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MSF Volunteer and Partner Awards 2021

Date/Time: 27 January 2021, Wednesday 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Venue: Virtual

MSF Committee of Supply 2022 Microsite 

The MSF Volunteer and Partner Awards (MVPA) recognises and honours the commitment and dedication of MSF’s volunteers and partners, who have served in various areas of the Ministry.

MSF Volunteer and Partner Awards Thank You Message Image

Read Minister Masagos Zulkifli's speech


Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award

For only the second time in MVPA’s 12-year history, two individuals (instead of one) were presented with the Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award – the Awards’ highest accolade. This Award recognises outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions over a span of at least 30 years. Dr Anamah Tan and Mr Lim Hock Heng were the recipients of this year’s distinguished Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award.

Dr Anamah Tan has had more than 40 years of experience in advancing equality between men and women in Singapore, Asia and internationally. She was a pioneer of the women’s development movement in Asia and a determined advocate for gender issues, particularly domestic violence and poverty eradication. With her expertise in family law, Dr Tan’s efforts in raising the status of women included having successfully lobbied for changes in the socio-political and legal frameworks in Singapore. She was one of the founding members of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO).

Mr Lim Hock Heng has been a volunteer with MSF’s Probation and Community Rehabilitation Service (PCRS) since 1975. Through his 45 years of service, Mr Lim has become an integral part of the Operations Night Watch (ONW) team since it started in 1997. To date, he has clocked over 6,000 checks island-wide to support MSF’s Probation Officers in ensuring that probationers comply with their Court-ordered time restrictions. He also reaches out to befriend, guide and journey with our youths and their families. His efforts in building the capabilities of fellow volunteers, including coaching and guiding new volunteers, exemplifies his commitment to the service. Today, Mr Lim continues to volunteer as the Deputy ONW Manager – a responsibility he has held since 2001.

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MSF Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award

The MSF Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award recognises outstanding volunteers who have contributed to the causes of MSF for at least 30 years.

Award Winners

  • Dr Anamah Tan
  • Mr Lim Hock Heng

MSF Outstanding Volunteer Award

The MSF Outstanding Volunteer Award recognises individuals or groups of volunteers who have contributed significantly to various groups in the community served by MSF. The award winners are distinguished by their significant contributions in terms of time and effort spent.

Award Winners

  • Ms Chia Yong Yong
  • Mdm Choo Kheng Huay and Mr Lim Yook Gweek
  • Mdm Jalilah Binti Samsudin and Mr Kairi Bin Jais
  • Dr June Goh
  • Dr Kenneth Poon
  • Mrs Laura Hwang
  • Mr Lim Cheng Teck
  • Ms Long Chey May
  • Mdm Nurjahan Binte Gulam and Mr Mustafa Bin Kachong
  • Mr Rajaram Ramiah
  • Mr Robert Chew
  • Mdm Robiah Bte Awang and Mr Abdul Talib Bin Ahmad
  • Mdm Samala Devi D/O Veranan Suppiah and Mr Amarthalingam S/O M Appadurai
  • Mrs Wee Wan Joo
  • Mr Yeap Poh Leong Andre

Friends of MSF Award

The Friends of MSF Award is presented to individuals, volunteers or organisations who have made significant contributions to committees or projects under the purview of MSF for at least two years. This year, our winners contributed to a variety of MSF initiatives including ECDA’s KidSTART, Families for Life, Taskforce on Family Violence, the National Committee on Prevention, Rehabilitation and Recidivism, and the NCSS Board.

