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Seoul Garden Group
Business

"INCLUSION is not about bringing people into what already exists;

It’s about creating a new and better place for everyone, so that we can all EMERGE STRONGER TOGETHER!”

 

 

SEOUL GARDEN GROUP,

the pioneers of Korean dining concepts in Singapore since 1983, embarked on a journey 15 years ago, in 2005, with a VISION of becoming an all-inclusive employer.

The group, alongside with its transformative energies to stay agile, engages and embraces the demands and needs in the ever-arduous industry. Several upcoming projects are in the development pipeline. These include a smart central kitchen, and a learning academy with courses on employability coaching, Job Redesign, dedicated for the vulnerable communities such as PWDs and matured workers.

Technology enhancement will create new jobs, value add to existing jobs, increase productivity and accuracy, and replace job redundancy. This initiative is not only for the PWDs, but in reality, it’s applicable for the entire workplace inclusion strategies.

 

OUR CULTURE

Workplace Inclusion is our CULTURE, it is our PROMISE.
Everyone at Seoul Garden Group, including PWDs (Persons with Disabilities) and mature workers, are given an equal opportunity for career progression, remuneration package and training and development.

 

OUR PROMISE

· Enabling Employment Pledge 2020 - A President's Challenge Initiative

· Sustainable Employment Pledge (2019) – Achieving Purposeful Business Success Together

· Total Defence Awards 2019 – NS Advocate Award for Small & Medium Enterprises

· NSMark GOLD (2019) – A national-level accreditation scheme that recognises businesses and organisations with policies and human resource practices that support National Service and Total Defence

· Excellent Service Awards 2019 – 6 Star Awardees | 10 Gold Awardees | 10 Silver Awardees

· EXSA Advocacy Awards of 13 years (2006-2019)

· FLA Awards 2019: International Franchisor of the Year 2019 (Overall Winner)

· International Franchisor of the Year – 2015, 2016, 2017

 

Andrew Lee

Andrew, CEO of Seoul Garden Group, is a firm believer that people are the key assets for success and building a team of staff with different talents and abilities is key to be able to bring the group to a greater platform. With that in mind, he spends time in developing a “R.A.C.E.R” culture in the company – Relationship, Agility, Champion, Empowerment, Resilience.

 

It was through building confidence and success over time, that we are able to be here today, to share our experience and enjoy the inclusivity journey as Seoul Garden Group family.

It is the family culture at Seoul Garden Group that brings forth strong bonds and relationships. It is very encouraging and heart-warming to be able to grow and learn together, with ups and downs, but nothing stands in our way when we are united.
Family doesn’t judge. Family never forsakes. Family embraces all traits and everything.

This is Seoul Garden Group – We are family, and we are always there for each other.

 

 

Animal Human Alliance
Business

Animal Human Alliance LLP (AHA) is founded by animal rescuers.
The company has 2 brands Gold-D and AHA.

 

Gold-D offers pet food and products, many of which are developed from the experience gained from our rescue work.

AHA offers pet-safe home care products that are safe for both humans and animals.

 

Our background makes us unique in the pet food industry and we have exported our brands to Malaysia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, UK, and Greece. More countries are on the way.

 

In every market we are in, we support and work with local rescue groups and feeders. In Singapore, the business supports our rescue work. We do palliative care for cats, runs a FeLV sanctuary and rescue work.

 

It is a loop. The rescue work brings insights for new products and the business supports our rescue work.

 

Today, customers have high expectations of brands and there is a general shift from major brands to brands customers feel is passionate about animal welfare. We are well-positioned in this change as this is what our business is all about!

 

We look for like-minded partners to bring Gold-D and AHA brands to more countries.

 

Chan Chow Wah

Chan has a Masters Degree in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and is a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, UK. His interest in animal welfare started when he adopted 2 cats in early 2000. It began his journey in rescue work leading to the founding of the Gold-D and AHA brands.

With the business as a foundation, he explores various avenues to raise issues of animal welfare. For example with photo exhibitions, film production, talks, and even a fine fragrance for animal lovers, etc. His ethnographic films on animal welfare raise money and food for shelters and rescuers. The films have won awards in various international film festivals.

 

He has since set up a sanctuary for FeLV cats and also offers palliative care for animals in the last chapter of their lives.

The brand revolves around rescue work, founded by a rescuer, feature animals who were once abused, abandoned, or badly neglected.

 

Through this approach, the brand has attracted both pet owners, animal lovers, and rescue groups.
Chan sees the brand as an avenue to engage society and effect positive change for the benefit of humans and animals.

Tea Ideas
Business

Locally conceived and home brewed, Tea ideas Pte Ltd is a social enterprise that aims to uplift the social, mental & physical well-being for elderly & renal patients with our Tea.

We adopt flexible working arrangements and redesign our work processes to accommodate our beneficiaries needs.

We also emphasize & advocate a healthy lifestyle by innovating how one drinks their tea and creating delicious tea-inspired desserts that are “diabetic-friendly” with reduced sugars. Focused on healthy gourmet tea, the firm wants to evangelize the benefits of drinking tea by applying innovation to the finest teas found.

To detractors who feel that drinking tea is troublesome because they have to contend with tea leaves or dispose of teabags, Tea ideas has the perfect answer – tea wands. The Patented Tea Wands, which resemble square sticks of candy, marry the convenience of a teabag with the functionality of a teaspoon.

They are also drip dry and so convenient, it’s a wonder no one has thought of this before!

Jacinta Ong

Co-founded Tea ideas as a Social Enterprise since 2012.

Jacinta's vision is to empower every individual to live their lives healthily, with dignity. Despite having no prior knowledge about tea, Jacinta took the leap into the industry with this strong belief. This has proven to be her winning formula. 

In her own words: "We can try any new ideas with tea. One Tea, Many Possibilities!" That's how the name Tea ideas was conceived!

Your Health. Our Tea. Our Inspiration.

Kidz Treehouse
Business

 

Kidz Treehouse provides authentic learning experiences for young learners via an eco-centric learning environment that imbues the value of resilience, grit and love for nature. Started in a small classroom of 3 students, Kidz Treehouse has grown into an organisation of 120 teachers, with 11 Student Care Centres, touching the lives of thousands of children and parents.

 

With more than 15 years of extensive research and experience in the education industry, Kidz Treehouse offers premium student care services and children enrichment programme focusing on character development through experiential learning and self-discovery in nature.

 

Our education philosophy aims to provide a stimulating and challenging environment that meets each child’s needs for holistic development. Through the Forest School Learning approach, Kidz Treehouse develops learners to become confident, creative, resilient and unique individuals, ready to take on 21st Century challenges. We believe that by helping learners to connect with nature, we will grow a generation of leaders concerned about the environment and ensuring sustainability for the future.

 

Kidz Treehouse is a social enterprise with a vision to build a peaceful world through beautiful character. With Love, Care and Trust as our core values, we will effect positive change in our communities, partners, stakeholders and the environment. Kidz Treehouse has also been awarded the Biz Safe Level 3 Certification and SME 100 Award in 2015 and 2018 respectively and was one of the top 3 finalist for the President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Award in 2019.

Nur Suliani Md Noor

Taufiq and Suliani started out their entrepreneurship journey while they were still students in 2005. Believing that Character Education and being responsible stewards of the earth is key in a child’s holistic development, they set out to create Kidz Treehouse as a space where children can flourish.

 

With his sharp business acumen, Taufiq brings with him a sense of determination to create sustainable businesses and structures to empower members of the organisation to combat climate change. In 2018, he led the team to attain the B-Corp status, awarded to companies worldwide that have adhered to a verified standard of social and environmental performance with high level of public transparency.

 

As an ardent Forest School practitioner, Suliani’s passion lies in creating positive learning environment for children through the great outdoors. In 2018, she led the team at Kidz Treehouse to emerge as Brands for Good double champions for People Development and Managing Environmental Impact and is also the winner of Dewipreneur Award conferred by the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SMCCI) in 2019.

 

In her free time, Suliani is also actively involved in a ground-up project, Blooms for Mom, to support enterprising mothers to pursue their passion. She spearheads the Bloom for Mom project with other like-minded individuals, to connect professionals in the business and creative arena with enterprising home makers.

