Go On Exclusive Open My Factory Tours with My Community



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First introduced as part of the My Community Festival in 2020, Open My Factory will return as a regular series of exclusive tours from My Community!

My Community organises regular neighbourhood tours as well as the annual My Community Festival that brings locals and tourists to explore lesser known and exclusive parts of Singapore.

First introduced in 2020 as part of the My Community Festival, Open My Factory brings participants behind the scene to some of Singapore's interesting industries. 

Comprising a wide range of businesses including heavy industries and household brands in Singapore, these tours allow visitors to go behind the usually-closed doors of their workspaces to get a deeper understanding on how they operate. Along the way, participants will meet some of the employees who will share their powerful stories about their time in the company and the work they do.

Back As A Regular Series

Coming back as a regular series from Apr 2023, families can look forward to visiting factories like Dodo Seafood Treats, Eng Hup Shipping, Lee Wee & Brothers, Tai Hua Soy Sauce, Tower Transit and Freshening Industries for the
first wave of tours! 

Dodo Seafood Treats

Venue: Participants will meet at the security post of DoDo Seafood Treats (22 Senoko Way Singapore 758044)
Dates: 2nd Fri of the month, 10 am - 12 pm
Fees: $20

Dodo Seafood Treats opens its doors to the public for the very first time. See their cutting edge technology in motion - it showcases Singapore's one and only fully automated crabsticks line and is the only fishball-making company that uses liquid nitrogen in its processes - as we debunk myths surrounding factory work, which some call dark, dirty and demeaning.

Eng Hup Shipping | Bee Sin Shipyard

Venue: Chinese Garden MRT Exit B Street Level (a bus will ferry participants to and fro the site)
Dates: 2nd Sat of the Month, 10 am - 12 pm
Fees: $20

*Suitable for 13 years old and above

Eng Hup Shipping | Bee Sin Shipyard is opening its visually-stunning facilities to the public for the very first time. Now in its second-generation, this family business has been supplying and repairing vessels for many of Singapore's national projects - anywhere from oil rigging and land reclamation, to safely ferrying our recruits to and fro Pulau Tekong. Learn how different vessels are docked, assessed and repaired, and speak with engineers and captains about their love for (and struggles in) the maritime industry.

Lee Wee & Brothers

Venue: Beside Original Botak Jones @ Bedok Food City (1550 Bedok North Ave 4 #01-15 Singapore 489950)
Dates: 3rd Sat of the Month, 10 am - 11.30 am
Fees: $20

Lee Wee & Brothers are finally opening the doors to their brand new factory at Bedok! Now in its second generation, the brand has grown to be one of Singapore's recognisable homegrown brands for otah with over two decades of history. We will take an exclusive peek at their otah production line and grilling station, which is usually off-limits to the public. Meet with veteran workers as they share their secrets to preparing this traditional Singaporean treat!

Tai Hua Soy Sauce

Venue: Lakeside MRT Drop-Off Point ‚Äď Exit A Street Level (a bus will ferry participants to and fro the venue)
Dates: 4th Fri of the Month, 10 am - 11.30 am
Fees: $20

Come experience family, tradition and modern innovation all under one roof. In this exclusive tour with My Community, we will go behind-the-scenes to learn
about its traditional fermentation tanks. We will also have the opportunity to hear from Tai Hua's skilled employees, who have been honing their techniques for decades.

Tower Transit

Venue:Jurong East Bus Interchange Passenger Service Office (a bus will ferry participants to and fro the venue)
Dates: 3rd Fri of the Month, 10 am - 12 pm
Fees: $20

Join the Tower Transit team on this exclusive visit to depot and meet the unsung heroes that keep our country moving. This tour will take you through the many
maintenance bays and workshops, giving you a firsthand look at the daily operations here. See where buses are serviced, refuelled and washed before they go back on the road. And with our team of experienced engineers on hand, you'll get an insight into their passion for this industry and why they work tirelessly every day to keep Singapore running.

Freshening Industries

Venue: Pasir Ris MRT Station Exit A Street Level (a bus will take participants to and fro the factory)
Dates: 1st Fri of selected months, 2 pm - 3.30 pm
Fees: $20

*Suitable for 13 years old and above

Now in its second-generation, Freshening traces its humble beginnings to 1994, when it started as a little shop lot in Eunos. In this tour, learn how this homegrown family business transformed their humble wet tissues into one of Singapore's most recognisable brands, used by over 5,000 food service, healthcare, airline and hospitality establishments worldwide.

Registration

These factory tours will be open to the public for booking from 22 March onwards, more information can be found here



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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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