On October 21st, the Singapore Guizhou Association held its 10th-anniversary celebration dinner at Zui Hua Lin. As one of the sponsors, the Singapore Chinese Baijiu Association was honored to be invited. The dinner also had the pleasure of hosting Mr. Zeng Shisheng, former Minister of State of Singapore, and Dr. Zhou Yuyun, Minister-Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Singapore. The Singapore Chinese Baijiu Association sincerely congratulates the Singapore Guizhou Association on reaching its 10th anniversary and wishes it continued prosperity in the future.
The Singapore Guizhou Association was officially registered in Singapore in July 2013. Comprised of Chinese nationals and overseas Chinese originally from Guizhou who reside in Singapore, it serves as a platform for social gatherings and information exchange. This allows members to come together, listen to their hometown dialect, share their experiences of entrepreneurship and struggles abroad, and support each other, facilitating their integration into Singapore’s diverse multicultural society.
During the dinner, Dr. Tang Liang, the President of the Guizhou Association, expressed his gratitude to all the council members, friends of the association, and sponsors for their generous donations and strong support. Guizhou is a region with a rich diversity of ethnic minorities, and by showcasing the cultural aspects of these minorities, they aim to increase awareness and understanding of Guizhou. Additionally, this contributes to the growth of local tourism and business in Guizhou. Dr. Tang Liang, the President, also presented Mr. Charles Oon, the President of the Singapore Chinese Baijiu Association, with the award for the Best Sponsor.
The mission of the Guizhou Association is to “assist Guizhou compatriots living in Singapore and provide services for the exchange between Singapore and Guizhou.” They achieve this by organizing and participating in various community activities, promoting unity and friendship among Guizhou natives and people of various ethnic backgrounds and community groups. They also strive to uphold traditional Chinese culture and strengthen connections between Guizhou natives worldwide and their hometown. Furthermore, they assist new immigrants in settling and thriving in the local community, enabling them to integrate into Singapore’s mainstream society.
This mission aligns well with the goals of the Singapore Chinese Baijiu Association. The Singapore Chinese Baijiu Association places importance on preserving Chinese culture, particularly the significant role that Chinese baijiu plays within it. Chinese baijiu is not just a beverage; it carries a rich history and cultural tradition.
Both organizations share a common interest in promoting the inheritance and development of Chinese culture and Chinese baijiu, contributing to the diversity of Singaporean society, and fostering friendly relations between Guizhou and Singapore.
The Singapore Chinese Baijiu Association has witnessed Moutai’s journey from Guizhou to all of China and from China to the world, gradually breaking boundaries and reaching beyond the Chinese community. The association has taken it upon itself to promote the inheritance and development of liquor culture, telling the Maotai “MEI” culture story and interpreting Moutai’s drinking culture, aesthetic genes, and aesthetic power. They continuously enrich the cultural expression of “MEI” and actively promote cultural exchanges and mutual learning between Chinese culture and cultures from around the world. In doing so, they play a role in leading Chinese baijiu towards a better presence on the global stage.