Sunday, October 18, 2009

Chapter 16 : Participating outlets for Many Roads Home

1. ZEN AURA Face & Body Wellness
66 Bussorah Street Singapore 199479 Tel : 6299 1600
Contact person : Hayati Kasmani (Director)

134 Arab Street Singapore 199824 Tel : 6295 1011
Contact person : Badrolhisham Abdul Shatar (Operations Manager)

No. 257 Beach Road / Arab Street Singapore (on the corner of Beach Road and Arab Street) Tel : 6396 9096
Contact person : Tasneem (owner)

200 Turf Club Road #01-61 Turf City Singapore 287994 Tel : 6469 1203
Contact person : Suriah Hasmawi (owner)

Blk 1 Joo Chiat Road #01-1031 Joo Chiat Complex Singapore 420001 Tel : 6743 6546
Contact person : Rosman

Tanjong Katong Complex 845 Geylang Road #01-37 Singapore 400845 Tel : 6845 5681
Contact person : Madina (owner)

Blk 1 Joo Chiat Complex #02-1015 / 1017 / 1019 Joo Chiat Road Singapore 420001
Contact person : Jamil Hasan (owner)

20 Joo Chiat Road #02-11 Singapore 427357 Tel : 6348 3498
Contact person : Fauziah S Alias (Director)

No. 20 Joo Chiat Road #03-03 Singapore 427357 Tel : 6748 7982
Contact person : Maimunah Awang (Director)

448 Changi Road #01-05 Wisma Indah Singapore 419975 Tel : 6346 6230
Contact person : Faris

Monday, October 12, 2009

Chapter 15 : MWH Project Advisors

Shaik Hussain Shaik Yacob

Ustaz Shaik Hussain is the President of Muhammadiyah Association, a post he held since 1983. Under his leadership, the organisation grew by leaps and bounds, and today is a highly regarded Islamic NGO. Truly a visionary, he was instrumental in the setting up of key Muhammadiyah educational and social institutions, including MWH. As the President, he doubles up Chairman of the Management Committees for all these institutions.

For the last 25 years, Ustaz Hussain has dedicated his life to bring Muhammadiyah to where it is today.

Mohamed Gazali Alistar

A former Hub Manager of a renowned US courier company, Gazali was elected as the Association’s General Secretary in 2003. Ever since, he has dedicated his time and efforts to ensure the smooth running of the organisation, its institutions and business arm.
His appointment automatically made him the secretary for the Management Committees under the purview of Muhammadiyah.

With his vast experience, Gazali plays a crucial role to ensure the Muhammadiyah remain abreast with the ever changing world.

Shaik Mohd Iqbal

Iqbal is a senior producer with Mediacorp. Currently, he is the editor of DETIK, a weekly current affairs programme aired on the SURIA Channel. Occasionally, he reports for Channel News Asia.

As a volunteer, Iqbal has been a Muhammadiyah EXCO member for over a decade. He also sits in the Management Committee of Muhammadiyah institutions, including MWH.
Iqbal has been Muhammadiyah's representative to several community-based organisations. Of noteworthy, as member of Mendaki Board of Directors, and EXCO member, TAA Foundation.

Arfat Selvam

Arfat is an Advocate & Solicitor and the Managing Director of a law practice, Arfat Selvam Alliance LLC.

Arfat has made significant contributions to the community at large. She was one of the founder members and still serves on the Executive Committee of Breast Cancer Foundation. She is President of Muslim Financial Planning Association. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Rahmatan Lil Alamin Foundation Ltd.

One of her community efforts includes mentoring an abused child of MWH since 1994 and continues to guide her until today. The story of the former resident will be featured in ‘Many Roads Home’. The former resident is currently pursuing a degree course, sponsored by her employer company.

Koay Peng Yen

Peng Yen is a senior corporate executive who has been based in China, U.S., and Singapore.
He is an executive board member of a maritime, logistics, offshore, and ocean engineering conglomerate.

Peng Yen strongly believes in corporate social responsibility and caring for the community. He has supported various voluntary organizations (locally and overseas) in his corporate and personal capacity.

Peng Yen is a writer to one of the stories in ‘Many Roads Home’.

Mohamad Helmy Mohd Isa

Helmy is the Assistant Director (Mosques) for MUIS / Islamic Religious Council Singapore for Mosque Policy & Planning Strategic Unit. All the mosques in Singapore come under his purview.
He is the former Head for MUIS Youth Engagement & Strategic Unit and had been the key strategist for various youth activities and programmes in the mosques.

Helmy is an active volunteer in the Fellowship of Muslim Students Association (FMSA) since his schooling days. He actively trains youth in leadership courses.
Helmy is a close friend of MWH. He has known MWH since 1996 and has mentored several children of the Home. They still keep in contact till today.

In fact, Helmy suggested to document the lives of the children of MWH and their success stories. He also proposed to include the chapter on significant people who have made tremendous contributions to the Home during its 20 years of service. Thereon, he continues to follow the progress of the project.

Mohamad Azmi Shahbudin

Azmi currently works at the National Parks Board (NParks) as Head of Community In Bloom programme, a 3P outreach program that aims to foster greater community involvement in our urban greenery.

Azmi oversees a team of consultants who provide guidance to community groups in the planning and organising of community-based greening projects in residential estates, schools and organizations. He also organizes initiatives that help ensure the sustainability of such projects.

Through his work and spare time, he regularly engages with volunteers, grassroots organizations, schools, educationists, charities, corporations and environmental groups, where he advocates building links between different segments of the community, using our natural affinity towards greenery as a catalyst to bring people closer.
Azmi is a graduate of the National University of Singapore. His involvement at MWH happened by chance and arose out of his curiosity to learn more about its rehab programme. He was drawn in by MWH’s sincerity and high level of commitment towards wanting to change lives.

As a father of two school-going children, he finds pleasure in reading history, and researching on the development of human society around plants and greenery. Having been born and raised in a village, he is a firm believer in fostering social wellbeing through rekindling community spirit and self-help – ‘Gotong Royong’.

Fadzuli Wahab

Fadzuli is a young Internet Entrepreneur. He is ‘one of Asia’s leading entrepreneurs in small/medium sized business’ (as quoted by The Asia Business Investor Podcast in May 09). He owns 3 businesses.

One of those is a trading business marketing Sabun Taharah @ He is the founder of IslamicSG Networks LLP which owns Islamic portals like, and many more – they are one-stop online portals to promote events from the various Muslim organizations/activities in Singapore. He is also a consultant to Abang Abu -,, to Sujimy Mohd ( & and many more.

He has recently started a Virtual Internet Specialist Course to train participants to be online marketeers and to support company online marketing campaigns to go Global.
Fadzuli is a member of the Malay Chamber of Commerce.

Fadzuli, out of goodwill, uses his IT knowledge to serve and benefit the Muslim community at large, by providing a common online avenues to market and promote their services/activities.