About Us

ThinkCentre.org is the internet portal of Think Centre, an independent non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Singapore. First registered as a business (RCB) on 16 Jul 1999 and today as a society (under ROS) on 20 Oct 2001, the Centre aims to critically examine issues related to political development, democracy, rule of law, human rights and civil society. Think Centre's activities include research, publishing, organising events and networking.

Think Centre is a member of Forum Asia since 2001. 

  • Facilitate communication within the civil society platform that will include individuals, non-governmental organisations and others with similar objectives
  • Cultivate awareness, appreciation and understanding of civil, socio-economic and political perspectives, realities and alternatives
  • Foster a sense of duty to participate in the nation's political process and civil society


President - Dr Adrian Heok

Adrian is an independent researcher and consultant. Currently manages projects, does research and teach in a local school.

Treasurer - Ted Tan

Ted holds a Masters in Human Rights and International Relations from the University of Roehampton, U.K. His areas of specialisation include civil society processes within ASEAN, and issues related to labour migration, death penalty and the Universal Periodic Review. 

Executive Secretary - Soe Min Than 

Min Than works on labour migration within the TC team. He is also a freelance swim coach and is interested in psychology and behavioural science and all things tech.

  • Politics 21 - From Student Politics to Real Politics: Youth, Politics & Civil Society
  • Politics 21 - Active Citizenship & Politics in Singapore: Exploring Political Expression & Action
  • Politics 21 - Non-Partisanship: Politics without Punishment
  • Politics 21 - Human Rights: Every Singaporean Matters
  • Forum - Political Society in Singapore (Gomez vs JBJ Debate)
  • Forum - Human Rights vs Human Security
  • Speakers' Corner opening launch - Speakers' Fest
  • Think Centre's First Birthday Bash
  • Speakers' Corner - International Human Rights Day (IHRD) 2000
  • Organisational Retreat 2000
  • Forum - Citizenship Education: You Have the Right!
  • Speakers' Corner - First Anniversary
  • IHRD 2001 Commemoration Forum - Free Your Mind & The Rest Will Follow
  • Organisational Retreat 2001
  • Self-censorship: Singapore's Shame
  • SHAME - Singapore's first internet political magazine
  • Young Vietnam: Doi Moi's Children
  • Internet Politics: Surveillance & Intimidation in Singapore
  • Youth Conference (Johor Bahru, Malaysia)
  • Access to Information (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • Regional Ethics in Leadership Conference (Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • MPH Speakers' Corner (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)
  • Human Rights and Human Security in Southeast Asia (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • ASEAN and Campaigns to Ban Landmines (Bangkok, Thailand: 12-14 May 2002)