Awards
Timeline Award Prizes
The reward for his contribution towards the landscape professions and industries has won him numerous accolades:
1960 Merit Award- Outward Bound School, Lumut Malaysia
1990 Service to Education Award by the Ministry of Education for over twenty years of service and contribution to the development of the Education in Singapore
1999 Certificate  of Appreciation for Long Service and Contributions to the School of Ornamental Horticulture, Singapore
2010 Honorary  Member, Thai Association of Landscape Architects (TALA)
2010 President’s Design Award, 2010 – Design of the Year 2010 for The Pinnacle@ Duxton (Joint Award)
2013 National Parks Skyrise Greenery Special Award for Innovation- Vertical Greenery (Joint Award with Wellington Primary School)
2013 2013  National  Parks Skyrise Greenery Special Award for Community Engagement- Rooftop Organic Farming (Joint Award with Bedok View Secondary School)
2013 Honorary  Fellow, Singapore Institute of Landscape Architect  (SILA)
2015 Singapore Design Golden Jubilee Award 2015 in honour of Singapore pioneer designers
2015 Honorary member of the International Federation of Landscape Architecture in 2015

Membership in Design Organisations:

Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA)

Timeline Award Prizes
 1983 The reward for his contribution towards the landscape professions and industries has won him numerous accolades:
1983-1988 Merit Award- Outward Bound School, Lumut Malaysia
1989-1991 Service to Education Award by the Ministry of Education for over twenty years of service and contribution to the development of the Education in Singapore
1994 Certificate  of Appreciation for Long Service and Contributions to the School of Ornamental Horticulture, Singapore
1991 Honorary  Member, Thai Association of Landscape Architects (TALA)
1999-2000 President’s Design Award, 2010 – Design of the Year 2010 for The Pinnacle@ Duxton (Joint Award)
2001 National Parks Skyrise Greenery Special Award for Innovation- Vertical Greenery (Joint Award with Wellington Primary School)
2001-2004 2013  National  Parks Skyrise Greenery Special Award for Community Engagement- Rooftop Organic Farming (Joint Award with Bedok View Secondary School)
SILA’s delegate to IFLA’s Grand Council Meetings  in Munich (Germany) 1983, Tokyo (Japan) 1985, Boston (USA) 1988, Manila (Philippines) 1989, Bergen (Norway) 1990, Bogota (Colombia) 1991, Seoul (South Korea) 1992, Bakubung/Cape Town (South Africa) 1993, Mexico 1994, Bangkok (Thailand) 1995, Florence (Italy) 1996, Mar Del Plata, (Argentina) 1997, Bali (Indonesia) 1998, Funen (Denmark) 1999, Taipei (Taiwan) 2004, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 2007, Appledorn (Holland) 2008, Suzhou (China) 2010, Zurich (Switzerland) 2011, Capetown (South Africa) 2012.

 

International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)

Timeline Award Prizes
1989-1990 Chairman of Eastern Regional Council
1990-1992 Re-elected Chairman of Eastern Regional Council
1990-1992 Member, Committee on International Relations and Activities
1991-1995 1st Vice President of IFLA
1993-1994 Member, IFLA Task Force on Reunification
1994-1995 Chairman of the Working Group of Management for the Decentralization and Reorganization of IFLA
1994-1995 Chairman of Task Force on Constitution and Bye-laws
1996-2000 Treasurer of IFLA
2001-2002 President of IF LA (continues to be actively involved in IFLA activities)
Main contributions to IFLA
Instrumental in recruiting Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, India and China as members of IFLA during tenure as Chairman of Eastern Regional Council. As first Vice President, played pivotal in preventing IFLA from dissolving and financial ruin despite the resignation of the four largest associations: ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects), British Institute of Landscape Architects, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.Responsible for the de-centralization of administration of IFLA to enable the three  regions (Eastern, Central and Western) to be autonomous in fund management  and government while Chairman of the Working Group of Management for the Decentralization and Reorganization of IFLA. Instrumental in re-writing and updating IFLA’s Constitution and By-Laws to reflect the reorganization of the world body.

 

Design Leadership & Contributions to Local Design Industry

Timeline Award Prizes
1969 Founded Garden & Landscape Centre, Singapore’s first landscape architecture and design practice.
1978 Developed fiberglass simulated rocks for landscaping and pioneered the use of fiberglass for low load-bearing rock gardens, starting with Shangri-La Hotel’s Waterfall Garden, and subsequently used in numerous other projects, including Dynasty Hotel’s Roof-top Garden and Sentosa Musical Fountain. Becton Dickinson Factory
1979 Developed landscape masterplan for Singapore first large-scale condominium development- Pandan Valley Condominium, including design of unique retention ponds to ease flow of run-off and discharge into public drains.
1998 Collaborated with Corus Building Systems of the United Kingdom to develop the GLC Garden Roof System. The first lightweight roof-top planting system not exceeding 90kg per m2.
2001 Developed the first VerticalGreen System. A sustainable and easy to maintain system where plants are grown onto the specially designed planting board. The only one of its kind for vertical green wall planting system.
2008 Participated in “The Living Wall” research by BCA and NParks and installed the GLC Vertical Green System at Hort Park which is still exhibited there up to date.
2012 Developed first rooftop farming system using innovative planting medium of substrate of only 75mm depth on a reservoir of capacity of 4.21itres/m2 cum drainage system. It was successful installed at several schools, one of which was Bedok View Secondary School which was awarded with the Skyrise Greenery Award 2013- Community Engagement Award
2012 Founded The Landscape Academy, a non-profit organization providing tertiary-level education in landscape architecture in the developing states of ASEAN with campuses in Khon Kaen in northeast Thailand and Ben Tre Province, Vietnam.
2012 Developed an economical way to green the roofs of homes at less developed country using bamboos and successfully conducted workshops at Manila, Philippines and Phnom Penh, Cambodia to teach the people to make economical green roofs and edible gardens.
2012  Developed the first 10-storey high VerticalGreen System at 2 Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) ventilation towers.
2013  Developed the first rotating louvre VerticalGreen System at Wellington Primary School which was awarded with the Skyrise Greenery Award 2013- Innovation Award.
2015  Developed the integrated Green House for growing organic vegetables in an urban setting and premier it at the Bahrain International Garden Show 2015
2015  Developing the first Vertical Farming System which is capable of increasing yield up to 30 times. Project is under review with potential investors