SINGAPORE

Ms Flora Lim Lay Khoon is the director cum principal of Seimpi Education Singapore. She is the founder of the Music for the Intelligent Mind (MIM) programme, an innovative early childhood music programme. Flora obtained her professional postgraduate music qualification from the prestigious Royal College of Music in London, UK.

Flora is an accomplished pianist who won numerous music competitions while studying in London. Upon returning to Malaysia, she performed solo recitals at the Putra World Trade Centre. She has also published and recorded her rendition of popular classical piano pieces. In 2011, Flora’s brainchild, the MIM programme, was accredited by the London College of Music Exams (LCME) and incorporated into their syllabus. In 2012, she was appointed by the LCME as an examiner for her MIM programme. Widely acclaimed in Singapore, the MIM programme was integrated by childcare centres across the island into their curriculum. Flora has also travelled to Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam to train music teachers in MIM. On top of its widespread popularity, Flora’s gifted music programme is the first in the region to be accredited by the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. In 2011, Flora’s company, Seimpi Education, won Singapore’s Successful Entrepreneur Award. Flora’s MIM programme focuses on nurturing children’s artistic development via music, heightening their memory, strengthening their visual and auditory senses, as well as cultivating an aesthetic appreciation of music. The number of MIM students continues to grow from strength to strength.

On top of that, Flora also designed three UK recognized Diplomas in Early Childhood Music Teaching that are taken by candidates worldwide.

PCGS’s high standard for academic excellence instilled discipline and taught me to be meticulous. My teachers’ emphasis on moral values taught me honour and respect, to be appreciative and grateful, and to cherish our forefather’s historical and cultural heritage. My affiliation with PCGS is made stronger as Mr Lim Hock Chuan, one of the founders of PCGS and Chung Ling High School is my grandfather. My late aunt was a teacher in PCGHS way back when it was named “Fukien Girls’ School”. I am proud of my ancestors’ contribution to education in Penang and hope that the values ingrained in PCGS will be passed down to the generations to come.