 

While the journey of entrepreneurship has not been a bed of roses, Suliani and Taufiq strongly believe that one truly rises by lifting others. Suliani and Taufiq lead an organisation that invests in the lives of children, focusing on strength of character, grit and resilience. Fast forward today, Kidz Treehouse has impacted more than 12,000 lives locally through various enrichment programmes in Singapore.

Goshen Art Gallery
Business

Goshen Art is a family heritage business of 30 years specialising in the fine arts, and supporting artists in need. We are a trusted brand by the local and overseas customers.

We didn't start off as an art gallery; our family started off as bakers running a small but brisk business in Chip Bee Gardens 40+ years ago. We were giving out leftover bakes to the needy artists in the neighbourhood back then, then art materials, and bought first few paintings from the local artists here. What started off as a passion and act of humanity has evolved into a business that spans for 30 years and counting.

We are the first and probably the only gallery that gives a salary to the artists even before any works was sold back then.To date, we have impacted over 300+ artists locally and overseas - even covering travel, medical and funeral expenses for some.

 

Goshen Art was started by Faith Lum & Jack Yu. Mr Yu being the youngest son of the renowned gallerists - Johnny and Grace Yu. Besides continuing the legacy of the art consultancy business and keeping it sustainable, they both set sight to further the social impact by providing training and working opportunities to artists-in-need. Hence ArtSE was birthed, and that remains the Education arm and a burgeoning Creative Community for Goshen that embodies the true spirit of Artisanal excellence and Craftsmanship with the right values.

With ArtSE, we also started the School of Values - with Art Therapy products and customized art curriculum-in-a-box for people with mobility issues or even overseas market. Our art and crafting workshops are also favoured by many Corporate clients.

ArtSE has also trained a group of disabled artisans who produces quality Corporate Gifts and Personalized art services and products.

Jack Yu & Faith Lum

Our Founder, Mr Jack Yu holds a Master Degree of Science from NTU. A patient Father,a Curator, a Gallerist, a Docent, he is trained in art as a therapy for special needs and elderly. He is also one of the pioneering fellows for the NVPC's Company for Good Program in 2017, and subsequently spear-headed to company to be recognised as Company For Good in 2020.

Director Faith Lum-Yu helms ArtSE and is trained in Art as a Therapy for Special needs and Dyslexia . She is a mum to 2 special needs kids and she was using art as an occupational therapies with them. She is also a curator and a gallerist; leading curatorial talks to the public for an average of 12 exhibitions yearly.

She is the Head of Programme and have taught and written curriculum tailored to the visually-impaired, hearing-impaired, autism, youths-at-risk, and youths with mental conditions.

Ageless Bicyclists
Business
  1. Ageless Bicyclists Ltd (ABL) creates healthy lifestyle programs for different abilities/ASD including sibling/family members, youths and silver communities. The education/training program/events include Pedal enable recreational experiential inclusive cycling, health and outdoor education, exercises and retreats
  2. ABL organizes outreach inclusive local events and overseas trips encouraging different needs, siblings, parents/grandparents and community bonding, intercultural experiences, quality of life and advocating an inclusive society.
Malcolm Chen Tai Chuan
  1. Malcolm Chen is young at heart, mind and spirit and shy at times, passionate and alive with the vibrancy of living. He loves and embraces life; He believes it is what we make of it that counts. He is opened to the new; willing to explore and experiment with a fresh approach.
  2. He is a “mover and shaker” Involved in the tourism segment since 2002, he was passionately into promoting and marketing diverse events/projects such as experiential education; ethnic music & culture; equestrian; community-involvement (Home Stay); and sports tourism.
  3. He started cycling in September 2012 (67 years old) and since then his health improved that motivates him to continue cycling locally and overseas. Thus, he is passionately promoting a healthy lifestyle especially through recreational cycling
  4. His transformative purpose statement is to encourage and inspire a healthy lifestyle for different abilities/ASD and families through sports especially experiential inclusive cycling.
Brooklynz Stainless Steel
Business

Brooklynz Stainless Steel Pte Ltd is a specialized tier 1 company involved in the design, fabrication & installation of customized stainless steel products for construction projects.

 

Brooklynz provides end to end solution for all types of stainless steel works across all sectors which employ steel structures. The base of Brooklynz is, its extremely experienced staff and skilled workforce. 


Since it’s inception in 2012, Brooklynz has grown by leaps and bounds to work on projects ranging from residential to commercial, and governmental to religious, providing services to reputed local and international contractors. 


Brooklynz has its own in-house design team and workshop with skilled fabricators & installers. Along with excellent infrastructure, our ability to source the raw materials meeting the quality standards and specifications enables us to produce and supply stainless steel products complying with the statutory standards for projects of all scales.

Kabir Hossain
  1. Mr. Kabir Hossain got a President Award on the 16th October 2020 for his volunteer works during Circuit Breaker which he continues with his co-created BCA app.

  2. Mr. Kabir Hossain, 39, hopes to continue providing free grocery deliveries to workers who order them through a mobile application he co-created in May called the Brooklynz Community Support.

  3. "Their salary is already low," he said, explaining: "Their dormitories are also far, if they order things like GrabFood, the delivery cost will be high."

  4. Customers purchase groceries from shops along Serangoon Road through the application but are not charged for the deliveries. Four of Mr Kabir's employees buy and deliver goods, but since June they have had have less time to do so.

1 Care Employment
Business

1.Care Employment Agency is operated by a group of Singapore Registered nurses as a Social Enterprise organization to provide Elderly Care service. We provide well trained caregivers and basic to take care of clients’ homes whether is a stay in or stay out cases. Our focus group will be seniors who need medical and physical attention. With the support, the elderly is leading dignified lives within their comfort of their own house. 1.Care Employment Agency is also an approved Caregiver Training Provider by Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) in Singapore.

 

Our founder who is a registered nurse is selected to be accredited due to her team’s professional skills and also good track record of 2000 cases within 7 years as caregiver service agency. 1.Care Employment Agency also in the process to implement the Learning Management System (LMS) to provide better training to encourage more Foreign Domestic Workers to upgrade themselves. We provide overseas nursing training in Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines (currently in progress), and looking forward to work with Cambodia (currently pending due to Covid-19).

 

Everyone wants to live to a ripe old age but living to a ripe old age may be a problem because of all the issues that come about with the process of ageing. We want to realize our Vision of creating “Quality Living For All Senior Citizens” in whichever country we choose to operate in. This extends beyond just providing quality eldercare and we will realize this Vision by focusing on:

 

  • Developing and delivering training modules that are able to transform ordinary maids into highly competent and knowledgeable caregivers.
  • Integrating the best practices from the nursing industry into every aspect of our daily operations to develop the best caregivers in the market.
  • Attracting, inspiring and training people and partners who are passionate about creating Quality Living For All Senior Citizens all over the world.

 

1 Care Provider Pte Ltd is a sister company of 1.Care Employmeny Agency. 1 Care Provider is a non-medical home care is essential for individuals recuperating from illness, post-operative surgery, or physically challenged adults. 1 Care Provider acknowledges the importance of in-home care service and customer is well supported with qualify healthcare assistance on:

  • Respite care – to look after dependent individual who seeking support on flexible short-term care
  • In-Home Daycare – to support the physically dependent who require rehabilitative care and companionship during the day
  • Home Service - to look after physically dependent who require light cleaning services, personal hygiene care, and the individual who require home nursing services

 

 

 

Janice Karena Tan

Ms Hong Geok Yang is a Senior Registered Nurse cum midwife who specializes in Gerontology and midwifery trained. She is the founder of 1.Care Employment Agency for 5 years together Ms Janice Tan. She was a Senior Staff Nurse specialized in Geriatric management, Dementia care and palliative care. Currently she is working as a community nurse in a charity organization known as Care for the Elderly Foundation of Singapore. She has experience in KKH as midwife and delivered thousands of babies and general ward in SGH doing nursing care. In total, she has 50 years of experiences in Nursing.

