62-year-old Michael Ngu, is one of Singapore’s leading architects, best known for his commercial projects in the downtown financial district. As the President & CEO of architects 61, he has built it to become one of the top three firms in Singapore and the region. Furthermore, his selfless acts and active contribution to the community are truly an inspiration to others.
He is nominated by a close friend, Mr Tag Sin Siew and supported by many fellow architect compatriots.
Tan Guan Heng, 82 years old, is a trailblazer and veteran of the social service sector. Tan Guan Heng became blind when the retina in both eyes detached while he was in University. Undefeated, he went on to be an author and dedicated more than half his life to community service. Most notably, he was the first visually impaired President of the Singapore Association for the Blind (now known as Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped) from 1975 to 1980, and also served as its President from 2006 to 2012.
He is nominated by Musical Theatre Ltd, the organisation that put up a musical based off his book, My Love is Blind.
Yip Pin Xiu, 27 years old, is no stranger to many. She is a three-time Paralympic gold medallist, and has broken two world records to date. Her recent appointment as a Nominated Member of Parliament provided a platform for her to contribute her views to shape the disability sports systems and encourage integration.
She is nominated by the Singapore Disability Sports Council, the national sports body for the disabled in Singapore.