Monetary Authority of Singapore Annual Report 2012/2013
MAS Dinner & Dance 2012

Our fellow colleagues displaying their hidden talents in singing, dancing and music.

It was a night of glitz and glamour on 6 July 2012 at the Swissotel Ballroom. The theme of the Dinner & Dance was MASmerise and staff were certainly dressed up to the nines to mesmerise one another. One of the highlights was the staff performance showcase. The audience were thrilled to see a different side of their fellow colleagues displaying their hidden talents in singing, dancing and music. Besides the staff performances, guests were entertained by a Michael Jackson impersonator who showed off some slick moves such as the famous moonwalk. The emcee for the night also worked the crowd with his witty jokes and dance moves. The atmosphere was light-hearted with plenty of laughter shared among colleagues throughout the night.

Inter-Central Bank Games 2012 – Mini Cross Country

The ICBG contingent posing “gangnam style” at the picturesque Candi Borobodur

The 36th Inter-Central Bank Games (ICBG) was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. MAS’ athletes took part in the games which was held from 28 September to 1 October 2012. The five competing sports included fishing, 9-ball pool, running, men’s basketball and ladies’ futsal. MAS performed above expectations and produced one of our best performances in history. The fishing team clinched the top spot while both the 9-ball pool team and the running team bagged the silver awards. Men’s basketball and ladies’ futsal came in third and fourth placing respectively. Despite the outstanding achievement, what we valued more were the friendships we have forged both with our colleagues and with our regional counterparts.

The Christmas food distribution to the visually impaired as well as to households receiving assistance from Government-funded ComCare programmes, was a heart-warming exercise. Staff pledged and donated food items like rice, cooking oil, canned food, biscuits, sachets of instant beverage, sugar/salt and condiments. Volunteers also stepped forward to deliver to different parts of Singapore the gift packages directly to the 24 families of the visually impaired, registered with the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped. A sizeable donation of food items were also transferred to the Boys Brigade’s headquarters to beef up their collection under the Boys Brigade Share-a-Gift programme. This could only be made possible with all who volunteered their money, time, sweat and trolleys to make this event a meaningful one for the less privileged in our society during the Christmas season.