who we are


The SMHS was set up by a group of enthusiastic Malayalees headed by Mr. MK Chathukutty. It started with helping destitute Malayalees in Singapore and giving them a decent burial in the event of death. Today, SMHS is involved in many other social and cultural activities, and promotes inter-racial harmony and undivided loyalty to the Republic of Singapore.
Who We Are


Historical records show that Mr. Chathukutty was the SMHS Chairman for many years. Under his leadership, the committee did a great job in recruiting members from the Public Works Department (PWD) and Singapore Harbour Board workforce, and coolies and estate labourers hailing from Kota Tinggi and the surroundings of Malacca. By the late 1920s, SMHS membership soared to 280. This prompted the Singapore government to give them a piece of land on which the committee erected a temporary building.

This building was the forefront for social service activities. Besides providing decent Hindu burial rites for the destitute, the building was also used for annual meetings, drama rehearsals and weddings. It was also used as a meeting place for Joint Consultative bodies formed by delegates from various Indian organisations to raise funds to help victims of disasters in India.


• Assisting in carrying out Hindu functions and rituals including those relevant for Malayalees in particular

• Providing Hindu religious lessons

• Organising Hindu festival celebrations