Pursuit of Excellence
The Path Less Travelled
Stories About You
Pursuit of Excellence
A Seriously Funny Guy
Mr Edmund Khong (Arts and Social Sciences ’05)
Having triumphed over addiction and adversity, professional award-winning clown Mr Edmund Khong (Arts and Social Sciences ’05) is now having the last laugh.
Keeping Doors Open
Entrepreneur Mr Darius Cheung (Engineering ’04) has always wanted to make a difference — whether in the tech space or when it comes to fighting discrimination in the housing market. And he has done just that.
Putting Purpose Above Profit
Ms Charmain Tan (Science ’12) founded her first company while in Sweden on an NUS Overseas College stint. Today, she is a young entrepreneur who believes in making a positive social impact while also sticking to her principles.
The Maker Makes His Mark
Mr Veerappan Swaminathan (Engineering + USP ’11) made a pivotal decision in his first year at NUS that led to his career creating a maker culture in Singapore and bringing innovation to sustainability.
Mr Woon Tien Yuan (Business ’12) is the Director of Killiney Kopitiam, a family business that is one of Singapore’s most-recognisable brands. He talks to The
NUS about taking a traditional enterprise into the future.
The Journey Of A Lifestyle Maverick
Ms Cynthia Chua (Arts and Social Sciences ’93) began with one spa in 1996. Today, the Spa Esprit Group is a $100 million-dollar global beauty and F&B lifestyle business.
All The World’s His Stage
Mr Kahchun Wong (Music ’11) tells us how hard work and a nurturing school environment let him morph from an NUS undergrad to a globally-acclaimed maestro.
Charting his own Course
A former civil servant, Mr Martino Tan (Public Policy ‘09) took a leap of faith and quit his job when the opportunity came to set up a news website — and today Mothership.sg has proved it was worth the gamble.
Queen of the Deep
One of Singapore’s leading champions of marine conservation, scientist Dr Neo Mei Lin (Science ’09, PhD ’13) shares why bringing research out of the lab, and into everyday lives, matters.
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