Temasek Polytechnic

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Temasek Polytechnic
Politeknik Temasek
Opened 1990
Address 21 Tampines Avenue 1, Singapore 529757
Principal Mr Peter Lam
Chairman Mr Lee Kok Choy
Deputy Principal Ms Anita Kuan
Mrs Lee-Lim Sok Keow
Abbreviation TP
Area 30 hectares
Mission To prepare school-leavers and working adults for a future of dynamic change, with relevant knowledge, life-long skills, character, and a thirst for continuous improvement.
Vision To be a world-class institution in the global education network, reputed for our programmes, applied research, managerial excellence and innovative corporate culture.
Motto Bringing Education to Life and Life to Education.

Temasek Polytechnic (TP) is a polytechnic located in Tampines. As an industry-oriented alternative to a broader based junior college education, polytechnic graduates in Singapore are sought after for work or many continue to complete university degrees. Polytechnics admit majority of its students after secondary school which is after 10 years of formal education. Diplomas in a specialised area of study are awarded after completing 3 years of studies. Established on April 6, 1990, the campus of the institute sits on a 30 hectare plot near the Bedok Reservoir in the eastern part of Singapore.


In June 1989, the Minister of Education announced that a 3rd polytechnic is being considered. In April 1990, TP was established. The institute was originally located at the premises of Baharuddin Vocational Institute’s at Stirling Road and the vacated premises of Raffles Institution at Grange Road. Due to increased enrolment and the introduction of new courses, three more campuses at Kim Seng, Bukit Merah and Portsdown Road were acquired to house the institutes' student population.

In September, 1995, the permanent campus for Temasek Polytechnic was completed and it moved to its current location in the town of Tampines.

Temasek Polytechnic underwent a logo redesign in 2012, sporting a fresh new look to reflect the vibrancy of the school.

The TP Auditorium Foyer began construction in 2010 and was completed in 2013.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Priscelia Chan: Mediacorp actress
  • Sylvia Ratonel: Singapore Idol finalist
  • Ferlyn Wong: Singer
  • Faris Ramli: National footballer
  • Hady Mirza: Singapore Idol Asian Idol winner
  • Teo Ser Luck: Member of Parliament
  • Xu Bin: Actor and singer