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  1. A Journey of Confidence and Compassion : from Technician to Technologist/Engineer[信心和同情; 感恩之旅] Dr Sam Man Keong (岑文强) Singapore Institute of Engineering Technologists (SIET) Website: www.siet.org.sg Email: sammk1951@gmail.com

  2. Highlights • About the Speaker – Dr Sam Man Keong • My Early Days in Malaysia (1958 – 1970) • My Venture to Singapore (1971 – 1974) • My Journey to become a “Qualified Engineer” by Self-Study (1969….)

  3. Highlights • Back to Universities (1982 – 1995) • My Journey with SIET (1980…) • Ventures outside Singapore (2002 – 2008) • Concluding Remarks.

  4. About the Speaker - Dr Sam Man Keong (岑文强) • Singapore : SP/NUS/NTU. • Australia : MelbU/RMIT/CQU. • Chartered Engineer (UK/Ireland/Australia) • Chartered Builder (UK) • Chartered Mathematician (UK) • Chartered Scientist (UK) • Chartered Environmentalist (UK). • A life-long learner.

  5. My Early Days in Malaysia (1958 – 1970) • 1958 – 1963 : Pei Hwa Primary School (Chinese), Kota Tinggi, Johor. • 1964 – 1969 : Laksamana Secondary School (English), Kota Tinggi, Johor.

  6. Laksamana Secondary School[English School] • 1964: “Remove Class” • Form 1D  Form 2C  Form 3B  Form 4A  Form 5A • 1967 : Lower Certificate of Education (LCE) Exam • 1969: Cambridge School Certificate (CSC)/GCE(O)/Malaysia Certificate of Education (MCE) Exam

  7. Laksamana Secondary School, Kota Tinggi, Johore, Malaysia

  8. 1970…The Year of Uncertainty • What is next after CSC/MCE? • No Junior College in Kota Tinggi, Johore, Malaysia. • Nearest Junior College (English College – now Maktab Abu Bakar): Johor Bahru… • 1970 : Choices ?? Can you afford the tuition fee & living cost to study in JB ?? • Working….temporary teacher (Primary School)….jungle …construction site • Preparing for Cambridge HSC in 1971 by Self-Study.

  9. Johore River @ Kota Tinggi (1970)

  10. My Venture to Singapore (1971 – 1974) • 1971 – 1974 : Singapore Polytechnic • Campuses : Prince Edward  Ayer Rajah/Dover Road. • Full-time student but ‘part-time studies’??? • 1974 : Technician Diploma in Civil Engineering

  11. My Journey to become a “Qualified Engineer” by Self-Study (1969…) • GCE(O)[1969] TechDip(Civil)[1974]  SOE Part 2 (Design)[1975] SOE Part 3 (Management)[1977]  PEng(UK)[1978) • CEI Part 2 [1982]  CEng(UK)[1991]

  12. SOE - Examinations

  13. CEI Exams, UK

  14. Towards my first CEng(UK) - 1991

  15. SPE-PEng(UK); EC – CEng(UK)

  16. Back to Universities (1982 – 1995) • 1982 : • University of Melbourne - Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with Honours • RMIT – Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics (with OR) • 1984 : • National University of Singapore- MSc(Civil Engineering) • 1992 : • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.- MSc(Geotechnical Engineering)

  17. Australia – University of Melbourne/RMIT (1982 – 1983)

  18. 1986 – MSc(Civil Engineering), NUS

  19. 1995 – MSc (Geotechnical Engineering), NTU

  20. 1993 – NTU – Group Photo

  21. My Journey with SIET (1980…) • 1980 : Initiated the Formation of SIET. • 1981 – 1999 : served in various positions – Honorary Secretary, Vice President & President; Chief Editor (Yearbook/Quarterly Journals) • 2005 : Rebirth of SIET. • 2005 – Now : served in various positions – Honorary Secretary & President.

  22. Before SIET : SPCES -1972/1973

  23. Formation of SIET in 1980

  24. SIET – Constitution & Byelaws

  25. SIET – Publications (Quarterly Journals – 1981) First Issue of SIET Journal : January 1981

  26. SIET – Publications (Quarterly Journals - 1999 Last Issue of SIET Journal: December 1999

  27. SIET – Publications (Yearbook – 1981)

  28. SIET – Publications (Yearbooks (1991; 2000)

  29. SIET – Special Meeting – 23 Oct 2005

  30. SIET – Group Photo of Past Presidents @ SIET’s 25th Anniversary (23 August 2005) L – R : Sam MK/Osman/Allan Ang/TRC Raja

  31. SIET – Publications after 2005 : Yearbook (2006/2007)

  32. SIET – Publications after 2005 : Yearbook (2007/2008)

  33. Official Opening of SIET – Professional Activities Centre @ Aljunied on 9 January 2010

  34. Front View of SIET@Aljunied in 2010

  35. SIET@SCWO - 2011

  36. Ventures outside Singapore (2002 – 2008) • 2002 : Papua New Guinea - Lae • 2005 : Philippines -Zamboaga • 2006 : PR China - Suzhou

  37. Papua New Guinea (2002 - 2003)

  38. Main Entrance to Unitech (2002)

  39. Materials Testing @ Unitech (2002)

  40. Materials Testing @ Unitech

  41. 2005 – WMSU – Philippines –Prof (Civil)

  42. 2006 - 2008

  43. 2008 (January) – Snow in Suzhou, China

  44. Suzhou – Badminton - 2008

  45. Concluding Remarks • Life is a journey. • It is not important to hold all the good cards in life, but it is important how well you play with the cards which you hold. • Take time to enjoy all the little pleasures that life has provided you....

  46. 把握當下,莫等待。 A Journey of Thousand Miles begins with a single step. …..a Chinese Saying

  47. Thank You