ONG Chui Leng
Senior Director, Programming
Gardens by the Bay
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.