The Orchid Garden

A special space for tributes to the most important women in our lives.
Mothers, grandmothers, nannies, teachers, friends – whoever they are, these are the women who provide the inspiration and guidance in our everyday lives.

Also listed in The Orchid Garden are the women who have been honoured by organisations and publications in annual awards.

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Au Yong Keok

Recipient of the Jamiyah Exemplary Mother Award in 2007

Mdm Au Yong Keok is capable of multitasking between career and family. She contributes a lot towards family bonding by spending quality time with her children and is very supportive of her children’s involvement in school activities. In spite of her busy schedule as an engineer, she ensures constant family togetherness, maintaining a healthy family bond and always reinforced the importance of strong family values and cohesion. They have meals at home together because she believes that a family that eats together stays together.
A highly educated women with a B.Sc (Hons) in Mathematics, three postgraduate diplomas in computing technologies and a Master of Technology from NUS, she is a firm believer in being a well-rounded individual. She is also a good sports women and musician who has received various awards for her sporting and music accomplishments. With her constant encouragement, motivation and confidence building, her children are well rounded individuals too, achieving good results in their education, sports and music.
As a caring mother, Mdm Au Yong instilled the need for her children to help others and be socially responsible, encouraging them to be actively involved in community service. She and her children actively support and participate in the various activities of the Singapore Philatelic Museum, fundraising and charity projects for Touch & Minds, Ride for Hope, Kids Walk for Cancer Kids, Geylang Senior Citizens Health & Care Centre and other community projects.
Her children were groomed to be assets to the country so that they can be relied upon to contribute to the society and give support or services when there is a need for volunteers.

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