Writer Of The Week

Mr Lau Kim Lon with his wife, Ms Lim Siew Teng, and younger daughter Hui Ping. He began writing to the Forum Page over 10 years ago, and writes mostly about transport and safety issues.
Mr Lau Kim Lon with his wife, Ms Lim Siew Teng, and younger daughter Hui Ping. He began writing to the Forum Page over 10 years ago, and writes mostly about transport and safety issues.PHOTO COURTESY OF LAU KIM LON

Who: Lau Kim Lon, 50, engineer.

My family: Married to an accounts officer, 49, with two daughters and a son.

My home: An executive flat in Yishun.

My passions: Travelling , outdoor activities and, occasionally, some writing.

I started writing to the Forum page...: Possibly more than 10 years ago.

What I write about: I mostly write about transport and safety-related issues.

Why I write: I write mostly to create and improve public awareness and to provide an alternative view on issues.

I read the Forum page because...: It provides many different views from many different people on an issue at hand.

But I have to admit that I read only those topics I am interested in.

My wish for Singapore: My wish is for Singapore to become less crowded. The increase in our population has put strain on our limited land as well as our transport system.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 13, 2015, with the headline 'Writer Of The Week'. Print Edition | Subscribe