Writer Of The Week

Mr Tan enjoys stamp collecting, playing string instruments and reading. He writes mainly on issues that affect people's daily lives, such as jobs and environmental matters.
Mr Tan enjoys stamp collecting, playing string instruments and reading. He writes mainly on issues that affect people's daily lives, such as jobs and environmental matters.PHOTO: COURTESY OF TAN KEONG BOON

Who: Tan Keong Boon, 62, a management assistant officer in an educational institution.

My family: Married with a son.

My home: An HDB apartment in Clementi.

My passions: Stamp collecting. I also enjoy playing string instruments and reading.

I started writing to the Forum page...: In 2011.

What I write about: Mainly on issues that affect our daily lives, from employment to environmental matters. Why I write: To share my views with other Forum page writers and readers.

I read the Forum page because...: There are various views and issues that concern all of us, and the Forum page is a great platform for readers, writers and the relevant authorities to interact and provide valuable feedback which can benefit everyone.

My wish for Singapore: That it can be a vibrant, peaceful and prosperous city for all to live in, and where seniors can age graciously.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 23, 2016, with the headline 'Writer Of The Week'. Print Edition | Subscribe