Yahaya Hamid PBM, M.Ed

People’s Association Stars Trainer Gold Award Recipient 2015


yahyahamid@yahoo.com www.yahya.sg


My Bio Data.......if you'd like to know, that is......I'm not looking for job here......


Name......as in I/C, Yahaya Bin Abdul Hamid


Born......in Singapore, March 14, 1957




Marital status..…
Happily married for 40 years as of 24 December 2023.


I am a Registered Trainer with The People's Association since 2004 teaching English, Bahasa Melayu and Bahasa Indonesia. In 2015,

I was awarded The People’s Association Stars Trainer Gold Award.


I have taught or have been teaching Malay and Bahasa Indonesia at:

  • Numerous Community Clubs.

  • Centre for Management Development (CMD) - ST Electronics @ Defence Technology Towers, Depot Rd

  • SSA Group’s Continuing Education & Training Centre (CET) for SPUR Programmes

  • KK Women & Children’s Hospital

  • Changi General Hospital

  • Thye Hua Kwan Hospital

  • North West Community Development Council

  • Attorney-General Chambers


  • Conversational Malay & Indonesian for Adults

  • Malay Language for Adults & Children

  • Indonesian Language for Adults & Children

  • Translation from Malay and Indonesian to English and vice versa

  • English for Adults & Children

  • Conversational English for Adults & Children

 *Outline of the Conversational Malay & Bahasa Indonesia Courses available at www.yahya.sg



  • Ph.D Candidate at National University of Malaysia (UKM)

  • Master of Education (M.Ed). University of Sheffield, UK. From:1995 –  2002

  • Advanced Diploma in Business Administration. The Association of Business Executives, London (ABE). From: 1998 - 2002

  • Certificate in Teaching of English as a Second Language. RELC – Language Teaching Institute, Singapore. 1994

  • University Certificate in Tutoring Mathematics & English. University of Western Sydney – MacArthur. 1998 

  • Certificate of Attendance – 20-hour Course on Language Tutoring. Singapore Polytechnic. 1993

  • Certificate of Attendance – Maths Workshop – 10-hour Course for Primary Level & 10-hour Course for Secondary Level by Yayasan Mendaki & NIE. 1994

  • Certificate of Achievement in Web Design & Production, E-Commerce. Informatics International. 1999

  • Certificate of Achievement in PC Support & Maintenance Course. TMC Educational Group. 1999

  • Secondary education at Raffles Institution (1970-1975)

  • Primary education at Silat, Radin Mas and New Town (1964-1969)



I have been a trainer/tutor since 1986 teaching English, Malay and Indonesian to adults and children. I started teaching English to adult

Indonesians in Jakarta from 1986 to 1992.


Due to my years of living in Indonesia, interaction with Indonesians and the fact that I am already proficient in Malay Language (Bahasa Melayu),

which is the source and basis of Bahasa Indonesia itself, I am able to teach both Malay and Indonesian Languages.


I adopt a Situational-Communicative Approach to language teaching. It is suitable for a learner who wants a communicative ability in the

target language and wants it from the very day that he starts to learn. This approach is suitable for those attending crash courses of limited

duration in a language of which they have no or little previous knowledge. There will be predictions of the situations in which the learner is

likely to operate through the target language.


I was also active in grassroots organisations in Marsiling holding the following positions from 1997 to 2017:


Vice-Chairman, Fuchun CC Management Committee, Chairman, Fuchun CC Malay Activity Executive Committee Member of Marsiling Citizens' Consultative Committee; Chairman, Marsiling CCC's Publicity & PR Committee, Chairman, Marsiling Zone 7 Residents' Committee Sembawang Town Councillor.


I have organised numerous events for grassroots organisations. I was awarded The Public Service Medal or Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM)

in National Day Honours 2008. Watch the Investiture Ceremony on YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/2GdLAue89-M


In pursuit of my academic interest, I have enrolled as a Ph.D student at National University of Malaysia (UKM).


Hobbies......coaching soccer, organising events for youngsters, watching news on TV, attending interesting courses, gardening, reading

Likes......polite and considerate people, involving in some social work, travelling on vacation, karaoke singing, exotic Indonesian foods

Dislikes......rude and inconsiderate people


Yahaya Hamid, PBM, M.Ed


Email: yahyahamid@yahoo.com

Personal website: www.yahya.sg


Yahya Hamid's Website

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Video of M.Ed Graduation @ University of Sheffield, UK. / Photo Album of M.Ed Graduation / Memories / RI School Days' Photos /

RI Class of  '75 Reunion 2000 / RI Class of '75 Reunion Video 2007 / RI School Song By Class of '75 @   / Elementary Malay Language Course  Outline / Intermediate Level Malay Language Course Outline / Indonesian Language Course Outline / EuroGallery 1 / EuroGallery 2 / Friends of EuroTour / England Tour / My 1st Webpage 1998 /




Yours Truly at Pindari Animal Farm in Tasmania, Australia,1997

My Darling, Biba, and I at City of Venice,

Italy, June 1999

Horse-riding with my beloved wife, Biba, on Plateau of Mount Bromo,

East Java in Dec 1995