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Contributions to nation-building

A look at the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s role in Singapore’s development

The SCCCI’s representatives contributed physically and financially towards the building of Nanyang University (Nantah). Nantah would go on to produce many illustrious alumni for Singapore before it merged with the University of Singapore in 1980.

SINGAPORE grew out of an immigrant community; many were migrants who had originated from hometowns in China or other parts of Asia. After residing in Singapore for many years, the Chinese in Singapore no longer saw themselves as sojourners on foreign soil but nursed plans to stay permanently in