Distinguished Guests

Year 2012
18 March
Our Guest-of-Honour, Ms Jessica Tan, MP for East Coast GRC and Advisor to East Coast GRC GROs came to grace the opening of the Metta Charity Walk-cum-Family Carnival at ITE Simei Campus on 18 March.
2 June
Guest-of-Honour, Dr Teo Ho Pin, Mayor of North West District receiving a token of appreciation from Venerable Shi Fa Zhao, President of Metta Welfare Association at the Metta Charity Run.
7 October
We had the honour to invite our President Mr Tony Tan to our Metta Charity Banquet on 7 October 2012. It was A Walk Down Memory Lane night.

 

Year 2011
22 March
Our Guest-of-Honour, Ms Jessica Tan, MP for East Coast GRC came to grace the opening of the Metta Charity Walk-cum-Family Carnival on March 20, 2011.
4 June
Guest-of-Honour, Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Minister of State, Minister of Trade and Industry and for the Ministry of National Development receiving a token of appreciation from Venerable Shi Fa Zhao, President of Metta Welfare Association at the Metta Charity Run.
22 July
We had the honour to invite Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, to our post- golf tournament dinner for the very first time at the newly renovated Raffles Country Club on 22 July 2011.

 

Year 2010
8 October
Metta’s President Venerable Shi Fa Zhao presenting a batik souvenir made by the Metta Alumni to Mr Chew Ah Chye in appreciation of Huo Yow Cooks’ Association for co-organising the Metta Charity Banquet. On the left was Guest-of-Honour Ms Jessica Tan, MP for East Coast GRC and Advisor to East Coast GRC GROs.
6 June
Guest-of-Honour Ms Jessica Tan, MP for East Coast GRC and Advisor to East Coast GRC GROs receiving a pottery souvenir crafted by alumnus Seah Chee Meng and presented by Metta’s Executive Director Venerable Shi Pu En at the opening ceremony of the Metta Charity Walk cum Family Carnival.
6 March
Guest-of-Honour Ms Jessica Tan, MP for East Coast GRC and Advisor to East Coast GRC GROs flagging off the inaugural Metta Charity Run at the Angsana Green in East Coast Park.

 

Year 2009
21 November
Metta’s President Venerable Shi Fa Zhao presenting a pottery souvenir crafted by the Metta Alumni to Guest-of-Honour Ms Jessica Tan, MP for East Coast GRC and Advisor to East Coast GRC GROs during the Metta Shine Night held in ITE College East.
24 October
Guest-of-Honour Ms Jessica Tan, MP for East Coast GRC and Advisor to East Coast GRC GROs receiving an embossed mandala collage from Metta’s President Venerable Shi Fa Zhao at the Metta Charity Banquet.
17 July
Guest-of-Honour Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports gracing the Keppel FELS – Metta Charity Golf Tournament held at the Raffles Country Club. Also present were Keppel FELS’ General Manager Mr Daniel Chang (centre) and Raffles Country Club’s General Manager Mr Albert Khor (second from right).
7 June
After officiating the opening ceremony of the Metta Charity Walk cum Family Carnival, Guest-of-Honour Ms Jessica Tan, MP for East Coast GRC and Advisor to Changi Simei Grassroots Organisations received a batik painting by alumnus Seah Chee Meng, as Metta’s Executive Director Venerable Shi Pu En looked on.

 

Year 2008
11 October
Guest-of-Honour Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Mayor of North East District receiving a batik painting by alumnus Muhd Rasul Bin Mohd Khairani from Metta’s President Venerable Shi Fa Zhao at the Eunos-Metta Charity Banquet held in Swissotel, The Stamford.
2 July
Guest-of-Honour Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister for Finance gracing the Keppel Offshore & Marine – Metta Charity Golf Tournament held at the Raffles Country Club. Also present were Keppel O&M’s Chairman and CEO Mr Choo Chiau Beng (centre), and Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer Mr Tong Chong Heong (fifth from left).
8 June
Guest-of-Honour Ms Jessica Tan, MP for East Coast GRC and Advisor to Changi Simei Grassroots Organisations flagging off the Metta Charity Walk at the Metta School/Metta Building.