Award Winners

  • Dr Ann Tan
  • Mr Arthur Ling
  • Dr Balram Chowbay
  • Ms Ch’ng Ying Chia
  • Dr Cheong Lai Leng
  • Ms Chew Seow Chien
  • Ms Chong Hui Min Cheryl
  • Mr Chong Kwek Bin
  • Dr Chong Shang Chee
  • Mr Choo Choon Kiang Adrian
  • Mr Christopher Pragasam
  • Mr Clifton Phua Chun Wai
  • Ms Elizabeth Pang
  • Ms Eng Sze Chieh Sharon
  • Mr Gary Lau Hwei
  • Mr Gerard Lee How Cheng
  • Ms Hannah Ferlyn Goh Xue Kim
  • Ms Irene Boey
  • Ms Jacelyn Lim
  • Ms Janet Ang
  • Ms Joanna Portilla
  • Ms Junie Foo
  • Ms K Thanaletchimi
  • Mr Kelvin Ang
  • Ms Low Seow Ling
  • Mr Mohamed Ismail Bin Abdul Hakim
  • Pertapis Senior Citizens Fellowship Home
  • Dr Peter Wong Choong Yi
  • Dr Radiah Salim
  • Mr Seow Choke Meng
  • Mr Seow Soo Keng Eugene
  • A/P (Dr) Sharifah Mariam Aljunied
  • Dr Shefaly Shorey
  • Ms Sim Siew Moon
  • Mr Sudeepto Datta
  • Sunshine Welfare Action Mission Home
  • Ms Susan Hwee
  • Mr Tan Joo Chiang Mark and Mrs Vivien Tan
  • Ms Tan Khiaw Ngoh
  • Mr Tang Weng Yew John
  • Mr Tay Yong Seng
  • Mr Thomas Ang
  • Dr Victor Tong
  • Ms Wong Kok Yee

MSF Community Cares Award

The MSF Community Cares Awards was introduced in 2019 to recognise and appreciate organisations and individuals who passionately drive social change, strive to do good for society, and in so doing, inspire those around them.

Award Winners

  • Aldersgate Methodist Church
  • Ang Mo Kio Methodist Church
  • AMKFSC Community Services Limited
  • Assyakirin Mosque
  • Bartley Christian Church
  • Bedok Methodist Church
  • Bethel Presbyterian Church
  • Bethesda (Katong) Church
  • Boscombe Life Church
  • Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
  • Calvary Assembly of God
  • Caritas Singapore
  • Change Community Services
  • Charis Methodist Church
  • Covenant Evangelical Free Church (Bukit Panjang and Woodlands)
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church
  • Faith Methodist Church
  • Food Bank Singapore
  • Food from the Heart
  • Mr Foong Tak Wai Edward
  • Futuready Asia & Innotrek
  • Good News Community Services
  • Gospel Light Church
  • Grab Singapore
  • Grace Assembly of God (Bukit Batok)
  • Heartwarmers
  • Mr Ho Poh Oon Clarence
  • Home for Good – SG
  • Homeless Hearts of Singapore
  • Hope Centre (Singapore)
  • International Baptist Church of Singapore
  • National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC) and ITE College Central
  • Dr Jasbir Singh
  • Jurong Christian Church
  • Kassim Mosque
  • Kay Poh Road Baptist Church
  • Kembangan – Chai Chee Social Team
  • Mr Koh Kok Weng
  • Kreta Ayer Family Services
  • Law Society Pro Bono Services
  • Little Lives Inc Pte Ltd
  • Mdm Phang Koei Hiong
  • Montfort Care
  • Moulmein Church of Christ
  • Mummy Yummy
  • Pasir Panjang Hill Church
  • Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church
  • Queenstown Baptist Church
  • Mr Raja Mohan S/O Murugesu Kanagaratnam
  • ReadAble
  • Ren Ci Hospital
  • Sakae Holdings Ltd
  • Singapore Anglican Community Services - Diocese of Singapore
  • Singapore Power Group
  • SMRT Corporation Limited
  • St James’ Church
  • Mr Tan Yi Ren Allen
  • Tao One Ltd
  • Mr Teh Chin Huak Zenon
  • Ms Teo Ai Ling
  • The Bible Church and Mt Carmel BP Church
  • The Bible House
  • The Salvation Army
  • Toa Payoh Methodist Church
  • Trinity Methodist Church
  • Tung Ling Community Services
  • Victory Family Centre
  • Woodlands Evangelical Free Church
  • Yio Chu Kang Chapel and Bless Community Services
  • Zion Bishan BP Church

Long Service Award

The MSF Long Service Award recognises individuals or organisations who have volunteered directly with MSF.

