Decorative Artefact: Gold Pennant

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The Association of Small Medium Enterprises (ASME) is a non-for-profit organisation established in 1986 for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. With wide-ranging services and programmes, ASME strives to equip member SMEs, as the champion of pro-enterprise Singapore, bridges the public and the private sectors to promote a more conducive business environment which facilitates the start-up, growth and development of a large pool of SMEs. The Gold Pennant was present to Nelson Mandela as a symbol of appreciation to his effort to create an environment where in entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship develop and grow. This was presented to Nelson Mandela.

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Decorative Gold Pendent

Decorative Gold Pendent

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National Orders are the highest awards that a country, through its President, bestows on its citizens and eminent foreign nationals. The President as the fount of honour in the country bestows these Orders and Decorations and is assisted by the Director-General in the Presidency, who is the Chancellor of National Orders and an Advisory Council on National Orders. A National Order is a visible honour awarded by a sovereign state, monarch, dynastic royal house or organisation to a recipient, typically in recognition of individual merit, that often comes with distinctive insignia such as collars, medals, badges, and sashes worn by recipients. Following his release from prison in 1990, Nelson Mandela’s fight for democracy, freedom and reconciliation efforts were recognised and honoured across the world with such Orders of national importance and gift awards.

As it has been announced that the museum is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, the Nelson Mandela Museum heeded the call made by the State President, Honourable Cyril Ramaphosa to close temporarily. However, the website is fully operational and committed to meet the needs of the online visitors as well as those who would have preferred to visit the physical site had it been open. We hope what we post would give you an insight on what the Nelson Mandela Museum offers its patrons.