Gathering like-minded partners for cross-learning, collaboration and contribution


Change begins when we come together from different worlds to build a better one.

As a convenor of philanthropic ideas and best practices, Temasek Trust brings together leaders across communities, connecting them with a wellspring of ideas and innovations through the exchange of knowledge and sharing of information.


Temasek Trust Conversation

Temasek Trust Conversation (TTC) is one of Asia’s philanthropic-focused conference to facilitate dialogue and insightful panel discussions among experienced practitioners and thought-leaders on today’s giving landscape.

Organised by Temasek Trust, the Temasek Trust Conversation (TTC) is a signature event held annually to inspire and enable giving. The 4th edition of TTC themed "New Pathways of Philanthropy" was held on 29 October 2019. TTC 2019 brought to discussion how corporates can extend their philanthropic efforts into social enterprises, impact investing and also look at how social sector organisations in Singapore have used technology and social innovations to extend their impact as well as to strengthen governance through greater accountability and transparency. Through a case study, various innovations in closing the gap for aged care was also discussed. The new landscape of philanthropy can be open to exciting ventures, concepts and structures.

Temasek Shophouse

Temasek Shophouse is a social impact hub that seeks to encourage, enhance and elevate initiatives and activities that contribute towards the common good. We aim at fostering collaboration across different sectors, inspiring advancements in sustainability and community, and championing different models of philanthropy. Temasek Shophouse features an event space and an embedded social enterprise café, a rooftop garden, co-working spaces, meeting and function rooms, and offices for the staff from the Temasek Family of Foundations, Stewardship Asia Centre and Temasek Trust. It is a place where business and community, enterprise and philanthropy, hardware and heartware all come together under one roof.

Temasek Shophouse is nestled in the middle of the last remaining street-block of buildings along downtown Orchard that was gazetted for conservation by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) in 2007. Boasting a rich heritage, the Temasek Shophouse building was built in 1928 as part of Singapore’s postwar development of the lower end of Orchard Road. It was also one of the first buildings in Singapore to feature spiral staircases. After being put up for tender by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) in May 2017, the building has now been carefully restored. While historical elements and structures have been carefully preserved, innovative features and modern touches have also been included as we now reimagined the new space as the cradle for social impact.

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