Giving Back

Over the years, Haw Par has been giving back to society by supporting a broad spectrum of meaningful projects in Singapore and other countries. Through these initiatives, Haw Par creates unique opportunities to promote wellbeing amongst people from diverse communities and give a voice to worthwhile causes. In celebration of our company’s 50th Anniversary in 2019, staff rallied behind our charitable efforts, helping Haw Par to make a difference.

As delivering health and wellness is an integral part of Haw Par’s business, we keep to our tradition of providing Tiger Balm products to those in need. Vulnerable groups that had received our support included villagers in rural regions in Asia who have limited access to healthcare services, elderly at nursing homes and patients in hospices. We also supported relief efforts for communities impacted by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, 2008 Sichuan earthquake, 2011 Japan Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Singapore and China. In November 2019, over 200 staff supported Haw Par’s Grandparents’ Day outreach, and visited 20 nursing homes to present gifts of Tiger Balm to over 5,500 seniors, as well as the nurses and volunteers who have been taking care of them.

Cambodia Clinic

(left to right) At a mobile clinic in Cambodia: Tiger Balm Ointment was given out by medical volunteers to villagers with little access to medical facilities; Grandparents’ Day Outreach in commemoration of Haw Par’s Golden Jubilee: Staff visited nursing homes to bring comfort to the residents.

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Celebrating the Spirit of Resilience

In 2010, we celebrated the Year of the Tiger with the “Tiger Balm Record Roar” that raised funds for the Society for the Physically Disabled.

We remember and salute the resilient spirit of Singaporeans through our support of the athletes at the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC). Their fighting spirit resonates with Haw Par’s core value of resilience, which brought Haw Par to where it is today. Since 2015, Haw Par has been joining hands with SDSC to help build an inclusive society by expanding sporting opportunities for all. Funding from Haw Par goes towards organising competitions such as the Haw Par National Youth Swimming & Athletics Championships in September 2019 and the Boccia programme. Boccia is a Paralympic sport played by athletes with cerebral palsy and other locomotor disabilities. To help financially-marginalised athletes sustain their sports development, and to recognise the achievements of the athletes and the community behind them, we also sponsored the Haw Par Para Sports Bursary and the Singapore Disability Sports Awards. In 2019, over 100 staff turned out in force at events sponsored by Haw Par to cheer for the athletes.

Haw Par Society for the Physically Disabled

(top to bottom, left to right) 2015: Mr Wee Ee Lim, CEO of Haw Par Group, presenting new sports equipment to a student from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore; Haw Par staff coming together to cheer on Boccia athletes at the ASEAN Para Games; 2019: Haw Par staff with Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development (row 2), at the Haw Par Para Sports Bursary Award to present goodie bags to caregivers; Haw Par Executive Director Mr A K Han presenting Haw Par’s donation of $120,000 to SDSC President Kevin Wong, witnessed by Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth.

Spreading Cheer

To bring cheer to the less fortunate, Underwater World Pattaya hosted various charities over the years. Children from the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Abuse Center, Father Ray Foundation, and many others have been touched by their visits to our oceanarium. Feeding sessions by the divers at the Underwater Tunnel and other up-close animal encounters added to the immersive experience. To make the visits memorable, the staff put up clownfish mascot performances for their special guests, surrounded by sharks, rays and fish.

Underwater World for children

Underwater World Pattaya treated the children from the Wishing Well Foundation to a wondrous underwater journey.

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