Award Winners (45 years)
  • Mdm Thiravingadam Sembugavalie

Award Winners (40 years)
  • Mr Loh Tee Yang

Award Winners (35 years)
  • Brother Collin Wee
  • Mr Ho Chin Chiong Jimmy
  • Mr Lee Tiong Peng
  • Mr Soundarajan K Chelliah
  • Ms Tan Liew Wheng

Award Winners (30 years)
  • Mr Chang Meng Teng
  • Mr Heng Wui Meng Winston
  • Mr Mathalaimony Nathan

Award Winners (25 years)
  • Prof Chan Wing Cheong
  • Mr Cheong Meng Soon
  • Mr Cheong Yuen Chee
  • Mr Choo Tuck Meng William
  • Dr Ivor Gunaseelan Thevathasan
  • Mr Lam Chow Loon
  • Prof Lee Chang Leng Brian
  • Mr Lim Hong Xiang
  • Mr Ong Wee Heng
  • Ms Rachpal Kaur Tulsi
  • Mdm Rusidah Bte Samad
  • Ms Sjuffriani Bte Abdul Khalid

Award Winners (20 years)
  • Mr Ang Swee Nam
  • Mrs Annie Giri
  • Ms Chua Hui Hiang Irene
  • Ms Fatimah Binte Ismail
  • Mdm Jennie Yeo Kha Keaw
  • Mr Lim How Kim
  • LTC (NS) Lim Huan Chiang
  • Mr Lim Tow Koon
  • Mr Low Ju Yau Desmond
  • Mr Paviter Singh
  • Dr Phua Tan Tee
  • Ms Tan Alicia
  • Mr Teo Chin Yeow Noel
  • Mr V. Nandagopal
  • Major (RET'D) Thanaseela S/O Maruthamuthu Krishnamoorthi
  • Mr Toh Kai Kok and Mdm Cheong Shok Mui
  • Mr Yam Meng Keng

Award Winners (15 years)
  • Mr Abdul Hamid Bin Abdul Rahim and Mdm Bibi Rabiah Binti Sheikh Muhammad Jailani
  • Mr Adnan Bin Yahya and Mdm Siti Radziah Binte Musa
  • Late Mr Ahmad Bin Awang and Mdm Suaina Binte Hodri
  • Mr Amran Bin Eunos and Mdm Maimunah Bte Abdul Rahman
  • Ms Bahrina Bahrin
  • Mr Chai Chon Fah
  • Ms Chan Mui Mui Nancy
  • Mr Chen Wai Chong Guthrie
  • Mr Chua Kim Hwa and Mdm Ong Soh Kim
  • Mr Chua Thiam Chwee
  • Mrs Eileen Siew Keok Magnus
  • Ms Faridah Eryani Bte Pairin
  • Mr Fernandez Silvadima Antony and Mdm Fernandez Christina Anthony
  • Dr Francis Heng Hua Mong
  • Mr Henry Phua and Mdm Mona Phua-Lim Beng Guek
  • Mr K. R. Letchu Manan
  • Mr K. Shahib Maricar
  • Mr Kim Andrew Aitken and Mdm Norliza Binte Selamat
  • Mr Lau Ricky
  • Mr Lee Kok Chiong and Mdm Lim Chui Hong Grace
  • Mr Lim Hong Kee and Mdm Lim Poo Yong
  • Mr Mohamad Amin Bin Bakar and Mdm Rosmah Binte Awang
  • Mr Mohamed Isa Bin Dabin and Mdm Zaiton Binte Hamzah
  • Mr Muhammad Ashraf Koh Bin Abdullah and Mdm Asiah Binte Mohamed Salleh
  • Mr Prapoon S/O Tawin and Mdm Wardah Binte Hat
  • Mr Raja Mohan S/O M Kanagaratnam
  • Mr Rajev S/O Valayutham and Mdm Lourdes Thomas Audrey
  • Mrs Reni Mary Abraham
  • Mrs Rogini Van Rooijen
  • Mr Roslan Bin Salim and Mdm Nooraini Binte Mohd Hashim
  • Mr Rosman Bin Kosnin and Mdm Monalisa Bte Hamzahan
  • Mr Tan Ah Pek
  • Mr Tay Lee Meng and Mdm Chan Hiang Geok
  • Mr Teh Chin Huak Zenon
  • Mr Xiao Yu Guang

