|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
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
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.