Inspiring Figures

A guide to all

A 76-year-old recounts her early years, but it is her present doing voluntary guiding that she is most proud of.

Living life to the fullest

Edwin Khoo has faced challenges after challenges, and each time, he took the lessons in his stride.

Destined to serve

It was chance that brought Priscilla Theseira to a career in special education and she hasn’t looked back since.

A friend in need

Ow Tuck Choy is a busy man these days as he has 10 befriendees under him that he keeps a close eye on. As much as it prevents vulnerable seniors from further social isolation, he also gains in making new friends.

Life without Bernard

Bessie Yap shares about her husband whom she lost in 2013 to cancer, and her life after.

Banking on relationships

This senior is rich in his bank, not the money bank but the relationship bank. Building positive relationships is what he is passionate about and hopes he can convince others too.

Living with disability

Being disabled does not mean that one can’t do things, it just means changing the way one does things, as a couple of 35 years shared.

A family affair

The grandfather of eight was the oldest participant and he recently joined his family in the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2016.

Paddle on!

Francis Ng has been bitten by the dragon boating bug and not only teaches various teams, but also is a coxswain and a rower.

Giving back

Growing up poor motivates this 65-year-old to give back.

Cultivating a DIY culture

One man is on a mission. Though he hasn’t been successful yet, he is hoping to change the throwaway culture that exists and encourage people to repair, reuse and recycle.

A labour of love

Acting started out as a hobby, and it later turned into a career for veteran Malaysian actress Sukania Venugopal.

The heritage prop collector (& other items)

A photographer shares his love of all things old, antiques and seed-carvings.

Giving in the golden years

RSVP’s Ngiam Tong Yuen takes home the first volunteerism award for seniors during the annual President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards.

Life at sea

A 74-year-old Eurasian father of two shares his adventures at sea, and even had to postpone his wedding in London.