Charting the direction of this beautiful vision - to spread Love, Laughter, and to live an Inspiring Life.
In Loving Memory of Kampung Chief
Our beloved Kampung Chief is a resilient man who gave up a well-paying job to fulfil his vision of a 21st Century kampung culture. Lai Hock believes in practicing mindfulness and meditates regularly.
“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”
– Blaise Pascal
Mei is our Kampung Wonder Woman – from changkul-ing to washing to weeding, she does it all with amazing grace! She takes charge of caring for the space and does it with incredible efficiency.
Huiying is our volunteer coordinator who radiates warmth to everyone she meets. Her friendly and welcoming demeanor makes all new visitors to the Kampung feel at home. In her free time, Huiying unleashes her inner auntie and enjoys making pottery and doing taichi.
Bingyu is our hardworking Kampung Architect who leads the Builders Team in the building of our Kampung Kampus. A man who is always ready to help others around him, he humbly claims to be “a very boring person” who loves football, and frequents libraries and hawker centres with his wife.
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ” – Alvin Toffler
Khin Boon leads the craft team, managing sales, manpower and workshop execution in GUI. In his free time, he enjoys reading and engaging in Buddhism studies. A patient man who is always seen with a kind smile on his face, do not hesitate to say hello!
“He who works with his hands is a labourer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands, his head and his heart is an artist.”
- Francis of Assisi
Bob assists our craft unit Touchwood with many of their existing workshops, both internal and external; as well as external projects. During his free time, he pursues a hobby of photographing birds.
Ben is a self-taught carpenter and is always the happy pill at our Making Space. He is a man of few words, but once you know him, it will be an endless banter! In his free time he enjoys ice cold beer with the rest of his Touchwood buddies.
Zhensheng is our part-time craftsman who often has a mega-watt smile showing through his beard when you see him engaging children. Off-work, he enjoys reading a little, cycling some, and wandering a lot.
"One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken." - Leo Tolstoy
One of our lovely elders on the farm who is always smiling and enjoying dishing out food for our cat, Kopi!
Mun Kit is our full-time farmer with a bucket of experience from his university days in Sustainable Agriculture. He enjoys meeting people from all walks of life!
Where our unsung warriors work silently behind the scenes!
Cynthia is our wonderful admin lady who is also a supermom of 3 and loves going over to Touchwood for a cup of tea in the afternoons! On weekends you can also sometimes catch her at our kampung kitchen cooking up a storm.
Yi Ting is the latest intern to join our team! She’s currently studying in NUS Business, and manages our social media pages. In her free time, she does photography and her interest lies in film production. In Megan’s words, she’s the representative 21st century Millennial.
Megan is our 23-year-old intern who joined GUI to support in the operations and programme coordination. She enjoys reading, film photography and listening to The Beatles. In her free time, she dreams to be a stand-up comedian.
Dorothy brings her fresh pocket full of sunshine into the family as our new intern! She is a warm and lively soul that loves love, people, nature, smiles, hugs and meditation. Her open heart is always ready to hear your stories and love to be present with you.
Of course, it’s not just the teams above making the Kampung Kampus thrive. We also have our bunch of active volunteers working silently behind the scenes – touching wood; on the soil; warming hearts!