Scholarship

SLA UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOLARS PROFILE


Scholar 2015

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Janice Teo Yong Qi

Double Degree in Economics & Law
National University of Singapore
"Being cognizant about the privileges I have received in my life, I am deeply inspired to serve Singapore in the public sector as I hope to contribute and give back to the society that has provided me with many opportunities. In SLA, I am confident that I will have refreshing experiences, navigate new challenges, and learn many lessons. The affable atmosphere and friends I made during the internship in SLA before University allowed me to see that good work-life balances and healthy relationships are present in SLA, which sealed the deal for me and I choose to take up the scholarship! "

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Scholar of 2014

Kimberly Pang Li Ting

Kimberly Pang Li Ting

Law
King’s College London, UK
"With a booming economy, steadily increasing population and limited land area, the work done by SLA on a daily basis in order to optimise land resources is undoubtedly challenging, yet stimulating and meaningful. A career with SLA will allow me to give back to society. I am eager to play a part in moulding Singapore’s economic and social development, thereby contributing to Singapore’s success. I look forward to working in a welcoming, dynamic and vibrant workplace and being a part of the SLA team."

Teo Min Shuen

Teo Min Shuen

Economics & Political Science
The National University of Singapore
"Land scarcity is a pressing issue in Singapore, and trying to optimise land use is no easy task. I believe that SLA’s role in maximising the use of our limited land resources will become even more important in the future. My short internship stint at SLA had allowed me to witness so many people from different fields, working together to improvise and create solutions to address land scarcity. This harmonious work environment had motivated me to take up the SLA scholarship. I am honoured to be given this opportunity and I look forward to joining the warm and friendly SLA family!"

Kayley Ng Qiu Lin

Kayley Ng Qiu Lin

Geography
The National University of Singapore
"Limited Land, Unlimited Space. SLA is the perfect organisation to join for brainstorming innovative ideas on addressing the issue of limited land in Singapore. I was fortunate enough to have undergone an internship stint at SLA which left me extremely intrigued by the work that SLA does. SLA is an exciting place to be in and I look forward to joining this warm and exciting team!"

Kimberly Tan Jing Hui

Kimberly Tan Jing Hui

Political Science & Public Policy
Singapore Management University
"As Singapore continues to develop and maximise her limited resources, land resource optimisation will remain a challenging task, and will be even more so in the years to come. SLA will play an increasingly pertinent role in Singapore's growth. Being part of SLA thus means being placed in a dynamic and meaningful work environment! I look forward to joining SLA when I graduate, and am thankful that I am presented with such a wonderful opportunity and career path."

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Scholar 2011

Ken Poh Keng Boon

Ken Poh Keng Boon

Bachelor of Business Management
Singapore Management University
“SLA plays a pivotal role in maximizing land spaces in Singapore as our country's economic success is built on optimization of limited resources. I strongly believe that my enthusiasm in serving the public accompanied with the passion for operational excellence would contribute to SLA's mission. SLA's supportive framework and wide range of opportunities for individuals to develop has assured me that SLA is the organization I want to be in. I had the privilege to experience the operations in various departments in SLA before taking up the prestigious scholarship and now I am looking forward to joining the vibrant SLA family!”

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Scholar of 2010

Gao Siqi

Gao Siqi

Double Degree in Chemical Engineering and Business Administration (Accountancy)
National University of Singapore
“Before starting my university life, I had a brief but worthwhile internship at SLA. This further convinced me that SLA is where I want to develop my career. The working environment is warm and cosy with friendly mentors and colleagues. The nature of the work is challenging at times as novel ideas are needed for land management to accommodate the increasing population and climatic changes that Singapore is facing. I feel very grateful that SLA has awarded me the scholarship and certainly look forward to being part of the team.”

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Scholar of 2009

Eric Koh Jia Wei

Eric Koh Jia Wei

Geography
National University of Singapore
“The implementation of geo-spatial science, such as the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is crucial in managing resources in the land-scarce Singapore. SLA's expertise in this field of knowledge has attracted me to apply for the SLA's Undergraduate Scholarship. This Scholarship provides me with the perfect opportunity to contribute to SLA's mission of optimizing land resources for the social and economical growth of Singapore. I am indeed honoured to be part of this dynamic organisation and I look forward to a fulfilling career with SLA."

