The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year 2018: Second batch of nominees

Going above and beyond to help others

(Clockwise from left) Mr Kenneth Thong and Mrs Adeline Thong, Mr Bjorn Low and Ms Elizabeth Tan, finalists for the fourth edition of The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year.
(Clockwise from left) Mr Kenneth Thong and Mrs Adeline Thong, Mr Bjorn Low and Ms Elizabeth Tan, finalists for the fourth edition of The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year.PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG, DESMOND WEE, COURTESY OF BJORN LOW

An urban farmer, the founder of a charity and a couple who opened the doors of their house and hearts to young people are the latest batch of finalists for the fourth edition of The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year.

They are Mr Bjorn Low, 38, founder of social enterprise Edible Garden City; Ms Elizabeth Tan, 33, who founded the charity Sight To Sky; and Mr Kenneth Thong, 47, and his wife Adeline, 39, who have created a haven called The Last Resort for young adults, many of whom are from dysfunctional families and have nowhere else to go.

The award seeks to honour Singaporeans whose extraordinary acts of goodwill have improved their community and the lives of others. Six finalists have been unveiled so far.

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To nominate someone or find out more about The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year award, go to http://str.sg/soty18nominate

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 26, 2018, with the headline 'Going above and beyond to help others'. Print Edition | Subscribe