 

 

Ms Janice Tan is a Senior Registered Nurse who specializes in Gerontology and a Chemo therapist. She is the co-founder of 1.Care Employment Agency for 5 years together with Ms Hong . She was a Senior Staff Nurse specialized in Geriatric management, Dementia care and palliative care. She used to work for a charity organization known as Care for the Elderly Foundation of Singapore for 2 years running a Dementia project. She has experience in TTSH A&E for 5 years, Orthopedics department and in Medical ambulatory Centre doing chemotherapist, blood transfusion, assisting doctor for invasive procedures such as chest tube insertion, lumbar puncture, peritoneal drainage etc. In total, she has many years of experiences in Nursing.

 

 

Ms Alison Lau is state Registered Nurse by profession in 1985, spent 25 years in pharmaceutical sales and marketing but her passion for nursing brought her back in 2006 when her ex boss of Careprovider Pte Ltd, a nursing agency went into retirement. She took over the business and went on to establish 1 Care Provider Pte Ltd in 2017 with Janice when the shortage of trained nurses was and today is still an acute stage. The business model was based on the platform of recruiting and training of both local and foreign caregivers to fill the huge gap in caring for the sick, the elderly, the recuperating needy and the dying. She has always held great pride and pleasure in all that was done daily for all her patients, their families and contributing to support part of the healthcare system in a most cost effective manner, bringing meaning to the lives of those they touched.

 

 

Mr David Yeo is a Registered Nurse. In his early years he was working in the HDB as a administrative officer. At the age of 30 that is where he did a career switch to become a nurse. It was a total change from what he was previously doing in HDB. David love Nursing not as a career but a passion. Nursing is place where help is need and it was rewarding and very challenging in this field of work. Rewarding as in see them well recovered is very fulfilling. Started off working in ICU for first 5 years and late on transfer to A&E. Coming over to 1.CARE agency was a given opportunity to work together hand in hand. This is a place that he can channel experience and knowledge to foreign caregiver from other countries. To train and impart skill to them. Giving them the assurance and confident to care especially the elderly of ours society.

 

 

 

SIMCC
Business

SIMCC is a Singapore based social enterprise that organises international academic competitions and assessments in 34 countries.


SIMCC conducts 26 international competitions and assessments in Math, Science, English and Digital Technologies in various levels of challenge. We nurture grades 2-12 students from average to advance level targeting different segments with the overall objective of assisting educators to unlock student potential.


From 2016-2019, we invested over S$850,000 in an online contest assessment delivery capability to enable scalability.

As on 2020, SIMCC is promoting Singapore branded academic competitions and assessments globally. We now have presence in 34 countries with our country partners and have set up offices in Cambodia, India and Hong Kong.

Henry Ong Lay Hong

From 2016-2019, we invested over S$850,000 in an online contest assessment delivery capability to enable scalability.

As on 2020, SIMCC is promoting Singapore branded academic competitions and assessments globally. We now have presence in 34 countries with our country partners and have set up offices in Cambodia, India and Hong Kong.

Spic & Span
Business

Spic & Span Corporate Factsheet


Social Enterprise Beginnings


· Spic & Span is a social enterprise that specialises in cleaning technology and provides employment for beneficiaries.

· In 2017, the company started as a housekeeping and cleaning service.

· Focused on inclusive hiring, the company has been partnering Social Service Agencies to provide good jobs to marginalized Singaporeans including ex-offenders, persons with disabilities and persons with mental health backgrounds.

· More than 60 Social Service Agencies have joined the partnership and more than 300 individuals have been trained, upskilled and provided employment opportunities to.

· In 2019, the company clinched the Asia-Pacific Social Innovation Award and was President’s Challenge Social Enterprise of the Year Finalist. For 3 years running, the company has also been awarded the Champions of Good award by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre.


Business Transformation Journey


· As an innovation driven start-up, the company adopted new technology through Job Redesign (JR) solutions such as glass cleaning robots vacuum robots, handheld mobile vacuums to help make jobs easier, safer and smarter for older workers and for workers with disabilities. Cloud software was also adopted to allow the company to be more agile in its manpower deployment.

· The company’s workers were able to take on value-added tasks and the company’s productivity improved by 60%.

· In 2019, the company was accredited under the National Environment Agency (NEA) Enhanced Clean Mark Scheme. The company was also featured by Channel News Asia’s Business Blueprints, NTUC’s LabourBeat and MOM’s Lean Enterprise Development (LED) Symposium.


From Tech Adoption to Tech Creation


· In 2019, the company had a Cleantech R&D breakthrough on its proprietary durable coating.

· This invention, Speco (short for Special Coating) is Made in Singapore and it achieves a 6 Log reduction (99.9999% kill) on microbes including the MRSA Super Bug.

· The company started its workforce transition towards a Cleantech company, upskilling its workers towards a Specialist career path. New application technologies and systems for Quality Assurance and Quality Control were also adopted.

· Speco is a Patent Pending IP (Intellectual Property) of the company. In 2020, the company was internationally accredited as a B corporation, an ISO standard for green and sustainable companies. The company was also awarded the Intellectual Property of Singapore Award 2020 in the Innovation for Humanity category.

· Speco is now being used against the pandemic and has been used by more than 200 organizations across Singapore.

· During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company provided SGD$250,000 of pro bono and heavily subsidised Speco services to the elderly homes and struggling SMEs

· As part of the Speco product range, Speco-24, a durable hand sanitizer, is packed in partnership with the Association of Persons with Special Needs (APSN), and distributed in partnership with local social enterprises.

The company is now focused on creating more tech for good to create new jobs.

Benjamin Chua

Mr Benjamin Chua is the Founder of Spic & Span, a commercial cleaning and cleaning technology social enterprise.

Spic & Span has developed a proprietary technology Speco that provide 6 months antimicrobial protection on surfaces. Speco is now widely used across Singapore to combat COVID-19.

In 2019, Spic & Span was the President's Challenge Social Enterprise of the Year Finalist. The company also clinched the Asia Pacific Social Innovation Award by the Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs. In 2017 and 2018, he led the team to be awarded the Champions of Good award by NVPC for providing good jobs to marginalized Singaporeans.

Spic & Span has partnered with more than 60 Social Service Agencies tackling social causes and have trained more than 300 individuals ranging from ex-offenders, the homeless and persons with disabilities by offering sustainable and progressive jobs.

Before entering the private sector, he served as a Senior Manager under a statutory board of the Ministry of National Development, overseeing estate agency policies and regulations.

As a non-profit leader, in 2015 he served on the AVA's Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Committee (MSCC), championing animal welfare and developing a national accreditation program for the pet industry.

Mr Chua had also actively contributed to the community for more than a decade, taking on steering roles such as the Chairman of the Yew Tee CC YEC and was also part of the PAYM Central Youth Council, the decision making body of all 102 YECs in Singapore. In 2016, his team had clinched the Top 10 YEC Awards. In 2018, he received the Meritorious Youth Award.

In 2009 and 2010, Benjamin was awarded the SPF Commissioner of Police Commendation twice for outstanding work. In 2012, he was also awarded the Minister's Award (MND) for work excellence.

In 2015, he was also appointed as Singapore's Youngest Mediator by the Ministry of Law. In 2018, he was featured by the Community Mediation Centre on Straits Times.

Academically, he received a BSc in Business Admin from State University of New York (2008) and a Master degree in International Political Economy from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University (2013).

As a driver for social change, he attended Harvard Business School under the Social Enterprise Initiative in 2019. He was also appointed to the Singapore Business Federation core committee of the Sustainable Employment Project to work on a report tackling inequality in Singapore.

Fortis Law Corporation
Business

Fortis Law is a client-focused, professional law firm committed to offering quality, diversified legal counsel and services. We deliver high calibre work, utilising the best technology and intelligence available, and devote ourselves to each case with full care and consideration, as if we are representing ourselves. We want to make the Law accessible to all.


Fortis Law aims to be the preferred premier boutique law firm offering end-to-end legal solutions to our clients. We aim for an environment where all of the staff are accessible, responsive, passionate, dynamic and technologically savvy.

 

 

Fortis Law Corporation provides client-centric legal solutions in the areas of:

  • Private Client
  • Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Advance Care Planning and Elder Law
  • Wills and Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Family Law
  • Crime and Regulatory
  • Commercial litigation and arbitration
Patrick Tan TEP

Patrick Tan, TEP is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fortis Law Corporation. His areas of practice include general litigation and arbitration, wealth management, real estate and private client matters. He is a Notary Public, Commissioner for Oaths, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, as well as an accredited Associate Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre.

