One Belt, One Road, One Bank The Belt & Road Relay gallery

The build-up | Week One | Week Two | Week Three | Week Four

The build-up

Introducing the Belt & Road Relay

Introducing the Belt & Road Relay

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The launch

The launch

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Week One Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

Discover what our eight athletes have been up to in the first week of their epic adventure.

Did you know?

  • The history of Standard Chartered in Hong Kong dates as far back as 1859
  • We're one of the 3 note-issuing banks in Hong Kong today
  • We opened our first branch in Taiwan in 1985

Hong Kong highlights

Hong Kong highlights

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Week one highlights

Week one highlights

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Week Two Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Singapore

Things get serious in this second week with five destinations.

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  • We opened our first brand in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) in 1904
  • Standard Chartered has been present in Cambodia since 1992
  • We're celebrating our 125-year milestone in Thailand this year
  • Our first Singaporean branch opened in 1859

Week two highlights

Week two highlights

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Vietnam highlights

Vietnam highlights

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Week Three The Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia

See what the third week of our historic relay has in store for our eight athletes.

Did you know?

  • We're the oldest international bank in the Philippines
  • Standard Chartered is the only international bank in Brunei
  • The first Belt & Road scheme was implemented in the Jakarta-Bandung high speed railway project
  • We opened our first branch in Penang in 1875

Week Four Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Fourth week and the athletes are now a quarter of the way through their Belt & Road adventure.

Did you know?

  • We're the second largest international bank in Sri Lanka with a history spanning over 150 years
  • To date, pledged Belt & Road related investment in Bangladesh stands at $38bn

Week Five Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan

Now in its fifth week, our epic relay reaches the Middle East.

Did you know?

  • The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a flagship project of the Belt & Road initiative
  • We celebrated 50 years in Oman in 2018
  • Our first branch in the UAE opened in 1958
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