Dear Residents of the South East District,

This year we commemorate Singapore's bicentennial experience exhibition at the Fort Caning is 'From Singapore to Singaporean', and it highlight three key attributes in our Singaporean DNA since 200 years ago: multiculturalism openness and self-determination. Indeed, in the 700 years Singapore's history, Singapore has been open and connected to the rest of the world, and welcomes people from all races and cultures to set roots here. And despite the many tumultuous periods in our history, it is our fighting spirit and self-determination that have helped us overcome our challenges and come out stronger. 

These learning points continue to be relevant to us today — at all levels — from individuals to families to neighbourhoods, to communities and Singapore society as a whole. We strengthen our relationship through mutual respect and a shared vision. We know the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Working together and supporting those who need help will ensure that our society matures with no one left behind. Success goes beyond economic progress and wealth. Success is when diversity is seen as an asset, and when every member feels rooted and valued and will strive to do his or her best for the betterment of society.

South East CDC continues to strive to realise this vision through our programmes that strengthen our social infrastructure and promote active citizenry. We look forward to engaging more community partners as we journey together through challenging times, overcome them with determination, and succeed as our predecessors have done. 


Dr Maliki Osman
Mayor, South East District
Grassroots Adviser to East Coast GRC GROs
And MP for East Coast GRC