Recent Press Coverage

“Entrepreneurs are driven by their vision of the future”
Mark founded Garuda Robotics after realizing the potential of the industrial application of drones beyond entertainment and leisure. He never viewed them as an object of interest, but rather as a useful device to help with infrastructure, agriculture and security.
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How drones can help you in emergency situations
Unmanned aircrafts are beneficial when it comes to urgent deliveries, explains Ong Jiin Joo, project director of Future Flight Consortium and CTO of Garuda Robotics.
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Entrepreneurship Takes Flight: Garuda Robotics
From employing UAVs to optimize farming processes to inventing a comprehensive drone-based system for safe and accurate tower inspections, Garuda Robotics is bringing on a new era.
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Taking Drone Services To The Skies
Podcast interview on how drones are deployed to scope telecommunications towers with unprecedented accuracy and study the health of trees in a plantation with heat signatures.
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Press Releases

Introducing Garuda Plex Free Tier

Introducing Garuda Plex Free Tier We are kicking off 2018 by launching the Garuda Plex Free Tier for all drone operators and users. The new Free tier will have access to all features of Garuda Plex, with a limit of 500MB of cloud storage (Lite and Pro come with 10GB...

Past Media Coverage


Aug 2018 – “How drones can help you in emergency situations”, CNBC

Jul 2018 – “Singapore may use drones to deliver medicine, for security”, Channel NewsAsia

Jul 2018 – “Businesses roped in to test, develop island-wide safe drone system”, The Business Times

Jul 2018 – “Singapore opens its skies to commercial and government drones”, Tech in Asia

Jul 2018 – “Singapore may use drones to deliver medicine, for security”, The Star Online

Jul 2018 – “How Singapore plans to use drones to deliver medicines”, Tech Wire Asia

Jul 2018 – “Garuda Robotics-led Future Flight Consortium will develop a UTM system for Singapore”, Unmanned Airspace

Jul 2018 – “Future Flight Consortium selected to spearhead urban airspace initiative”, Commercial Drone Professional

Jul 2018 – “Garuda Robotics and The Future Flight Consortium”, sUAS News

Jul 2018 – “Future Flight Consortium Selected for UTM in Singapore”, UAS Vision

Jul 2018 – “S’pura guna dron hantar ubatubatan, kawal keselamatan, Berita Mediacorp

Jul 2018 – “Tingkatkan Akses Pengobatan dan Keamanan, Singapura Manfaatkan Drone”, Warta Ekonomi

Jul 2018 – “新加坡将推出专项空中交通管制系统”财经国家新闻网

Jul 2018 – “无人机过多成困扰,新加坡将推出空中交通管制系统”, 中国航空运动协会官网

Jul 2018 – “Singapore may use drones to deliver medicine”, Bangkok Post

Jul 2018 – “Future Flight Consortium selected by Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Ministry of Transport (MOT) to develop Connected Urban Airspace Management System for Unmanned Aircraft in Singapore”, Future Flight Consortium

Jul 2018 – “Singtel and Ericsson launching Singapore’s first 5G pilot network”, The Edge Singapore

Jul 2018 – “Singapore first as 5G pilot network deploys through Singtel and Ericsson”, Channel Asia Singapore

Jul 2018 – “Singtel and Ericsson to Launch Singapore’s First 5G Pilot Network”, AsiaOne

Jul 2018 – “New GeoWorks centre to explore how maps infused with data can solve urban problems”, The Straits Times

Jul 2018 – “Centre for geospatial start-ups opens”, The Newpaper (TNP)

Jul 2018 – “Govt to tap mapping tech for smart living”, The Straits Times

Jul 2018 – “CAAS announces initiatives, collaboration efforts to ramp up industry transformation”, The Business Times

Jul 2018 – “Singapore announces UTM and drone services technology partners”, Unmanned Airspace

Jul 2018 – “Concerns raised over lack of public transport serving new Seletar Airport passenger terminal”, TODAY

Jul 2018 – “CAAS to accelerate Aviation Industry Transformation”, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)

May 2018 – “Entrepreneurs are driven by their vision of the future, feat. Mark Yong”, Credit Suisse

