Our Nation Through Their Lenses

Three WKWSCI alumni are part of 20 specially selected photographers who produced works to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence.

David Lee (CS’09) (left) and Nicole Chia (CS’16) (right), photographed with Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, are both sports journalists for The Straits Times. PHOTO COURTESY OF NICOLE CHIA

Turning Passion into Career

Three sports journalists share the grit and grind it took to turn their passion for sports into their careers.

Four Alumni: Shaun Tan, Nigel Lim, Jolene Ang and Christine Seow share how they overcome a creative block. PHOTO: HELENE TIAN

Getting Over a Creative Block

Over the years, WKWSCI graduates have taken on a range of jobs upon graduation. Across the myriad of industries and roles they pursue, creativity remains an essential part of their craft.

For Dr Chew Han Ei, his research interest lies in technology for development and education. “Research is a lifetime of work.” PHOTO: NIGEL CHAN

The Data Whisperer

With a love for crunching numbers, Dr Chew Han Ei (CS’ 01, MMC’08) shares his experiences as a project consultant for UNESCO, where he aims to bridge the inequality gap with his research.

Prof. Goggin hopes to create greater awareness of the need to improve the accessibility of technology for the disabled and the elderly. PHOTO: NIGEL CHAN 

Inclusivity in the Digital Age

With a focus on the elderly and the mentally disabled, Professor Gerard Goggin’s ongoing research sheds light on the inaccessibility of technology for some in these groups of people.

Taking up the challenge of making essential data analytics knowledge accessible for CoHASS students is Associate Professor Goh Hoe Lian, Dion. 


Staying Ahead: A New Wave of Modules

Four WKWSCI faculty members step up to the challenge of creating new interdisciplinary modules to meet the changing demands of the workforce.

An aspiring photojournalist, Tay finds joy in telling stories through photos. PHOTO: NIGEL CHAN

Sharpening His Focus

Aspiring photojournalist Shintaro Tay (CS’22) shares about his love for photojournalism and how WKWSCI has helped further hone his skills.


With his debut short film clinching an international award, rising film-maker Jun Chong (CS’16) shares how he has steered his career. PHOTO: NATASHA KASIM

Directing His Career

With his first win at the 2018 Sapporo International Film Festival, Jun Chong (CS’16) is a rising narrative film-maker in the local scene.

Despite a somewhat rocky start after completing his Primary School Leaving Examination, Lukamto never gave up and slowly rebuilt his self-confidence, eventually coming into his own when he excelled in polytechnic and later WKWSCI.


Uncharted Journeys

A social media producer for Asia's largest MMA organisation, a teacher-turned-entrepreneur and a police superintendent. Three WKWSCI alumni – Louis Lukamto (CS'18), Joy Tan (CS'04) and Lam Yarn (CS'11), share about the unexpected journeys in their careers.

Chua Kong Ho (first row, first from the left) with journalism lecturer Jessica Tan (first row, second from left) and fourth year journalism majors during his recent campus visit. PHOTO: BRENDAN TAN

The Changing Face Of Journalism

SCMP’s technology editor, Chua Kong Ho (CS’01), shares his thoughts on the evolving landscape of the journalism industry.

Artist Poh Wei Tai (CS’21) hopes that his work will intrigue people and bring them a sense of wonder. PHOTO: BEVERLY CHEW

The Spirit of a Fighter

Undergraduate Poh Wei Tai (CS’21) recounts his journey in overcoming cancer, and how art was a means of coping and self-discovery.

From left to right: Anna Keranina Tolentino (CS’11), Richardo Chua (CS’07), Chua Yuxuan (CS’15) and Josephine Chow (CS’11). Tolentino and Richardo Chua are recipients of the WKWSCI Impact Award while Chua Yuxuan and Chow are recipients of the Emerging Star Award. PHOTO: BEVERLY CHEW

Honouring our Alumni

Recipients of this year’s WKWSCI Alumni Awards include rising stars in Singapore’s start-up scene.