Our Recipients

What our scholarship & sponsorship recipients say

Yap Kai Lin Kathleen Yap Kai Lin Kathleen
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles, USA


I have the unique opportunity to be part of the team developing Singapore’s National Gardens in the heartlands.  Every day presents a new challenge in my work conceptualising visitor service operations for Jurong Lake Gardens.  But the hard work is all worthwhile when I see communities from all walks of life enjoying and connecting with nature around them.

Nurul Rekha d/o Faud Mohan
Bachelor of Science in Zoology
University of St Andrews, UK


My wish is that everyone can discover that urban Singapore is still home to unique flora and fauna.  Hence, part of the challenge in my work is to get people to put away their mobile devices and connect with the nature around them.  Beyond speaking with people, I also get to conduct research and study our local wildlife to develop programmes and policies that contribute towards an environment conducive for humans and wildlife to coexist successfully.

Nurul Rekha d/o Faud Mohan
Cheng Xin Wei Thaddaeus Cheng Xin Wei Thaddaeus
Bachelor of Ecology and Environmental Biology
Imperial College London, UK


Never wanting to be deskbound, my career in wildlife management is exactly what I was searching for.  Being on the front line of human-wildlife interactions is not only exciting, but immensely fulfilling – animals always have a way of surprising you!  Satisfaction from the job arises from knowing that the sensitive and scientifically sound resolution of the challenges the team faces is key for maintaining a harmonious urban ecosystem animals and people share.


Dr Han Zi Yang
Bachelor of Veterinary Science
University of Melbourne, Australia

For many of us, animals are our daily companions.  They also enrich the biodiversity of our urban ecosystem.  As a veterinarian in a regulatory role, I develop and implement animal health programmes to safeguard their health and welfare and I contribute towards conservation efforts too.  This is an impactful role because, ultimately, our personal well-being and health are closely inter-connected with the health and welfare of our community and its animals.

Dr Han Zi Yang
Muhammad Fahmi Bin Mohd Zakaria

Muhammad Fahmi Bin Mohd Zakaria
Bachelor of Environments (Landscape Management)
University of Melbourne, Australia

As a Streetscape Manager and an Arborist, I see my work not just to inspect trees but also to bring nature closer to the community.  The trees that we carefully select and planted along our streets function as a continuum for future generations to enjoy greenery in their daily lives.  The rich flora and fauna along our streetscapes enable commuters to experience their daily dose of nature.

Lim Siu Ann
Bachelor of Environment
University of Melbourne, Australia

I create and curate landscapes in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the first and only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.  This involves understanding the native habitats of plants and providing them with suitable environmental conditions to thrive in the Gardens.  Having a love for both people and plants, it brings me much joy to create these landscapes and then share with visitors about the rare and exquisite plants we have conserved.


Lim Siu Ann
Dr Thereis Choo

Dr Thereis Choo
PHD in Plant Biology
Cornell University, USA

Conservation work often involves many stakeholders.  I work with researchers, planners, developers, land owners, companies and nature enthusiasts on projects that all contribute to the goal of conserving and protecting our natural heritage.  It’s hardly ever a simple process, but that just makes our shared efforts and successes all that more rewarding.

Leong Jia Min Titia
Bachelor of Applied Science (Urban Horticulture)
University of Queensland, Australia

It’s important to me that we don’t take our greenery for granted – some of our forest giants take at least 60 years to mature and improving our forests takes much time and hard work.  I’m proud to be part of a team tasked with this important responsibility of improving and protecting our invaluable green spaces so that Singapore can continue to be a healthy green lung.

Leong Jia Min Titia