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Wang Yu Ting

Diploma in Landscape Architecture
Class of 2022

My experience in ABE extended far beyond the classroom. I was exposed to a myriad of experiences both in and out of the Landscape Architectural industry and received a hands-on learning experience that suited me perfectly.

In my final year I worked on the Community Sensing Project for Somerset Belt, a collaboration with Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) and the National Youth Council. My group designed a landscape element to engage youths called TUG Wall, using recycled pallets and glow-in-the-dark elements. The prototype was built and displayed at Youth Park. I was able to present our design and observation phases to our clients. An introduction to our project was even published in the Straits Times.

I also got to serve in the planning committee for Youth Model ASEAN Conference 2020 (YMAC), a five-day online event for students from across Southeast Asia. My team and I hosted team-bonding and ice-breaker games, where I was able to meet and make friends with students from across Southeast Asia as well as SP students from other schools.

I interned at a landscape architecture consultancy firm named Coopers Hill, where I created 2D and 3D graphics including landscape layout and section plans, as well as 3D models and diagrams. I worked from home and interacted with my colleagues, locally and overseas, and received guidance from my supervisor via an online platform. I worked on overseas projects, where the landscapes were mountainous and at a larger scale than what I experienced in class.

Under Singapore Polytechnic Outstanding Talent (SPOT) Programme, I joined the KidsRead Programme as a teacher for four- to six-year-olds from lower income families. We conducted weekly online reading and activity sessions to improve their reading abilities.

All these activities have made my time in SP meaningful and memorable.