Inspiring Figures

The environmentalist

Grant Pereira was named the winner of the People of Good (senior) award at this year’s President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards.

Pursuing a childhood dream

Chang Swee Wah put his dream on hold but after retirement, it was time to revisit it.

A different collector

Richard Wee is fascinated by handbags and pouches, and is sharing his collection in a book.

Giving back

This year’s RSVP Volunteer of the Year shares his volunteering journey.

Turning bottle caps into unique pieces of art

Goh Pi Kuan has taken upcycling to a new level, keeping himself active and creating a hobby business.

“Magic man”

Yeo Pee Pin is not letting brain injury, heart attack, cardiac surgeries, pneumonia, seizures, intubations and several cardiopulmonary resuscitations get in his way.

Bee crazy

A MOE teacher for 37 years trades classroom teaching to teaching visitors about bees.

History lessons

Jean Wang has been a tour guide for more than 40 years and loves sharing to tourists about Singapore’s history and stories.

A ray of sunshine

Belinda Sunshine Yeo is spreading her bubbly personality and sharing her trademark scarf around her neck to Singapore!

Novelist, singer wins Cultural Medallion award

Recognising their contributions to the local arts scene, Chia Joo Ming and Rahimah Rahim were conferred with the award.

Two social workers awarded outstanding social worker award

One has contributed to cancer patients and their families, while the other to the protection of children and families affected by violence and divorce.

Taking cleanliness to new heights

Tang Yin Pheng has been a cleaner at various eateries for over 20 years, and enjoys keeping the tables clean and bonding with her colleagues.

Being silver

St Luke’s Hospital celebrates its 25th anniversary by promoting active ageing.

Hooked on fishing

Francis Ng started fishing back in 1993 and enjoys the “tug of war” with the fishes.

Cool beans

When Richard Koh got retrenched, he still had a lot of energy so he tried his hand at the coffee business.