Award Winners (10 years)
  • Mr Ahmad Nizam Abbas
  • Ms Au Hui Ming
  • Dr Chan Poh Chong
  • Mr Chia Ngiang Hong
  • Mrs Chia Swee Tin
  • Mr Dick Lum Chee Seng
  • Mr Elendrus Bin Osman
  • Mr Eric Woon Lee Han
  • Ms Grace Ng Lai See
  • Ms Gurmeet Kaur d/o Amar Singh
  • Ms Ho Seih Hwa
  • Ms Ho Yuen Wah Janice
  • Mr Jaafar Bin Omar and Mdm Norhana Binte Ismail
  • Mr James Kwok Hoi Thin
  • Ms Jenny Goh Yen Ni
  • Mr Jin Keng Sun and Mdm Ku Kim Luan
  • Ms June Khor Seo Koon
  • Mdm Kalyani Sinnakkalai Ramasamy
  • Mr Kang Bing Xiang Jasper
  • Dr Kao Pao Tang
  • Dr Kumudhini Rajasegaran
  • Mr Lee Siew Chuan, Leonard
  • Ms Lee Wei Ling
  • Mr Leong Sing Wee
  • Mr Letchumanan Jayaram
  • Ms Liew Kit Har
  • Mr Lim Chin Heng Thomas
  • Mr Lim Tai Sun
  • A/Prof Loh Tsee Foong
  • Ms Loh Wan Fei
  • Ms Magdalene Yang Kai Yun
  • Mr Maizan Bin Hamzah and Mdm Hayati Binte Hussin
  • Mr Muhammad Bin Ismail
  • Mr Neo Dongchun Johnny
  • Dr Ng Chee Keong Vincent
  • Dr Ng Wei-Cher Glen
  • Mr Nor Asruddin Bin Ahmad and Mdm Junaidah Bte Sulaiman
  • Mr Selvakumar Simon
  • Mr Sin Kin Ping and Mdm Toh Siew Cheng Gracy
  • Mr Soh Chee Keong
  • Mr Sulaiman Ithnin and Mdm Noraini Binti Ali
  • Mr Tam Chee Wah Mike
  • Mdm Tan Guay Neo Florence
  • Miss Tan Yulin Clara Genevieve
  • Mr Teow Ming Yoke and Mdm Rapiah Bt Hitam
  • Mr Wan Chong Hock
  • Mr Wang Kim Meng
  • Mr Wee Jit Sun
  • Mr Yakub Bin Hitam and Mdm Suzaiha Bte Samat
  • Mdm Yamilah Binti Md Jidi
  • Mr Yap Giau Peck
  • Ms Yeo Seok Tin
  • Ms Yuen Ying Kheng, Yvonne

