Writer Of The Week

Mr Lim Teck Koon and his wife Liu I-Chun live in Taipei. Mr Lim sees writing to the Forum Page as his way of contributing to society, through sharing ideas that lead to making things better.
Mr Lim Teck Koon and his wife Liu I-Chun live in Taipei. Mr Lim sees writing to the Forum Page as his way of contributing to society, through sharing ideas that lead to making things better.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LIM TECK KOON

Who: Lim Teck Koon, 47, director in a French pharmaceutical company.

My family: Married to Liu I-Chun, a housewife and church volunteer, 45. Our beloved cat of 18 years recently died.

My home: A condominium in Taipei.

My passions: Reading, travelling and attending concerts.

I first started writing to the Forum page in...: 1999.

What I write about: I have written on a broad range of topics, such as the stigmatisation of mental health patients, tobacco control, social support for the needy, financial product promotion as well as township and community development.

Why I write: It is my way of contributing to society through the sharing of ideas and, in doing so, making things better.

I read the Forum Page because...: I can learn about the concerns of my fellow countrymen.

My wish for Singapore: That it will continue to be viable, open and vibrant.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 28, 2015, with the headline 'Writer Of The Week'. Print Edition | Subscribe