Hear From Our Scholars
"A SLA scholar should possess the P.A.H. qualities. P for passion, A for adaptability and H for humility. Passion is what drives a person. Adaptability is the ability to adjust to new conditions and changing times. Humility is what makes a person humble towards the world out there since there is always so much to learn and improve on. These are the qualities that cannot be learnt and are becoming more necessary for leaders."
SLA Local (Full-Term) Undergraduate ScholarRead More
"I've always wanted to be part of the team that will help shape the future landscape of Singapore, which is what drew me into real estate. Being in a government agency allows me to do so. This also led me to SLA being one of my main choices when I did my research on the BrightSparks website on scholarships midway through my studies at NUS."
Toh Tian Feng
SLA Local (Mid-Term)
“In university, I discovered my interests in policymaking, urban land use, poverty alleviation, and food security. It was also then that I realised how important land is as a factor of production.
I felt that SLA was an ideal fit as it would suit my interests in political science and public policy. I was also glad the scholarship could help alleviate the financial burden of education and an overseas exchange programme.”
SLA Local (Mid-Term) Undergraduate ScholarRead More
SLA is the leading agency on geospatial matters. Besides the use of GIST (Geographic Information Systems and Technology) in various core functions within SLA, SLA is spearheading the development of the GIST landscape in Singapore. Since I had my mind set on pursuing my interest in GIST, the decision to apply for the SLA scholarship was a definitive one."
Koh Jia Wei Eric
SG GeoSpatial Overseas Postgraduate Scholar
SLA Local (Mid-Term) Undergraduate Scholar
The vision of SLA is “Limited Land • Unlimited Space”. This is especially relevant in Singapore, where we often talk about limited land resources, but with ingenuity and guile, there’s so much that we can do together to achieve much more, and has already been done to a large extent. As the regulator for property boundary surveys in Singapore, excellence and innovation has always been a key driver leading our thoughts and actions as we create an environment that pushes us to do even more for our customers and ourselves."
Derick Tan Tee Guan
SG Overseas Postgraduate ScholarRead More
The scholarship helped me to take on new leadership roles to plan, strategise and implement different projects. These leadership roles help sharpened my managerial skills in managing a dynamic team. Last but not least, being able to work in different agencies under the scholarship stint provided me with new insights and exposure to how things work differently in different agencies. That is where I learned a lot and understood how the public service functions in different ministries."
SG GeoSpatial Local (Mid-Term) ScholarRead More
I felt the role of GIST and Spatial Data Science was crucial in the drive to become a Smart Nation, and wanted to be part of the team spearheading this transformation. Since the Singapore Geospatial Scholarship provided the opportunity to work on a diverse range of Geospatial-related projects and policies at two government agencies, and at the cross-agency level, the decision to apply for the Singapore Geospatial Scholarship was a natural one."