Award Winners (5 years)
  • Mr Abdul Aziz Bin Mohamed Said and Mdm Siti Juminah Bte Sarip
  • Dr Adrian Loh Seng Wei
  • Mr Ahmad Basher Bin Nahood Pichay and Mdm Nur'ain Binte Aman
  • Mr Ahmadkalil Bin Mohamad and Mdm Salbiah Bte Hat
  • Mr Alex Woo Siew Seng
  • Mr Amir Bin Mohd Hamzah and Mdm Marianah Binti Mosman
  • Mr Andrew da Roza
  • Mr Ang Tung Yeow and Mdm Ang Lay Mui Vanessa
  • Mr Anjan Kumar Ghosh
  • Mr A Roslan Bin Buang and Mdm Noor Faiza Binte Abdol Karim
  • Mr Bhagat Singh and Mdm Baljindar Kaur d/o Bersaka Singh
  • Professor Brenda Yeoh
  • Mr Cham Mon Hong
  • Mr Chan Chee Yong
  • Mr Chan Siew Key Steven
  • Ms Charlotte Stephen
  • Ms Chew Seow Chien
  • Mr Chiam Yong Khiang Christopher
  • Ms Chia Yong Yong
  • Dr Chong Yoke Sin
  • Mr Chua Poh Chuan David
  • Ms Davina Jay
  • Mr Donovan Wu Weiming and Mdm Cheong Wei Harn Fiona
  • Mr Foo Shih Shun
  • Mr Hoo Kok Choon Joseph and Mdm Ooi Huey Jiun
  • Mr Jayabalan and Mrs Saroja d/o Munisamy
  • Dr Jeremy Koh Siang Hui
  • Mr Joshua M Kumar and Mdm Maria Faustina Joshua
  • Ms Joy Ong Shu Xin
  • Mr Julian Wan Weng Kit
  • Mr Keith Chua
  • Ms Kiranjeet Kaur
  • Mr Khairul Bin Zakaria and Mdm Halimaton Binte Abdullah
  • Mr Koh Mui Cheow and Mdm Leong Sook Gee Jenny
  • Mr Koh Khoon Keong and Mdm Rosemary Yeo Mei Li
  • Mr V Kripesh
  • Mr Kua Soon Khe
  • Mr Lam Kuet Keng Steven John
  • Adj Assoc Prof Lee Cheng
  • Mr Liau Tar Wee David and Mdm Ang Bee Leng
  • Mr Ling Kin Huat
  • Mr Lim Boon Hong and Mdm Lee Sok Kien
  • Mr Low Chye Seng and Mdm How Eng Siew
  • Ms Loh Ai Pheng Adalene
  • Mr Manjit Singh Bobby and Mdm Jaswant Kaur
  • Mr Matthe Vijverberg and Ms Marquet Nathalie Annick Claude
  • Mr Mike Siek An-Chai
  • Mr Mohamed Fauzi Bin Ali and Mdm Suharyati Abdullah
  • Mr Mohammad Najib Bin Jalil and Mdm Melissa Mellini Ab Kadir
  • Mr Ng Ke Wen Timmy and Ms Tay Hui Mei Cindy
  • Mr Norman Kee Kiak Nam
  • Mr N. Tamilselvan and Mdm K Nirmala Devi
  • Mr Nuriman Bin Mohamed Shariff and Mdm Mahani Binte Abdullah
  • Mr Ong Cheng Bok and Mdm Khor Joo Sim
  • Mdm Or Lee Hwa
  • Mr Paiman Bin Kahat and Mdm Waridah Binti Saudana
  • Dr Peter Wong Choong Yi
  • Mr Raihan Tok and Mdm Mariati Binte Mohamed Shariff
  • Mr Razali Bin Ali and Mdm Bariah Binti Rokibun
  • Mr Richard Pang Hon Chow
  • Mr Ros Firdaus Bin Roszali and Mdm Nur Shahida Binte Mohd Rashid
  • Mr Seow Lee Seng Esmond
  • Ms Sedrlyn Yap Ye Ling
  • Dr Shahul Hameed
  • Mr Suhaimi Bin Salleh
  • Mr Tan Chong Hai George
  • Ms Tay Ching Yee
  • Mr Toh Tuck Weng Adrian
  • Mr Too Teh Hsin and Mdm Joyce Too-Yip Yeuk Sze
  • Mr Umar Faruq Bin Mohamad and Mdm Siti Aisha Binte Ismail
  • Dr Wong Meng Ee
  • Mr Yang Tse Pin
  • Ms Yeo Rui Feng Faith
  • Mr Yeo Say Kiong
  • Mr Zee Yoong Kang

We are grateful for the support of many who have contributed their time and talent to organise this year’s MSF Volunteer and Partner Awards.


This year’s key visual features hearts held by individuals from across all walks of life, symbolising care and support for one another. Designed by Mr Isaac Liang, a local illustrator on board the i’mable Collective, his design features in our event backdrop and tote bags presented to all award recipients. Isaac was born deaf and discovered his love for drawing at the age of four. Isaac has illustrated for the Singapore Art Museum, National Heritage Board, MediaCorp, National Council of Social Service and DBS, to name a few.


This year’s trophy is a replica of the “Circles of Life” sculpture, designed by Singapore’s very own award-winning sculptor, Mr Chua Boon Kee. The interlocking circles symbolise the importance of our community working together to foster a caring and inclusive society.

A special duet was performed by singer-songwriter Ms Adelyn Koh, who is visually impaired, and seasoned performer Mr Yu Xiang Kelvin, who has muscular dystrophy. Adelynproduced her first original album at the age of 10, and Kelvin started writing lyrics and performing song covers on YouTube in 2008. Their rendition of Josh Groban’s ‘Thankful’ during the awards ceremony pays tribute to our many volunteers and partners who served alongside MSF during the COVID-19 pandemic.