mr. leonard lim PRESIDENT

Founding of the Association

Singapore Motor Cycle Trade Association was approved by the registry of Societies and founded on September 9, 1970. Its official founding date is January 2, 1971.

Why was the Singapore Motor Cycle Trade Association founded?
After the Second World War, Singapore's economy developed gradually and its population increased unceasingly. This trend boosted the demand for vehicles. Motorcycles and scooters which were cheap and convenient means of transportation thereby became great in demand.

According to statistics collected in 1970, there were more than 200 motorcycle and scooter shops then. Some of there imported their own vehicles directly from the manufacturers and some exported spare parts to neighboring countries as well.
The springing-up of motorcycle business gave rise to competition. In addition, the authorities concerned imposed various regulations, some of which were disputable.

Under these circumstances, to promote unity and cordial contacts among fellow businessmen to study and solve the common problems in the trade and to effectively advance national transport, our forerunners founded the Association 30 years ago.

The Committee of the Association was chaired by Mr. Lim Kim Guan of Hong Guan Motor Pte Ltd and Mr. Robert Tan Bee Chuan of Ban Hock Hin Co Pte Ltd as its Secretary and Mr. Lee Seng Choa of Ying Tong Motor Co as its Treasurer.

38th Anniversary Annual Dinner

SMCTA 38th Anniversary Annual Dinner Celebration.

Nov,29 2009

JB Lunar New Year Dinner

8 SMCTA Representatives attended Lunar New Year Dinner @ JB Motorcycle Trade Association.

Nov,01 2009

SMCTA Castrol Walk-A-Jog 2009

SMCTA - CASTROL Annual Walk-A-Jog for year 2009.

Oct,18 2009

FAMI Committee's Meeting in Japan, Fukuoka

Representatives attended Federation of Asian Motorcycle Industries (FAMI) Management Meeting and Research & Planning Sub-Committee's Meeting in Japan, Fukuoka.

Sep,29 2009

Print Executive Diary 2010

SMCTA make preparation for printing of Executive Diary 2010.

Aug,28 2009

Hong Leong Corp. Factory Visit for ITE Students

SMCTA arranged factory visit to Hong Leong Corporation Holdings for Singapore ITE students.

Aug,25 2009

OX Year Celebration @ SMCTA

Celebration the year of OX at SMCTA premise with Lion and Dragon dance troupe, food, drinks and lucky draw prizes.

Jul,02 2009

LTA Dialogue Session

Represented EXCO members attended regular dialogue session with Land Transport Authority on motorcycle trade related issues.

May,21 2009

ACCSQ Automotive Product Working Group 9th Meeting

Represented EXCO members attended 9th Meeting of the ACCSQ Automotive Product Working Group (APWG)

May,20 2009

SMCTA Lounge Karaoke Night

Karaoke night @ SMCTA Lounge on every Saturday (excluding public holiday) from 8.00 p.m to 12.15 a.m.

May,03 2009

38th Annual General Meeting

SMCTA 38th Annual General Meeting for Members - 2009

Apr,19 2009

ITE Collaboration: Syllabus Evaluation

Assisted ITE in the survey of motorcycle course syllabus evaluation.

Apr,16 2009

National Road Safety Outreach Campaign at Changi Exhibition Centre

Attended National Road Safety Outreach Campaign organized by Traffic Police. Launch @ Changi Exhibition Centre.

Apr,07 2009

Singapore National Safety Council Meet-up

Represented EXCO members meet up with the new Vice President of Singapore National Safety Council.

Apr,06 2009

Bereavement of Member-M/S. Hock Kim Leong Trading Co.

Represented Executive Committees attended the bereavement of our SMCTA member, M/s. Hock Kim Leong Trading Co.

Mar,13 2009

FAMI Committee's Meeting in Manila

SMCTA Representatives attended FAMI meeting in Manila from 2nd Mar to 5th Mar 2009.

Mar,02 2009

Bike Asia 2009

SMCTA participated in Bike Asia 2009.

Feb,27 2009

Bereavement of Member-M/S. Heng Motor

Represented Executive Committees attended the bereavement of our member, M.s. Heng Motor.

Feb,25 2009

ITE Collaboration: DACUM

DACUM (Developing A Curriculum) was formed. A syllabus for 2 years course of 2 Elective Courses of motorcycle module was drafted. ITE planned to start full time course from 2010 & part time course on 2011.