 

Patrick obtained his LL.B. (Hons) at the Nottingham University, where he received top honours, clinching several academic awards in land law, company law and partnership law.

 

In 2005, Patrick was nominated for the Spirit of Enterprise Award in Singapore for founding M/s Patrick Tan & Associates (now known as Fortis Law). In 2007, Patrick steered the firm into becoming the first law firm in Singapore to be accredited with the PrimeLaw Practice Management Excellence Standard awarded by the Law Society of Singapore. It is also the first law firm to be awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award 4 times in a row from 2010 to 2013 by the Law Society of Singapore.

 

In 2017, Patrick was awarded the Skillsfuture Study Award (Legal Sector) and successfully completed the SAL-INSEAD Law Firm Leadership Programme conducted by INSEAD. In 2018, Patrick was appointed by the Minister for Social and Family Development as Conciliation Officer for Tribunal for the Maintenance of Parents. Patrick was also appointed as an Independent Director of Singapore public listed company Eneco Energy Ltd.

 

His appointments/memberships include:

  • Notary Public, Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Commissioner for Oaths, Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP), The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
  • Facilitator, Singapore Institute of Legal Education
  • Associate Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Conciliation Officer, Tribunal for the Maintenance of Parents
  • Member, Inquiry Panel
  • Member, Panel of Primary Justice Lawyers
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Probate Practice Committee, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, ASEAN Law Association
  • Member, Singapore Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry
  • Member, Yuhua Citizen’s Consultative Committee
  • Approved CPD Trainer, Council of Estate Agencies
  • Legal Advisor, Singapore Estate Agents Association
  • Honorary Legal Advisor, Spa and Wellness Association Singapore
Arts Kidz Pre School
Business

Arts Kidz International Pre- School takes a unique approach to learning in the early years. Our specially designed programme integrates curriculum essentials such as literacy and numeracy with the wonder of the Arts and the richness of language, giving your child a well-rounded and enriching educational experience.

 

In 2008, Arts Kidz opened its first campus in Tiong Bahru. The school’s unique approach to learning and specially designed curriculum quickly made an impression on the surrounding community and thanks to word-of-mouth and glowing referrals from the school`s pioneer parents, the number of students steadily grew. Before long, Arts Kidz had had over 100 children from nations including Singapore, the USA, the UK, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Today preschool runs two campuses: Arts Kidz Pre-School at Raeburn Park and Arts Haus International at Pearl`s Hill Terrace, looking forward to bring creative learning to new locations in Singapore and around the world.

 

Our S.M.A.R.T. learning curriculum helps to empower students for a limitless future. Carefully curated to ignite a passion for learning in children so they can thrive in any environment, especially amidst today`s ever-changing world.

 

Developing global citizens is part of our international pre-school’s mission statement. This includes the environmental integrity component. Lessons on healthy lifestyle, environmental actions, horticulture, nature and physical education. All these sessions encompass S.E.A.L. (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) and build confidence through team building, resilience and relationships for community collaboration.

 

As part of our commitment to getting the next generation of environmental stewards excited about how they can make a big difference through small actions, Arts Kidz International has partnered with both the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and most recently Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS - Singapore Zoo). Together with WWF we organised the beach cleaning walk with our students and their parents. In 2020 we adopted the tree in Singapore Zoo to support sustainability and growth.

Christina Koh Kok Min

Arts Kidz International Education Group was conceived in 2008 by Ms Christina Koh. Inspired by her own two children that attended enrichment classes during their kindergarten period years and concerned by the number of young children who were involved in countless enrichment programmes after school hours, Christina’s vision was for a school offering a well-rounded educational experience for children while still maintaining the beauty, time and freedom of childhood. She therefore decided to bring the “enrichment” into the classroom by incorporating specialist classes, such as Arts, Music and Movement, Violin and Mindfulness, into her pre-school programme. At a time when most Singapore-based preschools focused on just one aspect of child development, Christina foresaw the need for a school offering a holistic pre-school programme.

 

Giving back is an integral part of Christina’s business philosophy. In regards to charity work, Arts Kids International Education Group have founded partnerships with a range of non-profit organisations including World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

Watch Water (S) Pte Ltd
Leadership

Watch Water (S) Pte Ltd is a Singapore water treatment company which was established since 2015. Our founders are Ms Ivy Heng (who has more than 20 years of experiences in Sales and Marketing) and Mr Kelvin Chen (who has more than 20 years of experiences in water industry, waste water management and ion exchange resins technology).

 

Watch Water GmbH is a leading German water treatment company founded by Mr Deepak Chopra since 1985. It is one of the fastest growing water treatment company in water industry and is also recognized as one of the market Leader for its Innovative Technology in water and waste water treatment industry. Watch Water (S) Pte Ltd is the only trusted partner of Watch Water GmbH for the whole Asia market.

 

Watch Water (S) Pte Ltd is passionate and dedicated about improving water conditions to save the environment. Our vision is to bring a world with safe and secure water. We are committed to enhance drinking water to healthy water, polluted water to recycled water to benefit everyone and the environment, using the most effective German water treatment solutions for industrial, commercial and residential applications.

Ivy Heng

Ivy Heng is the Founder and CEO of Watch Water (S) Pte Ltd, a Singapore water treatment company that is dedicated to bring a revolutionary change to preserve a healthy Earth. 

 

Before devoting her work fulltime to Watch Water (S) Pte Ltd, Ivy Heng had an early retirement at the age of 40 and during her retirement she was working part time at Nefful Singapore Holdings Pte Ltd, a negative ion clothing MLM company where she had earned herself the position of Area General Manager. Through Nefful, Ivy has helped countless family to have a better health and a better life in and outside of Singapore.

 

Ivy was also a successful fashion retail shop business owner. She had a total of 6 fashion retail shops under her own brand where she personally managed and designed all its product. As a successful business owner, she had a dream to be able to had an early retirement, she sold all her retails shop at the age of 40 to fulfil her dream.

 

Ivy’s first job was with Ossia International Limited where she started off as a salesman whereby through her own hard work, she had earned herself a Sales & Marketing Manager position and had earn her first million dollar at the young age of 24. After having a successful career in this company, she decided to come out from her comfort zone and started to do fashion business.

 

Ivy Heng has found a new big mission during her retirement. With her big heart and mind she has dedicated herself to help mankind and the environment by taking care of the drinking water and dirty water to become Safe and Healthy water. And its because of this mindset she has established Watch Water (S) Pte Ltd.

Genashtim Innovative Learning
Leadership

Genashtim Innovative Learning is the pioneer for eLearning in Asia, and has been operating 100% remotely since 2009.

 

Through more than 10 years involvement in global state-of-the art eLearning platforms, like eCornell from Cornell University, Genashtim has also developed the capability to set up, run and manage learning management systems (LMSs), such as Moodle. This includes helping companies and government insitutions convert their physical training workshops to eLearning delivery.

 

In the past 4 to 5 years, the company has also been providing other digitalisation support services, including digital platform development, web development and database management.

 

Satisfied clients of Genashtim include:-

 

- multinational companies like Herbalife, Linde, Microsoft, Google, Jollibee

 

- Government institions like PUB, Civil Service College Singapore, Singapore Tax Academy, Singapore Business Federation, Malaysian Ministry of Education, Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center (MaGIC), and the Philippines Dept of Foreign Affairs

 

- Academic Institutions like Taylors University, Saito University College, and Peace University in Costa Rica

 

Genashtim's mission is to leverage technology and the internet to develop and connect marginalised communities to the Global Economy. Genashtim has more than 100 employees, all working remotely across 6 continents (10 countries), of which more than 50% are persons with disabilities, 20% are Middle Eastern refugees, and 10% are LGTBQ, seniors, the HIV-infected , and women in oppressed environments.


For what it does, Genashtim has received recognition from many international organizations like UNESCAP, the ICEVI, The Nippon Foundation, The ESSL Foundation, and the Young Presidents Organization.

 

Genashtim has also been published internationally in newspapers in Singapore, Malaysia, Belgium, Morocco, Colombia, and also in Forbes and in a couple of German Government publications.

