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.

Chairman Ho Kok Cheong
Vice Chairman Mr. K. Abdulgani
Secretary Tok Tio Nghee
Assistant Secretary Tan Song Guan
Treasurer Lai Kwai Fong
Assistant Treasurer Lye Chee Hoong
Social Supt Ho Tong Cheong  
Auditor Tang Chin Kuan  
Welfare Yong Kong Lian
  Goh Hui Beng
  Soo Wong Sum
  Lau Puck Hoi
Members Chin Yit Wing
  Mr. M. A. Sellar Marikar
  Mr. S. A. Abdul Kadar
  Mr. Normohamed Abdul Kadir

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. Tan Song Guan
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.

31st Term Of Executive Committee Of The Singapore Glass Association (2010-2012)

Chairman 颜志雄先生 - Mr. Gan Chee Siong
Vice Chairman 罗美兴先生 - Mr. Tony Loh Mei Hin
General Affairs Officer 吴令声先生 - Mr. Simon Goh Lian Seah
Assistant General Affairs Officer 陈治江先生 - Mr. Tan Gee Cheng
Treasurer 梁妙珍小姐 - Ms Janice Leong Miew Chan
Assistant Treasurer 纪锡猛先生 - Mr. Kee Seah Meh
Social Affairs Officer 郑有福PBM先生 - Mr. Tay Yew Hock PBM
Assistant Social Affairs Officer 邱武成先生 - Mr. Khoo Boo Seng
Supervisor 黄道美先生 - Mr. Ng Tan Bee
Assistant Supervisor 王裕云先生 - Mr. Ong Zee Zon
Public Relations Officer 颜毓泉先生 - Mr. Gan Geok Chua
Assistant Public Relations Officer 陈华东先生 - Mr. Tan Hwa Tong
Chinese Language Secretary 卓聪盛先生 - Mr. Toh Chong Sin
Asst. Chinese Language Secretary 张友温先生 - Mr. Teo Eu Oon
English Language Secretary 洪佳赐先生 - Mr. Ang Keah Ser
Asst. English Language Secretary 叶丽华小姐 - Ms Ruby Yap Li Wah
Recreation Officer 邓泽南先生 - Mr. Thomas Tien Chek Nam
Assistant Recreation Officer 周耀顶先生 - Mr. Chew Yeow Teng
Executive Committee Members 林碧卿小姐 - Ms Janice Lim Peck Ching
  潘施名先生 - Mr. Phoon Seu Meng
Auditor 唐海庭先生 - Mr. Sebastian Tng Hai Pheng
Executive Secretary 沈锦兰小姐 - Ms Shen Jin Lan