individuals and two teams were presented with Singapore's most
prestigious youth awards this year.
They received the Singapore Youth Awards from Deputy Prime Minister
Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Sunday.
The Award honours the young whose achievements and community service
cultivate a sense of national pride in youths.
The National Youth Council says it has received more nominations for
both its individual and team categories this year as compared to the
last and all the nominations are of high quality.
And it hopes that the winners of the award will serve as role models
for younger Singaporeans to aspire and scale to even greater
Clinching the award for entrepreneurship was Mr Kent Tey whose
company sells corporate gifts.
Awards in the science and technology category were bagged by Dr
Allen Yeoh Eng Juh for his research work in Acute Lymphoblastic
Leukaemia and Deputy Prime Minister Dr Tony Tan's son, Dr Patrick
Tan, a research scientist in the life sciences.
Dr Patrick Tan said; "The award is not a reward but more of a
challenge to do better things. Firstly I hope to encourage younger
Singaporeans through my own example. I also hope to talk to those in
the higher up positions to try to engender some infrastructural
changes that will make pursuing a research career a viable career
option in Singapore."
Mountaineer Khoo Swee Chiow was honoured for his achievements in
sports and adventure, while the team awards went to the NUS
Students Union Volunteer Action Committee and the Tang