May 2018 – “The Future of Work: Days that drone on? Not for these UAV pilots”, TODAY

Apr 2018 – “May Day Awards 2018 Citations Listing“, NTUC

Apr 2018 – “Growth Potential – Agribusiness in The Age of Drones, Robots, and Big Data”, Jumpstart Magazine

Apr 2018 – “For startups in Johor, new academy programme aims to guide the region’s budding entrepreneurs”, e27

Mar 2018 – “The Robot Revolution: Is Automation Reshaping Asia?”, Credit Suisse

Mar 2018 – “商用无人机蓄势待飞”, 联合早报 / Lianhe Zaobao


Nov 2017 – “Entrepreneurship Takes Flight”, The New York Times

Nov 2017 – “Drone Piloting Skills are Hot in Demand”The Employment and Employability Institute (e2i)

Oct 2017 – “Ready to Work with a Drone”NTUC This Week

Oct 2017 – “Boosting SME Productivity Using Drones and Robotics”, Channel NewsAsia

Aug 2017 – “Singapore’s Expanding Tech Space”, GMI Post

Jun 2017 – “Drones in the Sky: Future of Plantation Management”, TEDxNUS

Jun 2017 – “Taking Drone Services to The Sky”, BFM Podcast

Jun 2017 – “Garuda Robotics’ Mark Yong Talks Drones, Privacy and Regulation”, Tech Wire Asia

Jun 2017 – “Space For Innovation”, GovTech Singapore

May 2017 – “Opportunities Arise With AI”, SGInnovate

Mar 2017 – “Interesting Jobs Series – Chief Pilot/Operation Manager”, MOE Singapore

Feb 2017 – “3 Hottest Trends in AgTech in Southeast Asia”, Inc Southeast Asia

Feb 2017 – “Drones: Flying Robots Are Set to Soar in Singapore”, EPOCH Times


Dec 2016 – “Asia Digs Deep to Upgrade Its Agriculture”, The Financial Times

Sep 2016 – “Garuda Robotics Launches UAV System for Tower Surveys”, sUAS News

Sep 2016 – “Garuda Robotics Announces Cell Tower Survey UAS”, Unmanned Systems Technology

Sep 2016 – “New UAV System for Cell Tower Surveys”, UAS Vision

Sep 2016 – “DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam at the CSR and Social Innovators Forum”, Prime Minister’s Office Singapore

Aug 2016 – “How Drones Can Assist in Tower Site Surveys”NewBay Media

Aug 2016 – “Drone Will Prove Vital to Land and Wildlife Conservation in Southeast Asia”, Ape Alliance

Feb 2016 – “The Beauty of Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone)”, TEDxPetalingStreet

Feb 2016 – “Be Careful Not to Overcharge Drone Batteries: Experts”, Channel NewsAsia

Feb 2016 – “A DragonFly to Combat Ades Mozzies”, The Newpaper (TNP)

Feb 2016 – “Serving Up The Future”, DBS BusinessClass


Dec 2015 – “Drones At Work”TEDxINSEADSingapore

Dec 2015 – “What The Future Holds For Civilian Drones: Garuda Robotics”, e27

Nov 2015 – “Ong Jiin Joo of Garuda Robotics”, Audioboom

Oct 2015 – “Drone delivery a milestone for SingPost, but what next?”, Digital News Asia

Jul 2015 – “Garuda Robotics Out to Derive Insights From Drone Feeds”, Digital News Asia

Jul 2015 – “Drone Startups Take Flight in Asia”, The Wall Streets Journal

May 2015 – “Govt Agencies Turn to Drones to Boost Their Operations”, AsiaOne

Mar 2015 – “Game of Drones: As U.S. Dithers, Rivals Get a Head Start”, Reuters

Mar 2015 – “Drone Technology Grows – May Help Malaysian Oil Palm Plantations”, Oilseed & Grain News


Nov 2014 – “With Garuda Robotics, Drones Aren’t Killing Machines – They’re Killer Apps”, Tech in Asia

Sep 2014 – “Drones Score A Hit With Businesses”, The Business Times