Brief History of The Singapore Glass Association
In May 1969, the newly-enacted “Restrictive Regulations for Glass Import” imposed a fixed quota for glass import at 120% of 1968’s glass import figures. This regulation seriously impacted the operations and developmental aspects of Singapore’s glass industry.
In actual fact, the quota was set to support and spur the growth and development of the glass industry in Singapore, and to protect the emerging industries, and encourage local merchants to invest and set up glass manufacturing factories, so as to reduce the dependency on external and exported glass products.
It was during that period in time where a group of merchants who were concerned with the common interests of the industry decided to come together and call for the forming of an association that would uphold and fight for the interest of the industry from the government.
In the very same year, the “Singapore Glass Merchants & Glaziers Association” was organised and founded, and had petitioned, reflected and communicated issues faced by the industry to the relevant authorities and government.
On 20th May 1969, Tuesday at 6pm sharp, seventeen glass traders gathered at The Majestic Restaurant at Bukit Pasoh Road, and decided to form an association to collectively appeal to The Government to lift the quota. After the meeting, a Pro tem Committee consisting of the following members was formed.
The organizing committee subsequently drafted the constitutions and applied for registration, while simultaneously represented the industry to petition and communicate issues faced by fellow industry members to the relevant authorities. The association registration was approved in the same year on the 14th July. Consequently, the government finally retracted plans to embark on the quota system on the 5th November, and continued with free trade policies.
1st Term Of Executive Committee
|Chairman||Mr. Ho Kok Cheong|
|Vice Chairman||Mr. K. Abdulgani|
|Secretary||Mr. Tok Tio Nghee|
|Assistant Secretary||Mr. Tok Tio Nghee|
|Treasurer||Lai Kwai Fong|
|Assistant Treasurer||Mr. Lye Chee Hoong|
|Supt. Social Committee||Mr. Kuan Ying Lam|
|Supt. Welfare||Mr. Yong Kong Lian|
|Supervisory||Mr. Tang Chin Kuan|
|Committee Members||Mr. Chin Yit Wing|
|Mr. Goh Im Moe
|Mr. Goh Hui Meng
|Mdm Soo Wong Sum
|Mr. Lau Puck Hoi
|Mr. M. A. Sella Maricar
|Special Committee||Mr. Normohamed Abdul Kadir
|Mr. Ho Tong Cheong|
After applying for so many years, the new name and the new logo of the Association have been approved by the Registrar of Societies on the 30 January 2004. The new name is "新加坡玻璃公会 Singapore Glass Association". Both names are simple and easy to recognize.
35th Term Executive Committee Of The Singapore Glass Association (2018-2020)
|Chairman||Mr. Gan Geok Chua|
|Honorary Advisor cum Executive Committee Member||Mr. Gan Chee Siong|
|Vice-Chairman||Mr. Mak Kwan Hoong|
|Vice-Chairman||Mr. Tan Gee Cheng|
|Secretary General||Mr. Simon Goh Lian Seah|
|Assistant Secretary General||Mr. Adrian Goh Sin Han|
|Treasurer||Mr. Gan Pay Yap|
|Assistant Treasurer||Ms. Janice Leong Miew Chan|
|Social Affairs Executive||Mr. Chew Yeow Teng|
|Assistant Social Affairs Executive||Mr. Alex Chong Chee Yong|
|Assistant Social Affairs Executive||Mr. Sean Liew|
|Disciplinary Executive||Mr. Kee Seah Meh|
|Assistant Disciplinary Executive||Mr. Tony Loh Mei Hin|
|Public Relations Executive||Mr. Chew Ker Yee|
|Asst. Public Relations Executive||Ms. Sara Ang|
|Technical Executive||Mr. Melvin Po Sze Wei|
|Assistant Technical Executive||Mr. Marcus Lim|
|Assistant Technical Executive||Mr. Ong Zee Zon|
|Assistant Technical Executive||Mr. Adam Tan Wah Kian|
|Executive Committee Member||Mr. Gan Chee Siong|
|Executive Committee Member||Mr. Teo Eu Oon|
|Executive Committee Member||Mr. George Rao Guo Zhong|
|Executive Committee Member||Mr. Max Hong|
|Executive Committee Member||Mr. Benjamin Lim|
|Executive Committee Member||Mr. Gan Pay Chee|
|Honorary Auditor||Mr. David Ng Ann Eng|
|Assistant Honorary Auditor||Mr. Chan Yew Kong|