 

Since being certified a B Corp in 2015, Genashtim has been selected “Best for the World” among B Corps for 4 consecutive years. In the inaugural Brands for Good in Singapore in 2018, Genashtim was declared champion for Diversity and Inclusivity.

 

Thomas Ng

After having spent 25 years as a senior international executive ( 15 years as an expat) with major multinational companies, in Asia, Oceana and Europe, Thomas decided to leave his decadent lifestyle in 2004, to do something for the people that the corporate world had left behind.

 

Over more than 10 years, his brainchild Genashtim operated 100% remotely, providing online learning and support services globally. Today, more than 50% of its 100+ staff are people with different disabilities, 20% are refugees, and another 10% are LGTBQ, seniors, the HIV-infected, and women in oppressed environments, all working from the comfort, safety and convenience of their homes all over 10 countries in 6 continents. Genashtim’s mission is to Leverage Technology and the Internet to Connect Marginalised Communities to the Global Economy. Initiatives have also started with girls rescued from the sex trade, ex-convicts, andlepers..

 

Clients of Genashtim include multinational companies like Microsoft, ABB, idsMed, BCIAsia, McDonalds, Google, Herbalife, Linde, Jollibee, DHL and Holiday Inn, and institutions like the Ministries of Education, HR, and Finance, and Taylor’s University in Malaysia, and the Singapore Business Federation, SSG, WSG, Singapore Tax Academy, Singapore Public Utility Board, and the Civil Service College in Singapore.

 

In 2018, Genashtim was appointed as B Market Builder representing the B Corp movement in Singapore & Malaysia. A year later, Genashtim partnered with the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center (MaGIC), to promote B Corp certification in Malaysia.

 

Genashtim has also been appointed by the Singapore Business Federation and the Singapore Business Federation Foundation to run workshops to convince SMEs in Singapore to incorporate ESG into their business.

 

Thomas was appointed by UNESCAP as one of 7 promoters for the Asian and Pacific Deacde of Persons with Disabilities 2013-2022, and is also a committee member in the ASEAN Responsible and Inclusive Business Alliance (ARAIBA).

 

As a YPO member since 1999, Thomas served in leadership for 18 years. He was elected SEA Regional Chair for YPO Gold 2010-2012, during which time his region was awarded Best Region in the World. In his later years in YPO, Thomas was pushing the ESG agenda. He was a YPO Global Impact Awardee in 2016, and in 2020 he founded the first Social Impact Chapter in YPO – SEA Lestari.

Honour (Singapore)
Leadership

About Honour (Singapore)

Honour (Singapore) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting a culture of Honour and Honouring.
We are a citizen-led initiative, founded by concerned citizens and guided by a multi-racial and multi-religious panel of community advisors.

 

Vision
A nation where Honour and Honouring are well understood and widely practised

Mission
To seek the well-being of the nation by promoting a culture of Honour and Honouring

Why Honour?


Honour (Singapore) is motivated by two concerns about the future of Singapore:

 

1. Honour as Singapore’s Blueprint for Success

The blueprint for Singapore’s success in the last 50 years has been that of human imagination and hard work, as well as the courage to be different and unique –– founded on honour, integrity and trust. In other words, that we are a people who can be trusted to deliver on our promises.
Such a culture of honour remains essential for Singapore’s future. This is still the blueprint for Singapore’s continued survival and success.

2. Honour as an Enabler for Constructive, Respectful Debate

We can expect increasingly robust debates and social action on a widening array of national issues. There must be a strong vein of honour and mutual respect between individuals and groups, even when there may be sharp differences in views. This enables respectful, constructive debate over issues of national life.

Trust determines the quality of relationships in our community and society. Honour is the foundation of trust.

We believe a culture of honour and honouring should be our compass as we head, as always, into the uncharted waters of our future.

Lim Siong Guan

Mr Lim Siong Guan is a professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, and a Senior Fellow of the Singapore Civil Service College.

 

Having joined the civil service in 1969 as an engineer, he served two Old Guard Ministers – former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and former Deputy Prime Minister Goh Keng Swee – during his 37-year career with the civil service. He has described both leaders as his master teachers.

 

Citing Dr Goh Keng Swee in particular as his role model for leadership, Mr Lim is a great believer in the need for critical thinking, imagination and courage, as well as the urgency of being in time for the future. Because leadership is about “making good things happen”, he believes that, by definition, leadership must recognise values and principles, and that values form the compass for organisations entering into unknown territory.

 

Mr Lim has served as Group President of GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, Advisor to the GIC Group Executive Committee, Head of the Singapore Civil Service, Permanent Secretary in the ministries of Defence, Education and Finance and in the Prime Minister’s Office, and as Chairman of the Economic Development Board and various other government agencies.

 

Prior to his retirement from the civil service in 2006, he was recognised for his ability to draw out talent and for inspiring younger officers to innovate and excel. Mr Lim has compiled key lessons from his life experiences and his leadership insights into a book he co-authored, “The Leader, The Teacher And You: Leadership Through A Third Generation”, which co-won the Singapore Literature Prize for English Non-fiction in 2014. He is also co-author of the book “Winning with Honour: In Relationships, Family, Organisations, Leadership, and Life”.

 

A frequent speaker on the topic of leadership and change management, Mr Lim is a member of the Board of Directors of Wilmar International Ltd. He chairs Swiss Re Asia Ltd. and is a member of the International Board of the stars Foundation in Switzerland, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes development of next generation leaders.

 

He is an alumnus of the University of Adelaide, Australia, which he attended on a President’s Scholarship and graduated with First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering in 1969. He attained a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore in 1975. Mr Lim was awarded the Order of Nila Utama (First Class) in 2006.

Field Experience
Leadership

RIPPLES OF ACTIVE CITIZENS, STIRRING UP A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

 

Field Experience was borne out of a desire to stoke up curiosity and citizenry in people:

exploring, experiencing, and learning about what the world around us has to offer,

and using our talents and giftings to build up our world to make it a better place.

 

 

VISION

We dream of ...

 

- a future bustling with people who have the field-proven experience to uphold strong society-building values,

 

- a time when people are inspired and committed as confident, responsible, and empathetic active global citizens.

 

- a people who use our talents to improve our community, our land we live in, and beyond our shores.

 

 

MISSION

Field Experience equips leaders to build trust, synergy and purpose so that their teams not only do their jobs well but are also enabled to contribute to the positive impact that’s congruent to their chosen UN Sustainable Development Goals.

 

We specialise in facilitating and training for international collaboration.

We train, facilitate, and leverage using effective experiential approaches to equip people – connecting their training experiences to their already vibrant virtual ‘wiki-sourced’ knowledge.

We focus on humility, reciprocity and strength-focused community development approaches.

 

 

What can FIELD EXPERIENCE do for you?

- Coach mid-level managers and team leaders in building team cohesion

- Coach employees in developing a sustainable mindset in their work processes

- Coach your employees to the next stage of your company's sustainability journey

- Post-sustainability report action plan.

- Strategize corporate philanthropy & skilled volunteerism

- Corporate giving partnership and evaluation

 

 

theodore teo

theodore devotes himself to equipping leaders to serve their teams by building cohesion, trust, synergy and purpose.

 

So that they not only enjoy doing their job well together, they also bring positive impact to the community and environment in their spheres of influence. And in that journey, each discovers more about themselves in the process and uses the talents– knowledge, skills, interests, hobbies – to pay it forward.

 

He has had the opportunity to do this in his roles in all three sectors – Public, People, & Private, over the last 23 years.

 

When he’s not working, you’ll catch theodore cycling or motorbiking, jamming away on his blues harp, or chilling in the outdoors over a bush-cooked meal with his daughter and their feathered friends. His motto for happiness: “How to be bored, lah?”

Tong Eng Group
Leadership

Tong Eng Group ("The Group") is a Singapore-based real estate development and investment company with over 70 years of legacy.

 

The Group has owned and developed close to 200 acres of land, encompassing office, retail, landed housing and apartment.

 

Feature Development Pte Ltd, a unit of Tong Eng Group, stands committed to shaping lives for generations to come.

Eunice Teo

Eunice believes that "every good and perfect gift is from above". With a thankful heart, she hopes to continue doing more for the community.

