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Our Ongoing & Past Projects

Business Stone Edge Experiential, Scent'al World (Avita), essentiallyMERIDIAN, Clay-Street, Tigerland Rice Farm, BioArtz
Social Enterprise Project Clay IN-SIGHT, Project DRINK TOWARDS A GREENER EARTH
Social Advocacy Project A-Day-in-a-Wheelchair
Voluntary Project TOP OUT


Stone Edge Experiential

Alvin and Jin founded Stone Edge Experiential in 1995 as a passion business to design and build climbing walls in Singapore. Since 2002, Alvin decided to focus on being an Experiential Architect and he continues to design innovative experiential learning and team bonding programs to help people discover their latent potential and assist organizations to strengthen their teams. In 2009, Alvin's focus shifted to designing experiential eco-programs that help to awaken the eco-consciousness in more people, and catalyse towards making the world a better place.



SCENT'AL WORLD (Avita Network Distribution) (2002-now)
Alvin leads a multi-national team of independent distributors who market, retail and distribute the Avita brand of wellness products globally. He is a Master Trainer/Coach in personal development, leadership development, team building, network marketing business know-how, and communications skills. He trains his team of business leaders to be motivated, skilled and knowledgeable so as to be self-sufficient, and thus laying the foundation for the business to be self-sustaining.



essentiallyMERIDIAN (2004-now)
Alvin founded essentiallyMERIDIAN to promote the self-healing skills and know-how of Meridian 101 acupressure therapy with the application of avita herbal essential oils. As Chief Trainer, Alvin designed and put in place a training system to train new Meridian 101 Trainers, Speakers and Ambassadors so that the business can expand and multiply across the region leveraging on a duplication model. Meridian 101 workshops and courses have now expanded from Singapore to Malaysia, Philippines, Australia and Finland.



CLAY-STREET (2002-now)
Alvin founded Clay-Street in 2002 to offer a virtual gallery for local potters to showcase themselves and their artwork to the world via the world wide web. The virtual gallery now featured Singaporean and Australian potters, as well as Visually Impaired Potters. In 2007, he partnered his pottery teacher, Mr Chew Seow Phuang, to create and offer highly innovative and unique experiential programs using clay as a medium for learning, recreation, corprate/family bonding and self-discovery. The tagline for Clay-Street is "Where Pottery is Fun" so our programs are distinctly creative, engaging and non-traditional.


Tigerland Rice Farm

Alvin founded and launched a unique rice farming eco-vacation experience with a Thai rice farming family in 2009 to allow city born and bred families a chance to live a week as rice farmers at a rice farm in Chiang Rai, Thailand. The experience is refreshing and impactful to raise the eco-consciousness through nature appreciation and personal connection with a farmer's family. In 2010, the People's Association partnered us to offer this eco-vacation as one of its oversea courses nationwide through its network of community clubs in Singapore.



BioArtz (2004-now)
Alvin founded BioArtz in 2004 to introduce a unique Bio-Music that is created from any DNA sequence, be it from a human, an animal, a plant or even a bacteria. In 2007, he also promoted the health benefits of drinking alkaline water and marketed Bio-Q portable mineral alkaline water producer with online purchase facility on the website. Bio-Q is purchased by customers from all over the world.





Project CLAY IN-SIGHT (April 2009 - Nov 2010)
This social project was a community service spin-off from Clay-Street. Pondering how would a blind person visualise from within, Alvin launched a voluntary pottery learning program for the Visually Impaired from Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) in April 2009 to equip them with basic pottery skills so as to allow them to express into physicality their inner 'vision'. He attracted many kind hearted volunteers (Angels) to join him in this project. It led to the first ever clay exhibition by the Visually Impaired Potters (VIP) to be held at the VivoCity Singapore on 5-6 Dec 2009, followed by the creation of a social business project Drink Towards a Greener Earth in 2010. In Nov 2010, SAVH took over to run and sustain the project.


Drink Towards a Greener Earth

Social Business DRINK TOWARDS A GREENER EARTH (April 2010)
Pondering how to ensure that Clay IN-SIGHT remains sustainable beyond him and inspired by the social business concept of Prof Muhammad Yunus, Alvin conceived this social business initiative to create value for the market place in the form of Greener Earth Mugs co-created by the VIP and Angels, in order to generate revenue for self-reliance in the VIP and self-funding ability for the Clay IN-SIGHT voluntary project. Alvin launched this social business with a clay mug exhibition at the Millenia Walk Singapore on 21-25 April 2010. By the last day of the exhibition, we secured total mug orders of over S$10,000.


Clay Racial Harmony

Project CLAY RACIAL HARMONY (July 2010 - Feb 2011)
Alvin designed a unique Corporate Social Responsibility project for Health Sciences Authority: 40 staff volunteers from HSA co-create Clay Tile Art with 40 APSN children from the APSN Katong School on 21 July 2010 to celebrate the Racial Harmony Day in Singapore. In September, they will come together again to paint their art pieces. Thereafter, we will hold an Adoption Day in HSA when all HSA staff will have the chance to adopt individual tile art pieces with a personal donation to Katong School. In Jan 2011, we will mount the 40 art pieces as a collective masterpiece on a wall at Katong School and hold an unveiling ceremony attended by staff of HSA and Katong School, students and parents.





Project A-DAY-IN-A-WHEELCHAIR (1999)
Inspired by the challenges faced in wheeling around his late Granny who was wheelchair-bound, Alvin initiated this public education project in 1999 to promote awareness of wheelchair accessibility in Singapore. He put 150 participants comprising architects, urban planners from HDB and URA, transport planners from LTA and MRT, students and teachers, into wheelchairs and have them go on a 'day's journey' to experience for themselves what it would be like to be wheelchair-bound. The participants discovered the challenges in taking public transport, the difficulty in entering many public buildings, the inaccessibility due to road design with kerbs as obstacles, the unfriendly height of many public phone and the inconvenience of buying food in a food court, etc. We are confident that the experience had a definitive catalytic effect in the shaping of a more wheelchair-friendly Singapore.




SMF Project TOP OUT (1996-1998)
In his capacity as the Vice President of the Singapore Mountaineering Federation, Alvin initiated Project TOP OUT in 1996. As the project Chairman, Alvin led a local team of pioneering climbing instructors to promulgate a set of national standards for sport climbing in Singapore, leading to the launch of the Singapore National Climbing Standards (SNCS) in 1998 by the Executive Director of the Singapore Sport Council. It was good to know that in 2008 the SNCS was adopted as the ASEAN climbing standards.


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