Feb,17 2009

ITE Collaboration: 3 Elective Modules

SMCTA Representatives attended ITE Workshp for the discussion of setting up of 3 Elective Modules of motorcycle engineering.

Feb,17 2009

Bereavement of Member-M/S. Ching Kang MotorCycle

Representatives attended the bereavement of our SMCTA member-M/s. Ching Kang MotorCycle.

Jan,22 2009

SMCTA Castrol Walk-A-Jog 2008

SMCTA - CASTROL Annual Walk-A-Jog 2008 for all members and their families at East Coast Park, Castle Beach.

Dec,14 2008

Review of Motorcycle Licensing System

SMCTA responded to Traffic Police calling to review existing 3-tier motorcycle licensing system. Evaluated the review and made proposals to Traffic Police for interest of motorcycle trade industry.

Dec,11 2008

FAMI Road Safety Meeting in Jakarta

Representatives attended FAMI Road Safety Meeting in Jakarta.

Dec,10 2008

SMCTA Collaboration with ITE

Program to provide skill upgrading and create a pool of competent young mechanics for local motorcycles industry. Conduct market survey and identify labour problems facing motorcycles repairing industry.

Nov,13 2008

FAMI Committee's Meeting in Cebu

Representatives attended Federation of Asian Motorcycle Industries (FAMI) Management Meeting and Research & Planning Sub-Committee's Meeting in Cebu Philippines.

Oct,14 2008

SMCTA Speech at Motor Show

SMCTA President deliver speech at the opening ceremony of Motor Trade Association's Motor Show.

Sep,26 2008

FAMI Committee's Meeting in Bangkok

Representatives attended Federation of Asian Motorcycle Industries (FAMI) Management Meeting and Research & Planning Sub-Committee's Meeting in Bangkok.

Aug,25 2008

37th Anniversary Annual Dinner

Celebrated SMCTA 37th Anniversary Annual Dinner at Qian Xi (Paya Lebar) Restaurant.

Aug,24 2008

SMCTA Collaboration with ITE

Hold meetings with ITE to establish Motorcycle Mechanic Training.

Jul,17 2008

National Road Safety Outreach Campaign

Attended National Road Safety Outreach Campaign organized by Trafic Police. Launch @ East Coast Park.

Jun,21 2008

LTA Open Dialogue

Participated in LTA regular open dialogue sessions. An important two-way platform allowing motorcycle traders and LTA to share, review & resolve related trade issues.

May,12 2008

Meeting with NEA

NEA intent to lower the noise emission level for motorcycles.

Feb,07 2008

SMCTA Website Commissioned

Commissioning of SMCTA Web-site - http://www.smcta.org.sg.

Jan,10 2008

LTA: VITAS & EASY

Corresponded with LTA on a make-up briefing for the launching of Enhanced Vehicle Inspection and Type Approval System (VITAS) through E-Services Authorisation System (EASY).

Jan,09 2008

Official Founding Date

SMCTA's official founding date is January 2, 1971.

Jan,02 1971

Registry of Societies Approval

Singapore Motor Cycle Trade Association was approved by the registry of Societies and founded on September 9, 1970.

Sep,09 1970

mr. Norman Lee HONORARY GENERAL SECRETARY

Fund Raising for Buying the Premises of the Association

Singapore Motor Cycle Trade Association was approved by the registry of Societies and founded on September 9, 1970. Its official founding date is January 2, 1971.
Why was the Singapore Motor Cycle Trade Association founded?
After the Second World War, Singapore's economy developed gradually and its population increased unceasingly. This trend boosted the demand for vehicles. Motorcycles and scooters which were cheap and convenient means of transportation thereby became great in demand.
According to statistics collected in 1970, there were more than 200 motorcycle and scooter shops then. Some of there imported their own vehicles directly from the manufacturers and some exported spare parts to neighboring countries as well.
The springing-up of motorcycle business gave rise to competition. In addition, the authorities concerned imposed various regulations, some of which were disputable.
Under these circumstances, to promote unity and cordial contacts among fellow businessmen to study and solve the common problems in the trade and to effectively advance national transport, our forerunners founded the Association 30 years ago.
The Committee of the Association was chaired by Mr. Lim Kim Guan of Hong Guan Motor Pte Ltd and Mr. Robert Tan Bee Chuan of Ban Hock Hin Co Pte Ltd as its Secretary and Mr. Lee Seng Choa of Ying Tong Motor Co as its Treasurer.