AJT Holdings
Leadership

INTRODUCTION

 

What started as a medical wellness consultancy in 2013, AJT Holdings has now grown into a full-service turnkey medical wellness consulting, development and management company for healthcare, wellness, and hospitality sectors. As a comprehensive service provider curating unique wellness experiences, AJT has its own brand of signature protocols and programs designed under our two brands – AJT Wellity™ and DrMap™.

 

Founded and registered in Singapore, AJT has a global network of experts and offices located in Singapore, Thailand, and Cambodia – effectively executing and operating scalable medical wellness projects.

 

Pioneering and integrating preemptive well-being beyond traditional mindsets, by providing holistically strategic business management to clients. Each project is personalized with strategic innovation, implementations, and marketing solutions, through utilizing its extensive network of wellness, healthcare, and hospitality connections; detailed programs and protocols; and technology.

 

In 2019, AJT Holdings was awarded the Top 50 Healthcare Consulting Companies by the International Forum on Advancements in Healthcare (IFAH) – an organization dedicated to the mission of improving healthcare.

 

OUR BRANDS

 

AJT Holdings promotes a healthy lifestyle fulfilling “Work – Live – Life Wellness” in our core business executed through two brands: AJT Wellity™ and DrMap™.

 

DrMap™ is a medical wellness consulting and management solution provider originating from Singapore. The first of its kind, it is a revolutionary global brand development founded through the ability to create a sustainable and profitable use of integrative healthcare principles.

 

AJT Wellity™ is a premier hospitality consulting and management brand creating superior and innovative wellness projects for hotels and resorts. Fueled by a strong passion to always place holistic health at the center of our conceptualization and designs, the brand was established with the vision to develop and manage hospitality projects by synergizing and integrating aspects of WELLness and hospitaLITY.

 

WELLNESS is a full integration of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. It is a complex interaction that leads to quality of life. It is commonly viewed as having a complex dimension. Each dimension contributes to our own sense of wellness or quality of life, and each affect and overlaps the others. At times one may be more prominent than others, but neglect of any one dimension for any length of time has adverse effects on overall health.

 

Three Pillars of Innovative Wellness Solutions:

 

1. Conceptual Designing:

healthcare, wellness lifestyle real estate & hospitality, by integrating environmental wellness for spaces

2. Health & Wellness Programs and Products

3. Intellectual Wellness & Education

 

SINGAPORE MEDICAL CENTER (SGMC) CAMBODIA

 

Singapore Medical Center (SGMC) is managed by DrMap™, a medical wellness consulting and management solution provider originating from Singapore. The first of its kind, it is a revolutionary global brand development founded through the ability to create a sustainable and profitable use of integrative healthcare principles.

 

DrMap’s objective for SGMC is to improve lives and build impeccable credibility as one of the top healthcare centers in Phnom Penh. A business model which can be curated and tailored for the city, island, or country, the medical center is located at.

 

THE SGMC CONCEPT

 

The medical center, boasting a calming hospitality-lifestyle atmosphere, is located within a retail shopping mall in the heart of Phnom Penh, and specializes in family medicine, health screening, women’s health, general day surgery, diagnostic imaging, nutrition, IV hydration therapy, holistic wellness and aesthetics.

 

SGMC brings the Singapore feel, touch and expert know-how to the people of Cambodia. DrMap’s diverse team of talented doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and radiographers are from Singapore, Thailand, and Cambodia. They are all internationally recognized as experts in their respective medical fields. SGMC features cutting-edge equipment and thoughtfully designed facilities.

 

SGMC also embraces a holistic wellness approach. On top of conventional medicine, the preventative and regenerative medicine approach is included to improve overall health, body and mind not simply treating acute symptoms.

 

Anthony Jude Tan

Anthony Jude Tan is an innovative maven in his field, with 26 plus years’ experience in the hospitality industry, complemented by another 15 years’ in the medical wellness field. Most notably, he was previously COO of TRIA Integrative Wellness, a unit of Piyavate Hospital; and CEO of Vitallife Wellness Center, a subsidiary of Bumrungrad International Hospital.

 

The Singapore Medical Center (SGMC), located in the heart of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is Anthony’s latest project under DrMap Management, a medical wellness consulting and management solutions provider originating from Singapore.

With his in-depth knowledge of the healthcare sector, Anthony has always envisioned being one of the pioneers in proactive wellness.

 

He is also a seasoned speaker both online and offline, who has been invited to share his knowledge and educate at various health, wellness and hospitality related events. There has been increasing interest in health and wellness project and property developments, especially in today’s pandemic, and as a leader in the industry, Anthony believes in advocating the importance of preventative health and wellbeing.

 

His vast experience as a hotelier and healthcare business development expert, in countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Macau, has enabled him to contribute significantly to the growth and development of these industries in Asia.

SEED @ SIP
Leadership

Social Entrepreneurship and Eco-park Development (SEED) @ Social Innovation Park (SIP) seeks to be the first integrated social playground for the exchange, prototyping and showcasing of innovative and inclusive solutions to social challenges. SEED is one of the platforms for change of Social Innovation Park (SIP), a Singapore registered, not-for-profit social enterprise that seeks to bring social innovations to life and societies.

 

SEED is also a social enterprise and a social innovator hub for Asia and beyond, leveraging on SIP’s global network to build a robust and dynamic social innovator community. SEED was born out of SIP in 2015 and was developed over 16000 sqm of bare land for social entrepreneurs and innovators. It is a unique, first of its kind, social enterprise model with a physical space that allows for co-creation of double bottom line businesses and community building of changemakers and social awareness.

 

It has demonstrated leadership for good and led the pack through innovating the traditional tenancy management business model for greater social value-add through co-creation and impact partnership with tenants, plugging a social sector ecosystem gap for experimentation and prototyping of double bottom line businesses that require a physical presence and by leveraging economies of scale of partnerships to build a community of changemakers and social awareness.

 

To date, SEED has positively impacted more than 400,000 people and incubated 35 social businesses, ranging from F&B restaurants, urban farms and recreational activity providers. During the unprecedented times of COVID-19, SEED has led the leadership for good for social change by supporting businesses and communities through giving activities during circuit breaker, launching webinar series #SIPUnitedCares and #UniteKindness campaigns to cultivate mental resilience among people and communities and our restaurants provided free meals to disadvantaged families. Together with our social businesses, we have kept and sustained 100 jobs amidst the covid crisis.

 

SEED seeks to promote sustainable and mindful living to co-create a better world.

 

About Social Innovation Park Ltd

Social Innovation Park Ltd (SIP) is a home-grown, impartial, not for profit organization founded in 2006 to Educate, Empower and Enhance social entrepreneurs and innovators from the Private, Public, and People (3‘P’) sectors. SIP’s vision is to build a more inclusive, sustainable and mindful world, through high-impact, sustainable and cross-sector solutions to social needs. SIP won the meritorious Most Prestigious Brand Award (Singapore) in 2009, making us the youngest ever organization to receive such an award. More information on SIP can be found at http://socialinnovationpark.org

Ms Wong Pei Shan

SEED@Social Innovation Park's Directors and Social Investors come from diverse backgrounds but they share one common goal of creating a meaningful development for the community, and building a more inclusive, sustainable and mindful world

 

Directors & Social Investors

 

Mr Pang Lim, BBM

Chief Executive Officer of Koufu Group Limited

 

Mr Lim Chin Boon, BBM

Managing Director of Clean Solutions Pte Ltd

 

Dato’ Sri Kok Kuan Hwa, PBM

Managing Director of Chang Cheng Mee Wah Food Ind. Pte Ltd

 

Ms Wong Pei Shan

Director of Social Innovation Park Limited

Private Equity Portfolio Manager at Shaw Kwei & Partners

 

Ms Penny Low

Director of Social Innovation Park Limited

Former Member of Parliament of Pasir Ris - Punggol GRC

 

Mr Khong Kwok Wai, BBM

Director of Social Innovation Park Limited

Honourary Chairman of Punggol 21 Community Club Management Committee

 

Mr Krishna Ramachandra

Director of Social Innovation Park Limited

Managing Director of Duane Morris and Selvam

 

About Social Innovation Park Ltd

Social Innovation Park Ltd (SIP) is a home-grown, impartial, not for profit organization founded in 2006 to Educate, Empower and Enhance social entrepreneurs and innovators from the Private, Public, and People (3‘P’) sectors. SIP’s vision is to build a more inclusive, sustainable and mindful world, through high-impact, sustainable and cross-sector solutions to social needs. SIP won the meritorious Most Prestigious Brand Award (Singapore) in 2009, making us the youngest ever organization to receive such an award. More information on SIP can be found at http://socialinnovationpark.org

Singapore Paincare
Leadership

“Bringing pain relief closer to you”

 

Singapore Paincare Holdings (“SPCH”) is a medical service group specialising in the treatment of chronic and acute pain. The Group focuses on delivering quality pain care solutions through either removing pain generators and/or interrupting pain signals through, among others, minimally invasive procedures and specialised injections.

