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Melvin is the Founder and Chief Coach of Mel’s Adventure School. With more than 12 years of experience as an outdoor educator and a leadership trainer, Melvin’s desire has always been to start his own Adventure School where he can equip children & youth with essential life skills that will cultivate in them the spirit of lifelong learning and the continuous pursuit of an active lifestyle.

A remarkable leader, Melvin has helmed key leadership appointments in various youth organisations such as the National Cadet Corps, National Youth Achievement Award Gold Award Holders’ Alumni, Southeast Community Development Council’s Racial Harmony Youth Ambassadors, and Bartley Alumni (formerly known as the Old Bartleyans’ Association).

Some notable highlights of his life include leading a team of youth delegates to the APEC Voices of the Future 2016 that took place in Peru and representing Singapore in a bilateral youth exchange programme with Switzerland.  He was also given the opportunity to travel to Australia for an International Cadet Exchange programme.


  • National Cadet Corps’ Syndicate Achiever Award

  • National Youth Achievement Award (Gold)

  • Conrad Hotel Singapore Silver Awards for Excellence

  • National Cadet Corps’ Outstanding Cadet Lieutenant Award

  • National Cadet Corps’ Best in Leadership Award



  • Certified KiDS™ MultiSport Coach

  • Certified KiDS™ Fundamental Movement Skills Assessor

  • Certified Swim Australia Teacher of Babies & Toddlers

  • Certified Lifesaver

  • Certified Wilderness First Aid Responder

  • Certificate in Psychological First Aid

  • Certified Level 1 & Level 2 Singapore Cycle Safe Trainer

  • Certified Habitudes Facilitator

  • Powered Pleasure Craft Driving License

  • 2 Star Kayak

  • Level 1 Sport Climbing

  • Level 1 Challenge Course Instructor

Formal Qualifications

  • SG Coach Theory Level 1

  • Basic Sports Science

  • Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment

  • Specialist Diploma in Teaching & Learning

  • Bachelors of Arts (Honours) in Marketing Management

  • Diploma in Hotel Management