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The GUI Family

The people and units that make up GUI

Kampung Council

Charting the direction of this beautiful vision - to spread Love, Laughter, and to live an Inspiring Life.


Lai Hock
In Loving Memory of Kampung Chief

Lai Hock gave up a well-paying job to fulfil his vision of a 21st Century Kampung Culture. He believed in practicing mindfulness and meditation, and you can read more about the founding story in the other parts of our website.

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” – Blaise Pascal

Kampung WonderWoman
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.
Hui Ying
Kampung Connector
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.
Kampung Architect
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
Kampung Gentleman
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!

Craft Unit

“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
Wood crafter
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. He is also one of the Kampung Council members at GUI.

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.

Farm Unit

"One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken." - Leo Tolstoy
Mrs Tang
One of our lovely elders on the farm who is always smiling and enjoying dishing out food for our cat, Kopi!

Admin Unit

Where our unsung warriors work silently behind the scenes!


Cynthia is our wonderful admin/finance team member 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! 

Yeng Yen

Yeng Yen was a Waldorf teacher, now a Bothmer Gymnast and Vimala Writing practitioner. She looks forward to support the family's vision in cultivating a 21st Century Kampung for modern society.

"As a man thinketh in his heart so is he" An aphorism found in Alan James's book 'As a Man Thinketh'

Kampung Sponge

Dion is our intern who's here to learn and absorb new knowledge at GUI. She will be helping out in housekeeping, marketing, as well as the farm and craft units. Other than clearing plates of food, she also finishes manga chapters and Studio Ghibli movies.

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!


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