MFA

The Call of Diplomacy


Larry Tay


Lim Zhong Hui

An effective Foreign Service starts from home. Two MFA officers share just what it means to serve from the heart and safeguard Singapore’s interests in foreign lands.

By Winifred Tan

“Being in the Foreign Service gave me a newfound appreciation for what Singapore has achieved within such a short span of time,” reflects Larry Tay, a Foreign Service Administration Specialist (FSAS) with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

“I came to gradually realise that we are only as strong as we are united, bound together by our common ideal of wanting to defend and advance Singapore’s and Singaporeans’ interests.”
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Singapore’s Voice Overseas

Three students enjoy a head start in their careers with their first steps into the world as MFA scholars.

By Becky Lo

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) prepares their scholars to take on the ever changing international landscape.

With more than 40 overseas missions worldwide, the Ministry promotes bilateral and multilateral relations and addresses issues that are of Singapore's interest, such as climate change issues.

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Going Places With MFA

Do you fancy the thought of living and working in a foreign country? Two Foreign Service Administration Specialists in the MFA share how it is like working in the Ministry.
By Farhan Shah

MFA strives to be a foreign service that excels and is effective and efficient in advancing Singapore's strategic, political, economic and other interests; and providing worldwide consular assistance and protection for Singaporeans abroad. In pursuit of its mission, MFA looks for individuals to join the Ministry as Foreign Service Administration Specialists to serve at Singapore's overseas missions as part of the diplomatic corps.

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More than Just an Education

Beyond just a privileged education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) scholarship is also committed to your holistic development. The belief in providing scholars with a supportive environment and a wealth of opportunities are cornerstones of MFA’s scholarship programmes.

By Cheryl Tay

A scholarship with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) leads to a career as Foreign Service Officers. This may seem prestigious and glamorous to most, with opportunities to travel and meet important people, representing Singapore at the global arena. While the work of safeguarding and advancing Singapore’s interest is challenging, the learning curve is steep and the work demanding. However, our scholars will never find themselves on their own; MFA grooms its scholars with a comprehensive slew of development programmes that will help them be ready for future challenges. Support and encouragement are also never far away.

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MFA: Front Row Seat

A career with MFA takes you to the forefront of witnessing history in the making as Singapore makes her mark in the international arena.

By Prasana Ramachandran

The rigours of safeguarding and promoting the interests of Singapore through effective diplomacy is the mission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Two dynamic individuals with diverse educational backgrounds, Novene Li and Kenneth Kwa, have eagerly embarked on this challenging career path with the Ministry.

Attracted to the possibilities of working overseas, Novene joined MFA in 1998, after graduating with a diploma in Business Studies from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Eager to upgrade herself, she studied part-time and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Manchester in 2003.

As for Kenneth, who studied Marketing at Nanyang Polytechnic and Business Administration at Macquarie University in Australia, his studies put him in good stead for a career in MFA.

Achieving their aspirations
Today, both Novene and Kenneth have flourishing and fulfilling careers with MFA. Novene serves as Assistant Consular Officer at the Consular Directorate for the Middle East, East Asia and South Asia, while Kenneth is an Attaché at the Singapore Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar.

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