Singaporean of the Year 2019

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ST Singaporean of the Year: Meet the finalists

This year's finalists have inspired others with their warm hearts and kind acts, and their hope of seeing more good in society.

11 finalists in the running for The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year 2019 award

Now in its fifth year, the award seeks to recognise Singaporeans whose extraordinary acts of goodwill have improved their community. 

The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year 2019: Doing their best to improve lives of those around them

The four other nominees named so far are food delivery rider Muhammad Riau Alfian, education consultant Chalmers Chin, mindfulness centre founder Angie Chew, and eldercare start-up entrepreneur Gillian Tee.


Seng Ian Hao and Seng Ing Le: Brother and sister's invention makes life safer for the elderly

They are the co-inventors behind the patented walking stick holder Qanemate. More than 1,000 of the devices have been given out in Singapore and overseas in places such as Japan, Britain and Finland.

Gillian Tee: Connecting seniors in need with professional caregivers

Singaporean of the Year finalist Gillian Tee has a soft spot for seniors, as the main people who took care of her growing up, besides her mother, were her grandmother and an elderly nanny.