WRITER OF THE WEEK

Jairam Amrith: Ideas to improve the Singapore experience

Mr Jairam Amrith, with his wife Shantha. He began writing to the Forum Page about 20 years ago. He hopes Singapore will remain a welcoming place, where locals and foreigners can work together to raise living standards. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF JAIRAM AM
Mr Jairam Amrith, with his wife Shantha. He began writing to the Forum Page about 20 years ago. He hopes Singapore will remain a welcoming place, where locals and foreigners can work together to raise living standards. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF JAIRAM AMRITH

WHO: Jairam Amrith, 71, retired banker.

MY FAMILY: Married to Shantha Amrith, an eye surgeon, 67, with a son, 35, and daughter, 30.

MY HOME: A condominium unit in Mount Sinai, near Holland Road.

MY HOBBIES:  Reading, travel, following cricket. 

I FIRST STARTED WRITING TO THE FORUM PAGE...: About 20 years ago.

 WHAT I WRITE ABOUT: Everyday issues, such as the transport system and the media.  

WHY I WRITE: To stay involved as a Singaporean. 

I READ THE FORUM PAGE BECAUSE...: It presents a wide variety of opinions and suggestions on how to improve the Singapore experience. 

MY WISH FOR SINGAPORE: I wish for Singapore to remain a welcoming place, where Singaporeans and foreigners can work together to forge mutually rewarding relationships and improve the standard of living.