Our Inspiring Stories

Maira Yeo

✨Look inward to grow outward. Focus on your craft and never stop trying to be better✨

These are some words of advice from Diploma in Culinary & Catering Management alumna Maira Yeo 👩🍳, who was crowned Asia’s Best Pastry Chef 2022 by The World’s 50 Best.

Maira’s culinary journey spans the globe 🌎, having started at the now defunct Sweets Garibaldi following her graduation in 2010. Her three-year stint there provided her the opportunity to learn and master her basics in areas such as ice-cream, chocolate, bread and garnish.

Thereafter, Maira went on to work in reputable restaurants like Meta (1 Michelin Star ⭐️) in Singapore, Aska (two Michelin stars ⭐️⭐️) in New York, USA and Patrice Patisserie in Montreal, Canada, before joining Cloudstreet as a Pastry Chef.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity and platform that Cloudstreet Chef-Owner Rishi Naleendra has given me to express my creativity. I’m also extremely lucky to work with like-minded and driven colleagues, who are constantly looking to innovate and progress further as a team.”

Congratulations on your achievement Maira! 🎉

Nurul 'Afifah

Nurul 'Afifah Binte Mohammad Nizam

TP-SIT Work-Study Post-Diploma (Specialist Diploma in Sustainable Energy Management)

Attached to ES Management

🏬💚📈 Did you know that SkillsFuture Singapore has earmarked the green economy as one of the nation’s economic growth areas? With demand for jobs in this field set to rise over the next few years, TP’s WSP trainee, Nurul 'Afifah, is already well on her way to gaining the required skills to put her at an advantage!

👩🏻‍💼🗣 “It was one of my former TP lecturers who introduced me to this WSP. He highlighted the benefits this experience would provide me in my quest to join the green collar industry. He was right! I’ve attended the Green Mark Accredited Professional (GMAP) course, which equipped me with the knowledge and skills to implement sustainable improvements for building designs and assist building owners in achieving a Green Mark rating. Now, I’m putting that knowledge and those that I’ve learnt in the programme modules, such as using the relevant formulas for data tabulation, to assist my mentor with acquiring green mark certification for MOE schools. My WSP experience is proof that I can adapt and thrive while working and studying at the same time!”

If you’re a fresh poly or ITE grad, check out our range of WSP courses at www.tp.edu.sg/wsp

Crowbar Awards 2021

For the fifth consecutive year, TP School of Design won the coveted Institution of the Year title at the national Crowbar Awards. Our students walked away with the largest medal haul of 3 Best of Category, 22 Golds, 24 Silvers and 36 Bronzes, as well as 29 Finalist positions.

The Crowbar Awards is the only major student competition that celebrates the best creative, design and media works from institutions around the world. A benchmark for creative excellence in students, it recognises up-and-coming talents, providing better access and mentorship opportunities between them and creative agencies!

Congratulations to our students on their stellar achievements!


Our Wins


Crowbar Awards 2021

For the fifth consecutive year, TP School of Design won the coveted Institution of the Year title at the national Crowbar Awards. Our students walked away with the largest medal haul of 3 Best of Category, 22 Golds, 24 Silvers and 36 Bronzes, as well as 29 Finalist positions.

WorldSkills 2021

Team Temasek claimed a tally of four gold, four silver and four bronze medals, as well as eight Medallions for Excellence at WorldSkills Singapore 2021.

British D&AD Awards 2020

TP’s School of Design students have done TP proud, taking home the coveted Yellow Pencil at the British D&AD Awards 2020 for the second year in a row.

World Gourmet Summit Awards 2019

TP, 5-time winner of the Hospitality Institution of the Year, picked up its 5th win in this category at 2019’s World Gourmet Summit Awards.

Future Pillar Award

A team of lecturers from Temasek Polytechnic School of Engineering received the Future Pillar Award at the annual skills-based competition, Autodesk ASEAN Innovation Awards 2021, in September 2021. The award recognizes academia involved in using innovative technology to nurture students in digital construction, to build the future pillars.

