This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. These terms may be used by Singaporeans in the past or at present. Some of the terms are read in print while others are used in our everyday conversations.
An activity organised for employees of companies and their families.
In 1991, the Singapore Government published the “White Paper on Shared Values”, which recognised that the family unit should be part of the Shared Values that Singaporeans should uphold. They believed in the Shared Value of “family as the basic unit of society”, and that the families were the building blocks upon which a stronger and more stable society was formed.
The Government advocates and promotes the importance of family, while encouraging harmonious family relations. The Families for Life Council under the Ministry of Social and Family Development champions harmonious family relations, with the aim of building strong and resilient families to encourage social unity. Hence, government agencies, companies and organisations in Singapore specially organise activities for their employees and families.
The purpose of organising a family day is to encourage family members to bond with each other, and to strengthen family cohesion through the organised activities. It also serves as an opportunity for employees to get to know their colleagues’ family members, while allowing employees to build better relationships and communicate more effectively with each other.
国际家庭日 (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan)
Family day in Singapore is generally different from International Family Day celebrated in other regions. In Singapore, family days are mainly initiated by the people to emphasise the importance of family, improve the status and condition of the family unit, and to enhance communication among family members. Art-related competitions or educational workshops are typical activities organised for such days.
tú yāo jié
quán miàn fáng wèi rì
gū jiā jĭng chá tuán