Vegetarian Society (Singapore)

Vegetarian Society (Singapore) or VSS is a non-profit, non-denominational organisation. The Singapore-registered charity was established in 1999 to "Promote vegetarianism among the public and support and link individuals and organizations that practise, promote or endorse vegetarianism". VSS is the largest community for vegetarianism, veganism or any form of semi-vegetarianism in Singapore.[1][2] Promoting a plant-based diet is one of the main goals.

Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
  • Singapore
Area served
Key people
George Jacobs

VSS is a member of the International Vegetarian Union (IVU) and the Asian Vegetarian Union (AVU) to synchronise within the global context.


Past events



  • 2010: Helped to start Veggie Thursday,[6] a project of 25+ Singapore organisations. Veggie Thursday promotes increased consumption of plant-based foods.

In 2014, Vegetarian Society started a two-week $50,000 poster campaign with advertisement posted on SMRT's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange stations.[7] The campaign sought to challenge people to think about their meat eating practices.[7]

Notable people and alumni

  • George Jacobs, president of VSS, served from 2003 to 2012 and again from: 2015–[8]

See also


  1. "Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth: SVV Organization Profile". Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  2. "Singapore Green Landscape 2015". Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  3. "1st Southeast Asia Vegetarian Congress 2007 – Batam, Indonesia". Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  4. "Going green for life". Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  5. "More choices for Vegetarians". Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  6. "Veggie Thursday". Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  7. "One man's meat is another's poison". AsiaOne. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2023.
  8. "VSS Annual Report 2013" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 July 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2015.


  • Annual Reports of the Vegetarian Society (Singapore) 2008–2014 "Annual Reports VSS". Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  • Singapore Vegetarian Food Guide, ISBN 978-981-08-7868-9 by the Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
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