SINGAPORE — On Friday (28 Oct), the Ho Lee Group took out a full-page advertisement to heartily congratulate its Managing Director Benjamin Tan on being conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) by Singapore President Halimah Yacob.

On the government website, it is stated that PBM is awarded to “any person who has rendered commendable public service in Singapore”.

And, indeed, according to the National Day Award list of 2022, Tan was awarded the PBM medal for his involvement in grassroots activities at Tampines GRC. In particular, he is the grassroots patron for the Tampines Changkat Citizens’ Consultative Committee (CCC).

Meanwhile, according to the website of Ho Lee Group, another director of the company, Michael Tan, was conferred the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2017:

Ho Lee Group Involves In The Construction Of HDB Flats

On the website of Ho Lee Group, also highlighted the many construction contracts awarded by HDB to the company throughout the years, together with the other government construction contracts:

  • HDB Tengah Garden C2 (Garden Vale @ Tengah)
  • HDB Tengah Garden C1 & Common Green (Garden Vines @ Tengah)
  • HDB Tampines N6C17&18 (Tampines Greenvines)
  • HDB Tampines N6C20 (Tampines Green Foliage)
  • HDB Tampines N6C2B (Tampines GreenView)
  • HDB Serangoon North C18 (Golden Ginger)
  • HDB Punggol West C32 (Punggol Vue)
  • HDB Sengkang N2C40 (Compassvale Ancilla)
  • HDB Bukit Batok N2 C22 (Skypeak)
  • HDB Bukit Panjang N4C14 (Segar Grove)
  • HDB Yishun N4C4 (Floral Spring)
  • HDB Bukit Merah RC40 (Kim Tian Green)
  • HDB Punggol West C8 (Punggol Sails)
  • HDB Sengkang N4 C9 (Fernvale Lodge)
  • HDB Woodlands N2 C12 (Straits Vista)
  • HDB Yishun N4 C6 (Jade Spring)
  • HDB Kallang Whampoa RC31 (Kallang Vista)
  • HDB Sengkang N4 C14
  • HDB Sengkang N2 C31
  • HDB Woodlands N6 C18 and 19
  • HDB Choa Chu Kang N6 C15
  • Upgrading of Blocks 1 to 12 @ Haig Road (MUP Batch 20)
  • Upgrading of Blocks 1 to 8 @ Marine Terrace (MUP Batch 18A)
  • Upgrading of Blocks 31 to 35 and 60 & 61 @ Bedok South (Batch 17)
  • Upgrading of Blocks 116 to 122 @ Ho Ching Road (MUP Batch 13)
  • Upgrading of Blocks 641 to 649 @ Ang Mo Kio Ave 4/5/9 (MUP Batch 19)
  • Lift Upgrading Programme (LUP Bulk Contract 21)
  • Pioneer Mall (HDB)
  • Dawson Place (HDB)
  • A&A to LTA Office @ Hampshire Road
  • Design, Construction & Completion of Bishan Underground MRT Interchange
  • Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (Ang Mo Kio Link Sewers)
  • Checkpoint Buildings @ Jurong Pier Road
  • Motor Workshop Complex (Ang Mo Kio Auto Point – JTC)
  • Upgrading of PIE – Adam Road Interchange
  • Upgrading of Bukit Timah Interchange
  • Diversion of 2.2m and 1.8m Sewer Pipe at Jurong East
  • Etc.

It is admirable that Tan, despite his very busy work schedule heading the group to help HDB construct the many flats that Singaporeans desire, can still find time to do grassroots work.

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