Felicia Chua was raised in Singapore, a country renowned for being a city in a garden; she grew up in an environment appreciating and nurturing nature from a very young age. She graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 2002 with a Diploma with merit in Horticulture and Landscape Management and began her horticultural career as a landscape subcontractor, implementing landscape projects in show-flats and private housings. In 2004, she became a horticulture consultant in a landscape architecture firm where she recommended and designed with different types of plants intended for different uses and impact in landscape projects.
Felicia was awarded the “Overseas Merit Award” scholarship by the National Parks Board (NParks) in 2007 to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Science (Horticulture) at the University of Queensland. She was given an opportunity to help develop HortPark, a 23 hectare horticultural gardening hub, before commencing with her studies.
She returned to Singapore in February 2009 and was assigned to help develop the Gardens by the Bay Project. As part of the pioneer team who initiated the Gardens by the Bay (Bay South) project, it brought her great pride and joy to see this garden being developed from practically nothing to its current condition for the garden’s official opening in June 2012.
Felicia wishes to return to Gardens by the Bay to help realize its maximum potential by including the different insights from other gardens around the world.
Student Postion: 2014 International Experience Leader