Lee Hsien Loong Interactive Digital Media Smart Nation Award

The ‘Smart Diabetic Breathalyser’, the major project of Yr 3 Computer Engineering students, Tejpal Aniket, Kee Yen Cheng and Yong Huey, clinched the Lee Hsien Loong Interactive Digital Media Smart Nation Award in August 2021! Kudos to their supervisors, Kok Boon Kiong, Shankarappa Kumbar and Aung San Win, too!

cine65 Film Competition 2021

TP has bagged the Inter-School Challenge Trophy at ciNE65 Movie Makers Awards 2021, with our Digital Film & Television students also clinching the Overall Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Favourite Film awards.

The last biennial short film competition was held in 2019, where TP won 5 awards.

PUB Splash Lab competition
Public Campaign category

Students from Communications & Media Management won FIRST Prize in the PUB Splash Lab competition Public Campaign category, impressing the judges with their effective storytelling, creativity and visual appeal of their Singapore water sustainability campaign!

Singapore Psychological Society Student Research Awards (SRA) 2020

In October 2020, TP’s Psychology students swept the top three awards in the Diploma category of the Singapore Psychological Society’s Student Research Awards (SRA) 2020. This is the fifth consecutive year that our psychology students have clinched the top SRA awards.

Science Buskers Festival 2020

Organised by A*STAR and SCS as a competition, the Science Buskers Festival 2020 serves as an excellent platform to spread key messages relating to the importance of inspiring an interest in science. We are proud that 3 Applied Science teams have clinched the TERTIARY/OPEN categories. Congrats to our top winner Electriplets for receiving The Best On-Camera Performance and Most Creative Video awards!

Singtel GD Hackathon 2020

 IIT students worked with Singtel staff to co-create innovative prototype solutions for digitalisation in the Singtel GD Hackathon 2020. The hackathon created opportunities for our students to hone their skills and apply what they learnt to solve real industry problems. Harish Raaj Sivakumar and Mohamed Marzuk S/O Nijamudeen, from the Diploma in Information Technology, clinched the top prize of $1,000.

Frankfurt Style Awards 2020

TP’s Apparel Design & Merchandising student edged out over 100 entries from more than 17 countries to take home the Silver medal at the Frankfurt Style Awards 2020. This international talent contest provide fashion design talents with the platform and opportunity to springboard into the fashion world.

Student Volunteer Recognition Programme (SVRP) 2020

Fourteen students from the Diploma in Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics won Bronze Awards, nine won Silver Awards and two won Gold Awards at the SVRP 2020. The SVRP was developed by the Association of Information Security Professionals (AiSP) and the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) to encourage volunteerism amongst students. Winners are given internship opportunities with AiSP’s partners. 

Airbus-SSTA Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Challenge 2020

A team comprising students from TP Schools of Engineering and Informatics & IT emerged Champions with their idea of using computer vision and neuro-linguistic programming in aiding disaster rescues efforts.

Huawei ICT 2019-2020 Innovation Competition

For the innovation challenge segment in the 2020 Huawei ICT Competition, students were expected to use IoT and AI software and hardware resources to design and develop innovative solutions.  Students from the Diploma in Information Technology won the second prize with their project: Fall Detection System for the Elderly. They also emerged second out of 109 teams from 39 countries.

The Lee Hsien Loong Award for Outstanding All-Round Achievement


The Lee Hsien Loong Award for Outstanding All-Round Achievement is awarded to only one exceptional polytechnic fresh graduate each year. This prestigious honour supports and recognises outstanding post-secondary students who have done well academically and non-academically, particularly those who have made outstanding contributions to the community and demonstrated the spirit of Innovation and Enterprise.

SIX TP students have been awarded the Lee Hsien Loong Award for Outstanding All-Round Achievement since its inception in 2009. 

Viyshnatulasiy Manivannen

School of Applied Science

Diploma in Biotechnology



Phyllis Soo Hui Min

School of Business

Diploma in Business



Charis Sim Wei Li

School of Business

Diploma in Law & Management



Industry or Course-related Awards

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