Minister of Education Chan Chun Sing, shared how a Singaporean student from Hwa Chong Institution, placed second in the world during the recent 18th International Geography Olympiad.
Chan Chun Sing’s statement on Facebook
Meet Kang Zheng, a 17 year-old student who is fascinated with drawing maps and transport routes.
In fact, his love for maps is so great that he has even drawn up the complex Tokyo subway and suburban rail systems! Kang Zheng’s interest and hard work in Geography paid off as he placed second in the world in the recently concluded 18th International Geography Olympiad. With his hard work and that of his teammates, Brian Lee, Marcus Lee, and Anders Hong, the Singapore Team emerged champions among 54 countries/territories.
Kang Zheng and his teammates were not the only ones who did Singapore proud. Our students brought home a total of 9 Gold medals, 14 Silver medals, 3 Bronze medals and 1 Honourable Mention from the various International Olympiads, and they also came in second in both the International and Online Young Physicists’ Tournaments.
Heartiest congratulations to all our students who have flown the Singapore flag high in the international arena this year, and I encourage everyone to continue to pursue your interests and passion.
I would also like to extend my appreciation to all the teachers and instructors who have worked hard in helping our students achieve their dreams and fulfil their potential!
Well done everyone!