 

With a vision to become Asia’s leading one-stop integrated pain care provider, SPCH has rapidly expanded its network of pain care clinics. Comprising of primary care and specialist practitioners, as well as allied healthcare, SPCH offers dedicated patient-centric specialised pain care treatments and rehabilitation programmes.

 

The Group currently operates two specialist clinics, six medical clinics and a physiotherapy centre in Singapore.

Its first flagship specialist clinic, Singapore Paincare Center, was established in 2007 at the Paragon Medical Centre, and in 2014 it launched the second specialist clinic in Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Center. The specialist clinics offer minimally invasive pain care procedures, specialised injections, cancer pain treatments, pharmacotherapy, and cognitive behavioural therapy for our patients.

 

Its medical clinics in residential areas provide pain relief consultations and treatments, general medical consultations, health screening, management of chronic and acute conditions, physiotherapy and dermatologic services.

Through its dedicated team of experienced consultant pain specialists, pain doctors and physiotherapists, the Group is committed to delivering quality outcomes so that patients can live a renewed life, free from pain.

 

Singapore Paincare Holdings is listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) since 30 July 2020.

 

Our Unique Pain Management Approach

Minimally invasive pain relief techniques bridge the gap between using open surgery which may entail higher risks and longer recovery periods, and conservative physical therapies which may not be as immediately effective, to treat pain.

These techniques are in the form of specialised injections and small ports to either laser and burn away the pain problem and/or desensitise painful nerves to allow for regeneration of normal nerve function.

 

Types of Pain Conditions

● Neck Pain (Cervical Spondylosis, Slipped Disc, Nerve Impingement, Dystonia)

● Headache (Migraine, Tension Headache, Cervicogenic)

● Low Back Pain (Slipped Disc, Nerve Impingement, Bone Spur, Spine Fracture)

● Acute Sprain (Back, Neck Sprain, Twisting Sprain of Knee, Ankle)

● Arthritis Knee Pain (Degenerative Arthritis, Rheumatological Arthritis, Gout)

● Generalised Body Pain (Fibromyalgia, Rheumatism)

● Leg and Arm Pain (Piriformis Syndrome, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Trigger Finger)

● Shoulder Pain (Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff injury)

● Foot Heel Pain (Achilles Tendinitis, Plantar Fasciitis)

● Nerve Pain (Shingles, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Stroke Pain)

● Abdominal (Stomach) Pain (Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastric reflux syndrome)

● Pelvic Pain (Endometriosis, Menstrual irregularities, Tail bone pain, Bladder pain)

● Spinal Stenosis

● Fibromyalgia

● Myofascial Pain Syndrome

● Cancer Pain

● Frozen Shoulder

● Arthritis

● Rheumatism

 

Dr Bernard Lee Mun Kam

Dr. Bernard Lee is the CEO of Singapore Paincare Holdings Limited that is listed on Singapore Exchange. He is a Consultant Pain Specialist with more than 15 years of clinical experience and the Founder of Singapore Paincare Center.

 

As one of Singapore’s Pioneer Interventional Pain Specialists, Dr. Lee started the Chronic and Interventional Pain Management Service in Tan Tock Seng Hospital in 2002; he was appointed as a Director of the Pain Management Unit under the Department of Anaesthesia at Tan Tock Seng Hospital from 2002 to 2007. As the clinical director, Dr. Lee established various clinical programmes, including Singapore’s first intensive rehabilitation program for difficult pain conditions.

 

In 2009, Dr. Lee set up the first Women’s Pain Centre at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and was the Director of the Women’s Pain Centre from 2009 to 2018. He also led the establishment of the pain management department in Franco Vietnamese Hospital, Vietnam in 2006.

 

A leader in his field, Dr. Lee established knifeless surgery via “state-of-the-art” – specialised laser/balloon injections to help patients with pain conditions such as (slipped disc, nerve compression, arthritis, frozen shoulder).

He is also trained in medical acupuncture. This adds a different dimension to the provision of evidence-based practices within interventional pain procedures, to the benefit of patients. Dr Lee’s wide spectrum of expertise allows him to make correct assessment and provide effective pain relief via multi-dimensional treatments.

 

With a strong passion to teach, train and share, Dr. Lee has been continually involved in the education sector; from 2011 to 2017, he was a clinical lecturer at the National University of Singapore, and from 2011 to 2018, an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines. Over the years, he has also trained and mentored many doctors, locally and overseas, in both the knowledge and the practice of Pain Medicine. Being an active advocate for education on pain issues, he founded the Singapore Chronic Pain Society, aimed at bringing pain management awareness to the public.

 

Dr. Lee obtained, from the National University of Singapore, a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1994. Subsequently, he was awarded postgraduate Masters of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) (Singapore). For sub-specialisation in pain management, Dr Lee underwent further training and was awarded a Fellow of Faculty of Pain Medicine (Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetist, Australia).

 

Dr. Bernard Lee possesses a strong belief in giving back to society. Since 2010, he has been an actively volunteering in elderly homes and senior centres and has been providing free medical consultations and treatments to needy patients yearly.

The Wellness Fellows
Leadership

The Wellness Fellows Pte Ltd was set up in March 2020. Due to the Covid-19 situation there was a sudden shortage of masks in the global and local context.

 

We are a Made-In-Singapore surgical mask factory with monthly capacity of 10 million masks serving the community and we have been proudly manufacturing surgical masks for Singaporeans since July.

 

This Covid-19 situation has seen a handful of entrepreneurs starting up masks supply chain in Singapore - however we have always believed the Singapore Brand Mark will take us further to establish quality and credibility. To celebrate our 55 years of Nation Building, we present our Limited Edition SG55 Surgical Mask as our first product. This is to commemorate A Stronger Singapore, in celebration of our heroes, our steadfast spirit and resilience in all times. We express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all Singaporeans in keeping us all safe and well.

 

Our English brand mark "The Mask Fellows" and Chinese name “温新” has been registered with IPOS. The Chinese name means Singapore, a country I warmly call Home.

Our Chinese tagline is 温新在口,幸福相守。This translates to "May blessings be with you, as you wear our made-in-Singapore mask".

 

Currently, we realised that close to 10 months have passed since Feb 2020, but Singaporeans are still not very well educated about the different standards of masks and what makes them differ in quality and price. Our next phase would be to go heavily into education by opening up our mask factory for educational tours for the schools and public so we can be well educated on the correct choice and wearing of masks.

 

Because we want to do everything right to ensure everyone who wears our masks are properly protected we have worked towards the following credentials: -

 

1. 'Made-in-Singapore' surgical mask and N95 masks Adult and child masks - blue, white, black, purple colours available.

 

2. We produced the highest-grade surgical mask that meets ASTM Level 3 and EN14683 Type IIR standard.

 

3. HSA license no: ES0501182 EN ISO 13485:2016 certified by SGS - license SGS20/8 1842088

 

4. We are honoured to have Dr Leong Hoe Nam as our Medical Advisor

 

5. ISO 7 Cleanroom - (probably Singapore most professional mask manufacturer and first to produce under ISO7 cleanroom condition, where the air is 100 time cleaner than regular air)

 

6. The Mask Fellows is the first corporate entity in the world to commit a portion of our sales proceeds to Extra•Ordinary People on a sustained basis to help empower individuals with special needs.

