Gan Clan Singapore was conferred the coveted accolade of 2013 Clan of the Year Award (Excellent category) by the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA). The other distinguished winners were Kong Chow Wui Koon, Singapore Leong Khay Huay Kuan, Singapore Lam Ann Association and Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan.
The judges commended the Association for its successful transformation, praising its move in appointing professionals and researchers to establish Gan Heritage Centre. The Centre has made an immense educational contribution to society. With its bi-lingual environment‚ the Centre provides a rich cultural context to the contributions of the Gans to Singapore’s society and economy. It also highlights the Gans’ vision for its future. The judges also lauded the Association’s landmark move to transfer its asset management to a public trust.
“CONTINUITY OF HERITAGE” TROPHY
The trophy, which is designed by renowned contemporary glass studio Liuligongfang, was named “Continuity of Heritage”.
It stands tall and majestic, proudly bearing the engraving of the winner’s achievement on its façade. The words are presented in an elegant typeface aptly chosen to reflect the prestige of the accolade.
The perfect positioning of the logo and the glass pearl lends an exquisite touch to the distinguished design. Created from a blend of glass and wax, it is an ingenious work of art to marvel at.
Inspired by the enriching message of the Chinese Micro film “Door To Hope”, the design speaks of the optimistic and forward-looking philosophy of honouring the past while embracing the future. This visionary outlook on life opens up perspectives and creates possibilities.
Sitting on a solid foundation, the trophy exudes a sense of stability and stateliness, establishing itself as a symbol of might. The pristine transparency of the glass material conveys the spirit to excel. The merit of its design lies in its very simplicity, which blends the styles of timeless sophistication and vintage glamour to channel a unique aesthetic.