Writer Of The Week

Mr Paul Heng, who began writing to the Forum page in 2004, feels that it provides the man in the street with a platform to share his views, which is important in a country that encourages freedom of expression.
Mr Paul Heng, who began writing to the Forum page in 2004, feels that it provides the man in the street with a platform to share his views, which is important in a country that encourages freedom of expression.PHOTO: COURTESY OF PAUL HENG

Who: Paul Heng, an executive coach in his 50s.

My family: Married, with two children who are in their 20s.

My home: An apartment off Stevens Road.

My passions: Writing, taking overseas vacations to recharge and bond with my family, eating, making a difference to the lives of the less fortunate in society.

I started writing to the Forum page...: In 2004.

What I write about: Careers, outplacement, leadership, coaching, life planning, human resources and "giving back" to society.

Why I write: The Straits Times Forum provides the man in the street with a platform to share his views, and this is important in a country that encourages freedom of (responsible) expression. I would like to think that my contributions allow other readers to know more about my areas of expertise.

I read the Forum page because...: I would like to learn from fellow Straits Times readers who share their thoughts and knowledge to potentially benefit others.

My wish for Singapore: To continue to have a capable government so that future generations will be able to enjoy the benefits of being citizens of a peaceful and prosperous nation.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 12, 2015, with the headline 'Writer Of The Week'. Print Edition | Subscribe