A discount to NGO, educators, students, healthcare personnel

 

7. Investment: >S$1.2 million; 8,500 sq ft factory space in Chai Chee

 

8. Total 6 lines - 4 surgical masks (3 adult and 1 child) + 2 N95 masks

 

9. Monthly production capacity - 10 million pieces of mask

 

10. A wall mural outside our factory wall (measures 3.2 m length x 2.8 m height) as our tribute to the global healthcare personnel and world leader. “Mask in Unity” – a tribute to global leaders and all heroes in various industries for doing an excellent job in fighting this pandemic together.

 

We believe that keeping individuals safe and well should be a sustainable effort and we look forward to supporting the community on a long term basis.

 

Daniel Chui

Mr Chui has been in the cruising and tourism industry for the past 25 years. He was set to launch a thematic cruise project this year, when Covid-19 struck and he was not able to operate any vessel. Badly hit and affected, he was also aware that his contemporaries in other countries were not spared the same fate - many international cruise brands were barred from operation and many crew were affected, not to say the entire cruise and travel industry.

 

Being familiar with shipping standards, he decided to set up a surgical mask factory called The Mask Fellows under the parent company The Wellness Fellows Pte Ltd with his brand director, Ms Jingle Chen, who has 15 years of brand building experience. They roped in another friend, Mr ST Chong, who also had a multitude of experience running a electronics factory to embark on this. Armed with no medical background, the trio was determined to step on a steep learning curve as everything was time sensitive. Coupled with the lockdown from April, renovation, logistics, import and renovation came to a standstill.

 

With many Medical Regulations and Directives around the world changing to respond to Covid-19, the team had to manage many complex paperwork to achieve the ISO 13485 certification by SGS, and also the HSA manufacturer's license to manufacture a medical device. They also invested in two ISO 7 Cleanrooms to ensure surgical masks were manufactured in a clean and hygienic environment.

For other traders and companies dealing with a mask that is not claimed as a medical device i.e NOT a surgical mask, their time to market was a shortcut. The Mask Fellows, was determined to hold true our mark of Quality - a Made-in-Singapore surgical mask that can stand international test standards which truly protect ourselves and loved ones.

Motorist
Technology

Founded in May 2015, Motorist is one of the fastest-growing automotive start-ups in Singapore.

 

To date, we have assisted over 348,000 customers and completed $459,000,000 in successful vehicle transactions securely.

 

Our current mission is to help drivers make smarter decisions by simplifying vehicle ownership in Singapore. We plan to achieve this through the Motorist App, a smart vehicle management platform.

 

The first-of-its-kind in Singapore, the Motorist App allows drivers to manage and simplify vehicle matters, such as car insurance and road tax renewal, traffic fines and offences, vehicle recalls, and COE renewal.

 

Users can even transact their vehicle through the app, view their latest vehicle details from LTA, compare the latest fuel prices, and get 24-hour valet and roadside assistance.

 

In 2020, we launched Co-Driver, a dedicated driving companion that sends real-time audio alerts when approaching Police enforcement camera zones. Developed in conjunction with the Traffic Police, Co-Driver was created to encourage safer driving among Singaporeans by discouraging reckless driving acts such as speeding.

Damian Sia

Damian Sia is a serial entrepreneur with over 10 years’ experience of running tech startups. A visionary with a can-do attitude, he has founded several successful startups such as SeekSquare in 2010, Quotations in 2011, DirectCars in 2012, and Suburb in 2015. Prior to founding Motorist, Damian served as the CEO of DirectCars. He sold his stakes and exited the company in 2015 to found Motorist.

 

In 2018, Damian was awarded the Spirit of Enterprise (SOE) Neo Start-up Award. During his free time, Damian enjoys playing the piano and tasting different types of beer. He is also a phone addict and secretly enjoys watching Korean dramas.

Transwap
Technology

TranSwap is a cross-border payment platform for businesses and everyday people who seek to make payments overseas while reducing FX costs and complexity. We offer the most competitive rates through our proprietary online transaction portal and a wide network of FX Partners to enable our users to fulfil global payments at the lowest cost efficiently. In addition to TranSwap’s online transaction portal, cross-border payments provided by TranSwap are also available on the NetworkedTrade Platform (“NTP”) Value-Added Service (“VAS”) provider listing. As an NTP VAS provider, TranSwap is part of the vibrant trade ecosystem that is the NTP – a Singapore Government initiative. We offer a cost-effective and convenient solution to importers and exporters seeking to make or collect payments internationally.

 

As part of TranSwap's mission to empower people, we support SMEs by provide a low-cost and efficient global payments solution and help them save on international payments while expanding their global reach. During the Covid-19 crisis, we also offered fee waivers to support migrant workers and conducted a webinar to show employers and their employed foreign workers how they can open a free account and send money safely through our platform without leaving the comfort of their homes. This was part of our efforts to keep them and their employers' families safe.

 

As part of TranSwap's continuing efforts to do good in the Fintech space, we are also doing the following:

1.TranSwap looks to engage more with the community by creating a network SMEs to create synergy with each other’s services

2.We are also working to set up a Global Centre of Excellence in Scotland to develop AIDA & BLOCKCHAIN capabilities to complement our OPEN BANKING API's & CLOUD ELECTRONIC MONEY PLATFORM and bring these innovation & capabilities to the SME market

We also have plans to continue empowering more people in our community including youth through various events and sponsorships.

Benjamin Wong

Being in the corporate law field where he has worked with a vast portfolio of small and large enterprises on legal and regulatory issues, Kien Leong is especially well-versed in the spectrum of business environments and knows first-hand about the challenges individuals face. Despite the stream of technology-led changes that have transformed how businesses grow and succeed, he noticed a lack of cost-effective and fuss-free cross-border payment platforms – a common issue which rings true among SMEs. Thus, Kien Leong co-founded TranSwap to empower businesses to scale globally by meeting their cross-border payments needs.

I Can Read
Technology

The I Can Read System originally came about through research conducted between 1995 and 2000 by Antony Earnshaw and Annabel Seargeant.

It is structured, cumulative and hierarchical, and is the first system in the world to link clusters of letters to single sounds in a unique manner.

The I Can Read reading programme enables the student to see how letters combine to create invariant sounds and empowers the student to take control of his or her own reading progress.

I Can Read system teaches three essential skills that the new reader needs to succeed, phonemic awareness, phonics and blending sequences of phono-graphemes.

The I Can Read reading programme overcomes the difficulties that new readers have to combine letters into blended sounds. It overcomes the problem of knowing how to pronounce words when so many letters and clusters of letters can be associated with more than one sound.

Commencing with simple, straightforward words, the student progresses to learn more difficult phoneme combinations, building upon his or her successes along the way.

Tan Aik Ping

Mr. Tan is a graduate from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor in Computer Science. He started his career as a System Analyst for KPMG where he was responsible for developing and maintaining proprietary software used by banks in Asia.

He then joined Druid – a subsidiary of a UK-listed firm – as a SAP Supply Chain/Finance consultant. There he took on several global portfolios before he was made the head of a new e-business division, where he was responsible for creating a new line of business for the company.

Mr. Tan is also a serial entrepreneur. In 2001, he co-founded Ledge Consulting Pte Ltd, a company specialising in Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain consulting. Mr. Tan grew it to one of the top SAP channel partners in South East Asia, from a four-man team to more than 40 full-time consultants. It was subsequently acquired by Malaysian listed ISS Consulting Solutions Bhd in 2007 where Mr Tan served as an Executive Director until March 2010.

In 2000, Mr. Tan began yet another venture, Azign Technologies Pte Ltd. It specialised in Uninterruptible Power Supply, Environmental Monitoring Systems as well as Renewable Energy Systems. Azign Technologies was recognised as the top mid-market consulting and systems provider in Singapore with customers in key sectors such as telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing and defence.

The company was subsequently acquired by its key equipment provider Riello Elettronica from Italy. Over the same period, he co-founded Encore Services Pte Ltd, a certified training centre for SAP Business Suite for SAP consulting professionals. The company was sold in 2004.

Mr. Tan began his journey with I Can Read as a franchisee of two centres in Singapore. Merging his entrepreneurial spirit with methodological engineering training, he has grown from a multi-unit I Can Read franchisee to owning the I Can Read brand in Asia and the Middle East.

He uses his intimate knowledge of running his I Can Read centres to help new franchisees who may have faced similar problems as he.