob, Mr. Kok Kwong Kwek, CEO, NTUC Learning Hub.

 

President Yacob then toured the cooperative booths (showcasing cooperative stories and their contributions) and interacted with representatives of cooperatives at the exhibit. She visited the pop-art installation and the cooperative history journey wall which highlights how cooperatives have helped better the lives of Singaporeans by addressing the social needs. Copies of the book will be available at public and school libraries in Singapore from next month. You can view photographs from the launch here.