GSIF

Global Social Innovators Forum

SIP Academy

SIP Academy

SEED

Social Entrepreneurship and Eco-Park Development

Empower For Good

Empower For Good

PaTH

Pop and Talent Hub

Our Social Impact

Our Social Impact

What is SIP?

Social Innovation Park Ltd (SIP) is an impartial, not-for-profit organisation based in Singapore that seeks to incubate changemakers across the 3P – people, public and private – sectors, to bring positive innovations to lives and societies, through cross-sector, high-impact collaborations.

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What’s happening at SIP?

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Rediscover Singapore’s Hidden Gems- featuring SEED@SIP

Social Innovation Park was featured in The Travel Intern’s Choose-Your-Own-Adventure video series among 20 hidden gems of Singapore, to encourage rediscovery of uniquely Singapore locales, supported by the Singapore Tourism Board. The rediscover Singapore series...

Pandemic Havens of Lush Gardens- SIP Featured on The Straits Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked off a surge in gardening and farming interest in Singapore, as many flocked to develop their interest as pandemic safe havens due to its eco-therapy effect on mental wellness and food resiliency and security issues taking centre stage...

Channel 8 News Featuring SEED@SIP

《8频道新闻》- 社会创新园餐厅农场生意好转 低潮期不忘服务社会 04/10/2020 随着阻断措施陆续解封,榜鹅一带的社会创新园访客量逐渐回升。入驻园区的餐厅和商业农夫,多数已调整业务模式顺应新常态。而园区也即将开设新的咖啡厅,为特需人士提供就业和培训机会。 社会创新园的七家集装箱餐厅,入夜后食客多了,但还是比过去少。步入解封第二阶段,生意逐渐好转。 餐厅经理陈爱萍说:“没有完全回来到100%,大概是70%、80%左右。在餐厅内用餐的减少很多,外卖帮助我们蛮多的,就是我们还是有继续我们的外卖促销,吸引人潮来。”...

Updates

Farming cultivates your well-being

  How farming improves your well-being To reduce Singapore’s reliance on international food chains, our country launched the “30 by 30” initiative in 2019 with the goal of producing 30% of its nutritional needs by 2030. As Singapore progresses,...

Pay-As-You-Can Breakfast@SEED

As part of the #SIPSEEDTheChange campaign, together with our supporting partners Clean Solutions, Chang Cheng and Koufu, we organised a community initiative “Pay As You Can Breakfast” to encourage the community to share in the spirit of giving especially as the...

CDC Mindful Farming

Social Innovation Park (SIP) launched a 4-session virtual Mindful Farming short course from November 9 to November 26, 2021, attended by the beneficiaries of Central Community Development Council (CDC) in the age group of 10-12 years from the safety of their homes. ...

Have you been to SEED (Social Entrepreneurship & Eco-Park Development) yet? It’s where food, farm and fun comes together! Besides 7 container restaurants which are themed according to individual social mission messages and different cuisines, there are farm plots showcasing eco-farming methods that are open to the public. Check out this video feature by Channel 5 about our SEED Park.

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In The Spotlight

A message from SIP’s Founder, Ms Penny Low.

“Dear all, the current coronavirus evoke much memory, and pls allow me to share a real story, with some thoughts on battling the current crisis. It’s a little long, but I’ll appreciate your patience.

I was at the frontline of the battle against SARS back in 2003. Back then, as a rookie Member of Parliament who just emerged from holding together Singapore’s multi-racial social fabric post 911, SARS was another test of our response, capability and character. Only this time, we were flying blind, not knowing what/who our enemy was.

We asked many questions and even simple things like should we still do handshakes? Nothing for ordinary folks but not doing so would cost us votes. Then very soon, we realised the severity of the situation. One of my residents became a victim and I visited her wake, where only her family was present, as she had to be cremated within 24 hours. Her family was both surprised and touched that we dared to visit. By then, we were out on the streets every day, teaching the right way to wash hands in multiple languages and dialects, distributing masks, taking temperatures of hawkers, commuters, passerby and strangers – knowing every second that we have put ourselves in a high risk category. One of my volunteers- a retired nurse told me “Ms Low, u don’t do it. You are young and if anything happens to you, it may cause a by-election. I’m old, let me do it.” If you’re in my shoes, you’ll understand that is tempting, especially since there’s 2 young children living under the same roof with me, and I have to isolate myself after doing all the temperature taking every day. But then again, if leaders do not have the courage and mettle to lead in times of uncertainty, then we are unworthy of our peoples’ confidence and trust. So I continued to stand in the frontline, to protect our people, knowing jolly well that anything can happen, and rewrote my will. And so did all my parliamentary colleagues.

As the days pass, we learnt more about SARS, and the appropriate measures. By then we have lost a few people whom we know personally, including our beloved top forensic doctor. Given the daily field trips, we have also witnessed first hand, the fear and rejection of those who have been quarantined or in the frontline, as well as the love of even strangers, who hung food outside the doors of those who have been quarantined, so they have enough to eat and know that they are being cared for. I know that I carried on the frontline fight, not just out of a sense of duty, but also because of the support of my grassroots volunteers and even no-name residents who send goodwill notes and tonics to my team.

Let’s face the crisis together, as a loving humanity. Many of our healthcare workers and volunteers (esp those in China) are at the battle against coronavirus now. Many are tired and maybe even fearful – for themselves, for their loved ones. They have put their lives at stake to protect public health. The least we can do, is to spread calm and accurate information. What we can do further, is to send them cheers, encouragement, loving messages electronically, or send them tonics, assistance(think about safety) and contribute meaningfully to the fight. I know and am sure that they will be warmed and encouraged by your acts, and pls do continue to cheer these heroes and heroines on, long after the fight.

Together, our positive and loving thoughts can conquer a lot more that we think.

Together, we can make a more inclusive, mindful and better world.

Thanks for allowing me to share. Please remember: the first line of defence is yourself. So do the right things – hand wash, mask if necessary, as per health advisory. Stay vigilant and be blessed.”

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