Alumni in the News
Dr Jonathan Loh
Dr Jonathan Loh, Class of 1993, completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
His research work has earned him several prestigious national and international accolades including
– the Quest Technology Award,
– Philip Yeo Prize (2008),
– Singapore Young Scientist Award (2009),
– Singapore Youth Award (2010),
– A*STAR Investigatorship Award (2011),
– World Technology Network Fellowship (2012),
– MIT TR35 Asia Pacific Award,
– SCSS Susan lim’s Award,
– the NRF Investigatorship Award.
He serves on the International Committee at the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), the Executive Committee of the Stem Cell Society Singapore (SCSS) and the Executive Council for the Singapore Association for the Advancement of Science (SAAS).
He is the first Singaporean citizen to be elected to the prestigious global World Technology Network in 2012.
He is the lead researcher for the ground-breaking study to hasten regenerative medicine development (July 2018).
Sim Su Hui Yasmin, Class of 2016, is the youngest HSBC-NYAA Youth Environmental Awardee 2016. She is the first secondary school student to receive this award since its inception 18 years ago.
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.
Saravanan, Class of 2007, was a recipient of Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship to Encourage Upgrading Award (LKY – STEP Award) in 2013.
He was 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.
Julian Kang, Class of 2015 has achieved again!
His start-up, MakerFoundry, developed an app that allows people to access satellite networks to report their location after a disaster won a competition organised by SSTA and Airbus.
The news article is featured in The New Paper.
Jason Swee (3rd from left), Class of 2009, and his groupmates from SUTD Singapore University of Technology & Design, came up with a device that prevents driver from falling asleep while driving.
Jason did well in his studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic (diploma with merit in mechatronic engineering, Omron-Precicon Prize and ST Kinetics Prize) and was awarded a scholarship to study at SUTD.
Cheng You Zhi
Cheng You Zhi, Class of 2008, was featured in The Sunday Times!
He is an aeronautical engineer who flies drone as a career! He also has a private pilot licence!
Chua Yong An
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 former student 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.
His recent research is on using insect army (Black Soldier fly) to fight food waste. A video on his team research can be found here: goo.gl/jCfYPR
Daryl Yang Jia Hao
Daryl Yang, Class of 2005. Our former student is helping in a family business of collecting recyclables.
Jason Tan, Class of 1998, is now a head chef and co-owner of European restaurant Corner House.
Lifestory of Jason Tan, being featured in the media.
Jason Tan is the chef patron and co-owner of Corner House. He is one of the few born and bred Singaporean chefs to earn a Michelin star for his own restaurant.
It’s a long road to get to where he is – one that started out in Shatec as a culinary arts student, past the doors of Les Amis, Le Saint Julien, Robuchon au Dome in Macau and Sky on 57.
He discovered his passion for cooking while doing a vacation job during his Sec 3 school holiday.
Marcus Lim, Class of 1989. Our former student 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.
Felicia Yeoh, Class of 2007, graduated from Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) with a bachelor’s degree with honours in accountancy in 2016. Her story was featured by The New Paper in Feb 2017 after her graduation ceremony.
She was 1 of the 69 out of a total of 82 graduates in this pioneer cohort, who received priority job offers upon graduation. She was offered a position as audit associate at Ardent Singapore.
The report noted that she did not come from a well-to-do family but her family was very supportive of her effort in her academic pursue!
She became more motivated to study when she started experiencing small successes at Bukit View Secondary School – The Place To Be. It paid off as she scored four distinctions and was top two in her Normal Technical stream in the N-level exams.
With a positive attitude towards life, she persevered on to pursue her education in ITE, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and SIT over a period of 8 years.