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Ong Chui Leng, Gardens by the Bay (Singapore)

Ong Chui Leng

Senior Director (Programming) - Gardens by the Bay


Speaker Profile

Chui Leng Ong has a 25-year career in parks and greenery development/management, with a key focus on community engagement and education, striving to make a difference – be it in creating an iconic garden on reclaimed land that shapes the new downtown, programming spaces as platforms for community bonding, or being a pioneer for wetland conservation education and skyrise greening in Singapore. Her qualifications include a Master in Environmental Management from the University of Adelaide.

In 2006 Ms Ong was seconded from NParks to Gardens by the Bay (GB) to oversee the planning and development of GB. In 2011 she was appointed to her present position as Senior Director, Programming for Gardens by the Bay. Duties of this role are to spearhead community engagement as key pillar for sustainability; set up a programming framework and team and oversee the curation and roll out of community engagement programmes – festivals and events, education and outreach, ‘Friends of the Gardens’ (membership scheme), volunteer and ‘Gift of Gardens’ (outreach to the underprivileged) – and the associated activities e.g. marketing, sponsorship.


Abstract Title

Gardens by the Bay - Where Wonder Blooms



Gardens by the Bay is an integral part of Singapore's "City in a Garden" vision. Showcasing horticulture and garden artistry, we bring the world of plants to Singapore and presents Singapore to the World. More importantly, we set out to be a "Garden for all to own, enjoy and cherish” by creating platforms for the community to get together.

Earlier Event: October 16
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Later Event: October 16
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