On the Official Launch of Clean and Green Singapore 2010 on 30 Oct 09 evening, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong handed out awards to six new Community in Bloom Ambassadors. The CIB Ambassadors Award recognizes individuals who have contributed through various means and channels to foster the love for gardening among the people in Singapore. CIB Ambassadors are volunteers with passion, who go the extra mile, to help spread the gardening bug and help others enjoy gardening. They contribute time, effort and/or resources regularly and actively engage with the community to facilitate their gardening-based initiatives.
Community in Bloom Ambassadors for 2009 include (from left) Mdm Kwon Toh, Mr Richmond Tan, Mr Sharif Ahmad Jusof, Prime Minister Lee, Mdm Gina Ong, Mrs Helen Chan, and Mr Albert Quek. These six CIB Ambassadors per year, from the public, private and people sectors.
A brief profile of each CIB Ambassador is given below:
- Mr Albert Quek – Founder and facilitator of Gardening club, Yokogawa Engineering Asia Pte Ltd)
- Mdm Gina Ong Liat Wah – Leader, Laguna Park Condominium Gardening Club
- Mdm Helen Chan Jiat Mui – Teacher & Chairperson Environmental Committee, Telok Kurau Secondary School
- Mdm Kwoh Toh –Member, Jurong Central Zone G RC Community garden
- Mr Richmond Tan – Undergraduate, NTU and moderator of Green Culture Singapore online forum
- Mr Sharif Ahmad Jusof – Leader, Al-Istiqamah Gardening Club