"I believe we should be measured not by what we achieve for ourselves, but by the value we can create for others."
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Sim Ann is currently Senior Minister of State (SMS) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of National Development. Prior to entering politics, she worked as a civil servant from 1998 to 2011, serving in the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Ministry of Trade and Industry, amongst others. She has been an elected Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Bukit Timah ward of Holland-Bukit Timah GRC since 2011. She has also been appointed by the 37th PAP EXCO to chair the PAP Women’s Wing.
Growing up in the area, Sim Ann first began volunteering with the Bukit Timah grassroots organisations in 2002. Later, as elected representative of the community, she saw her role as driving initiatives that bridge residents, both literally through facilitating the construction of infrastructure to improve connectivity within the ward, and figuratively through fostering kampong spirit. She cherishes opportunities to create and champion initiatives like Groceries Assist, a project that attracted ground-up donations from the community to support over 800 beneficiary households within the GRC and Bukit Panjang SMC with supermarket vouchers.
Sim Ann has a strong interest in promoting bilingualism and is a supporter of the translation and interpretation profession. Another cause that is especially close to Sim Ann’s heart is the advancement of women’s interests. Formed in July 2021, Sim Ann co-chaired the SG Together Sunlight Alliance for Action (AfA) tackling online harms targeted mainly at women and girls. This resulted in the formation of SG Her Empowerment, an NGO focused on protecting women and girls online and offline. Being a staunch believer in the value of Singaporean creativity, she is always glad to promote local enterprises in the areas of design, lifestyle and retail, serving on several business chambers and industry associations as advisor or patron.
PAP Women’s Wing - International Women’s Day 2023
As Singapore moves forward in a new era, the PAP Women’s Wing is taking action to ensure the views and voices of our women are heard and included.
Find out more about the community initiatives our Women MPs and Branch Chairs are championing this year to make a difference:
BUKIT TIMAH (HOLLAND-BUKIT TIMAH GRC)Chairperson: