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2nd Quarter 2019

Launch of Temasek Shophouse

Launch of Temasek Shophouse

The launch of Temasek Shophouse marks a new beginning for the heritage-protected shophouses at 28 Orchard Road. As a locality designed to be a cradle for social impact, it aims to create a collaborative community space where policy makers and change makers can convene to seek solutions for challenges faced by society and the environment. At the same time, Temasek Shophouse brings Temasek’s philanthropic family — Temasek Trust, Temasek Foundation and Stewardship Asia Centre — together under one roof.

The social purpose programming that will be curated at Temasek Shophouse will reflect Temasek’s vision of an ABC World — Active economies, with jobs and opportunities; Beautiful societies, with equality and inclusion; and a Clean Earth, with fresh air, clear waters and a sustainable environment — aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations General Assembly for the year 2030.

Temasek Shophouse is also home to co-working partners with a focus on community development, diversity and inclusion, economic empowerment, and protection of the environment. These include ABC World Asia, a social impact investing firm; Foreword Coffee, an inclusive social enterprise café; and Miniwiz, a company dedicated to the circular economy and sustainability of the environment.

Temasek Shophouse will be collaborating with partners to develop thematic programmes and signature exhibitions, which will be refreshed from time to time to align with significant local and global events.  


About Temasek Shophouse
Nestled along downtown Orchard in a heritage building constructed in 1928, Temasek Shophouse stands today as a place where business and community, enterprise and philanthropy, hardware and heartware all come together under one roof. Its facilities include 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 Temasek Trust, Temasek Foundation and Stewardship Asia Centre.

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