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Community Relations

The Manager brings cheer to beneficiaries including youths from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore).

As a responsible corporate citizen, Keppel REIT is committed to give back to the community wherever it operates.

The Manager takes proactive efforts to foster and maintain strong relations with its tenants, encourage further growth of the REIT sector and seek to make a difference in the lives of the less privileged.

Strengthening Tenant and Industry Relations
To celebrate another year of friendship with its tenants and business partners, the 10th Keppel REIT and 40th Ocean Financial Centre Golf Tournament 2015 was held on 18 June 2015 at the Sentosa Golf Club. About 100 golfers participated in the annual game which provided a platform for the Manager to interact and strengthen ties with tenants and other stakeholders.

On 23 May 2015, Keppel REIT participated in the inaugural REITs Symposium where it shared industry insights, as well as updated on Keppel REIT and its business operations. The event, which attracted over 1,300 investors, was jointly organised by Share Investor and REIT Association of Singapore (REITAS) to further promote the growth and development of the industry.

As one of the founding members of REITAS, Keppel REIT hosted close to 40 members to an afternoon tea session in October 2015 to forge closer ties among members in the Singapore REIT (S-REIT) community.

In educating the youth about the REIT industry, the Manager hosted 45 students in July 2015 to an introductory session on the REIT and office sectors in Singapore. The session, aimed at providing students insights on S-REITs, as well as an understanding of Keppel REIT's business operations, was part of the Asian Cities Programme by the Real Estate Academy in China.

Separately, the Manager's CEO Ms Ng Hsueh Ling addressed about 30 members from the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers at a session in July 2015 where she shared her industry knowledge and experience. Ms Ng also shared her working experience with students of West Spring Secondary School during a dialogue session at the 5th Annual Character and Citizenship Education Lecture in August 2015.

Supporting Good Causes
The Manager continues to support and make a positive impact to the community.

In June 2015, a total of 64 Keppel REIT employees, children, parents, caregivers and staff from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore) (MDAS) visited the Alive Museum and experienced art come to life.

On 13 November 2015, the Manager's staff joined Keppelites from across the Group and more than 6,000 participants from the finance industry and Singapore-listed companies in pounding the pavements of Singapore's central business district (CBD) in support of the SGX Bull Charge Charity Run 2015.

Keppel REIT was also a silver sponsor for the Mindset Challenge, a vertical marathon held at Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1 on 15 November 2015. The Manager's staff scaled 33 storeys to raise funds and awareness on mental health illness.

Promoting the Arts
A firm supporter of the arts, the Manager continued to inject vibrancy into Singapore's business and financial district through art-related activities and performances throughout the year.

Tenants at Ocean Financial Centre and those working in the vicinity enjoyed lunchtime musical performances, courtesy of young musicians from LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Lunchtime jazz and Chinese ensemble performances were also held at

Ocean Financial Centre and Marina Bay Link Mall in February 2015 as part of the Lunar New Year celebrations.

In April 2015, Keppel REIT organised "An Evening of Music" to mark the final performance of its grand Steinway D-274 piano. The Manager had purchased the grand piano in 2012 to commemorate its name change from K-REIT Asia to Keppel REIT. The piano had been filling the lobby of Ocean Financial Centre with melodies, bringing music and the arts closer to tenants of Ocean Financial Centre and those working in the CBD for the past two years. The piano was donated to the School of the Arts Singapore in June 2015.

A flash mob piano performance presented by Zurich Insurance and supported by Keppel REIT also took place at Ocean Financial Centre in July 2015, creating an explosion of melodies, entertaining tenants and passers-by with their lunchtime performance. The performance was part of the Zurich Blue Piano Experience tour, a project which aims to bring Singaporeans together through music.

Rounding up the year in December 2015, the lobbies of Ocean Financial Centre and Bugis Junction Towers were filled with Christmas tunes by the Anglo Chinese Junior College choir group. Adding to the Christmas cheer, the Manager also gave away cookies from the MINDS Bakers.