Business Contacts

Expat advice on how to organize your job search in Singapore 

Introduction

  As networking is the other vital option to find a job in Singapore, we have listed a number of business contacts below. We specially recommend the last section on Volunteering - often highly underestimated yet hugely rewarding in many ways.  

Business Clubs/Professional Groups 

  There is a large number of professional groups to join for networking in Singapore. We recommend to join associations with a mixed membership rather than one which is concentrating on expatriate. You should not under- estimate the importance of local business men and women assisting you in meeting the right mix of people for your trade.   The links established often stretch far beyond Singapore and the region and your Singapore contacts might come in handy for any future job in another country.   Visit also the section Expat Views and the sections on expatriate clubs as they provide excellent opportunities to meet interesting people.  

 Business Women Associations

 
The Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) was established in 1980 as the National Coordinating body of women’s organisations in Singapore. SCWO has more than 50 member organisations, which represent over 500,000 women, and it serves to unite them to work toward ideals of ‘Equal Space, Equal Voice and Equal Worth’ for women in Singapore.

SCWO is represented on various government and inter-ministry committees, as well as regional and international bodies where it contributes views in the areas of family, women, and gender equality.


Some members of SCWO:
Association of Women for Action (AWARE)
PrimeTime Business and Professional Women's Association
Singapore Business and Professional Women's Association (SBPWA)
Singapore Women's Association
Financial Women's Association of Singapore
Young Women's Leadership Connection
 

International Business  Associations

 
Addresses
American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham)               #16 -07 Shaw Center               1 Scotts Road               Tel: 6 235 0077               Fax: 6 7325917 http://www.amcham.org.sg
Association of Dutch Businessmen               22 Camden Park               Tel: 6 467 0510               Fax: 6 467 0350 http://www.adb.org.sg/
Austrian Business Association               c/o Milba Far East Pte Ltd               Tel: 6 545 3869               Fax: 6 545 3958
Belgium & Luxembourg Association of Singapore               Email: blasing@ singnet.com.sg
British Business Association (BBA)               79 Duxton Road               Tel: 6 227 7861               Fax: 6 : 227 7021 http://www.britcham.org.sg/asp/ general.asp?MenuItemId=73
Canada-Singapore Business Association (CSBA)               #03-01 Canada House               7 Amoy Street/Far East Square               Tel: 6 738 9232               Fax: 6 738 9227 http://www.cancham.org.sg/
Career Resource Center for Expatriates (CRCE)               c/o American Association of Singapore               Tel: 6 738 0371 http://www.aasingapore.com
ConneXions               Young Professionals Group               Tel: 6 738 0371               Fax: 6 738 3648 http://www.aasingapore.com/connexions.htm
Danish Business Association of Singapore (DABS)               #13-01 United Square               101 Thomson Road               c/o Royal Danish Embassy               Tel: 6 250 8991               Fax: 6 253 3764 http://www.dabs-singapore.com/
Delegate of German Industry & Commerce in Singapore               #04-73 German Centre               25 International Business Park               Tel: 6 562 9000               Fax: 6 561 4616
Finish Business Council               c/o Embassy of Finland               101 Thomson Road               #21-03 United Square               Tel: 6 254 4042               Fax: 6 255 3217
Frauenhofer Liason Office Singapore (German)               Singapore Science Park 1               3 Science Park Drive #04-15               Tel: 6 777 7656 Fax: 6 777 2993
French Business Association (FBA) http://fbasingapore.com/index.cfm               89 Neil Road               Tel: 6 226 6101               Fax: 6 226 6378
German Business Association               #05-00 TAL Building               39A Jalan Pemimpin               Tel: 6 353 6841               Fax: 6 353 6962 http://www.gba.org.sg/
German Centre for Industry and Trade               #04-108 German Centre               25 International Business Park               Tel: 6 562 8020               Fax: 6 562 8029 http://www.germancentre.com
Indonesian Business Association of Singapore               21 Cantonment Road #02-00               Tel: 6 221 5063               Fax: 6 221 5064
Irish Business Association (IBA)               #08-02 541 Orchard Road               Tel: 6 733 2180               Fax: 6 733 0291
Italian Business Association               #12-05 World Trade Centre               Tel: 6 273 1444               Fax: 6 278 1954 http://www.iic.org.sg
Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry               # 12-04 MAS Bldg               10 Shenton Way               Tel: 6 221 0541               Fax: 6 225 6197
Korean Business Association               #02-07/08 Hoanam Building               27 Foch Road               Tel: 6 299 966               Fax: 6 298 8806
New Zealand-Singapore Business Council               391A Orchard Road               #15-02 Ngee Ann City               Tel: 6 235 7119               Fax: 6 737 6784               http://www.nzsbc.com/
Norwegian Business Association               c/o Royal Norwegian Embassy               16 Raffles Quay               #44-01 Hong Leong Building               Tel: 6 220 7122               Fax: 6 220 2191 http://www.nbas.org.sg
Portugal Business Association               Tel: 6334 1231
Singapore Australia Business Council               Robinson Road PO Box 70               Tel: 6 298 6117               Fax: 6 2933780 http://www.ozalumni.org.sg/messages.htm
Singapore American Business Association (in California)               333 Twin Dolphin Drive               Suite 145               Redwood City, CA 94065               Tel: 6 415-252-1150               Fax: 6 415-252-1160 http://www.saba-usa.org/
Singapore International Chamber of Commerce               #10-01 John Hancock Tower               6 Raffles Quay               Tel: 6 224 1255               Fax: 6 224 2785 http://www.sicc.com.sg/
Spanish Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) One Raffles Quay North Tower, Level 25 Singapore 048583 Tel: 6622 5822 http://www.sccs.sg/
Swedish Business Association of Singapore               c/o Swedish Embassy               111 Somerset Road #05-08               Tel: 6 734 5009               Fax: 6 734 1883
Swiss Business Association (SBA)               #49-01 UOB Plaza 1               80 Raffles Place               c/o Credit Suisse First Boston               Tel: 6 468 5788               Fax: 6 531 2705 http://www.swissbusiness.org.sg/
The Economic Society of Singapore National University               Kent Ridge Campus               c/o Department of Economics National University of Singapore               Tel: 6 772 3967               Fax: 6 775 2646
The Foreign Correspondents Association (FCA)               c/o Asian Business Conventions               47 Hill St               #07-02 SCCCI Building               Tel: 6 336 6885               Fax: 6 336 5581
 

Volunteer Opportunities

 
The website below lists all non-profit organisations. Have your choice!
Websites
National Volunteer and Philanthrophy Center http://www.nvpc.org.sg/