The Singapore Government has awarded LOW Teo Ping a Public Service Star for his contribution towards the burgeoning sports scene in Singapore at the 2011 National Day celebrations.
Low, 66, a retired banker is no stranger in the international sailing and local sports communities. A versatile leader, Low has been serving on the ISAF executive committee since 2004 as a vice-president. Along with his commintment to ISAF, Low is a dedicated contributor to Singapore's sports development as a board member at Singapore Sports Council, vice-president at Singapore National Olympic Council, president at Singapore Rugby Union, vice commodore at the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club and president at Sentosa Golf Club, the venue of the prestigious Barclays Singapore Open. He is also an advisor to several local and regional sports organisations.
A national rugby player in his early days, Low also sailed competitively in the multi-hull and keelboats before taking the helm for more than 10 years at the Singapore Sailing Federation from 1998 to 2010.
As recognition of his contribution towards sports development and management in Singapore, Low was earlier awarded the prestigious "Sports Inspiration" Award 2003 by the Singapore Sports Council and in 2006, he was presented with the National Day Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) Award by the President of Singapore.
"Having spent most of my life being involved in sports as a participant, administrator, fan and father to two athletes, this is truly a very memorable moment for me. It has always been a worthwhile journey of service to the nation.
"I am very honoured to be conferred the Public Service Star 2011 award, and dedicate this award to my fellow sport administrators who are constantly championing sports, as well as the athletes who are always pushing beyond their boundaries- they are the true inspiration in sports," said Low.