 

Year 2007
10 November
Vice President of the National Council of Social Service, Mr Michael Gray BBM receiving a batik painting produced by the Metta School from Metta’s Executive Director Venerable Shi Pu Rui at Shine Night held in ITE College East.
27 October
Guest-of-Honour Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong receiving a bouquet from Jolene Wee of Metta PreSchool at the CCN-Metta Charity Banquet held in Grand Hyatt Singapore.
27 May
Ms Jessica Tan, MP for East Coast GRC and Advisor to Changi Simei Grassroots Organisations launching the Metta Charity Walk at the Metta School/Metta Building.
8 May
Guest-of-Honour Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, and Second Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts gracing the Metta Charity Golf Tournament held in Tanah Merah Country Club.

 

Year 2006
19 November
Mr Gerard Ee, Chairman of ITE College East Advisory Committee at the Metta Shine Night receiving a token of appreciation from Metta’s Executive Director Venerable Shi Pu Hong.
17 November
Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, Mr Teo Ser Luck visiting the Metta School on its Graduation and Prize-Giving Day.
6 November
Delegates from the Education Ministry of the United Arab Emirates on a visit to Metta School.
4 November
Guest-of-Honour Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon, Minister of State, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, receiving a batik painting by student Nur Atikah Bte Zaini from Metta’s President Venerable Shi Fa Zhao at the Metta Charity Banquet held in Swissotel, The Stamford.
3 October
Guest-of-Honour Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office gracing the Metta Charity Golf Tournament at the Tanah Merah Country Club.
15 September
In Singapore for the IMF-World Bank Meeting, Ms Christine Elliot, wife of Canadian Finance Minister stops by the Metta School for a visit.
28 May
Ms Jessica Tan, MP for East Coast GRC and Advisor to Changi Simei Grassroots Organisations launching the Metta Charity Walk cum Family Carnival at the Metta School/Metta Building.

 

Year 2005
21 October
Guest-of-Honour Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for National Development was received by the Metta Golf Committee at the Metta Charity Golf Tournament held in Tanah Merah Country Club.
27 May
Minister for Education, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam officiating the opening of the new Metta School Building.
22 May
Dr Tan Boon Wan, MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC launching the Metta Charity Walk at the Ferry Terminal Garden in Sentosa.
2 April
Deputy Prime Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for Security and Defence, Dr Tony Tan gracing the ETF/Metta Charity Banquet at Suntec City Convention Hall together with Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs and Mr Zainudin Nordin, MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.

 

Year 2004
22 November
Metta School’s gamelan orchestra performing before Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Mrs Goh at a private reception during the Marine Parade Charity Banquet held in Raffles City Convention Centre.
13 October
Guest-of-Honour Dr Teo Ho Pin, Mayor of North West District at the Metta Charity Golf Tournament held in Tanah Merah Country Club.
19 June
Mr Othman Haron Eusofe, Mayor of South East CDC launching the Metta Charity Walk cum Family Carnival in Marina Promenade.

 

Year 2003
29 November
Guest-of-Honour Mr Goh Chok Tong, Prime Minister of State at the inaugural Metta Shine Night in Victoria Concert Hall.
16 November
Guest-of-Honour Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister for the Environment gracing the Metta Charity Banquet “Around the World in 80 Minutes” held in Meritus Mandarin Singapore.
13 July
Mr Heng Chee How, Mayor of Central Singapore CDC attending Metta’s “Assembling the World’s Largest Rice Dumpling Display”, which broke the Guinness World Record.

 

Year 2002
24 November
Guest-of-Honour BG George Yeo, Minister for Trade and Industry at the cheque presentation of Singapore Million Dollar Duck Race 2002 held at the Singapore River.
10 November
Guest-of-Honour Dr Balaji Sadasivan, Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Ministry of the Environment gracing the Metta Charity Banquet.