International Exchange

SLA played host to several international delegations in the last quarter, hailing from the United Kingdom, China, Vietnam, Lao PDR and Korea.

The delegates had a fruitful discussion and exchange with our specialists in many subject areas, including:

  • Land administration
  • Interim land management
  • Land titles management
  • Land acquisition
  • Land transfer and land sales
  • Geospatial developments including SG-Space and OneMap
  • Pro-Enterprise survey and best practices

Visit by the Suzhou Industrial Park Delegation

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Deputy Director/Land Titles Registry Ms Jade Koh (fourth from left) hosted the Suzhou Industrial Park Delegation on 11 October 2017

SLA Deputy Director/Land Titles Registry Ms Jade Koh hosted the Suzhou delegation who were on a study visit with the theme “Sustainable Development of the Garden City”. SLA’s Land Titles Management, SG-SPACE and OneMap were presented and discussed.

Visit by the UK Government

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(Left to right) High Commissioner Scott Wrightman, SLA Chief Executive Mr Tan Boon Khai, Lord Prior of Brampton, Marianthi Leontaridi (BEIS), Peter Hedlund (OSI), SLA Deputy Chief Executive Mr Simon Ong and James Crawford (OSI)

SLA hosted the delegates of the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on 17 October 2017. Led by Lord Prior of Brampton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, the attendees of the visit included British High Commissioner to Singapore Scott Wrightman and Ordnance Survey International (OSI) managing director Peter Hedlund. The purpose of the visit was to learn more about the policy aspects of sharing geospatial information and its uses. The visit was hosted by SLA Chief Executive Mr Tan Boon Khai and the topics that were shared included an overview of SG-SPACE, GeoSpace, OneMap and Virtual Singapore.

Visit by the Lao PDR Government

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The delegates from Lao PDR Government were hosted by SLA Deputy Chief Executive Mr Simon Ong on 19 October 2017

SLA Deputy Chief Executive Mr Simon Ong hosted over 20 delegates from the Lao PDR government, headed by Lao Vice-Minister of Justice, Dr Sermsouk Simphavong. The delegates were keen to understand SLA’s best practices in improving regulation and business environments.

Visit by the Vietnam Government

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SLA Deputy Chief Executive Mr Simon Ong hosted the delegates from Vietnam on 25 October 2017

SLA Deputy Chief Executive Mr Simon Ong hosted over 20 senior government officials from Vietnam, led by Mr Tran Trung Vinh, Vice Chairman of the Central Executive Committee of the Vietnam Farmer UNION and Deputy Chief of the Office of 165. Various topics were shared, including an overview of land administration, interim land management and land title management.

Visit by the Suzhou Industrial Park Delegation

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Senior Deputy Director/Geospatial Division Mr Lewis Wu hosted the Suzhou Industrial Park Delegation on 3 November 2017

SLA Senior Deputy Director/Geospatial Division Mr Lewis Wu hosted a 23-strong delegation from Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) and the Suzhou municipal government. A briefing on OneMap was conducted to share how OneMap served as an enabler for the private sector and the community to provide valueadded services. We also elaborated on the Whole-of-Government approach as well as engagement efforts through the recent OneMap IdeaWorks! in the development of a geospatial community.

Visit by China Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Qinghai)

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SLA Assistant Chief Executive/ Land Operations Ms Thong Wai Lin hosted the delegates from the China Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 16 November 2017

The 20-member delegation from the China Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited SLA on 16 November 2017 and were hosted by Ms Thong Wai Lin, SLA Assistant Chief Executive/ Land Operations, together with Ms Tan Hwee Ching, Deputy Director/Compulsory Acquisition and Ms Tan Puay Joo, Deputy Director/Land Transfer and Land Sale. The sharing session included an overview of the core functions of SLA, State land and building management as well as land acquisition and lease management.