Bugs Tan is an accomplished inventor in Malaysia. He has 15 national awards to his name. He received the National Innovation Award from the Prime Minister in 2007. In 2009, he was honored in India with an International Excellence Award for Innovation. In 2012 he was inducted into the Innovation Hall of Fame and made a TOKOH INOVASI by University Technology of Malaysia. Again in 2012 he received the World Inventor ORDER OF MERIT from the Korean for his illustrious achievement as an inventor.