Tan Ming Hao

Tan Ming Hao

Economics
National University of Singapore
“Taking up a scholarship is akin to choosing a career path. Therefore it needs to be rewarding and meaningful. I am honoured that SLA has given me such an opportunity. Having to grapple with the land issue, a strategic resource, will be a great challenge and responsibility which excites me. Being in SLA will not only allow me to stretch myself further but also derive a great sense of satisfaction from being able to contribute to the sustained development of Singapore.”

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Scholar of 2008

Alvin Yeo Wei Kuan

Alvin Yeo Wei Kuan

Economics
Singapore Management University
"Despite having land scarcity as a great weakness, Singapore continues to progress and prosper as a first world nation. SLA provides me with the opportunity to be part of the team that has been contributing to Singapore's impressive social and economical growth. The need for precision and meticulousness makes a career with SLA challenging yet fulfilling and I believe that the nature of the job suits my adventurous personality perfectly."

         

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Scholar of 2007

Ong Eng Hui

Ong Eng Hui

Economics
National University of Singapore
"I have always been deeply fascinated by how a small island like Singapore can harbour such huge ambitions for its future. As plans for further development make headway in the future, the role of SLA in maximising the use of land will become increasingly important. I am thus truly honoured to be awarded this opportunity to join the SLA team in managing this meaningful and challenging responsibility. I hope to be able to make a difference to the organisation and play a part in the future advancement of Singapore. "

Tan Kian Meng

Tan Kian Meng

Mathematics & Economics
Nanyang Technological University
"I have always been amazed by the fact that Singapore, despite its land constraints and lack of resources, have emerged as an economic powerhouse within the region. To be able to strike a balance between housing the ever-increasing population while not compromising the economic development seems like a challenging, yet at the same time, exciting task. Such were the reasons that prompted me to apply for the SLA's Undergraduate Scholarship. Having received the scholarship, I feel indeed honoured and look forward to be part of the team that will shape Singapore's future."

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Scholar of 2005

Leow Siew Jin

Leow Siew Jin

Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan, USA
"Apart from the nature of work being exciting and challenging, the SLA scholarship also offers me the opportunity to fulfill my dream of working with both the public and private sectors. I strongly believe that I will be stretched to achieve my fullest potential at the various departments within SLA. I am definitely looking forward to being part of this big and warm family."

Sharmaine Soon Qin Rong

Sharmaine Soon Qin Rong

Economics
National University of Singapore
"I have always had an interest in land-related issues and how it ties in with economics. As such, I hope to play a part in maximising the land area in Singapore for our economic and social needs. A career with SLA will allow me to develop this passion and provide me with the opportunity to shape the physical and economic landscape of Singapore."

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Scholar of 2004

Jadyn Seow Yan Mei

Jaclyn Seow Yan Mei

Psychology
Cornell University, USA
"The knowledge that man's emotions and behaviour patterns are largely influenced by his relationship to his physical environment, as well as the fact that land in Singapore is scarce led me to apply for the SLA scholarship. To be frank, the friendly and reciprocal atmosphere during the interview convinced me to accept the scholarship. I aim for a career in which I am able to apply myself effectively in tackling challenges and make a difference to SLA's overall objectives."

Chua Min Yi

Chua Min Yi

Sociology
National University of Singapore
"For me, land allocation is intricately tied to how society evolves. SLA's keenness to take a multi-disciplinary approach attracted me because a cutting-edge policy involves considering land from diverse perspectives. I hope to take my understanding of social development into actual land policy, and make a difference."

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Scholar of 2003

Ng Eng Siang

Gordon Wong Tsz Hong

Applied Mathematics
National University of Singapore
"SLA is a world-class land authority which shoulders the responsibility of optimising Singapore's land for our economic and social development. I am impressed by the creativity and flexibility of the SLA in allocating land resources to the many different competing needs of our nation. I would like to be a part of the team which holds to the key to Singapore's future by joining the SLA."

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