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SRSC FUND RAISING GALA DINNER 2017 AND CELEBRATING 110 YEARS OF AA SINGAPORE

This year, the Singapore Road Safety Council (SRSC) organised its Fundraising Gala Dinner jointly with the Automobile Association of Singapore (AA Singapore), which celebrated its 110th anniversary in Singapore. The combined event was held on 21 October 2017 at the Marina Bay Sands Jasmine Ballroom, and graced by the Minister for Home Affairs and Law, Mr K Shanmugam.

Established in 1907, AA Singapore is a leading motoring association in Singapore. AA Singapore has been a strong partner of SRSC since its inception, as both hold the common vision of promoting safer road use in Singapore. The theme of this year’s gala dinner celebrations was “Towards Safer Roads in Singapore”.

At the dinner, Mr Shanmugam spoke of the need to leverage technology to provide more effective means of training for road users on road safety, the importance of strengthening partnership with industrial stakeholders, and building a culture of gracious driving. Subsequently, a road safety video, the first in a series of five videos, was launched by the minister. The road safety video, which targets pedestrians, employs humour to bring across road safety messages in an entertaining and engaging way. The video has been uploaded onto social media such as Facebook and YouTube to reach out to a larger audience.

Tokens of appreciation were given to SRSC sponsors and donors, and the champion awards for the Singapore Road Safety Awards 2017 presented to the recipients/ winners during the dinner. This was followed by the cake-cutting ceremony in celebration of AA Singapore’s 110th anniversary. As the final highlight of the evening’s programme, Mr Shanmugam signed on a pledge board, together with SRSC Chairman Bernard Tay and senior representatives from the Traffic Police and Land Transport Authority.

Guests were entertained by Ms Oscar Ng’s sand art performance, themed “Towards Safer Roads in Singapore”, as well as by local singing duo MXGX, who charmed the guests with their soothing selection of songs for the night. Last but not least, the Singapore Police Quintet ended the night with their popular Latino repertoire.