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JULY 08, 2002

Youth awards presented

THE Singapore Youth Awards, the highest recognition for youth achievements, were presented by Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana yesterday.

This year's winners are:

The T'ang Quartet, for bringing classical music to the heartland and schools.

The National University of Singapore Students' Union Volunteer Action Committee, which organises projects for the disadvantaged, the sick and the disabled.

Mr Kent Tey, managing director of Keracker Holdings, which provides promotion and advertising services.

Dr Patrick Tan, senior scientist at Defence Medical Research Institute and National Cancer Centre.

Dr Allen Yeoh, specialist in child leukaemia at the National University Hospital.

Adventurer Khoo Swee Chiow, the first Asian to complete the Adventure Grand Slam, climbing the highest peaks on seven continents and trekking to the North and South Poles.

After the awards ceremony, DPM Lee mingled with the winners and guests.

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