Alumni in the News
Dr Jonathan Loh
Dr Jonathan Loh, our alumnus, Class of 1993, is a Principal Investigator at AStar’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology.
He is a recipient of
- 1) the Philip Yeo Prize (2008),
- 2) Singapore Young Scientist award (2009),
- 3) Singapore Youth award (2010),
- 4) A*STAR Investigatorship research award (2011)
- 5) the MIT TR35 Regional award (Asia Pacific) (2012).
He serves as the treasurer for both the Singapore Association for the Advancement of Science (SAAS) (2013 -) and the Stem Cell Society Singapore (2011-).
He is the first Singaporean citizen to be elected to the prestigious global World Technology Network in 2012.
He continues to motivated his juniors in Bukit View Secondary School to love Science through presenting the Secondary 3 top Science students with the Choo Kok Weng Science Prize.
Saravanan, our alumnus, Class of 2007, is a current student at NTU.
He is a recipient of Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship to Encourage Upgrading Award (LKY – STEP Award) in 2013.
He will be one of the first batch of NTU engineering students to join the satellite programme. He will be trained to operate the 3 NTU satellites in space.
Chua Yong An
Here is his story (adapted from Home Team News, May 2013).
Derrick Tan Kah Heng
Derrick Tan Kah Heng, Class of 1998, overcame the challenges and made a 180 degree change. He is now the founder and president for Voices for Animals. It is a pet-related business with dog day-care, pet hotel and cat cafe. He has also been involved in a number of CIP work with the elderly and special needs children where he brings the animals to them for therapy sessions. Taking care of animals has always been Derrick’s passion. Having a degree in psychology counselling, he works with autistic and special needs children as well as teens who are at-risk. He is currently studying to be a certified naturopathy therapist, and is aiming for a doctorate so that he becomes a full-fledged therapist in naturopathy. Our school has been developing students who care for the Environment, Nature and Biodiversity as early as 1990s.
Foo MaoSheng, (first from left) Class of 2004. Our alumnus is current working as a Scientific Officer with the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.
He was part of the part to salvage the female sperm whale and putting together it’s remains for the whale exhibition.
Daryl Yang Jia Hao
Daryl Yang, Class of 2005. Our alumnus is helping in a family business of collecting recyclables.
Bryan Quek Wei Hong
Bryan Quek, Class of 2009, has done well for his studies for his course – Clean Water Technologies in Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
He was formerly a member of Bukit View Secondary School’s Environmental Club.
For his good work in nature conservation in Singapore, he was one of the 4 winners of the HSBC/NYAA Youth Environmental Award in 2013. He went to Nova Scotia, Canada.
He was involved in the rescued of endangered species, eg the Horseshoe Crab, and collected data on them.
During his polytechnic days, he invented an innovative way to extract arsenic from ground water.
Marcus Lim, Class of 1989. Our Alumnus is Asia’s first and only historian painter dedicated to helping families and organisations document their history through art.
In 2009, Marcus was the winner of the ‘Cover Art of the Decade’ Award by the Asian Geographic Society.
In April 2010, Mr Lim was commissioned to create a thematic painting live at the Asia Dive Expo 2010 at Suntec City. In the same month, on a special invitation from the Portrait Society of America and in full support from the National Arts Council (NAC), Singapore, he flew to Washington DC to attend the 12th Annual ‘The Art of the Portrait’ Conference.
Mr Marcus Lim unveiling one of his oil portraits to President S R Nathan
(Picture courtesy of Mr Marcus Lim)
Abdul Malik Hassan
Abdul Malik Hassan, Class of 1988, is the owner of popular Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak at Adam Road Food Centre. He was the President of the Student Council. He graduated from Singapore Polytechnic with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 1998. He was a mechanical engineering graduate from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) at the age of 33 in 2004.
He shared his educational journey as well as his tough decision to give up his ambition to be a pilot in order to take over the family’s nasi lemak stall in a Straits Times article published on 30 march 2015. Today, his stall has won numerous accolades and plans are underway to open more outlets around Singapore.
Jason Tan, Class of 1998, is now a head chef and co-owner of European restaurant Corner House