Writer Of The Week

Mr Ong Tiong Meng hopes that motorists will use the right type of petrol for their cars so that there will be less pollution.
Mr Ong Tiong Meng hopes that motorists will use the right type of petrol for their cars so that there will be less pollution.ST PHOTO: ALICIA CHAN

Who: Ong Tiong Meng, 72, engineer.

My family: Married, with two sons, three grandsons and two granddaughters.

My home: A semi-detached house in Coronation Road.

My passions: Playing golf and camping.

I started writing to the Forum page...: Some 20 years ago.

What I write about: Mainly on energy and transport matters.

Why I write: On energy, I am always very concerned that motorists tend to use the higher grade of petrol unnecessarily. This is more pollutive to the environment.

On transport, I am always irritated by the poor maintenance of buses, which rattle a lot.

I read the Forum page because...: I want to know what concerns Singaporeans have.

My wish for Singapore: That we do not waste food or water, and that we pollute the environment less by using the right type of petrol for our cars.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2016, with the headline 'Writer Of The Week'. Print Edition | Subscribe