Our Team

2 June 2009 - 1:46pm Comments Off

Kechara Discovery is headed by Liaison Paul Yap, who also heads Kechara Saraswati Arts. Prior to dedicating himself to the Kechara group, Paul garnered six years of experience as a chartered accountant and three years as a Senior Manager in the manufacturing industry.

Paul is assisted by a team of hard-working and dedicated staff who commit their time to the development of this department.



  • Yvonne Yap Wei Leng
  • Louise Lee

With extensive knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism and Himalayan culture, a keen eye for artistic detail, and many years of experience in sales and business development, our team are well-placed to advise you on your distribution and wholesale needs, or your custom-made order.

Contact us now at discovery@kechara.com.


Yvonne Yap Wei Leng

Age: 32

As the youngest in a Buddhist family, Yvonne grew up in a very supportive environment. Both parents have been vegetarian since Yvonne was 10 years old. Due to their influence, she grew up to be a very kindhearted, patient and likeable person.

Yvonne graduated from Kuan Ching High School, when she then began working as a Stock Control Executive for six years in the local and international retail jewellery industry. Through her experience, she developed good inventory management skills and a passion for jewellery design.

On the 28th December 2009, Yvonne joined Kechara full time. She handles Human Resource, Administration and Finance-related responsibilities for both Kechara Discovery and Kechara Saraswati Arts.

When she comes into the office every morning, she will ensure that the offices are clean and tidy, that the plants are watered, the fishes are fed, so that she can start the day with fresh mind and good motivation.

Yvonne is never without a smile and she is always warm and friendly to everyone.

Yvonne was on the main organising committee for Legend of the Conch Shell, a stage play by Kechara held in the PJ Live Arts theatre in December 2009. She showed strong leadership qualities when she was in charge of the crew and Kechara House volunteers. Yvonne is also an active participant of the weekly Chinese Setrap and Dzambala pujas.

Determine to make Dharma her career, Yvonne joined Kechara and she is proud to be a Kecharian. She plans to work hard with Kechara Discovery and Kechara Saraswati Arts to promote Buddhism and H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s vision through the creation of beautiful Buddha images especially for the manifestation of Kechara World Peace Centre.


Louise Lee

Age: 31

Louise Lee has always been a hardworking and polite person. Her involvement in Kechara began with Legend of the Conch Shell, a dance production by Kechara House in 2009. Wearing thick black glasses, sporting short hair, and ever-ready to jump into action, Louise was one of the main committee members of the production team, working closely with many key members from Kechara. She was responsible for the logistics, timetable and customer care – a heavy responsibility for someone so new to the Kechara family. Yet she continued to contribute greatly to the organisation as a volunteer, without any complaints or hesitations.

During that time, Louise was earning a good income as a sales and marketing manager in a company distributing precision measuring instruments world-wide. However, she had the opportunity to be present during a talk given by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche during an appreciation dinner. During the dinner, Rinpoche said, “If you don’t do Dharma now, when will you do it?” This had a great impact on Louise and on the spot, she decided to work for Dharma and joined Kechara full time, contributing her skills and talents to Kechara Discovery and Kechara Saraswati Arts.

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