Celeste Basapa

Avid traveller, socialite and veteran fundraiser Celeste Basapa’s philanthropy has embraced the sick and needy, the arts and a string of environmental issues

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When she isn’t journeying to far-off places, society mainstay Celeste Basapa is helping to raise funds for various causes. These include supporting needy and ill women and children, persons with mental health conditions, seniors in need of support, the arts as well as sustainability, climate change, and marine conservation.

Socialite Basapa is a regular fixture at charitable and gala events organised by the likes of the Singapore Repertory Theatre, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Eurasian Association and the Chinese Women’s Association.

Basapa is also a member of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation First Circle, a group of individuals passionate about the environment and sustainable development. With her peers, she works with the charitable foundation to increase awareness of environmental issues and sustainability.

Basapa serves on one of the fundraising committees of the National Gallery Singapore, an executive committee member of the Chinese Women’s Association and a committee member of the Kidz Horizon Appeal. The trustee of the Estate of H Somapah—a prominent businessman in pre-independence Singapore—was also a member of the Eurasian Association Centenary 2019 gala committee.

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